CAYA Sprouts Family Circle October 2017: Celebrate our Beloved Dead

CAYA Sprouts invites families of all sorts, and children of all ages to our October circle, where we will honor and celebrate our Beloved Dead.

Sunday, October 22, 11:00AM-2:00PM

Location: private residence in Oakland
(Please RSVP for address)

RSVP (by October 19): cayasprouts@googlegroups.com*
*Note: If you are not yet a member, you will need to request to join the Google Group before you can RSVP.

This month, we will gather together to craft small shoebox altars in remembrance of our Beloved Dead, followed by a sweet and heartfelt celebration sharing stories, songs and Samhain Chili to welcome and honor the presence of our Beloved Dead in our hearts and our lives.

Please come (and have kids come) prepared with pictures (photo or hand drawn) of any one of your/their Beloved Dead to be honored in this way.  This may be an ancestor of blood or affiliation, deceased pet, etc. Charms, stickers, glue, scissors, paper, and other crafty materials will be provided, but feel free to bring any additional items or relics that you or your kids would like to include in your altar.

Note: We will have a few extra shoeboxes, but if you have one at home, please bring that as well. Alternatively, if you have crafted shoebox altars in the past (with us or elsewhere) and want to keep working on/adding to your previous year's creations, feel free to bring them along!

Come As You Are Pagan Congregation’s Sprouts Family Circles are monthly gatherings of eclectic, interfaith families with a desire to co-create safe, fun, loving, magical, child-centric spaces where kids and their caregivers can come together to deepen their relationship with Nature, Mother Earth, and each other. We honor all spiritual paths and strive to create a mutually supportive environment in which to explore and develop our own unique practices to integrate Earth-based spirituality and parenting.

Families of all sorts, with children of all ages are welcome. Activities can be shortened or modified to make them suitable for even the youngest child, and the older children are encouraged to deepen their practice and develop their leadership skills by assisting adults with the planning and facilitation of structured activities, as well as assisting with caregiving and mentoring during the kids free-play/adult discussion time.

CAYA Pagan Congregation’s Death & Wisdom Festival 2016

Come As You Are to...

Death & Wisdom Festival 2016
with CAYA Pagan Congregation

In honor of this, our 10th birthday weekend, we are inviting folks to join us for any or all of these FOUR Events:
Rite of the Underworld Crone, 10/28 - women only
Rite of Death & Wisdom, 10/29- open to all
Dark Moon Circle for Hecate, Queen of Crossroads, 10/30 - open to all
Dia de Los Muertos, 11/2- open to all


Rite of the Underworld Crone
Friday, October 28, 8:00-10:00PM
The Home of Truth Cottage (round back), 1300 Grand Street, Alameda
$10-$20 donation requested
Women-only, clothing-optional ritual

High Priestess Yeshe Rabbit and the Mothers of the New Time will be honoring Baba Yaga, and the ways in which wisdom emerges from the poisonous trials of life.



Rite of Death & Wisdom
Saturday, October 29,
Doors open at 6:30, ritual begins at 7:30

The Home of Truth, 1300 Grand Street, Alameda
$10-$20 donation requested
Open to all, children must be closely supervised by a parent at all times.

Our community gathers for our annual devotional to the Ancestors and the cthonic deities associated with the mysteries of death.
This year, we are especially honouring Inanna, Ereshkigal, Melinoe, Hekate, and Bassareus Dionysos. Please feel free to bring an Ancestor photo for the altar, and a clearly-labelled dish to share during the cakes and ale portion of the ritual.



Temple of Hecate, Queen of Crossroads
Sunday, October 29, 8:00-10:00PM
The Sacred Well, 536 Grand Avenue, Oakland
Donations gratefully accepted

Dark Moon gathering honoring the Queen of the Dead, and the wisdom Ancestors who have come before us. We do this each month, but this month we will have a special activity to connect with ancestral wisdom.



Dia de Los Muertos
Wednesday, November 2, Meet at 6:30PM
22nd and Bryant Streets, San Francisco


Our new Templo in honor of Santissima Muerte will be launching its activities at this celebration. We will be building an ofrenda and participating in the procession to Garfield Park. Ven con nosotros!

Samhain-ish Events 2016

The Samhain season is so rich with witchy, magic-y, fun, spooky (and sacred) events that I have created a list of all the ones I know about for this year.  Some are scary, some are not - if it includes costumes or pumpkins or honouring the Beloved Dead, I've probably included it!

http://mollybluedawn.blogspot.com/2016/10/molly-blue-dawns-list-of-samhain-ish.html

Source: http://mollybluedawn.blogspot.com/2016/10/...