And welcome to the PaganFM! almanac for the week of November 16, 2008

Today is Sunday, the 16th of November, and itís the 321st day of the year.


November 16 was known as ďThe Night of HecateĒ, and it was on this day that animal sacrifices were made to her in ancient Greece.


On Monday, the 17th, the moon will be void at 8:43 am, and enters Leo at 4:07 pm.

This day marks the birth, in 1907 of Israel Regardie, one of the most famous and prolific 20th century occult authors. A contemporary and one-time secretary of Aliester Crowley, a member of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, Regardie was also a chiropractor, student and teacher of psychiatry and psychoanalysis, teaching Freudian, Reichian and Jungian perspectives on the subject.


Regardie died at the age of 77 in Sedona, Arizona at 77 years of age.


On Wednesday, the third quarter moon becomes void at 7:48 pm, and enters Virgo at 8:12 pm.

Itís the birthday in 1924 of Theodore Parker Mills who was a pagan and wiccan elder . Theodore left this plane in February of 1996.


On Friday, the 21st, the Sun enters Sagittarius at 5:44 pm.


Andon Saturday, the 22nd, the moon will be void at 3:02 am, and enters Libra at 3:20 pm.


Upcoming events:


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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.

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. Thereís no agenda Ė just hanging out, networking and good conversation.
For more information about this event, visit:

MotherRoots Healing Center presents...

Red Tent Temple

When: Nov. 30th. 2008
Where: Newmarket, New Hampshire

Welcome All Women!

Event Details: Red Tent Temple

Beginning this month when the darkest and coldest time of the year embraces us, Mother Rooots will be hosting a monthly non-denominational Red Tent Temple for women of all ages! Come and warm your body, rest your soul and uplift your spirit in sacred, women's space! Inspired by Anita Diamant's novel, The Red Tent, women everywhere are raising their own Red Tent Temples on or around the new moon, all over the country every month to honor the natural rhythms and cycles of women. This is a collaborative experience. We will need women to step forward to help priestess this event by bringing soup, herbal teas, offering healing work, helping to set up the space, etc. and we call on all women who are craving time to rest, heal, do some divination, or simply, BE ~ without any agenda at all ~ in the sacred women's space of the Red Tent Temple. Bring your journals, your knitting, or your favorite book. Come to rest, to nap, to dance, to sing, to heal, to renew. Wear a little red! Please bring your own mugs, bowl and spoon.

There is a $5 - 10 donation to help cover costs. The first Red Tent Temple will be on Sunday, November 30 from 3 - 8pm. A formal circle will be held from 5-7. (Set-up volunteers please arrive earlier - call to let them know if you can help out and in which way you would like to do so.)

Young, newly bleeding women are especially welcome, along with the women-elders in our community!

Event Location: 501 Kent Place Commons - North Entrance in Newmarket
Event TIME Details: 3 - 8 pm

For more information, visit


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

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.

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

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

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:

UU Church of Manchester presents...

UUCM Holiday Faire 2008

18th annual event, November 22.

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 Ė 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.

669 Union Street in Manchester, 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

Mailing Address: 93 Aaron Dr., Manchester, NH 03109

Saturday December 13th, 2-3:30 PM

Ellen Evert Hopman, who wrote "Priestess of the Forest" and "A Druid's Herbal of Sacred Tree Medicine", and who has been a guest here at PaganFM announces the following workshop.

Two Seasons, Three Worlds, Four Treasures, Five Directions: The
Pillars of Druidism.

An exploration of the basic cosmology of the ancient Celts and the most
important symbols of Celtic and Druidic sacred mythology.
Why are certain
objects sacred to Pagan tradition such as the cauldron, sword, spear and
stone? Learn the Druidic origins of these ritual items and the basic
structure of Celtic ceremony.

Inspirit Common
123 Russell Street
Hadley, MA 01035

p/f 413.585.1169

Dessert & Divination, a fund raiser for Southern New Hampshire Pagan Pride

Dec. 13th. 2008, in Manchester, New Hampshire

Join us for a day of fun, socializing and readings!

Potluck snacks will be provided!!

All readings are $10, with many forms of divination available including: runes, tarot and oracle cards

We will also be offering energy work with Reiki and Massage!!

This event is at 669 Union St. in Manchester, the Unitarian Universalist church, from 10am - 4pm



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 so that we can know how many people to expect and plan accordingly.


© 2008, Deirdre Hebert