Earth Spirit

Unitarian Earth Spirit Council

(also known as Vancouver Unitarians Paganism Committee)

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We really appreciate people RSVP’ing so as to plan the ritual in an appropriate sized space. However, if you feel like being spontaneous, just show up and we’ll welcome you.

Questions or suggestions, please send via email to the organizing group

One of six sources mentioned in the Unitarian statement of principles and sources. reads:

The living tradition which we share draws from many sources including:

“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.”

Regular events

We usually have a ritual (often with a few circle dances) between 12:30-1:30 pm on the Sunday nearest the upcoming Sabbat (Solstice, Equinox or Cross-quarter day).

Monthly Gathering! We are now offering a one-hour earth-based ritual on the first Tuesday of every month from 6 – 7 pm. We’ll be outdoors if possible, and otherwise, we’ll be in Hitschmanova, the room in the basement with a direct outdoor access down the slope from the parking lot.

The Earth Spirit Council

The council who organize earth spirit events consists of Mairy Beam (chair), Mary Bennett (communications), Louise Bunn and Huguette Sansonnet.

Click here to get information about upcoming events: Upcoming Earth Spirituality Events 

Special events

We plan to offer other events as there is capacity and interest, possibly offering the Paganism 101 course again, possibly in the Fall, 2018. If you are interested to help with events, it would increase our capacity.

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Honouring the sixth source in our statement of religious sources (earth-centred traditions), some Unitarians celebrate “turning the wheel” through the seasons.

Our buildings and grounds offer many opportunities to experience the awe and wonder of nature. From the sanctuary, you can see outside to the natural world. The garden path labyrinth and courtyard paved labyrinth offer a unique meditation experience. Community vegetable gardens sometimes offer some free pickings.You are invited to snip flowers and herbs as you walk the labyrinth.

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. This past year we enjoyed maypole dancing for May Day (Beltane).

Join our email group After you attend one of our rituals, you’ll be invited to join our email group for those who are Unitarian and interested in or already practising pagan, wicca, or other earth-centred rituas and traditions.

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Some interesting organizations and links

Here is information from the Unitarian Universalist Association about pagans and Unitarians.

Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans offer many resources.

British Unitarian Earth Spirit Network

Facebook group for Unitarian Earth Spirit

References

What is Earth Religion?

World Pantheism: A Religion of Nature, Earth, Gaia

Guide to Nature Spirituality Terms

Are You a Unitarian-Universalist (and/or a Pagan?)

Beliefnet Questionnaire about your beliefs and what religion is a best fit

Question #20 reads: “Revering (and/or worshipping) nature should be fundamental to my belief group.”

If you answer “agree” to this question, you might want to join us!