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My Intro [Jul. 11th, 2008|10:58 am]
Chicago Pagan Community
oliviaofthesvu
 Hi.  I'm new to the group, and wanted to post my intro.  I'm Nicole aka --Liv.  I'm 28 and from Berwyn, IL.  I live w/ my partner Brandy, and we've been together since 2002.  I've been into wicca/paganism off and on since I was 18.  am also working on my Master's degree in mental health counseling w/ the goal of becoming a certified drug and alcohol counselor (CADC).  just found this group and thought I'd join.  thanks.  
--Liv
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(no subject) [Jul. 10th, 2008|07:08 am]
Chicago Pagan Community

thefaeryking
 The links now work thanks to Night Flower. Please pass this on.

Greetings,

It has been a long time since I have posted, hoping some may remember me, and hope all are doing well :)

"As much as His Highness is trying to conserve his energy for Sirius Rising and Starwood some challenges do find him that need to be dealt with. He and Jordan take their role within this very diverse combination of tribes very seriously. They are only about two hundred signatures short of the needed five thousand to protest Kathy Lee Giffords thoughtless negative remarks about pagans."

Being as the Video The Faery King Posted is important, as well as the Petition regarding Nasty Pagan's I am hoping I have created WORKING links to both.

Faery King's You Tube Video Link ::Click::
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2ZgwWiOZik

Nasty Bad Pagans Petition ::Click::
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/quotnasty-bad-pagansquot-protesting-hate-speech-on-nbc

Love and Light~
Night Bloom
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OT but thought you'd like to see [Jul. 2nd, 2008|02:59 pm]
Chicago Pagan Community

doom_diva
My brother just launched this site, which is similar to FreeCycle, but a lot easier to use.

http://www.zeestreet.org

Thought you'd like to check it out :)
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Diana's Grove Land fundraiser Chicago July 19th [Jun. 30th, 2008|03:02 am]
Chicago Pagan Community

shauna_aura
Hi all,
FYI....some devastating stuff is going on near Diana's Grove. Please consider attending the below event, or, if you aren't local, donating directly to the Grove.

Blessings!
-shauna

Chicago Mysteries presents:
In Service to the Sacred:
A Fundraiser to Save the Land at Diana's Grove
Presented as an Earth Spiritualists of Chicago Main Event

July 19th, 2008, 6pm-midnight
2032 W. Fulton, Chicago, IL  
60612

Do you value the environment?
What if the choices you made could save sacred land?
You can make a difference.

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Fundraser for Diana's Grove .... if you ever wanted to stop a logger, now's the time [Jun. 27th, 2008|11:24 pm]
Chicago Pagan Community

catbirdgirl
Chicago Mysteries presents:
In Service to the Sacred:
A Fundraiser to Save the Land at Diana's Grove
Presented as an Earth Spiritualists of Chicago Main Event

July 19th, 2008, 6pm-midnight
2032 W. Fulton, Chicago, IL 60612


Do you value the environment?
What if the choices you made could save sacred land?
You can make a difference.

Right now, in the foothills of the ancient Ozark Mountains, a forest being razed to the ground. Half of a total of 880 acres is already a wasteland of dust after the devastation of clear-cutting. This unsustainable logging practice threatens this beautiful land, the habitat of hundreds of species of plants and animals, and the local watershed.

This land borders Diana's Grove, a nature sanctuary and retreat center dedicated to personal and spiritual growth that has touched many lives here in Chicago, and in earth-based communities around the country.

You can help save this land

Please join us for a festive evening of fundraising to generate abundance, both financial and energetic, to help protect this sacred land. You can make an ecological difference in the world with your actions and choices.

For over 15 years, the land of Diana's Grove has stood to support the sacred work of hundreds of people, as well as rescued hundreds of dogs. Diana's Grove offers Mystery School and other retreats that foster personal growth, community building, and leadership development using earth-based spiritual values, practices, and processes.

Make a change in the world that you can see

Right now you can directly save the land; every donation helps to save a tree, and benefit this endangered environment. Your smallest donation matters. All profits generated from this fundraiser will go towards the Diana's Grove land fund.


Schedule of Events:

6:00 Doors open
Enjoy the potluck offerings, as well as musical entertainment; sacred play to help save sacred land.
7:00 Land Rescue
An optional informational session on effort to save this land.
7:15 Ritual information session
Find out more about the evening's ritual and prepare for the work of the night.
7:30 Ritual
Together, we lift our voices and connect from our deepest selves to the sacred land beneath our feet, sending healing energy to protect sacred lands near and far.
9:00 Auction
Bid on gorgeous donations from local businesses and community members.
9:30 Gaia's Groove
Dance for the dream of a healthy planet with a drum circle as well as an eclectic mix of worldbeat and other danceable tunes. Will you groove for the Grove?

Admission:
$5 and up, sliding scale. Please donate what you are able toward the land fund.
Please also bring a potluck dish to share, and any items you would like to donate for the auction.

This is a family friendly event, and children are welcome until the Gaia's Groove dance party begins. This event is drug and alcohol free. Please also join us in recycling during this event, and consider using ecologically sustainable choices in food containers.

Contact information:

ShaunaAura@ringinganvil.org, river.roberts@gmail.com, 773-506-1099

More information:
For more information about the programs at Diana's Grove, please visit http://www.dianasgrove.com

The Chicago Mysteries are a local group devoted to the work of the year-long Diana's Grove Mystery School program.

This fundraiser is our effort to support the Diana's Grove staff in preserving this land. Other ways to support the effort include a plan that will enable you to help with the preservation of this land through buying into a landholder agreement, or through tax-deductible donations in any amount. Visit http://www.dianasgrove.com/landproposal.html for more details.


Directions:
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=2032+W.+Fulton,+Chicago,+IL+&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=77.383149,102.480469&ie=UTF8&ll=41.887327,-87.672873&spn=0.017476,0.02502&z=15

Public Transportation: Nearest stops are the Green Line at Ashland and Lake, and the Blue Line at Damen and Grand. Contact Shauna for carpooling connections.


May your sacred lands be held in the hands of the Goddess.



crossposted to my personal journal, paganchicago and chicago_pagans
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Scott Helland: The Traveling Band of Gypsy Nomads LIVE April 4th [Mar. 20th, 2008|07:23 am]
Chicago Pagan Community

jandervk


The ex-HxC Punk Rocker and Gypsy Nomads are back with their blend of Folk Rock!

There will be no city show this time around, but they will be playing in the SW burbs. Though, they will be back in August to play the Fairie Festival! Also, later in autumn, if things go as planned, we will be putting on a very special show, with a very special line up!

http://www.scotthelland.com

http://www.myspace.com/thegypsynomads

http://www.myspace.com/neomediaeval
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Woot! [Dec. 14th, 2007|07:37 pm]
Chicago Pagan Community

phaedra_13
[Current Location |Home]
[mood |ecstaticecstatic]

As of 7:00 pm tonight, the US*99.5 St. Jude Radiothon raised more than $1.8 million. That's over $400,000 more than we raised last year. **does a happy dance**

If any of you were able to donate or were able to come in and volunteer, thank you!
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Shameless plug... [Dec. 12th, 2007|08:30 am]
Chicago Pagan Community

phaedra_13
[Current Location |Work]
[mood |bouncybouncy]

If the mods feel this is inappropriate, please let me know and I will delete it.

I know this isn't specific to pagans, but it is specific to Chicagoans...and since I am both, I thought I'd try and post a shameless plug (this is cross-posted as a public entry on my personal journal).

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Yep, it's that time of year again. The time where I shamelessly promote my do-gooder nature and encourage the rest of you to donate your time and/or money to a very worthy cause (if you can). I do this event every year and I love it. I rarely have the money to donate, so I am always donating my time to helping answering phones.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Radiothon
Sponsored by WUSN - US*99.5 FM in Chicago
Thursday, December 13 and Friday, December 14
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Gurnee Mills Mall, Gurnee, IL



St. Jude's is a cancer research and treatment center for children. The majority of their donations go straight to research and the rest goes to the hospital. They are NON-PROFIT. The funds raised help keep the hospital up and running. This hospital does not turn ANYONE away...even those without insurance. They pay for travel and meals and hotels for families who just can't afford it, but who have children with cancer.

This year, I will be helping out on Thursday, December 13 (yes, tomorrow) from 6 am - 9 am. If you have some spare time and want to help out, or just see what it is we all do, we'll be located outside of JC Penney (Entry G).

If you live in the Chicago area, you can tune into US*99 beginning tomorrow morning to get the number to call in your donations (again, this is only if you can). Any amount will help out - $5, $10, $20, etc. If you can REALLY help: a $30+/month donation via credit card for one year will make you a Partner in Hope.

If you don't live in the area, you can go to the US*99 website to listen in. If you don't want to call at all, you can make donations via the St. Jude website (linked above).

This is one of the few things I get really excited about. I don't have children of my own, and none of the children that have ever been in my life have ever had to deal with cancer. But for some reason, this holds a special place in my heart and I encourage people to donate or to come in and help out answering phones, mailing out shirts, whatever.

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Again, if this is inappropriate for this community, please let me know.
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HILDEGARDS (Sweden) w/ DJ JanderVK in Chicago! [Sep. 18th, 2007|06:45 am]
Chicago Pagan Community

jandervk
[Current Location |Vinland]
[music |Hildegards-"Skänk I Mera Mjöd"]

Neo-Mediaeval Musik Productions proudly presents:



FREE show!

September 29th, 2007

@ Mercury Cafe
1505 w. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL.
http://www.chimercurycafe.com


I am extremely excited to present the Hildegards here in Chicago! They are a traditional Mediaeval Folk band from Sweden. For fans of artists such as Qntal, Van Langen, and Faun, but more on the traditional side! You can take a listen to their music on their My Space(provided below), and come see them live September 29th!


DJ JanderVK 6pm - 7pm (pending/to be updated)

Hildegards (Sweden) 7pm - 8pm

I need all of my fellow Chicago Heathen/Asatru/Pagan friends to come out and support this!! :)


http://www.myspace.com/hildegardz

http://www.myspace.com/neomediaeval

x-posted just about everywhere! ;)
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Just wondering... [Sep. 11th, 2007|04:18 pm]
Chicago Pagan Community
lulu_plum
[mood |hopefulhopeful]

Is there anything interesting going on for the Autumn Equinox? I am so excited about the weather changing. I love fall so much - the light, the air, the colors. 

Also, does anyone know of any drum circles in or around the city? Preferably something one could get to by public transit...?
 
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