For details, please visit the Hekate’s Sickle Festival Page
The Aquarian Tabernacle Church (ATC) was formed in 1979 by Pete “Pathfinder” Davis as a coven dedicated to providing religious services and support to the larger Wiccan community. The ATC was “the right idea at the right time,” and in a few years grew into the first Wiccan church with full legal status and recognition by the governments of three nations. The ATC now has many affiliated groups sharing the benefits and protections of the ATC recognition “umbrella” through its unique group exemption from the U.S. Treasury.
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“Now is the time of the First Harvest, when the bounties of nature give of themselves so that we may survive.
O God of the ripening fields, Lord of the Grain, grant me the understanding of sacrifice as you prepare to deliver yourself under the sickle of the Goddess and journey to the lands of eternal summer.
O Goddess of the Dark Moon, teach me the secrets of rebirth as the Sun loses its strength and the nights grow cold.”
We are going to have so much fun this summer. I get back to Seattle in time for Litha on June 23rd and am staying till Lammas. I will be teaching the Wiccan Seminary Freshman Core Series on Saturday starting at noon, before ritual. I hope you can join us. As a special offering for the members of the Mother Church, there will be no charge for these classes. More information coming.
Belladonna Laveau, Archpriestess
Litha – June 23rd – 7:30pm
Wicca 101/2/3 – Accelerated Wicca – Part 1
noon – 4:30pm
- Relative Truth, Grounding, Religion v/s Spirituality
- Personal Responsibility & Karma, Sacred Energy, The History of Witchcraft
- Creating your own Reality, and Manifesting your Will, Shielding, Understanding Thought-forms
- Connecting with your Patron God/dess, Channeling, The Power of Myth
Full Moon – June 30th
Wicca 101/2/3 – Accelerated Wicca – Part 2
noon – 4:30pm
- The Human Energy Field, Seeing Auras, The nature of Dis-ease
- Reincarnation, Space, Time and the Eternal Now, Past Life Regression, Utilizing Past Life Information
- Celebrating the Sabbats, Harmonizing with the Seasons, Turning the Wheel
- Celebrating the Moons, Recognizing Patterns, The Path of the Initiate
Pan Dark Moon Ritual – July 14th
Ritual 101 – Creating Sacred Space – Part 1
noon – 4:30pm
- Creating your Personal Temple /Clearing Negative Energy
- Sacred Tools/ Blessing and Consecrating
- The Power of the Circle/ Casting
- The Four Elements/Calling the Quarters
Lammas Celebration and Drum Circle – July 28th
Ritual 101 – Creating Sacred Space – Part 2
noon – 4:30pm
- The God and The Goddess/Balance and Polarity
- Invoking Deity/ Drawing Down the Moon
- The Eight Paths of Power/ Raising Energy and Directing Power
- Letting the Magic Work/Cakes and Wine and Banishing
Our original registration deadline of October 24th has come and gone however we still have room for you to join us at this years Hekate’s Sickle Festival!
We have extended our Online Registration deadline to this Friday, October 28th at 11:59pm Pacific.
THIS MAGICAL EVENT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE!!
The Aquarian Tabernacle Church
presents the 22nd Annual
Hekate’s Sickle Festival
Come to Hekate’s Sickle, where you are lovingly adopted into a Celtic Clan and prepared to journey across the veil into the land of Faerie and Magic. Gather with the Lady Hekate, as she opens the gates to the enchanted paths between the Worlds. Do you have the courage to journey into the mystical forest and come face to face with the Celtic Gods? Be supported by the love of family and friends as you discover the messages delivered specifically for you from your ancestors and receive gifts from the Divine.
Registration fees include accommodations and all meals.
Please join us for this amazing, very spiritual, event.
Have you ever been to an ATC Festival? These are not your typical pagan festival. This is a themed, and focused, magical weekend, of which there is no comparison. If you’ve never been to an ATC festival, you owe it to yourself to go. If you’re Celtic, this is a MUST!!! Tell your Friends.
For more information on how to join us, please visit our event’s page:
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And after double maths it will be… paganism: Schools told to put witchcraft and druids on RE syllabus
By Jonathan Petre
Paganism has been included in an official school religious education syllabus for the first time.
Cornwall Council has told its schools that pagan beliefs, which include witchcraft, druidism and the worship of ancient gods such as Thor, should be taught alongside Christianity, Islam and Judaism.
The requirements are spelled out in an agreed syllabus drawn up by Cornwall’s RE advisory group.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2129821/And-double-maths–paganism-Schools-told-witchcraft-druids-RE-syllabus.html#ixzz1sECInysu
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This is an open ritual and a family-friendly event. Everyone is welcome to attend!
Bring a dish to share for the potluck following the ritual.
Don’t forget to bring your $10 contribution to the Cauldron of Prosperity!
We hope to see you there!
A wonderful article from Widdershins by by Melanie Fire Salamander about the shrines at Spring Mysteries.