Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Canada Day Weekend

Canada is 150 years old this July 1st !!

Canada is a mosaic of many cultures and religions. It has always embraced this diversity and is an example of how diversity can and is celebrated and welcomed. Paganism is also a broad faith full of diversity to be celebrated. Here is some lore about Canada:

The name “Canada” likely comes from the Huron-Iroquois word “kanata,” meaning “village” or “settlement.” In 1535, two Aboriginal youths told French explorer Jacques Cartier about the route to kanata; they were actually referring to the village of Stadacona, the site of the present-day City of Qu├ębec

Meaning behind our Canadian Flag:
The red symbolizes the Canadian sacrifices during World Wars.
The white symbolizes peace, tranquility, neutrality and impartiality.
The maple leaf honors the recognition of the edible qualities of maple sap.

Maple has the following magical properties:
Love, spiritual healing & comfort, moon magic, water magic, soothing the psyche, handfasting, gentleness, endurance, compassionate communication, knowledge, beauty, safe travels, longevity, abundance, generosity, practicality, balance, durability.


Saturday, July 1st3-5pm,  $40 (supplies included)
Discover the symbols and meanings of the 13 Celtic Sacred Trees. Make your own simple starter Ogham Divination set. Learn how to divine with these trees and how to incorporate them into a monthly routine of sacred rituals.

Sunday, July 2nd,  10am-12pm  $50 (supplies included)

Calligraphy and brush painting are two excellent ways to add style and flare to any Book of Shadows or written spell work. In this workshop you will explore several forms of calligraphy, as well as try your hand at traditional brush painting techniques. Supplies for the class are included.

Sunday, July 2nd1-3pm  $40 (Includes vocabulary/grammar handouts)
Using another language brings an air of mystery and power to any ritual. Learn some of the vocabulary and grammar needed to create quarter calls and dismissals, circle casting/decasting and blessing people. Latin is considered a "dead" language as no one actively uses it, which makes it ideal for ritual use or even for regular use in your Book of Shadows as a magical secret language (team this up with a magical script for greater secrecy of your sacred book).

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