Leaders' Wisdom Circle
Time & Location
About the Event
Planning an "in person" event in this pandemic world? Join us for our next Leaders' Wisdom Circle for the TOLIS on January 9 from 9a-12p (PT), 10a-1p (MT), 11a-2p (CT), 12-3p (ET) for a short worship, a leadership training on planning events in these times, an open round for discussion and a final round in gratitude and future planning/visioning. This is intentionally set up for naturecentric spiritual leaders/professionals to help us deepen our personal Work, as well as to connect/network with others to find a supportive community for leaders.
Michael Agee of Ffynnon (http://www.ffynnonoregon.com) will join us to lead a leadership training/group discussion:
Weaving the Necessities
From ceremonial magic to community kitchen, an approach to crafting a successful pagan event. It all starts with that spark, that bit of divine inspiring light that descends into your life as an image of beauty and power and grace... that becomes a thread and all too soon a tangle of choices and meetings that bog down into ever more specific choices leaving you tearing your garments wondering “Why, oh why, do I let myself get into these things?!”
We’ve all been there. The purpose of this presentation is to offer one pagan’s approach to bringing off a successful event that leaves everyone’s heart uplifted and soul deepened without ruining your weekend. We also will be talking about best practices to holding events in person in this current pandemic climate, things to consider and choices to make... also, we'll discuss strategies for communicating with people with varying opinions of what they will personally do to keep everyone safest possible.
This should be a deep and important conversation.
Please join us in a Circle of Support for Nature-Centered Group Leaders, Healers, Teachers, and Professionals on January 9 from 9a-12p (PT), 10a-1p (MT), 11a-2p (CT), or 12-3p (ET).
This is a free benefit of membership in our association. Membership only requires 2 things, agreement with our ethics and a tiny contribution equivalent of $11 annually (which supports our website and media needs). Both can be done as part of the registration process.
TOLIS Leaders' Wisdom CircleZoom
Round 1: Ceremony and Centering
“Every moment a maenad and bacchant!”
Michael Agee grew up talking to trees in KY. He moved to Oregon in 1986, when the Occult section at Powell’s Books, Portland was a single thin shelf and would-be buyers more nervous than if it were porn. He joined the Order of the Sacred Band gay men’s spirituality group, the Oregon Pagan Council, and supported Circle of the Dance and SisterSpirit. Michael co-founded two 501(c)3s, The Nine Houses of Gaia and Other Worlds of Wonder, serving on their boards and in ritual through the NW Fall Equinox Festival and SunFest summer solstice festivals. He is co-founder and owner of Ffynnon, a 75 acre forested retreat property for spiritually minded people aka ‘Pagan land’ (or like we in the TOLIS like to say, ‘Land Sanctuary’), near Vernonia, OR. “Ffynnon; Where Art, Spirit, and Nature Meet”. In addition to all this he is keeper and curator of the Sheila Redman Goddess Collection and founder of the Pacific Northwest Pagan History Project. Michael says, “Every moment a maenad and bacchant!”