Monday, March 22, 2010

The Writhes of Spring

When you want to impress people with how up-to-date and progressive you are, showcase a fakey synthetic reproduction of primitive fertility superstitions:

Saturday officially marks the first day of spring, being the day of the spring equinox.

Members of Mother Grove Goddess Temple will celebrate at 7 p.m. Saturday with A Breath of Appalachian Spring: A Ritual in Celebration of the Spring Equinox, in the parish hall of the Episcopal Cathedral of All Souls in Biltmore Village.

Saturday's event is open to all faith traditions, said Byron Ballard, wiccan priestess and a member of the temple. Mother Grove “isn't a wiccan group, though some of us are wiccans,” she said.

Well, that's cool, because the Episcopal "Church" isn't a Christian body, though there are some Christians in it.

But considering how close their "mission statements" are, this sounds like a match made in, ummm, Gaia?
“Mother Grove is an outgrowth of the work of several people in the goddess/earth religions community,” Ballard said. “Its goal is to create a permanent sanctuary, where people of all faith traditions may openly and safely celebrate the divine feminine, the goddess.”

At least the local bishop didn't first select a successful, thriving parish, wrench it away from the dirty Christians infesting it, and hand it over to a bunch of pagans. Like Nosferatu, the witches were invited in.
Jill Boyer is a co-founder and priestess with Mother Grove. She says she looks forward to celebrating “with my celebrants and community, having time to celebrate something that is very important to me and the ritual aspects themselves.”

Boyer believes people have an ancient and human need for ritual and celebration in groups, and to acknowledge the changing of the seasons.
Just herding together in groups is important, no matter what the purpose. And the "rituals" are hopefully picturesque and quaint, with colourful props and costumes.

Actually, I've heard that, in the spirit of ecumenism, Mrs. Schori is going to show up for this event, and she's even had a new set of kick-ass vestments designed for the occasion:



(Hat tip: Stand Firm)

23 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

So whose head is Kali Jefferts Schori holding??

Ellie M.

8:41 pm  
Blogger Dr. Mabuse said...

More to the point, whose _______ is she holding in the other hand?

9:07 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In her other hand she is holding the collective property of the HOB.

Carolyn P.

8:26 pm  
Blogger Dr. Mabuse said...

Clearly, one hand is all that is required.

11:17 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She's holding it in trust - you know, the Dennis Canon and all that.

Carolyn P.

7:16 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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6:40 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Regarding the anonymous post at 6:40 - Please, Bishop Schori, you really shouldn't be posting on blogs.
Shalom,
Carolyn P.

9:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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9:05 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon,
Watch that some of that bile doesn't dribble down the front of your blouse. It's a tough stain to remove, as I'm sure you know.

Your sister in Christ,
Carolyn P.

8:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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9:10 pm  
Blogger Dr. Mabuse said...

My only regret is that I don't know how to use photoshop - I'd have added a striped oven mitt on the head. Maybe I can figure it out in time for the big Easter morning procession the Madwoman of Second Avenue will be leading.

9:26 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon,
What is up with the homosexuals' obsession with underwear? I just don't get it.
Thanks,
Carolyn

10:52 pm  
Blogger C. Andiron said...

Come on, anon. Your side can dish it out but can't take it, eh? And really, compared to some of the garbage that TEO has engaged in recently, this is kid glove treatment.

You realize you come across as an insecure, thin skinned, hysterical stalker, don't you?

If by any chance you are Lutheran, please let me ask you to refrain from reading 'Bondage of the Will'. You might have a fainting fit. The good Doctor may not agree with that, but she'd at least respond intelligently, and not with self indulgent hysterics.

Rock on, Doc. Don't let the nutter trolls wear you down.

12:04 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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9:35 am  
Blogger Dr. Mabuse said...

"Who said I was a homosexual? "

LOL - But you are, aren't you?

Actually, don't even bother to reply. If you deny it, nobody would believe you anyway. But if by some remote chance you're not, ask yourself why everyone got the identical impression about you? Hint: it isn't "magic"; it's easy.

10:27 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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8:49 am  
Blogger Dr. Mabuse said...

So we were right, then. Thought so.

6:44 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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10:43 am  
Blogger Dr. Mabuse said...

Guess you're still too stupid to get it; nobody here needed to rely on you saying you're homosexual - it's obvious. Your attempt to pass as normal failed. Without any photo, video, or background investigation, based solely on the handful of comments you've made on this one post, we can tell what you are. Now, I'm not going to engage you in any more conversation, and I'm going to delete any more comments you place here, because frankly, you're stinking up my blog and I don't find you entertaining at all.

3:28 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dr. Mabuse, you lasted a lot longer than I could have. I guess that's why I don't have a blog.
She is clearly seriously deranged, and you're right - she was putting quite the stink in here.
Wow. We should pray hard for her.

Carolyn P.

8:39 pm  
Blogger Dr. Mabuse said...

Well, some blogs can enjoy a lively exchange of varied opinions, but it doesn't work when it peters out into axe-grinding and monotonous malice. On some subjects, I guess no problem would arise, but this one clearly taps into a monomania and it's not going to get better by feeding it.

4:15 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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8:12 pm  
Blogger Dr. Mabuse said...

I warned you.

9:43 am  

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