Tempus Est Nunc
Thirty years ago, Paganism saved my soul.
More specifically, “A Book of Pagan Rituals,” written by Gardnerian initiate Ed Fitch, purchased from Steve Dey, at Las Vegas’ oldest occult shop, Bell Book and Candle, saved my soul.
The First Year
The first year seemed so long
All the questions we got wrong
"When will we finally initiate?
All this waiting is something we hate"
"When you are ready", the elders said
"When we have crammed all this in your head.
The Witch’s Rune and every Sabbat date
When you come on time and are not late"
"We can do this!" Our hearts cried
But some of those hearts lied
Some left for this or that
Some just did not ever come back
But finally the time did arrive
The day for which we all strive
And then it seemed that time went too fast
We could not believe a year and one had passed.
All the laughter and the fun
Learning of the moon and the sun.
The bonds and friendships made
Holding on to those who stayed
I beseech you all in robes of white
Enjoy this rare delight
Never again will it be this way
Most will go but some will stay
Don’t be bothered by the changing faces
Don’t be balked by the changing paces
Let that universal bell ring
Lift your voice higher. Sing!
Go with the flow, and ride the tide
Know your lessons and do not hide
For at the end of a year and a day
Most will have gone and you will have stayed.
Written by our poet Elder Lady Sisterwolf c.2002
We are currently scheduling interviews for
Saturday, January 21, 2017
for our Wicca classes and membership.
Available class nights are
Tuesdays at 6 p.m.
Sundays at 12 p.m.
Interviews last about an hour to an hour and a half. Get to know us as we get to know you.
The 3 most common questions we are asked:
"Is there a fee for classes?"
"What are your requirements?"
"What are you looking for in a student?"
Course materials needed can be found here:
You can send us an email at innercirclesanctuary (at) gmail.com or message us on our Contact page OR send us a message via Facebook
We train leaders here at Inner circle Sanctuary. Our students can attest to and laud the thoroughness and structure of our classes. One of our methods is that our teachings necessitate participation. It is the students who lead the sabbat rituals and perform the various roles of quarter callers, summoner, maiden, and ring casting support. Students are required to memorize the ritual in its entirety and to slowly start integrating themselves into the setup, involvement, and breakdown of the sabbat festivals.
In addition to the normal class once a week, we also conduct a weekly Maiden and Summoner Class for current students. It is not mandatory, but if you sign on, regular attendance is required. In this meeting, the student will be perfecting ritual skills, gain a deepening understanding of the ritual, improve your performance, and get you past your nervousness. There will be light homework, constant memorizing, and at least one ring practice every week.
You must know the Witches Rune and excellent performance must be maintained in the normal weekly class.
This class is just for our students. Contact us if you're interested in being part of our sanctuary. An interview and screening process is required.
During a review in one of our classes today the question was, "At which sabbats does the Sun God dominate and why?"
While knowing the why is not an official part of the answer, knowing the why helps to remember and gives depth to the answer, but sometimes a student will answer, as today:
"...because he's the Sun God. He can rule whatever He wants."
Inner Circle Sanctuary
Inner Circle Sanctuary is a school for traditional style Wicca and holds eight sabbat festivals every year.