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NOTE: with the pandemic, most groups are not having public gatherings. We hope to see the usual 6-12 gatherings return once we are able to meet in public again Some groups will be doing on-line meetings, and we will post them as they are made available.
October 3, 2020 - Buffalo Trace Society - Smudging -
Do you know where Smudge originated?
Do you know how many types there are?
Do you the know different reasons we Smudge?
Do you know why Smudge is so vital in creating a Sacred Space?
Join JB RiverHawk and Grandfather Jerry Northwind as they explore and answer these questions and many more. You will learn how to create your own spray smudge to take home.
Cost: $40.00 for non BTS members
.Location & Time: 9:30 a.m., 210 N. Long Road, Spokane Valley
October 4, 2020 - Squirrelly Productions - Talking Pagan - Special Guest Paisley Wilde joins us to talk about her radio show, journaling and other stuff.
.Location & Time: 11:30 a.m. On Zoom, https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85774459147
October 11,2020 - Squirrelly Productions - Dream Dabbling - What are your dreams telling you? Come and share your dreams with the group and the group will help interpret them. Tune in on Zoom. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Location & Time: 11:30 a.m. paste https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84248806902 into your browser
October 19, 2020 - Squirrelly Productions - Mythology Monday! - We will discuss who Mabon really is based on material compiled by Kris Hughes.
Location & Time: 6:00 p.m. On Zoom at
Greetings! This year Lola Starr is the Workshop Coordinator for the ATC's Hekate Sickle festival online. This year's festival's theme is Technomancy and Cyber Magick!! If you are interested in presenting a workshop or performing as an artist, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about Hekate Sickle, ,please visit: https://www.sickle.atcwicca.org/hekates-sickle-festival
Immunity Booster Sigil Promoting Good Health
This image was created by Laura Tempest Zakroff to help promote good health. Obviously it is not a replacement for practicing precautions such as social isolation, but if you want to add a little magick to your precautions, try drawing this, placing it on your altar or at your doorways to promote good health in your house. Read more here.
CHILDREN OF THE CROSSROADS STARTING WICCA 101 Classes
Children of the Crossroads Coven is starting Wicca 101 classes. The classes are designed as single units, so a person can attend the classes they wish, one class or all of them. Each class will last about two hours. There are 10 units:
1. The History of Wicca: Prehistory, Burning Times, New Age - Tues March 17th, 2020 at 6pm
2. Cosmology and Theology: Creation Story, Polarity, Immanence, Divine Nature - Tues March 31st, 2020 at 6pm
3. Mythology: Mythological systems, Gods and Goddesses, Animism - Tues April 14th, 2020 at 6pm
4. Understanding the Faith: Ethics, 3 fold law, Karma, Forgiveness, The Rede- Tues Apr 28th, 2020 at 6pm
5. Wheel of the Year and the Moon: 8 sabbats, Esbats, Solar holidays, Cross Quarter days - Tues May 12th, 2020 at 6pm
6. The Tools of Wicca: Ritual tools, BOS- Tues May 26th, 2020 at 6pm
7. The Elementals: Guardians of the Watchtowers -Tues June 9th, 2020 at 6pm
8. Erecting the Temple and Ritual: Casting the Circle, Attunement, sweeping the space, consecration, calling in Guardians, Invocations; Grounding and Shielding -Tues Jun 23rd, 2020 at 6pm
9. Magickal Correspondences: Herbs, Crystals, Candle colors, numerology - Tues July 7th, 2020 at 6pm
10. Living Pagan: Solitary, Coven, Degree system, Initiation, Dedicants -Tues Jul 21st, 2020 at 6pm
There is a suggested $10 donation for each class to cover supplies and snacks or you can donate in advance for all 10 classes and save $25 which would equal $75 for the whole series.
Please email email@example.com for location and more info.
That Witch Life
That Witch Life is a bi-monthly podcast by Pacific Northwest witches Courtney Weber, Hilary Whitmore and Kanani Soleil, three friends who have been practicing witchcraft since their teens. Join them as they "share our mistakes and mishaps, our successes and our best (or worst…) advice for 21st Century Witches." You will laugh and you will learn. Sometimes you may even shed a tear. And then there is the Screaming Goat....
In Episode 54: Magickally Cleansing Your Home with Damon Stang , they converse with traditional witch Damon Stang of New York. Stang is "a scholar of comparative folk magic and the cultural significance of ritual in contemporary cultures. He is a practitioner of Traditional European Witchcraft in both the pre Christian and modern lineages. "
It seems that the most frequent question I get asked is how to cleanse a new home, make peace with a spirit in the home, or on the land, or even how get remove a spirit or curse. If you want to learn abut these topics, this is a podcast you should listen to! Stang talks "about highly effective ways to Magickally cleanse your home. He leads us through the steps of cleansing your house thoroughly of negative energies and shares the importance of working with and warding the land as well as the role of cleansing prior to making Magick." He provides a spell to help with just that on the page.
As always, the hosts share their adventures and misadventures. OK - they are more like city witches than Greyhaven witches, but they probably get fewer visits by bears! This is a technically sound effort and worth subscribing to.
THE SPACES BETWEEN
Follow Paisley Wilde on The Spaces Between as she journeys on her own Pagan Path. Paisley is a solitary Eclectic Pagan in north Idaho. The banks of Lake Pend Oreille is her home. Her radio show explores what is is to be a Pagan in today’s society, what is Paganism and how it is different from Shamanism. She invites you to join her journey and learn together. You can follow her on her YouTube Channel, or catch her live radio program "The Spaces Between "on TruthFrequency Radio, IHeart Radio, Tune In, Spotify, Apple Podcasts Google Play Podcasts, and Talk Stream Live, Friday Nights at 11:00.
Paisley is a real neat lady and just bursting with information and the desire to share it!
In our recent sigil workshop with Laura Tempest Zarkoff, members of some of the local groups and a fair number of solitaries worked with Laura to create a sigil representing our community. The object of the sigil is to help create a sense of community among the groups and solitaries of Eastern Washington and North Idaho. Since that time, we have presented the sigil to many of the groups that were not present, and everyone seems to love it! Below is the sigil and the meanings of the components. Hope you like it too!
Children of the Crossroads
Children of the Crossroads is a local Wiccan coven dedicated to Hecate and Pan. They have started a neat project on YouTube called Witches and Wine. You can follow their discussions on YouTube or link through their Facebook page.
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
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