Acadiana Spiritual Association is a non-profit multireligious organization which conducts workshops, seminars, and charity events The primary purposes of the Acadiana Spiritual Association is a fellowship of alternative, non-mainstream religious practitioners of tribal, primitive, ancient, neopagan, and/or reconstructionists who cooperate to promote common values and goals for the betterment of themselves and their local religious, social, political, familial, and work communities.
Mission: To encourage constant reflection on and attainment of spiritual growth. Though the organization is primarily for individuals of a Pagan faith, all individuals who wish to expand their understanding of Pagan traditions and/or allow religious diversity to serve as a catalyst to their spiritual practices are invited to join. To contribute to the community at large by increasing the quality of life for all of Acadiana’s members. ASA will host and participate in social justice programs, raise environmental awareness, and celebrate the religious diversity of our area. It attempts to manifest tolerance, balance, and equality within the community and environment while raising awareness of relevant environmental and social issues. To strengthen community bonds between local Pagans. It is our goal that the organization serve as a venue for finding and befriending like-minded Pagans. By creating a network of local Pagans, we hope to give all participants spiritual and social support. Through activism and awareness, this network also builds positive relationships between Pagan and nonPagan communities. To strive to establish a greater tolerance for all religions in Acadiana. Any person, regardless of faith (or the lack thereof) has a right to practice (or not to practice) a religion. No individual should suffer undo tragedy on the sole basis or absence of religious affiliations. ASA facilitates religious tolerance within the Pagan communities and within the rest of Acadiana by raising awareness of religious diversity via social events and education and advocating for religious rights. To educate its members on various aspects of different Pagan traditions, magical systems, and religious philosophies through workshops, symposiums, member and guest presentations, and other mediums, many of which are open to the public. ASA will also attempt to educate members of the public on Pagan traditions to promote religious tolerance and awareness.
Doctors, nurses use drum circle to relieve stress
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A Daoist Gospel: Holmes Welch’s Parallel Sayings of the Dao De Jing & the Christian Gospels
Here are some parallel sayings from the Dao De Jing and the Christian Gospels compiled by Holmes Welch in his wonderful Parting of the Way: Lao Tzu and the Taoist Movement (pages 5-6). He used translations for the Tao Te Ching by Lin Yutang, except for two, as marked, from Arthur
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A Tarot Reading For 2019
One thing is for sure: The wheels of justice have begun to turn.
Priest Paul Cudby builds bridges between Christians and Pagans
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Halloween-time traditions around the world
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All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day in Rome 2018
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Samhain is What You Make of It
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Horns and Antlers and All Hallows Eve…..
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Pagan Interviews: Rev. Ayliah Cannon
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It wasn't always a symbol for evil.
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Due to the Easter holiday Coffee Cackle group will meet on April 8th at Barnes and Noble 11:00am - 2:00pm.
All are welcome to join.
First ASA New Council meeting of 2018. Come join us to share ideas for the coming year.
Swing on the Spiral.
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