Festival of Bliss & Blessings Bay Area 2017 and Transportation Blessing

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CAYA Coven’s Festival of Bliss & Blessings
presented by the Wisdom & Compassion devotional group

Saturday, April 29, 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

Wisdom & Compassion, a temple dedicated to Kuan Yin & Tara, welcomes you to join us as we explore how we can create environments and actions of love, harmony, creativity, sensuality, and joy, and then share them with others. What blessings do we each have to bestow upon the world? At this ritual, we honor our ceremonial May King, Queen, and Nymph.

This year, members of the Cosmic Messengers devotional group, dedicated to Hermes, will be offering Transportation Blessings outside in the courtyard before the ritual from 5:00-7:00PM. Arrive a bit early and make a magical amulet for you bicycle, car, or other mode of transportation!  The Cosmic Messengers will be providing blank bumper stickers and colorful pens, charms and beading wire, and other crafting supplies.  Get creative and receive the blessing of Hermes on your life’s journey!

 

 

Image: Heidi Alfonzo

CAYA had a great time at the 2015 Pagan Festival!

This year, after a two-year hiatus, The Pagan Alliance was once again able to provide the Bay Area Pagan community with the much-missed Pagan Festival.  The theme for 2015 was Spirituality Through Service - a theme which is very close to CAYA’s own collective heart!

A lot of volunteers are needed to make this event a success, and in the spirit of Joyful Service, many members of CAYA signed up to get the work done!  Verity Blue Midnight, Priestx of Courageous Becoming, did a stellar job of coordinating the CAYA volunteers!  There were many familiar CAYA faces in many places on the day of the Festival, from set-up at 7:00AM to clean-up at 7:00PM!  So many CAYA Priest/ess/xes were wearing Pagan Festival Security shirts that they formed an impressive “Chartreuse Blob”!

CAYA's Chartreuse Blob of Security!

CAYA's Chartreuse Blob of Security!

CAYA also had an information booth at the Festival, and many of our devotional groups offered blessings throughout the day. Chieftain Branwen wrangled the booth schedule very effectively, so that our time yielded maximum blessings for all interested visitors!

The park was adorned with directional altars created by local Pagan groups.  CAYA created the North altar, and CAYA’s Rose and Dove Society, in partnership with The Temple of Aphrodite, created the East altar with a theme of Women Free As Birds - this year’s Mothers of the New Time working!

The Keeper of the Light chosen for 2015 is Crystal Blanton, and members of the Order of the Black Madonna and other CAYA clergy were delighted to join her in singing the praises of the Dark Mother with Szmeralda Shanel’s beautiful song.  Yeshe Rabbit was very honoured to introduce her dear friend and respected colleague.  Congratulations to Crystal for this well-earned recognition, and much gratitude to T. Thorn Coyle, who graciously held up the lantern for three years as 2012’s Keeper of the Light!

This year’s Festival gave us a chance to embody many of CAYA’s core values - Joyful Service, Justice, Community, Excellent Organization, and a Having A Great Time!  Thank you to all of the many volunteers whose dedication, creativity, and hard work made this event a rousing success!  

Source: http://thepaganalliance.org/return-pagan-f...