Here is your PaganFM! Almanac for the week of August 24, 2008

 

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It is August 24, 2008. It’s the 237th day of the year.

The 4th quarter moon is currently in Gemini.

 

On Monday, the moon will be void of course at 5:52 pm, and enters Cancer at 8:18 pm.

 

On Wednesday, the moon will be void of course at 8:13 pm, and enters Leo at 10:51 pm

 

On Friday, the moon will be void of course at 11:44 pm.

It was Friday, the 29th of August that Giovanni Battista Cybo became Pope Innocent VIII in 1484. He is famed for his Bull Summis Desiderantes (in 1484) provided severe punishments for magicians and witches. He was a supporter of the Spanish Inquisition and promoted a crusade against the Waldensians, who later became a part of the Protestant Reformation.

 

On Saturday, the moon enters Virgo at 2:18 am, and the moon is new at 3:58 pm.

 

Upcoming events:

 

Ongoing, weekly:

 

Prayer Requests

 

Every Sunday

Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location: Your own home

Notes: Please answer this request post stating your reason for healing energy and/or prayers sent your way. Prayer requests can be asked for other than healing and for other than yourself.

A white candle will be lit for you on Sunday unless you request another color to be used. This is a group event so the more people involved the better. Feel free to join sending out energy. Always keep in mind that requests are always done for the highest good of all concerned. This may mean the outcome may be different than we hope for. The spiritual healing work we do is designed to work in harmony with other treatment modalities, not as a subsitute.

 

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEPagansAndWitches

 

Repeating event:

2nd Saturday of each month

New Hampshire Seacoast Pagans have their monthly meeting at Karnan House in Portsmouth, from 2:00 to 6:00.

This is an informal gathering for Pagans. Most of us are from the Portsmouth Seacoast area, but all are welcome. We provide free coffee and tea, and usually somebody will bring some food. There’s no agenda – just hanging out, networking and good conversation.

For more information about this event, visit:

http://nhspagans.numachi.com

 

 

The Moon Pool Coven offers ongoing instruction in Wicca in a teaching Coven environment. You can find out more about them at www.moonpool.org.

 

Misty Meadows

 

2008 Plant Identification Walks

with Wendy Snow Fogg

 

The fields, gardens and forest are filled with fabulous wild plants that are not only beautiful, but valuable as food and medicine. Join me for a gentle 90-minute walk and let me introduce you to a hundred or so of my favorite plant friends throughout the summer!

 

~Your camera is most welcome ~

~ Please dress for comfortable walking ~

~ Natural insect repellent will be provided ~

 

Dates:

 

September 6 3-4:30 pm

 

Cost: $15 each date/per person. To assure that everyone can see and hear, groups will be limited to not more than 15 participants.

 

Wendy Fogg is available for private plant walks. She will come and help you to identify the plants on your land or guide a walk for groups of 6 or more people at the place of your choice. To schedule a private group plant walk, please contact Wendy directly at wendyfogg@comcast.net.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aug. 30th. 2008

 

The Gwiddon De Bedwin Stryd presents...

 

Open New Moon Circle at Gardenias Book Store

 

New Moon Circle in Libra

 

Event Details: This is an open Circle, led by The class currently in training. We are a united group and remain receptive to those who wish to join us. New or seasoned you are welcome.

 

Event Location: 11 Birch Street in Derry

Event TIME Details: arrive by 7:30 for circle 8pm (class 7pm)

 

Phone: (603) 432-3977

 

Website: http://mygardenias.com

Mailing Address: 11 Birch Street, Derry NH 03038

 

 

September 13, 2008 Southern New Hampshire Pagan Pride Day

 

This event will be held at Victory Park, 119 Concord Street in Manchester, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

 

The event details, such as presenters are incomplete at this time, but I'll ad them as they become available.

 

Visit the web site at: http://snhppd.moonfruit.com/#

 

The Art Of Magick with Christopher Penczak

 

 

 

When: Oct. 15th. 2008 - Oct. 29th. 2008

Where: Manchester, New Hampshire

 

Christopher Penczak - Art of Magick Series

 

Event Details: Candle Magick: The Art of Magick Part One

Wednesday, Oct 15

7-9:30 PM, $25 or $60 if you register and pay for all three by Oct 1.

Myths & Maidens189 Kelley Street, Manchester, NH 03102

(603) 867-8465

Candles have long been used as a beacon of light in the spirit world, to send prayers, spells and blessings out to manifest. The candle contains all the powers of the elements. Candle magick is one of the most effective methods of magick and healing, used for emergencies, long term goals and religious ceremonies. Learn the techniques of effective candle magick taught from a modern witchcraft perspective with leaning of American folk magick, including color and candle selection, carving, dressing, rolling , packing and reversals.

 

Potion Magick: The Art of Magick Part Two

Wednesday, Oct 22

7-9:30 PM, $25 or $60 if you register and pay for all three by Oct 1.

Myths & Maidens189 Kelley Street, Manchester, NH 03102

(603) 867-8465

The image of the witch or magician brewing a potion is ingrained in all seekers of the magick, and the art of potion making has be preserved, adapted and reinvented in the light of modern witchcraft. They are used to banish unwanted forces and draw in the energies of love, prosperity and healing. Learn potion making techniques using herbs, oils, stones and mummia. Topics including brews, tinctures, fluid condensers, oils, incense, spygerics, essences and philters. Craft your own potions of power, based upon your own needs, desires and spiritual path.

 

Talisman Magick: The Art of magick Part Three

Wednesday, Oct 29

7-9:30 PM, $25 or $60 if you register and pay for all three by Oct 1.

Myths & Maidens189 Kelley Street, Manchester, NH 03102

(603) 867-8465

People all over the world, in every time, religion and culture carry charms, talisman and amulets to protect them from harm and bring the blessings of the gods and spirits. Learn about the art of talismans, including how to empower ones you already have, and craft new ones in the time honored traditions of magick. Natural charms of stone, metal, herb and animal will be covered, along with geometric talismans from planetary rituals, kameas and the use of sacred alphabets to empower your objects.

 

Event Location: 189 Kelley Street in Manchester

Event TIME Details: 7 pm to 9:30 pm

 

Directions: From North of Manchester:From the I-293 S toward Manchester. Take Exit 6 toward Amoskeag St / Goffstown Road. Take the ramp toward West Manchester. Turn LEFT onto Eddy Rd. Turn Right onto Bremer St. Turn Left onto Hevey St. Turn Right onto Kelley St. Go 30 yards and end at 189 Kelley St on the right hand side.From South of ManchesterFrom the I-293 N toward Manchester. Take Exit 5 toward Granite St. Turn Left onto Granite St. Turn Slight Right onto Main St. Main St. becomes McGregor St. Turn Left onto Amory St. Turn Slight Right onto Coolidge Ave. Turn Left onto Kelley St. Go 0.2 miles and end at 189 Kelley St on the right hand side.

 

Phone: (603) 867-8465

 

Workshops with Raven and Stephanie Grimassi

 

 

 

When: Oct. 17th. 2008 - Oct. 18th. 2008

Where: Manchester, New Hampshire

 

Workshops with Raven and Stephanie Grimassi

 

Event Details: Raven Grimassi & Stephanie Taylor-Grimassi

at Myths and Maidens

 

Fairy Stone Workshop

 

Friday, October 17th 6 pm to 8 pm $25 per class

 

Learning to sight and work with the Faery Race

 

Do you feel a presence in the woods? Do you see signs of mystical beings around you? Perhaps you need a fairy stone to help focus in on the Hidden Ones. Join authors Raven Grimassi & Stephanie Taylor for a workshop to learn about the Fey and to use a traditional fairy sighting stone. The workshop will include a talk about old fairy lore, and how to make and use a fairy stone to call forth fairies as well as how to use it as a “sighting stone” . Also, learn about how the Kindred Race interface with witches to work in common cause for both worlds. Attendees receive a clay fairy stone with cord along with instructions handmade and charged by Raven and Stephanie.

 

Your Path to Oracle Power

 

Saturday, October 18th 6 to 8 pm $25 per class

 

Do you desire a deeper exploration of the Inner Mysteries? When you see certain symbols and images does something stir within you? Join authors Raven Grimassi and Stephanie Taylor for a workshop using their oracle systems known as the Well Worn Path, and the Hidden Path. Raven and Stephanie will teach you about their oracle cards filled with mystical teachings and new insights presented through imagery and symbols that explore the inner mysteries of Wicca, Witchcraft, and Paganism. The decks are created for divination, teaching, ritual, spell crafting and path working. The workshop includes a guided meditation in which you can encounter the mystical folkloric figure known as the Crone of the Cottage. She will bestow a gift upon you that can enhance your divination skills.

 

Each deck of 40 cards comes with a full length book that includes divination spreads expressly created for the Craft, an alignment journey that takes you on the path of the seeker through all 40 cards, our suggested divination meanings, individual mystery tradition teachings and a Full Moon ritual template that can be expanded to include Sabbats and spell work. The Well Worn Path deck and the Hidden Path can be combined to form an 80 card system, but each deck is also designed to stand alone as a separate oracle systems.

 

Meet and Greet - one hour before workshops - Please book early as space is limited.

 

 

Directions: From North of Manchester:From the I-293 S toward Manchester. Take Exit 6 toward Amoskeag St / Goffstown Road. Take the ramp toward West Manchester. Turn LEFT onto Eddy Rd. Turn Right onto Bremer St. Turn Left onto Hevey St. Turn Right onto Kelley St. Go 30 yards and end at 189 Kelley St on the right hand side.From South of ManchesterFrom the I-293 N toward Manchester. Take Exit 5 toward Granite St. Turn Left onto Granite St. Turn Slight Right onto Main St. Main St. becomes McGregor St. Turn Left onto Amory St. Turn Slight Right onto Coolidge Ave. Turn Left onto Kelley St. Go 0.2 miles and end at 189 Kelley St on the right hand side.

 

Phone: (603) 603-867-8465

 

 

 

Starting October, 2008

 

Introduction to Herbal Healing and Self Care

 

When: October to April, 7-9 PM

Where: Belchertown, MA

Cost: Call for details

 

Details: A six-month intensive. Covers Western herbal Materia Medica, formula making, case taking, Chinese Five Element Theory, Homeopathic First Aid, Flower Essence Counseling, plant identification, ethnobotany, and hands on herbal techniques such as poultices, tinctures, salves, etc.

Over 400 pages of handouts are included with the course. A certificate of completion is offered at the end.

 

MA NURSES CAN GET CEUS BY TAKING THIS COURSE

 

CALL FOR DETAILS OR TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE (413) 323-4494

 

We’re approaching fall, and tonight’s poem expresses coming into my favorite season.

 

Watch my young ones,

As I prepare to dazzle you!

Before your eyes,

My gown of green

Will transform itself!

I will make colors

That exist otherwise,

Only in your imaginings.

 

The leaves will fall

And lay upon the ground

And you’ll kick your way through them

The sound

Relaxing

Your stride

And minds

 

The musty scents

Of decaying leaves

Will fill your nostrils

And evoke thoughts

And memories

Of your youth.

 

This is my magick

The magick of color

The magick of sight

The magic of sound

The magick of smell

This is my magick

The magick of the mother of all.

 

© 2008, Deirdre Hebert