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Jun. 8th, 2008 @ 11:54 am Publication update
The magazine I'm planning on releasing (hereafter called The Urn) has been delayed due to my laptop deciding it was a good time to die last month. Getting my replacement set up to do the necessary layout work is taking so long that the odds I'll hit the June 21 publication date are vanishingly small.

However, what this means to anyone who intended to contribute but missed the deadline is that you still can (the contributions are resting comfortably on a different computer that I can't do the layout on, so what I have received so far is safe).

I'm going to call July 1 my drop-dead for getting things set up so I can work on the magazine. If I don't have what I need by then, I'm going to admit defeat. No point having folks' work sit and wait if they can get it printed elsewhere.
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Actions to Consequences
Apr. 30th, 2008 @ 03:36 pm A question I have had on my mind for a long long time.

A large worldwide disaster looms in the distance, or so experts tell us. Even without factoring in global warming the rate of consumption worldwide is increasing exponentially world wide, and with that greatly pollution and decreasing (all types) resources.  Furthermore, our ecosystems (both macro and micro) are nearing a breaking point due to human ignorance and management.  Add to that soil degradation and increasing water shortages.  All these things threaten to increase every year until we as a species reach a breaking point.  Lets then factor in global warming which threatens to if not destabilize utterly crush modern civilization as we know it (It also happens to synergies with the previously mentioned problems). Even though we are leaving a small ice age the rapid rate of warming is the true threat as the Earth is having a hard time reaching equilibrium. Let us Assume all these threats are indeed imminent and unstoppable for various reasons. Obviously this will have wide spread affects on all levels of society but specifically how do you feel your path and paganism as a whole will be affected by this.

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Apr. 26th, 2008 @ 06:51 am New Recon LJ Community
Finding your this LJ community and reading your list of specific Recon communities present on Live Journal made me realize that there wasn't one for those of us who reconstruct spiritual traditions from Mesoamerica. Thus, I just formed the Reconstructionist Traditions of mesoamerica LJ community where people can come to post information about the various religious traditions of the Mesoamerican region including the Maya, Aztec, Toltec, Zapotec, Olmec, etc. Membership is open to all who are interested, regardless of knowledge or experience.
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Apr. 20th, 2008 @ 10:06 pm Pagan_Hymnal
Hello everyone I am here to invite you to the new Livejournal community the pagan_hymnal a place to share your hymns, poetry, and other devotional writings inspired by paganism or a pagan view point.

Also Posted on Pagan and darkpaganism, sorry if you see this more than once.
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Apr. 14th, 2008 @ 02:21 am Theism type.
What kind of theist (atheist, pantheist, polytheist, ect…) are you and why? Also based upon this theistic type do you have a concept of The One? (which can be many things, for example some hard Hellenic polytheists still have a The One concept).
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Feb. 25th, 2008 @ 05:24 pm Proving our Gods
Current Location: @ Apartment
Current Mood: aggravatedaggravated
Current Music: none
Okay, after watching a few video's on atheistic rants against religious beliefs it strikes me.... We who believe in Gods have a rough time of convincing Atheists of our claims for the existence of Gods. So my question is, if you were faced with an Atheist, what evidence would you provide to them that your Gods exist? And no, unverified personal gnosis usually does not count as proof of the exisistance of any Gods.
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Feb. 23rd, 2008 @ 06:58 pm A few questions...sorry for the cross-posting
I'm getting married in about a year and a half (Oct. 3, 2009 is the target date--October is a meaningful month, and it's a Saturday, and it falls on the first day of the full moon cycle), and we've...started...planning. I'm kind of at an impasse at the moment, until he gives me a list of his family, and we have numbers and can figure out what we need for venue and such.

So...while I can't do much of anything else, I thought it would be a good time to start working on this other part of things. Neither of us are interested in doing a religious ceremony (he's spiritual, but not religious, and I'm Hellenic polytheist), but I do want to do preparations and sacrifices and such appropriate to my religion on my own the eve/night before the wedding. I've read places about sacrifices to Zeus and Hera, obviously, and Artemis, and Hestia, and Aphrodite, but I'm wondering if any actual outlines of such rituals and prayers have made their way into our community. I'm not very good or eloquent when it comes to writing things like this, so I was hoping for some guidance and ideas, perhaps? Also, those are obvious gods to pray and give offerings to for such an event, but are there others that I'm not thinking of? And again, I don't even know where to begin, really. And, just an FYI, anything involving child-bearing is unnecessary, as neither of us are interested in children...though still welcome, as I'm sure there are others who would be interested in this also.

So...thank you very much in advance for anything any of you may be able to help/provide.
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Dec. 29th, 2007 @ 01:55 am Seattle Area CR gathering, first three months schedule
I spoke with Robert this evening about setting up a once a month gathering at Edge of the Circle. After looking at the calendar, I've scheduled the following dates:

Second Monday of the month, 7-9pm:

January 14
February 11
March 10

The January meeting will be a discussion of what our goals and interests are as CRs who wish to learn and work together. I'd like to suggest that folks either get a copy of the CR FAQ (if you weren't one of the folks who actually helped compose it) or download it to read over as we work through some of our planning for the subsequent sessions.

I talked to Robert to see if he could get copies, but because the book is not available to him at a wholesale discount, he's not able to carry the book. Getting it directly from the CR FAQ website rather than Amazon.com or other online bookshop will guarantee that all profits go to Gaelic language charities rather than merchants.

If anyone has questions or thoughts, please drop me a line at inisglas (at) seanet (d0t) com. Please feel free to bring anyone who's interested, whether they are CR or not. Other reconstructionists are always welcome, but the focus of the group is on Celtic Reconstructionist Paganism.
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Inis Man
Oct. 27th, 2007 @ 12:39 am Paganism & Wikipedia
How many of you visit Wikipedia articles?

How many of you regularly edit Wikipedia articles?

Why edit Wikipedia articles?

Do a search for anything and, most likely, one of your top results is going to be the Wikipedia article on that subject. That means millions of people every day find these articles and they tend to be the first source people turn to on the internet for a subject.
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Oct. 18th, 2007 @ 02:49 pm I Stand with Tara - Samhain Ritual
Current Location: taigh na h-aibhne
Current Mood: accomplished
Current Music: song for teamhair - Liam et al
On Samhain night, Oct. 31 2007, people all over the world will be uniting in a ritual to help protect and preserve one of the most sacred sites in Ireland, and indeed the world: The Hill of Tara and the surrounding Skryne Valley, in County Meath, Ireland.

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cross-posted to caitriona_nnc, paganacht, and a handful of other places. feel free to re-post this message and link to the ritual on the website
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At the standing stones