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Our Calendar of Events page has been updated with the upcoming events of 2019!  The board is excited to be bringing in several guest speakers to lead monthly discussion groups, and for the first time ever we will be offering several new rituals this year!  Check out our Calendar of Events  page and be sure to save the dates!

 

 

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Swords in Magic

 

Swords in Magic

The sword has held a place of power and ritual since it first started being made and used. Continue reading “Swords in Magic”

The Roman God Janus

The Roman God Janus

Janus is the ancient Roman God of beginnings, gates, transitions, time, duality, doorways, passages, and endings. A uniquely Roman God, Janus has no equivalent in Greek religion. However late roman period art from the Greek regions has turned up a handful of Janus inspired Hermes artworks. Janus is usually depicted as having two faces, one looking forward, the other back. This forward and backward, future and past, war and peace dichotomy embodies the nature of the God.

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Discovering Magical Wands

 

Magical Wands

Definition: a wand is an energetic tool to focus intent and subtle energy to change oneself, others or one’s environment. Continue reading “Discovering Magical Wands”

2018 Yule Party & Potluck

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Samhain Of The Celts

Samhain is one of the four major religious festivals in the Celtic calendar.

Samhain is celebrated for three nights at the end of the light half of the year and the beginning of the dark half of the year. This has come to be October 31st, November 1st and 2nd on our modern calendars.

Samhain sees the end of one year and beginning of the new but is not quite either one.

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Gifts for the Gods, 10 Simple Offerings

Offerings that you make don’t need to be expensive or extravagant.  Here are 10 simple gifts for the Gods that will show your devotion without breaking the bank.

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Visualization Class Notes

Kristen recently (August 4th, 2018) lead the Sunday meeting in a discussion about Visualization and how it can be used in practice as it applies to our spiritual lives.  These are the class notes for that discussion.

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Shrines & Altars

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a shrine and an altar?  In a previous White Oak Grove discussion, we talked about the differences, and saw a few contrasting examples for different paths and purposes.

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