On the longest night of the year of 2016, the Winter Solstice, 637 Pagans and Kindred Spirits gathered at the Tequesta Drum Circle for drumming, dancing, and ritual. I was honored to lead the ritual. In this first part, the opening ritual and the spiritual message are presented.
Join the Circle of Isis Rising on Saturday, September 19, 2015 as we celebrate Mabon, the Autumn Equinox! This is the time when light and darkness are balanced on Mother Earth with the light giving way to the dark part of the year that is approaching. This Sabbat will be dedicated to, Carlos Ferret, who recently crossed to the Summerland.
The Sabbat celebration will be held in the dining hall at Camp Greynolds, 18601 NE 22 Avenue, North Miami Beach, FL 33160.
Camp Greynolds is not in Greynolds Park. Directions from I-95 – take Miami Gardens Drive to NE 22nd Ave. Make a left onto NE 22nd Ave. The gate for Camp Greynolds will be on your right, just past the bus stop.
We begin gathering at 6 PM with ritual starting around 7 PM. After the ritual, enjoy an evening of music, fellowship, and a potluck meal. Bring your favorite dish to share. Come dressed in ritual robes or comfortable clothing. We ask for a minimum $13 donation.
Do you know why black and orange are the colors of Halloween? The ever popular date of October 31st is also the time of the Pagan holiday known as Samhain. This is when we honor our ancestors, both human and animal, who have cross to the other side.
One of the first steps to acquiring knowledge of the Old Religion is to understand the magick of colors. Each color vibrates towards different qualities. Here is the explanation of why the colors black and orange are the colors of Halloween, the colors of Samhain.
Black is the neutrality that has yet to be molded. It is the absence of all color. Black can remove negative vibrations as well as create negative vibrations. It is considered a holy color, which is very useful in magick. Black is not influenced by any qualities, other than that of the will. The power to transcend realms is why black is one of the colors of Halloween. It is a color ruled by the planet Saturn, the planet of karma and time.
Orange is the color of Mercury, the planet of communications. It opens doorways to bring minds together, both spiritually and physically. This is the reason why orange is the other color for Halloween; it makes communication possible between the realm of the living and the realm of spirits. Orange is also the color of attraction, which could be considered the color of magnetics. 🙂
Information is from Sandra’s book, “Magicka Formulairia” and is available at amzn.to/1a9HCtL
If you live in the South Florida area, hope to see you this Sunday, April 28, 2013, at Noon for the Beltane Sabbat with the Religious Order of the Circle of Isis Rising. Join us as we journey to Greynolds Park in North Miami to celebrate the Wiccan Sabbat. This can be a fun and spiritual adventure! Beltane marks the beginning of summer and the reign of Goddess. It celebrates fertility, sensuality, and life! Arrive at noon for a “Meet and Greet”. The ritual will begin at 1 p.m. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a dish to share in our picnic after the ritual! The ritual will be conducted in a secluded area near our pavilion. There will also be dancing around the Maypole so bring your dancing feet and/or your favorite instrument to join in the fun. Location is Shelter #6 at Greynolds Park, 17530 West Dixie Hwy, North Miami Beach, Fl 33160. We ask for a $7 donation to help cover the costs of renting the pavilion. Guests under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information call (305) 265-2228.