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December 5, 2019 - Spokane Magickal Moot - Krampus Karolling - Join us for a night of arts and crafts and singing - KRAMPUS STYLE!!!!!!!! We'll meet at the County Library in Spokane Valley (on Main street West of Pines) to create our best Krampus looks - we'll be using various materials to create our personal version of the Dark Lord of Christmas! And dress warm (robes, faux furs, big scary boots, clunky chains, etc)
After we become Krampus we'll go Karolling at the Valley Barnes and Noble. Then we'll finish the night together at a pub. Singing talent is NOT required - please come and shake some chains and use the 'whip' app to make music while we put the fear in Christmas cheer!
Location & Time: 5:00 p.m. Spokane Valley Library 12004 E Main Ave, Spokane Valley, Washington
December 7, 2019 - Buffalo Trace Society - Discussion of Native American Spirituality -
We will be discussing Native American Spirituality basics, ceremonies and many "medicine" skills for general public and interested seekers/students. Come and grow in this way, through the eyes of the ancients as passed through Elders and teachers from Buffalo Trace Society. Everyone is welcome.
Location & Time: 12:00 p.m. Moran Prairie Library 6004 S Regal St · Spokane, WA
2:00 p.m. Argonne Library 4322 N. Argonne Rd., Spokane Valley
December 8, 2019 - Squirrelly Productions - Talking Pagan - Each month we get together and talk about topics of general interest to the Pagan Community. This month: reincarnation.
Location & Time: 11:30 a.m. Forza Coffee House 2829 E. 29th Ave. Spokane
December 8, 2019 - Buffalo Trace Society - Discussion of Native American Spirituality - We will be discussing Native American Spirituality basics, ceremonies and many "medicine" skills for general public and interested seekers/students. Come and grow in this way, through the eyes of the ancients as passed through Elders and teachers from Buffalo Trace Society. Everyone is welcome.
Location & Time: 2:00 p.m. North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Rd., Spokane
December 8, 2019 - Spokane Magickal Moot - I Thought I saw a Ghost! - What better time to sit down and talk about all the things that go bump in night than as we draw closer to the longest night of the year?! This month's moot is going to focus on the supernatural (ghosts, spirits, entities from beyond veil) and will be led by none other than our very own Spooky Twins, Micky McIntyre and Laura Letts Codd. As per usual: treats are always welcome. If we feel so inclined we could theme our snacks to something spooky!
Location & Time: 6:00 p.m. North Spokane Library 44 E Hawthorne Rd, Spokane
December 12, 2019 - Spokane Stitch & Witch - Monthly Social - Come join us for crafting and chatting! We are a Pagan and Pagan friendly group for those who stitch! If you sew, knit, crochet, spin, or some other craft you are welcome to join us! We will be in the food court at the tables closest to the Victoria's Secret and Earthbound area
Location & Time: 6:00 .m. North Town Mall 4750 N Division St · Spokane
December 14, 2019 - Buffalo Trace Society - Discussion of Native American Spirituality - We will be discussing Native American Spirituality basics, ceremonies and many "medicine" skills for general public and interested seekers/students. Come and grow in this way, through the eyes of the ancients as passed through Elders and teachers from Buffalo Trace Society. Everyone is welcome.
Location & Time: 12:00 p.m. Spokane Valley Public Library 12004 East Main Ave., Spokane Valley
December 14, 2019 - Buffalo Trace Society - Winter Solstice Celebration - We will begin at 2:00 pm with a pot luck dinner, with families and friends gathering together to share. Next we take this moment to ready ourselves for the coming year ceremonies and blessings. These activities are public and child friendly. Next we attend ceremony for the blessing of Spirit, Earth Mother ourselves and those of our heart. Comfort and healing into the new cycle of seasons is the focus. Donations for space are strictly voluntary
Location & Time: 2:00 p.m. Unity Center of Divine Light and Truth 4123 E. Lincoln Rd. · Spokane
December 15, 2019 - Squirrelly Productions - Dream Dabbling - If you wish, write down one or more of your dreams and the emotions you experienced. Share your dreams with other Pagan Peeps and let us delve into dream interpretation while getting caffeinated. Bring your friends. We'll see you there!
Location & Time: 11:30 a.m. Forza Coffee Co. - GU District 1028 N Hamilton St, Spokane
December 15, 2019 - Hectic Eclectics - Drum and Shaker Making Workshop - Making your own frame drum and tortoise shell shaker is an incredible foray into your own wild and creative nature! The process will begin with a setting of intentions, a short shamanic journey, smudging ourselves and our frames, hides, lacing and tools. FEES APPLY and RSVP required - check the event page for details. (Click on Hectic Eclectic)
Location & Time: 8:00 a.m. 887 Pleasant Valley Loop, Naples, ID
December 21, 2019 - Squirrelly Productions - The Cool Yule Party! - Come enjoy spending Yule with your favorite Nuts. There will be a White Elephant gift exchange. Bring a gift to share ($10 limit.) Keep your gift or steal one from someone else. (Gift giving is optional. Just come and socialize!)
Location & Time:6:00 p.m. Round Table Pizza
1908 W Francis Ave, Spokane,
December 23, 2019 - Squirrelly Productions - Mythology Monday! - Join us as we continue to explore and discuss mythology through Joseph Campbell's Mythos lectures.
Location & Time:6:00 p.m. North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Rd., Spokane
December 28, 2019 - Buffalo Trace Society - Discussion of Native American Spirituality -We will be discussing Native American Spirituality basics, ceremonies and many "medicine" skills for genreral public and interested seekers/students. Come and grow in this way, throught the eyes of the ancients as passed through Elders and teachers from Buffalo Trace Society. Everyone is welcome.
Location & Time: 12:00 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Public Library 702 E Front Ave · Coeur d'Alene, ID
January 4, 2020 - Squirrelly Productions - Talking Pagan - Each month we get together and talk about topics of general interest to the Pagan Community. This month: divination methods.
Location & Time: 11:30 a.m. Forza Coffee House 2829 E. 29th Ave. Spokane
January 11, 2020- Squirrelly Productions - Dream Dabbling - If you wish, write down one or more of your dreams and the emotions you experienced. Share your dreams with other Pagan Peeps and let us delve into dream interpretation while getting caffeinated. Bring your friends. We'll see you there!
Location & Time: 11:30 a.m. Forza Coffee House 2829 E. 29th Ave. Spokane
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.
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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