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)

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

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Beltane Spring Fair

This Sunday will be the Beltane Spring Fair.
Sunday, April 29th, 10am-5pm

There will be several speakers/presenters from authors to storytellers to a professional illusionist. over 20 tables of services, talents, crafts and more for this spring season. Come have a massage, get your cards read, pick up that perfect jewelry gift, find quilting fabric, taste delicious treats, discover plants and crystal art, find that new journal, join with wonderful world of magic and fountain pens... and so much more!

Don't forget that there will be a public ritual outside in the park at 2pm!! Dance the Maypole with the Montreal community!

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Spring is HERE!

Despite the warning of 20cm due to hit Montreal by April 4th, Spring is officially here.

It is time for spring cleaning, for purging the unwanted and unnecessary, to freshen things up and make room for a joyous spring and summer to come.

Here are some things to consider starting off your spring with:

- Spring Cleaning & House Blessing

- Blue Moon Esbat Ritual (for the rare things)

- Mapping out your garden on paper with what you want to grow (or planning the window planters if you do not have a garden space). You might want to consider registering t use a Community Garden space.

- Start indoor seeds for some of those plants

- Make a room-by-room wishlist of how you want each room to look and feel. This becomes the start of an action plan to manifest these changes.

- Do your annual taxes

- Consider the one most important thing that makes you silly happy (or three really is best because three is a magical number). Do them!

- Pick a day or a time that you declare is SACRED for you for self-care. Schedule it in your agenda and STICK TO IT.

- Come out to the Beltain/Spring Fair: attend the talks; go to the ritual; support the artisans

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Exploring the Elements

Join the CMS Level 1 students as they explore the Elements through their 6 senses. Learn the correspondences to these elements. Discover the altar tools that are associated with them. We will look at the meanings of various related symbols and the magic of colors.

Cost: $40

Preregister by Friday March 2nd.