Hermaea: A Rite of Hermes

Saturday, August 8
at the Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
1111 Cordell Street – Denton, TX 76201
gathering begins at 7:00 PM, ritual begins promptly at 7:30 PM

Please join us for our celebration of the Hermaea, our reimagining of an ancient Hellenic festival in honor of Hermes, God of Travelers and Messenger of the Gods. We will tell a story of Hermes, make offerings, draw omens, and contemplate our own travels through life.

Please bring an item of food or drink for the social hour afterwards. This ritual is suitable for children 10 and up. We will have childcare available for younger children.

For more information, please contact John Beckett at JohnFranc@aol.com or 972-948-9211.

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Preparing the Way of the Gods

Later this month, polytheists from all over North America will gather in Olympia, Washington for Many Gods West, a celebration of ancient, continuous, and revived polytheist and animist traditions.

Denton CUUPS Coordinating Officer John Beckett will be presenting at this conference, but those of us in North Texas have a chance to hear his presentation first.  John will be presenting “Preparing the Way of the Gods” at the Denton UU Fellowship at 1:00 on Saturday, July 18 and everyone is invited.

Preparing the Way of the Gods

As Paganism and polytheism continue to grow, many of us feel the need for infrastructure and institutions.  We want temples, groves of oaks, paid clergy, and many of the things we see in the “big religions.”  On the other hand, some of us want nothing to do with anything that even resembles mainstream religion.

How do we make sure what we build serves our needs and the needs of those who come after us?  How do we prepare the Way of the Gods?

The presentation will run about an hour and there will be a discussion period afterward.

Everyone is welcome.  For more information, contact John Beckett at JohnFranc@aol.com

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