Today I attended an Esbat – the first in a couple years, I think. It was put on by the local CUUPs chapter. There weren’t as many people there as there were last time, but still some familiar and new faces. The ritual was very Wiccan, which isn’t a problem, of course, but I’ve not been to anything like that since leaving Utica. I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect and the ritual wasn’t briefed very well beforehand so there were some awkward moments. We did get some energy flowing, which was fun. We made some holy water for spells and consecrations which will be nice to have. The ritual leader never lead us through a grounding which I believe helped trigger a headache. I did some grounding when I returned home which helped. So… all in all, pros and cons to the ritual. I really liked getting to know people, working with others towards a magical goal, and seeing new ways of doing things, but I think they could plan it better. In their defense, they did admit that they hadn’t really planned well to begin with! I do intend to keep going for now. There was some good energy and the fellowship is nice.
I also did some shopping today. I bought some clothes, some art supplies to make more tree spirits, and the latest edition of Witches and Pagans. I have a lot to keep me busy!
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