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Today is November, the 2nd of November, 2008. It’s the 307th day of the year.

The 1st quarter moon, currently in Sagittarius, will be void at 4:41 am, and enters Capricorn at 6:13 am.

Today, Daylight Saving Time ends at 2:00 am, at which time the clocks will roll back to 1:00 am.

 

On Tuesday, the moon will be void at 1:47 am, and enters Aquarius at 7:01 am. Tuesday is also Election day

in the United States. It will be interesting to see how a void moon through election day plays out.

Tuesday also marks the anniversary of the signing and sealing of the treaty with Tripoli, in Tripoli on 4 November, 1796. Article 11 of this treaty reads: “As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion; as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquillity, of Mussulmen; and, as the said States never entered into any war, or act of hostility against any Mahometan nation, it is declared by the parties, that no pretext arising from religious opinions, shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries.”

 

On Friday, the moon is void at 4:33 am and enters Pisces at 5:43 am. Friday is also the chronological cross-quarter day of Samhain, though most people celebrate it on the 31st  of October.

On Saturday, the 8th of November in 1960, Arnold Crowther and Patricia Dawson were handfasted by Gerald Gardner. On the following day, they were married in a civil ceremony which attracted a great deal of attention. Patricia Crowther is one of the last priestesses initiated by Gerald Gardner and is considered his spiritual heir. The Crowthers were the authors of many books on paganism.

 

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


NEPW Samhain Celebration

Nov. 2nd. 2008 4-10 PM
at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Manchester, New Hampshire

Performance by Wendy Rule
Event: Adults only
Dress: Costume or Magickal Attire

Itinerary:
4-6pm: greetings and dancing

6pm: Ritual - honoring those who crossed the veil
We will also have an ancestor altar available for
you to place pictures and/or items on it in recognition
of those on the other side.

7pm: Potluck dinner - bring a dish to share
in the spirit of the Sabbat/Season

Apple Crisp cook off - prize for best!

8-9pm: Performance by Wendy Rule!!!

9-10pm: wrap up
Prize for best dressed female and male so dress to impress!!!!!
Prize for best apple crisp.

To purchase tickets contact Darla at
Majickeyes1126@yahoo.com
No refunds

If tickets happen to be available the night of our celebration
then the price will be $40 per ticket at the door.

NEPW Staff:
Darla
Matooka
Luci
Steve
Wren

If you are interested in volunteering let us know.

Event Location: UU Church in Manchester
Event TIME Details: 4-10pm

Directions: UU Church
669 Union St
Manchester NH
03104

Website: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEPagansAndWitches/
Website II: http://www.myspace.com/nepagansandwitches


On Nov. 7th. 2008
Gardenias Host's Witches'Ball at the VFW in Derry

Event Details: This is their third annual ball. Cash bar, DJ, food refreshments, raffles. Portion of the $20.00 cover charge go to the localfood bank. . Tickets are available at Gardenias Book Store
11 Birch Street
Derry, NH 03038

or by phone at 603-432-3977
Their web site is: www.mygardenias.com


IF PAYING AT THE DOOR, PRE-RESERVATION IS REQUIRED through calling Gardenias (no exceptions)
Samhain Circle led by "The Gwiddon De Bedwin Stryd" of Derry, NH and "The Inner City Pagan Circle" of Boston Ma.
At Midnight. Circle is to honor those in our lives that have passed. Please feel free to bring a momentom for the alter.
Carnations will be provided.
Please note that the VFW Post is private and smoking is allowed, so there will be a smoking section located at the back door section of the hall.

Thsi is at the VFW, located at 18 Railroad Avenue in Derry
Event TIME : 7pm-midnight Samhain Circle Midnight


Uncanoonuc CUUPS will hold a Protection Ritual at Myths&Maidens

Uncanoonuc CUUPS and Myths&Maidens invite you to attend this Protection Ritual.

We all need protection in our lives. Some of us need physical protection. Other people may need psychological protection from the stresses of life, where others may need protection from psychic attacks. Regardless of your need, this ritual is designed to help you achieve a shield of protection that will help you regardless if it is for physical, emotional, mental or spiritual protection.

The Full Moon will have just reached its peak a day before, and now begins her waning trek toward darkness. Imagine anything harmful leaving you…waning away just as the Moon wanes. Join us as we tap into the remaining energies of the Full Moon that resonate around us. Help us as we charge our crystals, stones or charms.

A special focus will be made for all people who are currently in the Armed Forces and for people whose job may place them in harm's way.

Bring a small stone or charm to be charged. Malachite is highly recommended as is Black Tourmaline and Black Obsidian, and Thor's Hammer. These items may be purchased at Myths&Maidens right before the ritual.

Event Location: 189 Kelley Street in Manchester
Event TIME Details: 7:00 pm


 

The Heart of Chanting with Robert Gass and friends

Also special guests from Inanna
&
Different Drummers Drum Circle


November 16, 2008, Sunday
8:00 pm
One Longfellow Square
(wheel-chair accessible)
181 State Street
Portland, Maine

For Directions, please click here.

Come join in this ecstatic evening of chanting from Hindu, Sufi, Christian, Buddhist, Jewish, and Goddess
traditions. You will experience why the ancient practice of chanting is enjoying a modern revival, joining in
chant forms such as kirtan, zhikr, sound meditation, and movement prayer. Warm and gifted teacher and master
at creating sacred space, Robert Gass will help weave our voices and hearts into a beautiful communion of sound and
movement. Beginners and experienced chanters alike--you are all welcome. Chanting is said to be "an easy path
to God." (It's also great fun!). Come prepared to sing your heart open, dance your prayers, and let your spirit
soar!

Robert Gass, EdD, brings background in psychology, social action, the arts and spiritual practice.
A leading popularizer of chant, Robert is author of the book Chanting: Discovering Spirit in Sound. His many
CDs with On Wings of Song include the best-selling Om Namaha Shivaya, Alleluia, Ancient Mother, Medicine
Wheel, Enchanted, and the CHANT anthology.

Tickets:
Advance tickets available for $16 at Leapin Lizards at two locations:

123 Main St., Freeport, ME 207-865-0900
449 Forest Ave.
, Portland, ME
207-221-2363

Advance tickets also available for $16.00 at Magick Closet:

995 Forest Ave., Portland, ME 207-772-1441

$20 at the door
Under 12 Free
Cash or Check Only
For further information, contact
Karen Rollins at:
207-751-9127
Or Karinkni.@hotmail.com


UU Church of Manchester presents...

UUCM Holiday Faire 2008

18th annual event

Event Details: That's right - For 18 YEARS! The Holiday Faire at UUCM has truly become a tradition that our members and friends
look forward to every year. Even the local community takes time to stop by for some of the items that have become
a tradition - such as the cookie walk, white elephant, Raffle Baskets and Quilt and the diversity of our Vendors from pagan crafts to jewelry.

We occasionally stir things up and introduce something new from time to time. New members join our church and
with them come new ideas. If you see something missing don't hesitate to make a suggestion. One never knows what you will find at UUCM Holiday Faire. New in 2007 we added FREE live music. While you shop you enjoy the talents of Concert Pianist Gary Finger, the amazing talents of Professional Flautist and teacher Beth Ditkoff and her many students. We even had Myschyffe Managed. This singing troop has been making an name for itself for the passed three years on the Renaissance Fair circuit all over New England in Connecticut, Vermont, Massachusetts, Main and New Hampshire.

New for 2008 – Fiber Nuts. If you have a passion for any of the fiber arts from quilting to knitting you will want to stop and see this booth. You are certain to find a great bargain.

To see all the things we have to offer please visit our website.

Event Location: 669 Union Street in Manchester
Event TIME Details: 9am - 2pm

Directions: Four blocks east of Elm St., Three blocks north of Bridge St. On the corner of Myrtle and Union

Phone: (603) 622-3808

Website: http://uucmholidayfaire.com
Mailing Address: 93 Aaron Dr., Manchester, NH 03109

 


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.

If you have any events that you want listed, please email them to Dee@paganfm.com

 

© 2008, Deirdre A Hebert