“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.”

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Small Group Gatherings are on hold pending end of physical distancing measures

We sometimes offer an open circle using earth-based ritual from 7 – 8:30 pm.

We’ll be outdoors if possible, and otherwise we’ll be in the Main Hall or Hitschmanova, the room in the basement with a direct outdoor access down the slope from the parking lot. We announce the theme for each month so you can attend as you please, no pressure to attend every session. When we are celebrating a sabbat, we usually convene in the main hall.

If you’re new, we’d appreciate an RSVP so as to plan for an appropriate sized space. However, if you feel like being spontaneous, just show up and we’ll welcome you! Questions or suggestions, please send an email to the organizing group.

 

Earth Spirit Group
July ritual dedicated to our important friends, the bees!

 

Turning the Wheel of the Year – Special Events

We plan to offer public rituals for the eight sabbats. The 3rd Tuesday group will coordinate Solstices and Equinoxes and the last Thursday group the Cross-quarter days. Here are some of the ways we celebrate…

Maypole dancing for Beltane

 

Magical Herb Divination

 

Circle Dancing

 

Walk the Labyrinth

 

Our events also usually involve creating a sacred space to honour the four elements/directions – Earth/North, Air/East, Fire/South and Water/West as well as the God and Goddess (masculine and feminine) and our spiritual centre.

West – Water
East – Air
South – Fire
North – Earth

 

We also offer:

  • A ten-session experiential program, Paganism 101 explores paganism in depth in a group setting. You can contact us to be added to the waitlist for the next opening, or order a copy of the curriculum. Suggested donation to the Unitarian church is $50.00.  Learn more and sign up for the wait list here.
  • Regular circle dance gatherings often with a theme related to the turn of the seasons
  • Opportunities to walk our two labyrinths and participate in events including World Labyrinth Day. This year we hope to form a “Labyrinth team” who will plan events and tend the labyrinths. Contact unitarianlabyrinth@gmail.com if interested.

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Unitarian Earth Spirit Council

The council that organizes Earth Spirit events includes:

Paganism 101:  Louise Bunn and Huguette Sansonnet.

Earth Spirit Circle: Mairy Beam,  Wendy Bryan

Circle Dance Evening circle dances: Leslie Kemp

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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 free pickings.You are invited to snip flowers and herbs as you walk the labyrinth.

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

Contact us by email.

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!