This 8-week class will introduce participants to Modern Paganism, as observed and practiced in America by Neo-Pagans and Modern Wiccans, Witches and other Earth-based spirituality centered groups. Many members of the Sacred Bridges CUUPs group will be available to share experiences and guide new students through the coursework, where we will learn about the Big Tent of Paganism, and the spiritual and religious practices found within and around it.
Earth-centered religions form the sixth source of spirituality recognized by the Unitarian Universalist Association. The class will be a mixture of lecture, discussion, journaling, guided meditations and other activities. Topics covered include the earth-centered sacred year, Pagan perceptions of the Divine and attitudes towards belief, Pagan holidays and worship styles, what “magick” is and how it works, and ethics in Pagan community. This course will also give students a taste of the kind of self-inquiry Pagans encounter in their studies of Paganism, as well as offer tools to help students identify their personal values and goals.
All who are interested in understanding Earth-based spiritualities and exploring their own beliefs are welcome. This class will meet on Monday nights from 6:30 to 8:30 pm beginning Monday, March 25th and will end on Monday, May 20th. For more information, contact Andrea LeMeuse or Susan Jellinger or contact the Sacred Bridges CUUPs group at First Unitarian Church.