Archive for October, 2006

Samhain with children

[editor’s note, by PoliSigh] here’s another excellent diary for today!

Some dear friends asked me to work up a ceremony that would be suitable for their kids (2.5 and 4) to join us. We decided to focus on the “end of harvest” aspects of the season rather than the ancestor night/day of the dead stuff. Here’s what I came up with.

This is a very condensed version of my usual druidic ritual format, and was done sitting around a low table. The full ritual has been posted here a few times, and depending on how things go I may post it tomorrow.

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Spells for Democracy, Oct. 24

Two weeks and three Tuesdays to go :-).

From Views from the Cyberhenge:

Tomorrow’s (10/24) Spell for Democracy

Our original list of 13 spells for 13 Tuesdays has tomorrow’s spell being, “Set up an energy matrix on the astral around all polling places to ensure fairness.” This is a spell that all American Pagans should be willing to participate in, considering the many justified fears about voting machine errors (or hacking), renegade partisans trying to suppress voting among particular population groups, badly trained electoral volunteers, lack of translators for voters needing them, and other threats to a completely fair and honest election.

Everyone in our Spells for Democracy e-group has his or her own way of working magic, but here’s a suggestion for one way that might be effective:

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How I came to paganism (and how did you? :-)

Since it’s been a while since we’ve had this kind of conversation, and there’s a lot of new (or new-ish) faces around, and since it’s a reflective time of year, I thought this might be a nice place for we pagans/heathens/whatever you want to call it to tell a bit of our stories.

And also, for our Christian and other fellow prophets to get a glimpse into the rich tapestries woven by our many and varied threads :-).

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Spells for Democracy: Release the salamanders!

I don’t know if I mentioned this before, but a while back I saw a post about Spells for Democracy on Isaac Bonewits’ blog. At first I didn’t put too much attention on it, then on 9/26 we did that week’s spell:

(09/26) Klutzokinesis spell on opposition candidates, political party spin- masters to make them accidentally speak truth in public

A few days later, the Foley story broke. We couldn’t help but notice the timing.

More below the fold…

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