Tag: earth spirituality

Paganism 101 Wait list – Sign up for next year

Louise Bunn’s Paganism 101 course was offered as a once-a-month session for 10 months with a team of facilitators in 2018-19 and then 2019-20.. Both years we had an extensive wait list. Because of covid-19, the 2019-20 group will complete their program in the fall.

UCV now has a database for ensuring people can join the wait list and we can easily send updates when a new course is starting, likely in January, 2021. Please complete the form below if you want to be notified when the course is next being offered. Contact earthspiritucv@gmail.com  with any questions.

More information here.


Moon Phases Are Delicious

Oreo Cookies illustrate the moon phases around the container for symbols of what we’re letting go of during the dark moon ritual.

In Neo-Paganism the moon cycles are often seen as a way to think about planting/growing/nurturing (during the waxing moon) and letting go/banishing/decreasing (during the waning moon).

Folklore certainly has lots of advice on planting and harvesting related to moon phases.

The full moon is full power. And the new moon is a time for spell casting–what do you want to bring into your life over the next month.

The dark moon is one to three days prior to the new moon being visible and is a time for banishing. (Makes sense–since the moon itself has “vanished”.)

In the Paganism 101 curriculum, we learn about the phases of the moon and correlation to pagan rituals and practices in session 9. The 2018-19 group is now full and in progress. You can join a wait list for next year’s group by sending an email.

The Earth Spirit Circle meets monthly and honours the turning of the seasons and cycles of the moon.

Here’s a fun activity to do with pagans and/or kids.

Photo from: https://4thgradefrolics.blogspot.com/2012/05/howling-at-moon-and-happy-happy-joy.html