COMMUNITY QUIBBLER- OCTOBER, 2012

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October 1, 2012 by Lain

 

Welcome to The Community Quibbler!

Hello Everyone!

I hope you are doing well and are enjoying the last vestiges of warm weather, now that fall is upon us.  There are still many activities happening before the snow flies, so we hope you will get out and enjoy them before the snow flies!

Just to let you know – there might be a missed Quibbler in the next month or two.  There is only one writer for this e-news (yours truly) and I am “expecting” soon (and am having some health issues with it).  So, if the Quibbler doesn’t show up in your mailbox – please don’t be alarmed.  I will be back to it as soon as I can!

Calendar of Events

Silver Cove’s Fall Gem and Mineral Show

Eleven days of fun and excitement in Lacombe, Alberta. Some of the greatest selection of gems, minerals, fossils, metaphysical supplies, and jewelry in Alberta on display for eleven days! Black Amethyst, Himalayan Salt Lamps, Gemstone fountains, Pendulums, Spirit Quartz, and much more! This is and entire mall takeover PLUS an additional 4000 square foot location PLUS a 2000 square foot bay!

Date: September 27th – October 7th
Time: 10am-9pm Mon-Sat; 10am-5pm Sunday
Location: 5230 45St Lacombe, AB
Admission: Free
Contact:  Visit www.silvercove.biz for more details or our facebook page www.facebook.com/silvercove

The Edmonton Druid Monthly Meet-up

Each meet up we discuss a topic, either Druidic in nature or Living Druidry in nature. All our talks are open, fun and friendly, and the more the merrier. We hope to see you there.
Date: Tuesday, October 2nd
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Contact the Organizer
Cost: Contact the Organizer
Contact: http://www.meetup.com/druid-259/events/80910162/

Women’s Drumming and Goddess Chanting Circle

The Turn of the Wheel has brought us again to the time of the Crone! At our October circle, we will celebrate Hekate, Greek Goddess and Queen of the Witches. Please come and join us — newcomers are always welcome. No drum and no drumming/singing experience are needed.

Date: Wednesday, October 3rd
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place: West Edmonton (phone for location)
Cost: Voluntary donation
More Info: Phone Debra at (780) 483-7310

Traditional Coca-Leaf Intuitive Readings
With Jhaimy Alvarez-Acosta

A unique opportunity to experience a Coca-Leaf Reading with Jhaimy which is a powerful tool that has been used in the Andes since time immemorial as a way to give guidance and insight into aspects of ones life including areas of family, heath, work and purpose/direction on their path.

Date: Wednesday, October 3rd & Wednesday, October 10th
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Utopia Bookstore in North Vancouver
Cost; $50.00
Contact: 1-604-984-8782

Shaman’s Journey Drumming Circle

We are a Shamanic Drumming Circle exploring connection to and building relationships with the seen and unseen worlds around us through drumming and shamanic journey. Our intention is to provide sacred space for people to explore and share their spiritual practice.

Date: Friday, October 5th & Friday, October 19th
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

Ritual Structure

Wiccan Ritual – Step by-step on setting up circle, calling directions, invoking the divine, some ideas for ritual work and occasions for group and individual celebration, blessing and sharing food and drink, ending the circle.

Workshops are available to CWAA members only. For more information, or to inquire about membership in the CWAA, please contact cwaalberta@gmail.com.

Date: Saturday, October 6th
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: contact the CWAA
Admission: $10.00
Contact: cwaalberta@gmail.com

Everything Pagan Coffee Moot

A group of Pagans and Wiccans gathering for fellowship and discussion. Introduction to the community, discussion of books and other resources, a chance to meet people of like mind.

Date: Saturday, October 6th
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: 10361 82 Avenue NW
Cost: free
Contact/RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/Everything-Pagan-Coffee-Moot/

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 to share our lives, joys, griefs, triumphs, and challenges. Participants need to be 18 years of age unless accompanied by a parent.  Please bring a snack to share.

Date: Sunday, October 7th
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Where Faeries Live
Cost: by donation
Contact: Where Faeries Live at 780-454-0187

The Witches Craft Class

Where Faeries Live is pleased to present The Witches Craft class again this year! This series of drop-in classes is designed to give you a basic education in Witchcraft.

There is no admission fee though donations will be gratefully received. You can bring supplies from home or buy them at Where Faeries Live.

You will be introduced to concepts that will enhance your personal practices and have things explained that you may have read about but was unsure how would work in real life. You will be able to explore options and try new formulas in a safe environment, meet and talk to others who are exploring and working on their own practice, and have a chance to compare notes. Examples: how to cast your circle, making magical incense, using herbs, your Books of Light and Shadow, and using the energy you raise. These and other topics will be discussed.

The topics for October are:

Sunday, October 14th : Divination Part I.  Bring tarot cards if you have them.

Sunday, October 28th : Samhain/Divination Part II.  Bring runes if you have them.

Date: Sunday, October 14, 2012 & Sunday October 28, 2012
Time: 1:30 PM till 4:30 PM.
Location:  Where Faeries Live (10991-124 Avenue)
Cost: By donation
Contact: Ed at Where Faeries Live at 780-454-0187

For the full schedule of classes this year, check out the Where Faeries Live website.

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, October 14th
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Ritchie Hall (7727-98 Street)
Admission: By donation
Contact: cwaalberta@gmail.com

Edmonton Pagan Pride Spirit Award

The first Pagan Pride Day Award is for someone who has volunteered in the Pagan community and has worked to make it better.  Working in the pagan community is key but we also live in the greater Edmonton community, so please include any and all volunteer work and explain why the person you are nominating deserves the award.

It has been decided that we will have a second “Long Term Service Award” (active in the community for 10 years or more) for those who have been in the community working to create what is probably one of the more vibrant communities in Canada.  Building the Pagan Community in Edmonton has been a long term effort, and we like to recognize the people who continually do the work to keep the community vibrant.  The award is for those who have built or help run organizations, events or other “behind the scenes” work.  When you nominate someone for the Long term service award please describe who they are and what they have done to make Edmonton the vibrant community it is today.

There are also people who don’t live in Edmonton but live their Pagan values and are an inspiration for all who know them.  There will be a third award called “The Edmonton Pagan Pride Day Alberta Spirit Award”.  This award is for pagans who live in Alberta (pagans who may live just outside the Alberta may be considered if they contribute to the Pagan Community).  Please send us information about them, and the great work they are doing.

There will be many people that qualify for the awards and we honour them for the doing the work with no reward.  These awards are a small gesture to publicly acknowledge all the work that has gone on though all the years.  The winners of the awards will win two tickets to the Witches Ball, and be given a bottle of mead or wine as a token of our appreciation, and a certificate to acknowledge their contribution to the Pagan community. We are looking forward to your Nominations

Date: submission deadline is October 14th.  The awards will be awarded at the Witch’s Ball.
Time: End of day on the submission deadline day
Location: send all submissions to Ed atedmonton.pagan.pride@gmail.com.
Cost: Nothing
Contact: Ed at edmonton.pagan.pride@gmail.com or at780-454-0187

Active Medicine Wheel

By connecting with the different faces of nature we can help ourselves heal from grief, loss, divorce, depression and other wounds.

Through simple diagrams and poignant discussion we will explore how to tap into modern and ancient prayers, beliefs and practices as a way of entering into the Grace of Healing.  Presented by Kriket.

Date: Tuesday, October 16th
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Strathcona County Library, 401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park
Cost: Free
Contact: Register online www.sclibrary.ab.ca, in person or call 780-410-8600

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 non-denominational pagan learning.  The EPLC invites everyone to join the monthly circles and annual events to meet other pagan peers and their families, learn and share various paths within pagan spirituality, while fostering growth in the Edmonton Pagan Community. 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, have fun and teach our children acceptance for different spiritual paths. EPLC offers pagans a safe place to start or continue their spiritual journey with a group of accepting and like minded individuals. Each month members cast an interactive circle, with a 1 hour presentation on a topic chosen by the group, and kids are given pagan friendly coloring sheets, actvities or crafts to keep them occupied. EPLC is proud to host meetings at the Pride Centre of Edmonton, 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.

CIRCLE THEME: school ideas and traditions, brown bag meeting all-denominatinal circle casting
please bring your ideas to share with the group about adapting curriculm, or attitudes about paganism that you face, explaining religion to your kids and how to explain paganism to thier friends, attendees will be having a disucssion about what we do, have done and would like done with traditional schooling and the options available to pagans in edmonton. Please remember to bring hand outs for the communal BOS binder

Date: Saturday, October 20th
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Location: 10608 – 105 Avenue (across 105 Ave from MacEwan University)
Cost: Donations accepted to cover supplies, rentals, and operational costs.
– EPLC tries to donate a minimum of $20 each month for a rental donation to the pridecentreofedmonton.org each time we use their facilities.
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.

Magickal Languages

Magickal alphabets – Theban, runes, others, plus discussion of when and why to use magickal languages – talismanic magic and secrecy.

Workshops are available to CWAA members only. For more information, or to inquire about membership in the CWAA, please contact cwaalberta@gmail.com.

Date: Saturday, October 20th
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: contact the CWAA
Admission: $10.00
Contact: cwaalberta@gmail.com

Samhain Supper & Ritual

The CWAA is hosting a Samhain Supper and Ritual on Friday, October 26 at 7pm. This event is open to everyone! The ritual, a celebration of the descent of the Goddess Inanna, will begin at 7:15. Following the ritual, a supper of pumpkin soup and homemade bread will be served; please bring a salad, side dish or dessert to share. We will finish up the evening with music and fellowship.

Date: Friday, October 26th
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Ritchie Community League (7727-98 Street)
Cost: There is NO COST to attend, but donations will be accepted to help cover the cost of hall rental.
Contact: cwaalberta@gmail.com

Witches Market

What a great way to celebrate and prep for Samhain! Come on out and shop for that special something. A variety of vendors and services for your perusal and enjoyment. Charity to be announced.

Confirmed vendors thus far:
The Herbwalker’s Apothecary
Woodland Botanicals
Mind Body and Sprit (Tarot Reading)
Wellness & Wisdom (Readings)
Pottery Verve
Night Garden
Tiffany Kent (reading)
Baking
AudreyLynn-Dream Weaver Sound Therapy
Golden Lady Wholistics
Creations by Elsie
Zephyrs Apothecary
Handmade Karma
Pixie Glassworks
Chainmail Jewelry

If you are interested in becoming a vendor, please contact Monique.

Date: Saturday, October 27th
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Acacia Hall (10433-83 Avenue)
Cost: Free to attend the event, for vendor tables, please contact the organizer
Contact: Monique – sqwirp@yahoo.ca

The Witches Ball

Join us for the 9th annual Witches Ball.  There will be a costume contest, a silent auction to benefit the Spirit Lantern Learning Circle, and much more!

Date: Saturday, October 27th
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.
Location: 13325 89 St NW
Cost: $30.00
Contact: Where Faeries Live or Quantum Comics and Collectibles for tickets

Spirit Lantern Learning Circle

Samhain, for the Gaelic for “Summer’s End” is the third and final harvest and is generally held to be the Pagan New Year Festival.  It is a festival with many traditions associated with it, not the least of which being communication with the dead and divination of the future.  It is a time when the past and the future come together in the present and the veil between this world and the next is the thinnest, allowing the spirits of the departed to either return for a day and a night of revelry with their survivors or for the survivors to engage in psychopomp work (ushering thei dead onward).  It is a time that reminds us that we are not eternal in this incarnation but that what comes afterwards is not to be feared, rather celebrated.  Please join us this night as we honor those who have gone before us and seek to divine a message of hope for those yet to come.

Date: Sunday, October 28th
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 119th 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.

Prairies Faeries Edmonton

Prairie Faeries Edmonton is a local group exploring Gay Spirituality. We believe that a Gay person has a Gay spirit, and that spirit needs to be addressed with a gay spirituality.

Date: Please contact the organizer
Time: Please contact the organizer
Location: Please contact the organizer
Cost: Please contact the organizer
Contact: Find us on Facebook athttp://www.facebook.com/groups/206050672778989/members/, or you can Call Ed at (780) 454-0187.

Northern Lights Circle #313 Spiral Scouts

Registration will be ongoing.  As children reach the age of 3, they are eligible to join.  There will be regular weekly meetings.  Please contact the leader for more information.

Date: Contact the leader
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Micheal Strembitsky School – Art Studio
4110 Savaryn Drive, SW, Edmonton
Bus Route 79 – from Millwoods Town Centre or Century Park the other direction)
Contact: Please direct questions to our Facebook page or email Leader Lisa Grant at SSI.NorthernLights@yahoo.ca.

General Information at www.spiralscouts.org.

Supplies

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

The sales at Sense of Serenity are as follows:

1.  the Nordic statues for 50% off
2.  the Geodes and merchandise in 3 curio cabinets will be 50% off.
3.  leather journals and Egyptian statuary 25% off
4.  then the usual 30% rack and the 50% rack.
5.  Himilayan salt lamps for 40% off.

Visit A Sense of Serenity’s website (http://www.asenseofserenity.ca/) or Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Sense-of-Serenity/175183457028) for more information.

Where Faeries Live
10991 124 Street Edmonton Alberta

Visit Where Faeries Live’s website (www.wherefaerieslive.com) or Facebook Page (http://www.facebook.com/WhereFaeriesLive) for more information.

Spiritual Farmer’s Market
if you have spiritual abilities, businesses, or wares and want to register, please email Melanie for more information at melanie@vitalitycrystals.com

There will be many amazing and gifted wares and healers – not to miss for Central Alberta!

October Moon

The October Moon is also known as Blood Moon, and Hunters Moon. This is the annual slaughter of all but breeding stock that took place at this time of the year. This is the time of seeking inner peace and truth. The zodiac association is Libra.

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

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