Beltane Incense

Recommendation:

Jasmine


Magical Aspect:

Beltane is a season of fertility and fire, and you'll often see this reflected in the magic of the season.

In many traditions, this is the time of year for ritual sex and fertility magic, and for the magic found in gardens and nature.


Beltane Favors

AltarUse rich greens and colors reflecting the spring flowers. Incorporate a candle signifying the Beltane fire. Fertility symbols from nature like horns, seeds, and flowers, and a mother goddess symbol can round out the altar.

Herbs – All-heal, blessed thistle, broom, curry, daffodil, dogwood, coriander, dragon's blood reed, fern, fireweed, nettle, flaxseed, hawthorn, marjoram, paprika, radish, rue, snapdragon, mushroom, almond, meadowsweet, rose, woodruff, tansy, elder leaves.

Incense – Rose, jasmine, ylang, ylang, peach, musk, or vanilla.

Stones – Malachite, garnet, rose quartz, emerald, beryl, tourmaline.

Magick – Spells to ensure prosperity, conservation, safety, and love.

Depending on what kind of spellwork you're exploring, this can be a good time to collect some graveyard dirt. In many Pagan traditions, it is believed that on Beltane the veil between earth and the spiritual world is thin.

 

Meet & Greet - discussion / social: April 15th

This was a wonderful gathering - Thank you all who attended. Merry meet again!

Who: Anyone interested in pagan-themed discussions and meeting positive like-minded people

What: Egyptian Paganism - an overview of goddesses, gods, sacred rites and rituals of ancient Egypt

When: April 15th, 7:00PM (date and time is confirmed)

Where: Temple - Silver Sister's Cottage, 6256 Yadkin Road Suite 105-B, Fayetteville, NC 28303


Beltane: May 1st

Beltane / May Day – (May 1st)

April's showers have given way to rich and fertile earth, and as the land turns green, Beltane celebrates the coming new life and growth. Observed on May 1st in the Northern Hemisphere (or October 31–November 1 in the Southern Hemisphere), festivities typically begin the evening before, on the last night of April.

Originally a tradition found in the Celtic-language lands, Beltane is observed by many Pagans today as a time for lighting a bonfire, dancing, and performing rituals. One common theme is that of the abundance of the fertile earth.

Beltane History - Beltane, has been marked by many cultures, over many centuries. This celebration is surrounded by a number of the legends surrounding ways to become more fertile during this time. Typically, this is a sabbat to celebrate deities associated with Beltane, such as the gods of the hunt or of the forest, and goddesses of passion and motherhood, as well as agricultural deities.

*excerpts from an article found on ThoughtCo, written by Patti Wigington: https://www.thoughtco.com/guide-to-the-beltane-celebration-2561640

*image "Merrybeltane" by Alexandar Cho


 "Community Meet & Greet" - discussion / social

When: May 13th (typically at 7PM) Time will be updated, when confirmed with WOsH

Where: Silver Sister's Cottage, 6256 Yadkin Road Suite 105-B, Fayetteville, NC 28303


 "Complete Book of Witchcraft" - class & study group

When: Workshop will be held on Sundays from 10:30AM - 12:00PM (May 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th)

Where: Silver Sister's Cottage, 6256 Yadkin Road Suite 105-B, Fayetteville, NC 28303

Details: In this series of classes you can explore the details of Raymond Buckland's Complete Book Of Witchcraft. Hosted by White Owl's Hollow, instructors will present information, elaborate, and lead group discussions about various topics covered in this popular book.

Overview

Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft by Raymond Buckland

Raymond Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft has influenced and guided countless students, coven initiates, and solitaries around the world. One of modern Wicca's most recommended books, this comprehensive text features a step-by-step course in Witchcraft, with photographs and illustrations, rituals, beliefs, history, and lore, as well as instruction in spellwork, divination, herbalism, healing, channeling, dreamwork, sabbats, esbats, covens, and solitary practice. The workbook format includes exam questions at the end of each lesson, so you can build a permanent record of your spiritual and magical training. This complete self-study course in modern Wicca is a treasured classic - an essential and trusted guide that belongs in every Witch's library.