Jan. 31st, 2009

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I hadn't known this was happening: A ritual to animate the spirit of democracy, involving Pagans from all over the country. It took place at the Jefferson memorial.

I watched the first video at the link above. I particularly liked Caroline Casey (who reminded me a bit of [livejournal.com profile] foxgrrl age-progressed about 30 years). I agree with a lot of what she had to say about being a practical mystic. "I reject any religion that fails to improve the life of your cat or dog." She wore an outlandish Hat. Not as good as Aretha's Hat, but close. A fierce looking African-American woman spoke in the delightfully rabble-rousing style of a Southern Baptist preacher (which worked surprisingly well for progressive messages). I recognized a lot of faces from when I used to attend events organized by the more active local Pagans. Some parts of the ritual were a bit dissonant with me, as is always the case when a large, inclusive ritual occurs, but for the most part I'm glad it happened. Orion was there and gave a short blessing.

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