Brewing Updates for Fall 2018

Yule Log painting

 

Yule

Dec. 15th

Come and join us for our Yule Ritual, on Dec. 15th, as we celebrate the return of the Light, the Divine Child. 

This will be a combine ritual with our sister coven Owl’s Grove and us.

  • Ritual will be at 7 pm, please arrive 15 early.
  • Dress in comfortable clothing can be cold in the basement.
  • Feast will be afterward, bring a dish to share or a donation to help with the coven’s expenses

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 winter/2019.

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

Imbolc Ritual will be Feb. 2, 2019

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 Feel of a Sabbat Ritual: Samhain

Do all Sabbat rituals feel the same?

I do not believe Sabbat rituals feel the same. Yes, some aspects blend a little going from one to the other. They build on each other in a way. But the energies that are tapped into are completely different. Samhain can be darker, and more intense than the others. When you lift the veil and invite Ancestors of Blood, Teachings, and Anointed into your circle one has to be ready for some powerful messages and wonderful energy raising.

{Now keep in mind, all covens do rituals differently. This is just one way….the way we practice.}

All the Sabbats hold a special place in my heart, but Samhain moves ahead just a little more because it challenges me to face the darkness, and not be scared, To face the unknown, and embrace it. At this time up to Yule is a time to look inwards. To embrace who you are as a person, the dark and light side of you. The hardest part can be exploring your shadow side. The side we hide even from ourselves. The crone that speaks to us at Samhain helps us to face some of that. She shines her lantern of truth over us and tells us to open our eyes, not to hide from who we are. If you don’t like what you see, change it or learn to accept it…learn to love you.

Now who are these Ancestors I have mentioned:

Ancestors of Blood are your blessed kin. They are the line of your people who paved the way so you could exist. Their message, ritual night, was not to wait to do something. Time is short. The sands of the hourglass are falling swiftly. Each grain of sand is a moment in time. Did you enjoy it? Did you make the most of it? Do not have regrets like some of the Ancestors of Blood do. Enjoy life and the ones around you. Leave lots of memories that generation upon generation can share with each other.

Ancestors of Teachings are the ones in your life that passed down the knowledge to all. They first shared their wisdom with spoken word, then carved in stone. Pen to paper was the way for many years. Today it is ones and zeroes. The teachings are still true, and meaningful no matter how they are delivered. They too paved the way for us to be here practicing this faith. They were willing to teach others when it was dangerous and hard, but they would risk it for those who were willing to listen. Are you willing to listen? It may not be dangerous now, but it is still hard. That is the importance of the teachings they left behind. They can be handed down to many generations willing to face the challenge.

Ancestors of Anointed are the ones who were never alive on earth. They are the ageless spirits who have been here since time began. They are our guides, the whispering voice telling you what would be best (if you listen). They seek individuals whom they sense can handle a higher purpose in life and they touch them. Those individuals can feel it in their hearts. They will know they have a job to do in the world. The Anointed have charged them to go forth and share the magick, the love, with the world…to those who are ready to listen and learn from a future Ancestor of Teachings.

There are many other ancestors to call in during Samhain. Just calling in your blessed kin would be wonderful. We have found that these three work for us, and that is the message with ritual work. Try new ideas. Test things out and see what works for you…what makes sense to you. If you do not believe in what you are doing, if you do not have intent as to why you are doing something, do you think it will work? You are the most important tool in ritual work. You hold the key to all magick in this world. If you don’t believe, if you don’t have meaning behind it, INTENT, do you think it will work?

 

So the answer to the question “Do all Sabbat rituals feel the same?”  It is completely up to you. They can, but they don’t have to. Explore the possibilities!

©Lady Arawyn Lyonesse Oct/2018

 

The Darkness of Hallows

The Darkness of Hallows

 

Ancestors Blood/Ancestors Teachings/Ancestors Anoint
were researched from “Faery Teachings” Orion Foxwood.

The Goddess has a Tale to Tell!

©Arawyn Lyonesse

“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