Welcome to the MIT PSG Wiki - Homepage of the MIT Pagan Students' Group
The MIT Pagan Students' Group is a support network for Pagans in the MIT community. We welcome MIT students, employees, family members and anyone else in the MIT community with an interest in Paganism. In addition to organizing meetings and hosting rituals, we work to improve the image of Paganism in our community. Paganism is an affirmation of the beauty and sacredness of life on this earth, and of our unity with it.
The MIT PSG is also an informal collection of Wiccans (ranging from hierarchical rigid traditionalists to radical separatist feminists), Discordians, Pantheists, Shamans, Taoists, and those still searching for a path. The group is open-minded enough for people interested in Paganism as a personal religious phenomenom, as a broad political agenda, or as anything in between and beyond.
To see what is going on at the PSG, please take a look at our Current Events!
The MIT PSG office is in Walker Memorial in room 50-318.
Here are the dates of our upcoming events:
5/4, 7:30-11, Bealtaine / Connect
6/22, 6-11, Midsummer / Achieve
8/3, 6-11, Lughnasadh / Harvest
9/28, 6-11, Mabon / Appreciate
11/2, 6-11, Samhain / Remember
12/7, 6-11, Yule / Begin
Bealtaine / Connect (Ritual and Drum Circle)
Date: Saturday, May 4, 2013
Time: Drum Circle: 7 pm; Ritual: 8 pm
Our celebrations consist of 2 parts. First there is a drum circle from 7 until 8 (http://psgs.us/mucambridgedrumcircle), and then a participatory ritual from 8 to 10 (http://psgs.us/mupaganawakening). You can go to one, the other, or both.
People can come and go as they please for the drum circle, but we hope that people will arrive for the ritual by 8 and stay until the end.
Once the ritual starts, if you must arrive late, please enter quietly and wait to be let into the circle.
Location: The beautiful MIT Chapel, on the MIT campus in Cambridge, MA at Mass Ave & Amherst St., MIT
The MIT Chapel (W15) (http://psgs.us/MITChapel) is the cylindrical building with an odd spiky thing on top near the MIT Student Center. Get to 77 Mass. Ave. on the side opposite the MIT entrance with the pillars and walk west, away from the pillars, towards dorm row -- the chapel will be on your left. If you get to Kresge Auditorium (the building that looks as if you could ski off it), you've gone too far. If you notice a large inflatable grub-like thingy to your left, you have definitely gone much too far.
Parking: Parking is available in the Chapel Turnaround: "Parks 20 cars and is for use with Chapel events. Turnaround is located on Amherst Street just after the Chapel."
Price: Free, but suggested donated of $5.
In February, our seeds lay dormant. In March we planted them with our intentions for the year and saw them sprout. Now, as we enter the light half of the year, we celebrate the power of growth and raise the energy of the May pole towards the power of creation.
This is an open public ritual. It is intended both for those curious about Paganism and for practicing Pagans. All participants are equally welcome.
This event is drug and alcohol free.
Live music provided by Martin Case and the Lee.
Excerpts from our Imbolg/Inspire drum circle,