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Magical Concoctions,Brews and Teas

If you’re trying to learn Witchcraft—or anything really—a base of know Potion, brew, philter, bath, infusion, sachet, charm or mojo bag, Witch’s bottles and jars—there are so many different kinds of things Witches seem to make, aren’t there? Well, they don’t call it “The Craft” for nothing. Witchcraft and spells often involve actually crafting and enchanting different types of items.  Continue reading “Magical Concoctions,Brews and Teas”

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Aphrodite Pinterest Board

Aphrodite: Goddess of Love

Aphrodite has two birth stories, with the most commonly believed story is that from Hesiod’s Theogony, that she was born when Cronus cut off Ouranus’s genitals and threw them into the sea. So potent was the sky father that a great sea foam arose and from the sea foam Aphrodite was born and was carried to shore a on a scallop shell, fully formed and radiating beauty. In the Illiad however, Homer it is mentions that Aphrodite’s parents were Zeus and Dione.

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Continue reading “Aphrodite: Goddess of Love”

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”

Wonderful Wednesday Yule Ritual

White Oak Grove CUUPs will once again be presenting a Yule ritual as part of the Rockford Unitarian Universalist Church Wonderful Wednesday programing. After a community dinner, we will introduce guests to many celebrations of the winter season before inviting them to join us for a candlelit Yule Ritual in the sanctuary, and desserts afterwards.

This event will be held Wednesday, December 20th, 2018 Dinner begin at 5:30pm, and costs $5 per adult, children under 12 are free.  Activities will begin at 6:00pm.

This is a family event, so no childcare will be provided.

Please use the following link to RSVP!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScxmXqRjzKSZvj-Dz3WzLmou48YrOmSLZND5VsLJlcv7fptvQ/viewform?usp=pp_url&entry.631548922

Under The Sea Flyer

Calling all mermaids, pirates, and folks who dream of their toes in the sand, the ocean is calling to us to spend A Night By The Sea.  It’s the 3rd Annual Frolick Fantastical and we hope you come join White Oak Grove CUUPs at this fun for all ages, Halloween event.

Saturday October 28th, 2017

6:00 – 8:00 PM Music, Games, Fortune Teller, and Light Refreshments

8:00 PM Light Refreshments, Music, Contests, and Fortune Teller

9:00 PM – 10:00 PM Grown-up Card Games

Our event is open this year with just a $10 suggested donation.  Tickets will be sold for a fundraising raffle to help support future White Oak Grove CUUPs activities.

Please RSVP by October 20th to whiteoakgrovecuups@gmail.com

Join White Oak Grove CUUPs on February 5th, 2017 for a discussion of Aphrodite: Goddess of Love.  12PM in the Rockford Unitarian Universalist library.  All are welcome, youth under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Join White Oak Grove CUUPs on January 8th, 2017 for a discussion of Swords and Wands.  12PM in the Rockford Unitarian Universalist library.  All are welcome, youth under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

White Oak Grove In The Press

Cara Freyasdaughter discusses being Heathen in White Oak Grove

Recently the Rockford Register Star featured an article about White Oak Grove CUUPS and its members.  Click here to read the story – Rockford-area pagans seek community, spiritual connection

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