Welcome to November and yes I’m late! Only because the Samhain season is one that requires a lot of attention and work! But it is wonderful work, the work of getting ready for the dark time of the year. It is a necessary time, one that allows us to rejuvenate through a long deserved rest.
The leaves are turning and the air is chilled and my thoughts turn to things like chili and stew. It is what comforts me in the dark of night when the wind is howling. But it isn’t just a matter of pulling around me the things the comfort; it is also a time for introspection and understanding. I look deep inside and between now and Yule begins to examine what has no longer become fruitful and alive. What is it that needs to be tilled into the soil of my soul in order to replenish the nutrients for rebirth.
There is always something that no longer serves. Whether that is an idea, feeling, relationship or old sweater there is always something that has lived its full life and now needs to be put behind us. So what is it you will discover this season of dark? Will you be able to part with what you discover no longer serves you? If not, how will that effect any new growth you hope to do?
What’s New in the Shop
Ritual in a Box
Last month I asked for ideas. Ideas that would help the shop grow and change as necessary with the clients that we serve and a beautiful thing emerged – the Ritual in a Box. So what is this? It is literally what it states. a complete ritual shipped to customers in a box – candles, incense,tools, ritual outline, callings, meditations or whatever else is required for the ritual. It is perfect for both the new and experienced person. So why this particular shift and how does it work? Anyone can order the Ritual in a Box. I encourage signing up for the monthly subscription rate of$35/month. This includes tax and shipping and is an automatic payment managed through PayPal. With the auto payment a ritual kit is sent for each full moon to perform a full moon ritual although you could modify it for just before or just after. I’ll be selling the kits individually as well,at a slightly higher price ($40) so I do encourage the monthly payment.
I’ll also be doing Ritual in a Box for the Great Days, the next being Yule, but will not be putting them in an auto pay format. The Great Day Rituals are a little more – $45 – but they are worth it.
The deadline for the next Ritual in a Box kits are:
Lunar Cycle– November 6th
Yule Ritual– December 1st
Each ritual outline is hand craft by me, Mary Hudson, High Priestess and Pagan Chaplain at Syracuse University, one of two such positions in the United States. I wanted you all to know that I was creating these personally so you know they are not canned or out of a book that are being copied. No, these are all me. So you can find them at <a>https://feydragon.wordpress.com/ritual-in-a-box-tm/</a>.
What’s Going On
November5th– Shamanic Healing Workshop cont. Shamanism,based on an ancient system of living in harmony with all of Nature, can provide you with enhanced abilities to heal and grow, to explore and connect to Self,Nature and Spirit.
This hands-on class will enrich your life with powerful techniques to aid in healing yourself and others. Open your perceptions while you explore the world of spirit, interact with your guides and fine-tune your intuition.
The use of audio recording devices will be permitted. For men and women, age 18and up. All religious & spiritual practices honored.
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm; Duration: 2 hours x 4 weeks
Tuition: $50.00 (covers all four weeks)
Class will be held over two days, November 23 and 24, from 11 am to 4 pm eachday.
Cost of the class is $150 and limited to 6 students. Deadline for enrollment is November 15. Enrollment must be accompanied by a $50 non-refundable deposit which is applied towards the class enrollment fee. Call <a>The Fey Dragon</a> at 315 216-4156 to make your reservation.
Tarot Share will be one day early this month (November 26th) due to Thanksgiving.
November 30th– Basic Wire Wrapping (2:00 – 4:30 pm). Participants will do hands on work to learn basic techniques for wrapping stones, crystals and most anything else. All materials will be provided and students will create a crystal pendant that they will keep for their own. Students can bring a stone or crystal if they wish to do extra practice.
Readers and Healers
Mary (that would be me) is available by appointment. I prefer mornings but can work with your schedule. I also do Tarot parties. Cost: Short reading – $30; Long reading – $60. Clergy services are also available – Call for pricing.
Robin Waterbury, a Reiki Master teacher, is available Wednesday and Fridays for healing sessions. All sessions$50. Robin also does Chakra balancing, Crystal Energy work and mini sessions.
Katie Morton, Katie will be giving readings by appointment and walk-in’s when available. Fee for her readings is $20.
Give us a call and make an appointment so that we might meet your needs.
The following events are scheduled for November, 2013:
6th – Pagan Social Hour (7-9 pm)
13th – All Things Divine (7-9 pm)
20th – Heathen Happy Hour (7-9 pm)
23-24th – Reiki Level I (11-4 Saturday and Sunday)
22th – Drum Circle (7-9 pm)
26th – Tarot Share (7-9 pm; $10 suggested donation, preregistration required)
28th – Closed for Thanksgiving
30th – Basic Wire Wrapping (2-4:30 pm, $20)
There may be some late scheduled in classes so watch our Facebook page to find out.