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

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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Friday April 7

Shamanic Goddess Circle

Who says clearing healing has to be painful?

And even if it is, the compassionate heart of the Bodhisattva Kwan Yin wraps around you and fills you with light.

If you have been hard on yourself...

If your empathy meter has been redlining...

If you feel life is aiming arrows at you…

You need some Compassion from the ultimate source!

Bring a crystal, statue, some symbol you'll want to add to your medicine bag/altar to carry the Compassionate Heart vibration home with you. Or, pick something up at the store!

You will receive a major Shamanic Clearing and Healing to ease you through this final day of the Venus Retrograde. And you'll leave with more love than ever in your heart.

As always, you are invited to adorn your Goddess self with attire that suits your Divine Feminine glory!


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, Teacher and Reiki Master. She leads the Shamanic Goddess Circles and Shamanic Drumming Circle, co-leads the Soul Song Circle, and teaches people how to follow the path of the shaman in six month training courses and intensives. Along with group work she sees private clients for soul retrieval, shamanic healing, energy healing, guided journey and more ? both in person and distance. She also teaches and installs the Nine Rites of the Munay-Ki as taught by Dr. Villoldo and the Four Winds Society.



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Friday April 14

Create your own Wire Wrapped Crystal Pendants


Limited to the first 30 participants.
Pre-registration is recommended

Let the shenanigans continue!

This project is for those who took our previous wire wrapped crystals class or those with some wire wrapping experience.

This is a great chance to learn how to wrap those beautiful polished/tumbled stones that you see in the Tree of Life shop. During this fun and relaxed class we will create a wire frame around your crystal so that you can see its full beauty. We will be creating one pendant and all tools and materials will be provided.

Feel free to bring your own tools if you prefer. You will leave class ready to show off your completed crystal creation and with the know-how to continue making your own jewelry! Additional materials and crystals will also be available for purchase at the end of class.



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Saturday April 22

Tree of Life Anniversary Celebration

This is a free event

Join us as we celebrate 11 wonderful years at Tree of Life!



Join us as we celebrate 11 fantastic 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. After the faire stay for a fun party!

We will have giveaways, specials and treats all day as well as high fives, hugs, and the warmth of friendships new and old!

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



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Friday April 28

Crafting Magickal Incenses

Join us for this hands-on workshop in which students will learn to craft and use their own magical incense blends. Each student will leave with an understanding of the basic principles of incense magic, as well as magical incenses that they have created themselves for their own magical purposes.

Bring your mortar and pestle if you have one!



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Sunday April 30

Public Beltane Ritual and Celebration


Join us in joyful celebration of the blooming essence of Spring and the full flowering of life!

Tonight we ignite our passions and inspire ourselves and each other with the bright, honey sweet, energy that flows through and around us from the height of spring. Reclaim your passion and invoke your creativity, remember that you are magic! .

Diana has studied Witchcraft, Wicca, and Goddess Spirituality since she was a young Diana. She is an eclectic solitary Witch who practices a Joyous Ecstatic Tradition heavily influenced by Wicca and Goddess Spirituality.



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