Calendar

Sep
20
Sat
2014
Group Meditation @ #OpenCircle
Sep 20 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

5pm PST, 8pm EST, Join us for our Group Meditation!  We will be meeting in #OpenCircle on our chat server: irc.ravenswyrd.com or by Clicking Here and going to our chat page.  Time and Date may change but it will be this Sunday at 5pm PST, 8pm EST.  We will usually have a topic for meditation, even if it is just a general one.

Sep
21
Sun
2014
Mabon
Sep 21 – Sep 22 all-day

 

Mabon

Other Names: Autumn Equinox, Harvest Home, Pagan Thanksgiving
Date: September 21 (there about)
Celebration of: The God now sleeps within the womb of the Goddess
Colors: Dark Brown and Red
Symbols: Harvest Foods
Notes: Second harvest festival. Celebration of thanks for the crops that were harvested. Dark overtakes the light.
 
MABON, (say May-Bahn) the Autumn Equinox is the second of three harvests and a time of delicate balance between light and dark. Now is the time for gathering nuts, berries, and fruits of the vine. It heralds the need for valuing, storing, conserving. It is a
time to recognize our blessings and to honor and thank the Goddess and the God. Mabon is the traditional time for celebrations of thanksgiving and harvest festivals. The Goddess is the Harvest Queen but the God’s presence is shadowy; he is deep within the Underworld. He is heard in each sigh of the wind and glimpsed in the shades of early dusk. He leads us to the hidden, inward places of our souls and invites us to explore. It is time to make room for contemplation on the quest for balance. Significant symbols include nuts, berries, and grapes, the making of God’s Eye talisman, apples/apple disks cut to reveal the pentacle; the making of hazelnut divination pendulums.
Sep
24
Wed
2014
Rune Class @ #Arcanum
Sep 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

2pm PST, Join us on every Wednesday for a class on the Elder Futhark Runic Alphabet.

Sep
27
Sat
2014
Group Meditation @ #OpenCircle
Sep 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

5pm PST, 8pm EST, Join us for our Group Meditation!  We will be meeting in #OpenCircle on our chat server: irc.ravenswyrd.com or by Clicking Here and going to our chat page.  Time and Date may change but it will be this Sunday at 5pm PST, 8pm EST.  We will usually have a topic for meditation, even if it is just a general one.

Oct
1
Wed
2014
Samhain
Oct 1 – Oct 2 all-day

 

Samhain

Other Names: Witch's New Year, Summer's End, All Hollow's Even 
Date: October 31 (Greater Sabbat/Cross Quarter) 
Celebration of: The Lord dies and awaits his rebirth at Yule
Related Holiday: Halloween
Colors: Orange & Brown
Symbols: Fall fruits
Notes: This is the day that the veil between the world of the living and the world of the dead is at its thinnest. This is a good time for divination. At dinner, remember to set a place for your loved ones that have past this year. Leave an offering of food and drink on your door step for those souls that may still wander.
 
SAMHAIN, (say Sow-een) or Halloween, the final harvest, is indeed our most holy and sacred Sabbat. The commencing of the season of darkness, it is the festival of Death, and as so it is the celebration of the of the Eternal Cycle for without death there can be no rebirth. This is the time that the new cycle truly begins. The spirit of the God has descended into the Underworld and the Sun Child is growing within the Goddess, waiting in the depths of the Earth to be reborn at Yule. It is the time when the Goddess is in Her aspect as Crone. She is Destroyer and Healer, Wise Woman and Midwife of Transformation. Her cauldron is the great womb in which all things are conceived, grow, and are born. Samhain is the time of introspection, it is the time to assess and re-tune ourselves to the beliefs in the oneness of all spirits, and in our firm resolution that physical death is not the final act of existence. The veil between the worlds is at its thinnest and the consciousness which separates the land of the living from the land of the dead. We remember and honor our loved ones and ancestors; we release the spirits of those we have lost. We mourn but we rejoice. We laugh, feast, tell stories, sing…for this is the triumph of Life! Symbols include the lighting and ritual extinguishing of candles, the cauldron, the web, black candles, the practice of all forms of divination.