Reminder - Heart and Harvest potluck and ritual - this Saturday Aug 1

Just around the corner...The Cauldron of the Celts, a devotional group within CAYA Coven, heartily invites you and yours to:

The Festival of Heart and Harvest: Feast to Lugh

Saturday, August 1st
Ritual begins at 5pm

We will be at the Picnic site near the Berkeley Center of the Arts entrance located at:
1275 Walnut St
Berkeley, CA 94709

On this day of the Cauldron’s sacred calendar we honor Lugh! Come out to the beautiful Live Oak park and join us for a fine potluck feast of community and joy, as we pay honor to Lugh! Lugh is one the Irish Chieftain gods, the Many Skilled One, he of the Long Arm, Fierce Striker, whose spear is one of the Four Treasures of the Tuatha Dé Danann, and a keeper of many treasures. With the blessing of Lugh mac Ethlenn Ildánach, we will look to each other for the skills we possess to strengthen our community and praise his name. Together we will eat, make offerings to the Youthful Hero, hear tales of how we can all make a sustainable community, and be merry. This feast will be made all the grander by your presence and contribution!

IMPORTANT: What to bring?

  • This is a potluck feast. So please bring a dish clearly labeled (Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, Carnivorous) with enough to share. If you have dietary restrictions please bring a dish that you can enjoy.

  • To be more environmentally friendly, please consider bringing your own mug/drinking vessel, plate and utensils.

  • This ritual is outside in Berkeley. The temperature can change dramatically. Please wear layers and bring a coat to fend off the cold.

  • If you need a seat for your comfort during ritual, please consider bringing a camp chair.

  • CAYA Annual Food Drive: If you wish to contribute to helping abundance be spread, please bring nonperishable food items for donation. Here is a list of Alameda County Food Bank’s most needed food items.

  • Your Glorious self!

The Festival of Heart and Harvest - Feast to Lugh

The Cauldron of the Celts, a devotional group within CAYA Coven, heartily invites you and yours to:

The Festival of Heart and Harvest: Feast to Lugh

Saturday, August 1st
Ritual begins at 5pm

We will be at the Picnic site near the Berkeley Center of the Arts entrance located at:
1275 Walnut St
Berkeley, CA 94709

On this day of the Cauldron’s sacred calendar we honor Lugh! Come out to the beautiful Live Oak park and join us for a fine potluck feast of community and joy, as we pay honor to Lugh! Lugh is one the Irish Chieftain gods, the Many Skilled One, he of the Long Arm, Fierce Striker, whose spear is one of the Four Treasures of the Tuatha Dé Danann, and a keeper of many treasures. With the blessing of Lugh mac Ethlenn Ildánach, we will look to each other for the skills we possess to strengthen our community and praise his name. Together we will eat, make offerings to the Youthful Hero, hear tales of how we can all make a sustainable community, and be merry. This feast will be made all the grander by your presence and contribution!

IMPORTANT: What to bring?

  • This is a potluck feast. So please bring a dish clearly labeled (Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, Carnivorous) with enough to share. If you have dietary restrictions please bring a dish that you can enjoy.

  • To be more environmentally friendly, please consider bringing your own mug/drinking vessel, plate and utensils.

  • This ritual is outside in Berkeley. The temperature can change dramatically. Please wear layers and bring a coat to fend off the cold.

  • If you need a seat for your comfort during ritual, please consider bringing a camp chair.

  • CAYA Annual Food Drive: If you wish to contribute to helping abundance be spread, please bring nonperishable food items for donation. Here is a list of Alameda County Food Bank’s most needed food items.

  • Your Glorious self!


A new online gathering place for Celtic Polytheists and Pagans in the Bay Area and Beyond!

The Cauldron of the Celts is proud to announce the launching of our webiste, www.cauldronofthecelts.com and online message boards! This year, the Cauldron has been focusing on creating a calendar year to help bring community to our practice together, and in that process we have felt the time was right to reach out and create a space for Celtic Pagans, Practitioners, and Polytheists to converse and find one another. So come on over, all who are interested in talking about the Celtic gods and the many ways of serving them are welcome!

Honoring of the Selkie with the Cauldron of the Celts

In the Cauldron of the Celts, we are creating a modern sacred calendar for the dedicated deities and spirits we serve. We invite all who feel called to join us in revitalizing the honor and glory of the Gods at your own altars with us on these Holy Days.
June 20th-21st is Midsummer’s Eve, the time we honor the Selkie.

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CAYA Coven’s Devotional Offerings at Pagan Fest 2015!

CAYA Coven invites you to come out and enjoy a day of festivities and pride, right in the heart of Berkeley! After several years of hiatus the Pagan Alliance is returning the much beloved Pagan Festival to the Bay Area this Saturday, May 9th from 11am - 5pm at the Civic Center Park in Berkeley. If you and your family would like to get out and see the various Pagan groups, people and events that are taking place in the Bay Area, this is a great festival to attend!

CAYA will have our own info booth with information on our rituals and events, so be sure to stop by and visit!  The CAYA info booth will also be hosting several offerings throughout the day put on by several of CAYA’s internal devotional groups. Each public priest/ess within CAYA is dedicated their deities of choice, to represent them to the community and in the greater world. From these dedication various affinity and devotional groups have formed, dedicating to revitalizing the reverence and honor of the Gods. Some groups are formed around a single deity, others pantheons or cultural context, and some from affinity.  Keep an eye on our website, www.cayacoven.org, for future information about the different groups and their activities!

CAYA Devotional Offerings Schedule Pagan Fest 2015:

12 - 1pm - Cauldron of the Celts : Petitions to the Cauldron's Gods and Personal Saining
2 - 3pm - Naos Isis : Sacred geometry crafts and oracles in honor of Seshat and Isis.
3 - 4pm - Order of the Black Madonna : Holy Water Blessings
4 - 5pm - Wisdom & Compassion : Kuan Yin poem divinations

Come stop by, meet the clergy that are serving and refresh yourself with the blessings they have to offer!

The Cauldron of the Celts are a group of individual clergy of various paths of practice that are dedicated to deities and entities from the different Celtic cultures. Together we strive bring honor and glory to their names. To represent true hospitality, honor, and justice in the world, with a dedication to fine scholarship, lively tales, and excellent ale.

Naos Isis is the temple of CAYA Priest/esses who are publicly dedicated and devoted to the great goddess Isis. Through diverse understandings and connections to Isis, the members of Naos Isis work to bring the love, compassion, healing, and wisdom of the Great Queen and Mother to the larger CAYA community.

The Order of the Black Madonna was created to give honor and devotion to Our Lady of Grace in her form as the Dark Mother. The sisters of the Order take on devotional names, and commit themselves to a practice of prayer and intercession on behalf of women, minorities, the oppressed, the afraid, the disenfranchised, and all others who need the Might and Compassion of Our Lady.

Wisdom & Compassion, CAYA’s devotional group dedicated to Kuan Yin and Tara, will be offering tea, divinations using Kuan Yin’s oracles, and chanting. Namo Kuan Shih Yin Pusa!

The Pagan Fest is still looking for more volunteers to help bring the magic together! If you would like to get involved and meet some amazing people email Arlynne for more information: arlynnecamire@gmail.com

See you at the Fest!