Leadership of the Coven

Lord Gwydion & Lady Arawyn

We, the Leadership of the coven, send blessings during this trying times. We hope you are all safe and healthy. To those that work on the front lines, we honor your sacrifice and dedication. We Stand with you! May we all get through this to a new beginning and a bright healthier future.

On a side note, we want to make it very clear that we not associated with any covens in the Toledo area except for the two covens we have listed on the side. One is located in Toledo, while the other is located in Delta, but does classes in Toledo. It has come to our knowledge that there are false statements online when research locate covens. Lady Bona Dea is our founder. She trained and Eldered the Leadership in Starwood coven, and we trained the High Priestess of Owls Grove (This coven also brings in teachings from the High Priestess’s family tradition). If you ever read anything online that claims Lady Bona Dea or us had trained a person, please confirm that with us. If you every read or are told someone was trained by Lady Circe of Toledo, please do your research on this. We can help with this, but their our still Elders from her time availability to confirm such claims. We want everyone safe, and being trained by a trusted teacher.

Thank you,

Lady Arawyn Lyonesse, Elder High Priestess

Lord Gwydion Lyonesse, Elder High Priest

Brewing Updates for Fall 2019

Beltain

We will be doing a private coven Beltain ritual virtually for our members only. This is to keep everyone safe and healthy. Please be careful out there, and may the Blessings of Beltain, the union of the Goddess and God, grace your path with Love and Prosperity.

Much love my brothers and sisters…stay safe!

 

 Ritual will be at 7 pm, please arrive 15 early. Dress in comfortable clothing, we will be inside. Preferable black or pastel colors.Feast will be afterward.New Donation Policy as of 2019: We ask for $10 to attend, or $5 plus a dish to share at feast. All donations go to help with the coven’s expenses. Only ones who are exempt are Elders, Active Neophytes, children and Priest/Priestess leading the ritual. 

For information on the location please email Lady Arawyn

using the email below: 

If you do not hear from her within a day, send her a text

using the number below:

arawyn26@hotmail.com

(419)276-8832    

*We are accepting new students who can start classes in Spring/2020.

If interested please join us at this ritual or the next one to see if we are what you might be looking for.*

 

Remember when visiting a coven, you should never be ask to do anything you are not comfortable with.  

If you are not comfortable doing something…

DO NOT DO IT…

Be Safe my Sisters & Brothers!

 

New policy starting in 2019, click the link to get details. Thank you.

New Donation Policy

The Goddess has a Tale to Tell!

©Arawyn Lyonesse

The Crone Speaks

The Crone Speaks

“My child, why do you weep?”

“My Goddess, you have grown so tired; I fear you do not have much time, and you will leave like all do. And I will be alone without your guidance!”

“Dear one, have I become so old in eyes so young? Oh, do not fear, my child!” For it is true; winkles now grace my face, and silver has weaved itself into my hair. But death will not take me for I keep a cycle that circles with no end.”

The Crone is who I am…

with a story to tell;
about my future but my past as well.
So come and listen and I will share the tale that I know so well.
 

“We start with a Quickening felt very deep within

Way beneath the glistening snow.
Tis the time, for me to drink from blessed waters while the Light is just a glow.
 
The Maiden will I be again; innocent and pure.
Preparing the way for the awakening of the land
 
Until…
 
The May pole will I dance
embracing He who calls me near.
 
The Mother will I be again, with swollen belly and

a promise that I will help to bear.

But for now…

The sacrifice is at hand, reap with sorrow I must,

To feed my children and the land.

For the cold is descending…

 

The season has shifted and the thin veil has been lifted.

To Summerland I make my way, but only until the night out lives the day.

Then I will return and bring forth the Light that will nourish the land.

 

For I am Goddess: Maiden, Mother and Crone!

It is my past…It is my future…It is my Life!

Like a circle it has no beginning and no end.

But

You can do one thing for me, as you grow my child. Keep me in your heart and carry my love with you as you live… the life… that you… were gifted!”

Can’t get this Song out of My Head!

The Power of Song

     Ever wondered why a certain song just pops into your mind out of nowhere? Now sometime this happens because you just listened to it. Ok, that’s not that surprising. I’m talking about out of nowhere words with a tune start playing in your head, and you have not heard the song in months, if not years. Maybe I am alone in this, but it got me thinking. What if those are messages from guides or spirits trying to get you to learn a lesson, or relay a thought/emotion to you? Songs are a great way for us to retain a lot of information. Think about it, ever heard a song from your childhood, and you remember the words like no time has passed? The tune takes you back and the words flow through your mind and out your mouth. Well, could this also be a way for something to speak to you through song?

     This idea came to me while I was traveling down a street, in my mind I was thinking “I would never live here.” A little judgy, I’ll admit. So what song, out of nowhere, popped into my head? “Riffraff, street rat; I don’t buy that; If only they’d look closer…they find out there’s so much more to me”. Yes, the lyrics from a song in Disney’s Aladdin movie. I have not heard this song in years, but here it was playing in my head while I drove that section of the road. When I drove out it popped back out of my head. Could this have been a message to not be so judgy? I started to think, yes! This has not been the first time songs have popped into my head, and I asked myself why that song.

     I have noticed that lately some of the songs in my head have been those my teenage daughter listens to, and I, like most parents, don’t like some of her song picks. So why have I found myself replaying parts in my head? I think it was and is a message to give the music a chance. My inner voice was drawn to the lyrics, the tune. Plus, maybe it was trying to tell me to listen as a better way to understand my daughter. I was not giving the music a fair shot because it was different than what I was used to. So I listened more closely to the lyrics… the message the artist was trying to convey, and I found myself really liking the music and loving the emotion the songs possessed. My eyes were opened to new things and I had a better understanding of my daughter. Her music was a lot like mine when I was a kid; it was just in a different style. Plus the more music you listen to the more musical messages can come to you. More source material to pull from.

     Songs can bring up emotions that we may need to feel at a certain moment in our lives. Songs can pop into our minds to help us remember how we were feeling when we first heard that particular song. They can be a trigger for certain emotions. What a great way for an unknown force to help you feel or learn something through song. Ever have a song come to the mind that made you think about a loved one that had passed away? What if it’s a way for them to let you know they are with you; that you are not alone?

     Songs are a great way for us to learn something. Put words to a tune, and most likely you will remember them every time you hear that tune. Who has sung the alphabet to get the order of the letters? I have! It’s programmed in us at a young age…memory through song. So why wouldn’t guides, spirits or forces unknown not tap into this way of communicating with us? Even if we don’t understand, our subconscious knows. The message the songs are trying to express may be incorporated into our dreams or our so-called random thoughts. Whether you listen to the messages, thoughts, and/or dreams is up to you and always will be. As for now, enjoy the music in your head…a message for your ears only.

©Lady Arawyn Lyonesse 2018

music note head

Holly King says “Goodbye”

As the cold winds blows from the northern sky
All of nature has seemed to die.
The Holly King has ruled for long days
The gift of death all life must pay.
His time is short, his work is done
The time for battle has just begun.
His twin brother, they meet at last
For life has come to the world as in the past.
The Oak King is renew from his long rest
Has come to keep the promise from life from death
They draw their swords of challenge and answer
Their circle each other with movements of dancers
The brothers come together, steel bites steel.
The Oak King raises the Thyrsis with pride.
For it’s his time to rule at the goddess’s side
Until they meet again on warms summer night
The circle is ever more and that is right.

 

FIRE SWORDS

To Reaffirm Your Mother Power

I call forth all ancient mothers who have come before.

I call upon the power of the Mother Goddess, who have nurture this land since the beginning.

I call upon the women, who know that just listening can be the greatest gift.

I seek the knowledge to let my inner wisdom be heard.

I seek the confidence to be the mother I know I can be.

I face all challenges that may be on my path;

 With the strength of all the power and energy that runs through my blood, and spiritual line. 

I know that I stand, not a lone, but in the front of this powerful force!

I know that if trouble comes my way I have someone to help me stand my ground!

I am a Mother!

 I am a Witch!

I am a Woman!

I stand before all

Wiser because of… my mothers!

Stronger because of… my sisters!

Powerful because of… my Goddess!

I stand!

 

~Lady Arawyn Lyonesse ©2005 revised 2015

Its been 13 years on my journey as a Mother…loving every moment!

 

 Mommy and Phoenix