I want to talk about a nonprofit organization I am a member of. I recently shared about my getting a kick in the ass from the All Father himself, and the different pagan gods telling me to create a safe space for all pagans and those who just want to learn. Well this led me to my friend Kharma Lindsey. Her, and her circle had already started the process of starting up the same idea I was out recruiting for. This was the day I became a part of Pagan Perspectives AZ.
Pagan perspectives AZ is based in Prescott Arizona made up of pagan community members, artists, witches, healers, and shaman. We are working to bring the greater pagan community together in support of each other. Providing a place for people of all beliefs and backgrounds to share, teach, celebrate etc.
currently we are only doing 2 sabbats just because of the cost and work that goes into them. We will be doing more of course but for now we are doing Yule, and Midsummer. Yule is a potluck dinner being held at Collective Karma 450 W Goodwin St, Prescott Arizona. December 22nd from 4-8. There’s a sign up for dishes on our website pagan www.paganperspectives.org along with more information on us and what we do.
Midsummer this year was our first under the Pagan Perspectives AZ flag. We spent it in Skull Valley Arizona at Juniper Well Ranch. This beautiful place holds such great energy and magic. We have done gatherings before but this one was our first large event. We had community meals, camping, workshops, rituals, stories, drumming, hand tastings and more. It will be happening again this midsummer, and I promise to update with the details as soon as we work them out.
While most pagans tend to not have churches, we have the same rights as those churches of Christian faith. This means while for now we raise money to pay for the holiday events, we have bigger goals. Buying land to create a sacred sanctuary, or a community of tiny homes to assist with the homeless. Create scholarships for kids to go to college. Grants for projects to better the community. Rather than putting money into building another church or mega churches etc, we can use that money for something the community actually needs.
We look to have classes for those who want to explore a different path. We have support groups for empaths. Almost the entire board at pagan perspectives are empaths. We understand how hard it is to deal with the world and navigate those energies.
For those who want to explore witchcraft, we can have experienced witches share their experience and abilities to teach classes.
For those who want to know about past lives, or reiki, or whatever, we have people for you.
Need to unburden yourself of your woes, but don’t feel the church is for you? We have people who are trained counselors, or people who can just sit with you so you don’t feel alone. We have you.
We are not to be feared. We are here to help. We hold strong to our beliefs of karma, the rule of 3, and believe we all are beautiful pieces of stardust. We are all the true light in the darkness.
You are beautiful.
You are valid.
You are loved.