collapse
2017 Donation Drive -- Please Help Keep TC Online

It's time for our annual Server Donation Drive! We need to raise just over $850 to keep The Cauldron's server online for another year. Please help! Either hit that Paypal button to the right and make a one-time donation in any amount or set up a monthly Bronze, Silver or Gold Donor subscription. You can find more info in this message!

Donations as of 13 November: Only $124 more (after Paypal fees) needed to reach our goal! Please donate if you can.


* "Unable to verify referring url. Please go back and try again" Problem Logging In?

If you get an "Unable to verify referring url. Please go back and try again" error when you try to log in, you need to be sure you are accessing the board with a url that starts with "https://ecauldron.com".  If it starts with https://www.ecauldron.com" (or "http://www.ecauldron.com") you will get this error because "www.ecauldron.com" is not technically the same website as "ecauldron.com". Moving to the more secure "https" means it is more picky about such things.

Author Topic: A Special Cauldron Event, Coming Soon...  (Read 280 times)

Altair

  • Adept Member
  • ********
  • Join Date: Jul 2011
  • Location: New York, New York
  • Posts: 2378
  • Attack: 100
    Defense: 100
    Attack Member
  • Country: us
  • Total likes: 46
  • Fly high and make the world follow
    • View Profile
    • Songs of the Metamythos
  • Religion: tree-hugging pagan
  • Preferred Pronouns: he/him/his
A Special Cauldron Event, Coming Soon...
« on: November 09, 2017, 10:24:38 pm »
We have several traditions here at The Cauldron, but only one involves the sheer madness of sleep deprivation...

Up All Night: A Technopagan Solstice Celebration

It's the one night a year when we all "gather" in this here cyberspace in real time to celebrate as a community that spans the globe. Some of us stay up all night (it being the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, the longest night of the year), reveling or contemplating the return of the light...some of us just stay a while and cheer the insomniacs on...but *everybody* posts in a special thread created just for that night: photos, poems, artwork, links to music or videos or fascinating tidbits, hopes/dreams/fears/crazy ideas/random thoughts...we chat, we chew (chocolate mug cake!)...and in the process we paint a collective picture of the December solstice as experienced by us Cauldronites wherever we are.

Or really, we just party and have a good time!

This year is extra special, because it marks the tenth anniversary of our Up All Night (UAN) celebration

So mark your calendars for the evening of Thursday, December 21, through the night until the sun rises on Friday, December 22. We hope to have some special things for the tenth anniversary, but the most special thing of all would be to have all of you join in.

More info to follow! In the meantime, feel free to share ideas on how to make this milestone anniversary of UAN a standout. (First question: What are your do's and don'ts for staying up all night?)
The first song sets the wheel in motion / The second is a song of love / The third song tells of Her devotion / The fourth cries joy from the sky above
The fifth song binds our fate to silence / and bids us live each moment well / The sixth unleashes rage and violence / The seventh song has truth to tell
The last song echoes through the ages / to ask its question all night long / And close the circle on these pages / These, the metamythos songs

Morbid

  • Journeyman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jul 2017
  • Location: NORTH CAROLINA
  • Posts: 147
  • Attack: 100
    Defense: 100
    Attack Member
  • Country: us
  • Total likes: 15
    • View Profile
  • Religion: Pagan
  • Preferred Pronouns: he/him/his
Re: A Special Cauldron Event, Coming Soon...
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2017, 10:58:30 pm »

So mark your calendars for the evening of Thursday, December 21, through the night until the sun rises on Friday, December 22. We hope to have some special things for the tenth anniversary, but the most special thing of all would be to have all of you join in.

More info to follow! In the meantime, feel free to share ideas on how to make this milestone anniversary of UAN a standout. (First question: What are your do's and don'ts for staying up all night?)

I will have to stop in briefly in the early evening, I have a wedding to attend early the next morning.  It's so unusual for me to be a part of something celebrating life, rather than its counterpart.
For he who has truly lived never truly dies.

ehbowen

  • Sr. Master Member
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jul 2011
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Posts: 502
  • Attack: 100
    Defense: 100
    Attack Member
  • Country: us
  • Total likes: 20
  • A Ways Around the Bend...
    • View Profile
    • Streamliner Schedules
  • Religion: Southern Baptist
Re: A Special Cauldron Event, Coming Soon...
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2017, 11:10:30 pm »
It's so unusual for me to be a part of something celebrating life, rather than its counterpart.

That's rather morbid.

(Couldn't resist!)

On topic, I'll try to stop in for a while. I usually go to bed about midnight, central time.
--------Eric H. Bowen
Where's the KABOOM? There was supposed to have been an Earth-shattering KABOOM!

MadZealot

  • Adept Member
  • ********
  • Join Date: Nov 2011
  • Location: So Cal
  • Posts: 2303
  • Attack: 100
    Defense: 100
    Attack Member
  • Country: us
  • Total likes: 22
  • Bacon!
    • View Profile
  • Religion: Bacon Cheeseburger
Re: A Special Cauldron Event, Coming Soon...
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2017, 11:12:28 pm »

Or really, we just party and have a good time!


Is it the dark half of the year already?

Shit.

Well, I look forward to spending the darkest night with you fine folks. It'll be fun.
<neverending light>

Morbid

  • Journeyman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jul 2017
  • Location: NORTH CAROLINA
  • Posts: 147
  • Attack: 100
    Defense: 100
    Attack Member
  • Country: us
  • Total likes: 15
    • View Profile
  • Religion: Pagan
  • Preferred Pronouns: he/him/his
Re: A Special Cauldron Event, Coming Soon...
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2017, 02:09:15 am »
That's rather morbid.

(Couldn't resist!)

On topic, I'll try to stop in for a while. I usually go to bed about midnight, central time.

Well...  Most of my social life does consist of funerals, burials, memorials, and putting makeup on a dead person.  How do you think I keep up with the rumors around town?  Someone dies, everyone meets up at the funeral to gossip about who is sleeping with who, who is skimming from the charities, etc.  Funerals are a social event, you know, if they're done correctly that is.
For he who has truly lived never truly dies.

missgraceless

  • Sr. Master Member
  • *******
  • Join Date: May 2013
  • Location: NC
  • Posts: 596
  • Attack: 100
    Defense: 100
    Attack Member
  • Country: us
  • Total likes: 6
    • View Profile
  • Religion: Eclectic Pagan
Re: A Special Cauldron Event, Coming Soon...
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2017, 07:24:22 am »


That's rather morbid.

(Couldn't resist!)

On topic, I'll try to stop in for a while. I usually go to bed about midnight, central time.


Duh-dum, chh!

Hilariously, I believe that night is the night we're looking at driving back up to CT for Christmas. In which case Fiancé will be driving and I'll be playing on my phone. But our dates are unknown yet so I'll let you know.

Edit: phone was dumb and didn't add the quote.
« Last Edit: November 10, 2017, 07:27:49 am by missgraceless »
Quote
"Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly."   ~ Morticia Addams

Jenett

  • Staff
  • *
  • Join Date: Jun 2011
  • Location: Boston, MA
  • Posts: 2511
  • Attack: 100
    Defense: 100
    Attack Member
  • Country: us
  • Total likes: 88
    • View Profile
    • Seeking: First steps on a path
  • Religion: Initiatory religious witchcraft
  • Preferred Pronouns: she/her
Re: A Special Cauldron Event, Coming Soon...
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2017, 10:29:03 am »
More info to follow! In the meantime, feel free to share ideas on how to make this milestone anniversary of UAN a standout. (First question: What are your do's and don'ts for staying up all night?)

I have taken the week off work as my winter vacation, which helps with the staying up all night part. (Especially this year, when I have several more days after to get my sleep schedule back to my 'be at work at 7:45am' normality.)
Seek Knowledge, Find Wisdom: Research help on esoteric and eclectic topics (consulting and other services)

Seeking: first steps on a Pagan path (advice for seekers and people new to Paganism)

ehbowen

  • Sr. Master Member
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jul 2011
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Posts: 502
  • Attack: 100
    Defense: 100
    Attack Member
  • Country: us
  • Total likes: 20
  • A Ways Around the Bend...
    • View Profile
    • Streamliner Schedules
  • Religion: Southern Baptist
Re: A Special Cauldron Event, Coming Soon...
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2017, 03:18:17 pm »
I have taken the week off work as my winter vacation, which helps with the staying up all night part. (Especially this year, when I have several more days after to get my sleep schedule back to my 'be at work at 7:45am' normality.)

I just requested the 22nd off as a personal day, so I should have no excuse this year.
--------Eric H. Bowen
Where's the KABOOM? There was supposed to have been an Earth-shattering KABOOM!

mona lizard

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Join Date: Nov 2017
  • Posts: 4
  • Attack: 100
    Defense: 100
    Attack Member
  • Country: fr
  • Total likes: 1
    • View Profile
  • Religion: pagan, worships coincidence
  • Preferred Pronouns: she or he
Re: A Special Cauldron Event, Coming Soon...
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2017, 04:25:53 pm »
So mark your calendars for the evening of Thursday, December 21, through the night until the sun rises on Friday, December 22. We hope to have some special things for the tenth anniversary, but the most special thing of all would be to have all of you join in.

More info to follow! In the meantime, feel free to share ideas on how to make this milestone anniversary of UAN a standout. (First question: What are your do's and don'ts for staying up all night?)

I won't be able to join you guys in my timezone but i'll come to cheer on y'all when it's nearly midday where I live! I love the idea of a technopagan festival.
I don't know if it technically counts as a "staying up all night" tip but I fancy a very short power nap every few hours, to make the most of the rest of the night. Fresh air every hour is also crucial to stay in a good mood.

Altair

  • Adept Member
  • ********
  • Join Date: Jul 2011
  • Location: New York, New York
  • Posts: 2378
  • Attack: 100
    Defense: 100
    Attack Member
  • Country: us
  • Total likes: 46
  • Fly high and make the world follow
    • View Profile
    • Songs of the Metamythos
  • Religion: tree-hugging pagan
  • Preferred Pronouns: he/him/his
Re: A Special Cauldron Event, Coming Soon...
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2017, 05:26:10 pm »
I won't be able to join you guys in my timezone but i'll come to cheer on y'all when it's nearly midday where I live! I love the idea of a technopagan festival.

Mona, you can join in no matter what time zone you're in! In fact, for many of us one of the great pleasures of UAN is getting reports from across the globe, hearing about the impending spread of darkness from others already experiencing it. The thread deliberately launches nearly a full day "early," so that those in the far east of the world can get things going as their night falls.

The same inclusivity goes for hemispheres: there's a solstice south of the equator just as much as north of it. So if you're down there, use UAN to tell us about your summer warmth, so we can live vicariously.
The first song sets the wheel in motion / The second is a song of love / The third song tells of Her devotion / The fourth cries joy from the sky above
The fifth song binds our fate to silence / and bids us live each moment well / The sixth unleashes rage and violence / The seventh song has truth to tell
The last song echoes through the ages / to ask its question all night long / And close the circle on these pages / These, the metamythos songs

HarpingHawke

  • Staff
  • *
  • Join Date: Nov 2013
  • Posts: 1480
  • Attack: 100
    Defense: 100
    Attack Member
  • Country: us
  • Total likes: 1
    • View Profile
  • Religion: road witch, alchemist, shapeshifter; polytheist; pop-culturist
  • Preferred Pronouns: ze/zir or they/them
Re: A Special Cauldron Event, Coming Soon...
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2017, 05:40:43 pm »
We have several traditions here at The Cauldron, but only one involves the sheer madness of sleep deprivation...

Up All Night: A Technopagan Solstice Celebration


*waves* I'm still alive! And seriously pumped! This is my favorite holiday (and therefore the only one I celebrate reliably XD). Can't wait to stay up with y'all!

Quote
(First question: What are your do's and don'ts for staying up all night?)

- karaoke
- friends (whether in person or on the phone; text chat is lower maintenance and means it's easier to fall asleep)
- comedy and/or horror media
- light exercise and chores
"There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self." - Hemingway

Altair

  • Adept Member
  • ********
  • Join Date: Jul 2011
  • Location: New York, New York
  • Posts: 2378
  • Attack: 100
    Defense: 100
    Attack Member
  • Country: us
  • Total likes: 46
  • Fly high and make the world follow
    • View Profile
    • Songs of the Metamythos
  • Religion: tree-hugging pagan
  • Preferred Pronouns: he/him/his
Re: A Special Cauldron Event, Coming Soon...
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2017, 05:50:24 pm »
I don't know if it technically counts as a "staying up all night" tip but I fancy a very short power nap every few hours, to make the most of the rest of the night. Fresh air every hour is also crucial to stay in a good mood.

Yes to a nap in the afternoon beforehand; and YES to cold, fresh air! Above all, don't get cozy, or its lights out
The first song sets the wheel in motion / The second is a song of love / The third song tells of Her devotion / The fourth cries joy from the sky above
The fifth song binds our fate to silence / and bids us live each moment well / The sixth unleashes rage and violence / The seventh song has truth to tell
The last song echoes through the ages / to ask its question all night long / And close the circle on these pages / These, the metamythos songs

Altair

  • Adept Member
  • ********
  • Join Date: Jul 2011
  • Location: New York, New York
  • Posts: 2378
  • Attack: 100
    Defense: 100
    Attack Member
  • Country: us
  • Total likes: 46
  • Fly high and make the world follow
    • View Profile
    • Songs of the Metamythos
  • Religion: tree-hugging pagan
  • Preferred Pronouns: he/him/his
Re: A Special Cauldron Event, Coming Soon...
« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2017, 06:03:16 pm »
*waves* I'm still alive! And seriously pumped! This is my favorite holiday (and therefore the only one I celebrate reliably XD). Can't wait to stay up with y'all!

YAY, HH!

Quote
- karaoke
- friends (whether in person or on the phone; text chat is lower maintenance and means it's easier to fall asleep)
- comedy and/or horror media
- light exercise and chores

Good list. There's a karaoke place only 2 blocks from me, so I'll have to try it as a stay-awake technique.

I'll make my annual solstice call to my Zen former college roomie on the west coast...and maybe I'll get TheGreenWizard to hang out for a while. (TGW...?)

Media? Hmmm. If I watch TV or a movie or read a book in the later hours, it puts me to sleep.

But exercise/chores? Great stay-awake move. Speaking of exercise...

DO
Grab a partner and have raucous sex

DON'T
Stay horizontal afterwards. Guaranteed sleep. At least for us guys.
The first song sets the wheel in motion / The second is a song of love / The third song tells of Her devotion / The fourth cries joy from the sky above
The fifth song binds our fate to silence / and bids us live each moment well / The sixth unleashes rage and violence / The seventh song has truth to tell
The last song echoes through the ages / to ask its question all night long / And close the circle on these pages / These, the metamythos songs

Naunau

  • Sr. Apprentice
  • ****
  • Join Date: Jul 2017
  • Location: Madrid
  • Posts: 64
  • Attack: 100
    Defense: 100
    Attack Member
  • Country: 00
  • Total likes: 2
    • View Profile
Re: A Special Cauldron Event, Coming Soon...
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2017, 03:57:05 am »
Up All Night: A Technopagan Solstice Celebration
I can't tell if I'd be unable to this for mental health reasons or it'd cheer me up.

Chatelaine

  • Staff
  • *
  • Join Date: Jul 2011
  • Posts: 658
  • Attack: 100
    Defense: 100
    Attack Member
  • Country: gb
  • Total likes: 7
  • Metaphors be with you.
    • View Profile
    • Are We There Yet?
  • Religion: Eastern Orthodox Christian
  • Preferred Pronouns: she/her/hers
Re: A Special Cauldron Event, Coming Soon...
« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2017, 09:56:00 am »
So mark your calendars for the evening of Thursday, December 21, through the night until the sun rises on Friday, December 22. We hope to have some special things for the tenth anniversary, but the most special thing of all would be to have all of you join in.

More info to follow! In the meantime, feel free to share ideas on how to make this milestone anniversary of UAN a standout. (First question: What are your do's and don'ts for staying up all night?)

I plan to go the usual way and be around early in the evening (time zones, yay) and then again early in the morning before work. Dealing with full-on festive retail madness will mandate sleep in between.
'You created us restless, O Lord, and we find no rest until we rest in You.'
~St Augustine~
Whole blog o' nonsense: Are We There Yet?

Tags:
 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
84 Replies
7962 Views
Last post December 20, 2011, 11:38:15 pm
by Altair
97 Replies
4018 Views
Last post December 20, 2012, 06:31:10 pm
by yewberry
13 Replies
2566 Views
Last post May 24, 2013, 03:25:00 am
by Dragonoake
1 Replies
712 Views
Last post November 10, 2015, 12:38:05 pm
by Juniperberry
29 Replies
3921 Views
Last post December 11, 2016, 05:23:04 pm
by Morag

* Members in Chat

0 members chatting in CauldronMUX:
Updated every five minutes or so

* Who's Online

  • Dot Guests: 10
  • Dot Hidden: 0
  • Dot Users: 2
  • Dot Users Online:

* Please Donate!

The Cauldron's server is expensive and requires monthly payments. Please become a Bronze, Silver or Gold Donor if you can. Donations are needed every month. Without member support, we can't afford the server.

* In Memoriam

Chavi (2006)
Elspeth (2010)
Marilyn (2013)

* Cauldron Staff

Co-Hosts:
LyricFox & Randall

Message Board Staff
Board Coordinator:
Sunflower

Assistant Board Coordinator:
Aster Breo

Board Staff:
Allaya, Chatelaine, Emma-Eldritch, HarpingHawke, Jenett, Morag, rocquelaire, Sefiru, Tana

CauldronMUX Chat Staff
Chief MUX Wizard:
Darkhawk

Reserve Staff:
Aisling, Bob, Catja, Fausta, Sperran, Steve

Cauldron Council:
Everfool, Jubes, Kelly, Koi, Melamphoros, Ocelot, Phouka, Sashapablo, Star

Cauldron Assistants
[Non-Staff Positions]

Site Assistants
[Non-Staff Positions]
Webmaster:
Randall