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Author Topic: Will there be a Cauldron Technopagan Winter Solstice 2008?  (Read 13839 times)
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« Reply #30: November 25, 2008, 08:23:14 am »

It looks like it was in the Full Members only area under Holidays and Festivals.

I'll solve this issue by Host fiat, unless their is objection from Altair we'll put it in the Pagan Religions 101 folder this year so everyone can participate and so folks do not have to depend on staff to start the topic(s).
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« Reply #31: November 25, 2008, 08:41:20 am »

I'll solve this issue by Host fiat, unless their is objection from Altair we'll put it in the Pagan Religions 101 folder this year so everyone can participate and so folks do not have to depend on staff to start the topic(s).

No objection whatsoever.

So everybody, when the night arrives, look for "Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice 2008" in the Pagan Religions 101 folder.

As for possible new twists, I had one idea: To get through the cold and dark of the longest night, folks traditionally would gather around the fire and tell stories, sing songs, etc. So if we consider the Cauldron our cyberfire, maybe we could keep our eyes open between now and the solstice for stories, poems, songs (or for that matter, photos or artwork) that we'd like to share, themed around the idea of cold, dark, and the return of light afterwards (literally or figuratively)

--They could be links to stuff on the web, or if they're brief, you could post it in the thread itself (assuming you're not violating copyright)
--They could be your own work, or the work of others that you admire/find appropriate

Anyway, that's just a thought. The key thing is, I don't want anyone to feel like that's the way they *must* approach the thread; it really should be free-form, for people to post whatever they want (report on how the solstice is progressing in their area, just how woozy they're feeling due to lack of sleep, etc.) But the storytelling idea could be one way to add an extra aspect. (Heck, we could even have one person start a story, and have other posters add to it as the night progresses.)

What do you guys think?
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« Reply #32: November 25, 2008, 11:15:57 am »

What do you guys think?

Sounds like fun.  I may have to take a break from my personal NaNo and contribute a few stories Smiley
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« Reply #33: November 25, 2008, 11:41:40 am »

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« Reply #34: November 25, 2008, 02:07:23 pm »

What do you guys think?
That sounds cool!  It may not come to anything, but I'm feeling some stirrings of inspiration; I might just have something original to contribute.

And I agree completely about it being free-form - part of why I enjoyed it last year and am enthusiastic this year (and look forward to the possibility of it becoming a tradition) is that it allows people of very diverse beliefs/practices, with the only necessary commonality being a wish to mark the solstice and the idea that a vigil is a fitting way to do so, to celebrate together.

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« Reply #35: December 08, 2008, 10:44:30 am »

is that it allows people of very diverse beliefs/practices, with the only necessary commonality being a wish to mark the solstice and the idea that a vigil is a fitting way to do so, to celebrate together.

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Pretty much took the words out of my mouth. Smiley

I really love this idea.. I wanted to participate last year... but I forgot why I didn't.  Huh

Oh well... new year, new chances. Smiley
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« Reply #36: December 08, 2008, 07:52:16 pm »

I really love this idea.. I wanted to participate last year... but I forgot why I didn't.  Huh
Same here.

I'm in! Saturday to Sunday is great. As usual, I want to do more actual practicing than I am now (damn RL!), so this will be a perfect way to push myself to do so, if people here are expecting me. lol.
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« Reply #37: December 08, 2008, 11:10:24 pm »

Pretty much took the words out of my mouth. Smiley

I really love this idea.. I wanted to participate last year... but I forgot why I didn't.  Huh

Oh well... new year, new chances. Smiley

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I'm in! Saturday to Sunday is great.

Excellent, excellent! I'm getting very excited already. In fact, to make sure everybody knows, I just plugged it in the Pagan Religions 101 folder, where the thread will ultimately reside, come the solstice.

This could be big fun...
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« Reply #38: December 09, 2008, 01:29:00 pm »

Excellent, excellent! I'm getting very excited already. In fact, to make sure everybody knows, I just plugged it in the Pagan Religions 101 folder, where the thread will ultimately reside, come the solstice.

This could be big fun...

I'm looking forward to this too.
Already planned somethings to do and maybe write about Smiley
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« Reply #39: December 13, 2008, 11:53:50 am »

--They could be links to stuff on the web, or if they're brief, you could post it in the thread itself (assuming you're not violating copyright)

I have something.  It's not a story but it is relevant and I find it interesting to do on Solstice:

There will be a live webcase of the sunrise at Newgrange this year.  They started this last year but I don't know how well it's advertised.  For those that are staying up all night, it will be showing from 8:30-9:30 GMT (which is 3:30-4:30am Eastern Time).  It's pretty amazing.  Here is the link:

http://www.newgrange.com/webcast_08.htm

There is also the webcast of the sunset at Maeshowe which happens around 2:40pm GMT (or 9:30am Eastern) here:

http://www.maeshowe.co.uk/index.html

Enjoy!

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« Reply #40: December 13, 2008, 12:46:33 pm »

I have something.  It's not a story but it is relevant and I find it interesting to do on Solstice:

There will be a live webcase of the sunrise at Newgrange this year.  They started this last year but I don't know how well it's advertised.  For those that are staying up all night, it will be showing from 8:30-9:30 GMT (which is 3:30-4:30am Eastern Time).  It's pretty amazing.  Here is the link:

http://www.newgrange.com/webcast_08.htm

There is also the webcast of the sunset at Maeshowe which happens around 2:40pm GMT (or 9:30am Eastern) here:

http://www.maeshowe.co.uk/index.html


Cool! Thanks, Holly. I'll probably copy and paste this into the actual thread on that night, if you don't go ahead and do the same.
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