We will be honoring Hekate in a Hellenic Style this Friday, gathering at 6:00. Please arrive at the IMC (the old post office in downtown Urbana) before 6:20.
At autumn-time, the earth is in transition. The light of the year wanes, the air grows cold, and we walk into the dark.
Join CUPagan on Friday, November 16th at 6:00PM (doors closed and locked at 6:20PM) at the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center (202 South Broadway #100 in Urbana) for a Hellenic-style ritual in honor of Hekate, Greek goddess of the night, transitions, crossroads, and the underworld. As a part of the ritual, we will pour libations, offer ancient and modern hymns, and burn sacred herbs, oils, and incense in exchange for Her blessings.
Questions about CUPagan, Hellenic ritual, or the goddess Hekate may be directed to Tamilia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks and we hope to see you on November 16th. Hail Hekate!
- When: Friday, 11 November, at 6pm. (Please be on time. The doors will be locked at 6:15)
- Where: Ian Phanes’ apartment*
- What: This will be a fairly traditional full moon ritual, including a lunar meditation and magical work. ContraryWise Craft synthesizes influences from Trad Wicca, Feri Craft, and many other sources.
- Attire: Feel free to wear street clothes or ritual attire.
- Ritual team: Ian, Josh, Melissa, and Tamilia
- Greeter: Dash
- Afters: We usually go someplace for food and socializing after ritual. Please join us if you have time.
* If you don’t know where Ian lives, please email him at email@example.com for address and directions. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact anyone on the ritual team.
Last month, CUPagan held our first ritual, focusing on the Elements. We’ve come up with a general idea for our next ritual, but we would like to have other people involved as we move forward. Inspired by some of the feedback we heard after the first ritual, we are thinking of creating a full moon esbat, with a focus on raising energy. Yes, that’s awfully vague, but that’s intentional so that others can help shape this. Please join us as we create this ritual together. We are currently planning to hold the ritual on Friday evening, 9 September 2011, but that is not carved in stone. We will hold our first planning meeting in early July, using the CUPagan mailing list to schedule meetings.
We are particularly hoping to involve more people with non-Wiccanate ritual experience. Please help us make CUPagan truly welcoming for all modern pagans. Also, you don’t need to be involved in ritual planning or ritual roles to be involved with CUPagan–we need people to make or distribute flyers, move chairs, greet people at the door, and anything else you can offer.
Please feel free to forward this announcement on to any individual or list that would like to see it.
The CUPagan Team
We’re pleased to announce that a group of us have written our first ritual to be performed as a part of the CU Pagan ritual group. It will be held on Friday May 13th at 9 PM. It will be primarily focused on balancing elemental energies within ourselves and was designed to be an easy to understand and perform for a variety of group sizes. If you’re interested in attending, the easiest thing to do is meet us at Pagans Night Out, taking place from 7 PM until 9 PM at the Espresso Royale in Urbana on Oregon street. We meet on the second floor in the back of the cafe if you haven’t joined us for PNO in the past.
Welcome to CUPagan.com. This site is currently under development, so please keep tabs on us over the next weeks and months and we might very well be far more exciting then than we are now.
When complete, this site will be the place to go for information about a new ritual group spawned from the minds of those who regularly (or in the case of this author, irregularly) attend the Pagans Night Out, a once monthly social gathering of Pagans. In the past, rituals have been held by the group whenever their monthly meeting on the 13th of a month also occurred on a Friday. However, more recently we’ve decided that we’d like to try more regular celebrations considering how enjoyable we’ve found those that have taken place in the past.
If you’d like more information as we organize, please sign up for our mailing list. Also, we suggest those that are interested in helping to plan rituals check out Isaac Bonewits’s Neopagan Rites as a valuable resource for information and a shared starting point.