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Firefly Foundation Class: Making Better Rituals

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Spring has sprung! That means, we're in the middle of the Firefly House annual foundation classes. These classes are meant to provide students the opportunity to learn about the House and about our way of being Pagan.

For the fourth class of our eight-class Foundation Classes, we'll continue to discus ritual. Like many (perhaps most) of the religious traditions of the world, Paganism — especially the sort that the Firefly House practices — is about what you do more than about what you believe. This video dives into the ways that we try to construct our activities to be more immersive, more experiential, and (if we're lucky), more transformative.

When you RSVP for this class, you'll be asked to provide an email address. We'll send you a link to the class video at that address as soon as possible after we receive it. Watch the video before the class date and time, and come to class with any questions you might have. We will also send out a series of jump-start questions for you to think about related to the video's content as we get closer to the class session.

At this time, the in-person location for this class is yet to be determined. We will update the event as rapidly as possible with that location once we have identified it. Masks will be welcomed, but not provided, for in-person attendees. We will also have the necessary technology to allow folks to join in online via Zoom if you prefer to attend remotely. Zoom information will be sent out the morning of the event. If you're connecting that way, please give us a few minutes past 3:30pm to get the stream online.

This class is a required part of our foundation classes if you wish to join the Firefly House as an initiate. If that does not interest you, for example if you're joining us just to learn more for your own edification (which is wonderful), then feel free to skip this one and join for others. If you want to keep your options open with respect to initiation but cannot attend this session at the listed date and time, please contact the event host prior to the session. They will, in turn, provide you with the jump-start questions. Answer these questions in writing, and we'll give you credit for the class. Keep in mind, you can only miss three of eight sessions in this way. Time spent with initiates of the House and your fellow classmates is an important part of knowing if you want to initiate. If you don't initiate, regardless of the reason, you're still welcome to all of the public events we organize.

If you would like to, feel free to join our Discord to chat with others in the Firefly House between sessions. This is also a great place to ask for help if you've lost a link to a video, for example.

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The Firefly House seeks to provide a friendly, safe environment in which all participants can engage in productive dialogue, sharing, and learning with each other in an atmosphere of mutual respect. We are committed to providing a harassment-free environment for all, regardless of gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body type, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact the host.

COVID-19 safety measures

Event will be indoors
Life is not without risks, and illness — including COVID, is one of them. Masks are welcome at all Firefly House in-person events, especially those indoors and in enclosed spaces. We assume that everyone attending is vaccinated and boosted, but we do not have the means to check our assumption or require that it be so. Please assess your own sense of personal comfort, and feel free to attend online if you prefer.
The event host is instituting the above safety measures for this event. Meetup is not responsible for ensuring, and will not independently verify, that these precautions are followed.
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