Practicing Polytheism: A 30-day Challenge Day 7

On her blog, A Forest Door, Dver has challenged Polytheists to write about their religious practices for the month of September. The blog post https://forestdoor.wordpress.com/2016/09/01/are-you-up-for-the-challenge/ and the John Beckett's post which is referenced, are both worth reading. It has been months since I last wrote a blog post, let alone a series of blog posts, but I felt like...

Impressions of PantheaCon: The Aftermath

I find that every year, it takes awhile to process my experiences at the convention and to wade through the aftermath. I posted about my direct experiences here, but I find that now that it's been three weeks, I've had enough time to really think about my experience, and read about others' experiences. For the first time, I find myself considering not going next year. In short, I was...

Impressions of PantheaCon: Sunday

I lingered at home instead of returning to the Con in the morning. It was nice to relax, drink hot coffee (with coconut milk French vanilla creamer - yum!) and watch some Buffy the Vampire Slayer before heading back to the Doubletree Hotel. The first session I attended on Sunday was Rethinking the Language of Health for Clergy with Reverend Gina A. Pond. This was a discussion I was eager to get...

Impressions of PantheaCon: Saturday

There is a palpable lack of energy at this particular Pantheacon. Everyone seems much more quiet and less enthusiastic; maybe it's Mercury retrograde or maybe everyone is still reeling from 2013. We showed up later in the day, mostly because we had such a late Friday night and wanted to sleep in. Diana Paxson's Divine Relationships was the first session we attended. Diana was her usual...

Impressions of PantheaCon: Friday

I arrived mid-afternoon and was happy to find parking easily and get through the pre-registration line quickly. We were handed our programs and walked off to choose a session at 3:30. We wandered around a bit, and eventually sat down to watch the people. I imagine that there are a disproportionate number of people from the San Francisco Bay Area who come to Pantheacon. However, I have met over...