Pagan Pride Day – Sunday August 30, 2015 – Peace Park… Come Catch Us There.

http://www.midmopaganpride.org/

Come on out to Mid-Missouri Pagan Pride Day! Located in Peace Park. 12PM for opening ritual. Come say hello to Hearthfires at our booth while you check out the other amazing vendors and entertainment.

Go to their website for all the updated information.

Community Feed Back Follow Through 2015 Schedule

After two fantastic discussions about what the community needed, Hearthfires is going to make some changes to our schedule and our services.


Our Schedule is as Follows

First Monday of the month will be Workshops and Presentations – The location of these for now will be at Hyvee where we are currently meeting. However, look forward to them being moved to the library, as we are able to reserve the space.

Third Monday of the month – We will be meeting either at our regular meeting place for Crafternoon or at a restaurant of choice. June will be Crafternoon on June 15, 2015 (Wand Making) and July will be at the Heidelberg for Pagan Night Out.

Also, look forward to some field trips in 2016 as well as some open rituals in town, being brought to you by the First Temple of the Craft of WICA – Naofa Tintean

2015

June 15 – Crafternoon – Wand making

July 6 – Paganism – What is it? Who is it? An overview.

July 20 – Heidelberg – Pagan Night Out

August 3 – Stone and Plant Correspondences – how to use them.

August 17 – Crafternoon – making incense – using magick and aromatherapy

September 7 – Symbology – Just how close was Dan Brown’s book to real life Goddess worship?

September 21 – Craft Beer Cellar – Pagan Night Out

October 5 – Divination with Taz – Tarot 101
October 19 – Crafternoon – Ancestor Rattles

November 2 – Divination with Taz – Palmistry 101

November 16 – Shakespeare’s Pizza – downtown

December 7 – Divination with Susan – Astrology 101

December 21 – Yule Logs – Create your own

Remembering Those Who Served

Whether we believe in the concept of war or not, there are many who have served our country and lost their lives for the ideals of protecting our right to freedom. This includes the right to disagree with the wars that our country enters into. Pagan Cultures all over the world from our most ancient of times, have given honor to the warriors who have fallen in battle. We, at Hearthfires want to take a chance to say that yesterday we paused for a moment, put aside our mundane lives and honored those that have fallen. We will begin our regularly scheduled meetings on Monday, June 1, 2001. For some interesting information on honoring our fallen. Please find the following blog written for yesterday in Patheos.com.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/panmankey/2015/05/a-pagan-memorial-day/

Drug, Paganism, Healing

Tonight we had a fantastic discussion on the uses of drugs in magick and the practice of Paganism. We talked specifically about the use of alcohol during ritual as seen in both the Wiccan and Heathen traditions. The differences between the two, and what sacred drink ment. From that discussion we trailed into a heated discussion about genetic modification of plants and animals. Some interesting sites and ideas that we spoke of can be found at the following links.

http://www.grandmotherscouncil.org/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/30/daan-roosegaarde_n_5044578.html

Hope to see everyone next week at the Heildburg Down Town Columbia. Meet and Greet the local Pagans at a local landmark.

Earth Day Columbia MO

Earth Day in Columbia, Missouri is this Sunday. We, at Hearthfires, will be sharing our space with Mid-Missouri Pagan Pride. Tonight’s meeting is all about planning for our booth at the event. Come by and say hello on Sunday, April 19, 2015 in Peace Park. Our booth is located on 8th Street.

Hearthfires is a proud sponsor of Mid-Missouri Pagan Pride and their out reach educational program. Stop by their website at www.midmopaganpride.org to find out more information.

Sex, Sexuality, and Paganism

This hot topic was the theme of of our evening. What is it about Sex that sells? How does being Pagan affect how you would describe your sexuality? One of our patrons said that they would “have to give careful consideration in what it means to embody the Goddess in my intimacy with another person.” Another person said, “Being Pagan is at the root of my sexual expression. I am the whole of the Divine, both God and Goddess, this means that I express both sides, finding what is right for me is about balance.”  —– Just a snippet from our fantastic discussion tonight.

New Meeting Location and Date; Also, All-New Topic Discussions and Workshops!

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We’re off to a great start in 2015! Although our previous meeting location, Freebirds, has closed, we’re back and having lots of fun!
Our current meetup location is the Hy-Vee deli at 3100 W. Broadway(corner of Broadway and Fairview) on the west side of Columbia, MO. We’ve also changed our meeting time to Mondays at 7 PM (except on the second Monday of the month, when the business meeting starts at 6:30).
We’ve revamped our format to include topic discussions and workshops—in Taz’s words, folks can look forward to “a fantastic writer who is going to talk about the Power of Words and Magick, an Amazing Stone worker who is going to talk about crystal gridding, a well known Heathen that is going to talk about his path, and so many more to come. Stay tuned…. for further updates” here and on our Facebook page: Hearthfires: Mid-Missouri Pagan Spiritual Alliance.
Our events are open, and the general public is welcome to attend and learn more about our community. Feel free to invite your friends, and we hope to see you there!

New Year, New Meeting Spot, Same Hearthfires!

mirror-ballsIt’s true, we’ve moved!

Downtown Panera has closed, but after a couple of false starts we’ve found our new meetup location: Freebirds World Burrito on Broadway. Our meeting time remains the same (Wednesdays at 7 PM except on the second Wednesday of the month, when we start the business meeting at 6:30).

We hope to see you there!

Pagan Pride: Thanks for Coming to See Us!

pagan prideJust wanted to post a big thank you to everyone who came out this weekend, either to help with the booth or to attend the festival. Sunday was an excellent time, and could not have been without everyone who made it so!

Also, big thanks to everyone who stopped by the Hearthfires booth to check out the items in our “Pagan yard sale” collection, and for supporting Hearthfires. Without you, we wouldn’t be able to do the things we do!

If you missed us this weekend and want to support our work, please consider clicking the Donate button. Every little bit helps!

Get ready for Mid-Missouri Pagan Pride!

mid-mo-logoLooking for something to do this Equinox weekend? Why not swing by Peace Park in downtown Columbia for this year’s Mid-Missouri Pagan Pride celebration?

This year’s line-up includes workshops on ritual, women in paganism, green issues, Germanic Heathenry, modern Druidry, and more! Live music (including sets by Elven Drums, Brian Greenway, Quercus, and the Irish Ragtag Band) begins just before 1 PM and runs all day. Pagan Pride also brings a variety of local and visiting vendors and info booths.

Don’t forget to pop by and say hello to us at the Hearthfires booth, maybe and check out some of the items we’ll have on sale as part of our “Pagan Yard Sale” fundraiser!