Thursday, November 23, 2017

Yule Fair

Lo' and Behold! A Yule Fair is nearly upon us!

Yule Fair: Sunday December 3rd, 10am - 5pm, at the Montreal-West Curling Club

This year is exciting with new vendors you have never seen before and spirituality themed FREE talks all day. Come check out the Fairs Page for more details.


Crescent Moon School is preparing its new sessions for the 2018 year in a new location: Atelier Fiber Arts. On the horizon for the new year will be: Open House for CMS & Maplestone Academy, a monthly discussion over tea, workshops, and possibly even the rekindling of the Dark Moon Esbats.

Watch for news... or better yet, sign up for the newsletter by subscribing to the mailing list (there... on your right... see the sidebar?) to get all the news right in your inbox!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Mabon and Food

As the Fall Equinox approaches, we are reminded that this is the second and LARGEST of the harvest festivals (at least for the Montreal region of Quebec). Food is such an important part of rituals, especially sabbats like this one.

Sabbats are intended to be celebration days for the season and the gods (like the birthday of the gods related to that time of year), and thus not intended to be "magical working" days. Magical work is best saved for esbasts where they are intended. Who wants to work on their birthday anyhow!?! That said, we often celebrate with food. Within celebratory rituals is an aspect known often as "cakes and ale" (tho does not mean literally cake and ale). This is a part of the ritual where we commune with the gods. We offer them food and drink and share this with them.

Another important food-related aspect of ritual is the feast after a ritual. This is when everyone brings potluck food and drink to share. In our community, we also bring our feast gear (our own plates/bowls, cups/chalices, and utensils) as we are environmentally aware and perfectly capable of taking our own dishes home to wash rather that pollute Nature with our trashy disposables. This feast is critical energetically to help ground and rebalance everyone after a ritual. It is also a time for socializing and networking among community members.

Mabon (Autumn/Fall Equinox) is when we harvest the majority of the grains (wheat, barley, oats), later vegetables (beans, early squashes, eggplant, zucchini, and root vegetables like: onions, radishes, carrots, potatoes, turnips, beets), early tree fruits (plums, pears, nectarines, peaches), late berries (currents, gooseberries, elderberries), nuts of all kinds, lettuces, cabbages, spinach, and grapes for wine. There are so many things that can be made with such a HUGE harvest!

When planning your next attendance to a Mabon sabbat ritual, consider the harvest foods related to the holiday and try your best to put some effort into making something hearty.

~ Scarlet

PS. My plan for Mabon (which I will celebrate on Saturday) is to make buttered nuts and barley (with some mushrooms on the side because the hubby hates mushrooms), roasted garlicky mixed root veggies, beef/potato hash with onions.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Registration & Exams

We are revving up for the new sessions! The room is getting an overhaul and we are opening up for new registrations for all levels.

Level 1 provides a foundation.
Level 2 builds on that foundation and gives the needed correspondences.
Level 3 pulls together the knowledge of levels 1 & 2 for application in magic and spellcrafting.
Level 4 delves deeper for those looking to deeply walk their spiritual path or lead others.

If you think you can skip level 1 or level 2, there is an exam that you can take for each level for $50. If you do not pass the exam, then that $50 will be applied to that level's tuition.

Contact us to register or to take an exemption exam.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Registration is OPEN!

Crescent Moon School (CMS) has been teaching people for 22 years now. WOW! During the summer, we run specialty programs like: Chakra Specialty, Warrior Overview Specialty, Apothecary Specialty, and more. We start the new session of Levels 1 through 4 in September.

Registration for the Levels 1 through 4 are open as of TODAY!
Level 1 will be held Sundays 10am-1pm starting September 10th.
Levels 2-4 are arranged privately according to the schedules of teachers and the returning students.

To register for Level 1, go HERE:

The next specialty program available is the Apothecary Intensive. It is open to all levels.

Sundays, August 6, 13, 20, 27, 2-6pm

The apothecarian has always been an important role in our society from the wise people of olden days to the pharmacists today. We go to them for advice, for remedies to physical, mental, and spiritual ailments. They listen, counsel, and provide spells and/or rituals as the need arises. Sometimes they make the potions you need. But what goes into such training?

Session 1 - Histoty, Lore, & Energy Work
Session 2 - Counselling, Diviantion, & the Law
Session 3 - Spellcrafting, Ritual Crafting, Components, & Timing
Session 4 - Measureing, Blending, & Thematic Practicum

Bring every class: notebook
Bring to Session 4: a collection of jars & bottles of various sizes from 5ml to mason size), ziplocks, mortar & pestle

COST: $300 or $100/class (Includes supplies)

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 Québec

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).

Friday, May 12, 2017

Methods of Scrying

DATE: Saturday, May 27th,  12-5pm

Scrying is a form of Divination, gazing into something to see beyond... to see the mysteries... to see the answers. It is a way of connecting with the gods and spirits, or even our higher selves.

On this day, there will be hourly presentations and discussions of various scrying methods.

COST: $15/hr or $50 for the day (enter amount here:

12pm - Tapping into Intuition
1pm - Fire Scrying
2pm - Water Scrying
3pm - Wax scrying
4pm - Crystal Scrying

Friday, April 14, 2017

Beltain Fair Weekend!

Beltain Spring Fair:
The Ephemeral Market of Maplestone Academy

This year, the Ephemeral Market will open to the public (the muggle/mundane world AND the witch/wizard/magical world).

DATE: Saturday & Sunday April 29/30, 2017

CMS-Passages, 6575 Somerled #204, 2nd floor, NDG, QC, H4V 1T1
12pm - Tea & Coffee will be available from this point on ($1 per cup donations please) 
12 - 4pm - Private Readings by Erica Glaser ($40 per 30min ticket) 
4-5pm - Harry Potter and Defense Against the Dark Arts for Pagans (FREE)
5-6pm - Dinner with our Guest (come join us!)
6:30pm - Tea by Thesaurus Tea

7pm - Erica Glaser speaks on Learning How to Perform the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram (LBRP) ($50 per ticket)

Erica Glaser
She was one of the staff members at Le Melange Magique. She was well-known there for her readings, oil blend, spellcrafting advice, translating Hebrew on talismans, and teaching about ceremonial magick, as well as being a great connaisseur of tea! Now she lives in Toronto and works at the Toronto Occult Shop. She still incorporates Tea, gives advice, and blends herbs and potions. She is also an artist as Smiling Wolf Art.

Tickets for Readings: $40 per 30min reading
Learning how to Perform the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram (LBRP): $50
In this workshop we will be learning how to perform the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram as well as some of it's visualizations and symbolism. The LBRP is a powerful Qabbalistic and Ceremonial banishing and protection ritual that uses divine and
angelic energies to remove influences from your sphere.

Montreal-West Curling Club, 17 Ainsley, 3rd floor, Montreal-West, QC, H4X 1K4
10am-5pm : Ephemeral Market is open to the public
12-1pm : Crookshanks & Hedwig-Magical Familiars & How to Connect with Them by Erika Glaser
1-2pm : Maplestone Academy presentation by teachers and students
2-3pm : Public Beltain Ritual in Davies Park

SUGGESTED DONATION: $5 (fundraising to bring in Judika Illes for Yule)

- Le Melange Magique: Magical Supplies
- Thesaurus Tea: tea
- Crescent Moon School: Info & wood crafts & books
- Maplestone Academy: info & school supplies
- GUEST: Eri: art & readings
- Wizard Craft Academy: wands & notebooks, etc.
- Heartfelt Hollow: clothing
- Kamy of Montreal Medium: jewelry & readings
- Aurora of Soulful Traveler: readings
- Fox & Fur: Jewelry & crafts
- Morrigane: prayer beads & crafts
- Nina: photography & journals
- Valerie Schoof: baked goods, skin products, coffee
- Missoui Studio: blown Glass
- Marie-Anne Poulin: massotherapie
- Marie Donaldson of Elfe Apothecaire: Magical Supplies
- Witches Creations: Magical Supplies
- Vikki Walker: candles
- Jason: books of shadows
- Nixsy: naturopathy, reflexology Nutrition & healing products
- Deb: Therapeutuc Touch & Singing Bowls

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

April 1st - April Fools Day

The History Channel has a great little bit of information about April Fools Day which seems to start as early as the 1500's but was more official in England in 1700 when court fools played pranks on each other on this day and made it an annual event.

Now we try to play early pranks on our friends and family, though it is said that by noon, all the magic of pranking must end. Prank for fun everyone. But please, do not be mean. There should be laughter for all on this day not tears.

In light of the theme of fools, pranksters and tricksters, We will have a special workshop on Trickster/Teachers hosted by Robyn.

Saturday, April 1st, 12-2pm
​Coyote, Morrigan, Loki, Maui, Anansi.. Perhaps you've heard the legends, but have you ever wondered how (or WHY??) one might go about the worship of a Divine Trickster? Join this workshop ​to learn more about their role among the other gods, as well as what one might do if called to serve them. Stories, spiritual practices, and laughs guaranteed!
COST: $40 (pay via paypal:

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Merry Ostara & End of March Activities

Many blessings this Ostara.
Paint eggs, eat eggs, look of the meaning of the rabbit. We are at the Spring Equinox as last and can see the light finally having a significant presence in our day.

If you have not signed up for our newsletter, please do so as the next one comes out on March 29th.
Here is what is left of the March Activities. Hope to see you at some of them:

TEA & TAROT (with Aurora North)
Monday, March 20th, 7-10pm
Cost: $40
For more information and to register:

Tuesday, March 21st, 6:30-9:30pm
Cost: $20
For more information and to register:

Wednesday, March 22nd, 7-8:30pm
Cost: $15
For more information and to register:

Thursday, March 23rd, 8-10pm
Cost: $35
For more information and to register:

Saturday, March 25th, 1-6pm
Discover the many ways to heal yourself from various methods of therapy, to creative means to tap our inner selves and our own creative spark, to reiki and massotherapy and more. Meet with various healers and make connections with their for when you need healing.
COVER CHARGE DONATION: $5 (at the door)

DARK MOON RITUAL (by Sophia Rising)
Sunday, March 26th, 7-9pm
Dark Moons are a time of no visible moon in the sky, a time to contemplation and introspection. During these esbats, we permit ourselves time to be with ourselves, connect with the Dark Divine and the Raven Totem. We take the opportunity to release that which we do not need, and in the silence to listen to the wisdom we do need for the coming month.
*Please bring your own mug for tea

Tuesday, March 28th, 6:30-9:30pm
Cost: $20
For more information and to register:

Mecredi, le 29 mars, 19h-21h30
Pour informations et pour enregistrer:

Thursday, starting March 30th, 6-10pm (once a month for 3 months)
Cost: $615 (or $215 per month, 1/5 the original cost of $3000)
The course is suitable for ANY business, but it includes some extra tips for spiritually based businesses. Business marketing for pagans, spiritual workers, healers, and psychics!
For more information and to register:

- Jewelry Making with Kamy
- Divine Tricksters with Robyn
- Stone Lore with Scarlet

Monday, March 13, 2017

St-Patrick's Weekend

Happy St-Patrick's Day this Friday March 17th.

This weekend is all about money, prosperity and preparing for spring. Time to start Spring Cleaning as the Spring Equinox approaches. What will you plant this Spring? We are planting the seeds for community development, as well as tomatoes, lettuce, lavender, and basil.

Friday, March 17th at 7-9pm: Prosperity Magic
Everyone wants more luck, more money, more prosperity in their lives. Let us work together this evening to create what we need for our own prosperity magic. May the Luck'o'the Irish be with us today! Happy St-Patrick's Day!
*Special gift for those who register by March 25th*
Saturday, March 18th at 205pm: Public Ostara Sabbat Ritual
Studio 303, 372 Ste-Catherine West, Montreal QC, H3B 1A2

Sunday, March 19th at NOON: St-Patrick's Parade
Downtown Montreal, along St-Catherine Street West, starting Fort Street.
Sunday, March 19 at 1-4pm: House Cleansing & Protecting (Smudging 101)
This is by Nutopia. Please see the Facebook Event for more details as this is not with CMS.

Sunday, March 19th at 2-4pm: Herb Lore
Herbs have been used in food, tea, and healing for centuries. Every plant carries energies and stories, used in lore and myth to represent deities or as offerings or gifts. In this class we will look at 20 different herbs, both common and uncommon. We will touch on how to dry them or prepare them for you, how to honor the spirit of the plants from which they come, and how to be safe with them.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Tea & Talk Witches Style!

Welcome to the first Witchy Tea Party... This will occur on the second Sunday of every month ...
This is a Tea and Talk in the afternoon. Come for tea and gather to talk on various community subjects within Paganism, Wicca, witchcraft, etc. This used to be known as the monthly Monday Discussions that were so popular several years ago. Attendees will vote on two topics for the afternoon. Here are some topics that will get discussed over tea and treats:

  • Being better role models
  • Documenting our Paganism for the future
  • Crime & Punishment
  • Mediation
  • Mental Illness
  • Clergy Burnout
  • Finding Meaning in the "Empty World"
  • Hospice & the Aged (Honoring Elders)
  • Caring for the Elders
  • Honoring Ancestors
  • Myth as Guide
  • Pagan Sacred Canon
  • Connecting more with the General Public (Networking)
  • Sharing Paths/Traditions through Public Ritual
  • Revitalizing Community Interest
  • Financial Struggles & How to work Around them
  • Community Supporting Community
  • Religious Tolerance & Discrimination in media and the world
  • Dealing with Predators (sexual & otherwise)
  • Inspiring & Keeping Volunteers
  • Faith vs Secular World
  • Mentoring Next Leaders
  • Having Fun without Losing Respect
  • Renting Spaces & Insurances (The Burden Organizers Bear)
  • Ritual Magic vs Ritual Performance
  • Financing Community Centers and Events
  • Getting people to show up, drawing in clients
  • Self-Care & Burnout Prevention
  • Teaching/Learning beyond Paganism 101 Material
  • Too Many Events? or More Diversity/Options?
  • Ritual Aftercare for Leaders (and participants)
  • Appropriation, Misappropriation, and Syncretism
  • Specialization & Credibility
  • Warriors
  • Gender Diversity & Fluidity
Please bring your favorite teacup (the fancier the better) and be ready to tell us all about it!

Cost - $10 (includes unlimited tea, good conversation, and treats)

Sign up here:

Wednesday, March 1, 2017


Saturday, March 11th, 1-6pm
Come out and support others in our community! Au Chat Noir is liquidating all her shop's beautiful Pagan items so that she can easily leave Montreal for new role in academic studies.
Samedi, le 11 mars, 13h00-18h00
LIQUIDATION! Votre chère propriétaire, SanguisDea, quitte la métropole pour ses études et la boutique a besoin de s'alléger! Prix de lot, réduction et consultation (divination) sur place seulement!



Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Promised new photos

This is the first wave of setting up for the space. We are up and running with SO MUCH! Check out our events & activities and our new partners!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

New Location!

We have moved into our new location. 
We are now at 6575 Somerled #204 (second floor) on the corner of Cumberland. 

Atlas Pizza is right below us. EcoQuartier  lives in the same building and they have amazing workshops that would interest many of you. We will try to get a list. Metro Grocer is in the next block west of us and Dollarama is 2 blocks east of us. Lots of restaurants and a depanneur are in the first floor of our building.

There are several buses that you can take to get to us:
51 from Snowdon to the corner of Fielding and Cumberland (one block north of us)
102 from Vendome to Sumerled, get off at either the Dollarama or the Metro Grocer
104 or 138 from Atwater to corner of Somerled and Cavendish.

Here is a picture before we moved our stuff in. After pictures will come next week once we set up and are satisfied with the new layout.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

CMS Open House & Registration

Sunday, January 29th, 12-5pm
Welcome to the Open House. Meet with both teachers and students. See what students of CMS have done over the year and register for the February Level 1 bilingual session. See three 1-hr presentations from three different alternative healers. Enjoy tea from Thesaurus Tea.

Cost: $5 per presentation
- 1:00pm - Alan Legault of Hypno-horizon - speak on Hypnotherapy (English)
- 14h00 - Marie-Anne Poulin - Présentation sur Massage thérapeutique (en français)
- 3:00pm - Robyn Stroll of Montreal Reiki - speaking on Reiki (English)

CMS Level 1 Program
$150 every 6 weeks (3 payments)
starting February 5th (10am-1pm every Sundays for 21 weeks)

Or you can register for CMS at

Visit us & lend your support. Find out the news about OUR NEW LOCATION !
See the list of activities for February and register early to save your place in any of them.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Changes & Grace

It is with great disappointment that we must announce that we will be leaving the Rectory as of February 2017. We have made some fond memories there and set some solid groundwork toward building a strong community space for workshops, events and rituals. This past Friday, January 6, 2017, we were given notice that we will need to leave our stay at the Rectory, due to some very awful miscommunications that led to a lot of anger on the part of the Anglican Diocese of Montreal. Ultimately it was their decision, and not that of the church from whose Rectory we have been operating, that we needed to leave.

We would like to be clear that the matter of our leaving is not a case of Christians vs Pagans. It is a matter of human error. Please be kind and understanding to everyone involved on both sides of this situation. Please do not make this situation into a “Hot Cause” to fight for. The decision for us to leave was made to try to keep things from getting out of hand and to try to ensure no one is hurt moving forward. Rather than fight to stay where we are not welcome, we would like to move forward peacefully, with dignity, and respect for our present hosts who have been perfectly lovely with us to this point.

Rest assured that all the fun and exciting events we had planned to happen throughout the month of January are still ongoing. We hope that you are still as interested in joining us now, as you were just a few days ago, and that you will show your love by way of presence and participation in as much as you are able.

That said, we would like everyone to keep 2017 positive: Let’s transform all our energies into a positive force for community collaboration. This is the time to come together with sharp eyes and ears, with generosity, with hard working hands, and with patient and loving hearts. Lend us your support to help us keep the thriving and growing community we have worked to create going in a new space; one where we will ensure that from the very beginning we are understood, accepted, and that we intend to remain rooted in for a long time to come.