Reaching for the Moon Podcast: Episode 17 – Yule 2015

Reaching for the Moon Podcast

Welcome to the 17th episode of Reaching for the Moon, the podcast brought to you by the Witches and Pagans of Everglades Moon Local Council. The Wheel continues to turn and we find ourselves at Yule! It’s our last podcast of 2015!

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Within our Yule 2015 podcast, you will find:

  • The Interview: Lady Bridget interviews Cossette about relocating from Miami, FL to Australia, and the differences she has found
  • FooDoo with Qabal: Revealing the secret techniques and mystery behind making successful Madeleines.
  • Nice Witch with Shaylee: on how to use Common Sense to survive the Holidays
  • Music: “Santa Claus is Pagan, Too” by Emerald Rose from their album “Rants and Rambles
  • It’ll Grow On You: Join Lord Riekin as we continue through medicinal uses for Kitchen Spices! This episode we look at herbs starting with the letters M, N, and O
  • Pandie’s Pagan Projects: cleverly incorporate spellworking into your holiday tree decorations
  • Music: “Old Ways” by Mama Gina from her album “Solitarie“.

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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.

EMLC Podcast: Episode 9 – Yule

PodcastLogoWelcome to the Yule episode of EMLC’s pagan podcast, Reaching for the Moon! The Goddess gives birth to the new Sun God. All of nature is quiet and contemplative. It’s as if the world drew in a breath and is waiting to exhale. Big thanks to everyone in Everglades Moon Local Council for contributing and sharing with us, and for helping us get our podcast back up and going. In this episode you’ll find:

  • An Introduction by Sirona
  • La Befana Alpandia treats us to a story about La Befana and Her origins
  • Music: Lord Coyote Morning star sings “Hark! The Panpipes!”, an original Yuletide song by Mike Goettee
  • Workshop: Aequitas provides an Astrology lesson on the Fixed Stars and how to capture their energies for magical use.
  • Music: Carolers from Turning the Tide 2014 sing “Moon of Silver
  • Pandie’s Pagan Projects: Alpandia teaches us how to make Galaxy Globes to decorate our Yule Trees
  • It’ll Grow On You: Lord Riekin teaches us about Mulling spices
  • Music: Lady Bridget sings “Yule in the Twilight”, from the album “Voices of the Goddess”. This album is available at LadyBridget.com

Aequitas has provided this in-depth hand-out as part of his workshop. Click this link to download and view the hand-out.  In addition, he references several sources for information regarding calculating planetary hours and days. These include:

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If you have suggestions or comments, we’d love to hear them! If you’d like to contribute something to our podcast, whether it’s your music, an article, or something else, please leave us a comment below and we’ll get back to you to help make that happen! Please be sure to leave us feedback on iTunes. It’s a great way to help other pagans find us, and makes us feel awesome when we see those 5-Stars!

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!

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.

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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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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!

Turning the Tide 2014 – Registration is Now Open!

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Everglades Moon Local Council is excited to be holding our 8th Annual Yuletide Celebration – Turning the Tide! In celebration of the number 8, our festival this year will center around how we are Dancing the Wheel down here in Florida.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Download the Registration Form Here

This three-day celebration will feature an array of workshops as well as a ritual by the Temple at the Crossroads. Celebrate the Mysteries of the Keys and how they dance their way through the cycle of the Year.

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR EARLY REGISTRATION RATE!
Register Today for Only $45

For the 8th 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 as prices go up November 25th!

DOWNLOAD YOUR REGISTRATION FORM TODAY!

Please download and complete the registration form, and mail it in with a check or money order by November 25th to take advantage of our discounted early rate.  Remember, space is limited, so do RSVP ASAP!

Our festival this year will be held once more in South Miami. Doors open Friday, December 5th. Watch this space for registration and other announcements!

We will be updating you as we get closer to festival time of new workshops and presenters. We can’t wait to meet you in ritual space once more and dance with you beneath the trees!

SPREAD THE WORD!

Feel free to download our Save the Date Flyer and help spread the word about Turning the Tide.

Turning the Tide 2014: SAVE THE DATE!

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Everglades Moon Local Council is excited to be holding our 8th Annual Yuletide Celebration – Turning the Tide!  In celebration of the number 8, our festival this year will center around how we are Dancing the Wheel down here in Florida.

WON’T YOU JOIN US?

This three-day celebration will feature an array of workshops as well as a ritual by the Temple at the Crossroads. Celebrate the Mysteries of the Keys and how they dance their way through the cycle of the Year.

There will, of course, be more rituals, drumming, workshops, fun, and so much more. We will have our annual drawing for witchie goodies … and more surprised to be announced! Remember to plan your donation of an unwrapped toy!

SAVE THE DATE!
DEC 5th- DEC 7th

Our festival this year will be held once more in South Miami. Doors open Friday, December 5th.  Watch this space for registration and other announcements!

SPREAD THE WORD!

Feel free to download our Save the Date Flyer and help spread the word about Turning the Tide.

Turning the Tide 2013 – Workshop Listings!

Turning the Tide 2013 Workshop List Announced!


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There is always an exciting array of workshops offered at our Turning the Tide Yule celebration, and this year is no different! Our cups runneth over with informative and fun workshops for our Tides participants. Here’s a brief glimpse at what’s in store. Head over to our workshops page for a full description of each one.


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Water and the Well of Mimir ~ Presented by Ash the Silent

Explore the role that Water and the Well of Mimir plays in the Northern Tradition. Meet the Norns, the 3 guardians of this scared well, The World Tree, whose roots drink from the Well, and find out why Odin sacrificed his eye to the Well. – Read More!


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The Old Ones Let Us Sing To Them: Ritual Invocations and Chants ~ Presented by Canu

Come and learn how to create this basic element of ritual so you can inspire your Gods and ritual attendees! – Read More!


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Fae Lines and Family Lines: Exploring our Ancestral Seers ~ Presented by Rayna

This roundtable discussion will explore the intersection of our ancestors and our fae companions.- Read More!


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Faery Seer Breath with Coyote and the FL Branch of House of Brigh ~ Presented by Coyote Morningstar

This workshop is an introduction to the principles and language of Faery Seership, which inspires the Main Ritual. – Read More!


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Enhancing Your Magical Practice with Astrology ~ Presented by Aequitas

We will explore how you can use the art of astrological timing to aid your magical spellwork and rituals. – Read More!


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The Care and Watering of your Tree of Life ~ Presented by Sage

Like Chakras, The Tree of Life is used to represent the way energy flows from the divine, through our bodies, and out into the world around us. – Read More!


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Tokens, Amulets and Signs ~ Presented by Spelcastor

Good luck, bad luck, any luck at all? What do we do to bring good fortune to ourselves and others? Come and share that which is not a deep, dark secret. – Read More!


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Coven Craft ~ Presented by Minos Ceos

This workshop will focus on sharing ideas about how to form and grow covens. Come and join us for a constructive and open dialogue. – Read More!


Turning the Tide 2013 Registration Now Open!


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EMLC is happy to announce that registration for Turning the Tide, 2013, is now OPEN!! Head over to the Turning the Tide information page to download the registration form.  This weekend of Yuletide bliss will be held Friday, December 6-Sunday, December 8.

SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY MAMA GINA!!!!

We are also so excited to announce that Turning the Tide 2013 will feature a special concert by Mama Gina. If you attended the Florida Summer Solstice festival this past year at Lake Okeechobee, you heard her perform! Her performance is INCLUDED with your registration fee! Head over to her website to sample the amazing music you’ll be treated to at TTT.

Take advantage of our early registration rate!!

REGISTER TODAY FOR ONLY $45

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
  • Entrance to a Special Concert by Mama Gina

As always, 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 as prices go up November 15th!