November Winds

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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?

Blessings,

Mary

 

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&gt;.

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)

 

November23rd/24th – Reiki Level I. Receive your Reiki Level I training and attunement with Robin Waterbury of Ahhh Reiki.

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.

Cost: $20

Please Pre-register

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.

 

Upcoming Schedule

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.

 

 

July Monthly Musings

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It’s Our Anniversary

Two short years ago this store was a dream about to become reality.  Yes, two years ago we opened our doors on July 26th our doors opened and The Fey Dragon was embraced by all of you!  

It has been an amazing journey meeting many new friends along the way and adventures that make me smile all the time.  A few of the discoveries along the way include finding a tombstone in the back (and subsequently its story), learning this was the tombstone maker’s shop location, that you can do drum circles in tight spaces, that a goddess in the window can give peace to many, that family forms from strange ties, that bake sales are a good thing, the “boys” like to drink a lot, varying religions really can get along quiet well, when you need help the gods provide, there is always the right book/stone/candle/smile/word of encouragement to be had, and most importantly – everyone is welcome here.  They are welcome to teach, to rest, to heal the soul or whatever else the day may need.

 So today I say thank you for making the last two years a couple of the best roller coaster ride I’ve ever had.  And to my husband Bill… you are my hero.

 Blessings,

 M

 

New in the Store

 Sky Lanterns are back and only $6.  Trust me, they are huge and in a variety of colors.  You might want one for your weekend celebrations regardless of whatever else that might entail.  

 Fred Soll incense is back in the house as of next week.  All the scents you love from the best incense maker in the world.  Yes I said it because I believe it.  

 We also have some wonderful herbal dream pillows now available.  Handcrafted locally for your sleeping pleasures.

 

What We are Doing

 July 12th – Its Reiki and Reading night.  That’s right, the second Friday of the month filled with reiki and tarot specials. Tarot readings will be at a special rate of $20 for 15 minutes, reiki will be the same – $20 for 15 minutes of healing. The fun goes from 6 – 8 pm.  If you have wanted to see what a reading or a reiki treatment was about but didn’t want to put out the price of a full whatever, this is the time to come and see what you think!  No appointments will be necessary, just stop in and tell us what you are looking for.

 July 13th – 22nd – Closed for Sirius Rising Festival.  We will be travelling to the Sirius Rising festival near Sherman, NY during this time.  Yes we will be vending, but hey, this is my vacation too!  Come see Bill and I if you are there.  We will reopen on Tuesday July 23rd.

 July 27th – Wholly Education (Health Coaching).  This is a free seminar/workshop regarding living a healthy life through food and lifestyle choices.  Come and listen to Jody Brown about what this can mean to you. (2-4 pm)

July 30th – August 27th – Paganism 101, An Introduction to Paganism. ($75 for the entire 5 week course)  An introduction to neo-paganism, its practices, history, energy work and other aspects for the person interested in paganism or starting on a pagan path.

 July 31th – Tarot Share (7-9 pm).  This is going to be an ongoing event offered to our wonderful customers.  This is be for individuals who read tarot, maybe for a long time maybe not, but feel that they would like to practice and learn more. This isn’t for professionals but for those that have no real outlet to practice and develop their craft.  It is a chance to read for someone you don’t know, to exchange thoughts and ideas, work through challenges and ask questions.

 The event is limited to 10 people and a suggested donation of $10 is requested.

 

Upcoming events –

 August 17th and 18th – Raven and Stephanie Grimassi.

 August 17th – THE FULL MOON IN WITCHCRAFT

 The full moon has always evoked a sense of the mystical.  Why do we gaze at the moon, and what is that calls to us in the moon’s light?  Come and discover why witches gather beneath the full moon.  Learn about the connection between the moon and the ritual circle. Discover the inner the teachings about the moon and its role in birth, life, death, and renewal.

 This class will include a talk on the magic of moonlight, the role of the goddess of Witchcraft, and the connection of the Underworld theme.  Also included is a guided imagery journey designed to link with the mystical essence of the Full Moon.

 2 hour workshop with a 10 minute break in the middle. Time for Q & A will be provided.

Begins at 2pm; Cost $30/person.

 August 18th – Personal Readings by Raven and Stephanie

 Raven and Stephanie Grimassi will be doing readings for individuals on Sunday, July 1st from 11 am – 4 pm.  You must make a reservation in advance.  The readings will be done by Raven and Stephanie in tandem for the individual so you gain the perspective of both during your visit.

 Make sure to make your appointment for this unique opportunity.

 Cost: $60/ 30 minute reading.  

 Reservations must be made in advance for either event and include a 50% deposit.

 November/December – Patricia Lafayllve book signing and workshop.

 As always let me know what you would like to have offered at the Dragon and we will see if we can find a teacher to accommodate your desires.

 

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.

 Katie Morton, an apprentice reader who will be working to enhance her craft and gain experience.  Katie will be giving readings by appointment and walk-in’s when available.  Because she is an apprentice the fee for her readings will be less: $20.

 Give us a call and make an appointment so that we might meet your needs.

 

Upcoming Schedule

 The following events are scheduled for July, 2013:

 3rd – Pagan Social Hour (7-9 pm)

4th – Closed for the 4th

10th – All Things Divine (7-9 pm)

12th – Reiki and Reading night (6-8 pm)

13th-22nd – Closed for Sirius Rising Festival

24th – Heathen Happy Hour (7-9 pm)

27th – Wholly Education, Health Coaching (2-4 pm)

30th – Introduction to Paganism, Week 1 (7-9 pm; $75 for the course)

31st – Tarot Share (7-9 pm; $10 suggested donation, preregistration required)

 

June Montly Musings

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Honoring the Past

It seems odd to be talking about honoring the past at this time of year.  We are suppose to look to the new, the bursting growth that is all around us.  But in the shop there is something a little different.  It is the tombstone for Marianne.  That’s right a tombstone.  If you haven’t been in the shop or heard the story, the stone came with the space.  No one knew it was there, but sure enough it was in the way back storage area.  It seemed a little odd at first but then we found out why.  You see, The Fey Dragon occupies the same space as the tombstone maker use to.  That is right, the metaphysical store is in the tombstone makers shop.  But the story doesn’t end there.One of our customers and friends decided to do some research.  Marianne apparently was the wife of the tombstone maker.  She died at the age of 60 and we have found her final resting place.  She has a grave marker that matches the rest of the family so this must have been one that broke and was subsequently replaced.  But still, why honor the past now.  Why not do it during Samhain.  Well that is simple – she died on June 1, 1850.So for us it is a time to remember with joy the past that has helped shape us.  It isn’t the same as Samhain but it is a thought that the ancestors are with us all the time and help us smile and enjoy the growth that we are experiencing.  Remember the past is what made you who you are today.  It works the ground of your soul so that the seeds of the future turn into beautiful flowers.  So think about yesterday and remember it fondly.  Even If it was a “bad” day it gave you the perspective of how wonderful today can be.
Blessings,
M

New in the Store

We have some guests this month, well for the next few weeks.  Spending about 5 weeks here in Oswego are Jacquelyn Cuyler and Rob Wright.  Jacquelyn  is an Intuitive Medium who practices Vajra Reiki, does Past Life Analysis, Karma Charts, Dragon Oracle readings and a whole lot more.  Rob is a Shamanic healer and author who offers shamanic healins, reiki, reflexology, and guided meditations.  They will be taking appointments for any and all of these services during the month of June and the beginning of July.  They will then depart to North Carolina and then Europe for Rob’s book release.

If you are interested in any of their offerings or to make an appointment just give us a call.

What We are Doing

June 9th – Climbing in Tibet. This is a presentation of one man’s experience and spiritual transformation while climbing the mountains of Tibet.  Ron will be sharing his photographs and experiences with all that wish to hear.  (1-3 pm; no fee)
June 14th – Its Reiki and Reading night.  That’s right, the second Friday of the month filled with reiki and tarot specials. Tarot readings will be at a special rate of $20 for 15 minutes, reiki will be the same – $20 for 15 minutes of healing. The fun goes from 6 – 8 pm.  If you have wanted to see what a reading or a reiki treatment was about but didn’t want to put out the price of a full whatever, this is the time to come and see what you think!  No appointments will be necessary, just stop in and tell us what you are looking for.
June 15th – Closed. Family wedding to attend.
June 21st – Closing early (5 pm) for Summer Solstice celebration.
June 23rd – Magic of Laughter (2-4 pm; $8) Come and enjoy a workshop on laughter and its place in magic. Find out how to put it into your workings and how it can benefit both you and those around you.
June 26th – Tarot Share (7-9 pm).  This is going to be an ongoing event offered to our wonderful customers.  This is be for individuals who read tarot, maybe for a long time maybe not, but feel that they would like to practice and learn more. This isn’t for professionals but for those that have no real outlet to practice and develop their craft.  It is a chance to read for someone you don’t know, to exchange thoughts and ideas, work through challenges and ask questions.
The event is limited to 10 people and a suggested donation of $10 is requested.

Upcoming events –

August 17th and 18th – Raven and Stephanie Grimassi.
August 17th – THE FULL MOON IN WITCHCRAFT

The full moon has always evoked a sense of the mystical.  Why do we gaze at the moon, and what is that calls to us in the moon’s light?  Come and discover why witches gather beneath the full moon.  Learn about the connection between the moon and the ritual circle. Discover the inner the teachings about the moon and its role in birth, life, death, and renewal.

This class will include a talk on the magic of moonlight, the role of the goddess of Witchcraft, and the connection of the Underworld theme.  Also included is a guided imagery journey designed to link with the mystical essence of the Full Moon.
2 hour workshop with a 10 minute break in the middle. Time for Q & A will be provided.
Begins at 2pm; Cost $30/person.
August 18thPersonal Readings by Raven and Stephanie
Raven and Stephanie Grimassi will be doing readings for individuals on Sunday, July 1st from 11 am – 4 pm.  You must make a reservation in advance.  The readings will be done by Raven and Stephanie in tandem for the individual so you gain the perspective of both during your visit.

Make sure to make your appointment for this unique opportunity.

Cost: $60/ 30 minute reading.

Reservations must be made in advance for either event and include a 50% deposit.

November/December – Patricia Lafayllve book signing and workshop.
As always let me know what you would like to have offered at the Dragon and we will see if we can find a teacher to accommodate your desires.

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.

Katie Morton, an apprentice reader who will be working to enhance her craft and gain experience.  Katie will be giving readings by appointment and walkin’s when available.  Because she is an apprentice the fee for her readings will be less: $20.

Give us a call and make an appointment so that we might meet your needs.

Upcoming Schedule

The following events are scheduled for June, 2013:

5th – Pagan Social Hour (7-9 pm)
9th – Climbing in Tibet (1-3 pm)
12th – All Things Divine (7-9 pm)
14th – Reiki and Reading night (6-8 pm)
19th – Heathen Happy Hour (7-9 pm)
23rd – Magic of Laughter ( 2-4 pm; $8)
26th – Tarot Share (7-9 pm; $10 suggested donation, preregistration required)
28th – Drum Circle (7-9 pm)

There may be some late scheduled in classes so watch our Facebook page to find out.

May Monthly Musings

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wordpress pictureMay Flowers

May is here and the flowers are coming up all over the place.  What an amazing paint that the mother uses to color our world.  I can only be thankful for the landscape of beauty as she washes across the fields with the brush stroke of petals.  I love the flowers, yes even through allergies, because they feed the bees.  The bees then turn around and spread their joy to all the other plants – the apple trees, berry bushes, vegetable gardens and on and on we go.  All those beautiful plants feed us and the animals around us bring to full circle the cycle that is the seasons and our life.

I enjoy this time of year.  I am out in the trees and the sun and yes, even my non-tan legs will be getting a little color to them soon.  Festivals are beginning, I’ll be at some and not at others.  Things begin to get busy but remember to stop and appreciate what the earth has done for you.  She has given you a beautiful, natural painting to appreciate and enjoy.  It changes every day so appreciate it every day and know that it is only as wonderful as you believe it to be.

Blessings,

M

New in the Store

It isn’t so much what is new as what is going to be missing.  Xavier is graduating from SUNY Oswego and will be returning to his home.  I knew this time would come and we would miss him tremendously, I just wish the time hadn’t come so quickly.  So if you can stop in and say hello to him this week or next.  He will be here on Wednesdays and Fridays for his final two weeks of living in Oswego.  It is a sad day in the shop for sure.

What We are Doing

May 5thOpening late. We will be opening at noon today.

May 9th and 11th Advanced Spellcrafting is the class of the day!  I’ve been asked to do this on several occasions but needed to determine how the class would work.  I mean every last one of you has a different interest in how this should go.  So here it is: the 9th (7-9 pm) will be an evening of review of the basics and a discussion on different spellcrafting techniques.  Included in that will be a discussion on what the students specifically wish to have addressed on a slightly more advanced level.  Saturday the 11th (12-5) will be spent working through the various types of spellcrafting that the class members requested.  This class directly revolves around what the students desire and is specifically crafted for their needs/wants.  The class will be limited to 8 people; cost is $50 for both evenings.  I must have preregistration on this one and there are already two slots taken.

May 10th – Its Reiki and Reading night.  That’s right, the second Friday of the month filled with reiki and tarot specials. Tarot readings will be at a special rate of $20 for 15 minutes, reiki will be the same – $20 for 15 minutes of healing. The fun goes from 6 – 8 pm.  If you have wanted to see what a reading or a reiki treatment was about but didn’t want to put out the price of a full whatever, this is the time to come and see what you think!  No appointments will be necessary, just stop in and tell us what you are looking for.

May 12th – Closed. Its Mother’s Day for goodness sake!

May 18th – Congratulations to all the SUNY Oswego graduates!

May 26th -Household Herbs ($15) – This class is the second of 3 simple herb classes. In this class we’ll explore the wonder of the magic that most people over look or don’t even realize is right under their noses, common kitchen herbs. In this class we’ll discuss 15 common ‘grocery store’ herbs including: Thyme, Orange peel, Nutmeg, and Basil; to name a few. In depth magical descriptions and folklore will be given during this class. Ready to make some magic?

What we’ll go over in this class:

A short review of herbal basics
Organic vs. Non-Organic Herbs
Textures: Powders, Peels, & Cut Leaf
Getting to know your herbs and what they represent
Making your own blends

Upcoming events –

August 17th and 18th – Raven and Stephanie Grimassi workshop and readings!
November/December – Patricia Lafayllve book signing and workshop.
As always let me know what you would like to have offered at the Dragon and we will see if we can find a teacher to accommodate your desires.

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.

Xavier Pagan, A Reiki Master teacher and tarot reader will be available by appointment and for walkins when he is in the shop.  Reiki – $50 a session; Readings: short – $30, long – $60.

Animal Reiki will be coming soon so continue to take a look at our online schedule for more information.

Give us a call and make an appointment so that we might meet your needs.

Upcoming Schedule

The following events are scheduled for May, 2013:

1st – Pagan Social Hour (7-9 pm)
2nd – Talking with the Runes (7-9 pm, week 4)
5th – Opening at noon
8th – All Things Divine (7-9 pm)
9th – Advanced Spellcrafting – Part I (7-9 pm, $50)
10th – Reiki and Reading night (6-8 pm)
11th – Advanced Spellcrafting – Part II (noon-5)
15th – Heathen Happy Hour (7-9 pm)
24th – Drum Circle (7-9 pm)
26th – Household Herbs (1-3 pm, $15 – preregistration rqd)

There may be some late scheduled in classes so watch our Facebook page to find out.