Friday, September 28, 2018

Wheel Turns

The wheel has turned to Mabon and is turning still as we move into October and towards Samhain. The moon shows its phases through the month.

Dark: Monday, October 8th
New Waxing: Thursday, October 10th
Full: Wednesday, October 24th

Samhain: Wednesday, October 31st

There will be news forthcoming about the public ritual for Samhain.

There will be a hosted meditation with Earth Dragon tea sometime in the month, and a Spiritual/Leadership Unicorn tea close to Samhain to honor the houses of Maplestone Academy. More news soon as locations get booked for these.

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Monday, August 27, 2018

Missed the Open House? Want to Register?

So, if you missed the Open House, but still want to register for the September session, YOU CAN! You can register online.

Online Registration is OPEN: 
https://crescentmoonschool.blogspot.com/p/registration.html

DEADLINE: September 3rd

Level 1 Classes will be:
Sundays 1-4pm
Starting September 9th (for 20 weeks)

Classes will be held in Encadrium for a larger space with incredible magical ambiance..

Friday, August 17, 2018

Open House & Registration

That time of year has come again! The Open House & Registration day for the new session of CMS. We have a special treat in store for you! We have often been asked if we would please be closer to a metro or closer to downtown. Now we ARE!! We have made arrangements with a small local book store to use their lounge in the back on Sundays.

OPEN HOUSE & REGISTRATION
Sunday, August 26th, 1-5pm
Argo Bookshop (1915 Ste. Catherine Ouest, Montreal, Quebec H3H 1M3)

Online Registration is OPEN: 
https://crescentmoonschool.blogspot.com/p/registration.html

FREE ACTIVITIES (details below)
Firecat Tea throughout the day (along with coffee for those who dislike tea).
1pm: Intro to Paganism
2:30pm: Sacred Writing
4pm: Green Dragon Tea Meditation (introduction to House Dragon and its related tea)

CMS Level 1
Sundays, 1-4pm, starting September 9th for approximately 20 weeks
$150 x3 installments every 6 weeks
includes workbooks x3
Textbook (True Magick by Amber K) available through Argo Bookshop

Argo Bookshop is Montreal's oldest English-language bookstore, and a fine one at that: "Where Montreal's Readers and Writers Gather". They host events throughout the months, including workshops, open mic readings, meet the authors, and more. It is a magical nook in the heart of Downtown Montreal with a little anti-cafe lounge in the back of the bookshop.


DETAILS FOR FREE ACTIVITIES AUGUST 26th
1pm: Intro to Paganism
What is Magic? What is Paganism? What is Witchcraft and Wicca? What are the basic beliefs and practices? These and many other questions will be answered in this short introduction

2:30pm Sacred Writing
The known sacred books of the world's various religions carry some very important messages for all. But that is not the only things of interest about sacred texts. What makes them sacred? How did they come to exist in the first place? Can we create our own sacred texts? What will make it sacred to us? Explore how simple changes in tools and writing styles can take the simple and make it sacred.

4pm: Dragon Tea Meditation
This is an introduction to House Dragon and its associated tea. Dragon's colors are green and gold. The element is earth. The sacred tool is the Golden Coin. Symbols connected with the Green Dragon include: dragons, coins, and trees. This meditation will help us find stability within ourselves, as well as strength. It will help us see our roots and the things that feed our souls and make us internally prosperous.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Firecat Tea & Fountain Pen Event


We have teamed up with Maplestone Academy & Thesaurus Tea for an amazing event involving a tea specially blended for one of the Maplestone houses to honor House Firecat, whose season this is.

CMS will share its magical love of quills and fountain pens and inks and paper. This is an open event for those interested in learning about fountain pens, discovering writing techniques and papers... and enjoying tea!

WHEN: Sunday, July 15th, 4-6pm
WHERE: Atelier Fiber Arts (3993 Rue Wellington, Verdun, Quebec H4G 1V6)

https://www.facebook.com/events/491838501235289/


Quill Kits ($30, contains feathers, inks, fountain pen, paper, and a wooden carry box), and you can buy the House Firecat Tea if you wish to have some to take home.

Feel free to bring your own quills, fountain pens, inks and papers to enjoy the fun with us.

Fountain pen enthusiasts can come for $5 and use this time as a meet'n'greet and enjoy the tea with us. Pay this at the door.

Children are welcome: Ages 8 and older

Event Fee is $20, Please get your tickets no later than July 13th!


 

Friday, June 22, 2018

July Ritual Hiatus

We apologize that for the month of July there will be no esbat rituals. The do not fall close enough to a Tuesday night when we have our location available. The times they do fall are times that the organizers are deeply involved in other events or are out of town.

Here is what you can consider and do for July:

Dark Moon
Thursday July 12th
Find a place outside that is natural and quiet. Allow yourself to be immersed in the silence to meditate and connect with nature and your inner self.

Full Moon (Lunar Eclipse)
Friday July 26th
Holly Tree of this full moon is about taking action, being a warrior, and taking spiritual steps forward. It is the Buck/Blessing Moon for engaging with the masculine and attending to physical needs both of the body of of your surroundings. As an eclipse, common no magical work is done, but you can certain make clear plans and gather your energy and courage to boldly act upon those plans.

July will host a variety of other events:

July 3rd: Basic Energy Workshop
July 15th: House Firecat Tea and Fountain Pens Event
July 17th: Stone Lore

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Summer Spiritual Focus

The summer is a tough time for scheduling anything with CMS. Most students (and teachers) are either away with family on various vacations or at one or more of the many summer festivals that happen throughout the summer.

However, some things are a strong focus. CMS has a commitment to provide esbat rituals (dark and full moon rituals) throughout the summer months. These rituals will be held Tuesday evenings 7pm (closest to the dark and full moon) at Atelier Fiber Arts.

Once a month will be a featured workshop or specialty: Energy Work, Stone Lore, Chakra specialty, etc. Watch for the July and August offers.

Other summer activities include our Open House at the end of August.

The new sessions of the CMS program begin after Labor Day. Registration will open July 15th when the schedule gets announced.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

May Flowers

April Showers Bring May Flowers...

The old adage holds true this year. April was very wet indeed! And now that the warm weather has manifested, we are starting to see the blooming of flowers in the gardens and of seedlings for those who grow their own foods and medicines.

Dark Moon and Full Moon rituals are starting back up this spring, along with some very exciting events. Here are the highlights:

Monday May 14th, 7-9pm: Dark Moon Esbat Ritual

Weekend May 19th & 20th, 12-5pm: Fiber Arts & Homemade Emporium Seedling Sale

Sunday May 20th, 4-6pm: Maplestone Academy House Owl Tea & Calligraphy Meetup

Tuesday May 29th, 7-9pm: Full Moon Esbat Ritual