Dragon Clan Cardiff will be hosting a Spring Equinox Gathering/Ritual on Saturday 23rd March 2013. For more details email email@example.com.
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A very merry Yuletide and happy Solstice to all!
We’ve arranged a social meeting on Tuesday 11th December at 10:30am, for which we’ve been offered a free venue at the Lightship in Cardiff Bay. As it’s a boat, we do have accessibility issues.
At the social, we’ll be taking opportunities to talk and get to know people, plus looking at ways to get involved in wider projects. One thing we’ll do is start mapping some of the social action projects undertaken by faith groups around the city, which might range from drop-in coffee mornings to providing furniture to newly-homed families. Please would whoever wants to come from a pagan background have a think about any activities that might fit under this? It’s fine if there aren’t any examples – please don’t feel excluded by this activity.
This is a meeting open to those who attend the Coffee-n-Craft Coffee Mornings and members of Cardiff Theosophical Society. It is aimed at Solitaries who wish to explore their path with a little support from like minded friends.
The next meeting is on Monday 10th December at 6pm in Cardiff Theological Society building, 106 Newport Road, Cardiff. Doors close at 6:30 so please arrive promptly.
Our first workshop is at 7pm delivered by Cara from Crystal Arts and Health – please bring a crystal if you have one. This will be followed by tea and coffee and our next seminar which will be a discussion on the traditions of the Winter Solstice led by Midnight.
Please bring cake if you want to! There is a mini secret santa but its not compulsory.
See you all on Monday!
This seems to be the biggest question on everyone’s lips. So lets attempt to put some meat on the bone. The dictionary deffinition is any faith/belief/religion that is not one of the 7 major religions. OK, well that’s fairly self explanatory as far as it goes.
But that includes faiths/beliefs/religions that may not be considered to fit what ‘pagans’ consider to be ‘pagan’.
OK, somehow ‘pagan’ has become the term used by just about everyone to define those of us who may be Wiccan, Shamanic, Druids, Heathans, and many other paths. If anyone knows how this came about please reply to this post and enlighten us.
I’ve used a definition on this board to try and include as many ‘pagan’s’ as possible in Cardiff because a Chaos Mage or Techno Mage or Hedgewitch or Occultist may not consider themselves to be pagan but will come under the umbrella term of ‘pagan’ for the sake of dealing with those in authority in ways that they understand.
And than there is the real work of actually putting a definition to this term that We are happy with.
So, suggestions welcome. And don’t get hissy with me, the world is what it is and we have to move with the flow if we want to be taken seriously. The opinions expressed here are not necessarily mine.
Is anyone aware of the following?
Has anyone had a look at it, and if so, would any part of it have an impact on our lifestyle/faith/religious practice as ‘Pagans’? I’m still trying to wade through it so any pointers or summeries would be helpful!
Happy Birthday H! Hope you had a fab day. What with birthdays and parties it was a quiet one this month but T-A will be holding her workshop on crystals and angels in Feb and giving us a meditation in Jan so there’s plenty to be getting on with.
Don’t forget our meeting next month is at the later time of 10am, thats regular now, and will be on 15th Dec. We may even have a Secret Santa (item value not to exceed £1)!!! Watch this space.
Love and light
Recently I was involved in some research into religion and faith in the UK and Cardiff was one of the areas surveyed. I attended a symposium in Cardiff and it became apparant that there are two groups in Cardiff (Inter Faith and Cardiff Third Sector Council) that are influencing policy in our city, from which we, as ‘pagans’, are excluded. Here I am talking specifically about things that affect ‘pagans’, like being able to perform our rituals in public without harrassment or being able to be pagan and proud without being referred to as a ‘goth’ or laughed at behind our backs.
Before you all start, yes, I know, lots of us are in all different kinds of groups that deal with Cardiff Council and WAG but, there is no one ‘pagan’ voice.
And by ‘pagan’ I mean anyone whose religion or faith may vaguely be included in the blanket term – it by no means defines us all but it is the accepted term at present weather we like it or not.
So, rant nearly over, I tried to join those two groups I mentioned. And, guess what, only groups can join. Bummer. After chatting with a few friends of mine I decided that something needed to be done and so I’m in the process of setting up a small charity to be a group that can join those two groups and work towards a common understanding and bettter relationships between us all. After all, that’s what we all want, to live our lives in peace without people having a go at us because of what we believe.
So, if you know anyone who’s ‘pagan’ and lives in Cardiff and wants to be part of our voice, either respond to this or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you don’t want your details recorded they won’t be but you can still have a say in any issues that come up. We have a chair and secreatary but we are still looking for a treasurer.