REMINDER: 2015 Poison Moon Circles for Men and Women!

CAYA Coven’s Grove of the Goddess presents the Poison Moon
A Full Moon Circle for Women

October 24, 2015
Doors open at 7pm, circle is cast at 7:15pm (no one is admitted after circle is cast)

The Home of Truth Sanctuary
1300 Grand St, Alameda

$10-20 donation requested

Join Come As You Are Pagan Congregation 's Grove of the Goddess Women's Full Moon circle for a ritual to seek the antidote to woman's inhumanity to woman with Giltine, the poison-tongued Lithuanian goddess of death. We'll be performing ritual talisman creation and ritual purification in this rite, and learning through shamanic journey the ways that Giltine can offer wisdom in helping women stop wasting our time hurting one another.

Chairs will be provided. Please feel free to bring a cushion if you prefer to sit on the floor. Feel free to bring drink or food to share, or flowers for the altar.


CAYA Coven's Brotherhood of the Moon presents the Poison Moon
A Full Moon Circle for Men

October 24, 2015
Doors open at 7pm, circle is cast at 7:15pm (no one is admitted after circle is cast)

Home of Truth Cottage, located behind the main Chapel. Please use the sidewalk around the main chapel to get to the Cottage.

$10-20 donation requested

CAYA Coven's Brotherhood of the Moon welcomes all self-identified men to join them in a ritual to explore what needs healing/purification/transmutation in our lives.

Chairs will be provided. Please feel free to bring a cushion if you prefer to sit on the floor. Feel free to bring drink or food to share, or flowers for the altar.

2015 Festival of Death and Wisdom

This Hallowed time of year, as the veil grows thin, CAYA Coven welcomes you and your Beloved Dead to join us in a...

Festival of Death and Wisdom

Saturday, October 31st, 2015
Doors to the Cottage open at 7pm, Ritual begins at 7:15pm*.

The Home of Truth, Main Sanctuary
1300 Grand Street
Alameda, CA 94501

*Note: Please join us in the Cottage for ritual and initiatory preparations, after which we will journey together to the Sanctuary in silent procession.

$10-$20 donation requested
Cakes & Ale immediately following

As with last year's Festival of Death & Wisdom, our main altar will be focused around a large black mirror that is being charged as a portal for the Ancestors in a 24-hour continuous chanting working leading up to the main ceremony. All are invited to bring an Ancestral photo or item to add to the altar (please remember to take it home with you as well).

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As a capstone for this year's theme of “Embrace the Mystery”, this Festival of Death and Wisdom will be a re-visioning of The Eleusinian Mysteries, the most famous of the secret religious rites in Ancient Greece, celebrating the “Myth of Demeter and Persephone”, and held yearly for the Cult of Demeter.  Although paintings, pieces of pottery, and "second hand accounts" depict various aspects of the Mysteries, they are forever shrouded in secrecy.  We have no exact record of these rites and rituals, as the initiated were subject to pain of death if they revealed any of the details. Furthermore, as the myths of Ancient Greece have been transcribed, filtered and passed down to us through the distorted lens of the patriarchy, we also have no exact record of the "true" details of these stories. The one thing that we know for certain from historical records and testimonials-- those who participated in these mysteries were forever changed...and no longer feared death.

In CAYA, we believe that, at least to some degree, we construct the world through our fictions and the stories that we choose to tell ourselves...both consciously and unconsciously.  Therefore, in alignment with CAYA's matriarchal and consent-culture values and goals, we choose to tell “The Myth of Demeter and Persephone” as both the way we envision it was originally intended to be told and the way that reflects the world we wish to inhabit---A beautiful story of love, family and relationships, following our paths with courage and conviction (even in times of fear), and the choices we make (and risks that we take) as we travel the sacred journey of life, death, and rebirth.

We look forward to standing at the edge of the world with you as we “Embrace the Mystery” together.

Goddess Sabbat - 2015 Rite of the Underworld Crone

The Bloodroot Honey Priestess Tribe of CAYA Coven welcomes all self-identified women to...

The Rite of the Underworld Crone
Friday, October 30th, 2015
7:00 pm (no one will be admitted after circle cast)

Home of Truth Cottage
1300 Grand Street, Alameda, CA 94501
(located behind the main Chapel. Please use the sidewalk around the main chapel to get to the Cottage.)

$20 donation requested

This is a Clothing-optional ritual for self-identified women only

Do you fear what lies beyond? What of this life now? What mark will you leave upon this world and the lives of women everywhere? What will you make of your time in this realm before Death calls upon you?  Join us as we honor La Santisima Muerte - healer, protectress of outcasts, the beautiful face of life and of death.  She protects us all as we dance, sing, and love our way through this life and shows us to cut the bonds that women place upon each other as we all struggle for a life of freedom and joy.  

During this ritual, we will also be honoring our Ancestresses (of blood and/or affinity) - please feel free to bring a memento/photo of them for the altar (other items to be charged on the altar are also welcome).

What to bring:
For all Goddess Sabbats, please bring a blanket (any kind of blanket is OK) to sit on or wrap yourself in whether or not you plan to disrobe. You never know when the mood to enjoy the nakedness may strike!