This comes from a posting made by the Pagan Awareness Network on their facebook page last night asking for responses from Pagans about what would make them organize their money and time to attend events. From what I gather the back-story stems from a failed attempt at organizing a Sydney-based event recently which ran at a loss and was not well attended. It started me thinking of what would compel me to take time out of my busy schedule of work, family, and personal interests to attend such an event.
What can a Pagan event give us that we cannot already access ourselves within our own home? Here are some ideas which come to mind:
– Speakers of particular interests and specialities (meditation, Pagan history, spell casting or other ritual formation)
– Group circles, festivals, or gatherings (i.e. full moon, sabbats, rituals)
– Vendors with Pagan-specific products to see/touch/buy
To my mind all are quite valid, however why do we not come out to support our religion and meet with like-minded individuals? From my experience (mainly online) Pagans are very social people- so what is the issue?
Wondering what others may think? It is an interesting point to ponder.
Until next time,