As you may have heard, there’s going to be a polytheist conference in Olympia, Washington this summer called MANY GODS WEST– looks to be a great line-up of speakers, and I think this is only the second cross-tradition polytheist-specific con ever (after the PLC last year). I will be there for one day only, as part of the Βακχεῖον – a group putting on a large ecstatic ritual for Dionysos on August 1 (which just happens to be the anniversary of my very first mainadic ecstatic state!). I can tell you honestly that this is shaping up to be a truly fantastic ritual, and I am really excited to have another chance (which have been few and far between) to worship my god in such a public and communal manner. My hope is that we are able to spread His blessings, His madness, His loosening, His intoxication, His frenzy to everyone who attends, and that in doing so we will honor Him properly.
But of course, these things don’t just magically come together without a little practical help, and we need yours! We are running a FUNDRAISER to pay for things like our members’ transportation costs, hotel rooms, ritual materials, wine, etc. We’re also all putting our own money into this of course (not to mention a lot of time and energy), but none of us are well off, and to make this happen properly we are looking to the community for a little support.
Please visit our Indiegogo page, watch the video, and consider donating. There are lots of good perks, including a limited number of bottles of my very own DARKWOOD INCENSE POWDER from my Goblinesquerie Etsy Shop. Your donation will help us put on a ritual worthy of Dionysos!