“Communion” – A Glossary for "Permaculture" and "Transition" Children by Willi Paul, Planetshifter.com Media

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“Communion” – A Glossary for “Permaculture” and “Transition” Children by Willi Paul, Planetshifter.com Media

Old Mythology -

Holy Communion (also called the Lord's Supper and the Eucharist) is a rite considered by most Christian churches to be a sacrament. According to some New Testament books, it was instituted by Jesus Christ during his Last Supper. Giving his disciples bread and wine during the Passover meal, Jesus commanded his followers to "do this in memory of me," while referring to the bread as "my body" and the wine as "my blood." Through the Eucharistic celebration Christians remember Christ's sacrifice of himself once and for all on the cross.

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New Mythology -

Consider a new communion based on Nature and the global community. An interchange or sharing of thoughts or emotions; sharing or holding in common.

Examples of sacred participation may include the following:

Amazon Tribe Ayahuasca Ceremony

The Ayahuasca ceremonies are led by people with years of experience taking Ayahuasca and they are well versed in dealing with different situations that may arise within ceremony. Logistically, one person leads the ceremony, while other experienced assistants support the participants, in order to provide a safe environment for you to go through the experience with peace of mind. It is important that participants feel safe, especially if this is the first time you are taking Ayahuasca.

Quaker Meeting for Worship

Quakers (or Friends, as they refer to themselves) are members of a family of religious movements collectively known as the Religious Society of Friends. One type of gathering is called unprogrammed worship (also known as "silent worship" or holy communion). Friends believe that God plans what will happen, with his spirit leading people to speak.

American Indian Rain Dance

The Native American Rain dance is a centuries-old tradition, filled with symbolism, including the wearing of feathers and turquoise to represent wind and water.

Permaculture Convergence

The annual Northwest Permaculture Convergence is a unique opportunity to share permaculture skills, stories and fun with others who are working to build resilient communities. The 2015 Convergence is the first ever to be hosted in a suburban neighborhood. In Eugene, host city for the event, there are many impressive sites to show and stories to tell about greening our lives, neighborhoods and communities.

Share Faire – Transition Palo Alto

Our quarterly Share Faire brings all the benefits of sharing Stories, Skills, and Stuff together in one fun event. Come join us to share garden produce, arts and crafts supplies, books, toys, and clothes. We’ll have music, bike repair, storytelling, and other demos each time.

Neighborhood Mythology Program - A Curriculum Vision

Desired Outcomes -

+ Community Awareness and Trust Building
+ Revitalized Power of Old Mythologies
+ Improved Writing, Illustration for Storytelling & New Myth Making
+ Spreading Permaculture and Transition Values

Pagan - Celebrations of Nature

Paganism sees the Divine as manifest in all Nature. For Pagans, the turning pattern of the seasons is a mirror in which to see reflections of the many changing faces of the Old Gods. Pagans celebrate seasonal festivals to commune with Nature's mysteries. By way of myth, poetry and ritual drama, Pagans enact simple rituals as acts of worship and joyful celebration.

UN – General Assembly

The General Assembly meets under its president or Secretary-General in regular yearly sessions the main part of which lasts from September to December and resumed part from January until all issues are addressed (which often is just before the next session's start). It can also reconvene for special and emergency special sessions. Its composition, functions, powers, voting, and procedures are set out in Chapter IV of the United Nations Charter.

Family Picnic / Fishing Trip

Nothing says summer better than a leisurely picnic and eating alfresco is the perfect way to celebrate the season. But eating outdoors shouldn’t mean leaving a trail of litter in the form of disposable plates and cutlery. There are plenty of ways to make your picnic as green as the grass you’ll be sitting on.

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No matter how or when you choose to get together, only you can decide what is sacred.

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Other glossaries in the series by Planetshifter.com Media:

+ Water – A Glossary for Creative Kids

+ Alchemy: A Glossary for Permaculture & Transition

+ Prosperity: A glossary featuring Permaculture, New Mythology, Bioneers, Transition USA, Green Peace and Daily Acts with Discussion Questions

+ Light: A Glossary for Creative Writers

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