THE COMMUNITY QUIBBLER- JANUARY 2012

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January 2, 2012 by Lain

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January 2012

Welcome to The Community Quibbler!

Hello Everyone!  Yule is just around the corner.  How exciting!

Thank you to everyone who attended the Yuletide Craft Market and supported our vendors.  It warms my heart to see people support local merchants!  A thank you also goes out to all of our vendors, for without you there would be no annual market.  A special thank you to Lee, Buffy, and Dianne – the dedicated organizing committee who put it all together.

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

What’s New?

We now have an astonishing array of new items including:
Greeting Cards!
Cloaks!
Silver and Stone Jewellery!
Books!
…coming soon…MORE Fairy Statues!
We will have extended shopping hours UNTIL 9PM EVERY SATURDAY from now until Christmas!

Where Faeries Live will close at 5:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve and be closed during Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Calendar-New Events

Women’s Drumming and Goddess Chanting Circle

At our January Circle, we will celebrate Yemaya, Goddess of the New Year, and ask her blessings for 2012. Come and join us — newcomers are always welcome! No drum or drumming/singing experience needed.

Date: Wednesday, January 4th
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place: West Edmonton (phone for location)
Cost: By donation
More Info: Phone Debra at (780) 483-7310

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 talking about discovering your abilities and how to use them.

Date: Friday, January 6th
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Where Faeries Live
Admission: by donation
Contact: Robert & Sylvia at tpc@trilogy2003.com

Robert is also available for psychic readings, either individually or in a group setting.  Please contacttpc@trilogy2003.com for more information or to book your reading.

Shaman’s Journey Drumming Circle

Join us with your Divinatory tools & toys for Divination Night. Come give some readings, get some readings, and possibly explore a divination technique that is new to you.

Date: Friday, January 6th
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

Witchcraft 101 & 102

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 there own practice, a chance to compare notes. At the end of the year you will have the equivalent of a year and day dedicate class

This month we will be talking about incense making for ritual, magic, and mediation.

Date: 101 – Friday, January 13th ; 102 – Saturday, January 28th
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Where Faeries Live
Cost: $5.00 per class
Contact: Ed at 780-454-0187

Edmonton Tarot Group

Learn the tarot through Group Exercises with the cards, Practice Readings and Tarot discussion.

Date: Wednesday, January 11th  (every second Wednesday of the month)
Time: 7:00 p.m., the 2nd Wednesday of every month.
Location: In the Millwoods area.
Contact: Jason at edmontontarot@gmail.com for more information!

Asatru and the Ancient Runes

Few things invoke a sense of mystery in the Indo European soul like the ancient Runes!  Six days of the week are NAMED after our ancient gods – yet a few people are even aware of this simple fact!  In an age where so many people are going back to their roots and rediscovering the cultural spiritual heritage of their ancestors, let those of Indo European roots not be left out of this prfound experience!  There are 40,000 years of pre-Christian history to the experiences of our ancient tribes.  Those of Indo European descent, or who feel the call in their soul of the ancient gods of the North need to make time for themselves to attend the following four sessions!

Date: Saturday, January 14th
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Where Faeries Live
Cost: $30.00
Contact: For details contact https://sites.google.com/site/runeclasses/

Shaman’s Journey Drumming Circle

We will be doing divination journeys tonight. There may be some partner work involved!

Date: Friday, January 20th
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

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. Everyone is asked to please bring a snack to share during social and clean uptime; please bring enough for at least 15 people.

This month we will be talking about Pagan Fashions– robes, jewellery, ritual wear – lets get all ‘pagan’d up’ and show off what, why and the intentions in what we wear.

Date: Saturday, January 21st
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Location: 3808-119 Avenue
Admission: By donation
Contact: Kaldra & Lupine
E-mail: EdmontonPaganLearningCircle@gmail.com
Website: www.eplc.webs.com
Phone/Text: 780-994-6373
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.

The Spirit Lantern Learning Circle

The name “Imbolc” comes from the Irish Gaelic phrase “i mbolg” which means “in a belly.” This is a reference to lambs being “in the belly” which was an ancient seasonal marker signifying the beginning of the lambing season and thus the first signs of Spring’s arrival. It is a festival sacred to Bríd, the Irish Goddess of Fire, the forge, poetry and healing. It is also associated with the tradition of Groundhog day: it is said the Cailleach (the winter crone or hag) gathers firewood on this day. If she intends for winter to be a long one, she will make the day sunny and bright (casting a shadow to frighten the groundhog in modern tradition) so she can see better to collect more wood. If the day is foul, that means the Cailleach is asleep and winter is almost over (no shadow to frighten the groundhog). Come gather with us on this night as we honor Bríd and prepare to welcome in the coming Spring!

Date: Sunday, January 29th
Time: Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the rite begins promptly at 7:30 p.m.
Location: The Unitarian Church on 108th Avenue and 119 Street.
Admission: $5.00 – to help pay for the rent of the facility and supplies.

The Spirit Lantern Learning Circle is available for handfastings, baby blessings, home and business blessings, and energy clearing and protections.  For more information how you might receive these services, please contact Terry at 780-479-6744.

Terry is also available for psychic and tarot card readings from her home.  Please call her for more information.

Tarot for Beginners

This class runs for three Wednesdays and will be split between theory and practice.  The first class will be looking at the Minor Arcana. The 2nd class we will look at the Major Arcana, and the third class we will look at colors, Astrological aspects and answer any question that may have come up.  Part of each class will be practice so please be prepared to do reading for your classmates. You will need to bring a Rider Waite deck or something similar.

Date: January 25th
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 pm.
Location: Where Faeries Live
Cost: ??
Contact: Ed at Where Faeries Live – 780-454-0187

Prairie Faeries Edmonton

Prairies Faeries Edmonton is a group who intent is to help GLBT people explore the sacred for a body and soul that is Gay.  Currently we are hosting A Faeries coffee and a Faeries Heart Circle.  We are working on meeting to share ritual.  If you have question or would like to contact us go to http://www.facebook.com/groups/206050672778989/ orhttp://groups.yahoo.com/group/prairiefaeries/

Supplies

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

The sales at Sense of Serenity are as follows:

1.  The Capiz shell  for 10% off.
2.  the Jewellery will be 50 % off.
3.  the Kryon books will be 30% off.

Also as per usual the 2 racks of books and cds.

We also have 18 different types of calendars in stock and 8 different types of datebooks (The Shaman calendar and the Jim Maynard Calendar, pocket astrologer are now in), as well as Horus in our statuaries.

Calendar – Ongoing Events

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, January 7th
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, January 8th
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Where Faeries Live
Admission: By donation
Facilitator: Sokende Sanndru

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 the eplc.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, January 13th
Time:7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. 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, January 8th
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Ritchie Hall (7727-98 Street)
Admission: By donation
Contact: cwaalberta@gmail.com

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, January 21st
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Location: Where Faeries Live
Admission: $5.00

Avalon College Wiccan Seminary

Rit 601: Graduate Seminar on Ritual Theory. This will be a revised version of the seminar from 2011 and will be a reading and discussion seminar at an advanced level. This challenging seminar will involve reading one book every two weeks (14 books in total) and discussing it, writing three short book reviews and an original paper on some aspect of ritual applying these theoretical models to some real-world problem or idea. Participation in discussion is required. There are no pre-requisites but it is highly recommended that students have a background in ritual and some background in theory. Some post-secondary education would also be helpful. The course will be limited to confirmed maximum enrolments of six students with a minimum of two. This course will begin in April 2013.

Academic courses will have fees of $200 each for the general public, $100 for members of CWABC and CWAA. The College is not formally affiliated with either CWABC or CWAA.
Blessed Be

Sam Wagar
Priest, Vancouver-Burnaby Temple
CWABC

January Moon

This moon is also known as Ice Moon, Wolf Moon, Snow Moon, and Cold Moon. This moon was said to warn hunters of falling ice from the trees. This is a time for introspection. Save your energy, stop worrying about others and concentrate on yourself. The zodiac association is Capricorn.

Reference: http://www.angelfire.com/de2/newconcepts/wicca/moonsexp.html

Don’t forget to put your crystals, stones, and tools out in the moonlight this evening!

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