Imbolg or Imbolc is our next upcoming ritual. It’s all about letting the Goddess Brighid into our homes and heart and helping us protect them for the coming year. She is the Goddess of Flame, Forge and Spring and brings many gifts for us.
This will be a very intimate ritual so please pay your dues so you can come. If you have guests then please clear them with an officer BEFORE the ritual. All participants please dress in nice blue clothing. Women please wear skirts/dresses if possible.
Potluck sign up
Link to facebook event
Come let us get to know you! We’ll cover a few paganism basics and engage attendees in some activities to help us all get to know each other as well as introduce new members!
Think about what brings you to paganism, your background, and what you might want to share about your life before the meeting. Hope to see you all there!
Details [Also on our Calendar]
Date: Monday, 30 January 2012
Location: Library 154
Come partake of some fine coffee [or tea] and crepes at the Citrus and Sage cafe! We usually just hold sacred BS time, but we can answer questions, talk about books or resources, and more!
Date: Saturday, 28 January 2012
Location: 130 N 100 E
I’ll kick off our “I’m a pagan because…” series with a little introduction on myself. I am a pantheist — you can see a bit more about just what that is here, and here.
The reason in a nutshell is logic. I was raised in an LDS church environment, but none of it ever made sense to me. I thought that we didn’t use “the lord’s” name in vain because that was the same method to start a prayer and he would be offended to get a prank call if we just kept saying his name all the time. It all had to make real and logical sense for me here in this world. And if it didn’t, why was I granted such a logical mind and why did I have to believe in something that didn’t make sense, didn’t make me feel better about myself, and didn’t seem to help me out in my day to day life?
Another aspect, as many individuals are already aware, is that I am transgender. The cognitive dissonance [or confusion] I continually felt while growing up added greatly into the reasoning for becoming pantheist. Why would a god make a mistake? Why would he make it so difficult for me to be at peace within my own body? Did other people feel the same way? I felt that a true, ordered, sane, and just universe [which I believe is possible] would never do that.
My final reasoning was that we had discovered so much about the world around us, and that most of our theories either worked out or were at least partially correct and that we could continue to embrace this aspect of existence in order to more accurately describe and understand our world. Why would I embrace a religion that denied my right to education on all aspects of life — not just the select few that benefited some rich old white guys while exempted all others from an equal share.
There are more details that could be shared, but I am keeping this post brief. Let’s open it up for discussion. Send in your reasons for becoming pantheist, pagan, wiccan, etc. We’d love to spotlight you in our group on the blog.
Contact usupagans at gmail dot com to submit your story!
We have Club Rush this week put on by ASUSU so that new and returning students can come see what clubs are available.
This is a chance for you to come out and say hi, as well as help advertise the Pagan Alliance to students on-campus. If you would like to volunteer at the booth please sign up on the document I’ll link to below.
Date: 26 January 2012
Time: 10am – 2pm
Location: Taggart Student Center 2nd Floor Lounges
For volunteering we need 2-3 members at the table at all times. We will have a ‘toss-the-toad’ game and give out candy. If you aren’t sure about helping out, please do! We have a FAQs page to help you out on some of the random questions people might ask.
Sign up! Volunteer Doc Here.
Brighid is the goddess of smithwork, fire, home, hearth, and wellsprings. Officers will speak on Brighid’s aspect, history, and worship in preparation for Imbolg.
Date: Monday, 23 January 2012
Location: USU Merrill-Caizer Library [Room 154? if we can't get this room we will have someone meet everyone in the lobby and guide you to where we will be]
Kassie will be hosting a class on meditation for us. She will also speak on basic principles. If you need any help getting started on meditation this is the class for you!
Details [Also available on Calendar]
Date: Monday, 16 January 2012
Location: Kassie’s House
We’ll be watching the Golden Compass [it has witches, it counts!] this Saturday at a member’s house. We want to thank Dano for hosting movie night!
Bring snacks, popcorn, or whatnot and get ready to enjoy a great movie!
Date: Saturday, 14 January 2012
Time: 8:30 – 10:00pm
Place: Dano’s House which is at 645 E 900 N Apt #5 Brooklane Apartments
Our wonderful adviser, Dr. Bonnie Glass-Coffin is speaking on Women and Spirituality today in the Merrill-Cazier Library room 154 from 3 – 4pm.
See the Calendar for more info!
When:Monday, 9 January 2012
Time: 20:30 until 21:30
Where:Kassie’s, 440 s 100 e apt 2 (pirate sign), Logan, Utah
Park on the street please or in the covered parking on the south side of the lot, next to the river. Isaac will be leading this full moon and cake/cookies and juice are provided.