Last weekend there was a polytheist conference in Olympia, Washington, US, called Many Gods West, organised by a small group of polytheists, for the polytheist community in the US. I’ve been enjoying reading the blog posts of people who went.
It sounds like people had a good time and enjoyed the rituals, classes and talks. The keynote speech is on polytheist.com, and is quite an interesting read.
Some of my favourite blog posts to come out of Many Gode West so far:
I won one of Ember’s jewellery giveaways a few weeks ago, a lovely amber string that’s currently doing double duty as hair do-dad and belief signifier.
I’ve never read any of the posts on this particular blog before but the post seems pretty comprehensive.
And part 2
And last but not least, a poem from one of the organisers, which made me cry.
The polytheist community in the US seems much more vibrant than that in Britain and Europe. I can’t find many bloggers from either Britain or the continent, though the ones I do follow are interesting. Maybe we need something like Many Gods West to bring people out of the woodwork?