Archive for June, 2012

Jun 30 2012

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Meeting the Gods

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 6:00 – 8:00 PM

West Columbia, South Carolina

Cernunnos, Hathor, Shiva or Thor

– Where did you meet?

– How do you communicate?

– What do your gods ask of you?

– What do you ask from them?

Comments from participants at other PRTs:

“What a great night, I really loved the topic,and our guest speaker. Can’t wait to see you next month!”

“Once again, really enjoyed the presentation. Such great loving energy in that group of people. I could feel and see it.”

“Had a great time tonight, thanks all . . . ”

“The meeting tonight meant a lot to me- both the topic and the conversation. I hadn’t planned on saying exactly what I did, but I felt safe doing it. Safety isn’t something I take lightly. I also had some great talks with some members afterwards.”

“Thank you so much for an excellent meeting “I found the energy warm and welcoming.”

“That was really fantastic- and such a positive indication of things to come in SC!”

Location: Grecian Gardens, 2312 Sunset Boulevard, West Columbia, South Carolina, 29169, 803-794-7552.

Greek/family menu, plenty of parking.  Questions?  sekhmet at or 803-798-8007 or visit Pagan Round Table online

  • Bring a friend, and come prepared for a great discussion, keeping in mind the following group agreements:
    We announce the topic and/or guest for the evening at 6:40.
    We recommend that you order your food as soon as possible since we start discussion at 6:30.
    The facilitator introduces the topic for the night with a question, or sometimes we offer a guest presenter.
    After this introduction, all are invited to participate by sharing comments and/or questions of your own.
    Please limit your comments to no more than two minutes.
    A facilitator calls on people, if needed, e.g., if many try to speak at once or we have a very large crowd.
    No personally-affrontive comments are tolerated.
    Open disrespect of others, or of other religions, will earn you an escort out of the room.
    If you are not Pagan, thank you for coming, and you are very welcome to participate, but you may not evangelize or proselytize, or you will be asked to leave.
    At 7:45 PM, the facilitator begins to draw the discussion to a close.
    If necessary, the facilitator will say how many more people have time for a comment, or point to the one, two or three people who may speak in the remaining time.

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Jun 11 2012

Trance, Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012 6:00 – 8:00 PM, West Columbia, South Carolina

Commonly called a Near Death Experience or Astral Projection, an OBE is much more than these strict parameters. Authors use it in their novels for characters to undergo journeys to self-actualization. Medieval women saints experienced it to connect with God and Christ. Modern authors, like Anne Rice, have reimagined the OBE in forms ranging from Lestat’s Dante-esque journey, to Twilight and other modern paranormal novels, in order to form bonds between characters. Like the characters in novels, we can use trance/OBE as a means to connect to our gods and goddesses, to form bonds between our partners and friends, to go through our own journeys. Yet, we can use it to do much more. Imagine an OBE experience as a tool to discover yourself, manage pain, heal others, and help the dead find their way.


Erika Patterson is a South Carolina Druid, Co-Freemason, and Reiki Master/Instructor. She has a MAT in English and is published in The International Journal of the Humanities for The 9th International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities for her research “Texting: An Old Habit in a New Media.” She has also presented research at international and Medieval conferences on  T.S. Eliot, Margery Kempe, and Shakespeare. Erika has worked with women in Hypnobirthing and pain management during childbirth with training in Hypnotherapy.

Location: Grecian Gardens, 2312 Sunset Boulevard, West Columbia, South Carolina, 29169

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