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Re: Miscelaneous pagan groups
« Reply #15 on: November 21, 2017, 08:52:42 am »
Seconding this - also, a lot of more serious or semi-closed groups don't necessarily advertise in public, but will dip into public events (pub moots, Pagan Pride events, occasional festival-type rituals) a few times a year to see about talking to new people.
People are telling me there aren't any or those things, nor mixed path groups, but that there used to be informal meetings and eclectic groups.

It would seem, from what they tell me, that everybody is into cloe-knit private groups on specific things, and if you aren't into anything locally trendy then you're on your own.

I dunno. Maybe if I ever migrate to Finland, but I don't know when and how.

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Re: Miscelaneous pagan groups
« Reply #16 on: November 21, 2017, 09:25:58 am »
People are telling me there aren't any or those things, nor mixed path groups, but that there used to be informal meetings and eclectic groups.

That sounds like a situation where dipping a toe in the water of putting something together (low-key, low-demand) might be worth trying if you're up for it. There are probably other people in the same general position as you are.

I'm thinking the 'I'll be at this cafe for these two hours on this day. If you're interested and that time doesn't work for you, email me at X' with notes in the places where people might look for that kind of thing. (Witchvox, Pagan Federation site, regional or local Paganish lists/facebook groups/whatever gets used there, whatever local shops might be even vaguely relevant, that kind of thing.)
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Re: Miscelaneous pagan groups
« Reply #17 on: November 21, 2017, 10:25:56 am »
That sounds like a situation where dipping a toe in the water of putting something together (low-key, low-demand) might be worth trying if you're up for it. There are probably other people in the same general position as you are.

I'm thinking the 'I'll be at this cafe for these two hours on this day. If you're interested and that time doesn't work for you, email me at X' with notes in the places where people might look for that kind of thing. (Witchvox, Pagan Federation site, regional or local Paganish lists/facebook groups/whatever gets used there, whatever local shops might be even vaguely relevant, that kind of thing.)
That seems hard for someone without social skills and that doesn't know what she's looking for, but maybe everything seems overly hard to me being depressed.

In my worst moments about this I thought meeting others wouldn't help me at all (because reasons), while the rest of the time I was cheery about it and ignored my internal issues. While the second attitude is unhealthy at least it makes me want to do something positive.

I guess at least I'm not lacking in stuff to talk about with others, even if I can't fix myself. With non pagans I just get blank weird looks.

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Re: Miscelaneous pagan groups
« Reply #18 on: November 21, 2017, 12:26:33 pm »
If you're comfy with online forums it might be a good approach to just look at more pagan forums, especially if you find one with people in your country. You live in Spain, don't you? Try looking for forums in Spanish language, there are often more locals there then in international forums like TC.

While I really value TC...my first face-to-face contacts to Pagans happened via online forums in German...even if some of them are smaller and slow and don't have so much information on different pagan paths, there is a much bigger chance at talking to someone in your area, even if the person doesn't post much in the forum. If you open a thread and say where you live, people might give you hints, links or invite you to their pub moots. Some forums also have forum meetings once a year, that's also a great chance to meet pagans from your area or at least people who might know others from your area.

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Re: Miscelaneous pagan groups
« Reply #19 on: November 21, 2017, 12:43:25 pm »
If you're comfy with online forums it might be a good approach to just look at more pagan forums, especially if you find one with people in your country. You live in Spain, don't you? Try looking for forums in Spanish language, there are often more locals there then in international forums like TC.

There's, I think, an active Wiccan forum (although my current experience so far is that they're totally uninterested in anything to do with me lol which I guess makes sense)


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Re: Miscelaneous pagan groups
« Reply #20 on: November 23, 2017, 12:41:22 pm »
If you've been in groups with people of pagan or pre-Christian inclinations, I imagine everybody follows different traditions. Then, what do people actually do in such groups?

Going back to this bit because I'm not sure it's been directly poked.

There are plenty of single-religion groups, and those groups are good for going in-depth on that specific religion, mutual support, trainign if necessary, and so on.

A more ecumenical group is not going to be good at teaching a particular religion, though one might do a 101-level overview of what everyone's bringing to the table.  What it can do, though, is provide community, people to celebrate with, mutual support, just like any other group of friends.

My ritual group, if everyone turns up, contains:

- a chivalric-spirituality heathen
- a student of traditional Crow tribe spirituality
- a Harnerian neoshaman
- an initiate in a non-Wiccan but partially Wicca-derived witchcraft tradition
- a student in the Feri tradition
- a dabbler in Balto-Slavic folkloric magical spirituality
- a mystical Kemetic
- a Celtic neo-recon
- a dabbler in Taoist spirituality
- a nature-oriented Jew

(There are only six of us.)

What do we do?  We get together, we provide mutual social support.  We talk about "well, in your Thing what would be happening at this time of year?" and we come up with ways of supporting that Thing.  We build up a corpus of local rituals that are derived from the confluence of everyone's Thing.  We have large meals.  We sit around a fire.  We doublecheck that we don't expect any personality conflicts among our Powers and we invite them 'round for a drink.

Nobody's learning anyone else's Thing there.  But that's not what it's for.
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Re: Miscelaneous pagan groups
« Reply #21 on: November 25, 2017, 10:23:27 am »
My ritual group, if everyone turns up, contains:

- a chivalric-spirituality heathen
- a student of traditional Crow tribe spirituality
- a Harnerian neoshaman
- an initiate in a non-Wiccan but partially Wicca-derived witchcraft tradition
- a student in the Feri tradition
- a dabbler in Balto-Slavic folkloric magical spirituality
- a mystical Kemetic
- a Celtic neo-recon
- a dabbler in Taoist spirituality
- a nature-oriented Jew

(There are only six of us.)

What do we do?  We get together, we provide mutual social support.  We talk about "well, in your Thing what would be happening at this time of year?" and we come up with ways of supporting that Thing.  We build up a corpus of local rituals that are derived from the confluence of everyone's Thing.  We have large meals.  We sit around a fire.  We doublecheck that we don't expect any personality conflicts among our Powers and we invite them 'round for a drink.
That sounds really awsome! :)

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