Black Tourmaline – Schorl Meaning

Black Tourmaline – Schorl Meaning

Black Tourmaline is a powerful stone, with a long history among many cultures of providing protection during ritual work. It can be used for scrying, and was traditionally used to point out a cause of trouble or an offender, and to indicate a good direction in which to move. This article explores not only Black Tourmaline and it’s use as a psychic shield, an electric stone, a luck talisman and more; but the second half of the article explores how it works in combination with quartz.

Black Tourmaline is best known as a grounding and protection stone. It has the following associations:

  • Element: Earth
  • Chakra: Root
  • Deity: Manat, the Arabian Goddess of Waning Moon, Time, Destiny and Death.
  • Astrological: Capricorn and Libra [Read more...]
Happy Mabon Everyone!

Happy Mabon Everyone!

Mabon Blessings from Eye of HorusMabon is the Autumn Equinox festival celebrated by Wiccans, Druids and other folk on earth-spirit, traditional, or pagan paths. It is a harvest celebration, where we reap the work and growth of summer and start getting ready for the cold months ahead. Equinox means “Equal Night” and is the time when night and day are of equal length. From now through December 21st, the nights will be longer than the day.

Depending on the tradition, this festival is called Mea’n Fo’mhair, Feast of Avalon, Equinozio di Autunno, Alben Elfed, Cornucopia and many other names, including the Greek festivals of Thesmophoria.

Thesmophoria Ritual with EOCTO

7pm – Gather at 6:30

You are invited to join Our Lady of Celestial Fire on Saturday, September 22nd for our celebration of the Eleusinian mysteries in an Open Thesmophoria Sabbat Ritual at 7pm in the Inner Sanctum at Eye of Horus, 3012 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN. Phone number of location: 612.872.1292 (Eye of Horus)

Any ritual garb may be worn. A potluck feast & fellowship will follow.

Here’s what Wikipedia says about Thesmophoria:

Thesmophoria was a festival held in Greek cities, in honor of the goddesses Demeter and her daughter Persephone. The name derives from thesmoi, or laws by which men must work the land.[1] The Thesmophoria were the most widespread festivals and the main expression of the cult of Demeter, aside from the Eleusinian Mysteries. The Thesmophoria commemorated the third of the year when Demeter abstained from her role of goddess of the harvest and growth; spending the harsh summer months of Greece, when vegetation dies and lacks rain, in mourning for her daughter who was in the realm of the Underworld.

Wendy Rule Returns (updated)

Wendy Rule Returns (updated)

On July 5th, Australian Wendy Rule and Minnesota Nordic Roots performer Kari Tauring are re-united in this double-concert at Patrick’s Cabaret.

UPDATE. For those of you who think this is just your run-of-the mill concert, check out this video featuring Wendy calling the quarters and Kari playing her Stav in the background. This was from a prior Minneapolis visit. This is so much more than performance. It is ritual.

Both are modern mystics who draw on ancient myth to lead their audiences on sonic trip to the otherworld, invoking nature, fairies and dieties, as well as just providing great music. As a bonus, Wendy is offering her Ritual Music Meditation Workshop on the full moon before the concert.

Presented by Eye of Horus Metaphysical, this intimate double-concert event at 120 seat Patrick’s Cabaret features two extraordinary performers whose music has been called otherworldly and transcendent.

What: Concert at Patrick’s Cabaret
When: Thursday, July 5th 7:30-10:00pm
Where: Patrick’s Cabaret
Tickets: $17 in advance (buy online from the Eye) or call 612-872-1292

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