Two More Reasons to Rejoice

Another month has passed, another major Satanic holiday has passed. There is a breather until the next really, really major holiday. Many people find the end of October through the end of December a particularly hard, dreary time. We’ve made it through before, and we will make it through again.

Another RA/MC Survivor Poetry Reading

About three weeks from now, there’s going to be a joyous event. Another online poetry reading! I hope those of you who missed the first one will come to this one. Here’s the bare outline —

This reading will be a little different. It will be shorter, but it will have the same structure. Greetings, a preview of what’s coming, the poetry reading itself, a short break, and then questions and comments. What’s really different is that people can read one of their own poems during the questions and comments period.

There will be an Eventbrite announcement with sign-up information which I will post here as soon as I receive it. The reading will be over ZOOM, so if you need to install ZOOM, do it now and play around with it to get used to its features. It’s pretty easy – zillions of people use it and you will be able to, too.

Start and end times are:

Saturday, October 23 at 4-5:30 PM Pacific Time.
Saturday, October 23  at 5-6:30  PM Mountain Time.
Saturday, October 23  at 6-7:30  PM Central Time.
Saturday, October 23  at 7-8:30  PM East Coast Time.
Sunday October 24  at 10-11:30 AM Melbourne Time.

Over-all, this one was easier to organize than the last one. There were some parts that seemed more difficult, but not too many. We had most things in place, and that meant a lot less work for all. (When I say “we” I mean River, Leni, and me, the co-hosts last time.)

If you want to be on the mailing list, let me know in the comment section and I’ll make sure you are included.

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A New GrassRoots RA/MC Survivor Community Organization

Creative people are good at creating things but not always good at polishing them or promoting themselves. I know that’s so for me; I tend to drop the ball toward the end of a project in dread of what is coming next. I’m also not very good at technical things. It’s much easier for me to write something than to get it up on the Net. I imagine that a lot of other people have this right brain/left brain problem.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have a personal assistant all to myself? Or an assistant I could share with six or ten artists? Or an agent? We could all huddle together and do what they we do best in peace and quiet.

Problem – artists are not known for having extra money, not even enough to pay a sixth or a tenth of an assistant’s salary.

So, how about an organization that could do all this and run on volunteer power? There could be free DIY cheat sheets on a number of topics. A list of volunteers could be compiled. People happy to copy edit, proof read, design layouts, computer trouble shoot – all those good things that others are lousy at. In other words, sort of a cross between a good fairy and Task Rabbit.

This organization could also help artists with publicity – announcing their events, groups, or books in a newsletter and on social media sites and allowing them to use its name to broaden “brand recognition.”

What we can’t do for ourselves, by ourselves, we could do, together, for ourselves and for others.

Guess what? The co-hosts of the poetry series, Leni, River, and I, have created just such an organization. We are calling it “The GrassRoots RA/MC Survivor Collective.” Right now we are working on a website. When it gets a little further along, I’ll send you the link.

The first event to find a home at the GrassRoots Collective will be the poetry reading on October 23.

And, even as you are reading this, the second event is taking form in somebody’s mind.

(A little voice in the back of my head said, “Fuck Halloween. I have better things to do.” Hope others feel the same!)

 
Upcoming Holidays

October

10/11 (?) Columbus Day

10/13 Backward Halloween

10/20 Full Moon

10/31 Halloween/start of Celtic New Year/start of the dark half of the year

November

11/1 All Saints’ Day

11/2 All Souls’ Day

11/4 Satanic Revels

11/11 (?) Veterans’ Day

11/18-19 Partial Lunar Eclipse

11/19 Full Moon

11/25 Thanksgiving Day (United States)

11/28 First Sunday of Advent

11/30 St Andrew’s Day

December

Sundays of advent: 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19

12/4 Total Solar Eclipse

12/18 Full Moon

12/21 Winter solstice/Yule/St. Thomas’ Day

12/24 Christmas Eve

12/25 Christmas Day

12/31 New Year’s Eve

Dates Important to Nazi and Neo-Nazi groups
10/4  Hitler’s alternate half-birthday (Note: Hitler was born on Easter, so Nazis celebrate his actual half-birthday, 10/20, and his alternate half-birthdate six months after Easter, which falls on 4/4 this year.)

10/16 Death of Rosenburg

10/19 Death of Goering

10/20 Hitler’s half-birthday

11/9 Kristallnacht

11/29 -12/16 Chanukah/Hanukkah  (Jewish Festival of Lights)

(NOTE: Not all groups meet on Jewish holidays. Some groups also mark Candlemas, Beltane, Lammas, Halloween, the solstices, and the equinoxes.)

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You can find more information on the following holidays at: 

Halloween (personal) – https://ritualabuse.wordpress.com/2016/10/11/halloween/ 

Halloween (background) – https://ritualabuse.wordpress.com/2011/10/02/samhainhalloween/

Thanksgiving https://ritualabuse.wordpress.com/2016/11/20/thanksgiving/

Yule/Winter Solstice https://ritualabuse.wordpress.com/2012/12/15/yulewinter-solstice/ 

Candlemas –  https://ritualabuse.wordpress.com/2012/01/21/candlemas/

Valentine’s Day –  https://ritualabuse.wordpress.com/2016/02/10/valentines-day/

Spring Equinoxhttps://ritualabuse.wordpress.com/2012/02/13/the-spring-equinox/

Easter: personal – (for background, see Spring Equinox) – https://ritualabuse.wordpress.com/2014/04/21/easter-blues/

Walpurgisnacht/May Evehttps://ritualabuse.wordpress.com/2017/04/20/walpurgisnacht/

Beltane https://ritualabuse.wordpress.com/2013/04/28/beltane/

Mothers’ Dayhttps://ritualabuse.wordpress.com/2016/04/26/mothers-day/

Fathers’ Day https://ritualabuse.wordpress.com/2020/06/20/ritual-abuse-and-fathers-day/

Summer Solstice (corrected text) – https://ritualabuse.wordpress.com/2013/06/15/well-this-is-embarrassing/

Lammas https://ritualabuse.wordpress.com/category/lamas/

and https://ritualabuse.wordpress.com/2012/07/23/august-ritual-dates/ 

Feast of the Beast/Bride of Satan: Part 1 https://ritualabuse.wordpress.com/2013/08/31/the-feast-of-the-beast/

Feast of the Beast/Bride of Satan: Part 2 https://ritualabuse.wordpress.com/2017/03/20/feast-of-the-beast-part-ii/

Fall Equinoxhttps://ritualabuse.wordpress.com/2012/09/16/the-fall-equinox/

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “Two More Reasons to Rejoice

    1. Janet is talking about GrassRoots, not the poetry reading. Anybody want to sign up? Let me know what you want help with and/or what you have to offer.

      I only learned what I needed for RA/MC work. It was years and years when I did;t know how to open youtube offerings for example. And the pandemic forced me to learn ZOOM and FAcetime and Facebook messenger video calls. Twitter and TikTok are still foreign k]]lands.

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  1. Yahoo!! So happy to hear that you and River and Leni are creating this marvelous grassroots collective. I am very appreciative and very much looking forward to exploring this new online space. Hope to be able to contribute one day too. You are all superstars. Thank you.

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