Sunday, October 28, 2018

Spiritual Leadership Discussion

Tuesday, October 30th, 6-8pm
held in Argo Bookshop
1915 Ste. Catherine West, Montreal, Quebec H3H 1M3

CMS Favors some rare teas. For its most spiritual work, it uses Two Dove Silver Needle, the tea that will be served this evening.

Come share tea and discuss what Spiritual Leadership entails, what your expectations are, what the roles of leaders and especially spiritual ones are, and how to engage with them, be them, and self-care as one.

Bring: $5 and a sacred teacup

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:

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.

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

Online Registration is OPEN:

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.

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)

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.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

New for February

  Looking for something to do this weekend or next? Something to break of the winter blues... Join the CMS level 1 students in these interesting topics.
Feb. 18 – History, Nature & the Self
×          1pm: Intro to Pagan History II (Ethics, Redes, Charges) $20
×          2pm: Nature & Sustainability (connecting with nature, stewardship of the earth) $20
×          3pm: The Self (knowing yourself, knowing your personal energy) $20
Feb. 25 – Spirit & Sound 
×          1pm: Connecting to Spirit (improv & embodiment, music, dance, energy sensing) 2hrs - $30
×          3pm: Pagan Chants $20

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Late Registration & New Ideas

If you have been pondering joining us for the new session, we have extended registration thru to February 4th, 2018.

Due to a conference, teachers will be away for the first weekend of February and the class will begin on February 11th, 1-4pm.

Also open will be the possibility to attend just a selection of the classes for $20 each.
- Feb 11th, 2-3pm: Energy Basics (centering, grounding, breathwork, relaxation, meditation)
- Feb 11th, 3-4pm: Intro to Pagan History I (magic, paganism, witchcraft, wicca, people, beliefs, practices)

Or maybe you would like to attend the symposium after the class.
Feb. 11th, 4-5pm: Symposium about Love Magic and Valentines Traditions

Friday, January 12, 2018

Registration & Open House

Registration for Level 1 is open from now till the Open House on January 20th.



New session begins Sunday, February 4th, 1-4pm
Please note that we accept ONLY 10 students max in the class.

$150 every 6 weeks (3 payments)
includes three workbooks and reading material