Eventbrite – Tenders of the Earth Temple, ASW presents Open Yule Celebration – Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 349 E Vernon Rd, Philadelphia, PA. Find event and ticket information.
There are some really great folks out there. Not just some, a LOT. Really. If your main exposure to “community” in terms of Witchcraft/Paganism is only through the Internet, you’re probably going to have less than an optimistic view of what it’s like in physical space. I don’t like to say “in real life” because the Internet can be amazing for fostering relationships. But there’s a disconnect that happens when people forget they’re still communicating with other human beings on the other side of their screens, which leads to some rather crappy behavior. And while the online world is an equalizer in some ways, it’s also very easy to form echo-chambers and provide amplified platforms for personalities – for better or worse.
From this moment on, when someone in North America asks me for a book on Traditional Witchcraft, I will be recommending Besom, Stang & Sword from Christopher Orapello and Tara-Love Maguire. Why? Because this book takes what I feel is the most essential truth of any real Witchcraft and places it front and center: Witchcraft is Local.
Source: 2018 Parade of Spirits
Samhain is the time for mourning. Here are some prayers to help you mourn the deaths of some of the more difficult categories of ancestors, as well as a guide to building your own prayer for the heroic dead.
The New Aradia A Witch’s Handbook to Magical Resistance edited by Laura Tempest Zakroff 106 pages / September 2018 / 9781947544161 The New Aradia is a handbook is designed to serve as a collection of ideas to teach, share, inspire, empower, protect, and guide. Within its pages are sigils, spells, recipes, essays, invocations, rituals, and more, all gathered from experienced magical practitioners. At your fingertips is an arsenal of tools to aid you on your path.
With contributions by: Aidan Wachter, Amanda Bell, Annalun, Annwyn Avalon, Aradia the Rose, H. Byron Ballard, Casandra Johns, Christopher Penczak, Deborah Castellano, Devin Hunter, Gwendolyn Reece, Irina Xara, Irisanya Moon, Ivo Dominguez Jr., Jay Logan, Jenn Zahrt, Kelden, Laura Tempest Zakroff, Lisa Bland, Lyssa Heartsong, Mat Auryn, Misha Magdalene, Patti Wigington, Phoenix LeFae, Raye Schwarz, Stephen Pocock & Storm Faerywolf.
Just as the decks we use are diverse, so are the ways in which we look at the cards. Examine the cards and ways to interpret them, be it through color, symbolism or sheer instinct. Learn the differences between the major and minor arcana as well as how to interpret simple tarot spreads. Please bring a tarot deck to class (preferably Coleman/Waite a.k.a Rider-Waite) or a deck that you have been using for a while. Fee: $49.00 Hours: 8.00 MALT Office, 6601 Greene St. Located at the corner of Greene & Hortter Streets. Please enter through the Hortter Street door. SEPTA bus route H stops one block away at Lincoln Drive at Greene Street and Lincoln Drive at Hortter Street. Chestnut Hill West rail station at Upsal is also about one block away.
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Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki has been a light and an inspiration to thousands of students of the Western Mysteries, Qabala, and the Craft. She served as the Director of Studies of the Servants of the Light from 1976 to 2018 . She has given her life to the work, and had thought that her life was in order for retirement.
She is 90 now and is in the middle of a painful divorce. She needs her freedom from her hopefully soon to be ex-husband, but every visit to the lawyer costs her as much as a month’s pension. He is trying to leave her without anything. She is on the Channel Island of Jersey where everything is expensive, especially the lawyers.
Please help us raise money to cover her legal fees. The quality of her life and her years ahead are at risk.
Please join Grail of the Birch Moon and Tenders of the Earth Temple for an Open Samhain ritual.
In this rite, we ask the Great Ones to help us rid ourselves of any unnecessary baggage we carry around so that we step more lightly into the coming turns of the Great Wheel and, thus, more freely accomplish that which we set out to do.
Please bring a snack to share for post-ritual fellowship. Ritual wear encouraged but not required. This is a free event.Parking behind the building in unreserved spots only. Entrance at the back of the building & up the steps. Please use this Facebook event for all RSVP’s.
If you RSVP’d and find that your plans have changed, please update the event so we can plan accordingly for those who will be joining us.
Please join us at Cheyney University for a fun evening with views of this and other realms through the eyes of artist Helena Domenic. Refreshments will be served!