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Southern Maine Pagan Pride
Age Range/Type: Family
Located in: North Waterboro, Maine
Key Contact: Oden Willigar
Spiritual Path: Pagan
Status: Established Group
Community Support: None Offered
Group Overview: Maine Pagan Pride Day is just one part of a national event that features hundreds of pride events all over the world, joining thousands of pagans together to celebrate diversity within spirituality and bringing awareness about the peaceful paths of paganism to all who want to participate.
At Maine Pagan Pride Day, you will be able to experience a lot of different aspects of various Pagan traditions and beliefs. It will be a day of fun and learning.
National Pagan Pride Mission Statement
We try to keep our purpose balanced through the inspirations of Air, Fire, Water, and Earth:
* Air: Education
We're never going to be able to practice our spiritual paths openly if we don't give the public accurate information about what we do and do not do.
* Fire: Activism
People aren't necessarily going to go out of their way to find out what Pagans really do. We have to have the courage to act on our convictions and do what we need to do.
* Water: Charity
We know that what we do returns to us. We need to demonstrate this by offering compassion to our communities where it is needed. When we share our own abundance, we show that we trust the Gods to share abundance with us in return.
* Earth: Community
We're never going to be able to practice openly if we don't know anyone else in our local Pagan communities. We need to weave networking webs in our cities, in our towns, in our rural areas. We need these webs to support one another. That support will also show those who would restrict our practice that we are not just a few isolated wackos, but are a growing congregation of people who adhere to a faith that, while different, is as valid as their own.
Pagan Pride Project defines "Pagan" as: someone who self-identifies as a Pagan, and whose spiritual or religious practice or belief fits into one or more of the following categories:
1. Honoring, revering, or worshipping a Deity or Deities found in pre-Christian, classical, aboriginal, or tribal mythology; and/or Practicing religion or spirituality based upon shamanism, shamanic, or magickal practices; and/or
2. Creating new religion based on past Pagan religions and/or futuristic views of society, community, and/or ecology; and/or
3. Focusing religious or spiritual attention primarily on the Divine Feminine.
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