Happy birthday to author and pagan activist, Starhawk.
Starhawk was born Miriam Simos on June 17, 1951 to Jack and Bertha Simos in St. Paul Minnesota. Unfortunately, her father died when she was just five years old. Her mother was a professor of social work at UCLA and this probably helped influence many of Starhawk’s social justice movements.
Happy Birthday to Gerald Brosseau Gardner. Born June 13, 1884 to William Gardner and Louise Ennis in Blundellsands, Lancashire, England. He died February 12, 1964.
In 1911 he moved to Malaya and worked as a civil servant. Here, he developed an interest in the local cultures and wrote papers on their native magical practices. After his retirement in 1936, he travelled to Cyprus where he wrote A Goddess Arrives and then moved back to England.
Apotheosis noun, uh-poth-ee-oh-sis, ap-uh-thee-uh-sis
1. the elevation or exaltation of a person to the rank of a god 2. the ideal example; epitome; quintessence:
This poem is the apotheosis of lyric expression.
Sounds nice doesn’t it? Like Imhotep, Amenhotep son of Hapu, and Antinous, who were once commoners, but were so well loved by Kings and an Emperor, were elevated to Godhood.
Happy birthday to the (self-proclaimed) King of the Witches,
Alex Sanders was born Orrell Alexander Carter on June 6th 1926 in England. His parents were Orrell Alexander Carter, Sr. and Hanna Jane Bibby. Sanders was the eldest of six children.
He claims he was initiated into witchcraft by his grandmother when he was 7 years old.
At age 9, she let him copy from her Book of Shadows,taught him clairvoyance, and the rituals & magic of witchcraft. Before her death, she initiated him into the second and third degree. However, there are several contradictory accounts of his initiations, even by Alex Sanders himself.
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.
Magical Bread Making
Inner Circle Sanctuary
Inner Circle Sanctuary is a school for traditional style Wicca and holds eight sabbat festivals every year.