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Tuesday, October 10th, 2006

Subject:The future of this comm
Posted by:swisscelt.
Time:7:42 am.
It has come to my attention that ohiopagans is back up and running. This, along with my recent relocation away from Ohio, is making me question both the utility of this comm and my role in it. So, let me take a little straw poll:

How many of you think this community should continue as it has been?

How many think this comm should continue, but with a different moderator(s)?

How many think this comm should be disbanded?

Feel free to cast your vote by commenting to this entry.
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Tuesday, July 4th, 2006

Subject:I am looking for two things...
Posted by:scarletwildfire.
Time:10:36 am.
Anyone going to Siruis Rising at Brushwood this year?  It's in a week for those that don't know.  I'm always looking to meet new people.

Also, I am looking for pagans in NE Ohio... more specifically within 25 miles (or so) from Middlefield.  Don't laugh. :)  I just got hired at a company based in Middlefield and am attempting to look around the greater area for a place to live .  Except, like most of us pagan-y types, I need more than just a house... I need community.  some kinda of culture, and a coffeehouse.  So I was wondering if anything in the general vicinity qualifies in the slightest.  I have lived in and around Akron all my life and although I have already been doing it for 4 months, 50 miles is just too far to drive to work everyday.

Thanks for any info.
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Wednesday, May 24th, 2006

Posted by:gothic_oreo.
Time:10:39 am.
Has anybody been to any of the large moundworks in the state? I had a chance to go to the Great Circle mound in Heath a few weeks back, and it was interesting. It definitely seemed to be a highly charged environment. Also, the two people I was with and myself all would hear something behind us take a step or two, but we would turn around and there would be nothing there (this was while we were 50+ yards apart).

Any interesting observations or experiences at these places?
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Thursday, December 1st, 2005

Posted by:mistressmelissa.
Time:8:17 pm.
I would like to compile a list of various drugs and their usefulness for spiritual purposes. If anyone has any experiences or thoughts about the subject it would be greatly appreciated. I'm looking for specifics, like what kind of spiritual activity you used the drug for and how it effected the activity. Or any kind of history related to the subject.

Thanks in advance :)
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Tuesday, October 18th, 2005

Subject:Pagan / Occult Music
Posted by:kushinada.
Time:8:51 am.
Mood: curious.
Pagan / Occult MusicCollapse )

Yep! This was cross-posted to celticpagans, pagan, and of course, my own journal.
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Thursday, October 6th, 2005

Posted by:kushinada.
Time:6:10 am.
Mood: excited.
Has anyone heard of The Sisterhood of Avalon?
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Wednesday, October 5th, 2005

Subject:Syncretic versus Eclectic
Posted by:mzwyndi.
Time:11:12 am.
There was a post a while back about being someone being syncretic.

I know I use the term, but I don't believe it's a commonly understood one. Maybe we could unpack what we, in this community, mean by the word.

And, just to get the ball rolling, here's my thoughts on the subject:

I view syncretic as being a particular approach to the worship of the gods. It has elements, at times, of universalism. It allows cultural borrowing and overlap, much like the Romans did with egyptian and greek elements. There seems to be an underlying "all gods are one god, all goddesses are one goddess" component to most syncretic practices with which I've been familiar.

This, to me, is a contrast with eclectic, which is an intentional use of disharmonious or unlike elements to create a new whole, like making a collage. Repurposing elements so that they form a new texture, an interesting symbolic statement, and so forth.

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Tuesday, October 4th, 2005

Subject:Community Cohesiveness?
Posted by:gothic_oreo.
Time:10:33 am.
Should the pagan comunity be more cohesive? Less? Just right?

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Subject:Finding Groups / Covens in your area
Posted by:kushinada.
Time:8:04 am.
Has anyone else found it particularly difficult to find groups/covens in Ohio (specifically Cincinnati area)?
I have looked over the years and the only one remotely close enough would be the group that ocean_star created.

Even when I do find a group, I get very nervous about joining or attending the meetings because of whatever subconscious social issues I have. Then I wind up not going at all and I feel horrible about it.
I have had more negative interaction with like-minded people than good in the Cincinnati area so I find it hard to 'get over myself' and just go.

I guess I just keep hoping that I will cross paths with that one person who I will feel instantly comfortable with and will share with me all of the things and connections I am missing out on.

I think I just went of on a tanget.... Sorry. Hope that makes sense to someone. =)
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Friday, September 30th, 2005

Subject:Ohio Listed an Island of Ignorance
Posted by:gothic_oreo.
Time:10:15 am.
Details here

This got me thinking. You don't see any Pagans in the Intelligent Design crowd, and it is a pretty transparebt attempt by Christian Fundementalists to get creationism into the classroom. As those of a non-Christian faiths, what are our responsibilities here? Personally, I do not think this has any place in a science class. I could give it a philosophy or religion class, but never science. Do you agree? Disagree? Do not care?
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Wednesday, September 28th, 2005

Subject:Places of power
Posted by:gothic_oreo.
Time:12:51 pm.
So, just out of curiosity, what are peoplse thoughts on Ohio's places of power or sacred places.

The entire state is crisscrossed with mounds, from effigy mounds and circle mounds to burial mounds. There is even evidence of Toltec-like "Spirit roads", the most noteable running from Newark to Chillicothe.

However, you never see these remarkable places mentioned in pagan writings. What opinions and/or experiences do you all have with these places? Do not limit yourself to mounds either, a particularly remarkable glen or knoll deserves mention as well.
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Subject:Upcoming events
Posted by:swisscelt.
Time:12:59 pm.
The following are some upcoming events in and around Ohio:

Click here for calendarCollapse )

Have an upcoming event? Let us know! This will be a periodic posting.
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Subject:Oh dear gods no!
Posted by:gothic_oreo.
Time:12:37 pm.
I just got this as spam:


I just got off the phone with Giancarlo and he was telling me about his new book
about getting what (and who) you want with the power of Witchcraft.

Yes, I said Witchcraft.

But not the bad kind?a helpful, spiritual sort of thing.

Anyway, he told me about the amount of copies he was selling on a daily basis and
(after my jaw absolutely dropped) I was convinced we are in the
middle of a 'magic revolution'

He doesn?t know how long he can offer this book, so I wanted to make sure you had
your chance to read it before it?s gone, I am SURE you will love it :-)

Click here now.


Just what we need, pagan author spam!
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Tuesday, September 27th, 2005

Subject:Elysium Gathering...
Posted by:athanasios.
Time:8:50 am.
Elysium Review by John Michael Greer.


Elysium 2005

For the third time in as many years, Mouse and I traveled east to the green hills of western Ohio for Elysium, the autumn festival sponsored by AODA's Three Roads Community Grove. This year's Elysium added an additional day and ran from the afternoon of Thursday, September 15 to lunchtime on Sunday, September 18. Camp Clifton, an old 4-H camp not far from Yellow Springs, OH, was once again the venue, and plenty of familiar faces from Three Roads and the wider Pagan and occult communities made the festival feel like a homecoming for us.

The keynote of this year's festival, though, was diversity. From drumming and dancing to scholarly papers, from Celtic soul retrieval to Chinese qigong and martial arts, from the spiritual implications of meteorology to recipes for cooking with mead, and much more, the festival schedule was crowded with a wildly diverse mix of perspectives and practices. The opening and closing rituals followed the traditional AODA grove ritual format, and the main ritual on Saturday also drew on AODA ritual formulae, but other ceremonies at the festival ranged from traditional Roman offerings to Pomona and Minerva on Saturday morning to a Shiva and Durga Puja performed by Snakes Rising on Saturday night.

The offerings spilled over the conventional boundaries separating Pagan traditions from other branches of the alternative spiritual scene as well. It's not every Druid festival that features the consecration of an independent Catholic bishop, but those who were awake early Sunday morning got to watch the traditional ceremony as Father Jason Spadafore was consecrated by Bishops John Plummer and David Kling. Jason, a rising star in the field of Christian occultism, commented several times about how welcome the other attendees made him feel; he plans on returning next year and teaching a workshop. Other workshops breaking barriers this year included two by special guest John Plummer, on Christo-Paganism as a sacramental synthesis and on initiation on the Tree of Life; a survey of Sophian Gnosticism; and a class on JeWitchery, a tradition fusing Wicca and Judaism.

Bright memories from this year's festival include the spectacular candlelight labyrinth on the gaming field on Saturday night, like a galaxy of light on the moonlit grass; firespinning by the Clan of Pyros; birds appearing on cue to bless the inauguration of Q. Caecilius Metellus as a pontifex in Nova Roma, a Roman Reconstructionist tradition; and, as always, the warmth and enthusiasm of grove members and attendees alike.

Plan on being there for next year's Elysium. I certainly will.
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