The Butterfly Net the TPUUF Pagan Interest Group

PAGAN POSTINGS
The Butterfly Net and Circle in the Wood have come together to offer the community a fun and informative selection of activities for the next few months. Everyone, member and friends are invited to come. You may bring like-minded friends who are aligned with Unitarian Universalist beliefs and principles. 
In January, we will have the Annual Horseshoe Ritual on Monday, January 14th @ 7pm.
Part of the ritual will be outside, so dress warmly!
February 9th at 7pm, we are excited to invite you to attend a scrumptious Chocolate Ritual. Tickets will go on sale the beginning of January.

 

Explorations
January 13 – Creating Ritual
January 14 – Horseshoe Ritual
February 9 – Chocolate Ritual
February 10 – No Sunday gathering

A Meditation on Waiting

Today I got an email talking about all the important things to do, and how to make the most of your time: “Do You Double Time?” Using time that we spend waiting to study, work, or write our to-do lists. As so many things lately have been timed well, this comes after Sunday’s lecture about waiting.

We do not like to wait. We are so very impatient.  But we find ourselves waiting everywhere — in line at the grocery store, driving to or from work, sitting in a room specifically made for waiting at the doctor’s office. No longer do we use this time to refine who we are within.

To discover the true purposes behind our intricate design. We try to fill our gaps with escapes and distractions. Constantly being told and reminding ourselves that we should not have to wait, important people don’t have to wait, waiting is a waste of time, and there are so many things to do.

 

But here I sit.

 

Waiting.

 

Typing a short article about waiting.

 

Thinking about what that means to me and my life.

 

Is this a meaningless, senseless bit of dribble that will be looked at when others are busy waiting? Maybe. But I hope that you will take the next time you find yourself waiting, and instead of thinking about anything, think about nothing, and see if it makes your day a little better.

Maybe instead, think about you. A hope. A fear.

Remember that this is your life, and you can fill it with all the things you enjoy. So embrace waiting, and start focusing that time on the reason you are in this world, to be the best you that you can, by figuring out your own instructions. They come in the boxes we are so conveniently contained within — ourselves, our minds.

Dec. 7th @ 6:30pm

WINTER SOLSTICE

CELEBRATION

Join us for a Family-Friendly Solstice Event.
 Come warm by the "fire" and walk the spiral.
 Children of all ages and their adults are welcome to participate.

Please bring a holiday snack to share, an apple (for the Mexican goddess Tonantzin),

and a candle or candles for your family (with a family friendly ignitor).

 

December 7th
6:30PM

Calendar Now Available!

At our last meeting, we scheduled The Butterfly Net’s rituals through February. Make sure to head over to our calendar to take a look at all the events we have planned!

Here’s a quick list! Check the calendar for more information! Subscribe to our calendar so you can keep up to date!

Sun, Nov 11 – 2pm – Tarot Talk
Mon, Nov 12 – 7pm – New Moon Ritual
Fri, Dec 7 – 6:30pm – Family Solstice Celebration
Mon, Jan 14 – 7pm – Horseshoe Ritual
Sat, Feb 9th – 7pm – Chocolate Ritual
Sun, Feb 10 – 2pm – Family Imbolc Celebration

Hello world!

It’s that time of year! The time to pick something up and do it, so I’m now officially starting this page set.

We will be posting some of the stuff that we do in our ButterflyNet–a little collection of four of us, each with different backgrounds–as we celebrate the Wheel of Time together through the seasons! You will know who is posting, by our signatures–and our writing styles. I can’t wait for you to meet us all!

To start us off, I wanted to let you all know a few important things, since Halloween is so near:

  1. When it appears that you have killed the monster, never check to see if it’s really dead.  It isn’t.
  2. Never read a book of demon summoning aloud, even as a joke.
  3. Do not search the basement or attic, especially if the power is out.
  4. If your children speak to you in Latin or any other language that they should not know, shoot them immediately.  Shooting them will save you much grief in the long run; however, it will take several rounds to kill them, so be prepared. This tip also applies to anyone who speaks with someone else’s voice.
  5. When you have the benefit of numbers, never pair off or go alone.
  6. As a general rule, don’t solve puzzles that open portals to Hell.
  7. Never stand in, on, or above a grave, tomb, or crypt.  This rule also applies to any other house of the dead.
  8. If you are searching for something that caused a loud noise and find out that it was just the cat, get the hell out.  Expeditiously.
  9. If appliances start operating by themselves, do not check for short circuits.  Again, get the hell out.
  10. Do not take anything from the dead.  No matter how much you like it, it’s bound to disagree with you sooner or later.
  11. If you find a town that looks deserted, there’s probably a good reason for it.  Don’t stop and look around.
  12. Don’t fool with recombinant DNA technology unless you’re sure you know what you’re doing.
  13. If you’re running from the monster, expect to trip or fall down at least twice–more if you are of the female persuasion.  Also note that despite the fact that you are running and the monster is merely shambling along, it’s still moving fast enough to catch up with you.
  14. If your companions suddenly begin to exhibit uncharacteristic behavior such as hissing, fascination with blood, glowing eyes, increasing hairiness, and so on, kill them immediately.
  15. Stay away from certain geographical locations, some of which are listed here:  Amityville,Elm Street, Haddonfield, Transylvania, Nilbog (you’re in trouble if you recognize this one), anywhere in Texas where chainsaws are sold, the Bermuda Triangle, and any small town in Maine, Maryland, and Massachusetts.
  16. If your car runs out of gas at night on a lonely road, do not go to the nearby deserted-looking house to use the telephone.  If you think that it is strange you ran out of gas because you thought you had most of a tank, shoot yourself in the head.  You are going to die anyway and most likely be eaten.
  17. Beware of strangers bearing strange tools like chainsaws, staple guns, hedge trimmers, electric carving knives, combines, lawn mowers, butane torches, soldering irons, and ice picks.
  18. If you discover that your house is built upon a cemetery, now is the time to move in with the in-laws.  This rule also applies to previous inhabitants who went mad or committed suicide or died in some horrible fashion.
Enjoy the treats!
~mae