~We Have an event next week on Tuesday (4th). It will be held in Voyager South and will run from 7-11 pm.
~There will be a table on Monday (3rd) from 11-3. Please sign up on the Yahoo poll if you can work at it.
~The planning committee for the masquerade ball will be on Wednesdays at 6pm. The group will meet in the theatre lounge, but may move after people show up.
~Button designs will be due on the 19th (Wednesday). We will vote on the offered designs and choose 1 for our official buttons. They must say SCSU Pagan Alliance on them. A button template will be posted on the Yahoo group and will also be brought to the meeting on Wednesday (5th).
~There will be a button making party on October 16th (Sunday) at 7pm.
~We discussed respect issues in the group. House rules will be read at the next meeting (5th).
The topic was magic in everyday life. We went around the circle and each told how we use magic or experience spirituality on a regular basis. Meditation was the most common answer, but some others that came up were: magical cooking, shielding, appreciating nature, creating things (crafts, jewelry, etc.), and interacting with animals. Many of the people who answered do not actively use magic or hold ritual everyday, but use it in a more passive way.
The other obvious incarnation of magic in everyday life is in the media. The popularity of books like Harry Potter, movies like The Craft and Practical Magic, and TV shows like Charmed and Sabrina the Teenage Witch now help shape the landscape of our popular culture. For good or ill we are now in the public eye and need to be aware of it.