A recent survey by the Pagan Unity Association has revealed a community need that isn’t currently being served. The problem is that many Pagans aren’t attending open Pagan events because they don’t know about them. As a community, we’ve become overly reliant on Facebook to spread the word about our events. Yet unless you are paying to promote your event on Facebook, chances are that it gets lost in a sea of other updates.
EarthTides has stepped up to offer our website as a hub for Pagan events in Maine. We already have a calendar page, and have added an easy-to-use submission form below the calendar itself. Please try it out by adding your upcoming event, or sharing it with someone who is hosting an event:
Plans are also in the works to start an e-mail newsletter, which would most likely be a monthly list of upcoming events. We’ll let you know when that’s available, so you can join if you’d like to be kept up to date on what’s going on.
EarthTides began as a networking organization nearly three decades ago, set up to connect Pagans in the pre-Internet days. It feels right to reconnect with those roots, creating a hub where all the various Pagan organizations, circles, coven, groves, teachers, and other communities can spread the word about the work they’re doing in the world. All traditions are welcome to contribute. We need more connection, more people working together to heal humanity and the Earth, more ways to educate, revitalize, and nourish ourselves and others. Let’s do this!
We’d love to hear your feedback about the submission form, the calendar, and the idea of creating a monthly events newsletter. Please leave your questions and comments below!
Nikki Starcat Shields
EarthTides Pagan Network
July 27, 2016 at 8:32 am
I am a solitary crone in the greater Bangor area. I appreciate Earthtides for filling this void, as I know not everyone uses Facebook. I do keep myself aware of events via several Maine pagan groups, though I hardly ever attend group events myself. This is not likely to change, as being a crone (who is also working as a folk artist and subsistence farmer) I need to more closely guard my energy and time than I used to when I was young and often burned the candle at all three ends. When I have surplus produce, I offer it — free or for energy exchange — to both the pagan and secular communities. thus far, though, I have had few takers willing to make the trek to my location (only half an hour north of Bangor) to take me up on my offers. My path and my Gods call me to a path of self-reliance and the hard work that entails, and I am more than willing to teach and share what may appear to be mundane skills (tending fowl, gardens and fruit trees and bushes, as well as putting by the abundance of the season of fire to carry one through the season of ice. For me, these are NOT just mundane old skills, but the traditions that honor the old Gods and the old ways.
July 27, 2016 at 12:46 pm
Thanks, JJ. Maybe you’d like to post a “produce day” on the calendar from time to time? The sacred work you’re doing sounds amazing. Blessed Be! – Starcat