CWABC Okanagan Temple of Mirth & Reverence

Temple of the Congregationalist Wiccan Association of British Columbia

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Blog for the CWABC Temple of Mirth & Reverence in Vernon, BC.  Will include articles on Wiccan thealogy, Paganism, magick, natural health, Pagan events in BC, and Temple events.  We hold eight Sabbat celebrations a year and several classes.  Our public rituals are by donation.

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Wicca 101 for the Fall

Posted by Sable Aradia on July 6, 2013 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (3)

Due to popular demand, we will be sponsoring a Wicca 101 series starting in September.  This will be overseen by me (Sable) and organized by my Second Degree initiate Anari (Zapphira) who is also my coven Maiden.  To register, contact me here or at the shop or phone.  All welcome, costs limited to expenses (ie. photocopies etc.)

Blessed be,

Sable

Ostara

Posted by Sable Aradia on March 4, 2012 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Hey guys, just letting you know that Ostara will be happening Saturday, March 17 at Mitch & Wayne's place (768 25th Avenue); all are welcome.  Ritual will be in the evening around 6 pm; people can start arriving earlier in the afternoon if they would like to.  Please bring a potluck contribution.  Some people have allergies so please list ingredients.  For more information, please contact Mitch at 250-545-7715.

 

Blessed be,

Sable

Witches's Ball Cancelled and Samhain

Posted by Sable Aradia on October 11, 2011 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (1)

Please note that this year's Witches' Ball has been cancelled due to insufficient ticket sales. We are sorry for the inconvenience and we hope to reintroduce the event next year! Ticket refunds, for those who have purchased one, are available at The Threads That Bind Us.

Samhain will not be a public event, but is strictly for Temple members this year.  Contact Sable, Erin or Tammy if you would like to bring someone....

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Ostara Thanks & Beltane

Posted by Sable Aradia on March 20, 2011 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (1)

Thanks to everyone who joined us for Ostara last night!  It was a lot of fun and a very good and warm ritual.  Beltane is going to be early, likely the weekend of the 23rd of April, because my May is basically spoken for.  But it promises to be great fun!  Two of our Temple members, Mitch and Wayne, have volunteered their huge yard for the purpose.  We're going to have a maypole and games!  More info to come as things come together!

Blessed be,

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Pagan Pathfinders Podcast

Posted by Sable Aradia on March 12, 2011 at 3:16 PM Comments comments (0)

I have a new non-profit project called the Pagan Pathfinders Podcast!

Picture, if you will, a virtual campfire in the astral plane, and around this campfire, a heartbeat drum calls to the elders and leaders of the worldwide Pagan community. They are organizers, facilitators, authors, musicians, scholars, artists, advocates, and community-builders. They practice almost every conceivable Pagan faith and span time zones from th...

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Death, the Universe & Everything

Posted by Sable Aradia on February 8, 2011 at 6:33 PM Comments comments (1)

My husband Erin recently spoke to me about a near death experience that happened during his nearly-fatal car accident. While this has been a very difficult process for him, I have found it to be spiritually uplifting and enlightening. His experience confirms and validates a lot of my own beliefs and experiences. I hope to share some of that with y...

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Wards

Posted by Sable Aradia on January 29, 2011 at 6:27 PM Comments comments (0)

Wards in a metaphysical context are symbols used to divide one area from another, and to ensure its protection.

Outdoor wards usually involve marking the four or eight compass of a property with a tangible marker. In the modern age, this tends to involve crystals with elemental associations appropriate to the direction, and in older days it involved natural features of the property, animal tokens, particular arrangements of stones or other natural objects, ochre and symbols. The objects...

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A Bisexual Perspective on the Great Rite

Posted by Sable Aradia on January 29, 2011 at 6:22 PM Comments comments (0)

As I was researching the Eight Paths of Power videos that I did recently, I learned how little information there was out there concerning the Great Rite, and most of this limited information seems strictly heterosexual in its perspective. Many gay and lesbian Witches eshew the Great Rite as being irrelevant to them as a result. I don't believe that this is the case, and I think that this is one of that great Mysteries of our faith and to miss out on it is to miss something spectacular. But as...

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Eight Paths of Power Classes in 2011

Posted by Sable Aradia on January 4, 2011 at 8:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Starting in February, I will be offering my "Eight Paths of Power" series once again.  These classes have been well received by people in the community and I think they have something valuable to offer any Pagan, Witch or practitioner of magickal arts.  I have been actively practicing magick for a long time and this is the result of my work.  I will be offering this series in Vernon, Kelowna, and Nanaimo; please contact me for details about the Nanaimo dates.

 

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The Three Degrees of Wicca: Birth, Death, and Love

Posted by Sable Aradia on January 4, 2011 at 8:36 PM Comments comments (0)

An initiation ceremony, in any tradition, religion or path that has one, is intended to illustrate a Mystery and confer a Rite of Passage, by making the subject of the ritual into the protagonist of their own mythic story. A properly performed initiation ceremony takes the recipient into the living realm of the Hero’s Journey that Joseph Campbell wrote about. The Hero is called, propelled or forced into leaving his/her familiar home and entering on an adventure; s/he is tested by a guar...

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