2018 Festival of Prophecy and Initiation

CAYA Pagan Congregation invites you to...

The Festival of Prophecy and Initiation

Saturday, February 3, 2018
Doors open at 7:00PM, circle is cast at 7:15PM
(no one is admitted after circle is cast)

The Home of Truth Spiritual Center (in the Main Hall)
1300 Grand Street
Alameda, CA 94501

$10-$20 donation requested

Please join Come As You Are Pagan Congregation as we celebrate the turning of the wheel, emerging from the darkness to bring forth growth within ourselves, our community and our world. We will be honoring Persephone, and the changes  she brings within each new experience in this life. She is new green shoot, sprouting up from the fertile void, just as this community is rebirthing itself anew. During our festival, we will be prophesying for the Wheel of the Year ahead.  

This ritual marks the formal Dedication of our Aspirant class; talented and focused practitioners now completing their year of study. We will also be honoring our new Council members and Advanced Wildflower Initiates. 

Please feel free to bring drums, rattles, shakers, and anything you wish to charge on the altar. Clearly labelled contributions to our cakes and ale offerings are also welcome.



Image: Roy Marshall

Reminder: 2017 Solstice of Eternal Renewal

Come As You Are to...
CAYA Coven’s Solstice of Eternal Renewal

Saturday, December 16, 2017
Doors open at 7:00PM, circle is cast at 7:15PM
(no one is admitted after circle is cast)

The Home of Truth Spiritual Center (in the Main Hall)
1300 Grand Street
Alameda, CA 94501

$10-$20 donation requested, donations of menstrual supplies also welcome (see details below)

During the longest night of the year, when all is plunged into darkness, we kindle the flames within and ignite the hearthfires of community. We celebrate the long night, and we also look at its fearsome sides. We embrace the lessons of the past year, and greet the year to come.

In honor of Hestia, keeper of welcoming home and warming hearth, and of Hermes, messenger who ventures into the darkness to bless and protect the travellers and those who are on the outside looking in, we will once again be assembling kits of menstrual supplies and other hygiene and comfort items to be donated to local shelters.

We will be providing tampons, pads, and other essential items. We also welcome your contributions. Here are some suggested items: 
regular tampons (individually wrapped, unscented) 
regular pads (wings preferred, individually wrapped, unscented)
travel package handi-wipes
Panty-liners (individually wrapped, unscented, with “full coverage stick”)
handwarmer packets
travel package size tissue

Feel free to stay after the ritual for a celebration and potluck feast. No one turned away for lack of funds.

2017 Solstice of Eternal Renewal

Come As You Are to...
CAYA Coven’s Solstice of Eternal Renewal

Saturday, December 16, 2017
Doors open at 7:00PM, circle is cast at 7:15PM
(no one is admitted after circle is cast)

The Home of Truth Spiritual Center (in the Main Hall)
1300 Grand Street
Alameda, CA 94501

$10-$20 donation requested

During the longest night of the year, when all is plunged into darkness, we kindle the flames within and ignite the hearthfires of community. We celebrate the long night, and we also look at its fearsome sides. We embrace the lessons of the past year, and greet the year to come.

Feel free to stay after the ritual for a celebration and potluck feast. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Reminder: 2017 Rite of Release & Remembrance

Come As You Are to...
The Divine Spiraling Rainbow Tribe's Rite of Release & Remembrance

Saturday, November 18
Doors open at 7:00PM, circle is cast at 7:15PM
(Please arrive on time, no one is admitted after the circle is cast.)

Home of Truth Cottage (behind the Sanctuary)
1300 Grand Street, Alameda

$10-$20 donation accepted, no one turned away for lack of funds

The mxgenderr Priestxes of Come As You Are Pagan Congregation invite people of any and all genders - or none - to join us in celebrating our beloved transcestors and ansxtors, especially those whose lives ended in violence. We Release that which blocks us from our fullest potential, in order to live in ways that honor the legacy of our transcestors and ancxtors.

We call on Dionysus, God of Liminal Spaces and Protector of Trans People, to liberate us from the constraints that silence and diminish us. You are invited to bring ancestral items and images to charge on the altar, rattles and drums, and a treat to share for cakes and ale after we open the circle.

2017 Rite of Release & Remembrance

Come As You Are to...
The Divine Spiraling Rainbow Tribe's Rite of Release & Remembrance

Saturday, November 18
Doors open at 7:00PM, circle is cast at 7:15PM
(Please arrive on time, no one is admitted after the circle is cast.)

Home of Truth Cottage (behind the Sanctuary)
1300 Grand Street, Alameda

$10-$20 donation accepted, no one turned away for lack of funds

The mxgenderr Priestxes of Come As You Are Pagan Congregation invite people of any and all genders - or none - to join us in celebrating our beloved transcestors and ansxtors, especially those whose lives ended in violence. We Release that which blocks us from our fullest potential, in order to live in ways that honor the legacy of our transcestors and ancxtors.

We call on Dionysus, God of Liminal Spaces and Protector of Trans People, to liberate us from the constraints that silence and diminish us. You are invited to bring ancestral items and images to charge on the altar, rattles and drums, and a treat to share for cakes and ale after we open the circle.