The 15th-Annual Concentric Circles Event

The 15th-Annual Concentric Circles Event

Our Lady of the Earth and Sky invites all to join us for our Concentric Circles Event! Concentric Circles is an all-day event at the Longhouse, in Redmond, where our Church hosts monthly services. The site is a large acreage on a wetland with a main house, stone circle, outbuildings, a heated pool and hot tub, and plenty of parking. The event runs from 2PM – 10:30PM and includes rituals, workshops, presentations and guided meditations from various local Pagan groups and traditions. Vendors come to share the day with us as well. It is always a fantastic day of learning, worship, and community-building!

Date: Saturday, September 28, 2013, 2:00PM – 10:45PM Where: 23301 NE Redmond-Fall City Road - Redmond 98053 (see directions below).

Schedule of Events:

10:00AM - 1:30PM Stewardship Party (followed by Stewardship Party Lunch)

12:00PM - 2:00PM Vendor Set-Up

2:00PM Site Opens

2:00PM - 7:00PM Food Service Available by Karol (Outdoor Kitchen)

2:15PM - 2:30PM Opening Circle / Ritual by Dana and Members, OLOTEAS (Stone Circle)

2:30PM - 3:30PM Mabon Labyrinth / Ritual by Antares Georgian Eclectic Coven (Stone Circle)

2:30PM - 3:30PM House Blessings / Workshop by Janice Van Cleve, Women of the Goddess (Library Room, Longhouse)

3:30PM - 4:30PM Mabon / Ritual by Children of the Wildwood (Stone Circle)

3:30PM - 4:30PM Getting to Know the Gods and Goddesses / Children’s Workshop by Ruthie, OLOTEAS (Kitchen Tables, Longhouse)

3:30PM - 5:30PM Ekklesía Antínoou 101 & Basic Antinoan Devotional Ritual / Workshop & Ritual by P. Sufenas Virius Lupus and Members, Ekklesía Antínoou (Library Room, Longhouse)

4:30PM - 5:30PM Unloading Ritual / by Janice Van Cleve and Members, Women of the Goddess (The Lady Grove – adult women only)

4:30PM - 5:30PM Quaker Pagan Meeting for Worship / Meditative Session by Laura, OLOTEAS (“Loafing Shed” Outdoor Living Room, across from Outdoor Kitchen)

5:30PM - 6:00PM Sean Ciall FoL Sword Battle Encore / Presentation by Scott, Rich, Bobby and Members, Sean Ciall (The Goddess Mound, next to Stone Circle)

6:00PM - 7:00PM A Druid Healing / Ritual by Moss Magill, Gail Colfax, Randy Benham, & Susan Keene, Circle of Coll (Stone Circle)

6:00PM - 7:00PM The Science of Global Warming / Workshop by Robert, OLOTEAS/Sean Ciall (Library Room, Longhouse)

7:00PM - 8:00PM Pagans in the Military / Workshop by Eric Cooper, Forest Moon Grove (Library Room, Longhouse)

7:00PM - 9:00PM Shamanic Journeying / Workshop by Shiela Baker, Shamanic Institute of the Northwest (Blockhouse)

8:00PM - 8:30PM Thanksgiving Harvest / Ritual by Stephanie and Members, OLOTEAS (Stone Circle)

8:30PM - 10:30PM CPR and AED Use / Workshop by Catie, Antares Georgian Eclectic Coven (Library Room, Longhouse)

9:00PM - 10:00PM Introduction to Trance / Workshop by Rich, Sean Ciall (Blockhouse)

10:30PM - 10:45PM Closing Circle / Ritual by Jayson and Members, OLOTEAS (Stone Circle)

10:45PM Site Closes

Stewardship Party:

10:00AM - 1:30PM by Kimberly, OLOTEAS What is it? An opportunity to help the Longhouse residents care for the site they generously share with us each month. It’s a chance to get to know some OLOTEAS staff and other volunteers a little better, observe the changing seasons and wildlife before the site opens, burn a few extra calories while you work, and have fun knowing your time is well spent supporting the Longhouse and OLOTEAS. We’ll also feed you lunch and you’ll be first in line for the pool and hot tub when they open! Food Service 2:00PM - 7:00PM by Karol, Longhouse (Outdoor Kitchen) Karol will be serving up cheeseburgers for $5.00 and bacon cheeseburgers for $6.00 in the Outdoor Kitchen, or plan to bring a picnic dinner and snacks for the day. Please note that there is no potluck at this event. Albertson's and Subway are also right at the top of the Longhouse driveway and across the street. No alcohol or other intoxicants are allowed at OLOTEAS events.

Confirmed Vendors: Angela from Crescent Moon, Cielito from Seattle Area Transmission Meditation, Eric from Forest Moon (Information Booth)

Presenter/Presentation Information:

Organization: Antares Georgian Eclectic Coven The Antares Georgian Eclectic Tradition is an eclectic tradition descending from the Elven and Silverknife Traditional Georgian lines of Wicca. Our coven was established in 2010 and although incipient in its phases of development, is thriving, growing, and active. We celebrate the eight Sabbats, a monthly Esbat (Full Moon), and provide monthly New Moon Workshops in our covenstead.

2:30PM - 3:30PM Mabon Labyrinth / Ritual by Antares Georgian Eclectic Coven (Stone Circle) A walk through a Labyrinth can help to facilitate contemplation of the mysteries of the deep mind. Journey to the center of our Labyrinth where the Crone, Gate Keeper of subconscious wisdom and magick, awaits. By giving the Crone a blessing for this Mabon season, perhaps you will find a key to unlock the doors of your perception and find what magick and mystery your own subconscious mind holds.

8:30PM - 9:30PM CPR and AED Use / Workshop by Catie, Antares Georgian Eclectic Coven (Library Room, Longhouse) CPR saves lives. Come find out why CPR works and what's new in resuscitative medicine. After the lecture there will be time to volunteer to practice with a CPR manikin that has a feedback device that measures your effectiveness at compressions and ventilations. Let's refresh some skills and see how you measure up! AHA Heart saver CPR completion cards can be awarded to those who attend both the lecture and practice skills.

Organization: Children of the Wildwood Children of the Wildwood is an established coven looking to open its doors to new members. The coven has been in existence for about 8 years. We are dedicated to learning and growth. We explore a wide variety of spiritual paths, including Celtic, Mayan, Native American, Voudou and Santeria, to name a few.

3:30PM - 4:30PM Mabon / Ritual by Children of the Wildwood (Stone Circle)

Organization: Circle of Coll (Order of Bards, Ovates, & Druids) The Circle of Coll is a Seattle-based Seed Group of the Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids. We facilitate the Seattle Druid Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/druid-232/) and provide public outreach activities for those with an enthusiasm for Druidry.

6:00PM - 7:00PM A Druid Healing / Ritual by Moss Magill, Gail Colfax, Randy Benham, & Susan Keene, Circle of Coll (Stone Circle) Please join us for this very special healing ritual where we will gather to acknowledge and raise energy for those individuals, communities, and bodies of water that are in need of regeneration.

Organization: Ekklesía Antínoou The Ekklesía Antínoou is a queer, Graeco-Roman-Egyptian syncretist reconstructionist polytheist group dedicated to Antinous—the deified lover of the Roman Emperor Hadrian—and related divine figures. The Ekklesía Antínoou has existed in its current form since mid-2007, but has roots stretching back to mid-2002 in the modern rebirth of Antinoan devotion. Anyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, age, disability status, economic status, religious or theological viewpoint or affiliation/membership, experience, or any other factor is free to take part in our activities, as long as one is respectful and non-disruptive.

3:30PM - 5:30PM Ekklesía Antínoou 101 & Basic Antinoan Devotional Ritual / Workshop & Ritual by P. Sufenas Virius Lupus and Members, Ekklesía Antínoou (Library Room, Longhouse) Who is Antinous? How did he become a god? And, why should anyone care? Come and hear about the history of Antinous, Hadrian, and the modern Antinoan devotional movement which resulted in the Ekklesía Antínoou’s formation. The presentation will be followed by a short devotional ritual, involving some of our most commonly-used prayers, the Invocation of the Obelisk of Antinous, and devotional hymns.

Organization: Forest Moon Grove Forest Moon is a WA State Pagan non-profit that has a Pagan kids’ group that meets monthly, a homeless closet that is a County referral asset, a Paranormal Investigative Team, and a Pagan Troop support program which currently endorses a group in Kabul, Afghanistan, and soon to be one in Qatar. Forest Moon also has the legal capacity to endorse Soldiers as Pagan Layleaders as there is no Chaplain in the Army for our faith-group. Forest Moon also holds open Sabbat celebrations as advertised on the group’s Facebook group. Forest Moon started in 2005 with Desert Moon Grove which was a group in Balad, Iraq, that ran from[masked] and again in Tal Afar, Iraq, 2005-2006. Eric Cooper, the founder of Forest Moon started the group as a support network for deployed Pagan Troops initially and after he was medically retired from the Army in 2010 shifted the group focus to also include the Pagan community as a whole. Eric served 19 1/2 years in the Army with 4 combat tours and now works on Forest Moon projects full time with his mate Ashley and 2 kids Cheyanne, 3, and Antheny, 1 1/2. The group’s HQ is in Concrete, WA, on a 4-acre farm which will be home to an annual festival called Pagan Harvest with the 1st-annual Festival September 5-6 of 2014. Forest Moon can be reached by email at [masked], by phone[masked], or join the Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/146047182249413/.

7:00PM - 8:00PM Pagans in the Military / Workshop by Eric Cooper, Forest Moon Grove (Library Room, Longhouse) We will discuss Military regulations that protect Pagan Troops, what conditions Pagan Troops face, how you can help Pagan Troops, and tips and tricks to ship items to the Troops.

Organization: Our Lady of the Earth and Sky Our Lady of the Earth and Sky (OLOTEAS) is a non-profit, non-denominational Pagan church. We are dedicated to promoting religious tolerance and freedom and environmental sustainability. For more information please see: http://www.oloteas.org/

2:15PM - 2:30PM Opening Circle / Ritual by Dana and Members, OLOTEAS (Stone Circle)

3:30PM - 4:30PM Getting to Know the Gods and Goddesses / Children’s Workshop by Ruthie, OLOTEAS (Kitchen Tables, Longhouse) All younglings are welcome to join us as we get to know the different faces of the Lord and Lady. Come explore different cultures and the ways they view or viewed the Divine. We will also be making shoebox shrines to our favorite deities!

4:30PM - 5:30PM Quaker Pagan Meeting for Worship / Meditative Session by Laura, OLOTEAS (“Loafing Shed” Outdoor Living Room, across from Outdoor Kitchen) After hosting Quaker Pagan Meeting for Worship for many years at the Earth and Sky Pagan Campout, we are expanding into creating this unique sacred space on more occasions. This workshop will combine Quaker and Pagan methods of worship into one. Quakers worship by gathering in silence and inviting the Divine to speak through them. We will begin with a brief orientation for people who have never attended Quaker Meeting for Worship. A circle will be cast in Pagan style, and then we will gather in silence. Participants will be invited to contemplate messages of the season and share any Divine message with the assembled. This workshop creates a low-key, open, meditative space. All are welcome.

6:00PM - 7:00PM The Science of Global Warming / Workshop by Robert, OLOTEAS/Sean Ciall (Library Room, Longhouse) A very brief overview of the real science behind global climate change. What we know, what we don't know, what effects can we expect to see both globally and locally, and how soon. Most importantly, what can we do to mitigate this?

8:00PM - 8:30PM Thanksgiving Harvest / Ritual by Stephanie and Members, OLOTEAS (Stone Circle) Come and join us in the celebration of the time of the Harvest and of Thanksgiving. As we harvest what we need so do we also give back. Please come prepared to express your thankfulness for the bounty of the previous year and to give back in the form of a non-perishable food item for the Northwest Harvest Food Drive.

10:30PM - 10:45PM Closing Circle / Ritual & Site Closes by Jayson and Members, OLOTEAS (Stone Circle)

Organization: Sean Ciall "Sean Ciall" is, literally, the "Old Way” in Gallic, but it is also the new face of magick. We believe change is the very nature of magick, and we in Sean Ciall believe in studying the old magicks while continuing to contribute to the evolution of magickal thought. Website: www.seanciall.org

5:30PM - 6:00PM Sean Ciall FoL Sword Battle Encore / Presentation by Scott, Rich, Bobby and Members, Sean Ciall (The Goddess Mound, next to Stone Circle) Come see an encore performance of the Sean Ciall FOL Sword Battle. If you missed it the 1st time, just want to relive it again, or believe there just aren't enough sword fights anymore, then here is your chance!

6:00PM - 7:00PM The Science of Global Warming / Workshop by Robert, OLOTEAS/Sean Ciall (Library Room, Longhouse) A very brief overview of the real science behind global climate change. What we know, what we don't know, what effects can we expect to see both globally and locally, and how soon. Most importantly, what can we do to mitigate this?

9:00PM - 10:00PM Introduction to Trance / Workshop by Rich, Sean Ciall (Blockhouse) Trance work is an important part of many magickal paths. In this workshop we will discuss what is trance, and various methods of going to trance. We will discuss how trance is similar and different from deity invocation. Finally, we will discuss how Sean Ciall uses both trance work and invocation for its rituals and magickal training. This workshop is intended for beginners just learning about trance work and advanced practitioners interested in how other groups practice invocation ([masked]).

Organization: Shamanic Institute of the Northwest Shiela Baker, RN, MA is a Licensed Mental Health Professional, minister, certified Iyengar and Ananda Yoga teacher, Dance/Movement Therapist, Shamanic practitioner, author, and has a 200-hour certification with the American Yoga Alliance. She uses Shamanic tools, methods (such as counseling and journeying), and/or Yoga.

7:00PM - 9:00PM Shamanic Journeying / Workshop by Shiela Baker, Shamanic Institute of the Northwest (Blockhouse) In Shamanic mediation guided imagery leads you to your comfortable, safe place. In this sanctuary awareness provides an unusual experience: your birth-rite, a life of grace and ease. Our imagination is home to creative thought. Connection with spirit brings a playful creative focus. A faint drumbeat resonates as you find respite.

Organization: Women of the Goddess Circle We are a feminist Pagan community of women in the Dianic tradition of Wicca. We mark the eight Sabbats of the year in ritual with like-minded adult women. We seek thereby to strengthen our connection to the Goddess, to share that connection with others, and to bring wholeness to the world and to our journey in it as the Wheel of the Year turns.

2:30PM - 3:30PM House Blessings / Workshop by Janice Van Cleve, Women of the Goddess (Library Room, Longhouse) A house blessing is a spiritual feng shui. It is the spiritual declaration of the new master of the house, much like the lease or deed is the legal declaration. The bottom line is that after the ritual, all the spiritual energies in the place either serve you or at least reconcile themselves to the fact that this is now your space. In this workshop we will explore the tools, the procession, and the invocation of a house blessing and beating the bounds. Note: This workshop is open to all.

4:30PM – 5:30PM Unloading Ritual / by Janice Van Cleve and Members, Women of the Goddess (The Lady Grove - adult women only) Autumn equinox is a time to pay off debts, reconcile with those with whom you are currently cross-threaded, reconnect with those whom you have ignored, and generally clear your table for Samhain. This is a working ritual and we have work to do. Bring your shopping bag and a large, heavy rock. If you don't have one, we'll improvise. The intention of this ritual is to come to terms with your burdens and be free of them. Note: This ritual is open to adult self-identified women. For questions, please talk to Janice before the ritual or Kimberly from OLOTEAS.

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