You read that title correctly,The Church Of a Poultrology had a full service and revival style workshop at Michigan Pagan Fest this year. Affectionately known as the “Chicken Church” by local Michiganders, it from the mind of Daemon Wilburn.
Daem, also known as “Mother Clucker”, is our local homegrown celebrity Pagan comedienne, teacher, storyteller, and aspiring writer.
Yes, Daem, I put you out there about your writing.
Dedicants came arrayed in varying degrees of yellow, feathers, and/or, jewelry befitting the faithful. The altar was lovingly set with representative sacraments to the religion. All were welcome.
There was, of course, an order of service. Members arose to read the litany. As seen here.
And of course, in all things polarity, there was the second part to the Charge.
The church then began its true service. A message of unity and human connection with the Divine in all of us. That element being known as the “Yolk”.
An Eating of Sins occurred. All the sins of the world were absolved by this rite. The Great Hen would be proud.
A call to membership was also shared. Truth be told, everyone is already a member. This is just a formality, according to church doctrine.
Because the church encompasses all times and all places, they accept nominations for sainthood. Members flocked to write the names of the sainted down for ceremonial recognition. Also, there was time for official ministry as part of the induction, and blessings.
The chicken is a noble bird. It is descends from the Tyrannosaurus Rex. It is a symbolic embodiment of divinity and the will to survive, evolve, and thrive. If you can wrap your mind around this concept, you are already halfway there to recognizing the Yolk in all of us
I recognize the yolk in you. The Yolk, the truest self. That light. That spirit. We all have it. And now many more recognize it now. The truth was served up by the Mother Clucker, who revealed it all that afternoon at Michigan Pagan Fest 2016.
Poultrology is about laughter and silliness. Isn’t that enough? – Daemon Wilburn
And now, a message from Daemon Wilburn.