Spiral Circle 13 Step Recovery Group

Spiral Circle 13 Step Recovery Group

The Universal Society of Ancient Ministry in cooperation with Crystal Pathways will holding their first Pagan 12 Step program on June 2nd, 2014

This event is a support group aimed at Pagans who may feel uncomfortable in traditional 12 step settings. The goals of this group range from support and healing to educating ourselves about the sickness that we are working to overcome. The doors are open to anyone who needs support in any area of addiction and there is no minimum clean time required. The group will be self guided and is by no means meant to replace professional help for those who feel they need it. Our initial meetings will be aimed at finding a system that feels comfortable for all those involved so please bring yourself and your ideas. Keeping with our traditions this group will be open to people of all paths but the focus will be Earth or Goddess based. It is also important to note that we will be respecting the anonymity of people involved so do not worry about reserving on meetup.

Crystal Pathways
48153 Van Dyke Ave
Shelby Township, Michigan 48317

https://www.facebook.com/pagan13steps

EMail Gordon at gireland@ameritech.net for more information

Blessed Ostara

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The White Goddess by Robert Graves

Happy Ostara From the Universal Society of Ancient Ministry

The White Goddess is a key book for modern Pagans and Wiccans. Subtitled ‘A Historical Grammar of Poetic Myth’, Robert Graves investigates the links between poetry, mythology and the worship of the Goddess. The White Goddess had a profound influence on Gerald Gardner, the modern reinventor of Paganism.

The White Goddess was one of the first widely available books which uncompromisingly advocated a Goddess-centered spirituality. It builds on Frazier’s Golden Bough, but written from the point of view of a working poet struggling to reconcile the ancient crafts of poetry and mythology with the brutality of the twentieth century. Although it is a ‘difficult book’ it will also prove very rewarding. It does not provide details of ancient rituals or try to reinvent them for a modern context; rather it gives details on the profound links between ancient runic alphabets, mysterious (and previously unexplained) Drudic and Bardic poetry and the Celtic lunar year. It bears the same relation to more practical books about Wicca as a theoretical physics textbook does to a users’ manual for a computer. Reading the White Goddess will enhance your understanding of Wicca by giving you deep background on the craft.
 

 

Spirit One Webzine Ostara 2014

Spirit One Webzine Ostara 2014
Spirit One Webzine is a e-magazine of pagan spirituality. Our readers are people who identify positively with the term “Pagan” Our readership includes pagans of a variety of religious faiths.

Spirit One is a free online magazine which is published on this website 8 times a year. Articles and stories are sent in by volunteers on all ‘Pagan’ subjects.

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Featured Articles
Ostara – Overview by Christina Aubin
Living The Path: Sacred Acts Everyone Can Perform by Carolina Gonzalez
Conflict Resolution Part 1 by Shauna Aura Knight
March 21, Ostara, Spring (or Vernal) Equinox by KayLee
Tempest Smith Foundation Passes the Torch to Michigan Pagan Scholarship By Kenya Davis
Ostara Correspondences
Pick A Crystal
Native American History
HOROSCOPES
Pagan Gods
Book Reviews
Haunted Houses
Magickal Properties

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We are currently looking for people to provide regular features or columns for the webzine. If you are interested, please e-mail us at submissions@spiritonewebzine.com with an outline of your ideas and a sample piece. If you would like to provide a regular feature but are unsure what to write about, we are happy to discuss ideas with you. Please contact us with a brief outline of your expertise.

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The Religion of the Ancient Celts
By J. A. MacCulloch

This book is one of the best scholarly treatments of the ancient Celtic religion. Written early in the 20th Century, Religion of the Ancient Celts includes extensive treatment of that perennially fascinating subject, the Druids.
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MacCullough details the Celtic belief in reincarnation and a spectral otherworld; documents the enormous pantheon of now-obscure gods and goddesses, including many local deities; and describes totemistic and animistic beliefs. In addition, MacCulloch does not flinch (nor sensationalize) when describing the darker side of Celtic practices, including the famous ‘Burning Man’ human sacrifices, cannibalism and exogamous incest.

Ostara Celebration

Please join the Universal Society of Ancient Ministry, as we celebrate Ostara the Vernal or Spring Equinox Sunday March 23rd at 2:00pm at the American Legion Hall 37060 Huron River Drive, New Boston MI. 48164
Sabbat Circles are open to the public and anyone with a positive path is welcome. …
Ostara is seen as the time of total balance. The longest day and longest night, not winter and not yet spring. It marks the rebirth of nature and the return of the God who comes to join the Maiden to bring new life and fertility to the coming growing seasons. A day of joy and revelry This is a day of preparation. Clear and cleans old tools and consecrate them for new workings. Bless seeds for spring planting, or start a garden by cleaning the area and tilling the soil. It’s a good time for the lady to acquire a new broom and for the gentleman to craft a new staff. It’s also a time for introspection with meditation and evaluation of the current events and attitudes in your life. Examine where you might be unbalanced and where you might need to let go of the past and prepare for a fertile future. If you’ve been working extra hard during the winter months, it’s time now to turn some attention to home and hearth. If you’ve secluded yourself from the world other than school and work, it’s time to turn some attention to family and friends. Too much of a good thing, still has its draw backs.
We are looking forward to celebrating this wonderful time of year with you…….
NO CHARGE, but donations to pay for the hall rental are appreciated. As always, we collect for “Pagans in Need” so please bring can goods.
You are welcome to bring a dish or snack to pass, no particular menu is required, just bring what you would like to share.

Pagans In Need Will be Collecting at Convocation 2014

Pagans In Need Will be Collecting at Convocation 2014

Pagans In Need will have tubs to collect can goods and other needed items located in the main lobby, Pagans In Need would Like to thank  Convocation and the BOD of the Magical Education Council for this opportunity

Items Needed
Any type of nonperishable food, in cans is good, fruit, vegetable, protein items in cans, like tuna, chicken. Peanut butter goes well. Toilet paper is a great item. Soap, shampoo. Those are the best. We also take rice, pasta, powdered milk, pancake or baking mixes, cereal, oatmeal, granola bars. And of course pet food

ConVocation
February 20th – 23rd, 2014
Double Tree Hilton
5801 Southfield Rd,
Dearborn, MI 48228

Pagans In Need
admin@pagansinneed.org
https://www.facebook.com/groups/pagansinneed/
http://pagansinneed.org/

 

 

Happy Imbolc From the Universal Society of Ancient Ministry

Download The Encyclopedia of Mythology: Classical Greek & Roman, Celtic, Norse  PDF free

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Ancient mythologies are brought to life in the most comprehensive coverage yet produced. Contains 550 images, including illustrations of classic stories. Includes the classical mythology of ancient Greece and Rome  the fairytale myths of the Celtic world  and, from Northern Europe, tales of Germanic gods, Nordic warriors, and fearsome giants.
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