And welcoe to the PaganFM! almanac.

 

WX.

 

Today is Sunday, the 19th of October; it’s the 293rd day of the year.

The moon will be void-of-course at 5:52 am, and will enter Cancer at 7:40 am.

 

Monday, the 20th marks the end of Sukkot, and also the birth of Selena Fox, who was born on this day in 1949. Selena is the co-founder of Circle Sanctuary in Wisconsin, and was instrumental in achieving the acceptance of the Pentacle as a recognized emblem of faith on V.A. grave markers.

 

Tuesday sees a void moon and a 4th quarter moon at 7:54 am, which enters Leo at 10:35 am.

 

On Wednesday, the 22nd, the Sun enters Scorpio at 9:08 pm.

 

The moon is void on Thursday at 1:53 pm, and enters Virgo at 3:40 pm.

 

And on Saturday, the 25th, the moon is void at 9:02 pm and enters Libra at 10:47 pm.

Saturday also marks the date of the interrogation of Jaques de Molay after his arrest in 1307, in which he was forced to confess to heresy and to implicate other Templars in the Church’s efforts to crush that organization.

The Templars had amassed a great deal of wealth, and were the first to institute an organized banking system, loaning large sums of money to various people and institutions throughout Europe, with many becoming indebted to them. This is seen, by some, to have been the reason that the church was pressed to eliminate them as a power.

 

Taking a look at our local 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

 

OPEN CIRCLE: Sunday, 10/19/08 - 7PM
Join members and friends of the MoonPool Coven for our Bi-Monthly
Celebration and Discussion group. This is a wonderfully enriching,
educational and fun circle. Learn about different ways of celebrating
the turns of the Wheel of the Year, meet new people and learn to share
personal experiences, stories, laughter and joy in the spirit of the
seasons!

STUDY GROUP: Sunday 10/19/08 - 6PM (before Open Circle) ? Beginner
meditation class, designed to give a broad introduction to meditation,
teachings, and practice. The classes combine guided meditation with
practical spiritual advice that you can immediately apply as a method
for solving the stress and problems in your life. In these classes,
you will learn how to meditate, how to establish a daily practice, how
to concentrate, and how to overcome distractions. You will also learn
different meditation techniques that help you cultivate positive
states of mind, such as patience and love.

Located at the Universalist Unitarian Church at 15 Kenoza Ave,
Haverhill, MA
near the NH border. Evening begins at 7PM with a meet-
and-greet, followed by a Celebration Circle and ending with a Cakes &
Ale Discussion Group.

Free-will donations and non-perishable food items for the Church are
appreciated as are appropriate snacks to share with the group.


The Gwiddon De Bedwin Stryd presents a New Moon Circle (Scorpio Moon)

Oct. 29th. 2008
At Gardenias, 11 Birch St. in Derry, New Hampshire

This is a New Moon Open Circle open circle led by The Class of 2008

Please arrive by 7:45 for the circle which begins promptly at 8:00 pm.

Directions: see website

Phone:  (603) 432-3977 

Website: http://mygardenias.com


Oct. 30th. 2008 Manchester, New Hampshire

Samhain! All Hallow's Eve Ritual

All Hallow’s Eve is upon us as the Wheel of the Year winds down. This is a night where we traditionally honor our ancestors and contemplate the lives of past loved ones. Come. Join us and honor your loved ones, your ancestors as we learn about Innana, the Queen of Heaven and her journey into the Underworld. Discover why and how she made the descent down to the Land of the Dead. Find out how her journey can be interpreted as lesson that teaches us that death is but a passageway to a new cycle of life. Join us for a powerful, special ritual of the Wheel of the Year: We will be entering the Darkness - metaphorically and literally as we work toward balance.

Uncanoonuc Circle is an open, eclectic Neo-Pagan group. We gather to celebrate the eight Sabbats in the Wheel of the Year with rituals open to the public. Since we are an eclectic group, each ritual we do is unique with a different focus as we try to hit upon the variety that exists. All the topics of the Sabbats are family friendly. Uncanoonuc CUUPS also performs serious energy work at the Esbats.

If you are looking for a new home, come and visit. If you wish to remain solitary yet need a connection with others or if you simply do not have the energy to celebrate on your own, then come! You will be welcomed.

Event Location: 669 Union Street in Manchester
Event TIME Details: 7:00 pm

 


The Art Of Magick with Christopher Penczak

 

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 


Keep your calendar open for November 2. Wendy Rule will be in Manchester, sponsored by New England Pagans and Witches.


Sunday, December 21, we'll celebrate Yule, or the Winter Solstice. In honor of that day, we'll celebrate the solstice, here at PaganFM! You're invited to attend a solstice ritual right here at the station. We'll have the ritual, then cakes and ale (non-alcoholic), fellowship, and then start the radio program as usual, at midnight. Consider joining us, and send us an email at dee@paganfm.com so that we can know how many people to expect and plan accordingly.

This week’s poem

 

Samhain.

How strange that one should die

Once again to return to life.

Our eyes once shut

Our bodies asleep

We think, to rise no more.

 

But other plans are made for us

Ones we’ve long forgotten.

Though hints surround us

Mysterious,

to eyes that are closed.

 

Fall comes

Trees seemingly die.

Acorns litter the earth

Fields of grass turn brown.

The sound of insects and frogs but a memory.

 

How soon and how repeatedly

We forget the spring.

How strange that we forget

That what has died shall live again.

 

© 2008 Deirdre A. Hebert