Pagan Values Month

I’ve come across this on a couple of different pagan blogs recently and the idea has definitely caught my attention. Recently, I was trying to explain to a member of my extended family why I’ve chosen Paganism and I found myself discussing my values more than the basic religious template. So, from the Pagan Values site:

Once again we are nearing the June Solstice.

The Sun is nearing its height in the Northern Hemisphere and nearly hidden from view in the Southern Hemisphere. Midsummer and Yule, festivals of fire and of light. Times to exuberantly celebrate all that makes life bright and wonderful, and to light our personal and familial candles and hearth fires of our inspiration and nourishment in celebration of our beloved living.

Once more I issue a Challenge and a Call to my fellow Pagans, of every Pagan faith and path, to join me in blogging about Pagan Values in the month of June.

I invite you to share those Values and Virtues and Ethics and Ideals that you have found within whatever your Paganism is. How do you carry these jewels out into the world, thus enriching it and yourself, in your daily lives? What has living your Values taught you? How have the Ethics or Ideals of your particular Paganism challenged you? What have you discovered about yourself in your relationships with the Gods, and the world around you, and with the Ancestors, and with the Spirits of the World around you – however your individual Pagan path defines these things?

Yours in Peace and Curiosity,

Pax, your editor

IF you would like to take part in the 2010 International Pagan Values Blogging and Podcasting Month there are several ways to participate!

Before June:

Spread the word about the project!

If you think you’d like to participate leave a comment in the comments section of this message with a link to your blog or site. (and direct folks here so they can find out more and let your erstwhile editor know if they are interested)

Think, pre-write and meditate on the topic, it can sometimes be surprising difficult to articulate ones deepest feelings and instincts especially on such heartfelt topics!

Feel free to ask questions and share ideas!

During June:

Once you have posted your blog post or uploaded your episode you leave a comment, or another comment, in the comments section of this post linking not only to your blog or site, but to the specific post or episode!

Feel free to sign onto delicious and, or if you are already on delicious, to tag your post (or one in the event you particularly like) with the tag “metapagan.values” to not only help archive valuable Pagan writings and share them with others, but to also aid your editor in his chosen task!

For ease of research for future generations of Pagans, the suggestion has been made to use, or also use, a standardized tag “PVE2010” for Pagan Values Event 2010 across the many article and information sharing social networking sites. Please do!

The Pagan Values Blog will then begin creating an index of contributions, similar to the one created for the 2009 event.

Some blog posts will be asked permission to re-post in their entirety (with appropriate byline and copyright information) on the Pagan Values Blog.

SADLY, the Pagan Values Blog does not (at present) have the capability of similarly archiving/re-posting podcast episodes. We will however be asking select podcaster participants (whose contributions will be linked to both in the index and in individual entries on the Pagan Values Blog) the opportunity to post a written piece to the Blog either summarizing or expanding on their chosen topic.

After June:

Enjoy reading, and blogging and podcasting about the contributions, and discussing them with your friends and communities!

PLEASE NOTE: Should your everyday life interfere with your intention to post or record your contribution in JUNE, the cut-off criteria will be if you posted your intent before the end of June 2010!

Sounds interesting, right? Well, I’m not sure what I’ll post yet, but I’d like to participate in some way or another. Keep an eye out for it :)

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