Last updated 6/20/2017 at 6:00 p.m.
June 24, 2017 - Celtic Raven School of Shamanism - Litha Celebration -
Location & Time: 5:00 p.m. Location shown to page members.
June 24, 2017 - Pagans of the Northwest - June Gathering -
Location & Time: 2828 N 17th St, Coeur D'Alene, ID Show Map
June 25, 2017 - Spokane Pagans and Witches - Pagan Picnic in the Park - A meet and greet - bring your own picnic basket!
Location & Time: 1:30 p.m. 11123 E Mission Ave, Spokane
July 1, 2017 - Squirrelly Productions - Talking Pagan
Each month we meet and talk about a topic of interest to the Pagan community.
Location & Time: 11:00 a.m. The Buzz Coffeehouse, Bar & Lounge 501 South Thor Street, Spokane, WA (map)
July 1-2, 2017 - Spokane Pagans and Witches -Summer Solstice Ceremony and Weekend Campout
Location & Time: Jul 1 at 8 AM to Jul 2 at 5 PM Lions Den Road between Naples and Bonners Ferry. Follow signs.
July 5, 2017 - Moon Lake Gathering - Coffee and discussion -
Location & Time: 6:00 p.m. Calypsos Coffee & Creamery
116 E Lakeside Ave, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
July 9, 2017 - Pagans/Witches in Spokane - 1st Anniversary Meet Up and Clean Up - This time we will be combining events with Spokane Witches In Action and after the Meet Up supplies will be provided to clean up any litter or garbage around the park and river.
Location & Time: 12:00 p.m. People's Park, Spokane WA.
July 13, 2017 - Spokane Stitch & Witch - Monthly Social - Come join us for crafting and chatting!
Location & Time: 6:00 p.m. Forza Coffee Company, Spokane South Hill 2829 E. 29th Ave, Suite B, Spokane, WA., Spokane, WA (map)
July 16, 2017 - Spokane Pagans and Witches - Pagan Picnic in the Park - A meet and greet - bring your own picnic basket!
Location & Time: 1:30 p.m. 711 E Montana Ave, Coeur D'Alene, ID
July 22, 2017 - Squirrelly Productions - Pagan Pizza - Enjoy pizza and salad and stimulating conversation with your fellow Pagans!
Location & Time: 6:00 p.m. Round Table Pizza
1908 West Francis Avenue, Spokane, WA (map)
July 29-30, 2017 - Squirrelly Productions - Festival of Tailtiu at Greyhaven - Our Lugh celebration where we honor Tailtiu, the Lady who sacrificed all, her stepson Lugh, and all that has been sacrificed for our civilization. Two day event. First day is Her funeral games and bard competition, second day is a ritual. Limited camping available. See Squirrelly website for details.
July 29, 2017 - Celtic Raven School of Shamanism - Lugnassadh A celebration of the first harvest.
Location & Time: 7:00 p.m. Location shown to page members.
The God Element
February 3, 2017 / Pagans and Witches in Spokane, WA
This is when things can get a little dicey so stay with me. These thoughts are not to be taken as the one true way but are indeed my experience and findings throughout my days as a practitioner of the old and new ways of Paganism/Wicca. ! First, let us discuss the ‘God Element’ in Paganism and Wicca. The God, born of the Goddess on Winter Solstice or Yule, is the role of masculinity within the faith. A balancing opposition to the powerful Goddess’ feminine energy, which in my experience is quite dominating in our community. It is, after all, a Goddess Religion.
If you were to look at the symbol of the Yin-Yang you see the constant state of balance between Darkness (the Goddess) and Light (the God). Much is the same throughout our Akashi Element of Spirit. These two are swirling within each of us trying to gain ground somewhere in our lives when we least expect it. Think about the last time you were out of balance with those two halves of yourself, the masculine and feminine. You probably felt more manly or ladylike when this event occurred. You shouldn’t feel one way or the other when you are in balance. You should be able to move in and out of your Projective/Masculine side and Receptive/Feminine side with ease. continue reading
What Makes A Ritual Great
Reposted from Kylara's Musings, July 20, 2016, used with permission.
Ritual comes in all shapes and sizes. We can do ritual by ourselves, with our family, with our social group, with the larger community or (with the many digital options) with people across the globe! And yet I think there are some qualities that make rituals great that are often overlooked.
It is lovely to attend a ritual where everything goes smoothly, where everyone who has a part plays it perfectly, and where the group meshes together towards the common focus seamlessly. And yet, I absolutely don't feel that is necessary to have a great ritual. I've been to quite a few rituals where a lot has gone 'wrong', but I walked away deeply moved and had a great time.
So what is the purpose of ritual? I think that rituals can have many different goals, but ultimately they all help renew us. They touch a part of us deep inside, that connects to the sacredness of life, and help us to keep that spark nourished and healthy! Even when the ritual is exploring our darker aspects or perhaps it is a light and humorous ritual that encourages silly play, both can replenish our inner resources that get drained through the stresses and activities of life.
I think one of the very basic 'rules' of ritual is that it is a safe place. Everyone at the ritual should feel that they are safe, not only on a purely physical level, but also on an emotional one. This isn't to say that deep and serious topics can not be touched, but simply that the other people at the ritual are there to support you and not to tear you down. It can not be a great ritual if people are mocking or judging others, especially when sharing personal details.
Ritual is often a place where we push our own boundaries, and sometimes we need other people to help us, but ultimately, we should feel like we can say no to the things we are truly not ready for. We should never feel pressured at ritual to do something we are not comfortable with, no matter how simple that act may be. continued
by Wytcher, July 11, 2016
Sometimes we forget the things we say. Sometimes we forget how we say them. Sometimes we say whatever we want because we have the right. But when was the last time you reflected on the words you say? When was the last time you thought about how your words affect those around you? As witches, everything we say has impact. As people, everything we say has an impact.Words have Power. Real tangible power. Look at the news. Listen to the radio. Watch videos online. All of these sources have words flying out into the universe waiting to be empowered by the reactions and emotions of the ones who hear them. I say a word and feeling is attached to it. Slanderous words, created to be harmful, have power. Affirmations are designed to combat, and strike down, negativity with personal power and fulfillment. All of these words have an impact.
I could say I perform Hexes on a regular basis and you, the reader, are already forming an opinion. I haven’t told you how I hexed my wallet to never be empty. I haven’t told you I hexed the grounds outside of my home against intruders. But that word has an emotional tie to each of us in a different format. Words carry our thoughts, and emotions, giving them voice; and we direct that through prayers, fights, wooing in acts of love, and in acts of hate. read more
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Volcanoes and Dreams
The subject of volcanoes came up in a recent Squirrelly Dream Dabbling session. A volcanic eruption figured prominently in a dream one of the participants had.
So what does a volcano in a dream mean? It is usually associated with a conflict scenario. Dreams about earth-based dangers like volcanoes (or tsunamis, earthquakes, etc.) generally point to inner turmoil or emotional conflict in the dreamer's world. It is a warning from your subconscious that there is something going on in your waking life that needs your attention: a conflict that must be resolved. The volcano represents strong emotions held in check but bubbling just beneath the surface, ready to erupt. The usual emotion being held in check is anger: usually it is the anger the dreamer is bottling up, but it could be fear of someone else’s anger.
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Gargoyles: a subject that feeds the intellect and fires the imagination. The word Gargoyle conjures images of fantastic creatures, cast in stone, perched atop European cathedrals and spouting water or a Saturday morning cartoon show or even a Hollywood TV show or horror movie.
Gothic-era Gargoyles generally resemble a demon, devil, dragon, half-human=half-animal creatures, or a caricature of real people or classes of people. Their original purpose was as a device used to shed rainwater from buildings primarily cathedrals and castles in Europe. Another purpose was to frighten off evil and protect those that it guards, such as a church’s parishioners. Unlike grotesques, gargoyles are usually part of the drainage system of a building. learn more
The Spokane Area Pagan Business Directory
The Village Commons has assembled a list of pagan-owned and pagan-friendly businesses. Check it out! If you have a pagan-owned or pagan-friendly business, or service, contact us to be included!