January 17, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Please join us at our monthly Third-Thursday meetup.
Trance possession is a practice of spirit communication where the spirit is invited into a person's body through various methods such as ecstatic movement and music. This discussion will share information on some of the traditions which practice possession, such as religions of the African Diaspora (Vodou, Santeria, Candomble), the multi-cultural Global Spirits religion, and practices of the Conjure Dance.
Global Spirits is a harm none religion welcoming Spirits from around the globe. Rituals are theme-based rather than pantheon-based and incorporate what we have in common as humans: shared food, dance, song, drumming, art, and trance possession. The Universal Temple of Spirits is a local celebratory group practicing in the Global Spirits tradition.
Global Spirits: Philosophies and Practices book as well as sacred chant teaching cds will be available.
A Global Spirits trance possession service will be held on Feb. 9th at 7 PM for the Spirits of Self at Blueberry Gardens in Ashton VA. Come honor the spirits you work in a safe and welcoming trance-possession ceremony held specifically for our Central Maryland Pagans group.
Firesong is an incorrigible child of a certain messenger Spirit. She’s a pathway initiate and priestess at the Universal Temple of Spirits. She’s been a student of trance possession for many years and has a background in Vodoun, Shamanism, Dianic Wicca, and pouring sweat lodge. Firesong is a master’s level teacher, classically trained singer, and artist.
Well tended children are welcome at the meet up but please bring something to interest them.