From the announcement on the TempleFest site:
“When we announced that TempleFest would be held this year as planned, we had the highest hopes that the pandemic would be better controlled and our community would be able to come together safely to celebrate and reconnect. Unfortunately this is not the case. There is no way that we can ensure that everyone coming to TempleFest is 100% Covid-19 free. Even one person in the close quarters that we share in workshops, dorms and cafeteria could infect the majority of our community over the four days. This is not an acceptable risk to us. The health of every member of our community is too important to us for us to take the chance of someone contracting Covid-19.
TempleFest online will be held on August 22nd and 23rd. Over the two days, we’ll have a marketplace that will showcase our vendors, (because what’s TempleFest without something special from the crafts-people that you love), ten workshops, a ritual and a keynote address.”
Please see the TempleFest site for more details and stay-tuned for more news about TempleFest 2020 online!
Now that you have developed your third eye and opened up your seer abilities from all three classes, we will each be given four rites that have been passed down from our great indigenous masters and by our wisdom-keepers. We will become our own personal healers and magicians, healing our past karmic and genetic inheritances by raising our luminescent field of energy.
Join Christine Krauss, a high priestess with the Temple of Witchcraft and owner of The Crow’s Healing Nest, for the next level of psychic development in June of 2020.
Visit the Psychic Development 104 class page for details and online registration!
Celebrate Earth Day with the Temple! Join team ToW Earth Stewards and fight climate change in the Drawdown Ecochallenge!
In preparation for Earth Day on April 22, Taurus Ministry would like to encourage Temple members to participate in this year’s month-long Drawdown Ecochallenge so that we can collectively fight climate change. This is a great way to stay engaged, especially if you are feeling disconnected while socially distancing.
Drawdown Ecochallenge provides actions we can take to fight climate change, separated into categories such as Food, Transportation, and Social Justice. And there are plenty of activities that can be done at home while we remain compliant to social distancing. For every action a person completes or friend they refer, they win points for our team! This is a fun way to get involved in a little friendly competition towards a good cause.
The challenge begins on April 1 and lasts until April 30. Click this link to join our team!
At this critical time, the Temple community particularly recognizes and honors the work of those who provide care and support to people and society, often at risk to themselves, so we are also offering a Care Worker Protection list, a place to submit the names of people who work in the fields of medicine, public safety, service, or other care-giving work, who are in need of additional protection at this time, for their highest good.
Like the healing list, it is posted and refreshed during each new moon. We encourage anyone in our community who knows a care worker in need of blessings and protection to place their name on this list, and to work with the list as it is posted to offer those blessings and that protection so they may continue their work.
Due to concerns for community safety and well-being during the coronavirus pandemic, the Temple has chosen to cancel our March public events, including our Ostara sabbats. A few events, such as our Mystery School classes, will be offered online. Please see our online calendar for the latest status for any public Temple event and subscribe to our mailing list to get updates and news direct to your in-box.
Pisces Ministry and Temple leadership are planning to make an Ostara guided meditation available online for the community. Further information will be posted on our website and social media as it becomes available.
We hope everyone in the community is following guidelines for the maintenance of public health and well-being at this time, and offer our blessings towards those ends. We look forward to seeing and celebrating the turning of the Wheel with you at future Temple events.
With an eye towards public and community safety, the Temple has issued a set of public event guidelines for all of our public classes, rituals, and other events. Please take note of these and follow them to help care for yourself and the community.
Congratulations, you have made it this far! Now let’s see how far we have progressed psychically! In level three we will be inviting a guest into our space for a psychic fair! By now we have learned how to present messages to the public. We will be learning to become aware of what spirits come to us. Level three will clarify our gifts for us and we can learn how those gifts will correspond to our universal consciousness.
Join Christine Krauss, a high priestess with the Temple of Witchcraft and owner of The Crow’s Healing Nest, for the next level of psychic development in March of 2020.
Visit the Psychic Development 103 class page for details and online registration!
The Temple’s Sagittarius Ministry and Mystery School are pleased to announce that a new in-person Witchcraft IV year-long class, with High Priestess Silver Lyons, is now open for registration. The class begins in April 2020. Please see the Witchcraft IV class page for details, class dates, and a link to the online registration form.
For the last five months, the Temple’s Virgo Ministry has been holding monthly Reiki Shares in Salem, NH. Reiki is a Japanese healing technique that allows the life force energy from Source to flow through a practitioner to offer relaxation and gentle healing energies. During our time together at the Reiki Share, we join in sacred space to share in the healing energies of Reiki, to both give and receive. Not only do we offer each other Reiki, we also send this energy to the Temple’s healing list. Each time we come together; we discuss ways where we can infuse this practice into our daily lives. As healers, it is important for us to slow down and take care of ourselves. In such a fast-paced world, we often stretch ourselves too thin, resulting in feelings of being overworked, overtired, and maybe even ill. Our intention for the Reiki Share is in part, to help others as well as ourselves. This is a great way where we can come together as peers to heal the healer.
For the month of December, we thought that we would cast the circle out to the greater community and share this sacred time and practice together. What we will be holding is a worldwide Reiki-A-Thon. This will take place beginning December 13 th and will run through December 19th from the comfort of your own home when you are able. If you would like to join us during this time, there are a few things that you will need. If you are able, you can print out the Temple’s healing list and the names on the social media posts, the special Reiki-A-Thon sigil, and a glass of water.
We will start each session by sending Reiki to the Temple’s monthly healing list and the names on the social media posts by focusing the Reiki energy on the special sigil created for this event. If you cannot print the list or do not have access to the various social media outlets, that is perfectly fine. As a Reiki practitioner, we know that the Reiki will flow where it needs to go. Trust that and set the intention to send the energies to the lists. When you feel that is complete, please begin to send Reiki to your glass of water. Water is life. Water is healing. Water nourishes us and all living things that we are connected to. This will be used at the end of your session. Once the Reiki is sent to the glass of water, take some time and offer healing to yourself. You do so much in this life. This is also a time for you to slow down and begin to offer yourself the healing you need and deserve. When your self-healing session is complete, take the glass of water in your hands. Feel the energy all around you. It is up to you to either drink it or offer it to the land, completing the Reiki-A-Thon session for the day.
Where the in-person Reiki Shares are for those attuned to Reiki, we thought that we could have those who may not be attuned and our distance members join us in this experience. Anyone can feel free to participate by sending healing energy. The goal is to come together as healers to create a healing energy for the world around us, but also for the world within. We would love to have you join us!
The Temple’s Leo Ministry will be holding a contest to choose the signature artwork for this year’s TempleFest!
Each year, the TempleFest artwork is informed and inspired by the collaborative meditative vision of Team TempleFest. The resulting artwork is featured on our website, programs, t-shirts, and other promotional materials. This image is also intended to be a focus for meditation, drawing the community deeper into the energies of a given year’s event.
This year, the Temple’s Leo Ministry is seeking artists to work with the images and themes of TempleFest 2020 and participate in a contest to create the artwork for the event. The weekend registration fee for TempleFest 2020 will be waived for the winning artist.
Artists can email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to express their interest in participating.