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September 26, 2019 - Buffalo Trace Society - Sacred Medicine Pipe Circle - Welcome to come with us and pray the ancient way. We offer prayers for healing and insight, etc. to Great Spirit. All are welcome. Bring your dreams, needs and a good heart. Join us in this sacred moment.
Location & Time: 7:00 p.m. 2210 N Long Rd. Spokane Valley, WA
Sept. 28, 2019 - Squirrelly Productions - Pagan Pizza! Round Table has great pizza and a CLEAN salad bar, too. This is a great way to make new friends in an informal setting. We'll be in one of the banquet rooms. Just look for the SQUIRREL. We'll see you there!
Location & Time: 6:30 p.m. Round Table Pizza
1908 W Francis Ave, Spokane, Washington 99205
September 29, 2019 - Spairfiteria - Monthly Meetup-
Location & Time: 1:30 p.m. 6447 Kootenai St. Bonners Ferry, ID
Sept. 30, 2019 - Squirrelly Productions - Mythology Monday! We will continue to discuss Lebor Gabala Erenn and begin our presentation of Joseph Campbell's Mythos Series.
Location & Time: 6:00 p.m. N. Spokane Library 44 E Hawthorne Rd. Spokane, Washington
October 6, 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
October 9, 2019 - Spokane Pagans & Witches - Spokane Pagan Meetup hosted by Judge Williams -
Location & Time: 6:00 p.m., Kress Gallery, Riverfront Square Mall
October 10, 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. NorthTown Mall 4750 N Division St · Spokane
October 12, 2019 - Squirrelly Productions - Talking Pagan - Each month we get together and talk about topics of general interest to the Pagan Community. This month - perceptions of the Veil(s) separating us from the Otherworld(s).
Location & Time: 11:30 Forza Coffeehouse 2829 E 29th Ave, Ste B, Spokane
October 13, 2019 - Spokane Magickal Moot - Hunter's Moon Ebat - We'll have a discussion about esbats and what they mean for witches and then we'll enjoy a ritual drawing down of the moon.
Please dress warmly as we are going to be outside and the weather tends toward chilly if not down right freezing on this particular date. We'll try to set up a cocoa station and if people would like to bring cookies or chips that would be great as well.
Wear good footwear as we may go for a short trek through the woods to see the nearby waterfall under the moonlight.
Location & Time: 5:00 p.m. Mirabeau Meadows Park E Mirabeau Pkwy, Spokane Valley
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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