Date(s) - 05/19/2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Ponderosa Lodge Main Ballroom
In these difficult times there is a deep desire in our community to effect change at a nation wide level. The current administration has frustrated some of us, infuriated many, and has many living in fear for their freedoms and their very lives.
With that in mind there has been a movement spreading in the larger Pagan community to bind the President’s will in an effort to see him fail, or change. At Beltania we choose not to support the binding of his will, nor the desire to see him fail. As has been stated by some, “To wish the failure of the President of the United States, is the same as wishing failure on the pilot of the plane we are all riding on”. Instead, we connect the spiritual to the political through two concepts the Earth-centered pathways often embrace: unity and balance.
Our ritual will guide us through the twin axes of thought/feeling and action/manifestation as tools for inspiration and empowerment so that we as citizens can persevere successfully through the long road ahead. Our desire is that through our sustained effort the entire current administration will see the error in their ways when it comes to religious tolerance, human dignity, and equality for all human beings and responsible caretaking of our planet and all Her creatures and resources; and we will relentlessly support replacing them with candidates who better represent us. This is ritual; this is performance art; this is political activism!
Bring a tiny stub of an orange candle if you wish; Cheetos and short carrots are also welcomed as are any other symbols of what you wish to overcome. Feel free to also bring symbols of what you’re fighting for: Earth-shaped images, LGBT symbols; a paycheck, a medical insurance card, pictures of people of different colors or creeds, etc.
This ceremony is led by Rev. Joy Burton
Joy Burton is a minister, priestess, teacher, and community organizer. She passionately focuses on service toward the Earth and our community. She is the founder and Executive Director of Living Earth and Beltania, and one of the co-creators and teachers of the Living Earth tradition of modern Paganism. www.joyburton.com and www.livingearthcolorado.org
Bookings are closed for this event.