The Community Quibbler Connecting You to Community Events- November 2011

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November 2, 2011 by Lain

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Hello Everyone!  I hope you are doing well and enjoyed Samhain.  This is the time of year that I really look forward to as the excitement for the Holidays grows.  For me it is the joy of giving and spending time with friends and family that I love.  While I am not a fan of snow, I enjoy a warm house and a crackling fire in the fireplace, some hot chocolate, and good company.  I hope your November is filled with all of these things!

Given that the month of November is the first month of the pagan new year, I am reflecting on the past year and want to hear from you with regard to what you want to see in the Quibbler.  The previous year the Quibbler had less than 75 subcribers, and today we are over 200 strong!  I want to ensure that the Quibbler is a valuable resource, so please lend us your thoughts at communityquibbler@shaw.ca.

Yuletide Craft Market

The Yuletide Craft Market is almost here and we have a number of fantastic vendors with items that will be perfect for your holiday needs.

We have a full house of vendors for this market:

Woodland Botanical
Oregano oil, amazing Plai, 4 thieves plague oil/body oil, sick room spray, dust mite eraser, aromatherapy blends x 7, chakra oils

Eris Publishing
The author will be there with 3 novels…Beyond the Threshold of Death, Resurrected, and Awakened

A Second Time Around
Steampunk pendant jewellery

Aureann and Lady Caven
Silver jewelry, energy/ crystal jewelry, hand rolled beeswax candles some magically energized

Askembla Sewing
Medieval headwear and dresses for girls, cloaks and various medieval accessories

Sea Tyde Treasures
Sea glass necklaces, earrings, crocheted bead wire necklaces

Goodies by Chris and Jody
Homemade Pagan Xmas ornaments, semiprecious bracelets and necklaces, beaded glass Xmas balls

Moondog Designs
Handmade bags and belt pouches from recycled materials, silver chains, jewelry

Zephyrs Wares
Holiday planners, picture frames, card holders, gift bags, sock snowmen, sushi roller flower vases, exfoliate scrub, eye pillows, heat bags, bookmarks, closet organizers, potato bags, holiday stockings, kiddy handles, pot holders, cloth wipes.

Two Witches and a Glue Gun
Skin free oils, incense, meditation wands,Yule/Sabbath and comical cards, clay tablets and smudge fans

Wellness in Wisdom
Hand crafted jewelry (wirework, stone, beads, chain mail, glass and metal), hand painted wooden boxes, Yule themed chaplets (floral crowns), Yule themed wreaths, dream catchers, Tarot card bags, and crocheted beaded bags.

Levanah’s Workshop
Altar clothes, Wall hangings, Robes, Cloaks, Yule decorations, Tutus, Medieval garb, Fairy wings and leather masks and crowns.

Crowillows Creations
Quilted mats, aprons, and other sewn items.

Acscentuations
Dream catchers, lotions, bath salts, lip balm, and some crocheted items.

Date: Saturday, December 3, 2011
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Glenwood Community League, 16430 – 97 Avenue
Contactnurse88@shaw.ca.  Please also see our Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=154393924639013

From Our Supporter: Where Faeries Live (10991-124 Street)

What’s New?

New to Where Faeries Live: taper candles! You’ve been asking for them for years and we finally found a supplier of high quality candles from Denmark. Smokeless, dripless, and coloured all the way through (not just dipped like some other candles), the coloured candles are seven inches long. The gold and silver candles are 10 inches long. Perfect for making spell candles or rituals that call for something a little larger than a 4 inch ritual candle.

Calendar

Witchcraft 101 & 102

Witchcraft 101 and 102 will be starting on September 9, 2011 from 6:30 PM till 8 PM.  This series of drop-in class is designed to give you a basic education in Witchcraft.  The cost will be $5 per class and if you need supplies you will be told in Witchcraft 101 and you can bring them from home or buy them at Where Faeries Live.  You will be introduced to concepts to enhance your personal practices and to explain things that you may have read about, but would be unsure how that would work in real life.  You will be able to explore options and try new formulas in a safe environment.  Meet and talk to other who are exploring and working on their own practice, a chance to compare notes.    Witchcraft 102 will start on September 23 and be more of the practical side. Examples: How to cast your circle, making magical incense, using herbs, your Books of Light and Shadow, using the energy you raise.  These and other topics will be discussed in Witchcraft 102.  At the end of the year you will have the equivalent of a year and day dedicate class.  For more info call Where Faeries live at 780.454.0187.

November 11, 2011 Witch craft 101 is all about Pagan ethics come join the conversation will be talking about the Charge of the Goddess, Charge of the God, the Law of Three, the ordains, personal responsibility.

Date: 101 – This class runs every 2nd Friday of the month; 102 – This class runs on the 3rd Friday of the month
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Where Faeries Live
Cost: $5.00 per class
Contact: Ed at 780-454-0187

Witchcraft 201

Witchcraft 201 is a class on witchcraft and will give you the equivalent of a First degree. It will run on Third Sunday of the Month form 12:30 PM till 4:30 PM.  The cost per person is $250.00 and we required a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 15.  For more info call Where Faeries live at 780.454.0187.

The Psychic Connection

The Psychic Connection is a group dedicated to the understanding, sharing, learning and the passing of knowledge on all matters psychic, mediumship, clairvoyance, sensitive and empathic abilities.

Robert and Sylvia will lead members through a series of exercises, events, psychic workshops, and discussion groups that will help develop their abilities. We will cover such areas as: meditation, astral projection, dreams, visions, spirit guides, animal spirits, the universe, energy work, communication with spirits and many other topics.

By working together, whether you are just starting or an experienced psychic, you will find the experience enjoyable and challenging, yet very rewarding.

This month we will be discussing protection techniques and we will also be doing some psychic games.

Date: Friday, November 4th
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Where Faeries Live
Admission: by donation
Contact: Robert & Sylvia at tpc@trilogy2003.com

Edmonton Paranormal Interest Club (EPIC)

This group meets every first and third Saturday of every month. Its main goal is to provide a physical social network of people who have an interest in the unexplained. The meetings are always free to attend and every opinion is always respected. This group also works in co-operation with other divisions of Edmonton Paranormal Society to give members an opportunity to learn and even go on ghost-walks and investigations! Also it will give help to people dealing with paranormal activity, want to share experiences, or even wish to teach lectures! Everyone is always welcome, so come and enjoy the future of paranormal exploration!

Hot drinks are provided by Edmonton Paranormal Society. 
Baked goods are always welcomed.  Hope to see you all there!

Date: Saturday, November 5st
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Location: Where Faeries Live
Admission: $5.00

Women’s Mysteries

Women’s Mysteries is a monthly meeting of Pagan and Pagan-friendly women.  We meet to celebrate the Wheel of the Year together and to discuss a variety of topics.  Our purpose is to create a community of women and share our lives, joys, grief, triumphs, and challenges.  Participants need to be 18 years of age unless accompanied by a parent.

Date: Sunday, November 6th
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Where Faeries Live
Admission: By donation
Facilitator: Sokende Sanndru

EPIC Presents: Interactive Clairvoyant Understanding

This is a group started by the Edmonton Paranormal Society to help people with paranormal sensitivities learn, progress, and cope with their abilities.  It is a peer to peer networking club dedicated to connecting people with psychic, clairvoyance, clairaudience, claircognitive, clairsentience, clairalience, and clairgustance abilities.

The Edmonton Paranormal Society will be working closely with this group to create a confidential environment where sensitives can learn from one another without public access.  It will also allow for people who wish to help the paranormal world by being verified and certified to work with paranormal investigational groups.

Hot drinks are provided by the Edmonton Paranormal Society.  Baked goods are always welcome.

Also the Edmonton Paranormal Society will be accepting donations in the form of money or Canadian Tire money.  Don’t forget to help us add to our community social board that will be set up at each EPIC and ICU meeting.

Date: Saturday, November 19th
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Location: Where Faeries Live
Admission: $5.00

Community Events

Shaman’s Journey Drumming Circle

Welcome to our second season of drumming!

Date: Friday, November 4th
Time: doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the event starts at 7:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.
Location: The Unitarian Church (10804-119 Street)
Admission: $5-10 you decide what you can afford in that range
Contact: Visit us on Facebook or send us an e-mail at shamansjourneydrumming@gmail.com

EPLC Study Group

This learning/study group is a self directed year and a day pagan course. The topics and dates will be listed on theeplc.webs.com site and the cost would be free. This course is a self-guided path with facilitated discussions and to allow individuals to challenge their beliefs and gain a better understanding of daily spiritual living, offering ideas to other study group students. We ask that anyone interested in signing up for the study group, be committed to attending as many dates as possible, EPLC understands that people are busy and some study group meetings may have to be missed occasionally. There is a level of commitment and respect for the people who are committed to the group as well as for those facilitating and we believe everyone’s time is valuable, therefore please ensure that you really want to commit to a YEAR of personal learning for no other reason than to grow spiritually within yourself.

Purpose: to learn from others and share knowledge to further a personal path of spiritual choices and increase personal knowledge of inner beliefs and how to live a spiritual lifestyle
Topics: there is a tentative schedule of topics listed on the website www.eplc.webs.com
Concepts: allowing all participants to
~Think out loud
~Share ideas
~Learn from one another
~Charting a learning plan for the group
*one topic at a time where each member gives their input about their beliefs and traditions
~Confidentiality of personal experiences disclosed within the group

This course does not:
1. initiate or dedicate anyone to any specific pagan path
2. provide history of paganism or witchcraft or cater to one specific pagan path such as Wicca, Druid, Shaman or otherwise
3. initiate or designate anyone with a ‘degree’ of title of priest/priestess

Prerequisites: Commitment to attendance and group work
Families Welcome: as with all EPLC Fellowship activities – children are always welcome.

Date: Friday, November 11th
Time:7 pm -9:30 pm 15 minutes to set up, two hours for work, and 15 minutes to clean up.
Location: Suite 217, 11520 100 Ave., Academy Place, Edmonton
Cost: By donation – requests will be made if specific items are needed

** shared experiences are for learning from and discovering new paths and new choices, they are not to be shared outside Study Group**
As the intent of the EPLC Study Group is more formalized than an EPLC Fellowship Circle, minors aged 13 + will be asked to behave in a manner conducive to adult focused learning, open discussions – some that may not be family focused, as well as various types of presentations or activities with study group members or quest speakers.

Congregationalist Wiccan Assembly of Alberta

The Congregationalist Wiccan Assembly of Alberta hosts monthly Open Circles on the second Sunday of each month from 6-8 p.m.  These events are open to all adults with an interest in Wicca/Paganism, and to minors accompanied by a parent.  There is no cost to attend, although donations are accepted to help cover the cost of space rental.  Please bring a contribution for a potluck snack to follow.

Date: Sunday, November 13th
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Ritchie Hall (7727-98 Street)
Admission: By donation
Contact: cwaalberta@gmail.com

Edmonton Pagan Learning Circle Fellowship (EPLC)

Edmonton Pagan Learning Circle Fellowship – EPLC, is an interactive pagan spiritualist discussion group that is family friendly, focusing on shared pagan learning, The EPLC invites everyone to join the monthly circles and annual events to meet other pagans and their families, while sharing different traditions within pagan spirituality. The EPLC is not a coven, nor is EPLC a religious society; the EPLC is a fellowship dedicated to pagan spirituality and fostering growth within pagan family traditions. The EPLC exists to share experiences, learn from others, build community, havefun and teach each other and our children acceptance for different spiritual paths and lifestyles. EPLC offers pagans a safe place to start or continue their spiritual journey with a group of accepting individuals. Each month members cast an interactive circle, participate in a presentation on a topic chosen by the group, and children are given pagan friendly activities to keep them occupied during circle time. EPLC is proud to host meetings the 3rd Saturday of each month as a way to foster acceptance in all people regardless of culture, race, religion or sexuality. Everyone is asked to please bring a snack to share during social and clean uptime; please bring enough for at least 15 people.

November’s theme will be on stones and crystals: how to cleanse and work with your stones, and how to use them in your Magickal workings.

Date: Saturday, November 19th
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Location: TBA
Admission: By donation
Contact: Kaldra & Lupine
E-mailEdmontonPaganLearningCircle@gmail.com
Websitewww.eplc.webs.com
Phone/Text780-994-6373
Wheelchair Accessible Location

Kaldra is also available for “talking stones” divination sessions ($40.00/session).  “Talking stones are a unique divination tool that tell a story about the questioner and can offer guidance on life issues.”  Contact Kaldra at the above for details.

Shaman’s Journey Drumming Circle

Welcome to our second season of drumming!

Date: Friday, November 25th
Time: doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the event starts at 7:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.
Location: The Unitarian Church (10804-119 Street)
Admission: $5-10 you decide what you can afford in that range
Contact: Visit us on Facebook or send us an e-mail at shamansjourneydrumming@gmail.com
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Sales

A Sense of Serenity 
10342-81 Avenue N.W. Edmonton

The sales at Sense of Serenity are as follows:

1.  The singing Bowls for 50% off;
2.  The Ringing Cedar series are still 30% off;
3.  The table outside has many thing for 50% off;
4.  The Nordic statues will be 30% off; and
5.  The Yoga Pillows are 25% off.
Also as per usual the 2 racks of books and cd and decks are now full of stuff that is new and the store has lots of new items in.

Workshops

Gift Ideas

To handcraft unique, personalized gifts for friends, family, kids or teachers. And of course, it is always great to make them for your self too.
Handcraft: 
- Soy candle scented with essential oils
- Herbal dream pillows
- Aromatic room spray
- Natural bath bombs
- Comforting Tea Blend

Date: Thursday, November 3rd
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Earth’s Aromatique (#2, 7115-109 Street)
Cost: $75.00
Contact780-432-7955

* This class is also held again November 20th at 1:00 p.m.

Body Balms

There are many ways to moisturize the body, but nothing beats the silky intensity of pure oil, beeswax and botanical butters.  In this class you will create 4 variations of waterless moisturizers that vary in consistency from light to heavy.  By the end of the class you will have a comfortable understanding of how changing the ratios of ingredients create very different products.

Date: Monday, November 7th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Earth’s Aromatique (#2, 7115-109 Street)
Cost: $75.00
Contact780-432-7955

Exfoliant Class

To use natural ingredients such as salt, oatmeal, sugar and pumice to create the perfect exfoliant to remove dead dry skin.
Handcraft:
- Salt body scrub
- Green coffee cellulite polish
- Honey scrub
- Pumice foot scrub
- Gentle face exfoliant

Date: Thursday, November 10th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Earth’s Aromatique (#2, 7115-109 Street)
Cost: $75.00
Contact780-432-7955

Melt & Pour Soap Making

Learn how to make various soaps that do not use lye, or take a month to cure.  An absolutely fun and creative class.  In this class you will handcraft soaps using the following techniques:  embedding charms, soap on a rope, layering colours, infusing a botanical exfoliant, and creating and embedding soap cut outs.
*Note: The price includes a soap and mold of your choice.

Date: Saturday, November 12th
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Earth’s Aromatique (#2, 7115-109 Street)
Cost: $75.00

Essential Oil Blending

Essential oils release extraordinary scent and offer potent therapeutic effects.  Come learn the basics of blending multiple essential oils together and see how they change when added to different bases.  In this class we will be making a combination in a cream base, a therapeutic roll on oil, a solid perfume, and an Eau de Toilette.  Mingle logic, intuition, and enjoy!

Date: Sunday, November 13th
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Earth’s Aromatique (#2, 7115-109 Street)
Cost: $75.00
Contact780-432-7955

Lotions, Toners, & Face Serums

Learn various ways to mix carrier oils, essential oils, floral waters and nutritive botanicals to promote healthy skin.  In this session you will handcraft light lotion emulsifiers, moisturizing toner, nutritive serum, thick cream only using whole botanicals

Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Earth’s Aromatique (#2, 7115-109 Street)
Cost: $75.00

Earth Magic Energetic Studies
Presented by: Brenda Walsh

Soul Searchers Intuitive Consulting

This monthly Class will focus on the awareness and development of our own natural intuitive nature in conjunction with developing an awareness and relationship to the natural worlds.
Some of the topics, just to name few:

  • Energetic Awareness: understanding, transforming, creating

  • Intuitive Understanding: awareness, development
  • Finding Aspects of Self: hidden away like treasures
  • Grounding: within ourselves and earth
  • Connecting with the Faeries Realms
  • What Animals Teach Us: pets and wild
  • What Nature Teaches: trees and other nature spirit
  • Creating Sacred Spaces: faery gardens, alters, offerings
  • Signs, Dreams, Visions
These informative classes are taught in a very simple and relaxed atmosphere with hands on,
experiential learning. A variety of techniques and tools are used from guided/walking mediations, crystals, herbs, color.  Expect the unexpected…
Classes are once a month from March to December, Wednesday Evenings on the following dates:

October 19/11 – November 23/11 – December 21/11

Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm Doors open 6:30
Location: Ritchie Community Hall 7727-98St Edmonton, AB
Cost: $25.00/Class (Cash Only)
To register for class(es) contact:
Brenda Walsh 780-449-6862 or email soulsearchers@shaw.ca

The Beaver’s Moon

The full moon name for November is the Beaver Moon. As we’ve seen in the prior months, each symbolic name references a point within the epitome of the month. Beavers are coming into their fullness in November. So much so that the Natives knew to set traps early in the month because the beaver would be in her glory.

Referencehttp://www.whats-your-sign.com/native-american-full-moon-names.html

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