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March 1, 2012 by Lain

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March 2012

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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.

March’s topic will be on astral projection and connecting with the spirit realms.

Date: Friday, March 2nd
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Where Faeries Live
Admission: $10.00
Contact: Robert & Sylvia at

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

March Madness Dinner & Dance

This is the first time for this event and I hope that Pagan community will come out and support this fundraiser for the Sun Wheel Festival. Dinner is going to be a baked spaghetti supper with a meat sauce. There will be vegetarian options as well as celiac-friendly options, Dinner will include a salad, bun, glass of red or white wine with dinner and dessert. I am hoping that we have a great crowd to come and dance the February doldrums away! The hall will only hold 200 for a dance so come get your ticket now before we sell out!

Date: Saturday, March 3rd
Time: Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and cocktails will begin at 6:00 p.m. Dinner is at 7:00 p.m.; the dance starts at 8:30 p.m.; there will be a midnight lunch at 11:00 p.m.; and last call is at 1:00 a.m.
Location: Glengarry Community Hall 13325 – 89 Street
Cost: $25.00 (available at Quantum Comics or at Where Faeries Live)

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

All you guys and gals come dressed in your most outrageously funny hat and win a Reading with psychic medium Janice at this wonderful Tea Cup Reading Class. An afternoon of fun. Snacks provided.

Date: Sunday, March 4th
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Unique Perceptions, 78 Oswald Drive, Spruce Grove
Cost: $50.00

Women’s Drumming and Goddess Chanting Circle

The sacred flame of the Goddess Hestia was once at the centre of every temple and home in Greece. We are helping to rekindle Her flame now in our own times. Join us in celebrating Hestia at our March Circle! We welcome newcomers to come and check out our Circle. No drum is needed. No drumming or singing experience is required either.

Date:Wednesday, March 7th
Time:7:30 p.m.
Location:West Edmonton (phone for address)
Cost:voluntary donation
Phone:Debra at (780) 483-7310

Edmonton Tarot Group

Learn the tarot through group exercises with the cards, practice readings and tarot discussion.

Date: Thursday, March 8th (every 2nd Thursday of the month)
Time: 6:00pm late comers are welcome!
Contact: Jason at for more information!

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 classes will revolve around your tools. Bring you working tools for consecration and for working with. We will be making a wand and perhaps some other tools depending on time and interest.

Date: 101 – Friday, March 9th ; 102 – Friday, March 23rd
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 Astrological Society

Roger’s Corner ~ Cosmic Forces in the News, Astro Tidbits ~ TBA, Feature Presentation: Chris McRae ~ Progressed Lunation Cycle

Date: Friday, March 9, 2012
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: 3880-74 Avenue
Cost: $5.00 for non-members (first time members attend for free)

Coming to Edmonton April 13, 14, 2011EAS is proud to present Alan Oken.  Stay tuned for more details.

Tarot Class

We are using the Rider Waite deck or similar decks. Part of each class will be used to do reading for yourself and classmates. The minimum is 6 people and the maxium is 12 people for the class. Cutoff for registration and payment is March 7th.

Date: Wednesday, March 14th, 21st, & 28th
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Location: Where Faeries Live
Cost: $60.00

Drum Making Ceremony

The drum making ceremony (celebration) is over 2 weekends. While most drum making workshops are over a weekend, this ceremony honours the drum builder and the drum with songs.

The drum making ceremony begins like this:

1) People start to gather and get comfortable.
2) Smudging and prayer ceremony is offered to the group.
3) A talking stick is passed around the group A question is asked “Why do you seek the teachings of the drum ?”
4) A group demonstration and teaching of lacing the drum with a vinyl drum head.
5) The group then laces the vinyl drum head before the real thing.
6) Once the group is comfortable with the lacing, they start lacing the real thing.
7) then hang the drums to dry.
8) Closing drum making ceremony.
9) Homeward bound.

Date: Part 1 – Saturday March 17th; Part 2 – SaturdayMarch 24th
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Where Faeries Live
Cost: $260.00

CWAA Shining Star Temple’s Open Ostara Ritual 

The event is open to all adults 18+ and minors accompanied by a parent.   Please bring a contribution for a potluck snack to follow.

Date: Sunday, March 18th
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Clearview Community Hall (93 Cornett Dr.) inRed Deer
Cost: There is no cost to attend, but donations are accepted to cover the cost of hall rental.

Beltaine Faire 2012

This is the spring gathering of Pagans and friends of pagans from Edmonton and beyond for this annual one day event. The Faire represents a diverse cross section of community as presenters, vendors, performers, and contributo. It is open to all who wish to attend. So come and feel free to bring some of your friends. Come as you are or dress up in your finest robes for this event.

This year, along with past presenters, we are adding new programs and presenters to grow the Faire. This year will once again feature a potluck supper supported by the community at large. There will be an evening of drumming and we hope to have two sets of large crystal bowls to add a bit of a chance to feel the amazing healing power of sound.  We hope to see you there!

The program is still in the finishing stage as we add venders and presenters while moving closer to the final phase of printing posters.

Date: April 28, 2012
Time: TBA
Location: Ritchie Hall, 7727-89 Street
Contact: Anyone wishing to volunteer, present or vend please contact Monty at

Sun Wheel Festival

This year we have a least one Pagan Band  (Raven’s Call) and are finishing details on a contract with a Pagan Singer/Song Writer from the Seattle area.  Working though the process we had an opportunity to refine our focus a bit, while remaining a Pagan Festival for Western Canada with Pagan workshops, we acknowledge that Pagans tend to be intensely creative people and have a wide range of skills.   Recognizing this we are focusing a little more on the arts side.  I hope that this Festival will feed the creative Pagan soul. This year besides the Pagan Singer (to be announced once we have finalized the details) and Raven’s Call, there will be a workshop on sacred dance/movement. I would love to find someone who could do an art workshop or perhaps a mask making workshop.  If you know anyone of that persuasion please let me know or encourage this person to volunteer.

Date: June 29th  – July 2nd , 2012
Location: TBA
Cost: TBA
Contact: Ed at 780-454-0187

Gaia Gathering: Canadian National Pagan Conference

We are very pleased to be able to inform you that Gaia Gathering, the Canadian National Pagan Conference will in Toronto for 2012.
Our theme this year is Building the Mosaic and will have six featured speakers offering lectures from their unique traditions and histories. As well as our Mosaic of Speakers there will be panel discussions, workshops, ritual and entertainment.
If you are interested in sitting on a panel, or offering a workshop please contact Pam The list of suggested panel discussions will be following soon. We are always interesting in what you would like to have discussed, so please also forward any suggestions along as well.

Date: May 18-21st
Location: NEW COLLEGE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, 40 Willcocks Street, Toronto, ON
Cost: Pre-Registration: $90 until March 23rd, 2012; Registration: $110


A Sense of Serenity 

10342-81 Avenue N.W. Edmonton

The sales at Sense of Serenity are as follows:

1.  If any Calandars left-they still will be 30 % off.
2.  The Nordic statutes still will be 50% off!
3.  The Jewellery will be 50% off for St Patricks day!
4.  The 2 shelves of books have 30% off have lots of new titles, decks, and cds and the 50 percent rack has lots of new stuff like cauldrons and rare stones and essential oils.

Silver Cove’s Spring Gem Show

Central Alberta’s largest gem, mineral and wholistic show and encomasses everything from rough rock to finished stones, to metaphysical supplies.   The Gem Show will include guest speakers, courses and classes, practitioners, and the largest selection of rocks, gems and more that Central Alberta has ever seen! We run extended hours for the event, and people can check out the website for more details.

Date: February 23 – March 4th
Time: contact the store for extended hours
Location: Lacombe Mall, 5230-45 Street, Lacombe
Contact403-789-1308 or at

Calendar – Ongoing Events

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, March 2rd & 16th
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

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, March 3rd
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, March 4th
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Where Faeries Live
Admission: By donation
Facilitator: Sokende Sanndru

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: Sunday, March 4th
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Earth’s Aromatique (#2, 7115-109 Street)
Cost: $75.00

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: Thursday, March 8th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Earth’s Aromatique (#2, 7115-109 Street)
Cost: $75.00

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, March 11th
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Ritchie Hall (7727-98 Street)
Admission: By donation

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 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
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, March 9th
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.

Home Spa Class

Learn to make natural mixtures for a perfect spa night at home that relax, detoxify and nurture the skin.
- Cocoa butter bath truffles
- Botanical face mask
- Aromatic shower gel 
- Body oil infused with essential oils
- Clay based face cleanser

Date: Tuesday, March 13th
Time: 6:00 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: Friday, March 16th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Earth’s Aromatique (#2, 7115-109 Street)
Cost: $75.00

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 at the Pride Centre of Edmonton, 9540 111 avenue, 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.

This months themes is candle magick bring your traditions to circle and share with the group how you incorporate candles into your spiritual practice and what kind of candle magick does your family practice.

Date: Saturday, March 17th
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Location: 3808-119 Avenue
Cost: By donation
Contact: Kaldra & Lupine
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.

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, March 17th
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Location: Where Faeries Live
Admission: $5.00

Kama Sutra Workshop

Learn to create natural lovemaking products that smell and taste delicious.
- Honey Sprinkles
- Natural Lubricant
- Massage Bar
- Essential Oil Blend
- Aphrodisiac Sachet
- Tea Light Candles

Date: Friday, March 19th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Earth’s Aromatique (#2, 7115-109 Street)
Cost: $75.00

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 or

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

March Moon 

The March Moon is also known as Oak Moon, Storm Moon, Seed Moon and Maple Moon. The Oak moon was named for the tree god or king and at one time was considered to be the wood from which people were first created. Now is the time to be realistic when making life decisions. The zodiac association is Pisces.



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