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We're celebrating Beltane by dancing the Maypole Dance!
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May 1

Beltane, (BEL-teyn, -tin), also known as Bealtinne (Caledonii), Festival of Tana (Strega), Walpurgisnacht (Teutonic), Roodmas (ROOD-mass) and May Day, begins sundown on April 30st and continues to sundown May 1st. Astrologically speaking, Beltane begins when the Sun enters 15 degrees Taurus which is in fact closer to May 5th. Some traditions celebrate on this date, calling it “Old Beltane”. Beltane marks the end of the planting season, and the beginning of pastoral summer. Beltane is celebrated by modern pagans as one of four fire festivals representing the waxing, light half of the Year.

The great central bonfire known as the “Balefire” was an integral part of this holiday. Often complex patterns were formed with the layout of the bonfire, special magickal symbols being used to help bind the magick to the land and ensure that the Years harvest would be a good one. The Balefire was also used to purify and consecrate. One custom involved herding all cattle in a procession through the smoke of the balefire to purify and bless them with fertility and health for the coming season. Newlyweds would jump over the balefire for luck and to consecrate and seal their vows. The next day, coals were taken from the remains of the fire and carried home to light hearth fires, thereby bringing the magick of the fire to bless their homes.

Another tradition of Beltane, one that has survived to this day, is the Maypole Dance. Believed to be originally a fertility rite intended to bless the land with a prosperous growing season, the dance involved the erection of a long wooden pole with varicolored ribbons tied to the top. Celebrants would then dance around the pole with ribbon in hand, winding and weaving the ribbons together. The resulting weaving was kept as a talisman until Samhain, at which time it was ritually burned.

Beltane was also a time to celebrate love, both physical and marital. Though full year and a day handfastings were quite common at this time of the year, marital vows were relaxed during Beltane. In addition to traditional handfastings, one night “Greenwood Marriages” were common during which couples would sneak off during the feasting, dancing, and singing of the festival to spend the night together under the stars and trees. Then next day, they would gather the dew that had formed during the night. It was believed that the dew of the first morning of May was magickal, and anyone who bathed their face in it would be blessed with beauty for the rest of the year.

The memory of winter has faded, and the air is warm and thick with pollen. Birds of the sky and beasts of the land begin the ecstatic mating ballet. The now mature God and Goddess consummate their sacred marriage, taking love and comfort with each other and in doing so bringing love and fertility to the world.




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Upcoming Events at Tree of Life

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Thursday April 3

Writer's Corner


Welcome to a monthly gathering of writers begins Thursday April 3rd at Tree of Life.

This event will be facilitated by Anya & give you the opportunity to network & commune with other writers, while honing your skills.

All levels are welcome & there will be a wide variety of exercises & topics to choose from. Your input on additional activities is always appreciated.

This is a fun, professional event & you may choose to share/not hare your work/critiques. The monthly format will be flexible in order to meet your creative needs & assist you in accomplishing individual deadlines & goals.

Please bring a 3-minute representational piece of your work to share at the first gathering. We meet from7pm-9pm & some computer outlets are available.

Anya is an International Claircognizant Psychic using tarot, Palmistry, Astrology, Angel Cards, Runes & Numerology as her tools. She has been a Professional Psychic for over 15 years. She has worked in New York, England, Ireland, Peru, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and throughout San Diego County.



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Friday April 11

Puja Fire Ceremony


Puja is a sacred ceremony where the devotees offer to a specific deity or Fire their prayers and offerings in order to ask for light, peace, harmony and cleansing.

For the fire ceremony we will be worshiping the fire, honoring what its represents; Transformation. We will be offering to the fire specific items that represent health, wealth, peace, harmony and blessings.

As Spring is a perfect time to recycle, rebirth and transform, by worshiping the fire we are letting go the old things for the new things to come in. Prasad will be followed. Bring some treats for the offering and blessings such as fruits and sweets. Wear white clothes or light colors but not all black.

Elka Haeckel is a certified Hatha Yoga instructor with additional certifications in Ayurveda (Ayur-Yoga Inspired), Prana Flow, Restorative Yoga, Tantra Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, SUP Yoga and Yoga Therapy. She is also a certified Massage Therapist with specialization in Thai Healing Medical Massage. Elka’s enthusiasm and passion for teaching, combined with her extensive knowledge and understanding of the foundations of yoga philosophy, meditation and holistic health, allow her to teach classes that encourage the beginner, as well as challenge the most advanced student to use the body to access the mind and heart. Elka has been teaching yoga since 2002, she was the former owner of Namaste Yoga Center in San Diego for 7 years. Today, Elka Haeckel is a worldwide yoga teacher where she has led yoga teacher trainings, workshops and yoga retreats throughout the globe. Elka Haeckel is also the creator of Yoga Samba Dance (a liberating experience combining with yoga and latin movements) and Choco Vinyasa (a juicy yoga class while tasting 7 kinds of chocolate from Brazil). Elka’s class is not a regular practice but a transformative experience.

For more information visit her website at www.elkayoga.com



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Sunday April 13

Public Full Moon Ritual and Celebration


"...Whenever you have need of anything, once in a month, and better it be when the Moon is full, then shall you gather in some secret place and adore the spirit of Me, who am Queen of all Witcheries."
- Doreen Valiente, "The Charge of the Goddess"

Join us as we celebrate the the full of the moon!



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Thursday April 17

Be A Goddess of Love.

Join us for this class in which we will learn the tools for building strong and healthy love relationships in our lives. We will explore the importance of communication and agreements in establishing harmony and balance.

Discover how male motivations differ from females and how to work in partnership with these differences.

Enjoy a better understanding of men and start enjoying real romance! For your comfort you may wish to bring paper, pen, water, and a cushion.

Anya is an International Claircognizant Psychic using tarot, Palmistry, Astrology, Angel Cards, Runes & Numerology as her tools. She has been a Professional Psychic for over 15 years. She has worked in New York, England, Ireland, Peru, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and throughout San Diego County.



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Friday April 18

Shamanic Goddess Circle

Pachamama Gets It ON!

Are you ready to get down with Gaia?

She’s rocking up some healing medicine for you, and you get to share yours with her.

• Getting GROUNDED

• Claiming your Territory

• Finding your Personal Earth Medicine

Mother Earth is ready to wrap her arms around you and give you some Goddess Wisdom.

Come join your sisters in an evening of Earth Magic!

You know it feels good to look good, so wear something, a scarf or just a single sparkle that makes your Inner Goddess grin.

About the Shamanic Goddess Circle

Reawaken the Divine Feminine within you and reclaim your natural, wildish nature. Did you forget you were a Goddess in order to survive through the chaos of this world? Sink your roots into the ground and feel into the life-giving energy available to us all as women.

Every month is different — just like we are. Join in this open Circle and journey down the powerful rivers of feminine intuition and healing magic. You’ll learn and experience shamanic techniques for personal growth and healing and discover your own personal Goddess self.

Who is Mara Clear Spring Cook?

Mara is a Shamanic Healer who works with groups and individuals toward becoming healthy, happy people.
Life is a gift we all deserve to enjoy!!



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Thursday April 24

Introduction to Different Forms of Divination.

Are you drawn to divination and the idea of increasing your psychic abilities? Would you like to learn more about various modalities?

Are you short on time or unsure of how to get started on such a project? Come and join us for this fun and comprehensive workshop.

These four 25 minute each segments will give you an excellent overview of:

Palmistry, Tarot, Numerology, and Astrology.

You will receive plentiful handouts and access immediate knowledge and skills.

Books and tools will be available for your use during the workshop. Please feel welcome to bring your own items, plus water, pen & paper, and a cushion for your comfort.

Anyais an International Claircognizant Psychic using tarot, Palmistry, Astrology, Angel Cards, Runes & Numerology as her tools. She has been a Professional Psychic for over 15 years. She has worked in New York, England, Ireland, Peru, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and throughout San Diego County.



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Saturday April 26

Tree of Life Anniversary Party

This is a free event

Join us as we celebrate 8 wonderful years at Tree of Life!



We will be hosting a psychic faire with our many talented readers, healers and a few surprises too!
Come by and enjoy a session at our special reduced faire price.

We will have giveaways, specials and treats all day as well as high fives and hugs (upon request).

We look forward to celebrating with you (because you are totally cool)!



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