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~*~ Elder Airwolf LoP Ministry Founder/Owner~*~

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Merry Meet Legionnaires~
I am sixth generation Native Blackfoot and Scottish Celt. My Grandmother was one of my mentors her being a shaman, and my other mentor was my Druid Celtic Aunt. I was raised pagan and my education started at the age
of seven and formally after my first moon lodge ritual at 12. I am also trained as a voodoo priestess
I have one son now coming into his native shaman training and 4 beautiful grandchildren.

BLYSSFUL WODEN'S DAY LEGIONNAIRES & PAGANS

Mabon: Autumn Equinox - September 21st-23rd

Gwyl canol Hydref or Mabon: (Also known as Harvest Home, Harvest Tide, Fall Equinox, Autumn Equinox etc.), September 21-24.

Actual Date and Time of Autumnal Equinox: 20.44 22nd Sept 2013

Technically, an equinox is an astronomical point and, due to the fact that the earth wobbles on its axis slightly, the date may vary by a few days depending on the year. The autumnal equinox occurs when the sun crosses the equator on its apparent journey southward, and we experience a day and a night that are of equal duration. Up until Mabon, the hours of daylight have been greater than the hours from dusk to dawn. But from now on, the reverse holds true.

Mabon marks the middle of harvest, it is a time of equal day and equal night, and for the moment nature is in balance. It is a time to reap what you have sown, of giving thanks for the harvest and the bounty the Earth provides. For finishing up old projects and plans and planting the seeds for new enterprises or a change in lifestyle. Mabon is a time of celebration and balance.

This is the time to look back not just on the past year, but also your life, and to plan for the future. In the rhythm of the year, Mabon is a time of rest and celebration, after the hard work of gathering the crops. Warm autumn days are followed by chill nights, as the Old Sun God returns to the embrace of the Goddess.

The passing of Mabon is inevitable and The Sun God should be mourned. We too, must remember that all things must come to an end. So the Sun God journeys into the lands of winter and into the Goddess' loving arms, but endings are a good time to celebrate our successes, thank our selves and those who helped us, and take part in the balance of life!

Mabon Ritual.

Set-up altar and cast the Sacred Circle.

Decorate the altar with acorns, oak sprigs, pine and cypress cones, ears of corn, wheat stalks and other fruits and nuts. Also place there a small rustic basket filled with dried leaves of various colours and kinds.

Stand before the altar, holding aloft the basket of leaves, and slowly scatter them so that they cascade to the ground within the circle. Say such words as these:

Leaves fall,
The days grow cold.
The Goddess pulls her mantle of Earth around Her
As You, O Great Sun God, sail toward the West
To the land of eternal enchantment,
Wrapped in the coolness of night.
Fruits ripen,
Seeds drip,
The hours of day and night are balanced.
Chill winds blow in from the North wailing laments.
In this seeming extinction of nature's power, O Blessed
Goddess, I know that life continues.
For spring is impossible without the second harvest,
As surely as life is impossible without death.
Blessings upon you, O Fallen God, as you journey into
The lands f winter and into the Goddess' loving arms.

Place the basket down and say:

O Gracious Goddess of all fertility, I have sown and
Reaped the fruits of my actions, good and bane.
Grant me the courage to plant seeds of joy and love in
The coming year, banishing misery and hate. Teach me the secrets
Of wise existence upon the planet.
O luminous one of the night!

~Close the circle the way you usually do. 

CLASS REGISTRATION IS NOW OPENED FOR ENROLLMENT~HURRY AND GET SIGNED UP WHILE THERE IS ROOM. SPACE IS LIMITED!
All Legion of Pagan Classes are lined up and posted for information and registration for September 29th, 2014.

Fall Class lineup:

Registration for classes begins on

September 2nd, 2014

at: www.legionofpagans.com

~Class Descriptions~

Basic Witch Class:

~~~ THE BASIC WITCH CLASS~~~

DESCRIPTION & OUTLINE

This class will be following the teachings of the old Celtic Aoumiel Witch.
We will be studying each chapter of Folk Magic, Fairy Lore & Herb Craft.

The course will take 8 weeks but can stretch out depending on what the mini test scores are per-week. We want to make sure that you have an understanding of what you are practicing. THIS CLASS INVOLVES "ROOT WORK" and if you have personal issues on the forefront please attend to those needs before taking this class. You will be doing a lot of personal introspection and you will need to be fully focused.

There is a fee for the course.

Also make sure when you sign up that your class is pre-paid and you have a correct email address.
The email and address can be sent addressed to me at
www.legionofpagans12@gmail.com

~~~ REGISTRATION~~~

Registration will begin on:
September 2nd-September 28th, 2014

Class orientations begins (September 29th, 2014 )- ALL STUDENT MUST CHECK INTO CLASS ON THAT DAY!

All students attended the spring class must have completed their registration, pre-paid for the class with your book orders if you chose that option. I need current email to complete registration.

All students can pay for their course and supplies by clicking on our “Neighborhood Needs and Ministry Funds” tab in the green toolbar and select donations and your payment method.

Remember this must be completed before classes begin to complete enrollment this class. Your personal information will be kept by me in the class folder at:
www.legionofpagans12@gmail.com

Copyright © 03292013

~Elder Airwolf~

Owner & Founder

Legion of Pagans Spiritual Ministry

Educational Institution of Magick

~Intermediate Witch Class Description~

This class is a progressive from level one of the Basic Witch and students registering for this class must have had previous training. IT INVOLVES "ROOT WORK" and if you have personal issues on the fore front please attend to those needs before taking this class. You will be doing a lot of personal introspection and you will need to be fully focused.

If you have not taken the first class with the LoP your will be asked for documentation from prior training and an aptitude test to gain entry.

In this class the greenwitch will be learning about the Sacred Connection to Nature, Balancing Light & Shadow as well as some more on progressive spells and casting arts of the craft.

Registration -September 2-28, 2014

Orientation week begins on September 29th, 2014 -ALL STUDENTS MUST CHECK INTO CLASS ON THAT DAY!

THERE IS A FEE FOR THIS CLASS~12 week Course

Books are available through Amazon.com or ABE.com

Registration will follow the submission of your donations receipt to legionofpagans12@gmail.com

Donations for the class can be made through the LoP site atwww.legionofpagans.com

From there you can fine the pay pal donations tab under the Neighborhood Needs & Ministry Funds tab in the menu toolbar on the current events page.

Bright Blessings and see you in class!

Copyright © 01012013

WITCH MOUNTAIN WOLF RUN COVEN IS NOW RE-OPENED AND TAKING INTERVIEW APPLICATIONS SERVING NORTHWEST COEUR D' ALENE, IDAHO AREA.

Contact me at: legionogpagans12@gmail.com to set up an appointment.

Read more about the coven on www.witchvox.com under coven search location or by name.
Have a Blessed Day!
~Elder Airwolf~

 

Sign up for Fall Classes Now!

CLASS REGISTRATION IS NOW OPENED FOR ENROLLMENT~HURRY AND GET SIGNED UP WHILE THERE IS ROOM. SPACE IS LIMITED!
All Legion of Pagan Classes are lined up and posted for information and registration for September 29th, 2014.

Fall Class lineup:

Registration for classes begins on

September 2nd, 2014

at: www.legionofpagans.com

~Class Descriptions~

Basic Witch Class:

~~~ THE BASIC WITCH CLASS~~~

DESCRIPTION & OUTLINE

This class will be following the teachings of the old Celtic Aoumiel Witch.
We will be studying each chapter of Folk Magic, Fairy Lore & Herb Craft.

The course will take 8 weeks but can stretch out depending on what the mini test scores are per-week. We want to make sure that you have an understanding of what you are practicing. THIS CLASS INVOLVES "ROOT WORK" and if you have personal issues on the forefront please attend to those needs before taking this class. You will be doing a lot of personal introspection and you will need to be fully focused.

There is a fee for the course.

Also make sure when you sign up that your class is pre-paid and you have a correct email address.
The email and address can be sent addressed to me at
www.legionofpagans12@gmail.com

~~~ REGISTRATION~~~

Registration will begin on:
September 2nd-September 28th, 2014

Class orientations begins (September 29th, 2014 )- ALL STUDENT MUST CHECK INTO CLASS ON THAT DAY!

All students attended the spring class must have completed their registration, pre-paid for the class with your book orders if you chose that option. I need current email to complete registration.

All students can pay for their course and supplies by clicking on our “Neighborhood Needs and Ministry Funds” tab in the green toolbar and select donations and your payment method.

Remember this must be completed before classes begin to complete enrollment this class. Your personal information will be kept by me in the class folder at:
www.legionofpagans12@gmail.com

Copyright © 03292013

~Elder Airwolf~

Owner & Founder

Legion of Pagans Spiritual Ministry

Educational Institution of Magick

~Intermediate Witch Class Description~

This class is a progressive from level one of the Basic Witch and students registering for this class must have had previous training. IT INVOLVES "ROOT WORK" and if you have personal issues on the fore front please attend to those needs before taking this class. You will be doing a lot of personal introspection and you will need to be fully focused.

If you have not taken the first class with the LoP your will be asked for documentation from prior training and an aptitude test to gain entry.

In this class the greenwitch will be learning about the Sacred Connection to Nature, Balancing Light & Shadow as well as some more on progressive spells and casting arts of the craft.

Registration -September 2-28, 2014

Orientation week begins on September 29th, 2014 -ALL STUDENTS MUST CHECK INTO CLASS ON THAT DAY!

THERE IS A FEE FOR THIS CLASS~12 week Course

Books are available through Amazon.com or ABE.com

Registration will follow the submission of your donations receipt to legionofpagans12@gmail.com

Donations for the class can be made through the LoP site atwww.legionofpagans.com

From there you can fine the pay pal donations tab under the Neighborhood Needs & Ministry Funds tab in the menu toolbar on the current events page.

Bright Blessings and see you in class!

Copyright © 01012013

WITCH MOUNTAIN WOLF RUN COVEN IS NOW RE-OPENED AND TAKING INTERVIEW APPLICATIONS SERVING NORTHWEST COEUR D' ALENE, IDAHO AREA.

Contact me at: legionogpagans12@gmail.com to set up an appointment.

Read more about the coven on www.witchvox.com under coven search location or by name.
Have a Blessed Day!
~Elder Airwolf~

~Blessed Harvest Moon's Day Pagans~


I am so glad I decided to do my moon ritual last night because today is cloudy and can't see a thing.....
As I was out in the moon's love placing my candle in water, along came a doe like I wasn't even there. I knew she could not see me behind the veil of the circle I cast but I could have reached out to touch her. I come see she did sense something but was alert but not afraid as she moved along grazing and coming closed to eat the apples that have already fallen from the tree. I watched from behind the veil's thin mist wishing I have my bloggie yet happy I kept Molly in the house not to disturb the moment.
Blessed Hugs Everyone )O(

Full Moon Ritual

Full Moon Ritual, to be performed anytime in honoring of the Goddess Hecate in Her full moon aspect and/or performing any type of full moon magick and requesting Her assistance, or any other Full Moon Goddess, in your magick. Also, since this is a Full Moon ritual, and not a Sabbat, and you are working with Moon's energies........Her energies......., there is no need to call in any God. Moon rituals are sacred and for the Goddess only. You call in the Goddess and God at Sabbats, as the Sabbats are the interaction between the Goddess and her Consort...between Earth and Sun. And the Moon......is for the Goddess only!
Arrange your altar with all of your tools and other items the way you wish and then bless the altar saying:

I bless You now that You may aid 
The energy flow as magick is made 
I cast out negative energy 
Leaving only the positive to live and breathe 
Within you as I start this Rite 
Blessed be in joy, love and light.
Then pick up the wand and draw an invoking pentagram in the air above the altar. Replace the wand and say:
Blessed Be, O Creature of Light 
Tools now of magick with power and might.

RITUAL SWEEP WITH BESOM (going widdershins)
Witche's Broom, swift in flight 
Cast Out Darkness, Bring in Light 
Earth be hallow; Air be clear; Fire bright; as water heals 
A sacred bridge this site shall be, as my will, so mote it be.

CAST THE CIRCLE with your magickal sickle or staff. (Note, some Witches are using a Sickle to cast the Circle of Hecate. The sickle is the symbol of the Crone--of harvesting and death. It is an ancient women's tool--more so than the sword.)
By the power of the Witch’s Staff (or sickle) 
is the Magick Circle made. 
A strong enclosure, a power-full room, 
Safe within the Goddess’ womb; 
A sacred place, a world apart 
Where energies merge and Magick starts. 
With Air and Fire this Circle I tread 
To know our will is Magick ‘tis said. 
With Water and Earth, this Circle is complete 
To dare and keep silent after we meet.
Bless and consecrate the water, incense, and salt with your athame on your altar by casting out any impurities and uncleanliness of the spirit unknown. Then combining salt and water cleanse circle with a chant. Then combining incense (air) on fire (charcoal) cleanse circle with a chant. You do this by going deosil

EVOKE QUARTERS & LIGHT THEIR CANDLES
Hail Ye Mighty Ones of the East, Power of Air and mind
I summon and stir thee up to attend and protect this rite
as I perform a Full Moon Ritual this night.
I bid thee Hail and Welcome.
(Light the candle and do an invoking pentagram in the air)
Hail Ye Mighty Ones of the South, Power of Fire and energy
I summon and stir thee up to attend and protect this rite
as I perform a Full Moon Ritual this night.
I bid thee Hail and Welcome.
(Light the candle and do an invoking pentagram in the air)
Hail Ye Mighty Ones of the West, Power of Water and emotions
I summon and stir thee up to attend and protect this rite
as I perform a Full Moon Ritual this night.
I bid thee Hail and Welcome.
(Light the candle and do an invoking pentagram in the air)
Hail Ye Mighty Ones of the North, Power of Earth and stability
I summon and stir thee up to attend and protect this rite
as I perform a Full Moon Ritual this night.
I bid thee Hail and Welcome.
(Light the candle and do an invoking pentagram in the air)

CIRCLE IS SEALED (make an invoking pentagram in the air over your altar)
The Circle is sealed and I am
completely cut off from the outside world
so that I may give honor to the Goddess Hecate,
Great Goddess of the Dark Moon.

LIGHTING THE TRIPLE GODDESS CANDLES
Three Candles I do Light
In Honor of Thee, O Goddess this sacred Night
White for the Maiden pure as Snow
Red for the Mother full within, and
Black for the Crone, old and wise

DRAWING DOWN THE MOON-
INVOCATION TO HECATE, GODDESS OF THE FULL MOON
I call upon She who unveils all mysteries! 
Oh Mother of all Creation, Goddess Hecate, 
the Three and the One. 
Goddess of fertility and fullness. 
Oh wise one, filled with Luna's secrets 
whose torches of the Moon light the darkened sky. 
Full-orbed Hecate, Mistress of enchantments, 
Queen of Heaven, Earth and the Underworld, 
Protectress of all Witches, 
Come Now into me your Priestess 
Fill Me with Your Presence 
Oh Gracious Queen of all Witches as I attend this Rite.
(Imagine or see the Full Moon and see this haze descending from the moon into you. Feel Her slowly envelope you, starting at the top of your head and slowly moving down to your feet. Feel this vibrating energy of the Goddess Hecate fill your very being. When Her energies reach your feet, know that you are walking as Hecate, as She is you and you are She. Note: you can use this invocation or another one from Invocations to Hecate)

CHARGE OF THE GODDESS
I am Goddess of three Moons. 
I am mistress of the Night. 
I am the richness of the Earth. 
I am the Moon and the Seas. 
I am all that was and is and ever shall be. 
Nor has any mortal ever seen that which lies beyond my veil 
for I am indeed mistress of mysteries and the keeper of the keys. 
I am Queen of all living things, for I Am Goddess of Nature. 
I smile and the radiance of the Moon is everywhere. 
Gather in secret if you must, 
but do not tarry too long behind closed doors, 
for it is in the richness of the earth and the boundlessness 
of the sky that my true temple is to be found; 
And the Moon, and sun and stars will keep your secrets. 
I am all these things and more. 
Hear my words my children and worship and be glad. 
Look for me within these things but above all, 
within your own soul, for it is there I am. 
I have been with you in the beginning 
and I shall be with you at the end. 
I am the womb of new beginnings, 
as yet unimagined and unknown.

PRAISE TO HECATE
In this most sacred Night of the Full Moon
And mystical hour of the night
Does the Goddess Hecate reign supreme
And in Her name do I now give Her praise.
HAIL TO THEE HECATE; HAIL TO THEE HECATE
HAIL TO THEE HECATE, TRIPLE GODDESS OF THE MOON
If you wish to do some sort of magick for prosperity, happiness, love, work related, this would be the time to do it. You can do candle magick, poppet, parchment magick, etc. If you would like to take a journey to the realm of Hecate to receive Her message to you, you will find a journey in Samhain Ritual to Evoke Hecate But other than that, this ritual can stand alone to simply honor the Goddess Hecate when the moon is full. 

Blessings of Cakes and Wine - wine should be in Chalice and with athame bless the wine and then the cakes as follows:
I bless thee of Creature of Wine (cakes)
Knowing that when I drink (eat) of the
I partake in the powers of the mysteries of You
Great Goddess Hecate

LIBATION (Take the chalice of wine in both hands and hold it up and say:)
In honor of the O Great Goddess Hecate
Do I pour this Libation and drinketh this Toast
All Life is your Own
All fruits of the Earth your power, your wisdom, your liberation
I thank You for Your blessings and strength
Join with me; Feast with me; Enjoy with me.
(You can pour a few drops of wine onto the ground in front of the altar as an offering to Hecate, if you are outside. If you are in your temple, then pour some wine into your Libation bowl along with an offering of cakes) Then raise the chalice to your lips and drink.)
(You can now medicate, consult the tarot, or any other divinatory devices, or simply sit back and relax. Remember eating of the cakes helps ground you from the energy of the circle, and from the cone of power that you built if you did magick.)

THANK YOU AND FAREWELL
O Hecate, My Queen, My Goddess
You who awaits for me at the end of Life.
I thank you for thy blessings and of your spirit from your
Cauldron of the sacred fire on this night of the Full Moon
I bid thee farewell
(Put out Goddess candle)
Thanking the Triple Goddess
Wise Crone, who face is hidden from the starlit night
Thank you for joining my sacred this night.
I bid thee farewell
(Put out Crone/black Candle)
Mother, nurturer and giver of life
Who dances across the nightly sky in your silvery light
Thank you for joining my sacred circle this night
I bid thee farewell
(Put out the Mother/red candle)
Maiden, bringer of new ideas and inspiration
Who dances across the sky in carefree glee and anticipation
Thank you for joining my sacred circle this night
I bid thee Farewell
(Put out the Maiden/white candle)

QUARTERS RELEASED (I go widdershins, since I went deosil to welcome)
Mighty Ones of the East, 
Wise Ones of Intellect and Mental Powers
I thank you for your presence on this magickal Night
Ere Ye depart to your sacred realm
I bid thee Hail and Farewell
(Put out the candle and do a banishing pentagram)
Mighty Ones of the North, 
Ancient Ones of wisdom
I thank you for your presence on this magickal Night
Ere Ye depart to your sacred realm
I bid thee Hail and Farewell
(Put out the candle and do a banishing pentagram)
Mighty Ones of the West, 
Mystic Ones
I thank you for your presence on this magickal Night
Ere Ye depart to your sacred realm
I bid thee Hail and Farewell
(Put out the candle and do a banishing pentagram)
Mighty Ones of the South, 
Ancient Ones firey light and passionate vitality
I thank you for your presence on this magickal Night
Ere Ye depart to your sacred realm
I bid thee Hail and Farewell
(Put out the candle and do a banishing pentagram)
Return to the East and draw a banishing pentagram in the air with your wand to break the seal of the Circle.

CALLING BACK THE CIRCLE ( I go widdershins in calling back the Circle. Use whatever tool you cast the Circle with. I prefer using my sickle of Hecate or staff/wand)
Power cast and then forgotten is power wasted
Wherefore do I call ye back O Circle of Power
into my mighty staff (or sickle)
By the holy flame, this Circle disappears and becomes no more
Everything is as it was since the beginning of time.
The Circle is opened by unbroken
May the love of the Goddess be ever in your heart
Merry Meet and Merry Part
and Merry Meet again

Blyssful Harvest Moon Pagans!
[Photo: Blessed Harvest Moon's Day Pagans~ I am so glad I decided to do my moon ritual last night because today is cloudy and can't see a thing..... As I was out in the moon's love placing my candle in water, along came a doe like I wasn't even there. I knew she could not see me behind the veil of the circle I cast but I could have reached out to touch her. I come see she did sense something but was alert but not afraid as she moved along grazing and coming closed to eat the apples that have already fallen from the tree. I watched from behind the veil's thin mist wishing I have my bloggie yet happy I kept Molly in the house not to disturb the moment. Blessed Hugs Everyone )O( Full Moon Ritual Full Moon Ritual, to be performed anytime in honoring of the Goddess Hecate in Her full moon aspect and/or performing any type of full moon magick and requesting Her assistance, or any other Full Moon Goddess, in your magick. Also, since this is a Full Moon ritual, and not a Sabbat, and you are working with Moon's energies........Her energies......., there is no need to call in any God. Moon rituals are sacred and for the Goddess only. You call in the Goddess and God at Sabbats, as the Sabbats are the interaction between the Goddess and her Consort...between Earth and Sun. And the Moon......is for the Goddess only! Arrange your altar with all of your tools and other items the way you wish and then bless the altar saying: I bless You now that You may aid The energy flow as magick is made I cast out negative energy Leaving only the positive to live and breathe Within you as I start this Rite Blessed be in joy, love and light. Then pick up the wand and draw an invoking pentagram in the air above the altar. Replace the wand and say: Blessed Be, O Creature of Light Tools now of magick with power and might. RITUAL SWEEP WITH BESOM (going widdershins) Witche's Broom, swift in flight Cast Out Darkness, Bring in Light Earth be hallow; Air be clear; Fire bright; as water heals A sacred bridge this site shall be, as my will, so mote it be. CAST THE CIRCLE with your magickal sickle or staff. (Note, some Witches are using a Sickle to cast the Circle of Hecate. The sickle is the symbol of the Crone--of harvesting and death. It is an ancient women's tool--more so than the sword.) By the power of the Witch’s Staff (or sickle) is the Magick Circle made. A strong enclosure, a power-full room, Safe within the Goddess’ womb; A sacred place, a world apart Where energies merge and Magick starts. With Air and Fire this Circle I tread To know our will is Magick ‘tis said. With Water and Earth, this Circle is complete To dare and keep silent after we meet. Bless and consecrate the water, incense, and salt with your athame on your altar by casting out any impurities and uncleanliness of the spirit unknown. Then combining salt and water cleanse circle with a chant. Then combining incense (air) on fire (charcoal) cleanse circle with a chant. You do this by going deosil EVOKE QUARTERS & LIGHT THEIR CANDLES Hail Ye Mighty Ones of the East, Power of Air and mind I summon and stir thee up to attend and protect this rite as I perform a Full Moon Ritual this night. I bid thee Hail and Welcome. (Light the candle and do an invoking pentagram in the air) Hail Ye Mighty Ones of the South, Power of Fire and energy I summon and stir thee up to attend and protect this rite as I perform a Full Moon Ritual this night. I bid thee Hail and Welcome. (Light the candle and do an invoking pentagram in the air) Hail Ye Mighty Ones of the West, Power of Water and emotions I summon and stir thee up to attend and protect this rite as I perform a Full Moon Ritual this night. I bid thee Hail and Welcome. (Light the candle and do an invoking pentagram in the air) Hail Ye Mighty Ones of the North, Power of Earth and stability I summon and stir thee up to attend and protect this rite as I perform a Full Moon Ritual this night. I bid thee Hail and Welcome. (Light the candle and do an invoking pentagram in the air) CIRCLE IS SEALED (make an invoking pentagram in the air over your altar) The Circle is sealed and I am completely cut off from the outside world so that I may give honor to the Goddess Hecate, Great Goddess of the Dark Moon. LIGHTING THE TRIPLE GODDESS CANDLES Three Candles I do Light In Honor of Thee, O Goddess this sacred Night White for the Maiden pure as Snow Red for the Mother full within, and Black for the Crone, old and wise DRAWING DOWN THE MOON- INVOCATION TO HECATE, GODDESS OF THE FULL MOON I call upon She who unveils all mysteries! Oh Mother of all Creation, Goddess Hecate, the Three and the One. Goddess of fertility and fullness. Oh wise one, filled with Luna's secrets whose torches of the Moon light the darkened sky. Full-orbed Hecate, Mistress of enchantments, Queen of Heaven, Earth and the Underworld, Protectress of all Witches, Come Now into me your Priestess Fill Me with Your Presence Oh Gracious Queen of all Witches as I attend this Rite. (Imagine or see the Full Moon and see this haze descending from the moon into you. Feel Her slowly envelope you, starting at the top of your head and slowly moving down to your feet. Feel this vibrating energy of the Goddess Hecate fill your very being. When Her energies reach your feet, know that you are walking as Hecate, as She is you and you are She. Note: you can use this invocation or another one from Invocations to Hecate) CHARGE OF THE GODDESS I am Goddess of three Moons. I am mistress of the Night. I am the richness of the Earth. I am the Moon and the Seas. I am all that was and is and ever shall be. Nor has any mortal ever seen that which lies beyond my veil for I am indeed mistress of mysteries and the keeper of the keys. I am Queen of all living things, for I Am Goddess of Nature. I smile and the radiance of the Moon is everywhere. Gather in secret if you must, but do not tarry too long behind closed doors, for it is in the richness of the earth and the boundlessness of the sky that my true temple is to be found; And the Moon, and sun and stars will keep your secrets. I am all these things and more. Hear my words my children and worship and be glad. Look for me within these things but above all, within your own soul, for it is there I am. I have been with you in the beginning and I shall be with you at the end. I am the womb of new beginnings, as yet unimagined and unknown. PRAISE TO HECATE In this most sacred Night of the Full Moon And mystical hour of the night Does the Goddess Hecate reign supreme And in Her name do I now give Her praise. HAIL TO THEE HECATE; HAIL TO THEE HECATE HAIL TO THEE HECATE, TRIPLE GODDESS OF THE MOON If you wish to do some sort of magick for prosperity, happiness, love, work related, this would be the time to do it. You can do candle magick, poppet, parchment magick, etc. If you would like to take a journey to the realm of Hecate to receive Her message to you, you will find a journey in Samhain Ritual to Evoke Hecate But other than that, this ritual can stand alone to simply honor the Goddess Hecate when the moon is full. Blessings of Cakes and Wine - wine should be in Chalice and with athame bless the wine and then the cakes as follows: I bless thee of Creature of Wine (cakes) Knowing that when I drink (eat) of the I partake in the powers of the mysteries of You Great Goddess Hecate LIBATION (Take the chalice of wine in both hands and hold it up and say:) In honor of the O Great Goddess Hecate Do I pour this Libation and drinketh this Toast All Life is your Own All fruits of the Earth your power, your wisdom, your liberation I thank You for Your blessings and strength Join with me; Feast with me; Enjoy with me. (You can pour a few drops of wine onto the ground in front of the altar as an offering to Hecate, if you are outside. If you are in your temple, then pour some wine into your Libation bowl along with an offering of cakes) Then raise the chalice to your lips and drink.) (You can now medicate, consult the tarot, or any other divinatory devices, or simply sit back and relax. Remember eating of the cakes helps ground you from the energy of the circle, and from the cone of power that you built if you did magick.) THANK YOU AND FAREWELL O Hecate, My Queen, My Goddess You who awaits for me at the end of Life. I thank you for thy blessings and of your spirit from your Cauldron of the sacred fire on this night of the Full Moon I bid thee farewell (Put out Goddess candle) Thanking the Triple Goddess Wise Crone, who face is hidden from the starlit night Thank you for joining my sacred this night. I bid thee farewell (Put out Crone/black Candle) Mother, nurturer and giver of life Who dances across the nightly sky in your silvery light Thank you for joining my sacred circle this night I bid thee farewell (Put out the Mother/red candle) Maiden, bringer of new ideas and inspiration Who dances across the sky in carefree glee and anticipation Thank you for joining my sacred circle this night I bid thee Farewell (Put out the Maiden/white candle) QUARTERS RELEASED (I go widdershins, since I went deosil to welcome) Mighty Ones of the East, Wise Ones of Intellect and Mental Powers I thank you for your presence on this magickal Night Ere Ye depart to your sacred realm I bid thee Hail and Farewell (Put out the candle and do a banishing pentagram) Mighty Ones of the North, Ancient Ones of wisdom I thank you for your presence on this magickal Night Ere Ye depart to your sacred realm I bid thee Hail and Farewell (Put out the candle and do a banishing pentagram) Mighty Ones of the West, Mystic Ones I thank you for your presence on this magickal Night Ere Ye depart to your sacred realm I bid thee Hail and Farewell (Put out the candle and do a banishing pentagram) Mighty Ones of the South, Ancient Ones firey light and passionate vitality I thank you for your presence on this magickal Night Ere Ye depart to your sacred realm I bid thee Hail and Farewell (Put out the candle and do a banishing pentagram) Return to the East and draw a banishing pentagram in the air with your wand to break the seal of the Circle. CALLING BACK THE CIRCLE ( I go widdershins in calling back the Circle. Use whatever tool you cast the Circle with. I prefer using my sickle of Hecate or staff/wand) Power cast and then forgotten is power wasted Wherefore do I call ye back O Circle of Power into my mighty staff (or sickle) By the holy flame, this Circle disappears and becomes no more Everything is as it was since the beginning of time. The Circle is opened by unbroken May the love of the Goddess be ever in your heart Merry Meet and Merry Part and Merry Meet again Blyssful Harvest Moon Pagans!]
 

Mabon Cooking (Yum!) – Flaming Apples

 

Prepare one apple for each person. Use McIntosh or Winesap apples. Wash, core, and peel the skin down about ½ inches from the top. Fill the center with brown sugar and butter. Top with cinnamon. Place the apples in a baking dish with about 1 inch of water. Bake the apples for 30 minutes in a 350 degree oven. Remove the apples to a warmed serving dish; pour heated cognac over each apple, ignite and serve flaming.

shared from WOTC

~Lady Spring Blossom~

Blyssful Sun's Day Star Gazers~

 

Gibbous (waxing/135-180 degrees)
September 7, 2014 — Distractions from the outside begin pressing into your world. Analysis is favored, reevaluating all the various factors you are dealing with. It’s a time to process information and effectively integrate your aims with the people in your immediate environment. This is a good time for organizing things. This Moon phase is suited for synthesis: coming up with a practical plan for getting from point A to point B. Adjustment is required.

Sunday 7th September 2014
Moon 15° Aquarius sextiles Uranus [in retrograde] 15° Aries
Moon 18° Aquarius squares Saturn 18° Scorpio
Moon 25° Aquarius squares Mars 25° Scorpio


From Saturday 6th September => Full Moon of 9th September 2014
Reading the current Astrological Charts & Predicting for you ....
As explained in the past few days the 2nd => 6th September was a karmic period - it was impossible to predict with normal accuracy what would happen - especially what would happen for YOU. That's because the facet of karmic spiritual astrology defines that EVERYONE is growing and EVERYONE is changing in accordance with your own karmic destiny.
During the past few days between 2nd => 6th September - Each and everyone received feelings applicable and specific to you. Feelings that are invisible and unpredictable - feelings which are specific emotional energies "talking" to your soul and redefining your life. It might take some of you a few days to realize what specifically has changed - but the Pisces Full Moon on 9th September 2014 - will show you clearly what's "died" inside you and what destiny has brought "alive" inside you.
The MOST IMPORTANT facet of what's happened to you between the 2nd => 6th September was a destined karmic change INSIDE YOUR soul. You have been rewired to see something with "new" and "fresh" clarity - a clarity redefined by your emotions - the way you feel about someone and about something. You've also been cleansed from negativity in order to assist you to do what is positively right for you. And in the next few days - you're going to make QUICK changes to your life - to be in SYNC with what YOUR destiny wants you to do based on the "new" way you feel.
Indeed, the reason why most people do things is either because they have to do them OR because they want to do them. But when you suddenly STOP feeling like doing things - then it changes your life. Why you suddenly stop feeling for things you used to have strong feelings for - is a karmic mystery - and that's what I couldn't predict in the past few days - [and that's why we chose to take-a-break from "internet"].

Saturday 6th September 2014 - Moon in Aquarius
Impossible to predict the unpredictable ...
From the astrological charts - there's a lot of things happening at the moment - both due to the backlog of communication that is catching-up with itself defined by Mercury in Libra and due to the fact that on Friday 5th September Venus entered Virgo - changes are happening and they're happening very fast. All which I have to honest and say are TOTALLY UNPREDICTABLE.
Aquarius is the star sign of liberated unpredictability - it is a communicative AIR sign - and will encourage lots of people to talk and communicate - hence this weekend's Moon in Aquarius continues along the same theme of impossible to predict the unpredictable.
You might indeed believe that the whole world's gone mad - but that's only if you SWITCH ON to the outside world. If you live in your own aura - you will find lots of peace and strength.
But let me say - that the Virgo New Moon => leading to events of the => Pisces Full Moon has a specific purpose and that's to recognize something that is WRONG with your life and then fix it. For when each of us sees our own faults and uses our own energy to fix the things wrong with our own lives - then indeed the whole world can be fixed too.
But to do this - defines that we need to SWITCH OFF to the outside world - and concentrate on things that are wrong with our own lives. That's why I went "offline" last week in order to fix the things "wrong" with our own lives [and the websites too!]

During Moon in Aquarius there's an unpredictable mixture of EVERYTHING in it - due to excellent astrological aspects and some bumpy one's - indeed what do you do when you see a PUDDLE - do you attempt to jump over it OR do you go around it ? It's always tempting to risk jumping over it - but is something you always regret WHEN you've jumped right in "it". This weekend will be tempting you to "jump" in - get involved - which might be a risk worth taking, but before you do anything hasty and stupid - listen to your feelings and listen to your own intuition.


Sunday 7th September 2014
Moon 15° Aquarius sextiles Uranus [in retrograde] 15° Aries
Moon 18° Aquarius squares Saturn 18° Scorpio
Moon 25° Aquarius squares Mars 25° Scorpio
Free Horoscopes by Astrodienst


As per the past week and due to my inability to predict the unpredictable correctly - during this very changeable period - I can't explain how each of these aspects will manifest - other than to say - it will bring out BOTH the best in the best of you - and might also bring out the worst in the worst of you too.
One thing I can say with certainty is - that it will be an EXCEEDINGLY BUSY WEEKEND - lots of communication, lots of activity, lots of happiness, smiles, laughter and surprises - with lots of karmic destined signposts to AVOID and KEEP AWAY from draining situations.

Moon in Aquarius is positive and only wants POSITIVE situations in your life - but there will be grumpy negative people - still attempting to spoil the fun for everyone else. So continue to have your wits about you - be positive - and don't let anyone make you grumpy and negative. And there is something BRILLIANT - I can see in the astrological charts - and that's a polarizing effect - the more negative and grumpy people are - the more positive and happy others become - it's the energy of "OPPOSITES".
Indeed - that's the story of everyone's life - the more horrible someone is to you - the more you instinctively go looking for good people to connect to. The more negative you're made to feel about something - the more you'll become positive to balance out the energies. The negative aspects are created to help you find the right direction of your life.

Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)
Although nearly everything about your life may seem complicated today, it's not necessarily unpleasant. In fact, you're able to see subtleties that were previously imperceptible and you can seamlessly integrate them into your current perspective. But be careful; your impulsive style tempts you to jump to conclusions even if your assumptions are faulty. Adding a dash of common sense to the mix when you're making decisions now goes a long way to prevent problems later on.

ABOUT TAURUS
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)
Your vision of the future is based on a perfect combination of your pragmatic perspective and your legendary determination. Your dreams can be rejuvenating to your creativity, but it's nearly impossible to make plans now if you set your goals too high. It's not that you're greedy; it's just that everything good appears to be within easy reach. Let your imagination run wild, but reconsider your options next week when your clarity returns.

ABOUT GEMINI
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)
Your scattered energy stirs up plenty of trouble today, leading you to forget your previous plans and spontaneously make new ones. But you cannot just assume that your daydreams will turn into reality, for a sudden twist of events could jolt you awake and make you deal with the truth. Although it might seem like you're being inundated with a hodge-podge of information at first, you may be pleasantly surprised with the results.

ABOUT CANCER
Cancer Horoscope (Jun 21 – Jul 22)
Although you won't be able to shut off your overactive imagination, you cannot drift far from reality now without getting pulled back into the rat race. A friend or partner might remind you of your previous obligations, leaving very little room for flights of fancy. Nevertheless, you are inclined to listen to your gut instincts today, rather than your logic. A little daydreaming is okay as long as you don't let your fantasies distract you from the work at hand.

ABOUT LEO
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)
You are very passionate about someone or something today, and your intensity can be overwhelming to those who don't understand your intentions. However, your sense of purpose is strong and you want interruption-free time to focus on your work. Nevertheless, your desires are pulled in a direction which tests your resolve and self-discipline. Hiding your emotions only intensifies them now, potentially provoking a dramatic eruption later. Instead, express your feelings calmly while you have the chance to create a positive impact.

ABOUT VIRGO
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)
You're receiving mixed cosmic signals today, telling you to stick to the facts while simultaneously turning up the volume on your fantasies. You might try to ignore your daydreams, but they keep popping up whether they're invited or not. Stop thinking that you have to pick mundane reality over your creative vision. Instead, enjoy the dialogue between these two realms as long as possible. Oddly enough, cultivating your imagination is a wonderful way to enhance your productivity.

ABOUT LIBRA
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)
It's tricky to focus on practical matters today, even if you think you already have a viable plan in place. It doesn't really matter that you have made previous commitments; you want to do something more interesting than just fulfilling your obligations. Thankfully, making time for a quick escape or a creative diversion can be revitalizing to your spirit. Giving yourself permission to have fun now will enable you to return to your unfinished chores with renewed enthusiasm.

ABOUT SCORPIO
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)
You could get so caught up in your desires today that you can rationalize nearly anything. Happily, love floats through the atmosphere this evening with the Moon hanging out in your 5th House of Play and Venus flirting in your 11th House of Social Networking. However, your heightened passion and faulty logic might lead you astray. Unfortunately, once your analysis is complete, you still must face the issues that you tried to avoid in the first place. Remember, you don't need to take everything so seriously; give yourself permission to bask in the good feelings while they last.

ABOUT SAGITTARIUS
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)
This could be such a busy weekend socially that you don't have enough time to hear your own thoughts. Fortunately, you may enjoy the wide variety of activities, but sometimes your friends and family might be too much energy to manage. Don't be afraid to establish healthy boundaries even if it means leaving the party a little early. You're not responsible for everyone's happiness today; make sure to take care of your own needs, too.

ABOUT CAPRICORN
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)
You may be disappointed with yourself if you don't meet all your responsibilities today. But your mind can wander far and wide now, making it difficult to live up to your commitments. You might attempt to curtail your daydreaming because you believe that it reduces your productivity. Ironically, the opposite is true; your active imagination feeds your creativity, enabling you to accomplish more than you expect.

ABOUT AQUARIUS
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)
Your innovative thinking brings unexpected answers to long-standing questions today. However, being too clever for your own good could prompt you to act on a false assumption or jump to an incorrect conclusion. Even if you want to uncover the truth, it may be better to trust your intuition now instead of only relying on the facts. A cautious approach is more productive than a spontaneous one, so take time to develop your idea before you put it into action.

ABOUT PISCES
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)
Set aside your regular routine long enough to make time to get in touch with your soul today. Rather than running errands and doing chores, turn your day into a magical one by reveling in your creative imagination. Make use of the Moon's return to your dreamy sign by escaping from the everyday world and indulging in your fantasies or spiritual pursuits. You can always take care of unfinished business later in the week when you're in a more practical frame of mind.

~Elder Airwolf~

Lore of the Faery Moon


Because the moon revolves around the Earth once every 28 days, or so, we may, on occasion have a year with 13 moons (rather than 12). The fourth full moon within a season, according to the Farmer’s Almanac, is known as a Blue Moon. (Note, some call the second full moon in a calendar month a Blue Moon). The Blue Moon is celebrated as a time to charge dreams and wishes with power so they may come into being.

However, there is another rare moon occurrence that seems to slip by, unnoticed. It’s known as the Sidhe (pronounced shee) Moon or Faery Moon (aka Black Moon). The Faery Moon is the second new moon in a calendar month, and this only occurs once every two to three years.

The Faery Moon is special to those who have a strong connection to the faery folk or follow the mist filled path of the Celts. During the Faery Moon, connections to the faery realm are stronger, and it’s a very favorable time to connect to a faery companion or guide. It’s also a powerful time to work on self, particularly bringing the shadow aspects into the light.

Though precious little is actually written about the Faery Moon in any sort of folklore, it doesn’t change the fact that it still carries a rather special magic, and those inclined to celebrate will very likely benefit from the effects that this rare new moon has to offer.

Cast a faery circle
To create a sacred space that encourages interaction with the faery folk, try casting a faery circle.

Before doing any sacred work, it’s very important to ground yourself – so take a few moments to breath deeply, and imagine that your energy flows deeply into the earth, anchoring and grounding you.

Then, face the east, raise your hands and say “welcome faery folk of the east, home of the whispering wind, clear the obstacles that block my path.”

Face the south, raise your hands and say “welcome faery folk of the south, home of the glimmering fire, grant me wisdom that I may reach my goals.”

Face the west, raise your hands and say “welcome faery folk of the west, home of the sparkling waters, I ask for the vision to know myself.”

Face the north, raise your hands and say “welcome faery folk of the north, home of the fertile earth, I ask for the strength to move forward and live my truth.”

Take a few moments to feel the energies that surround you.

While you’re in this sacred space you can do inner work, like meeting your faery guardian or journaling. You can also do group work, artwork, or anything that helps you to strengthen your connection to the faery. Be sure to include enjoying good food as part of your sacred ritual.

Meeting your faery guardian
After you cast the sacred faery circle, you can do a visualization to meet your faery guardian.

Imagine yourself in a sacred stone circle, like Stonehenge. In the center is a fire, and you gaze into the flames, relaxing. Ask first if you are meant to walk with a faery ally. If you get the answer, no, then breathe deeply, thank the faery folk, and allow yourself to gently return.

If you get the answer, yes, then give thanks, and then imagine that from each of the four directions faery beings now enter the stone circle. They come to welcome you. You may visit with them for a while, then they will return back to their realms. One faery may stand out from the rest, as your ally, or guide. Thank them.

Allow yourself to gaze again into the flames in the center of the stone circle, and breathing deeply, allow yourself to return back to the present space.

Opening the circle
It’s very important to open the circle when you are finished working with the faery. To keep the circle closed could mean keeping some very intense energies around you!

To open the circle, face the north, raise your hands and say, “faery folk of the north, thank you for your presence here today. Hail and farewell.”

Face the west, raise your hands and say, “faery folk of the west, thank you for your presence here today. Hail and farewell.”

Face the south, raise your hands and say, “faery folk of the south, thank you for your presence here today. Hail and farewell.”

Face the east, raise your hands and say, “faery folk of the east, thank you for your presence here today. Hail and farewell.”

Anytime we can allow ourselves to find reason to celebrate, and connect with the magical energies of the world around us, we allow ourselves to feel closer to our Creator, and grow spiritually and emotionally as we walk our path through this sacred world.

BLYSSFUL SUN'S DAY PAGANS!

HARVEST MOON IS UPON US ONCE AGAIN!

~HERE IS A RITUAL FOR THE SOLITARY WITCH~

On Moon's Day September 8th, 2014 is our Harvest Moon. For my time zone will be at 6:30 pm, but for those of you depending on your time zone you might want to celebrate on the 7th. To find out your exact time follow this link: http://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/moonphases.html?year=2014&n=0

How can I honor the Harvest moon?

From simple to elaborate, celebrating the harvest moon is part of clearing the clutter in both your mind and personal life. Since thoughts are turning to the 
comforts of home as the cold weather arrives, think of ways to bring your ritual into the area where your comforts come from in your home. For me, it is in the kitchen.

I set up a small altar in a corner of my kitchen. Here are some simple ideas for your Harvest moon celebration. This is not our family altar however, this altar is a focal point for me as I attend to my work all throughout the cold months. I find it easy to meditate when it need to and also add to this sacred space as time passes.

I honor Demeter, Goddess of the bountiful harvest with gifts of the harvest like a sheaf of wheat or something from my garden like a pumpkin or gourd. I include something green since harvesting means herbs for me as well as food. In keeping with the idea of balance, I also honor a God at Harvest moon. I chose Thoth, the God of the moon as the most befitting for my own ritual. He is represented in different ways but for me I see him in a small group of feathers wrapped in golden string.

As the wheel turns

Celebrating Mabon and Harvest moon is an important part of celebrating the wheel of the year. It is a natural transition towards the winter season and new year. 

Take the time to make a small altar and focus your energy on creating the changes that make your life more balanced.
Definition: 
Late September brings us the Harvest Moon, sometimes referred to as the Wine Moon or the Singing Moon. This is the time of year when the last of the crops are being gathered from the fields and stored for the winter. There's a chill in the air, and the earth is slowly beginning its move towards dormancy as the sun pulls away from us.

Correspondences:
• Colors: Browns and greens, earth tones 
• Gemstones: Citrine, chrysolite, peridot, bloodstone 
• Trees: Bay, larch, hawthorn 
• Gods: Demeter, Brighid, Freyja, Vesta 
• Herbs: Wheat, valerian, witch hazel, skullcap 
• Element: Earth 

This is a month of hearth and home. Spend some time preparing your environment for the upcoming chilly months. If you don't already have one, set up a hearth or kitchen altar for those times when you're cooking, baking and canning. Use this time to clear out clutter -- both physical and emotional -- before you have to spend the long winter days inside. 

Also Known As: Wine Moon, Singing Moon

Full Moon Blessing in the Light Ritual

 

 

 

To be done on Full Moon

 

Trace circle with branch on ground - circle should be large enough to walk around in.

 

Look up at the moon and point to it with your right hand, while with left hand point to circle on the ground and say

Circle of Light , Above in full glow

I join thee now in the circle below

 

Immediately walk around the inside of the circle with palms facing downward and trace over the circle 3 times - Recite as you walk


 

Moon above and moon below

mirror shining mystic glow

 

Next walk around the circle and sprinkle the herbal mix of rue, St.John's wort & Vervain along the edge. As you do so say:


 

Mark I this place with rue, wort, and vervain,

Setting a circle that for evil is bane

 

Repeat the words 3 times as you move around the circle.  Now it is time to prepare the tools.

 

 

Mortar

 

Anoint the mortar with blessed water by wetting index finger with water and

Trace the lip of the mortar 3 times; re-wet finger

Dab it 3 times in center of mortar

While anointing say:


 

I call to mother womb and ancient tomb

be blessed by the water of the moon

 

Pestle

 

To bless it, wrap a leaf that is wet with blessed water around the tip of the pestle. 

Slide the wet leaf down the shaft of pestle and back up 3 times. While anointing say


 

I call to father horn and ancient snake,

blessing of the moon's water to now awake

 

Athame

 

To consecrate, 

Anoint the end of the handle and the tip of the blade with blessed water
Then wet your finger and trace around the hilt 3 times

While anointing speak the words of blessing


 

I call to metal and fire's ancient forge,

in moon water blessings flows now the surge

 

Wand

 

To consecrate,

Wet finger with blessed water and anoint the bottom of the wand.

Then draw your finger up to the top of the wand

Repeat three times, saying


 

I call to sacred center, bridge of ancient light,

moon water's blessing of black sacred night

 

Platter

 

To consecrate,

Wet finger with blessed water and mark an "X" in center of the plate

Then wet the finger again and trace along the edge of the platter, circling 3 times - saying


 

I call to light's mirror, keeper of the dream,

blessing of the moon's water here and in-between

 

Broom

 

To consecrate,

Set it on the ground with sweep end upward

Wet finger with blessed water and anoint the end of the handle

 

, then the binding, and finally the tip. While doing speak the words of blessing:


 

I call to ancient hearth-keeper, stewart of the light,

blessings of the moon's water to traverser of the night.

 

Stang

 

When anointing the feminine stang with the blessed water, speak the words of blessing:

 

I call to she of the White Round

blessings of the moon's water to abound


CLASS REGISTRATION IS NOW OPENED FOR ENROLLMENT~HURRY AND GET SIGNED UP WHILE THERE IS ROOM. SPACE IS LIMITED!
All Legion of Pagan Classes are lined up and posted for information and registration for September 29th, 2014.

Fall Class lineup:

Registration for classes begins on

September 2nd, 2014

at: www.legionofpagans.com

~Class Descriptions~

Basic Witch Class:

~~~ THE BASIC WITCH CLASS~~~

DESCRIPTION & OUTLINE

This class will be following the teachings of the old Celtic Aoumiel Witch.
We will be studying each chapter of Folk Magic, Fairy Lore & Herb Craft.

The course will take 8 weeks but can stretch out depending on what the mini test scores are per-week. We want to make sure that you have an understanding of what you are practicing. THIS CLASS INVOLVES "ROOT WORK" and if you have personal issues on the forefront please attend to those needs before taking this class. You will be doing a lot of personal introspection and you will need to be fully focused.

There is a fee for the course.

Also make sure when you sign up that your class is pre-paid and you have a correct email address.
The email and address can be sent addressed to me at
www.legionofpagans12@gmail.com

~~~ REGISTRATION~~~

Registration will begin on:
September 2nd-September 28th, 2014

Class orientations begins (September 29th, 2014 )- ALL STUDENT MUST CHECK INTO CLASS ON THAT DAY!

All students attended the spring class must have completed their registration, pre-paid for the class with your book orders if you chose that option. I need current email to complete registration.

All students can pay for their course and supplies by clicking on our “Neighborhood Needs and Ministry Funds” tab in the green toolbar and select donations and your payment method.

Remember this must be completed before classes begin to complete enrollment this class. Your personal information will be kept by me in the class folder at:
www.legionofpagans12@gmail.com

Copyright © 03292013

~Elder Airwolf~

Owner & Founder

Legion of Pagans Spiritual Ministry

Educational Institution of Magick

~Intermediate Witch Class Description~

This class is a progressive from level one of the Basic Witch and students registering for this class must have had previous training. IT INVOLVES "ROOT WORK" and if you have personal issues on the fore front please attend to those needs before taking this class. You will be doing a lot of personal introspection and you will need to be fully focused.

If you have not taken the first class with the LoP your will be asked for documentation from prior training and an aptitude test to gain entry.

In this class the greenwitch will be learning about the Sacred Connection to Nature, Balancing Light & Shadow as well as some more on progressive spells and casting arts of the craft.

Registration -September 2-28, 2014

Orientation week begins on September 29th, 2014 -ALL STUDENTS MUST CHECK INTO CLASS ON THAT DAY!

THERE IS A FEE FOR THIS CLASS~12 week Course

Books are available through Amazon.com or ABE.com

Registration will follow the submission of your donations receipt to legionofpagans12@gmail.com

Donations for the class can be made through the LoP site atwww.legionofpagans.com

From there you can fine the pay pal donations tab under the Neighborhood Needs & Ministry Funds tab in the menu toolbar on the current events page.

Bright Blessings and see you in class!

Copyright © 01012013

WITCH MOUNTAIN WOLF RUN COVEN IS NOW RE-OPENED AND TAKING INTERVIEW APPLICATIONS SERVING NORTHWEST COEUR D' ALENE, IDAHO AREA.

Contact me at: legionogpagans12@gmail.com to set up an appointment.

Read more about the coven on www.witchvox.com under coven search location or by name.
Have a Blessed Day!
~Elder Airwolf~

 

HELPFUL HINTS FOR PAGAN PARENTS

PAGAN PARENTING

If you, as a parent, just heard from your child that he or she wants to be a Pagan or Druid, or you are a pagan yourself and want to raise your children in that tradition, then this page is for you! Here you will find tips on Pagan Parenting, as well as several activities that you could do together with your child.

 

 

By Eagle Owl, a Druid mother

It’s not easy being a parent in this modern world and being a pagan parent can bring added pressure because although paganism is growing in popularity, we’re still a minority. Here are a few ideas that may help you with the most important job you will ever do: raising your children!

 

1) Kind words and hugs reassure children of our love and it helps if they know that we love them ‘whatever’ and that we are proud of them. The 3 most powerful words in the world are ‘I love you’ and we must never be afraid to use them.

 

2) Encourage a positive outlook; welcome every good thing that comes your way and show gratitude and your children will learn to be appreciative too.

 

3) It’s a huge responsibility being a parent and we have the means to influence our children’s attitudes. As parents we shape the future through our children so we have to show them the way.

 

4) Be fair, open and honest with your children. For if we lie, how can we expect our children to be truthful? By attempting to teach them honesty, honour and integrity, we will find these virtues easier to adhere to ourselves!

 

5) It is best to raise our children to be tolerant of other religions and to think for themselves. This also includes their asking questions! 

 

6) Laugh with your children. Be a part of their fun and always be approachable. It will strengthen the bond between you. Children can teach us how to be happy and how to reconnect with the child-self within us all.

 

7) Always act responsible and show some respect to your children’s opinions. Depending on their ages, you can include them in any family rituals that are appropriate. Who knows? These could be the beginning of family traditions! Provide them with suitable activities such as seasonal crafts and decorating the house, so they will enjoy being included.

 

8) We all make mistakes so make sure your children know this because that way, they won’t be afraid when they make mistakes too.

 

9) It is useful to teach your children to be responsible. This can begin with simple tasks such as making their own bed and move onto more significant things as they get older.

 

10) Always listen to your children. They can sometimes teach us things we have been taking for granted. Above all, enjoy them because they grow up all too soon!

 

 

 

Strolling the Path Hand-in-Hand With Your Children by Lyon 

Remember the first time you looked into your child’s eyes? I remember looking at my daughter the day after she was born. She was wired with tubes and cords and odd-looking things because she had been born prematurely. I was afraid to touch her, so all I did was look at her. She had the most incredibly wise look in her eyes. I was overwhelmed with the realization that I was now totally responsible for the safety and education of another human being. It was up to me to teach her how to be an honorable and contributing member of society. I also wanted to share with her the joy that my path as an eclectic Pagan brought to me.  

If you are like me, you want to do the best you can to give your child the knowledge of who she is and where she came from as well as a good foundation of where she can go in her life. As Pagans, one of our challenges is doing this with little or no support system.  

More established religions have large communities with regular meetings scheduled for their children, such as Sunday school. There are many children’s books written with simplified bible stories for teaching their children their religious beliefs. Pagans have little of this because Neopaganism is a relatively young religious choice. Our numbers are small, but our religion is currently one of the fastest growing around.  

As Pagan parents we have to look hard to find literature that we can share with our children that also mirrors our religious paths. What an awesome responsibility and daunting task!  

Many Pagans with children choose not to bring up Pagan children. The reasons for this are many. Some parents feel it wrong to force a certain religion on their kids in the same manner they were force-fed the religion of their own parents. Others live in areas where an outwardly Pagan child would endure ridicule or abuse from peers.  

As our numbers grow and younger adult Pagans get hand-fasted or married (or not) and have children, more children are being brought up “out of the broom closet”. But the problem of the best way to raise a Pagan child as a Pagan still exists.  

What is a Pagan parent to do? Where can a Solitary with a family turn for guidance? Luckily for us, our resources are starting to grow. There are now several good books for Pagan mothers and fathers out on the market. The numbers are still few, so we have to use our imagination and look for other avenues that will teach our children our values without compromising our belief systems.  

Actually the lack is a good thing. One of the things that bring many people to a Pagan Path is the fact that no one way is forced down anyone’s throat. That goes for our children. A Pagan child is taught that all paths leading to the Divine are valid. If we are teaching that all paths are valid, it is only fair to our children that we allow them access to other points of view. How else will they be able to make an informed choice when they are old enough to decide for themselves?  

Following are a list of good books that a Pagan parent can use with their children. At this point in time I know of no children’s books written specifically for the Pagan child, but I have hope that in the not too distant future that will change.  

 

 

Pagan Parenting Books

 

If you are interested in Pagan parenting books, there are several good ones on the market right now. There are also several that are out of print but you may be able to find them used at a reasonable price.   

 

Circle Round: Raising Children in Goddess Traditions by Starhawk, Diane Baker and Anne Hill A wonderful resource containing just about every aspect of Pagan life. The book has brief explanations of many of our beliefs, as well as stories, crafts, recipes, songs and ideas for Sabbats, Esbats and Rights of Passage. My daughter has loved the book since I first purchased it. It gets regular use in our home. There is also a companion music CD. Circle Round and Sing: Songs for Family Celebrations in the Goddess Traditions by Anne Hill This CD contains 13 child friendly Pagan songs. I have used the CD in my children’s circle to help the little ones get into the mood for ritual. 

Celebrating the Great Mother: A Handbook of Earth Honoring Activities for Parents and Children by Cait Johnson and Maura D. Shaw Divided into three parts this book explores the connection to Earth, celebrations of the Sabbats and contains listings for further reading, correspondences and resources.  

The Pagan Family: Handing the Old Ways Down by Ceisiwr Serith (out of print) The book addresses not only important events in the pagan year but important events in the life of a family such as births, deaths, marriages, coming of age, and more.  

The Family Wicca Book: The Craft for Parents & Children by Ashleen O’Gaea (out of print) Ashleen uses her own experience in raising her son as Wiccan to help other Pagan families deal with similar issues in raising their own children. This is a good book for your library. It was the only decent one available when my daughter was first born. I was disappointed with it though because I wanted more explanation for family centered activities for the holidays.  

Wiccacraft for Families by Margie McArthur This is a complete handbook covering all aspects of Wicca written for family use. Covers the Sabbats and other Circle workings, Passages (birth, puberty, marriage, aging and death), Home Blessing, Spirit Quests and more. Oriented towards younger children.  

While not specifically written for Pagans, a good book to have is Spiritual Parenting: A Sourcebook for Parents and Teachers by Rabbi Steven M. Rosman, Ph.D., M.SC.  Chock full of activities, meditations and exercises to increase your and your child’s spiritual awareness, it also has an excellent bibliography and list of resources.  

Pagan Parenting: Spiritual, Magical & Emotional Development of the Child by Kristen Madden (out of print) This book contains meditations to connect with your unborn child, to help prepare for birth, as well as beginning journeys for children! The ceremonies are great for kids of all ages. There are bedtime prayers, grace, and songs for Sabbats.  

 

 

 

Picture Books for Kids<p> </p>

If you are looking for books written specifically for Pagan children, you’ll have a long search ahead of you, but there are a lot of books written that have a good Earth honoring theme. There are also many books written on the many myths from around the world. Many of them will find a comfortable place in the Pagan home. This is where Pagan parents have to be inventive and do their research to find books for their children that will teach Pagan beliefs while being entertaining at the same time.  

Pagan Kids' Activity Book by Amber K. A coloring/activity book for Pagan kids, geared for the under-13 age level, it covers all the basics.  

All I See Is Part of Me by Chara M. Curtis. In this bestseller, a child finds the light within his heart and his common link with all of life.  

A Fairy Went A-Marketing. This is a delightful, rhyming book about a fairy buying animals at the market then giving them their freedom.  

The Dragon and the Unicorn by Lynne Cherry. A lovely book about forest conservation perfect for children ages 3-7. This book tells about a dragon and unicorn that befriend the daughter of a king who is destroying the forest where they all live. They show her how the forest is alive and by killing it, her father is also killing the very thing that he needs to survive.  

The Book of Goddesses by Kris Waldherr 26 Goddess from all over the world are each given two pages in this illustrated book for older children.

Dragon Tangle by David Elliot A short, silly tale about dragons causing mayhem at a Renaissance style fair.

Children of the Earth Remember by Schim Schimmel a book whose environmental message is we share the Earth with all Goddess’ creations.

 

 

 

New Books<p> </p>

A Book of Pagan Prayer by Ceisiwr Serith I haven’t seen this book yet, it just came out in June of this year, but the reviews are praising it highly. 

 

 

 

Lyon is an Eclectic Pagan living in Missouri. She has been following a Pagan lifestyle since the mid 1980s. An accomplished artist, she is currently in the process of locating a publisher for her illustrated Pagan children’s book An Ordinary Girl, A Magical Child for young readers. Lyon also has several websites. One (http://www.handcraf tedpagan. com) is geared toward unique handmade gifts and fine art for the Pagan home. She lives with her husband, her 8 year-old daughter and two old cats of undetermined ancestry.

 

 

 

 

Ten Healing Crystals for Children Excerpt from: A Guide to Gem and Crystal Therapy by Karen Ryan, Crystal Energy Therapist

Crystals are truly gifts from the Earth. Children seem to have a natural attraction to pick them up and fully explore any kind of stone or crystal. They will often use all their senses, seeing what the crystal looks like, feeling the texture with their fingertips, or even rubbing the crystal against other parts of their body. They are curious to know what it sounds like when the crystal drops on the ground or plops into water, what it smells like and tastes like. 

 

Some children use their psychic senses, telling what the crystal is saying to them; or they will mysteriously use the crystal for healing without any instructions. Children can respond very quickly to the healing energy of crystals. However, please consult the best available qualified medical help on the care of your children and use your common sense in regards to your children's health and wellness. 

 

Take your children to a rock shop, gem and mineral show, museums as well as to areas of high mineral content (check a geological survey map) such as quarries, caves and mines. Let your children pick crystals for themselves. Often they will select a crystal that is helpful to their healing process. One four-year-old girl I met selected an Apache Tear, used for the grieving process. The little girl, clutching it in her hand, remarked, "Oh, I want to wear this all the time!" I asked the mother if there had been a death in the family recently. Astonished, she replied, "I just lost my brother four weeks ago, but we didn't tell her". The girl was obviously sensitive to the family's sorrow and needed some protection from the feelings of others around her. 

 

I have listed some crystals to help in your child's healing. Let your child carry the crystal in his or her pocket, or place 1 or 2 in a small medicine bag around the neck. Let your child even sleep with his or her special crystal. Crystals often get lost or misplaced by children, so you might want to have a few extras on hand. 

 

 

Amethyst A "Master Healing Crystal". Amethyst's most noted healing quality is its ability to purify and transmute all forms of negativity. For children "in transition", whether it be a growth spurt, a major disappointment such as failing a grade, or even hearing the devastating news of divorce or death, Amethyst accepts all negative emotions and provides comfort through spiritual acceptance. For children with various disabilities or with either physical or emotional pain, an Amethyst cluster in the room will help clear unwanted discharged energies, bringing the room back into a balanced state. For local pain, hold an Amethyst directly on or over the area for up to 20 minutes. 

 

 

Apache Tear The "Grief Stone". Apache Tear is actually Obsidian and is very dark but transparent. When you hold a small piece up to the light you can see through it. However, if you have been using the Apache Tear to absorb negative emotions, you will see it cloud up and become opaque. Sometimes it will clear up after the grieving is over. 

 

 

Aventurine The "Leadership Stone". Aventurine strengthens and restores the Heart energy, providing a balance of male and female energies. This crystal is green and very loving, embracing, and protective of the Heart. Many children who are shy, timid, or suppressing their leadership qualities need a crystal like Aventurine. This stone helps the individual to become active and to initiate action on their own accord. Asthmatic children seem attracted to this stone as it opens up the lungs and they experience a sense of relief. 

 

 

Carnelian A "Self-Esteem Crystal". Carnelian is used to help restore feelings of inadequacy and low self-esteem. The deep orange colours relate well to strengthening and blending the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd chakras, promoting self-security and self-love. The pinker shades relate to enhancing love between child and parent, through self-acceptance. This crystal is also used for dermatological ailments such as acne, by holding the stone over the skin and moving it in circles for several minutes, several times a day. 

 

 

Clear Quartz The "Healing Crystal". Clear Quartz is a general all-purpose healing crystal. Each Quartz crystal has its own energy signature and healing mission. When a child makes contact with the right crystal, the energy is discharged either very slowly, or quite suddenly so it feels like a very mild electric shock. This natural energy can be just enough to transform a disharmonious thought pattern, burn off some negative emotional state, or even place the spiritual seeds of one's future into consciousness. Using a cluster of Clear Quartz crystals for children is particularly nice, as so many different types of crystals (record-keepers, transmitters, channelers, etc.) are included. There's a crystal for any occasion! Crystal clusters are also helpful to organize scattered thoughts and to deflect negative energies. 

 

 

Rose Quartz "The Love Stone". Rose Quartz is another terrific general healing crystal for children especially for those who have a lot of hurt feelings or aggressive tendencies. Rose Quartz can soothe a broken heart shattered by seeing raw Reality - the ways things are, rather than the way one wants them to be. For hyperactive children Rose Quartz soothes erratic emotional states, anxiety, fear, compulsions, and many other mental disorders. Some neurological benefits have also been noticed with muscle spasms relaxing when Rose Quartz is guided over the nerve centres. For young hearts, Rose Quartz helps to keep the Heart chakra open, vital and protected, filtering in good energies and keeping out the bad. 

 

 

Lapis Lazuli A "Psychic Balance Stone". Lapis Lazuli is an incredible stabiliser for children who show psychic gifts early in life. The deep blue colour stimulates expansion of consciousness in a supportive way, promoting purification and clarity of spiritual insight. Lapis Lazuli provides self-acceptance of one's given gifts and encourages openness of one's spiritual awareness. This stone is highly prized for its protective powers and stimulation of all psychic senses. 

 

 

Jade A "Soother of Emotions Stone". Jade is easily obtained and can be openly worn by children as regular "jewelry". Emotionally sensitive children often need a supportive system to ensure that their feelings do not overwhelm them. Jade enhances confidence, self-assurance, and self-reliance. Jade is very inspirational in helping one achieve one's desires in life. This stone is often available from a Chinese goods merchant and is often sold in the shape of thin coins. 

 

 

Tiger Eye A "Grounding Stone". Tiger Eye has thin rutile inclusions, and when rocked back and forth the light reflects in a certain way as if the tiger's eye were winking at you! Let your children explore this fascinating stone and help them find the flashing Tiger's Eye. This stone is excellent for grounding psychic energy and providing security for opening up the psychic centers. Sometimes children get carried away and get lost in their dream world. Tiger Eye helps to pull them back into their bodies (after astral travel). This stone is very useful to put action to one's thoughts. Tiger's Eye is about being practical. Perhaps every parent needs one for their child before trips to the shopping mall. 

 

 

Pyrite A "Protection Stone". Iron Pyrite comes in many different shapes, from sun discs to cubes. Children are attracted to its shiny brassy surfaces. Pyrite is like a small mirror; negative energy is reflected away. The terror of being unprotected is reduced. There is also a feeling of physical empowerment, that life in the physical form is perfect, and love is abundant. 

 

From:http://groups.msn.com/WalkWithRaven/paganparenting.msnw?action=get_message&mview=0&ID_Message=16789&LastModified=4675608176427439206

 

 

Lists of pagan books for your children:

 

Pagan-Friendly Books for Young  Readers:http://www.homestead.com/barbooch/books1.html

 

Pagan-Friendly Picture Bookshttp://www.homestead.com/barbooch/picturebooks.html

 

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The Joys and Pitfalls of Pagan Parenting, Teen Style

 by Morgan Ravenwood

You read it all the time.  Teenagers, both male and female, are discovering Paganism, and Wicca in particular, at an astonishing rate.  Wishing to publicly proclaim their new-found faith, they often wear pentacle necklaces and "Gothic" style clothing and makeup, which unfortunately can cause a bit of a stir with both school officials and peers.  Then mom and dad get involved, and in many cases, fearing that their children have become involved in some sort of Satanic worship, they confiscate and destroy their recalcitrant offspring's jewelry, books and other assorted Pagan paraphernalia with strict orders never to bring such things into the house again.  Any protest from their children are met with stony glances and, in the case of deeply religious Christian parents, dire pronouncements and threats of hellfire.  There are thousands of personal accounts by people both on the Internet and in books wherein they state that they had to wait years and in many cases leave home in order to be able to freely practice their chosen religion.  Still others collapse under the pressure of parents and friends and return to the religion in which they were raised, which in many cases also unfortunately means returning to spiritual dissatisfaction.

Then there are those kids who are actually raised in the Pagan tradition by likewise Pagan parents, or by parents who adopt (and in some cases, convert to) the Pagan faith when their children are older.  No matter how they reach the Pagan path, It takes a lot of faith, strength and heart for these parents to attempt to raise their children in a non-mainstream religion.  It's that much more difficult when those children are teenagers.

A good example is a conversation I had with my oldest daughter, "Jane," a couple of months after she had angrily flounced out of the house shortly after her eighteenth birthday, declaring that she'd had enough of living by our house rules.  Though my husband and I had been Pagan for years and have attempted to raise both of our daughters according to basic Pagan ideals, I realized that we perhaps hadn't done as much as we could have with Jane when she made an offhand remark as we ate lunch in a café shortly after she had left home.   Upon listening to my attempt to counsel her to cease her self-destructive behavior, she said, rather incredulously, "but, mom, it's not like you're a religious Christian or something!"  I spent the rest of our conversation trying to explain why you don't have to be a Christian to be religious and to believe in---and practice---leading a decent life.

It was after hearing that very telling comment from Jane that I turned my attention to my younger daughter "Anne," who is five years younger than Jane and was already beginning to exhibit some of the identical behavior that had gotten Jane into trouble on more than one occasion. 

Anne was just then beginning to show a marked interest in learning more about Paganism, and I bought her a copy of Silver Ravenwolf's "Teen Witch," of which we read a lot together.  Up until this time, my husband and I had maintained a quiet practice of our faith, and although we would perform little observances like going outside and murmuring a salutation to the rising full and new moons, we hadn't yet performed any formalized rituals, though I had been yearning to.  When Anne showed an interest in doing so, it seemed like the perfect time to start.  My husband was also enthusiastic, and we eagerly planned our first Esbat ritual for October 1999.  This was followed shortly by our first Sabbat ritual: Samhain.  With only a few exceptions, we've observed every full moon and Sabbat since then, and gave Anne a nice Athame as her year-and-a-day gift this past Samhain.  

I think that like most teenagers who become interested in Paganism, Anne was attracted to the idea of practicing magic and casting spells to achieve one's desires.  However, I don't think she was disappointed when she learned that Paganism, far from being as it is often portrayed on TV and in the movies, is actually an earth-centered, conscientious religion full of balance, harmony and wise principles, centered not only around the worship of a God but a Goddess as well.  I sincerely hope that being a member of a family that actively practices a religion has given her a little something extra that her sister, much to my regret, was unable to benefit from.

Anne has perhaps had a little rougher time than most kids in explaining her family's faith to her peers.  Though she has met one boy who claims to practice Wicca with his father, the rest of her friends---with the exception of a couple who are Jewish---are Christian, as is roughly ninety percent of the population in the small Arizona city we live in.  And just as Kermit the Frog put it, sometimes "it ain't easy bein' green"---or, in our case, Pagan.

Most of Anne's friends have taken a good look at the small silver pentacle I always wear (I am also completely "out" both at work and in public).  Though none of them have asked me it's meaning (and I've found that there are a lot of people who don't have any idea that it means anything), some have asked her and she has been truthful with them without going into great detail.  Though Anne herself has worn one to school on a couple of occasions (I was half expecting a phone call from the principal the first time, but none came, thank the Gods!), she decided that it wasn't worth all the negative feedback she got from some of the Christian students.  But both my husband and I both pledged to support her decision no matter what it was, and it was a great opportunity to explain that wearing a pentacle alone doesn't make one a Pagan!

Since Anne has always attended public school, she of course has heard her friends speak of their religions.  Occasionally, she has attended their churches, an activity that we have supported, as we believe that a well-rounded religious education means learning about all religions. 

However, the last time she attended one, which was about two weeks before Samhain, she appeared troubled when she came home.  When I inquired as to why, she said, "mom, that minister said that Halloween is evil, and told all the kids in the youth group that if we celebrate it, we're glorifying the devil!"  Needless to say, I was rather upset to hear this, and spent a couple of sleepless nights mulling over what to do about it.

Finally, it came to me.  I addressed an email to the editor of our local newspaper and sent him the link to the website on The Witches' Voice explaining the true meaning of Halloween to the press.  I received an almost immediate reply from one of the paper's reporters, which ultimately resulted in my doing an interview in which I explained my consternation at the fact that some of the local Christian clergy members were passing inaccurate information about Halloween to their young parishioners.  The reporter who interviewed me was respectful and honestly curious about Paganism, and allowed me to explain the true origins of Samhain.  The article was printed on---you guessed it----Halloween, and nobody was happier than Anne, who, because of the fact that she confided her concerns to me, was able to help further education about our religion.

I guess if I had to use one word to describe Pagan teen parenting, it would be perseverance.  Of course, the parent of any teenager must by necessity be perseverant, but I think that in the case of Pagans, we have a bit of an advantage over the members of other faiths.  Not only have we learned to rely on our intuitions, but we're also pretty easy to talk to.  We're well-versed on many subjects, and while we know that there's something called human nature, we also know that it takes time to develop the maturity needed to control it. 

When teens learn this, they are able to affect a healthy transition to adulthood.  For the parents, the perseverance comes in the form of education and observation.  Life is a learning process from start to finish; and in the case of Paganism, there is so much to learn about where we've been, where we are and where we're going that there can never be an end to the possibilities. 

The observation of ritual, in whatever that form takes, is also important.  No, you don't have to cast a circle and perform a set ritual (though Anne has become quite adept at this); try taking your teen(s) to a beach, lake, desert or mountain for a day, and point out things to them that they might never have noticed before.  The time spent together is what is most important.   Whatever you do, do it with conscience and reverence and you can never go wrong.

Goddess and God bless! Morgan Ravenwood

 

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Christiina's Powerful Parenting Links

Author: Christina Aubin [a WitchVox Sponsor] Posted: February 27th. 2000 Times Viewed: 22,031 

 

Parenting:<p> </p>

Alternative parenting (attachment parenting): http://www.alternativeparenting.com/default.htm
Attachment parenting: http://www.parentingtoolbox.com/attach.html
Get Attached Today: http://getattached.com/index.html/
The Natural Child Project Society: http://www.naturalchild.com/home/
Growing All The Time: http://www.wearsthebaby.com/newsletter0799.html
Natural Mom: http://www.naturalmom.com/
MotherChoice: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Valley/9628/Motherchoice.htm
The Natural Child Project Society: http://www.naturalchild.com/
The WholeFamily Center: http://www.wholefamily.com/
Parenting Q & A: http://www.parenting-qa.com/
Family Time: http://homearts.com/depts/family/00dpftc1.htm
The Compleat Mother: http://www.compleatmother.com/
Aware Parenting: http://www.awareparenting.com/
Becoming the parent you want to be: http://www.becomingtheparent.com/all/hp.html

 

Infants/Babies:<p> </p>

Your Amazing Baby: http://www.amazingbaby.com/
Baby Development With Milestones And Growth Charts http://www.babysdoc.com/DEVELOPMENT.htm
Baby Center: http://www.babycenter.com/
Natural Remedies for Colic: http://www.parenthoodweb.com/askpros/lauren1.htm

 

Elementary School Children:<p> </p>

Parenting of K-6 Children http://childparenting.about.com/home/childparenting/mbody.htm
Parenting: http://www.pathfinder.com/ParentTime/parenting/

 

Teens:<p> </p>

Brain*Storm http://www.choa.org/brainstorm/
TeenPsych http://www.teenpsych.com/
About.com - Teen Advice http://teenadvice.about.com/teens/teenadvice/

 

Discipline & Rule setting<p> </p>

Five Tips For Guiding Children's Behavior: http://www.nncc.org/Guidance/dc36_five.guiding.tips.html
Twenty Alternatives to Punishment: http://www.awareparenting.com/twenty.htm
Better Behavior: http://www.parentsoup.com/challenges/behavior0398/
Discipline for Elementary and Younger Kids: http://familyeducation.com/topic/front/0,1156,3-2199,00.html

 

Christina AubinSunday, March 5, 2000Email: Christina 

 

 

 

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The Raven's Call Comes Again

Once again the raven come's calling at dawn outside my window being persistent  as ever.

RAVEN  

Ravens are the largest songbird in North America.  Raven are often referred to by some indigenous tribes as the 'secret keepers' and are the subject of many stories.  Their ebony black color is sometimes associated with darkness.  Ravens are very intelligent and are able mimic the sounds other birds and can squawk out some human words.  Ravens are found in many different regions and climates.

 RAVEN MEDICINE

The raven spirit guide is not chosen by those who seek its wisdom.  The raven only comes to those to whom it may speak in private and share its secrets with the knowledge its mysteries will be well guarded by one who already possesses wisdom.

The raven is known as the 'Secret Keeper by some native tribes because of their way of silently perching near people and 'listening' to conversations then flying away in a flutter shrieking an eerie sound or mimicking a human word.   Because of their inky black color they are linked to a place where fear and secrets are kept.   

When sun shines on the ravens shiny body it sometimes reflects many colors is therefore sometimes said it has the ability to transform itself, especially when it makes the call of another species.  If the raven is seen in dreams or visions it may mean significant changes are about to take place.

Ravens are intelligent and can be seen in the wild 'instructing' other birds and animals.  From the raven we may learn ways to become better teachers and understand the languages of many.

Regardless of common European belief, the raven is not an omen of death and should never be feared as its messages are those that can benefit the listener.  The Creator did not make any evil creatures on Mother Earth.  

Because of ravens ability to make a variety of sounds and high pitched vibrations are known to alter consciousness, the raven is sometimes credited with the ability to transform, move into other dimensions or to shape shift.  We may expect frequent changes if the raven is perched on your shoulder. 

Raven

It's time for you to make changes within yourself. Raven the shapeshifter is here to help you embrace your true potential and become who you really are.
-Raven

If Raven comes to you:

If Raven has come visiting you it can mean any number of things. Most powerful of all is the synchronicity that Raven assures you is pending. He is a master of bending and folding time and space so that you are exactly in the right moment at the right time. As a messenger you are reminded that those around you are reflecting back at you the things you most have to learn about yourself.

Know that when Raven appears that magic is imminent. Raven is about rebirth, recovery, renewal  recycling and certainly reflection and healing. He signifies moving through transitions smoothly by casting light into the darkness.

Raven as Your Totem

If Raven is your Totem animal you are very playful and creative. You have no fear of the dark, or the underworld and understand that there is a divine balance between the light and the dark. You find comfort in solitude and enjoy your own company. Raven seeks stillness and quiet, and prefer it to the constant onslaught of chatter and noise in our daily lives. You are wise and often are used as a messenger for others.  The spirit world uses you as a bridge to the physical world to bring forth its messages.

Raven in Your Dreams;

When Raven comes flying in your dreams he is letting you know that a change of consciousness is imminent. This omen signals you to watch for the clues and that new heights are possible. When Raven is still and silent looking at you he is invoking magic. Raven’s loudly raucous calling at you he is insistent that you take heed – you are missing something important or have forgotten a lesson learned. A Raven flying loops and upside down playfully is telling you to fasten your seat belt because everything has gone into hyper drive. Absolute magic is afoot.

Occasionally Raven can signify an impending death. This is usually signaled by feeding on carrion or preening of its feathers to show rebirth.

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Additional Associations for Raven;

Introspection
Courage
Self‐knowledge
Magic
Creation
Rebirth
Omens
Playful aspects
Stir life without fear
Brings in the light
Shapeshifting
Messenger
Blending human and animal
Transformation of challenges into blessings
Sexuality
Rebirth without fear
Ability to tear down what needs to be rebuilt
Renewal
Ability to find light in darkness
Courage of self-reflection
Comfort with self
Honoring ancestors
Connection to the Crone
Divination
Change in consciousness
New occurrences
Eloquence
Power of thought

Ravens wisdom includes introspection, courage, self-knowledge, magic, healing, creation, rebirth, keeper of secrets, master magician, shape shifter, mysticism. 

The largest songbirds in North America, Ravens are highly intelligent and clever mimics. They mimic and use the calls of other species in their own ’vocabulary’ and can show us how to understand ‘animal language’. Ravens have been known to learn some human words also. Early Europeans feared the Raven and regarded them as bad omens, because they would feed on the corpses of the dead hanging on the gallons. Truth of the matter is, the Raven - like all wildlife and nature - should be respected, not feared. 

Ravens bear magic and mysticism, and have a long history of myth enshrouding them. Shamans know the power of an unexpected piercing sound in shifting consciousness. Ravens have this power, giving out varied sounds, and can assist us in shifting our consciousness into various dimensional realms. Hence this is a reason why the raven is referred to as a shape shifter with magical powers. ‘Raven people’ can expect continual changes and spiritual awakenings throughout their lifetime. 

Some native tribes refer to them as the ‘keeper of secrets’. They are linked to the void, where universal secrets are kept. Obviously, their black colour is the colour linked to darkness, the place where unconscious fear resides. Ravens are master magicians and represent transformational energy, revealing to us how to rid ourselves of our inner fears. Raven will show you how to go within in yourself, into the dark areas and then illuminate them, making you ‘sparkle’ and bringing out your true self. Inner conflicts should then be resolved, however long buried they are - this is the deepest healing. 

If raven has flown into your life, then magic and healing abound. Raven awakens the energy of magic, linking it to our will and intention. With Raven, you have the ability to make great changes in your life - now is the time when you can take the thought and make it reality. Raven knows the mystery of life, they are strongly linked with death and rebirth. Remember not to be fearful of Raven, rather give thanks for the teachings he brings. Raven chooses its student according to their knowledge. They usually stay as long as needed to help transmute karma, returning you to the light. They will lead you into the discovery of your multidimensional self and reunite you with the secrets of the multidimensional universe. 

THE RAVEN'S CALL

by

Elder Airwolf

 

 

 

I hear your call to me in the distance as your beckoning me to hear your message as it's becoming clear.

 

Your pacing and hopping about as you gather your thoughts,

the others gather in the distance as you prepare.

 

I'm evermore drawn to your energy as your on the edge of delivery,

but wait this takes more than just you...and audience is called for.

 

I'm waiting for you as you can see,

others look on in amazement,

how can this be.

 

I stand in plain sight familiar at my side,

we look to the roof tops for you to reappear.

 

Finally hopping to the peak your feathers shimmering

iridescent blackish-blue in the last of the Sun's kiss

the chatter begins.

 

Your caw once and another raven appears,

you caw twice then two more.

You caw yet again now there are six,

the screeching caw three more arrive.

 

You all now walk in a row strong by nine,

one by one in a straight line.

 

On the highest peak of the rooftop,

all nine in a row walk to the south,

then you caw, turn about and head to the east.

 

Fine feathered fellows persistence in sharing the news,

it comes from not one but all,

we will follow you.

 

We have waited patiently for you to arrive,

once more to the grove of trees in the woods,

so mote it be.

 

 

We are you and you are we,

now all together as it was meant to be.

 

Welcome home our sister,

for you have been greatly missed,

we are ready to work as you cast,

in the woods of blyss.

 

So spin your magick once again,

to heal and teach,

we are the ravens of the Morrighain,

of the Goddess Mother Hecate.

 

Welcome home!

 

 

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~Elder Airwolf~

 

 

Autumn Full Moon - Group Ceremony

In addition to -- or instead of -- holding amonthly Esbat rite, some Wiccan and Pagan groups prefer to have a season-specific full moon ceremony. The traditional autumn season includes September's Harvest Moon and the Blood Moon of October, and wraps up with theMourning Moon of November. If you'd like to celebrate one or more of these moon phases with a ritual specific to the harvest, it's not hard. This rite is written for a group of four people or more, but if you needed to, you could easily adapt it for a solitary practitioner.

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Try to hold this ritual outside. Fall nights are usually crisp and cool, and a perfect time for outdoor rituals. Ask each member of the group to bring an item to place on the altar -- something that represents the bounty of the harvest. Decorate the altar with these seasonalgoodies. Some ideas would be:

You'll want to include quarter candles*, as well as a cup of wine or cider. If you're including Cakes and Ale as part of your celebration, place your cakes on the altar as well.
A basket of apples
Gourds, squashes, or small pumpkins
Indian corn
Colorful leaves
Stalks of grain or wheat

Assign a member of the group to call each quarter. Each person should stand at their assigned quarter holding their unlit candle (and a lighter or matches), and facing the altar. If there are more than four of you present, form a circle.

Some traditions choose to begin rites facing east, while others prefer the north. This ritual begins with the calling of the north quarter, but you can adjust or adapt it based on the needs of your own tradition.

The person in the north quarter lights their green candle, holds it to the sky, and says:

We call upon the powers of Earth,
and welcome you to this circle.
May the fertile soil of the land bring us
prosperity, abundance, and the bounty of the land,
in this time of harvest.

Place the candle on the altar.

The person to the east should light her yellow candle, hold it to the sky, and say:

We call upon the powers of Air,
and welcome you to this circle.
May the winds of change bring us wisdom and knowledge
in this season of abundance and bounty.

Place the candle on the altar.

Moving to the south, light the red candle and hold it to the sky, saying:

We call upon the powers of Fire,
and welcome you to this circle.
May the shining light of this season's moon
illuminate our way through the coming winter.

Place the candle on the altar.

Finally, the person to the west lights the blue candle, holds it to the sky, and says:

We call upon the powers of Water,
and welcome you to this circle.
May the cool autumn rains wash away
the last comforts of summer,
and prepare us for the chill that is to come.

Place the candle on the altar.

Have everyone in the circle join hands and say:

We gather tonight by the light of the moon,
to celebrate the season, and rejoice.
May the next turn of the Wheel bring us love
and compassion, abundance and prosperity,
fertility and life.
As the moon above, so the earth below.

Go around the circle, passing the wine or cider. As each person takes a sip, they should share one thing they are looking forward to in the coming month. Do you hope to manifest financial independence? Develop your intuitive powers? Or are you perhaps hoping to grow your relationships? Now is the time to state your intent.

Take a moment to reflect on the bounty of the season. When everyone is ready, either move on to your next ceremony -- Cakes and Ale, Drawing Down the Moon, healing rites, etc. -- or end the ritual.

Tips:

Quarter candles are colored candles based on the colors of the four cardinal directions: green for north, yellow for east, red to the south and blue in the west.

Blyssful Saturn's Day Pagans~

On Moon's Day September 8th, 2014 is our Harvest Moon. For my time zone will be at 6:30 pm, but for those of you depending on your time zone you might want to celebrate on the 7th. To find out your exact time follow this link: http://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/moonphases.html?year=2014&n=0

How can I honor the Harvest moon?

From simple to elaborate, celebrating the harvest moon is part of clearing the clutter in both your mind and personal life. Since thoughts are turning to the 
comforts of home as the cold weather arrives, think of ways to bring your ritual into the area where your comforts come from in your home. For me, it is in the kitchen.

I set up a small altar in a corner of my kitchen. Here are some simple ideas for your Harvest moon celebration. This is not our family altar however, this altar is a focal point for me as I attend to my work all throughout the cold months. I find it easy to meditate when it need to and also add to this sacred space as time passes.

I honor Demeter, Goddess of the bountiful harvest with gifts of the harvest like a sheaf of wheat or something from my garden like a pumpkin or gourd. I include something green since harvesting means herbs for me as well as food. In keeping with the idea of balance, I also honor a God at Harvest moon. I chose Thoth, the God of the moon as the most befitting for my own ritual. He is represented in different ways but for me I see him in a small group of feathers wrapped in golden string.

As the wheel turns

Celebrating Mabon and Harvest moon is an important part of celebrating the wheel of the year. It is a natural transition towards the winter season and new year. 

Take the time to make a small altar and focus your energy on creating the changes that make your life more balanced.
Definition: 
Late September brings us the Harvest Moon, sometimes referred to as the Wine Moon or the Singing Moon. This is the time of year when the last of the crops are being gathered from the fields and stored for the winter. There's a chill in the air, and the earth is slowly beginning its move towards dormancy as the sun pulls away from us.

Correspondences:
•    Colors: Browns and greens, earth tones 
•    Gemstones: Citrine, chrysolite, peridot, bloodstone 
•    Trees: Bay, larch, hawthorn 
•    Gods: Demeter, Brighid, Freyja, Vesta 
•    Herbs: Wheat, valerian, witch hazel, skullcap 
•    Element: Earth 

This is a month of hearth and home. Spend some time preparing your environment for the upcoming chilly months. If you don't already have one, set up a hearth or kitchen altar for those times when you're cooking, baking and canning. Use this time to clear out clutter -- both physical and emotional -- before you have to spend the long winter days inside. 

Also Known As: Wine Moon, Singing Moon

In addition to -- or instead of -- holding a monthly Esbat rite, some Wiccan and Pagan groups prefer to have a season-specific full moon ceremony. During the autumn months, the harvest season begins with the Corn Moon in late August, and continues through September's Harvest Moon and the Blood Moon of October. If you'd like to celebrate one or more of these moon phases with a ritual specific to the harvest, it's not hard. This rite is written for a group of four people or more, but if you needed to, you could easily adapt it for a solitary practitioner.

Difficulty: Average

Time Required: Varied

Here's How:
1.    Try to hold this ritual outside. Fall nights are usually crisp and cool, and a perfect time for outdoor rituals. Ask each member of the group to bring an 
item to place on the altar -- something that represents the bounty of the harvest. Decorate the altar with these seasonal goodies. Some ideas would be:
o    A basket of apples 
o    Gourds, squashes, or small pumpkins 
o    Indian corn 
o    Colorful leaves 
o    Stalks of grain or wheat 

You'll want to include quarter candles*, as well as a cup of wine or cider. If you're including Cakes and Ale as part of your celebration, place your cakes on the altar as well. 

2.    Assign a member of the group to call each quarter. Each person should stand at their assigned quarter holding their unlit candle (and a lighter or matches), and facing the altar. If there are more than four of you present, form a circle. Some traditions choose to begin rites facing east, while others prefer the north. This ritual begins with the calling of the north quarter, but you can adjust or adapt it based on the needs of your own tradition.

3.    The person in the north quarter lights their green candle, holds it to the sky, and says:
We call upon the powers of Earth,and welcome you to this circle.  May the fertile soil of the land bring usprosperity, abundance, and the bounty of the land,in this time of harvest. Place the candle on the altar. 

4.    The person to the east should light her yellow candle, hold it to the sky, and say:
We call upon the powers of Air,and welcome you to this circle.  May the winds of change bring us wisdom and knowledge in this season of abundance and bounty.  Place the candle on the altar. 

5.    Moving to the south, light the red candle and hold it to the sky, saying:
We call upon the powers of Fire, and welcome you to this circle.  May the shining light of this season's moon illuminate our way through the coming winter.  Place the candle on the altar. 

6.    Finally, the person to the west lights the blue candle, holds it to the sky, and says:
We call upon the powers of Water,and welcome you to this circle.  May the cool autumn rains wash away the last comforts of summer,and prepare us for the chill that is to come.  Place the candle on the altar. 

7.    Have everyone in the circle join hands and say:
We gather tonight by the light of the moon, to celebrate the season, and rejoice.  May the next turn of the Wheel bring us love and compassion, abundance and prosperity,fertility and life.  As the moon above, so the earth below.

Go around the circle, passing the wine or cider. As each person takes a sip, they should share one thing they are looking forward to in the coming month. Do you hope to manifest financial independence? Develop your intuitive powers? Or are you perhaps hoping to grow your relationships? Now is the time to state your intent.

8.    Take a moment to reflect on the bounty of the season. When everyone is ready, either move on to your next ceremony -- Cakes and Ale, Drawing Down the Moon, healing rites, etc. -- or end the ritual.


Tips:
1.    * Quarter candles are colored candles based on the colors of the four cardinal directions: green for north, yellow for east, red to the south and blue in the west. 

What You Need:
•    Candles for each of the four quarters
•    A cup of wine or cider
•    Symbols of the harvest to decorate the altar

Cakes and Ale

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CLASS REGISTRATION IS NOW OPENED FOR ENROLLMENT~HURRY AND GET SIGNED UP WHILE THERE IS ROOM. SPACE IS LIMITED!

All Legion of Pagan Classes are lined up and posted for information and registration for September 29th, 2014.

Fall Class lineup:

Registration for classes begins on

September 2nd, 2014

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~Class Descriptions~

Basic Witch Class:

~~~ THE BASIC WITCH CLASS~~~

DESCRIPTION & OUTLINE

This class will be following the teachings of the old Celtic Aoumiel Witch.
We will be studying each chapter of Folk Magic, Fairy Lore & Herb Craft.

The course will take 8 weeks but can stretch out depending on what the mini test scores are per-week. We want to make sure that you have an understanding of what you are practicing. THIS CLASS INVOLVES "ROOT WORK" and if you have personal issues on the forefront please attend to those needs before taking this class. You will be doing a lot of personal introspection and you will need to be fully focused.

There is a fee for the course.

Also make sure when you sign up that your class is pre-paid and you have a correct email address.
The email and address can be sent addressed to me at
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Registration will begin on:
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Class orientations begins (September 29th, 2014 )- ALL STUDENT MUST CHECK INTO CLASS ON THAT DAY!

All students attended the spring class must have completed their registration, pre-paid for the class with your book orders if you chose that option. I need current email to complete registration.

All students can pay for their course and supplies by clicking on our “Neighborhood Needs and Ministry Funds” tab in the green toolbar and select donations and your payment method.

Remember this must be completed before classes begin to complete enrollment this class. Your personal information will be kept by me in the class folder at:
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Owner & Founder

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Educational Institution of Magick

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This class is a progressive from level one of the Basic Witch and students registering for this class must have had previous training. IT INVOLVES "ROOT WORK" and if you have personal issues on the fore front please attend to those needs before taking this class. You will be doing a lot of personal introspection and you will need to be fully focused.

If you have not taken the first class with the LoP your will be asked for documentation from prior training and an aptitude test to gain entry.

In this class the greenwitch will be learning about the Sacred Connection to Nature, Balancing Light & Shadow as well as some more on progressive spells and casting arts of the craft.

Registration -September 2-28, 2014

Orientation week begins on September 29th, 2014 -ALL STUDENTS MUST CHECK INTO CLASS ON THAT DAY!

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Have a Blessed Day!
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Mabon~Goddess Demeter Harvest Ritual

Goddess Demeter Harvest RitualHand Maiden will outline the perimeter of Circle with corn and seed. Place gold cloth on the altar and garnish with harvest vegetables and fruits. Place Goddess Demeter's Oil, seeds and one muslin pouch on altar for every sister in circle.

 H Priestess- ? 
Crone- ? 
Mother-? 
Hand Maiden- ? 
Summoner-? East Watchtower - ?
South Watchtower-?
West Watchtower-?
North Watchtower- ?



Summoner
sage all that enter Circle
"Do you come in perfect love and perfect trust?" 

Maiden
bless and dedicate all with Goddess Demeter's's Oil and pentacle over third eye chakra 
"Sister to Sister we share this circle" 

all will cast circle 

HP
Goddess Demeter's Story
HP
"Time moves forever forward and again the wheel has turned bringing us First Harvest. A time when we think about sacrifices and reborn hope. A time when we reflect on what we have sown by what we reap. A time when we gather our memories, and those lessons we have learned, we plan for the future." 
Maiden
"Demeter, goddess of the fertile fields, and Demeter, cause of famine in your grief. Grant us harvest celebration. Let us harvest your abundant power that runs through our veins. Let us see with your eyes, hear with your ears, touch with your hands and kiss with your lips"
Crone
"Above all, celebrate Her ritual. Pay your yearly tribute to the Corn-goddess. A sacrifice in Circle, just at the close of summer when fall has cleared the sky. Oh then the lambs are fat, then are wines most mellow. Sweet then is sleep, and rich on mountains lie the shadows. Let all your maidens worship the Corn-Goddess. For her, fresh be the bread and sweet be the wine. Dance the circle three times round the young crop, feted by all your maidens accompanying it in a body. Let them call to Her with a shout, and let nobody lay sickle to the ripe corn till in her honor, the Maidens dance and sing in celebration."
all dance the witches song three times around the fire passing the wine and gaining speed each turn 
ALL We cirle round the fire to raise a Cone of power to grant what we desire O So Mode It Be. We the Magick by the Moonlight dance the Circle all night long. We the Magick by the Moonlight dance and sing the Witches Song.
HP
"The cultivation of self is one's greatest crop. To honor one's self is to honor the Goddess. To grow and be true to one's desires is a fruitful life. Let all who wish to honor their harvest do so now in toast, thanks and cheer." 
all share the victories they've celebrated the past year, sharing wine as Maiden gives all a pouch
Mother
take seeds of harvest from the altar and dedicate as you sahre them with all
"Goddess Demeter, as the winds blow through the ripened fields let loosened seeds fall upon the Earth. Cover them in times of storm, protecting and nourishing them. May they sprout again next Spring, beginning life anew again. Blessed be this Harvest Night, The Givers and the gift"
East
"Guardian of the East, grant us knowledge to tend our seeds."
all dedicate seeds to East
South
"Guardian of the South, grant us courage to tend our seeds." 
all dedicate seeds to South
West
"Guardian of the West, grant us wisdom to tend our seeds."
all dedicate seeds to West 
North
"Guardian of the North, grant us grounding to tend our seeds."
all dedicate seeds to North 
Maiden
take grains from altar and dedicate
"Blessed be this Harvest Night, the sacrifice and the toll. Weed out and leave behind that which stunts the growth. Let our lives be a blessing to the Earth that sustains us, and to all the creatures that live in Her light."
share grains with all for their sacrifice to fire one by one as they state what they wish to overcome 
HP
"Our Goddess has pleasured herself with sun and season and we celebrate in her splendor. May the harvest we've shared tonight give strength to our path. May we may walk without fear and always in Her light. Blessed Be."


Celebration of Circle and Magick 


Wine & Cake 
Blessed Be this Cake and Wine,
the Body and the Blood of the Mother
May You never hunger (passes bread) Blessed Be.
May You never thirst (passes wine) Blessed Be.

HP 
Gracious Goddess as we close our circle we ask that our path always be in your light. 
All 
All give personal thanks to the Goddess 
Dismiss Watchtowers 
ALL 
The circle is open but unbroken. Merry Meet, Merry Part and Merry Meet again.

Goddess Eos Ritual

Goddess Eos Ritual 
written by Lorinna

Maiden will place Construction Paper Crayons, Colored pencils, markers Glitter or other art supplies around altar.

 

H P- ?
Mother- ?
Crone- ?
Hand Maiden-?
Summoner-? East Watchtower - ?
South Watchtower- ?
West Watchtower-?
North Watchtower- ?



Quarter Calls written by Sorcha
East- Hail to the watchtower of the East, essence of Air. Through the sunrise of the golden dawn, with clarifying smoke of newly lit sage, we ask that you join us in our rite as we seek a new beginning of openness, balance, and contentment within and without. We welcome you to our circle. Hail and Welcome! 
South- Hail to the watchtower of the South, essence of Fire. Through the strength of the mid-day sun, with purging smoke of a ritual fire, we ask that you join us in our rite as we seek a new awakening, transformation, and wholeness within and without. We welcome you to our circle. Hail and Welcome! 
West- Hail to the watchtower of the West, essence of Water. Through the serenity of the peaceful sunset, with the cleansing of a cool rain shower, we ask that you join us in our rite as we seek a new awareness and purification, to release and be in harmony within and without. We welcome you to our circle. Hail and Welcome! 
North- Hail to the watchtower of the North, essence of Earth. Through the calming of the dark of night, with the restoration of the fertile soil, we ask that you join us in our rite as we seek new grounding, security, and stillness within and without. We welcome you to our circle. Hail and Welcome!
Summoner
sage all that enter Circle
"Do you come in perfect love and perfect trust?" 

Maiden
bless and dedicate all with Goddess Eos Oil and pentacle over third eye chakra 
"Sister to Sister we share this circle" 

all will cast circle 

Maiden
Chakra Clearing: (Written by Amethyst Brighteyes) 
Everyone please get comfortable. Close your eyes and take a deep breathe. As you release feel all of the stresses from the day melting away. Take another deep breath and this time as you release feel your body relaxing, almost as if your body was melting into the world around you. As you continue breathing you begin to see a warm red light around you. As you breathe it in the light surges through your body making you feel safe. It continues down to your Root Chakra at the base of your spine and down to your feet giving you a feeling of complete grounding and connection to Mother Earth. As you continue to breathe the light turns a deep orange. As the light enters your body you begin to feel a since of joy filling you. As this joyous light moves down to your Sacral Chakra, just below your belly button, it begins to change to a strong feeling of wisdom and encouragement. You continue to breathe in that power as the light turns into a warm sunny yellow. As the light enters your body you begin to feel any leftover negative energies being repelled from you. As the light makes its way down to your Solar Plexus just below your rib cage the yellow light begins to fill you with power and creative energies. Let these energies fill you as the light changes to a deep earthy green. As the light enters your body you feel the happiness of good times to come and those that have passed. As it moves down to your Heart Chakra you begin to feel rejuvenated and ready for growth with the awakening of the earth. The light turns an elegant blue, and as it enters your body you begin to listen to what is inside of you. As it continues to your Throat Chakra the light fills you with the urge to speak this truth that is inside yourself. As this urge continues to fill you the light turns a majestic purple. The light begins to flow up to your Third-eye Chakra in the center of your brow. As the light begins to fill your body you feel your Third-eye open as if seeking a vision that can only be seen through it. Letting this fill you the light turns to a bright white. As this white light flows into you body you begin to feel in balance with your spiritual self. As the light flows to your Crown Chakra you feel completely connected to the Goddess. The light continues through the top of your head and begins to form a brilliant white circle around you and you know that you are protected by the Goddess. You start to become aware of the room around you. When you are ready open your eyes and join your sisters here in this room.
Journey
Story of Goddess Eos
Maiden
I am the rosy, blush that paints the sky, a precursor to the suns rising. I am the possibility of the day to come. In my light love is free. I love with out with out fear. Who do you love? It doesn't matter what kind of love the blushing of romance, the strength of family, or the bonds of friendship. All are love. I am ever searching for love learning from each experience.
Mother
I am the passionate orange that fills the sky as the sun is rising. I am strong and have purpose in my love. I have seen many loves and know that there is always love in abundance. How do you love? It doesn't matter if you speak the words, write them or just feel them. All are love. I seek love so that I may share my world with those I love. 
Crone
I am the Crisp blue of the sky once the sun has risen. I am the wisdom of the day. I have loved many ways. I know the bitter sting of love lost and the sweet sensation of growing old in love. What do you love? I no longer look for love from others as I know that true love comes from within me. 
HP
Get comfortable and relax. Close your eyes and listen to your breathing. Breathe slow filling your lungs and releasing each breath steadily. Hear the steady beat of your heart. You are on a beach you can feel the sand beneath your feet. The steady sound of the waves can be heard. It is dark, late at night, but you are not tired. The stars are shining down from the sky their light reflecting on the distant waves. The luscious full moon is giving off just enough silver light to make out the dark trees farther up the beach and the crystalline white sands at your feet. You turn towards the east knowing instinctively which way to turn. Far in the distance you see a faint glow. The glow is moving not up into the sky but coming towards you. Warm and bright you are not afraid as the image slowly becomes that of a woman. Her dress is moving upon the breeze shifting its colors from deep reds, pinks, orange, yellow, it is familiar the way the colors shift and move. Now as she approaches you can see her golden hair shimmering as if it was filled with sunshine. She has deep eyes the color of midnight. She is riding a golden chariot pulled by two horses. The chariot is moving fast its wheels spraying up the sands so that they catch the light of the moon. She pulls the chariot to a stop beside you and reaches out her hand. Her long fingers have a rosy pallor to them, she smiles down at you. "The time has come, I must bring the news of Helios to the world, and I shall take you with me." 
You take her hand stepping lightly into the chariot and feel the chariot begin to move, you are moving fast, towards the east along the beach. The chariot feels like it floating. You turn to the woman to ask why? She points over the edge, "You feel light because we are in the river Oceanis and are traveling up to the gates of heaven." You look down and can see the stars reflected in what looks like moving waters. The landscape is a blur as it goes by. Turning back you see that from behind the chariot colors are swirling and painting the sky. Saffron and golden these colors are the same as from her robes, it is the colors of the morning sky, the dawn. "Yes daughter, I am Eos and I am taking you to see the colors of your own rising. Look at the colors that are in the waters around you." Peering back over the edge of the chariot you see your reflection. Instead of seeing just yourself all around you colors swirl. Some are bright and intense, others muted. You watch your reflection captivated by the colors, seeing them clearly and placing them into your memory. Eos stands quietly beside you while you look into your reflection. 
When you finally look away from the image Eos rests her hand lightly on yours allowing you to feel the warmth of her. "The colors that surround you in the water are painted with in the sky this day. It is the beginning. You have seen yourself with your heart and know the colors that lay deep with in yourself." 
You look towards the sky and see the colors all around you creeping past the chariot banishing the shadows. Behind you the first rays of Helios stretch out greeting the world. "As I am cursed to love eternally, so are you my daughter. But fear not for love is not a curse but a gift. The heart of a woman heals and remains open to new love. As Aphrodite set upon me the curse that I would always be in love, I have watched you love. Having seen into your own heart this day, open up to the light, the colors that you know are yours. Don't lock yourself away in shadow but let the sun in to shine into the recesses of yourself. Be open to the love which you possess and share it with others." Her had slips from yours and takes the reigns. Before you stand the golden gates of the world, the gates open letting you pass and you are once again on the beach. Above you the sky is alight with the glorious colors of dawn. Your dawn, "this is your new day," the words come to you as if whispered on the wind and the ocean sighs. You stand and feel the rays of light penetrating your body, filling you with the colors of the dawn. Slowly you become aware of the steady rhythm of the ocean mimicking your own heart beat. You can hear your own steady breathing. When you are ready come back to circle, back to sacred space. Awake to your new day. 
HP
The three questions asked of you should be upon your mind as we do our magick tonight. Eos is a tragic Greek goddess who resolved not to become tragic at all. Like her each of us has a new beginning each day to change ourselves and create the world of our dreams. As we paint our auras think on the colors that Eos showed and what these colors mean to you. Let those colors shine into your life helping you to be the light that shines upon your own path. 
Magick - Making Auras
Using construction paper, crayons, colored pencils, any other art supplies that is brought create the image of your own aura you saw in the meditation. This image will be able to placed upon your alter or hung in your home to remind you of the beauty and love of your self. Keep this to remember to let in love that is real and brings balance to you. Let go of the false loves. Let yourself be ever in love for to love self is to love others. 

all shall dance and make music in celebration


Celebration of Circle and Magick 


Wine & Cake 
Blessed Be this Cake and Wine,
the Body and the Blood of the Mother
May You never hunger (passes bread) Blessed Be.
May You never thirst (passes wine) Blessed Be.

HP 
Gracious Goddess as we close our circle we ask that our path always be in your light. 
All 
All give personal thanks to the Goddess 
Dismiss Watchtowers 
ALL 
The circle is open but unbroken. Merry Meet, Merry Part and Merry Meet again.