Macumba, like voodoo, appears to be both exciting and romantic to the visitor, but many of these forget that macumba is a religion to a large proportion of the Brazilian population. It should be treated and respected as such. White Oak Grove CUUPs was thrilled to have a recent discussion group on the religion lead by Betsy U. Betsy lived in Brazil for some time and was able to give us an exciting and unique perspective on Macumba.
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”
Join us on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 12 PM – 3 PM for our April discussion as guest speaker Jan helps us to explore the Feminine Face of God (Divine Feminine through the ages). Continue reading “Feminine Face of God – April Discussion”
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.
Mabon is almost upon us! September 23rd, 2018 is the date to celebrate the fall equinox. “At Mabon, day and night are of equal length—but this is the point on the Wheel of the Year at which the darkness overtakes the light, and night becomes longer than day. It is what we call the dark half of the year.” Get some great ideas for ways to add to your celebration with these fun Pinterest Boards.