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Ritual of Abundance
Sun., Aug. 6th, 2023
77 King St W, Stoney Creek
James from "Crown and Crescent" will be calling on the Greek goddess Demeter as we celebrate the harvest of the grain and work some magic to spread abundance and prosperity to the world around us! Join us in person or online!
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If this is your first ritual or class with Silver Circle you might have some questions. Please continue reading or feel free to comment with your questions on our Facebook page, direct message us, or email us through the contact form.
Classes are open to everyone regardless of their knowledge or skill level. Each class is presented by someone with experience and understanding of the topic. You will get an excellent overview of the topic and learn practical applications as well. During the class, you will have time for questions and discussion. If you ask a question the presenter can't answer, they will usually try to follow up and see if that answer can be found, or they will direct you to sources to help you find the answer.
All classes are presented on Zoom. You can get the Zoom information from the Silver Circle Facebook page or by emailing us using the email form below. When you are in Zoom with us, you do not have to speak or even have your camera on if you don't want to. We hope to provide you with thought-provoking and informative classes in a comfortable and safe environment.
Occasionally, we do offer in-person classes, which are generally outdoors and have nature-based content. We will announce those well in advance so you can plan to attend.
If you have a topic that you are interested in, please feel free to let us know. We may have someone who knows the topic and would consider putting a class together. If you have expertise in a certain area and would like to teach a class, please feel free to contact us.
1. Some people wear robes, and some people don't. Wear what makes you happy and comfortable.
2. PARKING!!! There is street parking on the side streets and on Queen St. but there is also a parking lot across the road and slightly down from the Latvian House. (16 Queen St. N., Hamilton)
3. Please enter at the side door. It is a covered entrance with 4 steps up to the door.
4. Everyone is welcome. Our goal is to create community by offering esoteric (craft) classes and ritual. So, come out and make new friends!
5. Ritual is free - donations are happily accepted. Donations are used for rental of ritual space, and supplies only. Priesthood never takes payment for doing ritual or teach class.
Zoom access is available for classes and for those who cannot join rituals in person. Please visit the Facebook page for the Zoom link or send us an email and we can email it to you.
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!
Our Classes and Rituals are currently being run on alternating Sunday nights. We gather for ritual at 8 pm at Battlefield Park.
Classes are every other week at 7 pm on Zoom. 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.
We encourage robes in circle but street clothes are fine. We find that wearing ritual clothes helps you to "be a part of the ritual" and to find your "ritual mindset."
While we are not currently paying rent due to gathering in the park we are still gladly accepted to help offset the monthly cost of Virtual Hosting and for ritual supplies.
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!