Imbolc/Lammas Sabbat Gathering Saturday, February 2, 2019

Thess Sabbats were written and being led by – Imbolc our coven’s almost adept Garie. Lammas by our coven’s Priestess Hypatia. Imbolc represents the coming of spring not too far away and love of all kinds from person to person in the Northern Hemisphere. Lammas is the first harvest and the coming of the fall in the Southern Hemisphere.

WHEN:

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Social Hour 6:00 to 6:59 PM CT

Circle cast at 7:00 PM CT

Please do not enter chat room once the circle has been cast as this will release the energy built up for the chants and possibly let something negative enter the sacred space. Thank you.

WHERE:

Coven Life’s Chatroom

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

Please scroll down to the hemisphere you live in for the list of things you need for that hemisphere’s ritual. Thank you.

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE – RITUAL FOR THE SABBAT IMBOLC: IN HONOR OF THE GODDESS BRIGHID AND GOD CUPID

 

EVERYONE: Set up your altar before the ritual starts. Placing an object represents each of the elements so they form a pentagram. In the upper right-hand point of the pentagram – Air: Dream catcher, feather, incense, lower right-hand point Fire: A symbol of the Sun, red or orange candle, a picture of a fire. lower left-hand point Earth: gnome, a bowl of salt or dirt, upper right-hand point Water: Seashell, a bowl of water, any type of sea creature, the top point Spirit: Angel Statue or whatever represents the element of Spirit to you.

 

Goddess: Goddess candle will be on the right side of altar decorate in colors of Silver, White, and Yellow – you can use markers to color the candle. You can also use a picture or statue of the Goddess Brighid

 

Gods: Gods candle will be on left side of altar decorate it in the colors of yellow, red, green – again you can use markers to decorate the candle. Or a picture or statue of the God Cupid

 

GARIE: I walk this circle three times asking that all who are in it be kept safe from harm and our magickal workings bring harm to know outside our circle.

 

 

EVERYONE: Invoke the object for the each Element at the Cardinal points:

Starting with the Element of Air/ East and say, – We call upon the Element of Air/East, bring us mental clarity as I cast my Magick Circle

 

Next turn South towards the Element Fire, and say, – We call upon the Element Fire bring the light and heat to your transformative bring your stability, and residence to my Magick Circle.

 

Next turn to the West as the Element of Water and say – We call upon the Element of Water to bring us your fluidity and compassion as I cast my Magick Circle.

 

Next turning North the direction Earth say, – We call upon the Element Earth, to bring forth growth and abundance as I cast my Magick Circle

 

Next face you altar and call upon Spirit say – We call upon Spirit to let us embrace the power of the other elements

 

While still facing your altar say – (Light the Goddess candle or touch picture or statue of the Goddess) Blessed the beautiful Goddess Brighid, of healers, smiths, and poets. I call upon you to enter our Magical circle on the Sabbat Imbolic. When the days of Winter are ending, and we can see light ahead. Knowing it almost a time for Spring.

 

(Light the God candle or touch the picture or statue of the God) Bless the handsome God the god of love, lovers and fertility.

 

Mediate for 2 minutes letting the power of the Goddess, God, and Elements rise.

 

Holding your candle or picture or staute for Brighid – Chant three times;

“Goddess Brighid please bless this home we dwell

Every fire side, every wall and door

Bless each heart that beats under this roof

Bless every hand that toils to bring you joy

Bless every foot that walks through its portals

May Brigid bless this home that shelters you”

(Set the candle or other object representing the Goddess down)

 

Holding you candle or picture or statue of Cupid – Chant three times

“God Cupid please bless my family and beloved

Keeping us close in touch no matter how far away from each other we dwell

Let our homes be filled with happiness and love all the yearlong.

Let us not forget those we love who dwell in the Summerlands.”

(Set the candle or object representing the God down)

 

Have a snack of some of your family’s favorite foods in honor of the Sabbat Imbolc after the ritual has ended.. (For dinner I will be having homemade potato gravy, cornbread, and banana pudding, and milk to drink). Hold hands with family members and/or friends that are with you and give our blessings to the bountiful of food that we have. Be sure you leave a bite and sip of everything to offer up as thanks to the God and Goddess for their power and presence in this evening’s ritual.

 

Southern Hemisphere- Lammas

 

Setting up you alter ready for the feast

 

Basket of grain heads

Fruits and seeds of choice

Corn dolly if you choose

1 X orange candle

Bread and cider to feast

 

Lammas in the S.H-

 

As the day marking the first harvest of early grain, this is a good time to bake your own bread. The loaf that is broken and shared in the name of the Goddess.

This is a time of great change that needs to take place in one’s life.

The Great God gives his energy to the crops to ensure life, while the Great Goddess prepares to enter Her Crone aspect, the Great God slowly loses his strength and it’s a time for the days to grow shorter.

If you are in the Southern Hemisphere you may want to decorate your alter with grains and wheat, husks and freshly baked breads, corn dollies and fruit.

 

Lammas in the S.H-

  • Now is the time to light your orange candle

Take a handful of grain and face the East, the land of the rising Sun God.

And Say

Now let us honour the Goddess in all of her fullness. Because of her nurturing we are blessed with the fruitfulness and the Divine Gods energy wanes. As the mother of all nature, we love and adore her with fullest honour and are in reverence that she chooses to share her power of beneficence.

 

Now:

Rub the grains in your hands and allow them to fall on the ground or on your alter cloth.

Take a piece of fruit, taste it and appreciate and saviour its flavour.

And Say:

“As the energies of the Goddess become ours, we are one with the fruits of the harvest. Hail Great and Divine Goddess of the Moon, Great Mother of all creation, and Hail to the Sun Lord and light our path with your pure light of goodness. May all your harvests be bountiful.”

 

Everyone-

Feast on the fruit and seeds.

 

2 Minute Meditation

Spend some time meditating on the sense of community bought about in the sharing of the fruits of the land.

Think about the bounty that fills your life. What are you getting ready to harvest? Have you taken time over the summer to enjoy the fruits of your labour? How are you preparing to shift into the darkness of the coming months?

 

FAREWELL

 

Lammas in the S.H-

Now say-

Brighid, Goddess of Healing, Goddess of Smith craft, Goddess of Inspiration, I thank You for Your presence and Your blessings. May there be peace and honor between us now and forever. Hail and farewell.”

Ancestors of blood and ancestors of spirit, I thank you for your presence and your blessings. May there be peace and honor between us now and forever. Hail and farewell.”

Spirits of the land, spirits of this place, I thank you for your presence and your blessings. May there be peace and honor between us now and forever. Hail and farewell.”

At the end of the ceremony please feel free to feast on your cider and bread.

After the ceremony:

If you wish to burn your candle in safety please do so, or snuff out and light over the next few days enjoying this transition of seasons.

Continue to feast on the bounties that have been gifted by the Great Mother and Father, and finally please dispose of anything sacred or not finished in an appropriate way, with a blessing and back to the great Mother with respect. Honour her with the greatest respect and show your gratitude! The Great Goddess is here for everyone!

GARIE: Thank your beautiful Goddess Brighid for bringing your protection, healing, and wisdom in this Magickal circle.Say, You are free to go.

 

Thank you handsome God Cupid for bringing your protection, healing, and wisdom in this Magickal circle.Say, You are free to go..

 

The Element Air thank you for bringing your Magickal energies into the circle, You may leave,

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The Element Fire thank you for bringing your Magickal energies into the circle. You may leave.         .

 

The Element of Water thank you for bringing your energies into the circle. You may leave

 

The Element Earth for bringing your energies into the circle. You may leave.

 

Thank you Element of Spirit thank you for bring your Magickal energies into the circle. You nay leave.

 

The circle is open, but not broken, until we meet again

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 7 – Goddess Knowledge – Eagle Woman

Despite the fact that the life-giving and death-wielding Bird Goddess is one of the oldest representations of the goddess, eagles have usually been linked with the masculine, with a few exceptions (the Sphinx of Egypt had the wings of an eagle, and the Aztec goddess Cihuacoatl was also called Eagle Woman). This Eagle Woman shows a new marriage of the feminine and the eagle. SHe represents all an eagle stands for: spirit, valor, majesty, renewal, accuracy of sight, spiritual aim, and the ability to soar to the heights. She also holds in her hands a vessel, the traditional symbol for the feminine, for that which receives, contains, and nourishes. Here both sets of values are joined, emblematic of a different combinations of strengths that are part of women-born.

Eagle Woman is a joyful affirmation of our ability to break out of millennia-old stereotypes and find new definition the embraces our entire continuum of being alive. She teaches the women can express qualities of the eagle while continuing to contain and nurture.

For more information about the Goddess Eagle Woman please click on this link: Informaton about Eagle Woman

To see images of Eagle WOmen please click on this link: Images of Eagle Woman

A Meteor Struck the Moon During Sunday’s Total Eclipse

It may be the first time that such an event was documented from Earth

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The “super blood wolf moon” that lit up the night sky on Sunday marked the rare convergence of three lunar events: the January full moon, known as a “wolf moon,” appeared especially large because it was positioned unusually close to Earth, hence the “super,” and a total lunar eclipse caused the celestial body to glow a deep crimson—or “blood” red, if you will. While this spectacular phenomena was ongoing, yet another special event occurred: a meteor collided with the moon and sparked a powerful flash that could be seen from Earth.

According to Scientific American’s Nadia Drake, this may mark the first time that a meteor strike has been observed during a total lunar eclipse. On the night of the super blood wolf moon, a Reddit user reported seeing the flash on multiple webcasts, and social media was soon filled with images and input from other people who said they caught the meteor collision. Eventually, Jose Maria Madiedo, an astronomer at Spain’s University of Huelva, confirmed on Twitter that the “impact flash has been recorded by telescopes operating in the framework of MIDAS Survey from Europe.

MIDAS, or the Moon Impacts Detection and Analysis System,

Read more: Meteor Struck Moon

Can Men Be Wiccan?

The more you read about Wicca and Paganism, the more you may feel that contemporary writings are geared towards female practitioners. Does this mean that Wicca is limited to only women, or than men can’t be Wiccan? Not at all!

Why Paganism Appeals to Women

In fact, Wicca — and other forms of Pagan belief — are not limited to one gender or the other. And if you’re reading this and you’re one of the people who is telling the menfolk they can’t be Wiccan or Pagan, please just stop it right now.

Although the exact percentages aren’t clear, you’ll find that statistically, many more women are drawn to Pagan religions than men, including but not limited to Wicca. Go to any Pagan event, and chances are good that the population is going to skew more towards the ladies than the gents. Why is this? It’s often because Pagan religions, including Wicca, embrace the sacred feminine alongside the power of the masculine. There’s a duality, a polarity in Pagan religions that’s not often found in mainstream faiths. For women, particularly those who were raised in a monotheistic, patriarchal religion, this can be a welcome and empowering change — especially since leadership roles are available equally to women in Pagan spiritual paths.

Also, remember that many Pagan religions were originally fertility religions. Wicca itself certainly is, and some sub-branches of reconstructionist faiths are as well. By its very nature, a fertility cult confers high status upon the feminine.

What About the Menfolk?

So what does this mean in terms of the guys in the community? Does it mean they aren’t welcome in modern Paganism? Hardly. Most traditions of Paganism have room for both the male and the female, often side by side and equal. Although there are some groups that honor only a goddess and not a god, far more are dedicated to both a god and goddess, or in some cases, multiple deities of both genders.

If a ritual looks as though it was written with a female practitioner in mind, consider a couple of possibilities. Is it one that needs to have feminine language in it, such as a rite honoring mothers? Or is it simply that the person who wrote it was female, and so it’s got feminine language in it, but is still something that could be adapted to a masculine perspective? For instance, in the Self Dedication Ritual on this site, one section reads as follows: …

To read the rest of the article by Patti Wigington please click on this link: Male Witches

Update on the Sample of Life in The Craft Newsletter

SAMPLE ISSUE DUE to be In YOUR INBOX on March 1, 2019,  or March 2, 2019

Ever wonder why there is not more information about males practicing The Craft or an easier way to find more information about pagan Gods? For answers to these questions and few more articles topics on The Craft. To get the sample issue of Life in The Craft for free simply write to LifeinTheCraft@outlook.com in the body of an email include your email address and a few topics you would like us to consider putting into a future issue of the bi-monthly Life in The Craft newsletter.

Starting with the future full issues the first one id due to be released in May the subscription rate will be either $4.00 USD per issue or $20.00 USD per year (So you get 6 issues for the cost of 5). This newsletter is being jointly published in PDF form by WitchesofTheCraft.com and CovenLife.co. The PDF Form will be delivered directly to your Inbox so this way you can just save it to your computer or print all or just parts of it. The newsletter is copyrighted so you cannot republish it in whole or in part anywhere on the internet; you cannot print copies to give to friends or family without Lady of the Abyss or Lady Beltane’s express permission.

All issues will include information and a ritual for the Sabbat in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres that falls within the two months the issue covers.

We will also have new spells, chants, meditations, guest writers, Non-Fiction reviews for books on The Craft (any subscriber if welcome to submit a book review to be considered for publication) and other topics which will vary from issue to issue. We will also try make sure to keep you informed of any important things happening all across Mother Earth that affects the Pagan community as a whole or the state or country it effects (if you come across anything please send us an email with the link to what you have found). The author that sends in an article, book review, spell, ritual etc lose all rights to whatever they sent in. If accepted for publication the author loses all rights to use the article, spell ritual, etc and it becomes the sole property of Life In The Craft Newsletter.

Remember only the sample issue being released in March 2019 is free without a yearly subscription.

 

I have to spend the next two days playing with the doctors, but before I run off….

Witches Of The Craft®

Have you forgotten about our organization that is trying to raise money for those in need, thanks to the government shutdown. Have you spread the word about it? I know I haven’t had time to build a site for it yet but it will eventually have a home on the internet I promise you. But just because it doesn’t have a home on the net yet, doesn’t mean it isn’t really and the problems we are trying to tackle or not just as real either. Below is a post I made on FaceBook this morning. The shutdown is now starting to trickle down and it is really trickling down around here. Hell, forget the trickle it is now more like a rainstorm. If you would read the article below, if you can’t donate, then please pass it along to someone who can. Thank you, Lady A

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A Thought for Today

These are only a few quotes by Dr. King if you would like to read more of them click on this link: Dr, Martin Luther King Jr Quotes

When I was in a speech class in college we had to choose any topic we wanted to give a 7-minute speech on. I chose to write and give a speech on how just 1 person can change the world. I used Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Hitler. Both men changed the world in different ways forever. PArt of my speech included how Dr. King’s followers mourned his death at the time and in some ways we still mourn him. While on the other side Hitler people even the ones he trusted most were glad he died.

America and other countries still have a ways to go until we come to a point of there being no discrimination towards anyone no matter what their sexual preference is, what religion they follow, what color their skin is, how fat or skinny a person is, whether they wear glasses or not. I could go on with this list but I want you to think and dig deep into your mind to find out who you think of as not being an equal to you because we all to some extent discriminate against a person or group of people whether we do consciously or unconsciously. I feel we are at a crossroads and have the chance to bury all our negative feeling of discrimination.

Every day for the next 7-days take a piece of paper no matter what size it is and write down everything you know you discriminate against. Take your time doing this as it will help to cleanse your spirit and some chakras as well. On the 8th day either tear your papers into tiny pieces or burn them in your cauldron or whatever you have that you can burn them but be able to collect the ashes. Now go to a crossroad if you can bury them if can’t bury them just pour them out of the container onto the middle of the crossroads. DO NOT LOOK BACK look to the now and the future to start helping to wipe discrimination off the face of Mother Earth.

One final thing to think about if everyone everywhere believes that everyone else is equal to them there would be less need for military personnel because there would be fewer wars and/or terrorist attacks. There would also be a world that could once again find how to live in harmony with Mother Earth and all living things.

Blessed be dear ones.

 

I Have a Dream Speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. on August 28, 1963

I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.

Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity.

But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free; one hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination; one hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity; one hundred years later, the Negro is still languished in the corners of American society and finds himself in exile in his own land.

So we’ve come here today to dramatize a shameful condition. In a sense we’ve come to our nation’s capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was the promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note in so far as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked “insufficient funds.” But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. And so we have come to cash this check, a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of justice.

We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy; now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice; now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood; now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God’s children. It would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the moment. This sweltering summer of the Negro’s legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality. Nineteen sixty-three is not an end, but a beginning. And those who hope that the Negro needed to blow off steam and will now be content, will have a rude awakening if the nation returns to business as usual. There will be neither rest nor tranquility in America until the Negro is granted his citizenship rights. The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges.

But there is something that I must say to my people, who stand on the worn threshold which leads into the palace of justice. In the process of gaining our rightful place, we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protests to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force. The marvelous new militancy, which has engulfed the Negro community, must not lead us to a distrust of all white people. For many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny. And they have come to realize that their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom. We cannot walk alone. And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead. We cannot turn back.

There are those who are asking the devotees of Civil Rights, “When will you be satisfied?” We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality; we can never be satisfied as long as our bodies, heavy with the fatigue of travel, cannot gain lodging in the motels of the highways and the hotels of the cities; we cannot be satisfied as long as the Negro’s basic mobility is from a smaller ghetto to a larger one; we can never be satisfied as long as our children are stripped of their selfhood and robbed of their dignity by signs stating “For Whites Only”; we cannot be satisfied as long as the Negro in Mississippi cannot vote, and the Negro in New York believes he has nothing for which to vote. No! no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until “justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

I am not unmindful that some of you have come here out of great trials and tribulations.  Some of you have come fresh from narrow jail cells. Some of you have come from areas where your quest for freedom left you battered by the storms of persecution and staggered by the winds of police brutality. You have been the veterans of creative suffering. Continue to work with the faith that unearned suffering is redemptive. Go back to Mississippi. Go back to Alabama. Go back to South Carolina. Go back to Georgia. Go back to Louisiana. Go back to the slums and ghettos of our Northern cities, knowing that somehow this situation can and will be changed.  Let us not wallow in the valley of despair.

I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.” I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, sons of former slaves and the sons of former slaveowners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood. I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice. I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

I HAVE A DREAM TODAY!

I have a dream that one day down in Alabama — with its vicious racists, with its Governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification — one day right there in Alabama, little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.

I HAVE A DREAM TODAY!

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, and every hill and mountain shall be made low. The rough places will be plain and the crooked places will be made straight, “and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.”

This is our hope. This is the faith that I go back to the South with. With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope.  With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brother-hood. With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.  And this will be the day. This will be the day when all of God’s children will be able to sing with new meaning, “My country ’tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my father died, land of the pilgrim’s pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring.” And if America is to be a great nation, this must become true.

So let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire; let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York; let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania; let freedom ring from the snow-capped Rockies of Colorado; let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California. But not only that. Let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia; let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee; let freedom ring from every hill and mole hill of Mississippi. “From every mountainside, let freedom ring.”

And when this happens, and when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual: “Free at last. Free at last. Thank God Almighty, we are free at last.”

Source: Martin Luther King, Jr., I Have A Dream: Writings and Speeches that Changed the World, ed. James Melvin Washington (San Francisco: Harper, 1986), 102-106.

Link to the website where I copied this world-famous speech there is more information besides what I posted: I HAVE A DREAM speech MLKjr

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Lady Beltane or one of the other Elders will hold an OPen Chat on the 3rd and 4 Saturdays every month that all student whatever level you are at must attend at least one of these Open Chat. The meeting times and date can be found on Coven Life’s Hompage under Coven Life Events on the Coven. Important information on lessons and/or other topics can come up that are not covered in the study material.

There are online coven gatherings on every full or new Moon and Sabbat have a socialization time from 6:00 to 7:00 PM CT with the Circle being cast at 7:01 PM CT. The ritual lasts about one-half hour for each gathering. You have to attend the monthly Esbat and 8 Sabbat gatherings. As the Esbats and Sabbats fall on different days of the week according to the Moon’s cycle and Wheel of the Year so we can not give a set date that we hold them on every month, please check the Coven Life website under Cove Life’s Events for the date of each Esbat and Sabbath gatherings. The entire ritual will be posted in advance of the gathering. If you cannot make it to a gathering or one of the Open Chats send us an email explaining why you will not be there.
Please check the Coven Life website at least once a week for a post you want to read. You must leave at least one comment on one post every week so we know you are checking the website for posts that can further your education in The Craft.

Before the sacred circle starts at 7:01 PM Central Time in the USA anyone entering the chat room is welcomed to socialize with anyone else that is there. You can ask questions about lessons or anything else. This is a great time to get to know your fellow coven members better. Read the Guideline for the Chatroom in our Homepage before entering the chat room for the first time, please.

Once the circle starts ALL SOCIALIZING AND COMMENTS unless asked for in the ritual must stop. You will get one warning if you break this guideline. If you do it a second you will be asked to and expected to leave the gathering immediately. There will be no exceptions to this guideline.

Anyone attending a gathering is welcome to stay after the circle is done to visit with the others and/or offer other ideas for the ritual performed at that gathering.

If you have any questions about any lessonsm or Anything about The Craft please email us at covenlifescoven@gmail.com

All lesson answers should be sent in the body of the email and mailed to:covenlifescoven@gmail.com

All emails will be answered within three days of us receiving them.

All lessons are Copyright 2015 by Lady Beltane. They cannot be reprinted or reposted without authors express permission.

STUDENT APPLICATION

What country or state you live in?
How old are you?
Why do you want to study The Craft with this coven?
Have you studied any tradition of The Craft before?
If so, what tradition and for how long?
Have you ever been part of any type of Coven or Grove?
Have you read the rest of this post and understand what we expect from our novices?
Do you have any questions about the expectations of our novices?
Please email application to covenlifescoven@gmail.com

Supermoon

The first full moon of the year falls on January 20th or 21st, depending on where you are in the world.  This moon is one that is extremely powerful as there will be two special events happening at the same time.  Not only is the moon a Supermoon (which means the moon will appear about 14% larger), but there will also be a total eclipse. As the moon travels through the earth’s shadow it will appear to be orangish red. The colour is really caused by ashes, fire, and pollution, but will add a beautiful touch to an an already amazing night sky. The January full moon is known as the wolf moon, but with the addition of the eclipse it is being called the Rare Blood Wolf Moon. A magical beginning to the new year!!