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March 15, 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. Get enlightened and caffeinated at the same time. Join us in the conference room. We'll see you there!
Location & Time: CANCELLED
March 16, 2020 - Squirrelly Productions - Mythology Monday - We will fill in some of the Lugh Mythology and discuss The Morrigan's second prophesy.
Location & Time: CANCELLED
March 28, 2020 - Squirrelly Productions - Pagan Pizza! - Come, eat, socialize with like-minded folks!
Location & Time: 6:00 p.m. Round Table Pizza
1908 W Francis Ave, Spokane CANCELLED
April 5, 2020 - Squirrelly Productions - Talking Pagan - Come join us for coffee and good conversation! This month we will be discussing candle magic.
Location & Time: 11:30 a.m. Forza Coffee Co. - South Hill 2829 E 29th Ave, Ste B, Spokane CANCELLED
April 5, 2020 - Spokane Magickal Moot - Animism for the Modern Age - Animism is the attribution of a soul to plants, inanimate objects, and natural phenomena. We'll be talking about this belief in relation to other belief systems and as a stand alone system. And we'll talk about our own experiences with it and where we fall on the animism spectrum. As always this is a family friendly event. Please feel free to bring snacks to share. Also, depending on the available technology, we will may livestream for those who cannot attend in person.
Location & Time: 6:00 p.m. Will be done on-line - check their Facebook Page.
April 19, 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. Get enlightened and caffeinated at the same time. Join us in the conference room. We'll see you there!
Location & Time: 11:30 a.m. Forza Coffee Co. - South Hill 2829 E 29th Ave, Ste B, Spokane CANCELLED
April 26, 2020 - Squirrelly Productions - Burning Man - Our Wishing Willow, Maypole, Ceremony and of course Burning Man! Please bring a potluck item.
Location & Time: 1:00 p.m. Greyhaven, 4372 Gardenspot Road, Clayton
May 17, 2020 - Spokane Magickal Moot - Could it be Satan? - Members of The Washington Chapter of The Satanic Temple will be doing a short presentation and then answering our burning questions about what the why's and what's of Satanism.
Location & Time: 5:00 p.m. North Spokane Library 44 E Hawthorne Rd, Spokane, Washington 99218
July 11, 2020 - Spokane Magickal Moot - 2nd Annual Tanabata, A Festival of Stars - Celebrate stars and romance and community fellowship with an emphasis on Japanese culture and tradition. Dancing, ceremony, and a potluck! . Pets are welcome as long as owners clean up quickly after them and, as always, this is a family friendly event for the children in our families as well as the child-self in each and every one of us! Donations to cover park rental appreciated!
Location & Time: 5:00 p.m. Mirabeau Park, E. Mirabeau Pkwy, Spokane Valley, WA 99216, United States
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.
PUBLIC LIBRARIES CLOSE MEETING ROOMS DUE TO Corona Virus
Closure of library meeting rooms will result in a number of cancelled Pagan events, including Squirrelly's Mythology Monday. In addition, Squirrelly has cancelled the March 15 Dream Dabbling.
Update: Squirrelly Seeker Classes and Children of the Crossroads Wicca classes are postponed until further notice.
Update: All library meeting rooms will be closed through April 24.
Update: Spokane Magickal Moot will do their April moot on-line.
UPDATE: Squirrelly has cancelled Pagan Pizza for March 28.
UPDATE: Squirrelly has cancelled Talking Pagan on April 5
UPDATE: Squirrelly has cancelled Dream Dabbling on April 19.
UPDATE: Holistic Festival moved to June 6
UPDATE: Squirrelly has cancelled all public events until further notice. Burning Man may be postponed until later in My.
Village Commons will bring you additional cancellations as we become aware of them.
In the meantime, - don't panic! We have had epidemics in the past, and undoubtedly will in the future. Just take some simple precautions:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for location and more info.
SPRING MYSTERIES FESTIVAL
Join the Aquarian Tabernacle Church April 9th-12th for their 35th year of recreating the Eleusinian Mysteries that took place in Ancient Greece. Come experience this spiritual awakening and enjoy the music of Wendy Rule as she provides the soundtrack to the story of Demeter and her daughter, the Kore as she descends to the Underworld. For more information, please visit this link: https://www.springmysteries.com/
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.
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
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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