The tapestry behind Rev. Walker is courtesy of Julie Cotes.
Zan Walker (no relation) read a Story for All Ages about the Pagan holiday of Ostara and how it is similar to the Easter Holiday. Now we know where Easter Eggs came from! (audio)
Rev. Mikael Walker, a long-time UU Pagan and now minister of the Kitsap UUF in Bremerton, used the metaphor of the Tree of Life to help us understand earth-centered spirituality, and it's place in Unitarian Universalism. (text) (audio)
Zan Walker on left with Kathleen Clarke and their daughter, Sadha
Alan Searle, MD, explored "The Nature of Hypnosis," noting how it had its beginnings during the Age of Enlightenment in Europe about 250 years ago. He described the relationship of hypnosis to religion, particularly to meditation. "All hypnosis is self-hypnosis," he said, which has the corollary that we could never be hypnotized to do what we otherwise would not do.