- Last updated: 6/12/ 2018 at 10:30 a.m.
June 14, 2018 - Spokane Stitch and Witch - Monthly Social - Come join us for crafting and chatting!
Location & Time: 6:00 p.m. Spokane Valley Mall 14700 E. Indiana Spokane Valley, WA
June 16, 2018 - Spairfiteria Group - June B.S Section -
Location & Time: 1:00 p.m. Connie's Cafe, Sandpoint, ID
June 23, 2018 - Squirrelly Productions - Pagan Pizza - Come have pizza, salad drinks with fun-loving, like-minded people!
Location & Time: 6:00 p.m. Round Table Pizza, 1908 W. Francis, Spokane
June 24, 2018 - Spairfiteria Group - Pagan Pride Planning Meeting - Event is tentatively scheduled for September in Spokane. All who want to contribute welcome.
Location & Time: 5:00 p.m. MacKenzie River Pizza, Grill & Pub - Coeur d'Alene
June 30, 2018 - Children of the Crossroads - ATC World Love Tour - Co-hosted with the Archpriest and Archpriestess of the ATC. This is a gardening ritual about the power of planting and growing your magic. Participants will imbue a seed with magic, and plant that seed in a starter container to take home with them.
Location & Time: 4:00 p.m. IM Lola Starr for location.
July 7, 2018 - Squirrelly Productions - Talking Pagan -
Location & Time: 12:30 p.m. Forza Coffee Co. 1028 N. Hamilton
July 7-8, 2018 - Lavender Manor - U-Pick Lavender Festival - U-pick lavender, food vendors, artisan craft vendors, live music, children’s activities
Location & Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 5552 S Wallbridge Rd, Deer Park, Washington 99006
July 13-15 - Spairfiteria Group - Annual Campout - camping, mid-summer rituals and lots of fun.
Location & Time: Weekend event, Lions Den,West Side Road, Bonners Ferry, Idaho
July 15, 2018 - Squirrelly Productions - Dream Dabbling - Discussing and interpreting dreams. Write down your drean and the emotions your experienced if you wish to discuss.
Location & Time: 11:00 a.m. Forza Coffee Co. 1028 N. Hamilton
July 20, 2018 - Opus Aima Obscurae - Wendy Rule Concert - Wendy Rule is one of Australia’s most uniquely gifted and prolific artists. Wild, passionate and empowering, Australian Visionary Songstress Wendy Rule, weaves together music, story and ritual to take her audience on an otherworldly journey of depth and passion. Drawing on her deep love of Nature and lifelong fascination with the worlds of mythology and Magic, Wendy’s songs combine irresistible melodies with rich aural textures and a rare personal honesty to create spiritual music.
Location & Time: 7:30 p.m. OAO Temple Haus in Missoula.
July 27-29, 2018 - Squirrelly Productions - Festival of Tailtiu - 3 days of festivities, including our long delayed Honeymoon Esbat, Bard competition, Games of Tailtiu and ritual. Primitive camping available. More details to come.
Location & Time: 6:00 p.m. Friday until 3:00 p.m. Sunday. Greyhaven, 4372 Gardenspot Road, Clayton WA
The Aquarian Tabernacle Church is known best for their invocations and for bringing the Gods to life, for others to speak directly with Them. Bella is the vessel for the Goddess Demeter at Spring Mysteries Festival this year and has worked closely with the All Mother and as received a special ritual to share with you.
This is a gardening ritual about the power of planting and growing your magic. Participants will imbue a seed with magic, and plant that seed in a starter container to take home with them. The Goddess of Agriculture and Abundance has a message to share about prosperity and personal power and will encourage participants to enchant heirloom plants to create more magic in their lives and to heal the planet.
The Great Mother brings gifts of Abundance, Health, Prosperity, Joy, Happiness. There are many things we want and need as we journey through life. Demeter, The All Mother, Goddess of Grain wants you to have the things you need. She has come in these difficult times to bring you a special message and reveal the secret of powerfully manifesting the things you want in your life. Come receive the gifts of the Great Mother, learn how to connect with the power of creation itself to create anything you desire.
Children of the Crossroads will be co-hosting this event along with Dusty and Bella from the ATC and we are proud and privileged to be part of this amazing ritual! We will be providing a beautiful space to hold this outdoor ritual..it will be at one of our coven sister's home, so please be respectful and help clean up after yourselves. Kids are welcome, but no pets due to she already has quite a collection of animals out there. We will provide hamburgers and hot dogs to BBQ. Please bring a side dish to share and beverages. Social hour and dining will be from 4pm-7pm then we will start ritual. Please IM Lola Stardust for address. (house is out in Chatteroy which is about a 30 minute drive North of Spokane)
We look forward to seeing you all!!
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
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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!