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Earth, Air, Fire, and Water

 

Cultures throughout the world have expressed in their philosophies and mysticism the use of the elements to express the ideas of body, mind and soul. In the western world the elements most commonly used are Earth, Air, Fire and Water

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Aphrodite: Goddess of Love

Aphrodite has two birth stories, with the most commonly believed story is that from Hesiod’s Theogony, that she was born when Cronus cut off Ouranus’s genitals and threw them into the sea. So potent was the sky father that a great sea foam arose and from the sea foam Aphrodite was born and was carried to shore a on a scallop shell, fully formed and radiating beauty. In the Illiad however, Homer it is mentions that Aphrodite’s parents were Zeus and Dione.

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Our Calendar of Events page has been updated with the upcoming events of 2019!  The board is excited to be bringing in several guest speakers to lead monthly discussion groups, and for the first time ever we will be offering several new rituals this year!  Check out our Calendar of Events  page and be sure to save the dates!

 

 

Discovering Magical Wands

 

Magical Wands

Definition: a wand is an energetic tool to focus intent and subtle energy to change oneself, others or one’s environment. Continue reading “Discovering Magical Wands”

2018 Yule Party & Potluck

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Visualization Class Notes

Kristen recently (August 4th, 2018) lead the Sunday meeting in a discussion about Visualization and how it can be used in practice as it applies to our spiritual lives.  These are the class notes for that discussion.

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The Purpose of Hellenic Prayer and Ritual

In ancient Greece, praying to the Gods is a sacred act – whether it be thanksgiving, praise, or simple conversation.   The purpose of prayer and ritual is that of humans out to be closer to a God in love and respect. The act of trying to become closer to the Gods also draws the Gods closer to you.

Check out the class notes from a White Oak Grove previous discussion.

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Join White Oak Grove CUUPs on February 5th, 2017 for a discussion of Aphrodite: Goddess of Love.  12PM in the Rockford Unitarian Universalist library.  All are welcome, youth under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Join White Oak Grove CUUPs on January 8th, 2017 for a discussion of Swords and Wands.  12PM in the Rockford Unitarian Universalist library.  All are welcome, youth under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

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