Litha – Saturday, June 23 at 1 PM – 3 PM

Saturday, June 23 at 1 PM – 3 PM
Blue Bell Hill Park
842 W. Walnut Lane, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19144

“The Earth is awash with fertility and fulfillment and this is a time of joy and celebration, of expansiveness and the celebration of achievements.”

— http://www.goddessandgreenman.co.uk/litha

Source: Litha

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Hospice Musings On Anxiety

Denial is not a river in Egypt. Photo by author of a river in Guatamala

Hospice Chaplain here, bringing my UU-Pagan perspective to the support of human beings approaching their own deaths, or the deaths of their beloveds, in the context of their belief systems and practices no matter what they are.

Read more: Hospice Musings On Anxiety

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Wendy Rule – Persephone workshop in Delaware

THE DESCENT OF PERSEPHONE

PLEASE NOTE: This workshop will occur in the afternoon, before Wendy and Ivo’s Midsummer ritual and concert, and at the same location.

Join Visionary Songstress Wendy Rule as she explores the central themes of one of Western Cultures most important myths – the Ancient Greek story of the descent into the Underworld of the maiden goddess Persephone, and the subsequent grief of her mother Demeter, the goddess of the grain. Wendy will use songs from her current project ‘Persephone’ (new album to be released in October, 2018), as well as stories from her ongoing travels to the myth’s sacred sites in Greece to unveil some of the most vital aspects of this complex and transformative myth. Combining ritual, music, meditation, discussion and story, Wendy’s workshops are powerful and joyful experiences that deepen our understanding of Myth, Magic and The Goddess.

Source: Wendy Rule – Persephone workshop in Delaware

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48th Annual Mt Airy Day

Once again Tenders of the Earth Temple. ASW will be tabling at Mt Airy Day ! Come out and say hello!! (http://www.mtairyday.org/

Source: 48th Annual Mt Airy Day

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Philadelphia Pagan Pride Day: 2018 Vendor Application

Vending submissions are now open. Current prices are good until June 15, 2018.

Source: Philadelphia Pagan Pride Day: 2018 Vendor Application

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Speak Mindfully

Speak mindfully, accurately, honestly, fairly… trust that the words you speak have power, and to nurture the habit of speaking into being all and only that which you truly choose to exist.

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Springtime

MARCH 30, 2018 BY MAGGIE BEAUMONT

My thoughts scatter like Autumn leaves, but new ones bud at once – just as if it was Spring in my thoughts, now, too….

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ASW Spring Magick and Ritual for the Stag God, Cernnunos

Saturday, April 7 at 9:30 AM – 8 PM

Spring Magick is an annual fundraiser event for The New Alexandrian Library project of the Assembly of the Sacred Wheel. It is a day-long intensive of Workshops and culminates with the ASW’s most beloved ritual Honoring the Stag God, Cernunnos.

Teachers are Elders and Initiates of the Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition:

Helena Domenic, Elder
Robin Fennelly, HPs
Jae Sea, HPs
Diane Aweyynd Evans, HPs
Annie Large, aHPs
Anne Clifford, aHPs

Workshops include:

The Watcher Workshop, Creating An Oracular System, Bindrunes for Healing and Protection, The Temple of Heka, From Hell Hole to haven, The Craft of Honoring Our Beloved Dead and more.

The Ritual:

The Ritual for the Stag God Cernunnos concludes the day’s events as we join in celebration and listen to the words of the God, dance in honor of our connection to the animal kingdom and experience the life and potency of the Natural world.

FEE: $65
Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.
http://www.sacredwheel.org/upcoming-events.html

 to register

What to Bring:
Note taking supplies
Water and Snack, if needed
Ritual Garb (if you own)

Lunch is on your own. You may bring a bagged lunch to eat outside or enjoy at one of the many restaurants in the area.

The NAL store will be open during this event with unique gifts, books and magickal supplies for sale. All proceeds go to The New Alexandrian Library project.

Pre-registration is required. Stay Tuned for registration information and opening….

For more information about the New Alexandrian Libray:
http://www.newalexandrianlibrary.com/

 

Visit The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/Assembly-of-the-Sacred-Wheel-205899609473584/

Source: ASW Spring Magick and Ritual for the Stag God, Cernnunos

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In Memory Of Vickie Edrington | The New Alexandrian Library

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Vickie was one of a kind and the best kind too.  In her life she touched so many people in such positive ways.  She would see something that needed to be done and quietly do it, no fanfare, no look at what I did, she just found joy in helping.  She was inquisitive, loved books and learning, life was a great adventure for her and she embraced it all.  Her life was a gift and blessing to all who knew her.  Her death will be keenly felt by all those she touched.  She is now a bright star in the heavens.

In lieu of flowers her family asks that donations be made to the New Alexandrian Library in Vickie’s name.

Donate or leave your memories at: In Memory Of Vickie Edrington | The New Alexandrian Library

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Book Study – Casting Sacred Space

 

The use of casting as a means of establishing sacred space is a common practice in Wiccan and Neopagan traditions. In fact it is widely considered the most important step in spiritual and magickal work. And yet few really know how to do it or do it well.

In Casting Sacred Space, Neopagan practitioner Ivo Dominguez, Jr., offers a comprehensive introduction to the techniques and rituals of casting, including:How to become grounded and centered before one beginsThe proper timing for casting and ritual workHow to open up one’s psychic senses to work with subtle energiesHow to set the stage for magickal work both internally and externallyProtection, symbols, and meditations for maintaining sacred spaceThe Circle, the Quarters, and other modes of casting sacred spaceQuartering, energy work, and many cross-practice connections including Qabala and chakras.

This is a practical, accessible handbook for the beginner with cross appeal to seasoned practitioners of ritual magick.

Sun 25 Feb:
Triangle of Stillness

Sat 14 Apr:
Square of Abbeyence

Sat 12 May:
3 Pillars

Source: Book Study – Casting Sacred Space

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