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Winter Solstice & Blessed Yule for 2018
Winter Solstice and Blessed Yule for 2018 Gathering at 7:30 p.m. Ritual by Alicia Hall and Katy Star at 8 p.m. We watch for the coming dawn, when the Great Mother gives birth to the divine Child the Sun King, who is the promise of the summer. Later on for those who are interested….. We can join together with the Mystic Grove to attend their Yule Bonfire at the First Unitarian Church of Orlando. Which is only a few steps away from the Circle of the Sublime Elm. Step through the veil and into the light, hang a wreath on this, the darkest night. Gifts to give and songs to sing, our God reborn, welcome Oak King! Another year passed, the wheel has turned, trials and lessons we’ve faced and learned. A Yuletide we all gather to seek, Welcome to all, and Merry Meet! TRADITIONS: Winter Solstice, Pagan new year, Holly and Oak King, Turning of the wheel, Birth of the God to the sacred Goddess, Yule Log. HERBS: Mistletoe- sacred all-purpose herb, Holly- masculine, used for protection and luck, & Ivy- feminine, protection and healing EVERGREENS- protection, purification, healing FRANKINCENSE- protection, purification, spirituality MYRRH- protection, purification, healing, spirituality BAY- protection, purification, healing, strength, psychic powers COLORS: White- purity, devotion, wholeness, Deity Gold- prosperity, the Sun God, wealth, success Red- Cardinal color of Fire, romantic love, energy Green- Cardinal color of Earth, healing, life, wealth Yule marks the winter solstice, the shortest day when the Earth is at its greatest distance from the sun on the celestial equator. The Winter Solstice is also the longest night, when the sun is at its lowest point along the horizon. Yule is also when we celebrate the return of the Sun King. The Earth is cold and soon we will pass from frozen Winter's nights into Spring's first awakenings. The Ancients celebrated light at this annual festival, lighting candles, and reveling in the few plants that thrived in this weather—holly, evergreens and mistletoe. Mistletoe was especially revered as a symbol of fertility - although the berries are quite poisonous! This is a joyful celebration filled with laughter, song and the lighting a Yule log. 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 must ask you to please RSVP as space is limited. If you want to be included in a “white elephant” gift exchange…. Bring one gift of value no more than $10. White Elephant Gift Exchange Rules are in the comment section. 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 eight people. We encourage you to bring hand instruments drums, flutes, tambourines, claves, maracas, bells, noise makers, and such. Please remember to always enter our Circle with an open mind and an open heart. A caring & loving good deed from the Sublime Elms to help out Joy with her Animal Rescue! Please bring dog or cat food / items to donate. Check out: http://www.wandsofavalon.com/12.html Our dear Nadia came from Joy's Animal Rescue. PARKING is directly across the street is a small u shaped street [Fern Circle}, with parking on either side the street. Davis St. or Hampton between Robinson and Livingston on the west side. Please be conscious that others will need to use the street as well, and park accordingly! Also, be aware that there needs to be room left for emergency vehicles to pass through.

Circle of the Sublime Elm

1911 E. Livingston St. · Orlando, FL

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Circle of the Sublime Elms is the 13th largest & most active Pagan Meetup Group in the world and supports ALL of the Southeast Pagan Communities!.

The Circle of the 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 magikal 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 the Sublime Elm, 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 the 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."

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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.

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.

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.

Divination The use of various techniques to foretell the future, including I Ching, Pendulum movements, Runes, Scrying, Tarot Cards.

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 Star - Cynthia - Allie - Joe-

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