Earth-Centred Spiritual Traditions
“Spiritual teachings of Earth-centered traditions
which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct
us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.”
Honouring the sixth source in our statement of religious sources (earth-centred traditions), some Unitarians celebrate “turning the wheel” through the seasons.
Our Pagan Committee sometimes plans rituals open to all for the eight sabbats (solstices, equinoxes and cross-quarter days). This past year we enjoyed maypole dancing for May Day (Beltane). In the past there have been Yule, Ostara and Samhain rituals.
Louise Bunn, a member of our congregation, co-wrote a curriculum especially for Unitarians called Paganism 101. People who have taken the course have often formed a small group to continue their learning and connection within the earth-centred traditions.
Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans offer many resources.