|Sent on:||Saturday, January 19, 2013 11:58 AM|
We are excited by how much this group has grown. We now have over 500 members and our active community keeps growing.
Central Maryland Pagans is designed to be a social, sharing, and learning group introducing a range of topics not specifically related to a specific path. To some extent we have been able to satisfy many of the needs of the diversity within CMP. One of the requests that has come up from a number of people is to create a working, practicing community with a focus on the cycles. It can be very difficult to find a practicing open community, and even harder to find one that can support a family and children learning in addition to exclusively adult activities.
Wyrd Weavers is an attempt to create such a community. Based on ancient traditions but with a fully modern practice, this meetup will have dedicated learning tracks on runes, herbalism, divination, galdr, energy, magic practice, shamanism, and lore. Some of these tracks will also have simultaneous but separated children's classes. As an example there is an adult year long runes intensive class, and in a separate room a year long children's rune class.
Some but not all of the meetups will be posted in both Central Maryland Pagans and Wyrd Weavers. For example, high holidays like Yule, Ostara, etc. as well as a few intro classes. In depth or series classes are beyond the scope of CMP, and as a result might be posted in the CMP calendar and will not be meetups within CMP in the future. The shamanism classes as well as rune classes will be posted in Wyrd Weavers in the near future, as well as the ongoing planned series of children's classes.
It is wonderful that there is such a diverse community. CMP is not changing its structure for first Tuesdays, third Thursdays, etc.. This is a new group whose events will be planned so as to not conflict with CMP. This group is adding a series of learning events beyond the scope of CMP, and we do not want to change the energy or direction CMP has had for so many years.
Link to new group below...
With love and light!
Christian, Maria, and Kat