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Merry Meet to All!!! Circle of Sublime Elms is the 2nd/3rd largest & most active Pagan Witchcraft Meetup Group in the world and supports ALL of the Southeast Pagan Communities including Alliance of Savannah ~ Sublime Elm Pagan Unity.
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Circle of Sublime Elms strive to be a group of open-minded & free spirits. Sharing and embracing Perfect Love & Perfect Trust with no boundaries. A place where All Paths are Welcome!

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To those who do not want to imitate or follow any specific path! Who want to reawaken and to let go any past uncertainties or worries. To Live & Learn, together!!!
We also offer seating for curious, timid individuals with an active desire to learn or to know more about paganism. Who feel more comfortable to just sit and observe the magickal circle of ritual magick!
There is never a fee to participate in our circle!!!

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We also graciously educate our members with most classes, at no charge!!!
Sublime is a wonderful word and means so much >>> \

to make something pure: to make something such as an emotion finer or purer \

beautiful: so awe-inspiringly beautiful as to seem almost heavenly; \

"the composer at his most sublime"; morally worthy: of the highest moral or spiritual value, or intellectual worth. \

To elevate or exalt especially in dignity or honor; a: to render finer (as in purity or excellence) \

b: to convert (something inferior) into something of higher worth; elated; joyful.....
More info for Elm Tree: http://www.thegoddesstree.com/trees/Elm.htm \

We put together this sacred circle in 2009. Since, we have had at least two rituals per month. Celebrating the Esbats {dark & full moons} and all Sabbats!. At the Circle of Sublime Elms, some have practiced all of their life and others began practicing here. The members are all-embracing with many abilities & attributes; offering vast enthusiasm & passion to share each others paths. We go all-out to encourage participation and encourage each to prepare and promote their paths with a different theme for most every circle. Some examples are at Yule we incorporated Hanukah, January’s Wolf Moon the Tri-fold Goddess, Imbolc/Dark Moon with Native American influences, February’s full moon for Celtic Ogham tree alphabet & Goddess Diana. The March dark moon with a Draconian theme and at the March full moon focused on the Egyptian paths. This makes our circle unique for inviting all to share their wonderful gifts and pagan paths. We also offer seating for the curious who are somewhat hesitant, timid, or inexperienced to enter the Magikal circle of ritual magic!
Our main purpose is to become close friends and to do open circles. The plan is to assist each other in practicing and learning the Craft. To fulfill love, honor, and respect not only for The God and Goddess; but to Love each other and all, including GAIA ~ Our Mother Earth. \

A circle is a safe, sacred space that we create. It is "between" the worlds, the magickal and the mundane worlds. It marks a "place that is not a place, in a time that is not a time". What we mean by this is that it is sort of a nexus, a place that can touch and reach all other places and people in time and space. by Lady Bridget, © 1999
Circle of Sublime Elm membership cards are available for active participants* in rituals, classes, & outings. For a $10 bequest or $15 for a couple, you get loads of perks; including a 10% or 15% discount at Central Florida metaphysical shops, entry to Sublime Elm special events, major rituals and advanced classes.
*Cardholder must have attended at least 4 rituals and/or classes plus Ritual Etiquette Class: "Getting to know proper circle etiquette and the basics of attending rituals at SE."

Read more on the PAGES TAB above.
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** The New Age is in fact a free-flowing spiritual movement; a network of believers and practitioners who share somewhat similar beliefs and practices, which they add on to whichever formal religion that they follow. \

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New World Order As the Age of Aquarius unfolds. This will be a utopia in which there is world government, and end to wars, disease, hunger, pollution, and poverty. Gender, racial, religious and other forms of discrimination will cease. People's allegiance to their tribe or nation will be replaced by a concern for the entire world and its people. \

Channeling is a method similar to that used by Spiritualists in which a spirit of a long dead individual is conjured up. However, while Spiritualists generally believe that one's soul remains relatively unchanged after death, most channelers believe that the soul evolves to higher planes of existence. Channelers usually try to make contact with a single, spiritually evolved being. That being's consciousness is channeled through the medium and relays guidance and information to the group, through the use of the medium's voice. \

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Crystals are materials which have their molecules arranged in a specific, highly ordered internal pattern. This pattern is reflected in the crystal's external structure which typically has symmetrical planar surfaces. Many common substances, from salt to sugar, from diamonds to quartz form crystals. Crystals possess healing energy. \

Meditating is a process of blanking out the mind and releasing oneself from conscious thinking. This is often aided by repetitive chanting of a mantra, or focusing on an object.
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Divination The use of various techniques to foretell the future, including I Ching, Pendulum movements, Runes, Scrying, Tarot Cards. \

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Astrology The belief that the orientation of the planets at the time of one's birth, and the location of that birth predicts the individual's future and personality. Holistic Health This is a collection of healing techniques which have diverged from the traditional medical model. It attempts to cure disorders in mind, body and spirit and to promote wholeness and balance in the individual. Examples are acupuncture, crystal healing, homeopathy, iridology, massage, various meditation methods, polarity therapy, psychic healing, therapeutic touch, reflexology, etc. \

With Love & Light Always,
NEVAR {Justin} - Katy - Cynthia - Joe - Victoria - Will - Megan - Luxa - Elio

Upcoming events (4+)

DECEMBER FULL MOON RITUAL

Circle of Sublime Elms

DECEMBER FULL MOON RITUAL
Friday, December 9, 2022 - Gather 7:00, Ritual 7:30 - By Matt (Torin)

Come celebrate the blessings of the last Full Moon of 2020 while participating in a Ritual of Uncrossing to help release the residue of this challenging year, while honoring the growth it brought. This will be our Witches' version of New Year's Eve, and though we won't be setting off fireworks, there will be sparklers aplenty as part of the celebration!
The Full Moon is the perfect time to accept the fruition of all that we have manifested, and to begin the process of release and letting go. We must clear space in order for new good things to enter our lives, so get ready to grab your figurative (or literal) broomstick and sweep out all that which no longer serves your highest good.
We'll share a guided meditation and ask our Still Small Voice for advice on what intentions we should set for the coming year. It can be helpful if you spend a few days prior to the ritual contemplating what has not been working for you and what you would like to manifests during this turn of the Wheel.
You are encouraged to wear white and silver in honor of the Full Moon, but any garments that make you feel especially connected to your spiritual self, or particularly happy and festive in general, are definitely appropriate!

OUR FEAST IS POTLUCK!!!
So, if you partake in the feast….. Please bring something to share or a $$$ donation. Your food item should be able to feed at least (8) eight people.
Bring Hand instruments, drums, flutes, tambourines, maracas, guitars, etc. Please remember to always enter 'Our' Circle with perfect love and an open heart. There's never a fee to attend!
We encourage you to bring hand instruments drums, flutes, tambourines, claves, maracas, bells, noise makers, and such.
Please remember to enter our Circle with an open heart and an open mind.

DECEMBER was the tenth month in the Old Roman calendar. In the old Tibetan calendar December first was the beginning of the new year.

THE COLD MOON Also known as: Oak Moon, Wolf Moon, Moon of Long Nights, Long Night’s Moon, Aerra Geola (Month Before Yule), Wintermonat (Winter Month), Heilagmanoth (Holy Month), Big Winter Moon, Moon of Popping Trees

DECEMBER CORRESPONDENCES
NATURE SPIRITS: Snow faeries, storm faeries, winter tree faeries
HERBS: holly, English Ivy, fir, mistletoe
COLORS: Blood red, white and black
FLOWERS: holly, poinsettia, christmas cactus
SCENTS: Violet, patchouli, rose geranium, frankincense, myrrh, lilac
STONES: serpentine, jacinth, peridot
TREES: Fir, pine and holly
ANIMALS: mouse, deer, horse and bear
BIRDS: rook, snowy owl, and robin
DEITIES: Hathor, Hecate, Neith, Athene, Minerva, Ixchel, Osiris
Norns, Fates
POWER/ADVICE: To endure, to be reborn, Earth tides turning,
Darkness, a time to reach out to friends and family and
those in need.

PARKING is directly across the street from the house. There is a small u-shaped street [Fern Circle}, parking is alongside both sides of the street staying at least 4 feet from driveways.
Please be conscious that others will need to use the street as well. So, park accordingly! ALSO, BE AWARE that there needs to be room left for EMERGENCY VEHICLES to pass through. Also, you may park on Davis Drive or the west side of Hampton {between Livingston & Robinson}.

CHECK OUT MONTHLY CALENDAR AT: https://www.meetup.com/Circleof-SublimeElms/messages/boards/thread/53604740
FIND US AT: https://www.facebook.com/groups/circleofthesublimeelms/

AURA MEDITATION ~ BI-WEEKLY

Circle of Sublime Elms

$5.00

AURA MEDITATION
Saturday, December 10th - Gathering: 7:30 - Meditation: 8 to 9 - By: Joe
$5 donation per person for to be paid when you sign in!

Class begins an hour later due to the Aura theme. We need the dark sky.

Aura meditation develops your awareness of energy. As you progress, you can gain deeper self-awareness, release major personal blocks, and connect with higher spiritual dimensions. Aura meditation works with tools such as centering, grounding, the aura, chakras, energy channels, emotions and many more. It ideally compliments energy-based spiritual healing and psychic reading.

One thing is for sure, this meditation is a fantastic way to improve your concentration skills, and it can lead you into a profoundly deep state of meditation if practiced properly.

PARKING is directly across the street from the house. There is a small u-shaped street [Fern Circle}, parking is alongside the street. Please be conscious that others will need to use the street as well, and park accordingly! Please be aware that there needs to be room left for emergency vehicles to pass through.

FIND ON:
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The Witches' Voice -
http://www.witchvox.com/ (http://welcome.friendlypagans.com/home)
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YULE CRAFTY MERRY MEET!!!

Circle of Sublime Elms

YULE CRAFTY MERRY MEET TOGETHER!!!
Sunday, December 11th - Gathering 2pm - 5:30pm

As we do every Yule..... Come one and all Sublime Elms and bring your crafty friends, too. We plan to decorate our Yule tree and have fun doing it. This will most likely last a few hours..... so don't fret, if you are a bit late. :) Also, please help by bringing some extra decorations and/or supplies for crafting.

Go to discussions 'Yule Crafts' for these ideas below and if you have any creative ideas of your own, please don't hesitate to add them! More on Discussions Forum on Yule Crafts & Chants: https://www.meetup.com/Circleof-SublimeElms/messages/boards/thread/39977052

Some ideas for crafts to make......
Miniature Yule Log Ornaments, Pipe cleaner Pentacle Ornaments, Salt Dough Ornaments, Yule Herb Sachets, Peanut Butter & Seed Pine Cones for Birds, Popcorn & Cranberry Garland, Yule Spell Candles, Winter Solstice Oil, and whatever you can imagination!!!

THE YULE TREE ~ LORE
The Celtic Druids venerated evergreen trees as manifestations of deity and as symbols of the universe. To the Celts, these trees were sacred because they did not die from year to year like deciduous trees. Therefore they represented the eternal aspect of the Goddess who also never dies. Their greenery was symbolic of the hope for the sun's return.

The Druids decorated the evergreen trees at Yule with all the images of the things they wished the waxing year to bring. Fruits for a successful harvest, love charms for happiness, nuts for fertility, and coins for wealth adorned the trees. These were forerunners to many of the images on today's Christmas trees. Candles were the forerunners of today's electric tree lights.

In Scandinavia, Yule trees were brought inside to provide a warm and festive place for tree elementals who inhabited the woodland. This was also a good way to coax the native faery folk to participate in Solstice rituals. Some believed the Saxons were the first to place candles in the tree.

When we decorate our evergreen trees at Yule, we are making a symbol of our dream world with the objects we hang upon it. Perhaps a chain or garland, reflecting the linking of all together on Earth. Lights--for the light of human consciousness, animal figures who serve as our totems, fruits and colors that nourish and give beauty to our world, gold and silver for prosperity, treats and nuts that blend sweet and bitter--just as in real life. The trees we decorate now with symbols of our perfect worlds actually animate what we esteem and what we hope for in the coming year; as from this night, the light returns, reborn.

DECORATING THE TREE

  • String popcorn and cranberries and hang them on the Yule tree or an outdoor tree for birds.
  • Decorate pine cones with glue and glitter as symbols of the faeries and place them in the Yule tree.
  • Glue the caps onto acorns and attach with a red string to hang on the Yule tree.
  • Hang little bells on the Yule tree to call the spirits and faeries.
  • Hang robin and wren ornaments on the tree. The robin is the animal equivalent of the Oak King, the wren of the Holly King. Each Yule and Midsummer they play out the same battle as the two kings.
  • Hang 6-spoked snowflakes on the branches of the tree. The Witches Rune, or Hagalaz, has 6 spokes.
  • Hang sun, moon, star, Holly King, faery, or fruit decorations.
  • String electric lights to encourage the return of the Sun.
  • Pipe cleaner Pentacle

Feel free to bring snacks to share.

PARKING is directly across the street from the house. There is a small u-shaped street [Fern Circle}, parking is alongside both sides of the street staying at least 4 feet from driveways.
Please be conscious that others will need to use the street as well. So, park accordingly! ALSO, BE AWARE that there needs to be room left for EMERGENCY VEHICLES to pass through. Also, you may park on Davis Drive or the west side of Hampton {between Livingston & Robinson}.

CHECK OUT MONTHLY CALENDAR AT: https://www.meetup.com/Circleof-SublimeElms/messages/boards/thread/53604740
FIND US AT: https://www.facebook.com/groups/circleofthesublimeelms/

WINTER SOLSTICE & YULETIDE CELEBRATION

Circle of Sublime Elms

WINTER SOLSTICE & YULETIDE CELEBRATION
Sunday, Dec 18th - Gathering at 7 - Ritual at 7:30 - By Cynthia B

Join us for a joyous night of Wassailing, Caroling, Drumming, Merriment, Mischief, Vending and Raffle!!!

Get 2 tickets if you bring a gift for the Raffle. Plus: bring cash for more tickets.
TICKETS: $1 for 1 ticket, $5 for 7 tickets & $10 for 15 tickets

Watch video about Yule/Winter Solstice
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDQXSLRRAEs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUNUkJ93Qrg

The Dark of the Season is over. Celebrate with us as we light the Yule Fires to bring the Sun King, the Oak King, back to Rebirth! Everyone is encouraged to dress in your most festive Medieval and/or Ritual Garb!

CELEBRATING THE REBIRTH OF THE SUN!
As the sun returns back to the Earth,
We celebrate life and rebirth.
Cold winter nights and chilly days,
Smoke in the sky, carry ills away.
A time of magick, at the longest night,
For without the dark, there cannot be light.
Herbs of power, blended by me,
As I will, so it shall be.

All Hail Wassail! All Hail Wassail! All Hail Wassail!

We welcome you to help us usher in this wondrous time of year.
If you have been to our Circle before, you are welcome to bring a friend. We ask you to please RSVP soon, as space is limited.

The Wheel of the Year,
Turns ever ‘round.
Leaves on the trees,
Leaves on the ground.
The end of the year,
Has come at last.
The longest night,
Is almost past.
So gather your friends,
And family near.
For a magical Yule,
And a bright New Year.

OUR FEAST IS POTLUCK!!!
So, if you partake in the feast….. Please bring something to share or a $$$ donation. BYOB! and Your food item should be able to feed at least a dozen people.

Circle of the Sublime Elm membership cards are now available for“active participants**” in rituals, classes, & outings. For a $10 bequest for individuals or $15 bequest for families, you get loads of perks; including 10%-20% discounts at several Central Florida metaphysical shops, entry to Sublime Elm special events, major rituals and classes.

Raffle Donations - Circle of the Sublime Elm is looking for donations of Pagan and Witchcraft items and crafts for our fundraising raffles at our sabbat rituals.

PARKING is directly across the street from the house. There is a small u-shaped street [Fern Circle}, parking is alongside both sides of the street staying at least 4 feet from driveways.
Please be conscious that others will need to use the street as well. So, park accordingly! ALSO, BE AWARE that there needs to be room left for EMERGENCY VEHICLES to pass through. Also, you may park on Davis Drive or the west side of Hampton {between Livingston & Robinson}

CHECK OUT MONTHLY CALENDAR AT: https://www.meetup.com/Circleof-SublimeElms/messages/boards/thread/53604740
FIND US AT: https://www.facebook.com/groups/circleofthesublimeelms/

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