Uriel's Gifts

Uriel's Gifts

Aidan Odinson

Description: Videocasts of a special sort, including spiritual calisthenics for people who are willing to think. Mass For The Shut-out is an omni-denominational celebration of The Divine. The Sabbat School Class

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Celebrating Samhain! Mass For The Shut-Out October 31, 2011

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It's Samhain! The wheel of the year has completed another cycle, and so here we are.



We are at the end, and we are at the beginning! This is, after all, the Celtic New Year. We can look back at all that we've accomplished this year, and look forward to what we want to accomplish in the new year...

A Mabon Celebration! Mass For The Shut-Out September 24, 2011

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It's Mabon, and here we are in Mabontide ready for a celebration! Some call this the last harvest, Lammas being the first. Some call it the second of three with the final being Samhain. Either way, this is Mabon and we do celebrate the harvest at this time...

An Answer For So Many Issues - In A (very different) Pastor's Study, September 19, 2011

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"Non nobis Domine, non nobis sed nomine toa da Gloriam." And before anyone uses their pre-conceived notions to dismiss this, let it be known that virtually every spiritual path has someone (or a few someones) who might be addressed as "Lord" or "Lady" and unto whom people ascribe all honor, includi...

The People I worry About The Most - In A (very different) Pastor's Study, September 12, 2011

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Last time, I spoke about what I was going to do to accept my own challenge. And, it made sense to do so. I had offered a challenge to others, so am I going to also accept the challenge? Of course! Not only should I, but I want to!...

Picking Up My Own Gauntlet - In A (very different) Pastor's Study, September 6, 2011

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Time before last, I offered a challenge. In essence, the challenge was to figure out what we can do for ourselves and for the betterment of our spiritual paths and the people who pursue those paths.

That's not all I talk about this time, but it's the main thing. I'm answering my own challenge by i...

Celebration So We Can Celebrate! Mass For The Shut-Out August 27, 2011

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It occurred to me that this would be a good time to have a celebration just for the sake of having a celebration. Just for the sake of seeing all that The Divine has done for us and giving some thanks, even if it isn't one of those marked-on-the-calendar appointed times for such a celebration...

A Modest Proposal And A Challenge - In A (very different) Pastor's Study, August 23, 2011

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A famous (or infamous) English author once wrote an essay with a title which began "A modest proposal...." which raised a stir in its day and still does. And here, I wish to offer a proposal about some of the things we can do. In fact, some of the things we once did to survive might be the way for...

Offending vs Enlightening - In A (very different) Pastor's Study, August 15, 2011

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Sometimes, to get a point across you might have to say something that won't be liked by everyone. Yet, there are some people who seem to put such a high priority on not offending anyone that they also avoid accomplishing very much...

Three Tactics To Grow! - In A (very different) Pastor's Study, August 8, 2011

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Some folks call us "marginalized", but that doesn't have to be and it can easily be said that the time for that is over!

Every religious movement has a time when it wasn't in the mainstream. At one time, Buddhism consisted of Gauthama Sakyamuni Buddha and his followers, of whom 12 were especially...

Lammas! Mass For The Shut-Out July 30, 2011

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It's Lammas!

Whether you call it Lammas, Lughnassadh, Loaf-mass, or any other of the names that it is known by in various paths, this is the first of the harvest feasts. It is especially the celebration of the harvest of grains, which makes bread and the like such an appropriate food for this celeb...
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