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Welcoming the inward Spiral.

 

It's hard to believe we are so close to the Autumnal Equinox and the slow turn toward cooler temperatures. We have quite a lot of exciting gatherings and workshops both online and in-person. 

Tomorrow begins our Tarot 101 Course! (online via zoom)

Join us as we stay connected and come together to honor the Earth, Gods, Ancestors, and Wheel of the Year. We are stronger together. If you have an internet connection, or even just a phone, you can stay connected to the community.

 

 

An up-to-date listing of events is always available at www.wyomingvalleycuups.com, our Google Calendar as well as on the Events section of our Facebook page

Hope to see you soon!
The Wyoming Valley Crows

Tomorrow at 7PM EST via Zoom. 

Have you ever been interested in learning about Tarot cards? How to use them? What the cards mean? Well then this is the series for you. This 13 bi-monthly session will go through the history of the cards, go through the different components of the deck and allow for some practice reading.
The tarot can help you understand yourself better and teach you how to tap your inner resources more confidently. You do not have to have "psychic powers" to use the tarot successfully. All you need is the willingness to honor and develop your natural intuition. If you're a new reader, this course will help you find your way to reading fluently over the course of several months. If you're a somewhat experienced or even a veteran reader, it will help you fill in interpretive gaps and consolidate your knowledge into a strong and flexible practice.

Recommended materials include a Tarot Deck and something to take notes with

Our first class is going to go into more detail about what is being covered in this course, decks, how homework with work and some of Tarot's history. 

Tentative Class Schedule - Wednesdays 7PM-8:30PM EST
8/31 Introduction to Class
9/14 Major Arcana 0-6
9/28 Major Arcana 7-13
10/12 Major Arcana 15-21
10/26 Swords 1-7
11/9 Swords 8-Courts
11/23 Wands 1-7
12/7 Wands 8-Courts
12/28 Cups 1-7
1/11 Cups 8-Courts
1/25 Pentacles 1-7
2/8 Pentacles 8-Courts
2/22 Classic Tarot Spreads

A 201 Course will be March 2023! That creating your own spreads, Tarot with numerology, astrology, qabalah, spell work and more!
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Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/97766444052
FB Link: https://fb.me/e/1K2VgV5Dq
Please join us for our monthly meeting where we will be planning events and gatherings for November.

All are welcome to attend whether you are a member of WVCUUPS or not. This meeting is for those that have ideas or interest in participating and volunteering in our events. The meeting will be held online via zoom.

We use google docs for our Meeting Agenda, Notes and Discussion points.
Have some ideas for our Autumn / Winter rituals or other events? We'd love to hear them?
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Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/96009621557
FB Link: https://fb.me/e/2Eyvbi0Sr
Come enjoy the beauty and peace of the Labyrinth by the light of the Full moon!

The labyrinth will be illuminated from 8:00pm-9:30pm. Everyone is welcome.

During the warmer months, we normally take our Labyrinth practice outdoors. Weather permitting of course. Otherwise we will walk the canvas Labyrinth in the Sanctuary and still have a fire with drumming outside. There is a good chance this will be the last outside walk until next year as October tends to be too cold to walk outside in. 
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The first half hour will be a quiet walk, the remaining drumming, so feel free to bring hand drums and other percussion instruments of choice. Drumming will be around the fire outside weather permitting.

If you haven't walked a Labyrinth before, there is no ceremony or ritual. A Labyrinth Walk is safe, open Sacred Space for personal exploration.

We will also have Tarot and Oracle card readings available as always.

FB Link: https://fb.me/e/3olLu055y
Click here to learn more about Labyrinth Walking
Join us for Magick and connection in our online Full Moon ritual! Many of us started out as solitary practitioners on our Pagan and Witch paths. To those of us introverts, it can be quite a leap to seek out other like-minded groups. Online rituals can offer the best of both worlds to those who are more comfortable casting alone. You can turn off a video feed if you are more comfortable, set up your space and connect while being led in ritual simultaneously.
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In Pagan practices, the Full Moon means many things. Abundance, spirituality, peak psychic ability, fertility, a good time for Magick, The Mystery. Something about that silvery light sets the subconscious to dreaming. Things are possible by moonlight that are not in the revealing light of day. We can be more truly ourselves, casting off some of the masks we layer on in order to fit in during our daytime lives. Our truths are easier to manage in moonlight. We’re more willing to step into Mystery, to allow dreams, and to listen to what our inner voice has to say.
-Irene Glasse
President of Frederick CUUPS

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Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/93456370081
FB Link: https://fb.me/e/24N6S3j3l
Join us for a blessing of the Labyrinth with sound and future growth!

We will gather for a drum circle at 6:30 (probably around our fire pit on the black top). We have some extra drums but definitely bring your own if you have them.

Chants are almost always from our Chant Library on our Website.

We will do a small ritual at 7:30p followed by the first spreading of grass seed on the labyrinth paths.


FB Link: https://fb.me/e/28LAJ1HVD
Join Wyoming Valley CUUPS for our Mabon Rituals (and Potluck for our in-person gathering).

Join Wyoming Valley CUUPS for our online Mabon Ritual. Mabon is the Second Harvest in the Pagan Wheel of the Year. Pagans honor that balance of daylight and darkness as the Earth around us continues into its dormancy. We celebrate our own harvests and recognize our own darkness. Explore the meaning and resonance of this Second Harvest with members of the Wyoming Valley CUUPS community.


IN-PERSON RITUAL
Arrive between 4:00-4:15pm  - Ritual will start at 4:20PM
If the weather is good, this will be an outdoor ritual. In the event of rain, we take our spiritual practice indoors.

After ritual, we will gather for the Potluck after the ritual. Please either keep ingredient list or label all offerings with the included ingredients to allow those with dietary restrictions to make healthy choices for themselves.

Our rituals like to include drumming, so feel free to bring a percussion instrument if you have one. Depending on the weather, we may do a fire outside and have a drum circle after our potluck.

In-Person FB Link: https://fb.me/e/26URv2e1K
Online FB Link: https://fb.me/e/2MK1Stx4h
Online Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/97604851948
Join members of the Wyoming Valley CUUPS community for an informal hangout and check-in. We believe cultivating community care is an important facet of us not just surviving, but thriving in the times we live in.

The Witching Hour is a social time. Everyone should have their favorite beverage at the ready. There are no rules about this beverage. ALL beverages are equally welcome.

This event does not have a structure per se. You are invited to attend as your true self, in the company of other Pagans. You may wear a hat, or not. You may paint your face, or not. Do you have a new tattoo? You can show us if you'd like! Did you just get a new item for your altar that is the absolute BEST THING YOU'VE EVER SEEN? Why yes, we would love to see that.

Depending on the number of attendees, Zooms raised hand feature may be used to direct the flow of discussion See you there!

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Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/97201211255
FB Link: https://fb.me/e/1R2PpClBo
For our monthly Dark Moon Discussions Wyoming Valley CUUPS is diving into the book "Warrior Goddess Training" by Heatherash Amara. Each Dark Moon, we will delve into a new chapter for discussion, learning, healing and deeper work.

The Seventh chapter is "Open your heart"

All are welcome. If there are a lot of people, we will use zooms raise hand feature to direct the flow of discussion.

Book can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/Warrior-Goddess-Training-Become-Woman-ebook/dp/B00KOD9DFQ/
It is 99¢ on kindle right now.

Optional workbook found here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B015K1BXHW/
Also 99¢ on kindle right now.
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Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/97420659596
FB Link: https://fb.me/e/2djtsqT6b
Join us for an evening of ritual, myth and community at our Freya Sumbel followed by our Legends Lodge!

A Sumbel is Norse Pagan ritual consisting of rounds where each participant has a turn to toast, praise or hail a God, spirit or self, or make an oath. They then pour a beverage and everyone drinks. Traditionally there are three rounds. Wyoming Valley CUUPs facilitator, Raven Redfeather will lead us in Sumbel focused around three aspects of the Goddess Freya. Freya is a Vanir Goddess of love, magic, warriorship and many other things.

Raven will begin each round by reading passages of the written lore on the aspect of Freya we will focusing on, followed by a toast to Freya. Going around the group, she will ask each participant how that aspect manifests in their life within their unique spiritual path.

After the third round, we will do a final toast to Freya asking her guidance in our ability to use these aspects in our lives to protect those defending women’s rights and reproductive health, something dear to Freya as well as our community.

With the reflections from the rounds of Sumbel, Raven will then welcome CUUPs officer Shannon Saylor to guide us in Legends Lodge.

The Lodge is a place to gather with friends for the sharing of stories from our faith paths.
You're welcome to come to listen or to share! If you would like to tell a story, please plan to share a myth or tale from your tradition (ancient and contemporary myths welcome), a song or poem, or simply speak about what a specific Deity means to you. Please plan to speak for no more than 10 minutes.

This event is Bring-Your-Own-Beverages-And-Snacks (yes, mead is welcome).
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FB Link: https://fb.me/e/99ac1ZDg8
Special thanks to everyone that came out even for a little bit and helped with our Labyrinth Project. It was a lot of work but it is absolutely beautiful and there is so much gratitude for it.

Hail the Community!
Now we get to spread grass seed over it for the coming spring. 
October Events Planned so far.
Stay connected in a way that works best for you!!
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Wyoming Valley CUUPS Recommended Books

Many of us are frequently asked what books we recommend for people beginning to explore Earth-Centered Spirituality.  Here are a few of our suggestions :)

Beginner's Texts
Blackfeather Mystery School: The Magpie Training by Irene Glasse and Caine Dreamwalker 
The Inner Temple of Witchcraft by Christopher Penczak
Paganism: An Introduction to Earth-Centered Religion by River Higginbotham and Joyce Higgenbotham
Wicca for the Solitary Practitioner by Scott Cunningham
Shamanism as a Spiritual Practice for Daily Life by Tom Cowan
Spiral Dance by StarHawk
The Sabbats by Edain McCoy
Good Magic by Mariana Medici
Circle Round by StarHawk (great resource for families)

Pagan History & Culture
Drawing Down the Moon by Margot Adler

Reference Books
Animal Speak by Ted Andrews
Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem & Metal Magic by Scott Cunningham
Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs by Scott Cunningham
The Complete Book of Incense, Oils & Brews by Scott Cunningham
A Book of Pagan Prayer by Ceisiwr Serith
Click to learn more about the Unitarian Universalists of Wyoming Valley
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