Workshop 21: Neo-Paganism: The Sacredness of Creation

Workshop 21: Neo-Paganism: The Sacredness of Creation
Workshop 21: Neo-Paganism: The Sacredness of Creation

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  • When one defines oneself as Pagan, it means [they] follow[s] an earth or nature religion, one that sees the divine manifest in all creation...
  • Spend time communing with nature to prepare for today's workshop. Is there a place outdoors that helps you feel renewed and strong? Go to...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers, and tape Leader Resource 1, On the Altar Drawing paper and pencils, pens, and/or color markers...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice, candle, lighter or LED/battery-operated candle Newsprint, markers, and tape Leader Resource 2, Paganism...
  • Materials for Activity Handout 1, Pagan Beliefs? Pencils and red pens Newsprint with questions about Paganism generated in Opening)...
  • Description of Activity Share background about the Wiccan religion, in these words or your own: Gerald Gardner, an Englishman, is often...
  • Materials for Activity Apples for all participants Knives Preparation for Activity Gather a few knives for youth to share. Knives only need...
  • Materials for Activity Story, " The Goddess and the God " Leader Resource 3, Wheel of the Year Handout 2, Lyrics – Chant for the Seasons...
  • Materials for Activity Handout 3, Neo-Paganism and Wicca Fact Sheet Preparation for Activity Copy Handout 3 for all participants...
  • Materials for Activity Religions Time Line (Workshop 1) Sticky notes and fine-point markers World map or globe Preparation for Activity...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice, candle, and lighter or LED/battery-operated candle Taking It Home handout Optional: Newsprint, markers, and...
  • Review today's workshop with your co-leader. Did the participants engage the subject with respect? Did they accept Paganism as a true...
  • Materials for Activity Optional: Copies of Singing the Living Tradition , the Unitarian Universalist hymnbook or copies of Handout 2,...
  • Preparation for Activity If your congregation has a CUUPS (Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans) chapter, contact that group. Tell...
  • Materials for Activity Leader Resource 4, Celtic Tree Art Art paper and other materials, such as pencils and color pencils, markers, and...
  • When one defines oneself as Pagan, it means she or he follows an earth or nature religion, one that sees the divine manifest in all...
  • The Catanna website published by Catresea Ann Canivan was a source for this story and offers deep information about Paganism. Come with me...
  • Circle in red the beliefs that are commonly held among most Pagan sects. Circle in pencil beliefs held by some sects, though not...
  • Hymn 78 in Singing the Living Tradition; words by Mark Belletini; musical arrangement by Grace Lewis McLauren. Summertime has turned the...
  • Emerged: Neo Paganism is based on what is assumed to be ancient, indigenous religions, but modern day Wicca is dated as beginning in 1959...
  • Chalice Candles Altar cloth Water Cell phone Hymnbook Bowl of soil Incense Photographs of family and friends Feather Money Photographs of...
  • "Pagan" comes from the Latin word "paganus." Its original meaning is not clear. One way to translate it is to mean "outsider." It appears...
  • Printing This Handout Download a high-resolution copy of this Handout (PDF) for printing.
  • Printing This Handout Download a high-resolution copy of this Handout (PDF) for printing.
  • The Witches' Voice is a Pagan news and networking site, a resource for finding local Pagan groups. A nice site for basic information is A...

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