Pagan Sex!

Now that I have your attention...

Beltane is just a couple of weeks away, and I'm wondering how many people understand the purpose behind, or the symbology involved with, this Sabbat.

Sure, us Old Timers all know what the Maypole represents, and many people can tell you that the Sabbat is about fertility, but what does that really mean, and how does that connect with modern Pagan's ideas on sexuality?

Are all Pagans sex-crazed nymphomaniacs? Do Witches have sex in ritual? I'm new, is this what Wicca and Witchcraft is all about? What is Sacred Sex? Why is there so much talk (and more) about sex in this religion? Is it a celebration, or an orgy? Do I have to participate?

Bring your questions, you'll get plenty of answers.

Just to be clear, this is a Meetup, not a Hookup. Yes, we will have a lot of fun with this topic, but we will be discussing serious concepts as responsible adults. If anyone feels uncomfortable because of unwanted attention from someone else at the Meetup, I want to know about it (that goes for all my Meetups).

 

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  • Jim M.

    Thanks to all of you. still feel like I've been pulled through a knotthole. but at least I'm able to sit and have a cup of "Jewish Penicillin". we'll see what the Dr. says tomorow.
    Blessed Be
    SageBear

    April 22, 2013

  • Silence

    Pulled off topic a few times . But it was a worthy attempt... Maybe a a future date a more in depth discussion can be had regarding Sex as energy and power in addition to its other levels :-)

    1 · April 21, 2013

  • Samantha (Altaira) F.

    In the begining it started out pritty good we were on topic's about Beltain & the other Sabbat's that are related to the subjust & then somewhere in about 10 minutes into the second half of our discusion we were all of a sudden back on to topics from last week & everything seemed to get a little mixed up & I found my mind wondering off on to other things. I felt at the end that things from last week that some may have felt didn't get there chance to speek, took this time to do it. I also find that when Greyhart sit more to the south west side of the room, The people at the doorway get to hear him better. But on a personal note, I got to talk to some great people & was able to talk more to Sin. I'm glad they were there. I also had a wonderful time getting to know others that are there more frequently, better. Yes, I'm starting to remember names a lot better. But over all I did enjoy my self & I'll see you in a couple of weeks :)

    1 · April 20, 2013

  • Chrystal

    I am so mad I missed this meetup. My car broke down on the way and I was stuck replacing the alternator in a parking lot. :( I hope it was fun!

    April 20, 2013

  • Red Wolf (.

    Interesting and informative

    April 20, 2013

  • Jeff

    Are you guys still there

    April 19, 2013

  • Jeff

    Just made it to the happy hour, maybe I'll see you guys later.

    April 19, 2013

  • Jeff

    I might show up if the happy hour event I'm going to is a dud.

    April 19, 2013

  • Gwynalda

    Here's a great article about how one courageous woman stood up in protest against her West Virginia High School's policies on sexuality. Ignorance is NOT bliss on this topic.
    http://thinkprogress.org/health/2013/04/17/1883121/west-virginia-abstinence-assembly/?mobile=nc

    April 19, 2013

  • Jim M.

    Sorry everyone, I won't make it tonight. I came down with a hellatious cold yesterday. And I don't want to spreas it around.
    Everyone have fun, be frivolous & frisky.
    Bright Blessings
    SageBear

    April 19, 2013

    • Corey H.

      Get well soon SageBear.

      April 19, 2013

    • Silence

      And that is speed your healing...I hate auto correct and tiny keyboards.....

      April 19, 2013

  • Greyhart

    Sex sells. So does controversy. Let's see who's buying.

    1 · April 10, 2013

    • Red Wolf (.

      I'm not looking to buy, but I do barter. ;-)

      April 10, 2013

    • Greyhart

      Based on the 27 RSVP's, this will be the biggest Meetup since the Brew closed.

      1 · April 19, 2013

  • Kitty A.

    I still can't drive, but if anybody in the Westminster/Arvada area is willing to give me a ride, I can chip in for gas.

    April 18, 2013

    • Kitty A.

      Thanks Samantha, early is fine! I'll message you for details.

      April 19, 2013

    • Red Wolf (.

      Samm, we are planning on being there tonight. Looking forward to seeing you there as well and giving/receiving hugs! :-)

      April 19, 2013

  • Sin

    Oh here we go again.... lol Now we get to draw out the polygamy crowd once again. Those that were here about a year ago know what I am referring to. Sin

    2 · April 10, 2013

    • Greyhart

      Ok, so I wasn't thinking about what the subject of the email announcing the Meetup would say. Still, you have to admit it's amusing.

      Pagan Sex - it does a body good!

      2 · April 11, 2013

    • William Ashton, I.

      C'mon Sin, we gotta be there to represent some different sides if this topic. I hope you're coming. Hell, bring Kyle too :)

      April 18, 2013

  • Katey

    Things have been really crazy on my end, moved to longmont, sorry to have missed the last couple meets. Looking forward to this one, and I will most likely be introducing a friend as well

    1 · April 14, 2013

    • Greyhart

      Bring your friend. I seem to remember you bringing a friend your first time as well.

      1 · April 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Like the Lady said, "All act of pleasure are my worship."

    1 · April 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      That's the one! I had a feeling I had that misquoted.

      1 · April 14, 2013

    • Greyhart

      Fortunately, it's a fairly well known quote. From the Charge of The Goddess.

      1 · April 15, 2013

  • Samantha (Altaira) F.

    This should be rather interesting? What brought on this particular subject?

    April 10, 2013

    • Silence

      Sex is also the physical manifestation of ecstasy, not merely a feeling but the physical channel that draws up energy and allows us to direct it in acts of creation. .not mere procreation but magical and spiritual creation. But I am sure the discussion will cover all that. ...

      1 · April 11, 2013

    • Greyhart

      Yes, you see it's all about the creative force. What was it they kept saying in Jurassic Park? Life always finds a way. Beyond the procreative elements, it is energy that can be used in spell work. It is that overload of energy that arches your back, curls your toes, and locks your muscles in exquisite tension, during climax.

      That is what energy feels like.

      2 · April 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Weather and transportation notwithstanding

    April 10, 2013

    • Red Wolf (.

      What area do you live in? Someone might be able to help with the transportation part of the equation.

      April 10, 2013

    • Samantha (Altaira) F.

      Cheryl, if your up North, Arvada, Westminster, broomfield area. I am very willing to help you out.

      April 11, 2013

  • Samantha (Altaira) F.

    Well, I was not privey to last year, so is there something I should prepair for? Like pepper spay? LOL!

    1 · April 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I live in Cheyenne. Transportation is only a problem if the weather is a problem

    April 11, 2013

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