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Standing at the threshold of the witch's year, we remember our beloved dead and celebrate life

This season brings reflection on loved ones past and present, as well as a renewed connection to life as we move in harmony with the turning of the wheel. 

Daylight Savings Time has ended and the days seem suddenly shorter; the night envelops us and finally there is a long-awaited chill in the air. We eagerly embrace any trickle of rain and peer with hope at every darkening sky. Now is the time that our thoughts naturally turn inward toward family and hearth, toward contemplation and plans for the future. Now is the deepening of our practices in preparation for what we will bring to fruition next year. Now is the time for release of all that has died or no longer serves us so that we may move forward with lightness of being.
In celebration of eir beloved dead, Priestx Jaina Bee holds a Banquete de los Muertos, and Dedicant Susan commemorates her beloved animal friend who passed through the veil. Meanwhile, Presiding High Priestess Yeshe Rabbit celebrates the ancestors while contemplating the Mystery, and Priestess Temperance asks us if we are really living our lives to the fullest.

We recently celebrated the full Poison Moon, and Priest/ess Melissa ra Karit offers thoughts and suggestions for cleansing ourselves of toxins and Temperance works to bring things into balance, while in other seasonal musings, Temperance also discusses what it really means to be a witch and Susan grapples with the various levels of wilderness we navigate in our lives.

Finding her way through the darkness, Aspirant and Presiding Priestess of the Circulo de Isis, Carolina Amor, invites us to dance our way through to our truth, Yeshe Rabbit practices urban permaculture and mindful stewardship of the planet and her relationships, and Temperance celebrates her birthday and the powerful magic of what is and what's yet to come.

May you find a light in the darkness to lead you safely forward
and may you always remember how you got to where you are.


Wednesday, November 11, is the Dark Moon in Scorpio, a time to look deeply into the darkest places within ourselves, facing the dreaded monsters and uncovering the lost treasures, emerging into true wholeness and alignment as we move forward, growing into the people we truly choose to be as we co-create the world we truly choose to inhabit.

During this week, I invite you to join or support the Fathers of Change in their 2015 Dark Moon working.



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Mark You Calendars!

Wishbringer Molly Blue Dawn's specially curated Event Highlights for 11/5 - 11/19/15

Hallows Fireside Concert with Sharon Knight and Winter
Friday, November 6, 8:00-11:00PM
Fireside Room at BFUU, 1924 Cedar Street, Berkeley
$14 in advance, $20 at the door
Barry and Maya Spector's Day of the Dead Ritual
Saturday, November 7, 9:00AM-6:00PM
Hillside Church, 1422 Navellier Street, El Cerrito
$30 if paid in advance, $50 if paid at the door.
Pre-registration required. No one refused.  Work scholarships available.
Contact Barry Spector at 650-329-1415
or for more information
Cultivating Resilience and Inner Healing: A Healing Workshop for Women
Session 2
with Lupa and Rev. Yolanda Simmons
Saturday, November 7, 2:00-5:00PM
Temple Sanctuary, RSVP for address in Hayward
sliding scale $15-$35, cash only
Diwali at Anubhuti: The Festival of Lights
Saturday, November 7, 5:00-9:00PM
Anubhuti Meditation and Retreat Center, 820 Bel Marin Keys Boulevard, Novato
Free, donations graciously accepted
Le Bal des Vampires
presented by PEERS
Saturday, November 7, 6:30PM-Midnight
Alameda Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda
Tickets must be purchased in advance - see website for details
$30 before October 11, $35 after
Banish Misfortune: A Seasonal Musical Feast
with Brocelïande
Saturday, November 7, 7:30-9:00PM
East West Bookshop, 324 Castro Street, Mountain View
$15 in advance, $20 at the door
Saturday, November 7, 7:30PM-2:00AM
Oakland Metro Opera House, 630 3rd Street, Oakland
$25 in advance, $30 at the door
International Red Tent Day
Sunday, November 8
Seven Sisters Rain Prayer Ceremony for the Pacific Northwest
with Marguerite Rigoglioso
Sunday, November 8, 2:45-5:00PM
Stafford Lake Park, 3549 Novato Boulevard, Novato
Free, pre-registration necessary
Fruitvale Dia de los Muertos
Sunday, November 8, 10:00AM-5:00PM
along East 12th Street between 33rd Avenue and 37th Avenue
and in Fruitvale Village, Oakland
Free admission
Goddess Harvest Festival
Friday-Sunday, November 13-15,
see website for detailed schedule
herchurch, 678 Portola Drive, San Francisco
All Pagans and Polytheists Meet and Greet Potluck
Saturday, November 14, 3:30-6:30PM
Shelton Hall, Oakland Peace Center, 111 Fairmount Avenue, Oakland
Psychonauts Salon
Wednesday, November 18, 7:00-9:00PM
EoMega Grove, RSVP for address, Sebastopol
Donations accepted
20 Judgment (rebirth) 11-5-15

"There is love in holding and there is love in letting go."

Elizabeth Berg

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