Saturday,January 18, 2020 Corn Dolly Crafting with Inner Circle Sanctuary from 6-9 PM
The corn dolls that ICS creates are used to bring certain hopes and desires into our homes. Would you like prosperity? Success? Protection? You can make your doll with those ideas in mind and bring those attributes into your home for the coming year. Next Imbolg, we will use these dolls as kindling for our sabbat fire, so we can start the season of growth with all the right intentions.
Saturday, January 11, 2020 Coffee with Inner Circle Sanctuary from 1 PM - 5 PM
Coffee Clutch: Originally from the German “kaffeeklatsch,” which translates to coffee (kaffee) + gossip (klatsch). It refers to a group of friends getting together over a cup of coffee and chatting, which is our favorite pastime.
Inner Circle Sanctuary is not the gossiping type, so we are using the newer term and having a casual Coffee Clutch where we can talk with people who are curious about Wicca and also those who are curious about joining a Wiccan group.
Here in Las Vegas, the Winter Solstice will occur at 8:19 PM on Saturday, December 21. The Solstice is an astronomical event occurring when the earth’s North Pole reaches its furthermost tilt away from the Sun. The day marks the lowest possible maximum elevation of the sun. The shortest days & longest nights here in Las Vegas will occur from December 16th - 27th (daylight will only last for 7 hours & 42 minutes).
Happy birthday to our favorite adept, Franz Bardon!
He was born on December 1, 1909 in Czechoslovakia and lived quite a colorful life until he died in prison on July 10, 1959. Most of the information about Bardon’s life comes from the novel ”Frabato the Magician,” which is a fictionalized autobiography compiled from outlines, notes, and correspondences with his secretary and student Otti Votavova. Legend has it that Bardon had been previously incarnated as Hermes Trismegistos. When Bardon was 14, a spirit manifested itself into Bardon’s form and brought with it all the knowledge of hermetics. http://www.franzbardon.com/aboutfranzbardon.html
If you have drawn pentagrams in the air and a circle of energy around yourself, chances are it is thanks to Francis Israel Regardie. His book (originally a four volume set) The Golden Dawn, has inspired Ceremonial Magicians, witches, Wiccans, and all manner of magical people since first published in the late 1930s.
He led a varied and interesting life, and through it all, seems to embody what kind of adept many of us aspire to be. His circle of magical friends, associates, and successors includes many of the movers and shakers of modern occultism, across the globe.
Happy Birthday to Selena Fox. She was born on October 20, 1949 in Arlington, Virginia.
She is the founder and director, senior minister and High Priestess of Circle Sanctuary in Wisconsin and created the Circle Craft tradition that emphasizes "nature communion and blends together transpersonal psychology, multicultural shamanism, nature mysticism, hedgewitchery, and pagan folkways".
A Secret History of Witches: A Novel by Louisa Morgan A Book Review by Lord Tanys
So few novels, movies, and TV shows portray Magick and Witchcraft in an accurate way, one could think of such a work as a Unicorn- the mythical animal we have all heard of, hope to see some day, and of course, are still waiting.
A Secret History of Witches is this kind of Unicorn. It is a work of fiction, so if you only like to read How-To Wicca books, theory or history books of Wicca, then shine on. But I love a good novel, especially old-timey novels, and if you weave in some Witchcraft, exciting yet realistic, I am all over it.
Happy Birthday to Patricia Crowther, who is lovingly referred to as the “Grandmother of Wicca.” She is celebrating her 92nd birthday. She is one of the last remaining High Priestesses who was directly initiated by Gerald Gardner.
From her first book in 1965, through her radio programs, and various media interviews, she has worked to promote Wicca and help people understand what the religion is all about.
Wicca: A Modern Guide to Witchcraft & Magick by Harmony Nice A Book Review by Lord Tanys
I had been noticing comments on Amazon, and commentary on Youtube, that many of the Wicca/Witchcraft/Pagan/Magick books I had grown up with are considered “out of date.” So, I bought a few New Generation type books to see what is going on out there, and which books I may want to recommend, rather than the ones I love so much.
The first of these books is Wicca, by Harmony Nice. I drive for a living, and listen to Youtube programs for my own edification. Harmony Nice videos are well produced, with tight dialogue, and she is clearly very energetic about Wicca, and has inspired many people, especially new people considering the comments, to explore the Craft.
The Secrets of the Ouija with Inner Circle Sanctuary Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 6 PM – 9 PM
Are you curious about the Ouija board? Have you always wanted to try it, but you're too terrified to touch it? Well, let us dispel AND corroborate some of the myths associated with this very interesting divination tool. Bring your boards for a Ouija Show & Tell!
Most Wiccans know that much of the material in Gerald Gardner’s various Books of Shadows was borrowed (but never published) from the writings of Aleister Crowley. He is often affectionately referred to as “Uncle Al” by us, as Gardner is considered the Father of Wicca, and Doreen Valiente the Mother. It’s quite a cool family.
Mabon very well may be my favorite Sabbat on the Wheel of the Years. If the summer heat has not broken yet, it surely will soon, and that is something to be thankful for. This year, 2019, the temperatures were in the 70s the two weeks before Sabbat when I left for work, and it cheered my heart.
We walked into my Gram's house early in the morning. I had promised to come over and help her cook. Knowing her though, it would be mostly done. Every year Gram hosts our family Thanksgiving. She puts on a full spread, Turkey, Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes and Cauliflower, Green Bean Casserole, Sweet Potato Casserole, Rolls, Apple bread, and Pies. OH! The pies! Every pie you can imagine; Apple, Berry, Cherry, Pumpkin. Grams knew how to bake a pie!
Traditional Wicca: A Seeker's Guide by Thorn Mooney A Book Review by Lord Tanys
I have been noticing comments on Amazon and commentary on YouTube that many of the Wicca-Witchcraft-Pagan-Magick books I had grown up with are considered “out of date.” So, I bought a few New Generation type books to see what is going on out there, and which books I may want to recommend, rather than the ones I love so much.
I listen a lot to Thorn Mooney’s videos on YouTube, while I drive around all day. She has a very chill, easy going style that quickly becomes a serious discussion of a huge variety of topics of interest to Witches, Covens, and leaders. She is highly educated, highly motivated, and her schedule sounds impossible- exhausting at least. She has covered many of these subjects (excellently) in her book Traditional Wicca.
Happy Birthday to self-proclaimed Witch Queen, Lady Sheba.
Lady Sheba was born as Jesse Bell on July 18, 1920 in Kentucky. She died as Jesse Wicker Bell on March 20, 2002.
Through her mother’s Irish background and her father’s Cherokee background, Jesse grew up immersed in the lore of the fairy folk and Cherokee spirit guides. From an early age, she was taught witchcraft by her grandmother and received her first initiation at age 10. She chose to be called Sheba to honor a name she had in a previous lifetime. Along with being a hereditary witch with an unbroken legacy, Sheba also professed to have the gift of Sight as well as the “hand of power” that could offer protection to others.