Another good find I think on YouTube.com
Each day I will bring you a new song an/or video and/or a back flash from Llewellyn’s Witches’ Datebook (these will range from 1999[1st year published] until 2019) for our upcoming Litha/Summer Solstice celebrations.
Today I picked a beautiful instrumental with amazing pictures and words that touched my spirit. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Each day I will bring you a new song an/or video and/or a back flash from Llewellyn’s Witches’ Datebook (these will range from 1999[1st year published] until 2019) for our upcoming Yule/Winter Solstice celebrations.
Today I pick a song whose melody is from my first winter school program where the teacher for some odd reason gave me a short solo. I hope this song or the melody will bring you fond memories from past winters or give you a new memory to think back on,
Tomorrow will feature a flash back to Yule from Llewellyn’s Witches’ Datebook 2000
I won’t keep you long just want to pass along some Mabon music for your listening pleasure.
And for those of you in the Southern Hemisphere I am sorry I got this up a day late for your Ostara. Better a day late than not at all so for your listening pleasure.
The reason I post that I’m not feeling well and not doing regular posts is So you don’t wonder where the posts are. I am taking another day to feel well enough to post.
Until next time we meet blessed be sisyers, brothers,and guests.
For your listening pleasure –
One of Coven Life’s Elders thought, and I agree, that we should post a survey to help us help you to teach your children about The Craft. If you do not want to put your answers in a comment below please email them to email@example.com, please include your child’s age so we can post information by age groups. This whole idea of helping you to help your children learn is in the planning stages any ideas and/or suggestions to make it how you think will help our descendants to learn are very welcomed.
If this song speaks to you in anyway and you feel comfortable doing so please share it with us. Thank you.
Blessed be sisters, brothers, and honored guests.
This month we are going to try a musical/sharing circle instead of someone leading us in the types of Esbat rituals we have been doing in the past. After the circle is opened please let us know if you would enjoy doing some more a little out of the witch’s standard rituals for our Esbat gatherings. We would like to do more Esbat gatherings where everyone attending can participate, unless it is for an initiation. So, to bring you the types or rituals and/or circles you want to learn more about we have to hear back from you to know what you want. Yes, I am the Priestess, and we have one active Priestess, and also Adepts that write and lead rituals but this coven and the type of things you want to know more about the variety of things you can do in a circle is a very important part of your novice, adept, and priestess lessons. So, please let your fingers do the talk in the comments or if you feel more comfortable send your ideas via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. As long as a ritual you would like to see done does not involve any type of dark magick I or Priestess Hypatia will be happy to help you write and lead the ritual. It does not matter what course you are taking novice, adept, or priestess you can either comment below or send an email about a topic for a sacred circle. The only exception to leading a ritual is you have to have already done the novices lesson on “What is an Esbat and actually write and performing an Esbat ritual” for your novice course lessons. If you have not gotten that far in your studies yet you can still submit a topic for an Esbat circle.
Playing a specific song with or without lyrics and/or using a drum, maracas or any type percussion instrument that has a steady, rhythmical sound to it can help you to go from being in the mundane, hectic everyday world into place of peace, quiet, reflection, and center you for magickal workings or even bring more power to the magick and/or spell you are doing.
An inexpensive way to make a drum and reuse what would otherwise be thrown away (they cannot be recycled because of the wax coating they have on them) use an empty cylinder-shaped oatmeal box by putting the lid on it and hit it rhythmically. To decorate it if you want to here is one idea on how to do it: take some copy paper or whatever kind of solid color paper you have and glue it to cover the writing on the oatmeal container. Let it sit out in the open for about 24 hours to make sure the glue is completely dry. Then decorate your drum to reflect you and your magickal/spiritual journey you are on. For the one or two sticks you can use to drum with these too can be decorated. People usually use some runes craved into the sticks and/or you can attach a string with bead and/or real bird feathers on one end of them.
Don’t have to time to create your drum than you could by one or just use a plastic bowl and wooden spoon to hit it with. Or just hit to sticks together or clap your hands to the beat of the music.
TUESDAY, JULY 16, 2019
Socializing starts at 6:00 PM CDT
CIRCLE IS CAST AT 7:00 PM CDT
Please do not enter the chat after 7:00 PM CDT. Thank you!
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
Something to use as a drum or percussion instrument
and/or enough room to dance around if you feel you want to
Sing along it doesn’t matter what your voice sounds like if you feel like sing with the song…go for it
A device that can play the “Grandmother” song found on youtube.com
A beverage for yourself and as an offering to the esoteric Grandmother
A small snack for yourself and as an offering to the esoteric Grandmother
LADY BELTANE: I walk this circle three times three in the direction the sunrises with the Maiden and Lad , Mother and Father and the Crone and Sage along be side of me. I ask Luna to put us in a dome. I ask Earth to come up to meet Luna so we reside in a bubble that is out of time and in between worlds.
EVERYONE: Please introduce yourself (first or Pagan name only) and tell us what state or country you are from
When everyone has their drum in hand and the video ready to play. Type in “ME” please.
LADY BELTANE will count down from 5 to 1. When she gets to 1 turn on the music and start getting the beat of your drum in time with the music and dance and sign or whatever you feel the Lord and Lady are leading you. Let your mind just wander wherever it wants to go. You may receive messages from your Spirit Guides and/or ancestors. If you do listen closely to what they say. This is also a type of meditation. When the song has ended, we will take a minute for those who went into a trance like state to fully come back.
LADY BELTANE: I will call on you one at a time to share the experience you had as you drummed and listen to the song.
EACH PERSON: Each when called upon to share will have between 2 to 3 minutes to share their experience in this circle. Lady Beltane ask that no one asks to be passed by when called upon to share. Every single persons experience is important and we may learn something new from you experience that we didn’t.
LADY BELTANE: I walk this circle three times three in the direction the sunsets with the Maiden and Lad , Mother and Father and the Crone and Sage along be side of me. Triple Goddess and God thank you for helping to protect us and joining our celebration this evening. I ask Luna to take the dome away above our heads. We thank you Luna for helping to protect us and joining our celebration I ask Earth lower yourself so we reside in a bubble that is out of time and in between worlds. Earth thank you for your help in protecting us and joining our celebration. I have brought us back into the physical plane with reside in.
Our circle is open but never broken. I send each of you blessings of love, joy, harmony, and peace.
Time to visit drink your beverage and eat your snack. Remember to save a sip or to of your beverage and a bite or two of your snack to take outside to give an offering of thanks to the goddesses and gods that were with us this evening/morning
Thank you for bearing with me taking yesterday off. I asked Sirona, Celtic healing Goddess, and Kwan Yin, oriental healing Goddess, to please help me to heal enough to get back to one of the most important things in my life. That being bring you the daily posts and other things of interest.
Today I am going to leave you to listen to a favorite song of mine I found jumping around on youtube.com while I get all the posts done for you. I hope you enjoy the song and hopefully feel the Goddess’ presences while listening to it. I wish you all a day with only positive experiences.