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Every month, the Gaelic Roundtable will post a topic pertaining to the Gaelic oriented Polytheistic religions. These monthly topics will cover a wide range of subjects- including but not limited to:
- Interpretations of mythology
- Religious practices
- Views of the Gods
- Widespread community issues
- And more.
These discussion topics will be posted here on our WordPress on the 1st of each month, immediately cross posting to Tumblr for wider accessibility. Additionally, a Newsletter will be sent out on the same day to those who subscribe using TinyLetter. These Newsletters will contain the newest discussion topic released that day, future question prompts, surveys, featured posts from the previous month’s responses, and more.
When each new topic is released, bloggers are encouraged to answer the questions on their own blogs- whether that blog is hosted on Tumblr, WordPress, Blogger, Livejournal, or another blogging platform. Likewise, they are encouraged to answer the prompts as it relates to their personal practices and beliefs, whether those practices and beliefs are founded in Academia or not. Participants are also encouraged to interact with and respond to other posts made by participating bloggers.
The Gaelic Roundtable welcomes participation from any and all Gaelic polytheists regardless of their style, orientation, length of time spent practicing, or prefered blogging platform [etc]. The only requirement is that you practice some form of Pagan Faith which is rooted in the Pre-Christian beliefs of Scotland (Alba), Ireland (Éire) and / or the Isle of Man (Mannin)– and follow our Code of Conduct for Participation in The Gaelic Roundtable.
Once you have written a response, we ask that you alert us to it if you wish for it to be included here; in order to ensure that we receive your submissions, we ask that you utilize WordPress’s inbuilt ping-back system. To do this, simply link directly to the month’s topic to which you are responding in each blog post you make for The Gaelic Roundtable; if you are not blogging from WordPress but still wish to ensure we get your entries, please leave a comment on the appropriate month’s topic post with the full URL to your response. We also ask that you tag each response post with “Gaelic Roundtable” on your preferred blogging platform as an added layer of surety.
There is no real schedule for when participants may respond to the discussion topic posted; you may submit your responses at any point during the month long period that topic is active, and you are not limited solely to one response per month. Likewise, there is zero obligation to participate in every month; you may participate as you see fit… However, we do ask that those participating submit their responses no later than the 29th of any given month. On that day, we will then collect the links sent to us by participants into a cohesive list.
On the 30th of every month, a Roundup Post containing those links will be published here on our WordPress (and again cross posted to Tumblr) as a resource for other Gaelic Polytheists to read and use to inform their own practices. This process then repeats itself on the following 1st day of the month, in perpetuum, until the project is shut down- should it ever be.
Banner provided by Chain Image; minor editing provided by The Gaelic Roundtable; we wish to thank The Kemetic Round Table for providing the Pagan and Polytheist communities with the Roundtable idea and format, and for having sustained their own Roundtable for so long- and the Celtic Roundtable for providing us with a stepping stone and model relevant to the Gaelic world.