The Pokey Finger of God

meditations on religion and culture

The Pokey Finger of God header image 4

Entries Tagged as 'fellowship'

Fellowship: Ritual and structure

September 23rd, 2014 · Comments Off on Fellowship: Ritual and structure · fellowship, ritual

Quick recap: Go to the Fellowship category there on the right to see all of the Fellowship essays. This continues from a recent set of essays here and here. Ritual is rightfully a topic of research and invention in and of itself, and for its own sake. It is distinct from faith, belief, habit, mime, […]

[Read more →]

Tags: ··

Fellowship: sketching a calendar

September 20th, 2014 · Comments Off on Fellowship: sketching a calendar · fellowship, intentional communities, ritual

Continuing from the previous post, I am working further on plans for an “event” in a few months. Step one is gathering together the calendar information relevant to the cycles of Venus and Mercury. This is done and available here. Based on the current date and the upcoming events, I see two particularly good dates […]

[Read more →]

Tags: ·····

Fellowship: Keystone Point approaching

September 18th, 2014 · Comments Off on Fellowship: Keystone Point approaching · culture, fellowship, intentional communities, ritual

I was reminded about my Fellowship project last night when I saw that my birthday this year is the day Mercury is hidden by the Sun. It will remain invisible for 12 days. (It’s actually passing in front of the Sun from our perspective, but you can’t see it without special lenses, because Sun.) Two […]

[Read more →]

Tags: ·····

Fellowship: Pentafest Ritual

February 15th, 2012 · Comments Off on Fellowship: Pentafest Ritual · fellowship, ritual

The Pentafest commemorates the conjunction of the Sun and Venus. As this occurs on one of the same five days each time (see Venus Mysteries), so all five days are celebrated each year. On the Pentafest date that coincides with a Sun/Venus conjunction, a special theatrical production is produced. The Pentafest celebration is part theatrical […]

[Read more →]

Tags: ···

Fellowship: Mysteries of Venus and Hermes

January 4th, 2012 · Comments Off on Fellowship: Mysteries of Venus and Hermes · fellowship

The educational organization (the Fellowship) described in the previous post would necessarily be included within the context of an organization that modeled its principles. This outer, or sister, organization would be the Temple, providing a regular calendar of celebratory events, workshops, meditation settings, and frequent opportunities to commune with the spirits of community and place. […]

[Read more →]

Tags: ···

Fellowship: Fundamental Idea and Principles

November 1st, 2011 · Comments Off on Fellowship: Fundamental Idea and Principles · fellowship

I would like to start something big and ambitious, something that just might save the world. Before I go into detail about what I’m visualizing as the full fruition of the idea, I will first share the fundamental reasons for even considering going down this path. The Principles Between my personal explorations and the work […]

[Read more →]

Tags: ··