So some of the writings in the Pagan blogoshpere recently have talked about Lammas or Lughnassadh ~ I think thats right, this is part of why I call it Lammas… 😉 as a Harvest festival. Some of the discussions have gone to talks about memories of canning and preserving fruits and vegetables.
This has me thinking. When we have conferences, or other Pagan events with Workshops, why can’t we have a few arts and crafts based workshops?
Imbolg would be a great time for all sorts of arts and crafts based workshops… maybe making your annual Imbolg event a Pagan community Collegium?
Or sponsoring a bread baking workshop in July such that at the local Lammas festival you could break bread at feast with several home-made loaves of bread?
You have the larger world example of the magick of the Aids Quilt… and I know other organizations have used this physical metaphor for healing those left behind as well as remembering their beloved dead… what about a Samhain quilting event?
There have been a few good Pagan oriented crafts and cook books… but I think maybe we as communities could afford to invest more face to face time with one another…outside of the circle… and it just seems to me that one of the most natural ways a religious community (or related religious communities) can enjoy fellowship is to engage in Creative activities that nourish the soul and bring us in closer contact with the Creator, Creatrix, or original Tree!*
*= depending on your faiths creation story…