Beth Owl’s Daughter, local mistress of the tarot and metaphysical mastermind, was recently diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. People from all over the community are coming together to help her and her family out in ways they can. Be sure to check out Beth’s website, as well as a GoFundMe, to find out more information and ways you can show your appreciation for Beth Owl’s Daughter’s many, many years of community work.
One of Durham’s resident witches, Lynn Swain, has opened up a metaphysical shop on 9th street. Her opening night was on the August full moon, and she’s excited to offer monthly full moon rituals and workshops. Stay tuned for exciting announcements about Durham’s own A Unique Shoppe!
Our friend Philip just launched an IndieGoGo campaign to fund his awesome tarot deck! You might know Philip from our monthly meet-and-greets over at our favorite place in Durham, the tarot bar called Arcana. Durham has read for us many times at our meet-and-greets and other fun and esoteric events.
“The Tarot of the Human Experience uses modern black and white photography to capture archetypal situations that are common to our human experience. This deck is a modern conceptualization centered on the core elements of classic tarot design: 22 major themes of human life (e.g., The Fool’s Journey), 4 suits related to the 4 elements, and 16 aspects of personality found in the court cards of the minor arcana).”
Be sure to check out Philip’s IndieGoGo campaign and get yourself this great deck, and come get a reading with him at one of our meet-and-greets, the first Wednesday of every month!
Did you know that Wednesday August 17 was "Black Cat Appreciation Day"? Recently we were sent this message:
“Hi, I foster cats for the Wake County Animal Center. I thought your members might like to know that there are a lot of black cats and kittens that are at the shelter or in foster homes.”
If your household isn’t already at pet capacity, please consider a black cat as your new best friend!
It’s the season for Pagan Pride! Our friends down in Raleigh are incredibly busy preparing for this year’s Pagan Pride Festival. They are currently looking for volunteers, so if you’ve enjoyed PPD in the past, please consider showing your appreciation by donating some of your time! (or, if you are a local business person, please consider donating either to their Red Cross gift bags or to the raffle.) There are lots of ways to help out, so just reach out and ask!
TAPA is happy to be hosting a table at Pagan Pride Day for the third year in a row. Our first year we facilitated an afternoon ritual, our second year was filled with workshops and new friends, and this year we are excited for new adventures! We’re looking for help at our table, so if you like TAPA and you like meeting new people, please consider signing up for a shift (or two!) to help out at our table. Every little bit helps! (And it gives the steering committee a chance for a potty break!)
This is our BIG EVENT of the season!
Our first fundraising event, Under the Harvest Moon, will take place on Saturday, October 15 at 7pm in Chapel Hill. We are going to have a raffle, TWO fires, a fire performer, snacks, a community altar, an opportunity to share fliers and business cards, two live bands, donation-based divination, and at the end of the night, a drum circle and dancing! Admission for Under the Harvest Moon will be $10 per person. We are SO excited for the opportunity to gather with our friends and family for a fun, casual, evening of Pagan shenanigans! This event is in preparation for a larger event in April, the “Fools and Fairies Springtime Soiree”. The Soiree will be on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Arcana in Durham. After these two events we hope to raise enough money to begin the process to attain non-profit status. (Wohoo!)
How can you help us? Here is a list of requests/suggestions:
- Please come to our party! We want to hang out with you!
- We are accepting donations for a raffle to be held during the party.
- We are looking for people to help set up before the event on Saturday, as well as people to help clean up late on Saturday evening or Sunday the next day.
- We are looking for designated people to help tend the fires during the event (gathering wood, poking it, making sure my yard doesn’t burn down, etc.)
- We don’t want to make the party an official potluck, but we would very much appreciate anyone who brought snacks or drinks to share with the group. This will cut down on our overall expenses immensely.
- We are looking for people who are skilled in divination to donate their time and talents for an hour or so at the party (we want to schedule shifts.) This can be anything – intuitive readings, tarot, runes, etc.
- We are looking for extra tables and folding/camping chairs. (right now we have one table and one camping chair… so anything helps!)
- We want this to be a good networking opportunity, so please bring your fliers and business cards for yourself, your business, your blog, your events, etc! The Triangle area is full of awesome people doing awesome things – this is your chance to show off!
- Bring yourself, your friends, your family, your frenemies, your circle, your coven, your grove, etc! We want a lot of people – the more the merrier!
- We have a volunteer who is facilitating a drum circle, and he has requested that people who are able bring a drum or noisemaker for themselves, as well as any extra drums or noisemakers they feel comfortable sharing with the group. We’re gonna make some noise!
- You are invited to bring items with which to decorate our community altar. We’re Pagans, after all, and we love creating sacred space and beautiful altars!
- Most of all, we are asking people to share this event far and wide! Share it with your friends, your family, your social group, your religious group and circle, your favorite Facebook groups and pages, yahoo group, etc. We want this to be a huge event, with lots of fun and happy folks. We want to have a great party, and we want this to be a chance for community connections and fun. We can’t possibly do this without you and your help!
Finally, please let us know what we can do to help you! TAPA’s goal for the year is to expand out and help other groups. Please let us know if you want us to attend your event, post it on our website, post it on Facebook, etc. Do you need someone to help set-up, clean up, hold a candle, read a script, drum a beat? Please let us know what we can do to help you, no matter how big or how small! TAPA is literally, absolutely nothing without you, so as you help us, let us know how we can help you!
Thank you so much for your friendship, your love, and your support. TAPA wouldn’t be where it is without you, and we’re so humbled and excited for the possibilities ahead. We look forward to seeing you at the Harvest Moon party, or hopefully sooner!
Link to the Harvest Moon Facebook event:
Link to the 2017 Fairy Ball:
Before you go, here are some more upcoming TAPA events. As always, you can check out TAPA events at this link http://triangleareapaganalliance.weebly.com/upcoming-tapa-events.html and community events at this link! http://triangleareapaganalliance.weebly.com/community-events.html
Sunday September 4, time TBD
3rd Annual World Goddess Day
sponsored by TAPA, facilitated by Gaia’s Circle
West Point on the Eno, Durham
Wednesday September 7, 7pm
Triangle Area Pagan Alliance
Saturday September 10, 5pm
Autumnal Equinox/Mabon – Goddess Alive!
Madron, Welsh Mother Goddess of Mystery
Saturday September 17 and Sunday September 18
Pagan Pride Day 2016
Wednesday, October 5, 7pm
Triangle Area Pagan Alliance
Saturday, October 15, 7pm
Triangle Area Pagan Alliance
Under the Harvest Moon - Fundraiser party