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Gerald Gardner Birthday Bash! [28 May 2011|09:38pm]

dreamsherd
New Wiccan Church is hosting a celebrate Gerald Gardner Birthday Bash. This is
open to all British Traditional Wicca- initiate level and up. Also open to those interested in the various British-based traditions of Wicca (Gardnerian, Alexandrian, Mohsian, Majestic, Silver Crescent, Kingstone, Daoine Coire, etc), connecting with a coven or teacher. We hope everyone can come. Spread the Word.

Details:
When: June 12th 12-4pm
Where: Walnut Creek, CA

Respond here with a contact email for further directions if interested. 

-Dreamsherd, list owner
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From Under the Oak - Sept. 2010 Grove of the Oak activities [09 Sep 2010|12:27pm]

sactoboydave
Sorry this is late to be posted here....

-=FROM UNDER THE OAK=-

Events and activities of the Sacramento Grove of the Oak, Inc.
Volume 1, Number 3 ~ September 2010
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Greetings,

If you were wondering, yes, we did not publish a "From Under The Oak" for August. Our appologies for the oversight.

August was a funfilled month however with Lughnasa, Grove gatherings, and a wonderful hands on class being highlights.

September is packed full of awesome times. Here is the Calendar of Activities for the

month:

**September 5, 2010**
Grove Gathering
7:00 p.m.
9421 Maria Way
Sacramento, CA

Please join us to share community, perform ritual, create magic, and support each other in our chosen earth-honoring pagan paths. Please bring a potluck dish

**September 13, 2010**
Grove Symposium
7:00pm
9421 Maria Way, Sacramento, CA

Part two of a workshop on connecting with the elemental nature around and within each of us, and bringing to greater awareness how the elements are manifest in our lives.

Bring your crafting side ready, we'll be having drawing, clay sculpting and likely other activities as part of the workshop.

**September 18th-19th 2010**
Harvest Festival
10am-9pm Saturday and 10am-6pm Sunday
Fair Oaks VFW 8990 Kruithof Way Fair Oaks CA 95628

Family of the Goddess in association with the Sacramento Regional Pagan Community presents a Magical, Fun, Educational filled and Celebration of the Harvest.

http://familyofthegoddess.org/harvest_festival/index.html

Free Admission * Free Parking

Opening Procession & Vendors with their magickal wares,

Fun for the kids, Food & Drink, Presentations & Workshops

Public Rituals, Drum Circle & Fire Dancing and More…

Share in the Abundance of the Harvest. Please bring one or more non-perishable food items to be donated to a local food locker.

**September 22, 2010**
Autumn Equinox/Alban Elfed Full Moon Walk
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Grove to the River
9421 Maria Way, Sacramento, CA

Come celebrate the balance of light and darkness. We will walk from Grove to the American River Parkway to celebrate in the light and beauty of the full moon. Please wear walking shoes and weather appropriate clothing. Bring drums or an instrument if you would like.

PLEASE NOTE: While the walk to the parkway is on paved streets, the walk down to the river will be on unpaved, dirt paths. Those with mobility issues may be unable to participate.

**September 28, 2010**
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: TBA (Will be announced on the Grove list)

Join avid readers of the Sacramento Grove community in reading and discussing a variety of thought-provoking, educational, humorous, or just plain interesting books this year!

Blessings from under the Oak!

Board of Directors
Sacramento Grove of the Oak, Inc.
www.groveoftheoak.org
info@groveoftheoak.org
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T. Thorn Coyle Workshop in Sacramento - 10/3 - Register today! [06 Sep 2010|04:43pm]

sactoboydave

Sacramento Grove of the Oak, Inc.
www.groveoftheoak.org

proudly presents a workshop by

T. THORN COYLE

Sunday, October 3, 2010
2:00p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sliding Scale $10-$30

Sacramento Grove of the Oak
9421 Maria Way
Sacramento, CA 95827

*** PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE IF ATTENDING***

REGISTRATION DEADLINE : SEPTEMBER 27, 2010

TO REGISTER: Please email info@groveoftheoak. org or call 916-801- 2519. Please give your first and last name, phone number and also what amount on the sliding scale you will be contributing. As space is limited, please register in advance. Thank you.

Thorn's workshop will be:

Aligning the Triple Soul: an Introduction

The Ancient Celts, Egyptians, Greeks, and Hawaiians all knew: We are atrinity. We have an animal soul that stores the life-force and speaks insymbols and through play. We have a human soul that communicates throughspeech and listening, through words and energy. We have a soul that isDivine, that is ancestor and teacher, and guides us into wisdom. In thisworkshop, we will plumb the Three Cauldrons, discover our energy bodies,learn to better communicate with the parts of our soul and bring them into aplace of alignment, clarity, and communication.

This workshop is recommended for all levels of experience.

** Please bring a journal, divination cards or ogham sticks and any drums/rattles/ shakers you may have.**

About T. Thorn Coyle:

T. Thorn Coyle is a respected teacher and author of Kissing the Limitlessand Evolutionary Witchcraft and hosts the popular Elemental Castings podcastseries. Founder and head of Solar Cross Temple and Morningstar MysterySchool, she has a spiritual direction and mind/body coaching practice that reaches people internationally. Thorn's website is http://www.thorncoyle.com/

About Sacramento Grove of the Oak:

The Sacramento Grove of the Oak, Inc. is an eclectic group of Druids, Wiccans, and other Pagans who gather twice a month and on the eight annual Celtic seasonal festivals, to share community, perform ritual, create magic, and support each other in our chosen earth-honoring pagan paths. Grove's website is www.groveoftheoak.org and email is info@groveoftheoak.org.
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Sacramento Family Beltane Celebration [13 Apr 2010|12:51pm]

sactoboydave
The Planning Meeting for the event is Sunday April 18, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. at 9421 Maria Way, Sacramento, CA 95827.  If you can't make it to the planning meeting, but would like to be involved or have ideas, please call David Shorey at 916-801-2519 or email sactoboydave(at)yahoo.com.

We are specifically looking for groups that would like to be involved in the ritual, ritual ideas and sugestions, and groups or individuals who would like to dance, sing, or play music as part of the event.

Sacramento Family Beltane Celebration
May 1, 2010
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
River Bend Park, Rancho Cordova


DRAFT SCHEDULE

10:00 a.m. - Celebration begins with dancing, drumming, singing. (please bring drums/instruments)

11:00 a.m. - BBQ/Food

1:00p.m. - 1:30p.m. - Ritual

2:00 p.m. - May Pole (please bring ribbon and extra to share if you can) & Family Games

4:00 p.m. - Celebration ends

What to bring to the event:

~ $5.00 park entrance fee
~ Food for yourself/group
~ Charcoal, if you wish to BBQ
~ A BBQ, as they are limited in the park
~ May Pole Ribbon (20 - 25 feet): Please bring extra ribbon to share if you can. (PLEASE NOTE - If you have a special ribbon, please hold on to it untill ribbons are attached)
~ Drums
~ Blanket
~ Sunscreen
~ Water/drinks for yourself/group

DIRECTIONS to the May 1, 2010 event:

From U.S. Highway 50, take the Bradshaw Road off-ramp. Turn right at Folsom Boulevard and follow the brown-and-white signs to the River Bend Park entrance on Rod Beaudry Drive. There will be signs in the park directing folks to the site of the celebration.
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Last post on the subject, I promise! [28 Feb 2010|12:33am]

catnip13
Please, please please come on out and support this phenomenal performer. I heard a rumor that ALL of Tricky Pixie may be there tomorrow night. Let's make it worth their while to come back to Sacramento!

S.J. Tucker in Concert
Mythic acoustic folk rock
Audio samples at www.skinnywhitechick.com

Sunday February 28, 2010 — 8:00p
The Hub Collective
1819 23rd Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
$6-$15 suggested donation
Don't miss the accompanying bake sale benefitting the SUN Spot Homeschool community center fund. Vegan friendly treats, too!
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Sooj coming to Sacramento this Sunday! [23 Feb 2010|09:13pm]

catnip13
S.J. Tucker in Concert
Acoustic folk/Filk/Global fusion
Audio samples at www.skinnywhitechick.com

Sunday February 28, 2010 — 8:00pm
The Hub Collective
1819 23rd Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
$6-$15 suggested donation
Don't miss the accompanying bake sale benefitting the SUN Spot Homeschool communtity center fund. There will definitely be vegan and possibly gluten-free options available.

"She's got Dar [Williams]'s sardonic sincerity coupled with [Ani] DiFranco's passion, Janis Ian's vocal chops, and the deft guitar hands of Emily Saliers. Her lyrics swell up from the underworld where so many artists venture but few truly understand."
Phil Brucato
NewWitch magazine, Dec '04 - Feb '05, review of Haphazard
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[20 Feb 2010|10:24pm]

sactoboydave

Howdy,

I realized that I haven't posted the 2010 calendar of activities for the Sacramento Grove of the Oak. All Grove gatherings are open to the public.

Feel free to email or call with questions - sactoboydave@yahoo.com or 916-801-2519

David Shorey
Sacramento Grove of the Oak


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Sacramento Grove of the Oak
2010 Calendar of Community Activities

NOTE: Planning Meetings Regular Grove gatherings are held at 9421 Maria Way, Sacramento, CA
95827 unless otherwise indicated. All gatherings are open to the public.

Festivals are sometimes held at other locations which will be specified in each calendar item.


 

January 3, 2010
Planning Meeting
5:00 p.m.
Meeting open to all who would like to assist with planning upcoming Grove Activities
Possible Topics: PantheaCon and Imbolc

Gathering
7:00 p.m.
Please join us to share community, perform ritual, create magic, and support each other in our chosen earth-honoring pagan paths. Please bring a potluck dish

January 17, 2010
Planning Meeting
5:00 p.m.
Meeting open to all who would like to assist with planning upcoming Grove Activities
Possible Topics: PantheaCon and Imbolc

Gathering
7:00 p.m.
Please join us to share community, perform ritual, create magic, and support each other in our chosen earth-honoring pagan paths. Please bring a potluck dish

January 30 & 31, 2010
Garage workdays
10:00 a.m. to 2:00p.m.
These are workdays focused on cleaning and organizing the Grove garage. We can use it as an indoor venue when weather is bad or we need a larger inside space.

February 6, 2010
Imbolc celebration and Eistedfodd (Celebration of the Arts)
Location:
River Bend Park (If raining, it will be held at the Grove) Look for signs to the location in the park
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Come share a poem, a song, a dance, a painting, a sculpture, a drawing, jewelry, needlepoint, a dramatic soliloquy, drumming, an invocation, a chant, an etching, a candle, a collage, pottery, metalwork, or any other artistic expression you may use. There will be an area for performance arts, and an area for displaying your visual arts. And for those of you who cook, you may dazzle our taste buds as well.

February 7, 2010
Planning Meeting
5:00 p.m.
Meeting open to all who would like to assist with planning upcoming Grove Activities
Possible Topics: PantheaCon, upcoming Groves, Ostara

Gathering
7:00 p.m.
Please join us to share community, perform ritual, create magic, and support each other in our chosen earth-honoring pagan paths. Please bring a potluck dish

February 12,13,14, 2010
Pantheacon - www.pantheacon.com
16th annual convention of Pagans from around the countryin San Jose, California!

On February 13, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. in the Oak room Sacramento Grove of the Oak will participate with other druid groups in a druid ritual.

February 21, 2010
Planning Meeting
5:00 p.m.
Meeting open to all who would like to assist with planning upcoming Grove Activities
Possible Topics:  Upcoming Groves, Ostara

Gathering
7:00 p.m.
Please join us to share community, perform ritual, create magic, and support each other in our chosen earth-honoring pagan paths. Please bring a potluck dish

March 7, 2010
Planning Meeting
5:00 p.m.
Meeting open to all who would like to assist with planning upcoming Grove Activities
Possible Topics:  Upcoming Groves, Ostara

Gathering
7:00 p.m.
Please join us to share community, perform ritual, create magic, and support each other in our chosen earth-honoring pagan paths. Please bring a potluck dish

March 20, 2010
11th Annual Ostara Celebration
10:30am-3pm. Ritual @ 1pm
Location: Griffith Quarry 7504 Rock Springs Road, Penryn, CA 95663

April 4, 2010
Planning Meeting
5:00 p.m.
Meeting open to all who would like to assist with planning upcoming Grove Activities
Possible Topics: , upcoming Groves, Beltane, 5th weekend in May activity

Gathering
7:00 p.m.
Please join us to share community, perform ritual, create magic, and support each other in our chosen earth-honoring pagan paths. Please bring a potluck dish

April 18, 2010
Planning Meeting
5:00 p.m.
Meeting open to all who would like to assist with planning upcoming Grove Activities
Possible Topics: , upcoming Groves, Beltaine, 5th weekend in May activity

Gathering
7:00 p.m.
Please join us to share community, perform ritual, create magic, and support each other in our chosen earth-honoring pagan paths. Please bring a potluck dish

May 1, 2010
Family Beltane Celebration
10:30am-3pm. Ritual midday with Maypole following
Location: River Bend Park

May 2, 2010
Planning Meeting
5:00 p.m.
Meeting open to all who would like to assist with planning upcoming Grove Activities
Possible Topics: , upcoming Groves, Beltaine, 5th weekend in May activity

Gathering
7:00 p.m.
Please join us to share community, perform ritual, create magic, and support each other in our chosen earth-honoring pagan paths. Please bring a potluck dish

May 16, 2010
Planning Meeting
5:00 p.m.
Meeting open to all who would like to assist with planning upcoming Grove Activities
Possible Topics: , upcoming Groves, Beltaine, 5th weekend in May activity

Gathering
7:00 p.m.
Please join us to share community, perform ritual, create magic, and support each other in our chosen earth-honoring pagan paths. Please bring a potluck dish

May 29 & 30, 2010
Possible Grove weekend outing or day trip - Details To Be Announced

June 6, 2010
Planning Meeting
5:00 p.m.
Meeting open to all who would like to assist with planning upcoming Grove Activities
Possible Topics: , upcoming Groves, Summer Solstice camping Trip,

Gathering
7:00 p.m.
Please join us to share community, perform ritual, create magic, and support each other in our chosen earth-honoring pagan paths. Please bring a potluck dish 

 

June 19 & 20, 2010
Alban Hefin/Summer Solstice Camping Trip - Point Reyes
time and camping location - To Be Announced

 

July 4, 2010
Planning Meeting
5:00 p.m.
Meeting open to all who would like to assist with planning upcoming Grove Activities
Possible Topics: Upcoming Groves, House of Danu Gorsedd, Lughnasa

Gathering
7:00 p.m.
Please join us to share community, perform ritual, create magic, and support each other in our chosen earth-honoring pagan paths. Please bring a potluck dish AND FIREWORKS!!!

July 19, 2010
Planning Meeting
5:00 p.m.
Meeting open to all who would like to assist with planning upcoming Grove Activities
Possible Topics: Upcoming Groves, House of Danu Gorsedd, Lughnasa

Gathering
7:00 p.m.
Please join us to share community, perform ritual, create magic, and support each other in our chosen earth-honoring pagan paths. Please bring a potluck dish

July 30 - August 3, 2010
House of Danu Gorsedd
Location: 
In the Redwoods overlooking Monterey Bay

Come join Pagans from throughout the world who gather to celebrate Druid culture in Northern California! Four days and three nights of Druid workshops, dancing, chanting, drumming, nightly Bardic campfires, a rousing Eisteddfod (celebration of the arts) nestled in a Redwood grove, capped by a grand procession and ritual celebrating Lughnasadh that you help create. Registration fees include all events, workshops, eight meals prepared by Buddhist wedding chefs, and lodging. Camping: $277 • Bunk in cabin: $337
Space is limited, so register early!

August 2, 2010 (May be cancelled due to Gorsedd)
Planning Meeting
5:00 p.m.
Meeting open to all who would like to assist with planning upcoming Grove Activities
Possible Topics: Upcoming Groves,Lughnasa

Gathering
7:00 p.m.
Please join us to share community, perform ritual, create magic, and support each other in our chosen earth-honoring pagan paths. Please bring a potluck dish

August 7 or 8, 2010
Community Lughnasa
Location and Time - To Be Announced

August 15, 2010
Planning Meeting
5:00 p.m.
Meeting open to all who would like to assist with planning upcoming Grove Activities
Possible Topics: Upcoming Groves, 5th Sunday Activity

Gathering
7:00 p.m.
Please join us to share community, perform ritual, create magic, and support each other in our chosen earth-honoring pagan paths. Please bring a potluck dish

August 29, 2010
Possible 5th Sunday activity
Details -
To Be Announced

September 5, 2010
Planning Meeting
5:00 p.m.
Meeting open to all who would like to assist with planning upcoming Grove Activities
Possible Topics: Upcoming Groves,Harvest Festival ritual

Gathering
7:00 p.m.
Please join us to share community, perform ritual, create magic, and support each other in our chosen earth-honoring pagan paths. Please bring a potluck dish

September 18-19, 2010
Family of the Goddess Harvest Festival
Fair Oaks VFW Hall
8990 Kruithof Way, Fair Oaks, California 95628
(The VFW near Phoenix Park off of Hazel Avenue)

Grove Alban Elfed/Fall Equinox ritual to be held at Festival

October 3, 2010
Planning Meeting
5:00 p.m.
Meeting open to all who would like to assist with planning upcoming Grove Activities
Possible Topics: Upcoming Groves, Samhain, Ancestor's Feast

Gathering
7:00 p.m.
Please join us to share community, perform ritual, create magic, and support each other in our chosen earth-honoring pagan paths. Please bring a potluck dish

October 17, 2010
Planning Meeting
5:00 p.m.
Meeting open to all who would like to assist with planning upcoming Grove Activities
Possible Topics: Upcoming Groves,Samhain, Ancestor's Feast

Gathering
7:00 p.m.
Please join us to share community, perform ritual, create magic, and support each other in our chosen earth-honoring pagan paths. Please bring a potluck dish

October 31, 2010
Samhain (Halloween) activity
Location and Time TBA

November 6 or 7, 2010
Ancestors Feast
Location and time TBA

November 7, 2010 (May be cancelled due to Ancestor's Feast)
Planning Meeting
5:00 p.m.
Meeting open to all who would like to assist with planning upcoming Grove Activities
Possible Topics: Upcoming Groves, Thanksgiving, Yule/Winter Solstice

Gathering
7:00 p.m.
Please join us to share community, perform ritual, create magic, and support each other in our chosen earth-honoring pagan paths. Please bring a potluck dish

November 21, 2010
Planning Meeting
5:00 p.m.
Meeting open to all who would like to assist with planning upcoming Grove Activities
Possible Topics: Upcoming Groves, Thanksgiving, Yule/Winter Solstice

Gathering
7:00 p.m.
Please join us to share community, perform ritual, create magic, and support each other in our chosen earth-honoring pagan paths. Please bring a potluck dish

November 25, 2010
Grove Thanksgiving
Exact time and location - To Be Announced

December 5, 2010
Planning Meeting
5:00 p.m.
Meeting open to all who would like to assist with planning upcoming Grove Activities
Possible Topics: Upcoming Groves,Yule/Winter Solstice

Gathering
7:00 p.m.
Please join us to share community, perform ritual, create magic, and support each other in our chosen earth-honoring pagan paths. Please bring a potluck dish

 

December 19, 2010
Winter Solstice Ritual
Location and time TBA

December 21, 2010
Wassailing

6:00 p.m.
Please join us in our traditional wasailling as we process through midtown Sacramento. We will most likely start at the Weatherstone Cafe - Exact deatils - To Be Announced.

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Community Ostara/Spring Equinox gathering and ritual - 3/20 - Griffith Quarry - Penryn [20 Feb 2010|10:17pm]

sactoboydave
In cooperation with the regional Sacramento Pagan community

Family of the Goddess and Sacramento Grove of the Oak, Inc.

invite EVERYONE  to the

Community Ostara/Spring Equinox
Gathering and Ritual


Saturday, March 20
10:30am-4:00pm
Ritual @ 1pm
Kids storytime and Egg hunt to follow ritual
Griffith Quarry Park
7504 Rock Springs Road (at the corner of Taylor Road), Penryn, CA 95663

Please bring something to drink - eat and/or share, including your own utencils (plates and cups too). If you are bringing your children (this is a big family event!) please be sure to bring at least one dozen prepared (cooked and decorated) eggs for each child and make sure your children have something to carry their treasures in on the hunt.

Bring your chairs or blankets, sunscreen, insect repellant, the usual picnicky things, to make you comfortable for the day.  If you have a drum or other instrument (guitars, rattles, etcetera) please bring them along to help in the circle.

Family of the Goddess is again hosting an opportunity drawing for adults and children.

All groups and folks are invited to assist with the ritual.

If you would like to assist with the ritual or have questions about the gathering, please contact Tammy at 916-476-3708 or tammy@familyofthegoddess.org.

Blessings of the Spring!

Family of the Goddess

Sacramento Grove of the Oak
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Sacramento Grove of the Oak gathering this Sun & PantheaCon report [19 Feb 2010|08:37am]

sactoboydave
Howdy all,

Yes Sacramento Grove of the Oak is having a Planning meeting and Grove gathering this Sunday...

Planning meeting before the gathering at 5:00pm. We will be discussing a garage sale fundraiser that we are planning for the Grove and other events at the planning meeting.

Grove Gathering at 7:00p.m. Please bring drums and instruments AND a potluck dish!

Grove is located at 9421 Maria Way, Sacramento, CA 95827
Questions: 916-801-2519

Speaking of PantheaCon... What amazing time it was! The ritual that Grove of the Oak participated in was incredibly beautiful and poignant. We has almost 200 people participating!

James Bianchi, President of the House of Danu sent an email describing the ritual. (Dance Macabre is the musical group that accompanies our ritual.)

He wrote

"We had the largest contingent of Dance Macabre ever, including a harpist, violin, costumed dancers, 3 flutes and drums.
 
Sacramento Grove of the Oak, Michael Gorman, the Taliesin, Grand Yew Grove, and Croi na Gleann, pulled together a wonderful ritual.  The theme was 'Back to Basics.'  Participants were anointed and assigned a direction as they entered.  We had almost 200 participants.  Sacramento Grove of the Oak set-up directional tables where participants decorated headbands to the music of Danse Macabre, and came with magnificent directional  banners for the procession.  The procession was loud and boistress and stretched out along the entire hotel main floor which is about 2 blocks long.  The ritual again had no script, just an outline that enabled us to proceed with a brisk pace. We created a central working where they ritually focused on their 'Awareness' of the natural order where they live and their personal relationship with it: forming their intention to investigate how they live over the course of a year [Taliesin Quest]. Once they fixed their personal intentions, they collected a scroll from the central cauldron containing the Taliesin Quest, the Charter of Compassion ), and a tattoo,  Michael Gorman led our spiral dancing (using our chant by Evelie Delfino Sales Posch from the Gorsedd).  After doing our standard releasing and closing, we ended with Merry Meet as a song and dance as our ending exit processional.
 
The special ritual expert for Cherry Hill Seminary, Steve Posch, who has attended hundreds of rituals, tends to be very critical of everything he sees, but loved our ritual.  We didn't waste time explaining things, and we didn't drone on about all manner things people already knew.  We spoke from our hearts and not from a script (less was more), and our central working was focused and uniquely personal to each participant .  He loved being able to dance and sing.  It was the most fun he had all weekend."
 
Thanks to all who helped and participated.

There are PICTURES from the ritual and the weekend:

Thanks to Shylah: http://www.flickr.com/photos/shylah/sets/72157623325453879/

Thanks to Julia: http://www.flickr.com/photos/71026672@N00/sets/72157623451369260/

Please come to Grove this Sunday and share your PantheaCon stories.

Hugs and Blessed be!

Dave Shorey
Sacramento Grove of the Oak
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SJ Tucker performing in Sacramento! [04 Feb 2010|09:48pm]

catnip13
S.J. Tucker in Concert
Acoustic folk/Filk/Global fusion
Audio samples at www.skinnywhitechick.com

Sunday February 28, 2010 — 8:00pm
The Hub Collective
1819 23rd Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
$6-$15 suggested donation
Don't miss the accompanying bake sale benefitting the SUN Spot Homeschool communtity center fund. There will definitely be vegan and possibly gluten-free options available.

"She's got Dar [Williams]'s sardonic sincerity coupled with [Ani] DiFranco's passion, Janis Ian's vocal chops, and the deft guitar hands of Emily Saliers. Her lyrics swell up from the underworld where so many artists venture but few truly understand."
Phil Brucato
NewWitch magazine, Dec '04 - Feb '05, review of Haphazard
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Sacramento Grove of the Oak Imbolc Eisteddfod, a Celebration of the Arts! 2/6 [04 Feb 2010|10:56am]

sactoboydave
My apologies for posting this late. Please forward as you like.  I hope some folks can make it.

Dave Shorey
Sacramento Grove of the Oak
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

You are invited and thrice welcomed to participate in the annual Sacramento Grove of the Oak's Eisteddfod, a Celebration of the Arts!
 
Saturday, February 6, 2010
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Formal presentations begin at 1:00 p.m.
Sacramento Grove of the Oak - 9421 Maria Way, Sacramento, CA 95827

MAP: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=9421+Maria+Way,+Sacramento,+CA+95827&sll=37.0625,-95.677068sspn=32.335236,56.513672&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=9421+Maria+Way,+Sacramento,+California+95827&t=h&z=16

Please feel free to participate by bringing a work of artistic expression (i.e. a poem, a picture, a photo, a special homemade dish, handmade jewlery, leatherwork or chainmail, a hand-knit scarf...the list goes on!) Or, feel free to simply come and enjoy the event!

This will be a POTLUCK, so please bring a dish or non-alcoholic drink to share. Folding chairs are also advisable. This event takes place in Sacramento at Grove's home location of 9421 Maria Way in Sacramento.

This event has always been open to all, but this year the Grove wishes to place a special emphasis on inviting folks from outside of Sacramento. Whether you live in Chico, Fresno, Modesto, San Francisco, the North, South, or East Bay Area, or anywhere in between, Solitary or with a particular Coven, Grove or Fellowship, please know that you are welcome to be at the Eisteddfod.

Covens, Groves, Fellowships and other Groups are invited to create a piece of work to display or perfom as a group as a signature piece. Individuals from other groups are also more than welcome to display or perform their own peices of art, poetry etc.

HOW TO GET TO SACRAMENTO GROVE OF THE OAK
From U.S. Highway 50, take the Bradshaw Road off-ramp. Go to Folsom Boulevard and turn left (West). After you pass the Butterfield & Folsom intersection, you will turn right (North) onto Mira del Rio. Follow Mira del Rio to the stop sign and turn Right (East) on Linda Rio and immediately left (North) on Maria Way.The house is on the left side of the street just past the curve - 9421 Maria Way.

For more information on the Sacramento Grove of the Oak, please visit our website at www.groveoftheoak.org.

Questions? Email ladytesseract@yahoo.com.

Blessings of Creativity and New Beginnings to you all!

Jeyn Jaffe
Honored Bard Emeritus 2005 - 2006
Board Member and Vice-President of Sacramento Grove of the Oak
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Announcing the beginning of a new Feri Tradition class in Sacramento [26 Jan 2010|01:01pm]

bridgeweaver
[ mood | Pleased ]

What: the beginning of an extended series of classes in the Feri tradition.

When: some time in the middle of March, depending on the wishes and schedules of interested attendees.

Where: Sacramento, CA at the home of some of the people who are interested in studying: location details to be given out to people who tell me they want to study with me.

Who am I: Christopher Bartlett, initiate in the Feri tradition through the lineage of Valerie Walker

Who may come: anyone with an interest in the Feri tradition. If I don’t know you personally, I will wish to meet with you in person ahead of time so that you and I will be able to assess whether or not mine is the class for you.

What is the Feri Tradition? Please do some research. In brief, it is a pagan tradition created, or synthesized by Victor Anderson and since elaborated on by him and his students/descendants. It is an ecstatic tradition that draws on many elements of witchcraft, shamanism and other disciplines to create both a path to self-development, and a way of worshipping deity, both omnipresent and specific. It is sex-positive, queer-positive and will make you question everything you think you know.

Schedule: in-person classes will be held roughly once a month. Between classes, there will be homework, experimentation and practice that will be necessary to get the most out of the class. There will also be on-line discussion via a private email list that will provide an opportunity to discuss, process and interact with one another to broaden our understanding of the material.

Notes: The first two or three classes will be open, to allow those who are interested to have the opportunity to try things out before committing to what may well be a two-year curriculum. After that, classes will be closed to create a space where we are working with known people. As we get into the heart of the material, it will be important to have a safe space in which to work, play and experience the often intense results of our magical working.

And make no mistake, there is magic to be made here. The Feri tradition is not for the faint of heart or the dabbler; it is a searching inquiry into our souls, our divinity and the ways in which we interact with one another and the gods of this and other worlds. One cannot remain unchanged by looking at these questions.

How do I play: Contact me to let me know of your interest. If I don’t know you, we will need to schedule a time to meet before the beginning of class. Once I have a group of interested students, I will set up the email group and invite everyone to join.

Cost: this class is free of charge.

Enjoy and I hope to see some of you in class soon.

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Azoth [19 Nov 2009|08:23am]

christystewart
I'm trying to find out all I can on 'Azoth' as a term, ideology, ect. I understand the word as it is used in alchemy and know the illustration of the 7 pointed star in Basil Valentine's Azoth of the Philosophers, but I can find almost NO information on the book itself or any copy of it.

I know of Azathoth/Azotharoth in the Cthulhu mythos, but it is my understanding that the name Azoth is a latter addition to the mythos by Gerry Conway, Roy Thomas, and Mike Docherty in the 1980s as a screen play that later became a storyarch for the Conan comics.

Can anyone give me any more information or a push in the right direction to into finding some more information?
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Death of Independents [11 Nov 2009|12:05pm]

toadiedeogre
Cut for length, please do read! :)Collapse )
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THIS FRI: "13" CHARITY EVENT = DJs+ BELLY DANCERS+MORE [09 Nov 2009|11:21pm]

ripmorbidkitty












FRI.NOV. the 13th! Belly Dance Charity Event, DJs & MORE (PLEASE REPOST!)>>>>


Club13



..
You are invited to ...


Club13..
When:
Friday, November 13, 2009
7:00 PM to 2:00 AM PST


Where:
The Cozmic Cafe
594 Main Street
Placerville, CA 95667


..


: Nov.Fri the 13th..... "13" 's CHARITY EVENT! Please Repost!!


This is a Charity event to help out the El Dorado Humane Society!!!
Please come out and support this cause and it will be helping many animals in need.

This night is going to be amazing and things are still being added to the bill:


there will be:

Bellydancers
Vendors (Fiendishly Fancy - Nick Roberts Art - Saviour))
GoetiaTV will be out interviewing DJs and people!
Djs (of course)



AND SACRAMENTO HORROR FILM FESTIVAL's Shadow Cast of REPO! The Genetic Opera will be making an appearance....................AND THERE WILL BE A CONTEST TO WIN TICKETS FOR THE DECEMBER : REPO! SHOWING!!!!

and more is still to come!!!

This is all for a good cause that needs everyones help!

Please Repost if you can. Any help is greatly appreciated.







http://www.myspace.com/sachorrorfilmfest


Click here to view the event



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Roomate wanted [18 Aug 2009|03:42pm]

sactoboydave

Howdy folks,

If you or anyone you know is searching for a place.

Room for rent in 3 bedroom house (Share with 2 queer pagan roomates- 1 male, 1 female) - in quiet Rancho Cordova neighborhood 3 blocks from Butterfield lightrail station and close to Highways 50 access.Rent is $337.50 + 1/3 SMUD costs, (Also share of cable/internet if used.)

Available Immediately.

Contact David @ 916-801-2519 or sactoboydave@yahoo.com

Please forward as appropriate - NOTE: Consideration will be given to  all those apply regardless of sexual orientation or religious
affiliation
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EVENT SCHEDULE: 5th Annual Celtic Midsummer Faerie Festival - 6/13 & 6/14 [09 Jun 2009|10:09pm]

sactoboydave
The 5th annual Celtic Midsummer Faerie Festival will be held June 13 - 14, at the VFW Hall (8990 Kruitof Way, Fair Oaks, California 95628) near Phoenix Park in Fair Oaks, Calif. Festival opens at 10 a.m. both days, closing at 11p.m. on Sat. and 6 p.m. on Sun.

This FREE family oriented event features local and regional artists performing a variety of Celtic, World, Folk and Rock music along with a variety of other entertainment. The schedule for the festival is:

Saturday June 13

10:00am: Announcements

10:30am: Opening Ritual

11:00am: Sahara Sands Bellydance
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sahara-Sands-Band/4910
5578588

12:00pm - 12:30pm: Handfasting Ritual

12:30pm: Honored Bard Contest & Honored Bard Emeritus Poetry Reading

1:00pm-1:45pm: Haggis Revenge

2:00pm-2:30pm: Hot Pot Studio Dancers http://www.verbatimdance.com and http://www.unmata.com

2:30pm: Ritual

3:00pm: Announcements and Raffle

3:30pm-4:45pm: Beltaine’s Fire
http://www.myspace.com/beltainesfire

5:00pm-5:30pm: Ritual
5:30pm: Announcements

6:00pm- 7:00pm: Hobbyhorse
http://www.myspace.com/hobbyhorsecafe

7:30pm-8:30pm: Lasher Keen
http://www.myspace.com/lasherkeen

9:00pm-10:00pm: Obsidian Butterfly
http://www.sacredfiredance.com/

10:00pm-11:00pm: Drum Circle

Sunday June 14

10:00am: Announcements & Morning Mood Music

10:30am: Ritual

11:00am: Hecates Riddle
http://www.myspace.com/isi na

12:00pm-12:30pm: Announcements & presentation of 2009-2010 Honored Bard

12:30pm-1:30pm: Moon Goddess Caravan

1:30pm: Ritual

2:00pm-3:00pm: Hobbyhorse
http://www.myspace.com/hobbyhorsecafe

3:00pm-4:00pm: Beltaine’s Fire
http://www.myspace.com/beltainesfire

4:00pm-5:00pm: Vesuvius
http://www.myspace.com/vesuviusband

5:00pm: Closing Ritual

The Festival boasts a diverse marketplace including many unique and handcrafted items, a Celtic village and living history display, energetic dance performances, drumming, and a spirited poetry and a performance arts competition. The festival caters to children with games, crafts and storytelling. The festival highlights ancient Celtic culture and history.

Sponsored by the non-profit Sacramento Grove of the Oak, Inc. attendees are encouraged to bring a donation of canned food for the Grove’s food closet. Parking is free.

Actors in full costume as warriors, fairies, druids, magicians and more will wander the event to entertain and astound attendees. Attendees are encouraged to dress in Celtic or magical finest.

For more information see www.groveoftheoak.org.


24 HOUR MEDIA CONTACT:
David Shorey (916) 801-2519, DRShorey@gmail.com

FESTIVAL COORDINATORS:
Cimber Cade, Jennifer Jaffee, April Hollon Festival Co-Coordinators
Phone: (916) 534-3747 Email: festival@groveoftheoak.org

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5th ANNUAL SACRAMENTO CELTIC MIDSUMMER FAERIE FESTIVAL TO BE HELD JUNE 13-14, 2009 [06 Jun 2009|01:11pm]

sactoboydave
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    

June 1, 2009

24 HOUR MEDIA CONTACT:
David Shorey (916) 801-2519, DRShorey@gmail.com

FESTIVAL COORDINATORS:
Cimber Cade, Jennifer Jaffee, April Hollon  Festival Co-Coordinators
Phone: (916) 534-3747  Email: festival@groveoftheoak.org


5th ANNUAL SACRAMENTO CELTIC MIDSUMMER FAERIE FESTIVAL TO BE HELD JUNE 13-14, 2009

The 5th annual Celtic Midsummer Faerie Festival will be held June 13 - 14, at the VFW Hall (8990 Kruitof Way, Fair Oaks, California 95628)  near Phoenix Park in Fair Oaks, Calif. Festival opens at 10 a.m. both days, closing at 9 p.m. on Sat. and 6 p.m. on Sun.

This FREE family oriented event features local and regional artists performing a variety of Celtic, World, Folk and Rock music along with a variety of other entertainment. Featured entertainers for 2009 include Celtic Hip Hop Fusion group Beltane’s Fire, progressive folk/rock ensemble Hobbyhorse, Gothic Celtic Folk trio Lasher Keen, local rock groups Hecate's Riddle and Vesuvias, and dancing by members of Hot Pot Studio and Moon Goddess Caravan. Saturday night entertainment will include fire dancing by Obsidian Butterfly.

The Festival boasts a diverse marketplace including many unique and handcrafted items, a Celtic village and living history display, energetic dance performances, drumming, and a spirited poetry and a performance arts competition. The festival caters to children with games, crafts and storytelling. The festival highlights ancient Celtic culture and history.

Sponsored by the non-profit Sacramento Grove of the Oak, Inc. attendees are encouraged to bring a donation of canned food for the Grove’s food closet. Parking is free.

While music and performances will be on stage both days, Saturday’s highlights include the Northern California Honored Bard competition. Poets and performers from around Northern California present their poetry, stories and music, all contending for the title of Northern California Honored Bard. (See www.groveoftheoak.org for more information.)  Local dance troops will also present high energy fire dances and a drum circle that will be open to all.

Actors in full costume as warriors, fairies, druids, magicians and more will wander the event to entertain and astound attendees. Attendees are encouraged to dress in Celtic or magical finest.

For more information see www.groveoftheoak.org.
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SACRAMENTO FAMILY BELTANE CELEBRATION - 5/2 - River Bend Park [28 Apr 2009|02:36pm]

sactoboydave
SACRAMENTO FAMILY BELTANE CELEBRATION
Saturday, May 2, 2009 - 10:00 a.m. - 5p.m.
River Bend Park (formerly Goethe Park), American River Parkway
http://www.msa2.saccounty.net/parks/ Pages/MapRiverBendPark.aspx

 
NOTE: There is a $5 self pay park entry fee

HOW TO GET THERE:

From U.S. Highway 50, take the Bradshaw Road off-ramp. Turn right at Folsom Boulevard and follow the brown-and-white signs to the park entrance on Rod Beaudry Drive.There will be signs in the park directing folks to the site of the celebration

EVENT SCHEDULE:
10:00 a.m. - Celebration begins
11:30 a.m. - Festivities begin with dancing or drumming (please bring drums/instruments)
12:00 Noon - Ritual
12:30 p.m.- 2:30 p.m. - BBQ/Food
2:00 p.m. - 50/50 Opportunity Drawing & Opportunity Drawing for donated items
3:00 p.m. - May Pole (please bring ribbon and extra to share if you can)
5:00 p.m. - Celebration ends

WHAT TO BRING:
~ $5.00 park entrance fee
~ Food for yourself/group
~ Charcoal, if you wish to BBQ
~ A BBQ, as they are limited in the park
~ $$ for the opportunity drawings (Fundraisers for the Faerie Festival)
~ May Pole Ribbon Please bring extra ribbon to share if you can. (PLEASE NOTE - If you have a special ribbon, please hold on to it untill ribbons are attached)
~ Drums
~ Blanket
~ Sunscreen
~ Water/drinks for yourself/group

QUESTIONS: Contact Jennifer at ladytesseract@ yahoo.com - 916-968-7518

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crossposted from my journal: Beltane [28 Apr 2009|02:07pm]

dreamsherd

*sigh* why can't sacramento field a morris side?
 at least berkeley's not far away...
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