Turning the Tide now offers 100% More Mama Gina!

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mamaginaWe are so excited to announce that MAMA GINA will be joining us for this year’s Turning the Tide celebration! Mama Gina is one of our favorite bards, and we are truly blessed that she will be celebrating Yule with us this year. You may know Mama Gina from one of her many appearances at your favorite pagan gathering. She’s performed at FPG, PPD’s, Pagan Unity Fest, Free Spirit Gathering, Phoenix Phyre, and Equinox in the Oaks.

 

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!
Friday, December 9th – Sunday, December 11th, 2016

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!!!

Use the registration form below to reserve your spot. We look forward to sharing sacred space with you in the woods of South Miami! Your registration fees include:

  • Cabin or Tent Space
  • Breakfast Saturday & Sunday
  • Admission to all workshops
  • Concert by Mama Gina!
  • Opening, Closing, and Main Ritual
  • Pot-Luck dinner Saturday
  • Drumming

REGISTER BY CHECK OR ONLINE BELOW!

Click here to download this year’s registration form and send in your registration payment via check. Registrations must be postmarked by December 2nd! You can also register below using our online form and pay with your aypal account. Register yourself, your friends, your kids, your coven – all on one form.

 

IMPORTANT REGISTRATION DATES

November 25th: Last day of Early Bird pricing. Be sure to register before Thanksgiving to save $25 per registration!
December 2nd: All mailed registrations must be postmarked no later than December 2nd to be accepted
December 7th: Registration closes


Reaching for the Moon Podcast: Episode 19 – BONUS EPISODE!

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We’ve got something special for you, podcast listeners – our first BONUS EPISODE! In this episode we feature a workshop which was recorded at Turning the Tide 2015, presented by Lady Bridget entitled “Touching the Past: Ancestor Altars and Workings.” Also in this episode is the song “Sing Me a Lullabye” by Aradia from her album, Songs for All Seasons, and the song “Here in the Woods” by Lady Bridget from her album, In Her Sacred Space. Follow this link to purchase In Her Sacred Space and check out the other albums by Lady Bridget.

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You may have noticed that we’ve got some really nice music between our segments now. This great music was supplied by JewelBeat. Download your free music and free sound effects at www.jewelbeat.com.

Blessed be! We are EMLC, and We are CoG!


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Enter the Turning the Tide Wreath Contest

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Feeling crafty? In the Yuletide Spirit? Itching to make a wreath? Join us this year in our annual Turning the Tide Wreath Contest!

This year’s theme is Through the Tides. We will be working a lot with our Ancestors throughout the weekend.  How well will your wreath fit our theme?

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So break out the glue guns, the glitter and tinsel, and all those crafting supplies you’ve been gathering all year … and start wreath making!!!

Please note, if you are planning on entering the wreath contest this year, please contact Shaylee at shaylee2812 @ gmail . com or leave a comment below to make arrangements for hanging and displaying. She will also be making sure all wreaths are entered before voting begins!

As always, we will have great prizes for our contest winners.

Turning the Tide Workshop: Eating the Dead – How Plants can Teach us about our Ancestors

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We are so excited to announce the next workshop that will be presented at Turning the Tide 2015.

Eating the Dead: How Plants can Teach Us about our Ancestors

Ancestral energy runs through our genealogy, our bodies, and blood. Ancestral agreements between green bloods (the plant world) and red bloods (humans) form who we are today and by exploring ancestral foods we can learn more about those ancient agreements. This workshop will introduce basic and helpful information about working with ancestral energy in a variety of forms but especially through working with plants that have strong ties to our ancestry. By reviewing the long and magickal process of plant domestication, a complicated contract between humans and plants, we will learn tools for coming into alignment and agreement with the plants that fed the bodies of our ancestors. Those same bodies (and plants) in turn fed the earth where our ancestors lived and worked alongside plant devas. We will conclude with discussion (and feast!) of three plants that are key to common ancestral groups such as the Celtic, Native American, and West African peoples. We will contact the overarching devas of these three plants who knew and cared for our ancestors. Please bring your own bowl and utensil for the feast

Our Eating the Dead workshop will be offered by Rayna Templebee. Rayna Templebee is a daughter of the Ocean Mother and a bee priestess. She is a student of faery seership as taught by Orion Foxwood and has been an initiated Witch since 1983. The Mighty Dead keep her very busy.

Don’t miss out on this great workshop! Turning the Tide will be held:

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11TH-SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13TH, 2015

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Download the Registration Form Here
Or Scroll down to Use our Electronic Registration Option
Register Today

For the 9th year in a row, our registration fees have not increased! Your registration fee includes:

  • Cabin or tent space
  • Breakfast Saturday & Sunday
  • Admission to all workshops
  • Opening, Closing, and Main Ritual
  • Pot-Luck Dinner Saturday
  • Drum Circle

We will have a packed schedule of workshops and activities for you during the weekend, but that will not interfere with your ability to commune with the spirits of the land. We will also be featuring caroling, community building, and general fun! Register today!

Save time, money, and trees by using our online registration form below. You can pay quickly and securely through Paypal.


Turning the Tide Workshop: Connecting with the Ancestors through the Dark Goddess

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We are so excited to announce the second of the workshops that will be presented at Turning the Tide 2015.

Connecting with the Ancestors through the Dark Goddess

This workshop involves discussion and ritual to help us connect with the Ancestors through a journey to the Dark Goddess. Through a guided descent into the Underworld, the Realm of the Ancestors where the Dark Goddess reigns, participants can develop and nurture personal ancestral bonds. This is a co-ed workshop. This session is two-fold:

Discussion: How we can work with the Dark Goddess to connect with the Ancestors, and preparation for ritual.

Ritual Journey: Inspired by the Descent of Inanna, participants will descend into the Underworld, passing through three gates as they descend, and three gates during the ascent. This is a ritual of transformation. During the Descent, we are challenged at each of the three gates, and meet the Dark Mother. During the Ascent, participants will reflect upon the messages received and the gifts of the Ancestors.

This workshop is hosted by members and friends of Daughters of the Goddess (DOTG). We are a private group of women who share circles to learn, support each other, develop our craft, and to create sacred space. It is facilitated by Rhiannon Morribrid, Strix, and Jette.

Don’t miss out on this great workshop! Turning the Tide will be held:

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11TH-SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13TH, 2015

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Download the Registration Form Here
Or Scroll down to Use our Electronic Registration Option
Register Today

For the 9th year in a row, our registration fees have not increased! Your registration fee includes:

  • Cabin or tent space
  • Breakfast Saturday & Sunday
  • Admission to all workshops
  • Opening, Closing, and Main Ritual
  • Pot-Luck Dinner Saturday
  • Drum Circle

We will have a packed schedule of workshops and activities for you during the weekend, but that will not interfere with your ability to commune with the spirits of the land. We will also be featuring caroling, community building, and general fun! Register today!

Save time, money, and trees by using our online registration form below. You can pay quickly and securely through Paypal.


Turning the Tide 2015 Workshop: Touching the Past

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We are so excited to announce the first of the workshops that will be presented at Turning the Tide 2015.

Touching the Past: Ancestor Altars and Workings

This workshop will focus on creating and maintaining an Altar to your Ancestors, and sharing our experiences of what works for each of us. Some of the topics that will be covered include:

  • What makes your ancestor altar special?
  • What’s a good (or bad) place to put one?
  • How often should you work with your altar?
  • What are ideal projects to ask your Ancestors to help with?

Our Touching the Past workshop will be offered by Lady Bridget. Lady Bridget has been HPS of Witch & Famous coven for over 20 years. She practices Welsh-Celtic Witchcraft, as well as incorporates hoodoo conjure styles and Faery Seership practices into her own lifestyle.

Don’t miss out on this great workshop! Turning the Tide will be held:

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11TH-SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13TH, 2015

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Download the Registration Form Here
Or Scroll down to Use our Electronic Registration Option
Register Today

For the 9th year in a row, our registration fees have not increased! Your registration fee includes:

  • Cabin or tent space
  • Breakfast Saturday & Sunday
  • Admission to all workshops
  • Opening, Closing, and Main Ritual
  • Pot-Luck Dinner Saturday
  • Drum Circle

We will have a packed schedule of workshops and activities for you during the weekend, but that will not interfere with your ability to commune with the spirits of the land. We will also be featuring caroling, community building, and general fun! Register today!

Save time, money, and trees by using our online registration form below. You can pay quickly and securely through Paypal.


Registration is Now Open for Turning the Tide 2015!

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Everglades Moon Local Council is ready to celebrate our 9th Yule with you! Mark your calendars – Turning the Tide 2015 will be held:

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11TH-SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13TH, 2015

Our theme this year is Through the Tides. We will be inviting our ancestors to take part in our rituals and workshops. Join us as we stand between Samhain and Yule, exploring the Magick of 9’s.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Scroll down to Use our Electronic Registration Option or
Download the Registration Form Here

This three-day celebration will feature an array of workshops and Ritual. We will be reaching through the veil and inviting our Beloved Dead to be part of our celebration this year. Our festival this year will be held once more in South Miami. Doors open Friday, December 11th.

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR EARLY REGISTRATION RATE!
Register Today

For the 9th year in a row, our registration fees have not increased! Your registration fee includes:

  • Cabin or tent space
  • Breakfast Saturday & Sunday
  • Admission to all workshops
  • Opening, Closing, and Main Ritual
  • Pot-Luck Dinner Saturday
  • Drum Circle

We will have a packed schedule of workshops and activities for you during the weekend, but that will not interfere with your ability to commune with the spirits of the land. We will also be featuring caroling, community building, and general fun! Register today!

REGISTER BELOW!

Save time, money, and trees by using our online registration form below. You can pay quickly and securely through Paypal.


Turning the Tide 2014 – Battle of the Witches on Sunday Morning!

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Come play Battle of the Witches Sunday Morning!

Battle of the Witches!We have revived Quartz’s famous Battle of the Witches, a “Family Feud” style game where two teams of five contestants each try to guess the answers to survey questions. “100 Witches surveyed and the top answers are on the board!”

Be the high-scoring team and win the game! We will have up to 3 rounds – 10 people per round.

Battle of the Witches was first created by Quartz of Witch & Famous Coven, and played at Merry Meet 2006. It was such a hit that folks were standing in the hallways to watch! Do not miss this fantastic and fun game, presented by Witch & Famous coven once more.

Battle of the Witches can ONLY be played this year at
Turning the Tide 2014!

Be sure to get your registration in by November 25th to take advantage of our early-bird discount.  Battle of the Witches, 11 workshops, 3 rituals, cabin or tenting space, and much more are all included with your $45 registration fee. Space is limited so register today!

The lovely image of Mad Madame Mimm and Merlin is courtesy of RavenSavage!

Turning the Tide 2014 – Workshops are Announced!

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What’s that you say? You haven’t sent in your registration yet because you’re waiting to see what workshops are being offered? Well, your wait is over…

The 2014 Workshop Listing is Live!

Here’s a small sampling of the nearly dozen workshops and workings that are included with your registration. Head over to the workshop page for the full listing.

Celtic Tree Calendar and the Healing Power of Trees: We would take a walk thru the year, talking about the trees that govern each “month.” Their magical and healing properties will be discussed. After that, we will all make and consecrate twigs marked with either our calendar tree, or the Ogham sign for a tree that can help or heal us.

Fixed Stars: Magic in the Astrological Sky: Come learn about the “fixed stars” in astrology, used by the ancients long before the advent of tropical system we have today. Also, explore the 8 “power points” in the sky and how they relate to the Sabbats and how to harness these energies in your magickal practices.

The Magic of Tea: “The Magic of Tea” will encompass a little history and information about that wonderful and popular beverage as well as some sampling and some ways to use tea in magical spells!

Witch Crafting: Creating Your Own Amulets and Talismans: In this workshop you’ll learn how to design, make and charge your own amulets and talismans. No previous experience needed. Just an open heart to create. Metal bezel and clay will be provided. Additional components will be available to add to piece created however, participants are encouraged to bring their own components.

These are just some of the workshops that will be offered during Turning the Tide. For a complete list, head over to our Workshop page.

Your registration fee includes admissions to all of the workshops at Turning the Tide, plus cabin or tent space, all the rituals, and so much more. Remember! Space is limited, so be sure to register today and take advantage of early bird pricing.

There is also still time to order your festival t-shirt! T-shirt orders must be received by November 15th to ensure we have your shirt when you check in. We cannot guarantee availability or sizes after the 15th.

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Mock-Up of TTT2014 T-Shirt. Final Shirt may have slight variation from above.

We will be updating our site as we get closer to festival time, so keep checking back! Don’t be left out – get your registration in today!