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Apr. 25th, 2011


Hello! It's been far too long, so I thought I would blog a bit, here.

Friday, April 22 I fared down to Delaware to do a ritual/booksigning and then spend a weekend with my friends at the Seelie Court. I gave my presentat ion at Bell, Book, and Candle; their website is here: http://www.bellbookandcandle.biz/index.php?pr=Home_Page

I have to say that Bell, Book, and Candle is a great shop - nicely organized and with a ritual room, but that's not what I'm really talking about. Friendly, community-aware, open and welcoming...there's something about those pagan shop-owners. Sincerely, most pagan shops I do presentations at are business-modelled the same way - individualized customer service, a willingness to share, and a sort of sascral friendliness that puts people at ease.

The ritual went well - I can tell from the people who said thank-you and let me know it worked for them :) Rather than blot or sumble, this was a guided meditation based on galdring the runes of Freyja's name (fehu, raidho, ehwaz, jera, ansuz). It's much more experiential and personal, which is the point - to create and/or strengthen the relationships between Freyja and the attendees. As I told them - I'm the facilitator. My job is to introduce you to one another and then get the heck out of the way. Anyhow, this is the second time I've done this ritual, and the first time I've done it in a smaller, more intimate group setting. Thank YOU all for coming and being a part of the process - couldn't have done it without you.

As for the weekend---right place, right time. I did not participate in the sweat for personal reasons, but instead played House Elf with Denise. Can't speak about sweat as I was on the outside, and won't say much about what happended on the outside, either. The one insight I had was something I had to remind myself - I have plenty of tools in my personal toolkit, and can still pull 'em out when needed. I needed that lesson, so again - right place, right time.

As always, Seelie Court is astounding. Those gentlemen rock the house, and it is fantastic to be on land that is kept by those who understand the land and keep it sacred. Walking the land lifts a weight off your shoulders that you really didn't realize you even had, if that makes sense as an analogy. Personal and special thank-you's to Jim, Mike, Jim and Ivo for their foresight and continuing work on the land as well as for welcoming me.

They are working steadily on the New Alexandrian Library project. Information can be found here: http://www.sacredwheel.org/nal.html If you're looking to supopost something with donations, I highly recommend this project. They're about one permit from breaking gound for the building!

Last pagan-y footnote - the weather at Seelie on Saturday cleared up to sunshine, then on Sunday was unbelievably awesome - high sun, temps in the 80's. Now, checking the weather forecast, it was raining from New Jersey on up to Connecticut. Except that, as I drove, the sun came with me - I got home and, quite literally, it began raining within the half hour. So sudden and unexpected good weather while driving - thank you, You Know Who You Are.

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willowwolfe
Apr. 25th, 2011 07:23 pm (UTC)
thanks to you and The Lady
I am SO glad another group got to experience the beauty of your Freya Meditation! I was blessed to be at the one at PantheaCon and it was an amazing and touching journey to be SO touched by Her! Thank you Patty Thank you! For all you do and all you are!
Michele
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