Welcome fellow seekers to this edition of the weekly newsletter of Temple Of the Standing Stones. I am Cianaodh Óg, High Priest and guy who should know better but never seems to learn.
If you missed last week’s newsletter you can still see it on our website at: Temple Newsletter #10.
“Pagans don’t have a holy book, they have libraries.” -Phaedra Bonewits
“Are you accepting new members.”
Yes! Yes, Temple Of the Standing Stones is always happy to have new friends to work, learn and play with. We and other member groups of Spirit Of the Sycamore Tradition are very friendly and accepting people. Of course, as with any group you may wish to become a part of for any reason, whether it is a spiritual group, a hobby club or an athletic organization even, are you and the group a good fit? Well, the best way to figure that out is you have to get to know each other. So, by all means, RSVP to one of our many open events (We have something going on almost every single weekend and come out to meet us. Register on our forum and take part in the discussion on the plethora of topics already going there. Talk to us, ask us questions, hang out a little bit. Even if we come to the conclusion that we’re not exactly right for each other, we might be able to help you find a group that better fits your tastes. There are many different flavors of Paganism in the world and it’s not unusual for folks to try a few before finding one that’s right for them.
The other very frequent question is:
“How do I go about joining.”
Well, first we have to get through the getting to know each other phase as mentioned above. Another step that we have available for prospective members is a Member Questionnaire which you may obtain here:
If you’re thinking of joining feel free to print the Questionnaire out and bring it along with you when you come to meet with us at one of our gatherings or you may fill it out on your computer and email it to email@example.com if you wish. Be sure to check out our Seekers’ Orientation materials on the website under the About Us tab too so you’re more familiar with our way of looking at things and doing things. If that doesn’t scare you off come on out and see us! You will find while reading the Seekers’ Orientation stuff that there are different levels at which one may choose to become a member of our temple depending on what you are looking for and what you hope to get out of the experience of being a member of Temple Of the Standing Stones. But we welcome anyone who comes with an open heart and open mind. So don’t be afraid to reach out to us with any questions you may have.
This week’s contribution from the tribe comes from Cynthia who sent in this outstanding original poem she wrote. Thank you Cynthia!
“Our candles are lit
The drumming has begun
Our Circle is cast at the
Setting of the sun
Our spells we weave
Our Offerings we make
To honor the lord and lady
And life’s seasons celebrate.”
Cynthia says, “This is the first poem I’ve written in years feels good to write again.”
If anyone else has some original poetry, artwork or other creative work they would like to share in the next or other future newsletters please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m always happy to show off the talents of our tribe!
Upcoming Temple Events:
Beltane Crafts Weekend – Saturday, April 25th and Sunday April 26th at Cianaodh’s house.Beltane is coming and we have a portable May Pole to refurbish, decorations to make and workshops to plan for.
Music and Dancing Night – Friday, May 8th. Gather at 7pm, start at 8pm at Wahya and Ta’li Seabhac’s house in Venus. This will be the first of our new 2nd and 4th Friday of each month get togethers for music and dancing. Already know how to play an instrument or dance? Come on over and join the fun! Haven’t yet explored these talents? We’ll teach ya some easy stuff to get started with! Address will be given to registered guests. Please use Contact form for more info.
We’re Taking A Weekend Off! – Saturday, May 9th and Sunday May 10th. After Beltane we decided it might be good to take a breather so we can all get some much needed rest and catch up on projects at our homes. But we’ll be back at it next week so stay
If you would like to help support our efforts please consider chipping in through our Meetup Group: http://templeofthestones.org/chip-in/
Health and Blessings!
Cianaodh Óg – High Priest of Temple Of the Standing Stones – Arlington, Texas