Yule Ritual December 19 at Noon

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All are invited to join Osireion as we celebrate the rebirth of the winter light. Public ritual (and light refreshments following) will be held Sunday, December 19, 12 Noon at Cayce Riverwalk Park Pavilion. This beautiful park runs along the Congaree River, and the Pavilion is the large picnic shelter just inside the main entrance (beside restrooms), at the intersection… Read more »

A Year of Spiritual Exploration Class

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Osireion offers a year-long monthly class  in Columbia, S.C., called A Year of Spiritual Exploration.  To inquire about joining the next class, please contact us at sekhmet @ osireion. com  Soon we will introduce an online version of the course. Ancient roots of modern Paganism (text, Triumph of the Moon, by Ronald Hutton) Hermetic history and tradition  (text, Seth Speaks,… Read more »

Playing For Change

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Ah, how music tames me and brings me joy.  Here is Bill Moyers with Mark Johnson, producer of the documentary, Playing For Change.  After listening to the Moyers interview (about 16 minutes), you may want to go directly to the Playing for Change site to see the entire “Stand By Me” video, which is simply awesome.  Mark, count me on… Read more »

A Christmas Message from a Christmas Baby

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My husband and I are both close-to Christmas babies (24th and 19th), so we relate to a lot of what Chris Highland shares in this very nice column: You Don’t Have to Do It Trees and turkeys hate this time of year, especially Christmas. Well, I suppose if you’re an oak tree or a palm or a sequoia you may… Read more »

A New Year of Deep Living

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This weekend many Pagans have observed the turn of the wheel considered the most sacred – Samhain.  As I light the candles on my altar this morning I reflect on the act of sacralizing our lives in the face of mortality. My inner senses are still heightened from the time my own group spent in song and ritual for All… Read more »

Building The New Spiritual Community

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The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life recently released its landmark study, “U.S. Religious Landscape Survey,” stating “that the United States is on the verge of becoming a minority Protestant country.” The report also says, “More than one-quarter of American adults (28%) have left the faith in which they were raised in favor of another religion – or no… Read more »