We take your health - spirituality, mentally and physically seriously. The Covid 19 virus has had and continues to have an unprecedented impact on our daily lives and our spiritual gatherings.
As the province has allowed us to resume gathering we are now holding outdoor rituals at Battlefield Park 77 King St W, Stoney Creek. We will gather at 7:30 and start ritual at 8. All covid protocols will observed to ensure that we keep each of our participants safe.
Online classes will continue on ZOOM for the time being. Online classes start at 7pm though the ZOOM chat is opened at 6:30 pm to allow people time to socialize, ask questions and settle in.
Please watch our Facebook page, Instagram and our Website for anouncements about class and ritual offerings. If you are feeling overwhelmed by this situation please feel free to reach out.
Silver Circle is founded by an eclectic group of Wiccan practitioners who wish to share their worship of the Gods with others.
Our Mission is to create a safe space for seekers to experience ritual dedicated to the Gods through different traditions and to provide thought-provoking, challenging and practical craft related classes provided by talented and experienced members of the Silver Circle Community.
Everyone is welcome!
Due to the current situation with the Covid 19 virus we have been having our Rituals Virtually. As well, we have introduced Virtual Classes on a wide varitey of topics. Please see the calendar for information about the Classes and Rituals
Our Classes and Rituals are currently being run on alternating Sunday nights. We gather at 6:00pm and our ritual or class begins at 7:00pm. If you wish to join us for either classes or rituals please join our Facebook Page or Contact us via our email. SilverCirclePagan@gmail.com.
Though we are doing rituals virtually at the moment we still encourage robes in circle but street clothes are fine. We encourage this as it helps you to "be a part of the ritual" and to find your "ritual mindset."
While we are not currently paying rent due to not being able to gather in person Donations are still gladly accepted to help offset the monthly cost of Virtual Hosting.
With all of the uncertainty and craziness in the world right now, I find myself thinking alot about healing deity. The Greek Goddess Hygeia (Health) was the first to come to my mind. The Romans named her Salus. She is the daughter of Asclepius and sister to Panakeia (Cure-All) and Iaso (Remedy).
Hygeia is most commonly associated with physical health but as time moved on she also became associated with mental health. I can’t think of a more fitting Goddess to help guide us through this murky time of illness, fear, and isolation.
She was often worshipped in the same temples as her father, Asclepius but that she was adored by the ancient Greeks and Romans is demonstrated in the following literary references:
Licymnius, Fragment 769 (from Sextus Empiricus, Against the Ethicists) (trans. Campbell, Vol. Greek Lyric V) (Greek lyric C4th B.C.) :
"Bright-eyed mother, highest queen of Apollon's golden throne, desirable, gently-laughing Hygeia (Health)."
Ariphron, Fragment 813 (from Athenaeus, Scholars at Dinner) (trans. Campbell, Vol. Greek Lyric V) :
"Hygeia (Health), most revered of the blessed ones among mortals, may I dwell with you for what is left of my life, and may you graciously keep company with me : for any joy in wealth or in children or in a king's godlike rule over men or in the desires which we hunt with the hidden nets of Aphrodite, any other delight or respite from toils that has been revealed by the gods to men, with you, blessed Hygeia, it flourishes and shines in the converse of the Kharites (Charites, Graces); and without you no man is happy."
Euenus, Fragment 6 (trans. Gerber, Vol. Greek Elegiac) (Greek elegy C5th B.C.) :
"Drinking [moderately] is beneficial for body, mind and property. It is well suited to the deeds of Aphrodite and to sleep, a haven from toils, and to Hygeia (Health), most pleasing of the gods to mortals."
I set up my altar to honour Hygeia and ask for her protection. My offerings are apple cider and apples. These are not sacred to Hygeia but when I think of robust health I cannot help but think of the old adage, “An apple a day keeps the Doctor away.” I ask that she watch over us and guide us to make the very best decisions that we can to contain and eliminate this virus. So mote it be!