There are many ways to get to know the Gods and enjoy their company, but the simplest one is to invite them over for supper. There aren’t any strange rites to do beyond being a good host; just serve them good food and drink and pay attention. Dumb suppers, named such because the spirit guest is mute, have been practiced for a long time to meet with dead loved ones but they work just as well to meet Pagan Gods. For a few years now, I’ve been hosting monthly suppers to befriend lesser known Goddesses and learn their lost stories. Come share your own experiences and hear what has worked best for us through trial and error in practicing the virtue of hospitality.
Offerings for today’s practitioner
Offerings are common in many of our traditions, ranging from libations poured by the ancient Greeks and Romans to the animal sacrifices in the temples of the ancient world to bread and milk left out for the fair folk. How many of these practices are still appropriate for us now? What new kinds of offerings might be appropriate instead? Do we need to make offerings at all?
Emralde Kat moderator, Morgan Daimler, Kathryn Smith