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Pagan and Earth-Centred Celebrations

Pagan or Earth-Centred celebrations are a valued component of Westwood’s eclectic spiritual practices. All are welcomed to our annual Solstice celebrations as well as events held throughout the year. See below for current plans, contact information and recent events.

Contemporary knowledge of old pagan religions comes from several sources, including anthropological field research records, the evidence of archaeological artifacts, and the historical accounts of ancient writers regarding cultures known to classical antiquity. Forms of these religions, influenced by various historical pagan beliefs of premodern Europe, exist today and are known as contemporary or modern paganism, also referred to as neopaganism (Wikipedia).

Earth-Centred Gatherings 2018-19

For this coming year, our Earth-Centred folk will be celebrating the Wheel of the Year with several gatherings, either at Westwood Sanctuary or in private  member homes. These “Pagan Circles” are going to be held as far as possible on the Sabbats.
  • Dates Are:
  • Friday, September 21. Mabon / Fall Equinox
  • Wed. October 31 Samhain
  • The following dates are provisional, and subject to change.
  • Fri. Dec. 21 Yule / Winter Solstice, traditionally involves the whole WW community
  • Westwood is taking a “Winter Solstice Rest” this year. We look forward to celebrating with you again in 2019.
  • Sat. Feb. 2 Imbolc
  • Sat Mar. 21 Ostara / Spring Equinox
  • Wed. May 1 Beltane
  • Fri. June 21 Midsummer, Summer Solstice, traditionally involves the whole WW community. We have not usually met in July or August
  • For further details and to participate in any of these events Contact: anne@westwoodunitarian.ca

Earth-Centred Spirituality Google Group

The Earth-Centred Spirituality Google Group is an email group that Westwoodians use to suggest and plan earth-centred events. The email list is used by the Worship Committee to contact people who may be interested in planning or participating in an Earth-Centred themed service. It is also a forum for people to share messages relating to pagan or general nature-related spirituality.

To join this group or for more information, email anne@westwoodunitarian.ca

If you are a member of this group, you can view messages sent among group members at the group’s Google Group page.

Being Unitarian Universalists, people involved in this group have all kinds of interests and slants on what Earth-Centred Spirituality means in their lives.

Paganism 101

Paganism 101 is an adult religious education curriculum developed by B.C. Unitarian, Louise Bunn. Westwood has offered Paganism 101 twice, with an enthusiastic participation both times.

The Paganism 101 course material is available in the Westwood library collection. It is a wonderful sourcebook for pagan ritual and a great primer on paganism with a Unitarian Universalist flair.

Paganism

2018 Winter Solstice Rest

Westwood Unitarian is taking a “Winter Solstice Rest” this year from the large event at …

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Samhain: the Celtic Fire Festival

  in a private member’s home 8pm Wednesday October 31, 2018  If you have an …

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Pagan Practice Gathering in celebrating Romuvan Pagan Rites

Join the Pagan Practice Gathering in celebrating Romuvan Pagan Rites on May 25, 2018.  We are delighted to …

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Pagan Practice Gathering in Celebrating Beltane

Join the Pagan Practice Gathering in celebrating Beltane on April 27, 2018. Participants will cast …

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