Unitarian Universalist Paganism is a welcoming tradition. We believe in the worth and dignity of each human being. We are a safe space for people of all walks of life.
Web of Life is a Pagan circle affiliated with the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fayetteville (UUFF). We are named for the 7th principle of Unitarian Universalism: Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
We come together to provide a safe and supportive atmosphere in which Pagan congregants and friends are able to express their spirituality of Paganism alongside their spirituality of Unitarian Universalism. Web of Life provides a space that promotes a free and responsible search for personal truth and meaning, based in both science and mysticism, for Pagans and seekers within the UUFF and the wider community.
Web of Life is on a hopefully temporary hiatus until new leaders step up to replace the vacancy left by Tressa having to step back for family reasons. If you would like to find out more about being involved in leading Web of Life, please contact UUFF.
We believe in an honest pursuit of truth and meaning, based in both science and mysticism. We are inspired by metaphors and symbolism found in mythology, but we are not literalists. Though we may relish exploring the depths and diversity of spirituality together, we won’t tell you what to believe.
We value the art of ritual and recognize the psychological and spiritual benefits that rituals provide. We use the terms Spirit, Power, and Deity interchangeably, and in Web of Life rituals, we most often address these entities in the form of descriptive titles (such as “Queen of Fire”, or “Spirit of the Grain”, for example), rather than with culturally-specific names. We feel that this gives us a way to find a common thread among traditions, and an inclusive modern timelessness that helps us find a deeper, more universal, connection.
We view natural magic as an energetic, psychological, and symbolic tool for transformation; an affirmation for impacting positive change and empowerment. Magic is the energy and art of life.
The Seven Principles
As UU Pagans, we affirm and promote the Seven Principles of Unitarian Universalism.
- 1st Principle: The inherent worth and dignity of every person
- 2nd Principle: Justice, equity and compassion in human relations
- 3rd Principle: Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations
- 4th Principle: A free and responsible search for truth and meaning
- 5th Principle: The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large
- 6th Principle: The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all
- 7th Principle: Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.