||[Dec. 15th, 2008|03:21 pm]
Next Sunday is the Solstice, lot to do to be ready for that! So, without further delay...|
Announcing the atheist coven! This is the brainchild of myself and magikmama. She is more than welcome to refine, contradict, or otherwise disagree with any of the below, as is anyone else! Anyway, here's the idea!
Lot's of us have gotten into magick, ritual, witchcraft, mysticism, etc. because we wanted to better understand spiritual experiences. We wanted to know God, ourselves, the meaning of life. Along the way, many of us have found that we don't quite believe in God or even believe in the supernatural. We're not atheists in the normal sense, because we didn't come at this with some sort of grudge against religion. We like the ritual, the feeling of deep significance and connection. Perhaps in a way like how adults still enjoy santa, we still enjoy religion. That is what this coven is about, religion and ritual without the necessity to believe in absurd things. It is a coven to have fun with being a coven and not get hung up on metaphysical whatnot. We'll do whatever feels right, basically making religion what it should have been all along.
So, who's in?
I'd like to get something together for the Solstice this Sunday. That doesn't leave much time. We need a space, a time and some sort of plan. I'll offer my house as the space if a better one isn't available, but Joliet as a location kinda sucks and the house isn't really set for guests... We need to figure out which deities will be invited. I'll start by nominating Maat/Themis and Eris (never make the mistake of not inviting Eris to your party!) Other suggestions are some sort of dying god figure, Osiris maybe, and I'm always a fan of Horus. Bast is a favorite, as is Babylon (but what kind of party do we want this to be?!) Nuit is ever present as is Hadit, so we don't need to speak of them... anyway, who'd you want to mention? What sort of ritual would you propose?