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”. However, we can pray and send out energy for change.
So instead we will be doing a ritual for peace, unity, and a more responsible administration. We will seek to replace hate with understanding, ignorance with communication. We will push to change fear into compassion, and recklessness with reason. Our hope is that the entire current administration will begin to gradually see the error in their ways when it comes to religious tolerance, human dignity, and equality for all human beings. We welcome you to join us on (day) of the festival at (time) to help send energy to this purpose. This is ritual; this is performance art; this is political activism!
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