Merry Meet Friends
Greetings and Witchy Blessings to you all!
Welcome to latest newsletter, as we celebrate this time of fire and fertility, when we all tend to find ourselves walking with a spring in our step.
We are thrilled and excited to be working on the preparations for our first hands on Craft course in Auckland and the material for our new website offering of Correspondence courses. Thank you to those of you who have already sent indications of interest.
Thank you to those of you who have visited the site recently and sent your comments on the new content that has been added, we value your comments and feedback.
Beltane, standing opposite the Wheel from Samhain, - 31st October Southern Hemisphere
Deities: May Queen, Stag Lord, Jack in the Green, the Green Man.
Herbs: Frankincense, Roses, Lemon Balm and Lemon Thyme.
Stones: Quartz, Sunstone, Orange Calcite, Malachite.
This fire and fertility festival is when we welcome the warmth of summer.
This Sabbat marks the celebration of life renewed with as much intensity as Samhain marked and honoured death and rebirth. The God is now full-grown to manhood. The Maiden, her fertility all-encompassing, stirs and rouses the God's desires. As they lay amongst creation, united as one by their eternal love, their union creates the new Sun God-to-be, the promise of rebirth to which we hold so close at Samhain. Yet, even though we're reminded at this Sabbat that all things have an ending, it is with joy and hope and desire and passion for the fertility of the world and for ourselves that we dance laughingly around the Maypole. For fleeting moments, the world stands still in promise of what might yet be, and the urge to love and merriment overwhelms.
Celebrants danced around the Maypole, in a sun-wise motion. Weaving flowers and vines tightly to the surface. The pole maintained its reign until it was replaced the following year, at which time it was split into logs to fuel the new Beltane fire.
Queen of the May, Jack of the Green
· Ways to Celebrate:
Places to visit, Books and Magazines to look out and other items of interest.
Llewellyns 2004 Magical Almanac
This publication contains a fantastic array of articles, foklore, recipes and myths. Containing more than 80 articles, there is a good chance that you will find something in this book to catch your fancy. It is a publication that I wait with anticpation for each year, as I always find hours of pleasure to be held poring over its contents. A worthy addition to the bookshelves of practioners of various magical paths.
Our First Seminar, will be held at Spiritually Speaking at Pukekohe on 22nd November. A workshop to provide you with magical skills to use in your day-to-day life.
You will gain a practical overview of:
· Magical Lore (the do's and don'ts)
· Spell Casting Basics and Planning
· Crafting Safely
· Charms & Amulets
· Collecting For Your Magical Needs
· Magical Tools
Date: 22nd November 2003
Venue: Spiritually Speaking, 12 Hall Street, Pukekohe, Auckland.
09/11/03 Full Moon Taurus
20/11/03 23/11/03 Mind Body, Spirit Exhibition , Sydney, Australia
22/09/03 Beginners Craft Course Spiritually Speaking, Pukekohe, Auckland
24/11/03 New Moon Sagittarius
09/12/03 Full Moon - Gemini
22/12/03 Summer Solstice
23/12/03 New Moon - Capricorn
We have almost completed work on the Witchaven 2004 Calendar. Orders can be placed @ mailto:email@example.com the cost for 2004 is $25.00 which includes the cost of postage.
2004 Date Book:
We are working on the final layout of a Witchaven 2004 Date Book. At this stage we expect that the Date Book will be approximately an A5 size. Indications of interest or orders can be placed @ mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org The cost of the Witchaven 2004 Date Book 2004 is $25.00 which includes the cost of postage.
Well on that note we will end this newsletter. Please let us know your thoughts and comments.
Until next Sabbat
Igrewl and Asrteia
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