It’s an Aphrodite weekend, as all of them should be. I wanted to give a shout out to my dear friends Steve and Emily who are representing Our Lady of the Sea and Sky at the Sacramento Pagan Pride event this weekend. Here is the description they gave me:
“On this upcoming Sunday the 14th at 10am Emily and Steve will be leading a ritual entitled “Honoring Aphrodite: an ADF style Ritual”. ADF (Ár nDraíocht Féin) is a pan-Indo-European religion, historically based on the Druidic religion of the Celts and expanded to encompass many polytheistic traditions.
This Sunday we will be adapting the ADF-style worship structure to the Hellenic tradition and specifically honoring Aphrodite, a very ancient and primeval deity born directly from the union of Gaia and Uranus, Earth and Sky. We will show Aphrodite’s important role in the evolution of the Cosmos, honoring the beauty, symmetry and sensuality that She embodies. In the birth of Aphrodite, Cosmic perfection is achieved for the first time.
Come worship with us at this outdoor event at the Sacramento Pagan Pride festival September 13 and 14 located on the grounds of the Fair Oaks VFW, 8990 Kruitof Way, Fair Oaks, CA 95628. Admission and parking are free, there will be plenty of vendors and rituals. For more information and schedule of events visit http://sacpaganpride.org.”
I think this sounds like a very nifty hybrid ritual. I’d love for them to do a write up to share with people here afterwards. If you are going to Sac Pagan Pride, please check it out!
May all of you have a joyous, love-filled weekend.