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Friday, November 19th, 2010

Subject:Hail and well met!
Posted by:ele_eternal.
Time:11:03 am.
My name is El and I wanted to invite you all to join in a brand new world wide pagan community project.

The Merry Meet!


Created by the Pagan Community, for the Pagan Community.

Where pagans, psychics and alternative spiritual types connect from around the globe!

Create your profile, make a group and forum for your coven, join other pagans and spiritual folk in intelligent conversation on our forums, share images, music and stories or simply connect with new and old friends.

You can even create and promote your events or your pagan related business!

The Merry Meet is here to bring together our community with Love, Joy and Wisdom. We're still brand new and slowly ironing out the kinks so please be patient with us!


(somewhat cross-posted on LJ. Apologies!)
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Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Subject:REGIONAL (All Ohio and Beyond!) POLY PICNIC JULY 25TH!!!
Posted by:mseuphrates.
Time:5:55 am.
Mood: excited.
Greetings all! The date and location for the all-Ohio Poly Picnic has been set.
Details are:

Date: Sunday, July 25th, 2010
Time: 12-3pm
Location: Scioto Park Address: 7377 Riverside Dr. Dublin, Ohio 43017

Open to: all poly-identied and poly-curious people and their families. Children are welcome to attend this event!
The park includes the following amenities: Amphitheater, Fishing, Play/Tot, Public Art, Restrooms, River Access, Shelter/Gazebo, Specialty Gardens, Parking

Please note that the restroom are outhouses, not flush toilets. There is river access for fishing, wading, etc and a small to medium play structure and swings.

A charcoal grill will also be available for our use.

The time frame is a tad short and we will need to vacate the shelter area by 3pm. However, the park has many open green spaces and some of us plan to hang around longer for activities. Please bring blankets and your own lawn chairs; games are appreciated as well!

NOTE: THIS IS NOT A POTLUCK. Please bring whatever beverages, food and utensils you will need for your own feast.

Cross-post widely to any lists you feel may be interested as we are hoping to get as many people there as possible!


Diane, Karen and Susan - PolyColumbus

Euphrates - Ohio Valley Polyamory Network
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Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

Subject:Transcending Boundaries Conference Last Call for Pre-Registration!
Posted by:tehuti.
Time:3:41 pm.
The Transcending Boundaries Conference (TBC) is for bisexual/pansexual, trans/genderqueer, intersex and polyamorous people and our allies. TBC is for and about those who do not fit into simple categories, and we couldn't be more excited about our 6th upcoming conference!

Friday, November 20th is the Transgender Day of Remembrance, memorializing all those who have been killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. AIDS Project Worcester will host a service at 6:30 pm at the All Saints Church, Irving Street, Worcester, MA. Also, Transcending Boundaries and AIDS Project Worcester will host a Day of Remembrance reception following the vigil at the Hilton Garden Inn, Worcester, MA, with refreshments, from 7 - 10 pm, along with an Open Mic from 9 - 11 pm.

Saturday , November 21st, at both the Hilton and DCU Center, we will kick of the day with some great workshops by by Robyn Ochs, Anita Wagner, Gunner Scott and more. We'll stop to have a great Plenary Luncheon with this year's keynote speaker Tristain Taormino. Then more great workshops in the afternoon! Saturday night will include Peterson Toscano's one person play Transfigurations, selected readings by Cecilia Tan, and Happy Hour Burlesque!

Sunday, November 22nd will be an interfaith service and more workshops at the Hilton.

There are a limited number of meals still available for the Plenary Luncheon, but they are going fast! Pre-registration is strongly recommended. Pricing is $80, $60 for students and low income attendees. You can register at http://www.transcendingboundaries.org/registration/. Registrations will be accepted day-of by cash or check only.

Hope to see you there this weekend!
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Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Subject:Transcending Boundaries Conference Early Registration Ending Soon!
Posted by:tehuti.
Time:9:45 am.
Mood: excited.
Join us in Worcester, MA this November for the 6th Transcending Boundaries Conference!

On November 20-22, 2009, Transcending Boundaries will hold its sixth conference for bisexual/pansexual, trans/genderqueer, intersex, and polyamorous people and our allies. We are pleased to announce that this year's keynote speaker will be renowned alternative sexualities speaker and educator Tristan Taormino.

This year’s conference will be held at the DCU Center and the Hilton Garden Inn in Worcester, Massachusetts. We’ll take over their conference facilities to foster community, provide safe space, educate ourselves, and overcome societal sex, gender, and sexuality boundaries!

The conference begins with an open mic and Transgender Day of Remembrance reception on Friday evening. We also have workshops planned all day Saturday and Sunday, parties and entertainment on Saturday night, and a keynote luncheon with Tristan Taormino on Saturday. We welcome everyone, from local, regional and national leaders in the bi, trans, intersex and poly communities to newcomers and allies. TBC works hard to make our conference safe, affordable and accessible for all.

Registration information is available online at our website. Early registration ends in less than 48 hours, so don't delay! The rate is $59 dollars for a regular admission, or $39 for students until Sept. 30. This rate includes lunch on Saturday.

For more information, contact us:
Email: transcendingboundaries@gmail.com
Web: www.transcendingboundaries.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/group.php?gid=66095639488
Twitter: www.twitter.com/TransBound
MySpace: www.myspace.com/TranscendingBoundaries

Spread the word!
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Sunday, November 9th, 2008

Subject:Advice on a couple of readings
Posted by:apryl_knight.
Time:7:34 pm.
Mood: curious.
I just did a couple of readings for myself, but I'm somewhat new to tarot and would enjoy having others' viewpoints. I did one reading about work/career and one about love/relationships.

Some background and the Spreads...Collapse )
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Sunday, October 12th, 2008

Posted by:joreth.
Time:4:19 pm.

By coincidence, Pagan Polyamory by Raven Kaldera, just happens to be the next book to be discussed over at Cunning Minx's Poly Book Club in Chicago. It was next in the pile of poly books I recently ordered, so we're discussing it too at http://www.shelfari.com/groups/12041/discussions/74470/Book-9-Pagan-Polyamory.

This discussion will begin on November 1st, 2008.

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Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

Subject:I finally did it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by:lostangelumbra.
Time:9:15 pm.
Mood: accomplished.
I designed it almost four years ago and finally got it done Saturday!

my tattoo
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Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

Posted by:witchsilver.
Time:7:15 pm.
Mood: bouncy.
How come we're so quiet on here?

OMG!  I'm the only member?  ooooooh, does that make me a solitary poly pagan?

Hugs & Blessings

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Saturday, June 23rd, 2007

Subject:Looking for a sanity check
Posted by:teamnoir.
Time:9:48 am.
Hey.  I'm looking for a sanity check.

If you're dating person A, and person A begins to date person B...

Do you naturally assume that your time, energy, etc, with person A
will decline and/or that person A will pull away from you?  Or do you
generally assume that these things will remain relatively constant,
with the understanding that if things take off between A & B that
there may well be some NRE to dissipate?

Conversely, if you are dating person A and you begin to date person C,
do you plan for or expect that your time, attention, and/or energy for
person A will necessarily decline?  Or do you tend to assume that your
relationship with A will remain more or less consistent as you begin
to add the new relationship in to your life?
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Saturday, September 23rd, 2006

Subject:Recovering from Cheating
Posted by:teamnoir.
Time:12:48 pm.
I have a strange question for this group.

In monogamy, when there has been an indiscretion, (cheating), the standard advice usually given is to:

Step #1: end the affair
Step #2: rebuild trust

The alternative, of course, is either to open the relationship, which would seem to me to be extremely difficult following a betrayal like cheating. Or to end the first relationship, resulting in a sort of overlapping serial monogamy.

Question: Are there any other plausible or practical approaches?

I've always known that cheating was possible in a poly context, but I've never paid much attention to it because it just seemed so silly and pointless. But I find myself in a situation like that now. And I'm wondering...

How do people recover? Does it require ending the "affair"? Has anyone successfully recovered the original relationship without ending the affair?
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Tuesday, July 25th, 2006

Subject:Pi-Con Aug 11-13 West Springfield MA
Posted by:tehuti.
Time:11:30 am.
Pi-Con is rapidly approaching! We are in the home stretch, the planning is nearly complete, now all we need are people to come!

Jacqueline Carey, our Guest of Honor, is the author of the Kushiel's series and the Banewreaker series. Voltaire, our Musical Guest of Honor, is a nationally known entertainer that hasn't seen a type of media that he hasn't tried.

Events include a DDR tourney, performances by Voltaire and Scott Helland (a fixture at Western MA Pagan Pride) and panels on sci-fi, polyamory, alternative sexuality and more!

Check out the Pi-Con website.

Pi-Con registration special!

***X-posted anywhere we can think of***
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Friday, July 21st, 2006

Subject:In the news
Posted by:bigblackmimesis.
Time:3:05 am.
At least on the East Coast.
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Thursday, March 16th, 2006

Subject:Job Hunting in Houston
Posted by:bailey21975.
Time:5:42 pm.
Mood: busy.
I'm on the hunt for my "ideal job", and hoping people can point me the right direction.

I've been working as a paralegal/office manager for a little better than 5 years, and am about to relocate to Houston. I am very confident of my skills, and have no doubt I'll be able to find a good job quickly.

However, I have a non-traditional family structure, and am pagan. I would love to find a job in a law firm where I could feel free to be "out" in my choice of lifestyles. To that end, I'm looking for a law firm, preferably in criminal, civil rights or family law, that has a non-discriminatory hiring policy and will be as accepting as possibly on a social level.

Any suggestions?

Xposted like crazy, sorry if you see this multiple times.
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Wednesday, December 28th, 2005

Subject:Survey from a Poly Group I belong to
Posted by:bailey21975.
Time:8:23 am.
Mood: awake.
X-posted in numerous places to try to spread the word. Please feel free to pass this along to any other polys you know. Also, please remember not to post your answers here, but email them directly to Dr. Ley. Thanks!

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Thursday, October 20th, 2005

Subject:Baby names
Posted by:bailey21975.
Time:10:40 am.
Mood: cheerful.
Brief bit of background, for those that don't know me (which is most of you lol) -- I'm part of a FFM triad, and my girlfriend is pregnant, due in March.

Stolen from stephilyn:

"I think the general consensus on names is:

Bethany or Katelyn for a girl

Connor for a boy

Heather feels Connor Nelson is too many "n's"...I don't disagree but it's the only name we all like.

She suggested Bethany Sage which I love for the meaning but I'm worried it sounds too harsh. Any suggestions on middle names? We want something that is meaningful and preferably honors nature."

Mike isn't thrilled with the front-runners right now, but isn't coming up with anything better. :) We suggested Kyle if its a boy, but Steph vetoed on the grounds that we all have that little Cartman voice in our head starting with "WEELLLLL.........." lol

Any thoughts?

X-posted to my journal, as well as a few other groups -- so if you see this several times, I apologize! :)
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Sunday, September 4th, 2005

Subject:How does this friends thing work??
Posted by:wolfpeach.
Time:8:36 am.
Hi All -

I've recently started this LJ thing, and would like to keep a journal that all of the nice people in groups I'm a member of (such as this one) can read, but that wont be visible to people who *aren't* members of the same groups as me... Do I have to add you all as friends individually? Whats the etiquette here?

I'm not such an exhibitionist that I want to share my ramblings with any weirdo on the internet (or colleagues, or ... gulp... parents) so I dont want to mark it 'public'... but a) it feels v forward and b) it will take eons to add everyone in all the groups I belong to individually.

Hmmmm... any advice?

In the meantime, I might just start adding folk I like the look of... So please dont be offended if I add( or dont add) you!! It might be quite random....

wolfpeach x
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Friday, June 17th, 2005

Posted by:bailey21975.
Time:3:07 pm.
Mood: happy.
I'm new to a couple of communities here on LiveJournal and thought I'd do a quick x-post to introduce myself.

I'm Heather, 30 years old, legal secretary, bisexual, pagan, and part of a polyamorous group of three adults (myself, Steph and Mike) and two children (Noah and Eric), neither biologically mine.

In addition to a house full of people, we also have Mattie (chocolate lab mix), Chloe and Vader (adorable but evil kittens), and my rat-girls, Ruby, Tinkerbell, Holly and Ivy.

Mike works full-time, Steph is in training for a part-time job (that was hired as a full-time position that fell threw, long story and I'm still pissy about it), and I work a forty-hour week in theory, but it can actually vary from just over 40 to closer to 50. In addition, Eric is in preschool, Mike has Tai-Kwon-Do classes 2 nights a week, Mike and I are in the process of getting involved in the local community theatre, and Steph and I almost always attend the local "Friday night auction" lately. Its a busy, busy household, to say the least.

So far, this relationship is working well for us, but this is the first poly relationship for any of us, really. I have had a previous "open" relationship, with some secondary involvements, but none of us have ever been involved in anything remotely like we have now. I'm looking to meet people and make friends in similar situations, who can help us deal with the bumps in the road I KNOW will be coming up. For instance, when Noah starts in a new school this fall, and people ask about his family, how is he going to handle that? He's already asking, does this mean he has two mommies? No, it means you have Mommy and Mike and Heather, all who love you very much and will be here to take care of you. So far, that works. I'm not silly enough to think all of his questions will be answered that easily, or the answers so readily accepted.

Anything else you want to know, just ask. I'm glad to be here, and hope to meet lots of interesting people.
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Friday, April 15th, 2005

Subject:first time posting
Posted by:nyxmudgoddess.
Time:11:38 am.
HI! glad to be here....I'm a bi-female reclaiming witch living a polyamorously pagan life in Chicago...looking for friends first with hopes for more later!
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Monday, April 11th, 2005

Subject:Our Adventure
Posted by:shadowninjette.
Time:6:59 pm.
Mood: accomplished.
Well last night Rain and I went to our first local Poly meeting. We have been a member of AzPolyPurpose for over a year now and have always made excuses for not attending the monthly discussion groups or social gatherings. But Saturday night I made the decision and woke Rain up early the next day. I left Nitrous asleep in bed because he had to work and Rain and I were on our way.

If took us about an hour to get to the other side of the Valley but the house the meeting was at was just beautiful. It was so great to meet other people into the same relationship as us. We even met a group that needed a flow chart for their relationship more then we did. So it was a great experience. The conversation was very open and involving. There was food and drink. There was even clothing optional swimming.

I was actually really surprised at myself for being so open about swimming naked with people that I had just met but it just felt natural. There wasn’t anything really sexual about it and nobody judged anyone else. I never once felt that anyone was thinking I was fat or ugly and Rain was right there by my side.

We were definitely the youngest people there, but I had always known that the poly community was populated by mainly older folk. It didn’t bother me though one bit. I felt like they treated us like mature adults and that was really nice. I enjoyed being respected and not judged for once based on my age or my relationship status. I really hope that the next meeting we attend (and I hope to be going fairly regularly now) I can have Nitrous by my side as well.
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