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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Peacock Lord Feri Friday

Friday, April 26th 2013 at 7 pm

  • Our dear friend, Dominic, has consented to share the Peacock Lord with us this night. sign up soon, space is limited
    In the Great Grove at Dragondale in Boulder Creek, California

    Workshop fee is sliding scale $25 - $35.
    Advance registration required
    Registered attendees will receive address and directions
    go to this page to register

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

finished eggs!
Ostara Eggs with natural dyes

...we did it!!!!!!!

I found this tutorial:http://bigsislilsis.com/2010/04/02/natural-dye-colored-easter-eggs/ and really wanted to our eggs this way to see how it worked.

I assembled the materials, started the dye baths and folks brought more leaves and flowers.
all ready to go!

Three Lovely folk in our circle joined me in the decorating on Sunday and 2 of them came back for the 'unveiling'.  We followed the directions with the exception of adding purple onionskins to the cranberry dye bath, which made the brown a much nicer color.  

Dipping the raw eggs in water and dipping the leaves and petals in water made them stick on the eggs more effectively.

many hands to get them into stockings
And we also found out it was nearly impossible for one person to slip the stretched nylon over the eggs delicately designed without moving the leaves and petals… so it became a two person four-handed process.

into the dye bath
On the ones that we allowed the leaves and petals to just be random turned out really marvelous.
out of the dye bath 3.5 hrs later

The other thing we did differently is that we did not rub or wash the eggs until the following day, when the dyes were completely set.  Before we oiled the eggs on the day after we dyed them, they were lovely but very subtle.

We used grape seed oil and it really made them quite stunning!

Monday, February 4, 2013

2013 here We Come!!!!

Brian Froud's Art
Ah Ha...the beginning of 2013 and many things are going well. 

2012 was a difficult year for many of us, containing hardship, loss and challenging transitions.  Lots of things got fairly scary for a while and much that we count as solid ground was shaking and rolling.

Shadowscapes Tarot - Stephanie Piu-Mun Law 
Things may still scare us and the ground will most certainly roll again.  However, I am facing this year with the clarity of my own divinity, that which we all have but sometimes forget to access.

I declare this year 2013 the Year of Success. 

What follow are my personal catchphrases and some links/images/quotes to illustrate my concepts.  

EnjoyYour Well-deserved Success!

Success in Love means loving yourself first.

Success in Business means always making ethical choices and knowing the difference.

Daily Success means waking up to each day and being happy to see promise and possibility. And sometimes being just a bit ‘mad’!
“Those who can laugh without cause have either found the true meaning of happiness or have gone stark raving mad.”  
~Norm Papernick

Success in Spirit means being open to your own Divinity and becoming a conduit of both light and shadow.
Paul Rucker Art

Success in relationship means seeing folks as they truly are without judgment or control.   

Success in Life means finding pleasure in most everything.
“Pleasure is spread through the earth
In stray gifts to be claimed by whoever shall find.”
~William Wordsworth, 1806


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Sun Full Moon 4 June 2012

We gathered in the house, since the trees were still dripping rather enthusiastically in the Great Grove at 7:30 pm Monday nite.  Only three of us, but all wanting to work with the energy of that particular moon.  

We began with blended salt & water and blessed each other feet to crown then used Dragon Moon Love incense to open ourselves up to love. We cast the circle & called the Elementals, then called to Aphrodite to share her love and beauty thru the working.  We started by selecting one card each from the Mary-El tarot deck I just purchased last month. (I attach a few images from the deck and a link)  The cards each drew were perfectly right-on to our individual circumstances and we moved into sharing personal celebrations, since this is the moon of celebration!

Of course, the homemade cookies, fruit and sangria were shared during our celebration of celebrations. I celebrated how great I feel about having a group of active FDF students who know all the FDF casting and calling liturgy by heart! It is so wonderful for me to be in a group of folks, besides my Coven, that can create sacred space in the FireDrake fashion.

After we celebrated, since this is also the time of 'weeding the garden' (as one of our little group pointed out), we wrote down the things we wanted to weed and turn into fertilizer and burned them in a little iron cauldron, filling the room with the smoke of transformation.  When all the fire was out, we scoped up the mingled ashes of our personal ‘weedings’ and divided them into three little paper envelopes, to be used to fertilize the ‘garden’ of our choice.

More sangria homemade cookies and magickal conversation, then we opened the circle and parted.

I love being a Witch and I love that nearly all of my daily life is about Witchcraft!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Full Hunter Moon at Dragondale
A magickal time in the Great Grove

Last nite we circled in the Redwood grove around a blazing fire to hunt.  We made spears out of green branches of walnut, madrone, oak and redwood ritually harvested by our Priestess and Priest from their own property.  In the dark, by the light of the fire and Elemental candles, we selected our spears; chopped down the rough points with a hatchet; sharpened them with smaller blades; hardened them by roasting carefully in the hot coals and then used them as anchors for a guided meditation. 

We were led into the forests of our hearts and sent down separate paths to hunt out what has been eluding us. We were left in silence to hunt, capture, cure or adopt what we had hunted and then brought back to the group by the voice of our Priestess.  This ritual was created and led by new students to FireDrake Feri and they rock!!! I am gifted with being able to share the Redwood Grove and Alison’s teachings with such amazing folk!

Blessings of the Full Hunter Moon to you all! May what ever has eluded you be now within your grasp.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Wearing Blue

Some of you may have noticed that I rarely wear blue.  It has never been a particular favorite of mine for clothing.  Usually, if I am wearing any variation of that color I am teaching or priesting a water ritual or dressing in costume as a Dark Fae.  Alison, my beloved mentor, loved blue and wore it a lot.  I have decided to begin wearing blue more often, and when I do, it will be in honor of my beloved teacher.   The 7th anniversary of her death is this June.  I miss her always.


Blue as your eyes,
Blue as the great ocean waters,
Blue as the night sky over the hills of your home,
Blue as the thirteenth moon,
Blue as the tiny iridescent butterflies in your orchard,
Blue as the blueberries we loved to devour,
Blue as the forget-me-nots that grew in your field,
Blue as the God you never taught me about,
Blue as my Black Heart you helped to liberate,
Blue as the first dawn in winter,
Blue as my wandering path without you,
Blue as your eyes,
Blue, blue, blue,
I love you,
Alison Harlow
I love you, blue.