Upcoming Events for 2018
We're traveling around in different locations for our services this year. You may email email@example.com for more info on our events.
There will be updates to this, so please check back.
January Service For the Spirits of Potential: Sat. Jan 13th at 2 PM near Olney, MD. We will have the divination for the year at this service. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for directions.
March Service for The Spirits of Wellness:Thurs. March 15th: at the Sacred Space Conference 9:30-11PM in The Garden Room. The Universal Temple of Spirits presents a trance possession service for the Spirits of Wellness, through drumming, dance, song, and art. This is an open circle; you may join late or leave early (although you’ll probably miss some good stuff if you do). This is a Pantheistic working, so we will honor Spirits from around the globe and sing in their native languages when possible. Please note that this is not an open drum circle; it is a possession-based working. The more active your participation, the more exciting the service. Please bring: A Spirit of Wellness you wish to honor, and a song if you have one for them Donations for supplies are appreciated. For those not attending the conference, there will be a fee of $30 for the service for the evening, to be collected prior to the service. Please consider a donation to UToS as well. http://www.sacredspacefoundation.org/
April Service for the Spirits of Community We have 2 services in April.
First April Service: For the Spirits of Community, Thurs., Apr. 12th, 8:00 PM at Drums in the Swamp Festival in LA, April 11-15th. Also, there will be a workshop on trance possession. http://www.drumsintheswamp.com/index.html
Second April Service For the Spirits of Community is April 14th at Four Quarters Farm in Artemas, PA for their New Moon Service. Dinner at 6 PM. Service at 7 PM. https://www.4qf.org/.
May Service for the Spirits of Harmony: Sat. May 12th at 2 PM in Middletown, MD. Contact email@example.com for directions.
June Service for the Spirits of Replenishment at Free Spirit Gathering Thurs Jun 14th at 8:30. We will set up around dinnertime. Registration – Free Spirit Gathering Day Passes are good from 9 am through midnight. Adults 18+ and Teens 13-17 are $49 Youth 7-12 are $29 and Children 6 and under are FREE! Children under 18 MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Evening/Concert Passes are good from 6 pm until Dawn. Adults 18+ and Teens 13-17 are $30 Youth 7-12 are $20 and Children 6 and under are FREE! Children under 18 MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Day and Evening/Concert Pass prices may be higher At The Gate. If you can't make the whole festival, there is a day pass and evening passes, if you want to come just for the ritual.
First July Service for the Spirits of Performance: Friday July 6th at Drum and Splash Festival at Four Quarters Farm. Ritual is at 8 PM. Set up is at 7 PM https://www.4qf.org/
Second July Service for the Spirits of Manifesting: Friday, July 20th at Sirius Rising Festival at Brushwood Folklore Center at the North Stage 5:30-7:30 https://www.brushwood.com/sirius-rising/
August Service: Service for the Spirits of Justice August 4th at 2 PM near Olney, MD. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for directions.
September Service for the Spirits of the Ocean: Sat Sept 8th, 1 PM set up Assateague Island National Seashore (U.S. National Park Service)
Please RSVP. Carpooling is encouraged. We want to start the ritual early because it starts getting colder at night. And it is dark on that beach too.Assateague Island National Seashore. (This is very important. Do not go to the state park and expect to find us.) This ritual calls for more planning before the day. We've had only sketchy cell reception out there as well, so please don't try to get a hold of us to coordinate that day for directions, etc. Know where you are going. RSVP via email or FB if you run into trouble that day, but try not to do so in the 1st place.Set up is at 1. It takes a long time to set up, as we must carry everything down the boardwalk. Please be there at 1 to help. Ritual at 2. We must be out of there completely by 1 AM on the 10th. If we wait that long for clean up, we will be cold. So we're not aiming for an evening ritual.
Tell the gate guard you are with the Universal Temple of Spirits and there is no charge for coming in on the 10th, as this is 1st amendment right use. We should be on the permit list.I expect we will be in the same location as last time. I'll give more details when they send the permit back and give us the location on the beach. I expect we will park at the parking lot at the North Ocean Beach and take the farthest left boardwalk, across from the toilets, when you are facing the ocean. At the other side of the parking lot is the National Seashore Campground Office https://www.nps.gov/asis/planyourvisit/maps.htm'''
Please Bring:-Your Spirit of the Ocean (give this to me ahead of time)-a design for them (veves in the sand!)-a song for them (It's all live singing. We've got no beach electronics.)-Drums-biodegradable offerings to put into the ocean for the Spirits-beach towels-Sunscreen-Bug repellent (The beach is ok. Area around parking lot not so much.)-beach blanket/chair...-bathing suit-flashlight, lantern...Once it gets dark it is DARK out there.-Water-Food (easy to eat with fingers the better) We should coordinate food a bit, since once we're there, tough luck on getting anything to eat except what's washed up on the beach.-Warm Clothing if we are still out there when it is dark.-Wood. We need to pick up wood on site for a fire. Any volunteers? We should get 2-3 bundles, plus kindling.
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September Pagan Pride Day, Frederick, MD: We will have a booth set up and also doing an abbreviated service. https://frederickpaganpride.com/
October Service for the Spirits of Magic: Sat Oct 6th 3 PM (arrive no earlier than 3 and no later than 3:30) Cost is $15. At the William Blake Lodge in Baltimore, MD. https://www.williamblakeoto.org/
November Service for the Ancestors and Spirits of the Dead: Saturday Nov 3rd at 3 PM, at Where the Sidewalk Ends, near Gettysburg, PA. We also have a short membership service to do before our ritual starts. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
December Service: Sat. Dec 1st. at 2 PM in Middletown, MD. We will do our annual random gift exchange at this service. Also please bring a donation of pet food for a local animal shelter. Contact email@example.com or for directions.
2019 (so far):
January Service for the Spirits of (TBA): Sat. Jan 12th at 2 PM in Frederick, MD. Details to follow.
February: near Olney, MD
March Service for the Spirits of Friendship: Thursday, Mar. 21st at 9:30 PM at the Sacred Space Conference. We will set up during dinner time at 5:30. If you are not attending the conference itself, you may come to the ritual, but there is a mandatory fee that you must pay the conference. http://www.sacredspacefoundation.org/'''
August: At Where the Sidewalk Ends. Headwashing anyone?
November Service for the Ancestors and Spirits of the Dead: Saturday Nov 2nd at 3 PM, at Where the Sidewalk Ends, near Gettysburg, PA. We also have a short membership service to do before our ritual starts. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
December: Dec 7th