This coming Sunday, September 21st I will be teaching a workshop at the Pagan Pride event at The Harold Parker State Forest in North Andover, MA (sorry, that's Massachusetts, USA for other state/country people).
Subject: The Circle and Cross Talk: Re-visioning Pagan/Christian Relationships
Location: Harold Parker State Forest, North Andover, MA
Time: 12:15 - 1:15
Here is a link to the event
Here is the link to the Workshop descriptions (you will find mine toward the bottom of the list)
Here is the link to directions to the location
and here is the description without going to the link:
The Circle and The Cross Talk: Re-visioning Pagan/Christian Relationships, Pastor Phil Wyman
Looking back to the Caesars and to the Burning Times, misconceptions and urban myths have had deadly results for both Pagans and Christians. In our own times, though mild in comparison, Pagans have been on the receiving end of the religious persecution. Some have chosen to remain in the broom closet, and others have faced the struggle head-on, sometimes to bitter disappointment with family, friends and work associates. This workshop is designed as a deeper look into the worldview differences between Christian and Neo-Pagan thought, with a focus upon deconstructing and re-visioning some of the beliefs which cause the greatest pain. Come learn to navigate this battlefield of philosophical tension. Topics of frustration to be covered include judgment, conversion, spiritual dissonance and sexuality.
I am honored to be openly accepted, and allowed to offer my limited scope of wisdom in this event, which celebrates a spirituality different than my own, yet among a group of people I have come to love so deeply. If you are planning on being at Pagan Pride, I would love to have you join me for the workshop in Area 2 - in the woods at The Harold Parker State Forest in North Andover, MA.
There are some of you who have expressed interest in coming to the event, and commuting together. I will be arriving at the event at 8am, and doing some set up work with the organizers. If you would like to join me, let me know. I will need to leave Salem by 7:20am.