Archives for March 2013

Sorgitzak II: Dancing the Blood Release Party

Sorgitzak II: Dancing the Blood Release Party

Come to the Eye on Saturday, April 20th from 7-9pm to celebrate the release of the second Sorgitzak Book.

Sorgitzak II - Dancing the Blood

Sorgitzak II – Dancing the Blood

Meet the author, Veronica Cummer as she unveils her latest work, Sorgitzak II: Dancing the Blood, the new book which explores the mysterious world of the Old Forest and awaken the divine power sleeping within the Witchblood. Containing knowledge gleaned from the Gods of the Sorgitzak, a long forgotten Witch Tradition, this book takes you on an exploration of the web of the Sabbats, possession and prophecy, men’s and women’s mysteries, sacred language, familiar spirits and the Fey, and how to work with Elemental forces both within and without.

Eye of Horus invites you to come and get in the groove with music, refreshments, great conversations, and of course pick up a copy of this new book.

Like the Old Ones, Witches today are called to forge connections between the land, the Gods, the ancestors, and the community. The Old Forest is the enchanted wilds of our dreams and of our beginnings, holding the secrets we need to renew the flame within. Using these rituals and meditations, we can discover what has been lost or hidden, the better to build a foundation for a future as bright and shining as the stars on Earth.

Through Dancing the Blood we can join with our kindred, journeying beyond the Veil to the beautiful and dread realm of Faery. There, we act to create patterns of prosperity, dynamic balance, and necessary change, reclaiming our rightful place as Priests and Priestesses of Fate.

March 17th: the Irish Holiday

March 17th: the Irish Holiday

March 17th is the day generally celebrated as St. Patrick’s day by many Irish and many who wish they were Irish. The actual date is the the accepted date of his death. Patrick was not actually Irish himself. He was a Britain, the son of a Christian deacon, who had been sold into slavery to an Irish Druid. He lived and worked in Ireland as a shepherd for six years, until he walked 200 miles to the coast and escaped back to Britain.

Celtic Golden Dawn by Archdruid John Michael Greer

Respected occult author and Grand Archdruid John Michael Greer has re-created a complete magical system based on the Celtic Golden Dawn traditions. This new book provides students with a complete curriculum of Druidical magic and occult wisdom, including training in ceremonial magic, meditation, pathworking, divination, geomancy, and herbal alchemy, allowing self-initiation into the three degrees of Ovate, Bard, and Druid.

It is widely acknowledged that the legend of St. Patrick driving the snakes from Ireland is false. There had been no snakes in Ireland since the previous Ice Age. It is generally understood that the “snakes” he cast out were the Druids, since the snake was a symbol of wisdom for the Druids. It must be wondered whether Patrick was not taking revenge against those who had enslaved him.

Part of the methodology he used was to beat the Druids using a “Christianized” version their own magic . . . cursing fields and blighting crops and cursing the Druids themselves. He referred to Christ as his Arch Druid. As the Christianization continued, hundreds of Druidic texts were burned and there was general upheaval in society, and many of the Pagan Holidays and sites were given christian names.

Scholars are now piecing together the Druidic wisdom from fragments and portions of texts which survived the purging, or rebuilding entirely from oral traditions. We honor those efforts and the traditional meaning of the snake as a wise being who survives the winter by going under ground.

Therefore, we have borrowed from some Heathen friends and declared March 17th as All Snake’s Day at Eye of Horus, in gentle memory of those whom Patrick cursed.