Saturday, July 23, 2011

Cafe Thelema, 8/10/11

Wed, 8/10/11 6:30-8:00 pm

Rachel's Cafe
300 E. 3rd St
Bloomington, IN

This Cafe Thelema's topic will be "Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel" which occurs at Tiphareth on the Tree of Life. Its meaning in Hebrew is Beauty. It is the 6th Sephiroth and it corresponds with the Sun and Anahata (heart) chakra.

And now for some quotes from Promethea:
“This sphere’s the gold that alchemists sought. Discovering it is what magicians call the Great Work.”
“Tiphereth’s where we encounter ou...r Holy Guardian Angel, our highest self.”
“…like the visionary Immanuel Swedenborg said, ‘Angels know nothing of time’. For our highest self, every moment is eternal.”
“Will I meet my holy guardian angel here?”
“Maybe not. Maybe you’re already wearin’ your holy Guardian Angel, you ever think of that?”

Rachael's Cafe doesn't have any other events scheduled for that night so we will not be restricted on time. We can also talk about the possibility of other meeting locations if need be. Sorry if this date conflicts with any other events.

What is Thelema

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Art Salon at Indy PPD -- Calling Magical Artists!

Last year was the launch of the Art Salon at Indy's Pagan Pride Day. It was a successful inauguration, and we are looking forward to continuing with this magical alchemy in 2011.

The process is simple enough:

1. You (the painter, photographer, sculptor, pen-and-ink wielder,etc) prepare/select 1-3 art pieces along a Pagan, magical or occult theme. (If you doubt the fit of a piece for this installation, send me a pic for review.)

2. You (the artist) reserve a spot with me (the Art Salon Coordiantor). I'll get some details from you at this time to make both of our lives easier on Sept 24 (the day of Indy PPD). This will include name, size, price, etc. for each piece.

3. We both arrive during the set-up time (8am-10am) on Sept 24th at Broad Ripple Park to get set up. You leave you work lovingly in my care and enjoy your day. NOTE: Hanging art should be wire-hung.

My beloveds caught in front of the art stands!
4. You come back at 5pm to pick up your portion of the sale (or any unsold pieces).  You will keep 90% of the price you set, and 10% will be a donation from you to PPD.

We thank our community for this opportunity to showcase their work!

Please pass this information along to any artists who may be interested in participating. Address all questions to Laurelei at

Indy Pagan Pride Day

Indianapolis Pagan Pride Day is the closest PPD event in geographic area to Bloomington. South Central Indiana notables, like Edain McCoy and Black Bear Grove, represent their work and connect with the larger Pagan community at this once a year event.

The Pagan Pride Project spans the globe, but it began right here in Indiana with the vision and efforts of Dagonet and Cecylyna Dewr (founders of Thalia Clan in Indianapolis) and a team of inspired co-conspirators that reached into other cities. Each Pagan Pride event strives to offer at least a ritual, a food drive and press release to promote public awareness and education.

The Indianapolis Pagan Pride Day, among the founding PPD events in the country, offers several rituals, a bountiful merchants' row, an auction, a drum circle, workshops, an art salon, dance performances, community feast, bardic circle, food and toiletries drives, and the very important press release and public education.

In 2011, PPD will be held at Broad Ripple Park (the event's long-standing venue) at 1550 Broad Ripple Ave, Indianapolis, IN  on September 24 from 10am until 5pm.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Black Bear Grove, ADF

Did you know that Bloomington is home to a Druid Grove?

Black Bear Grove is part of Ár nDraíocht Féin: A Druid Fellowship, and it is one of the oldest continuously functioning Pagan groups in the Bloomington area. Committed to the ancient Indo-European beliefs, nature spirits, and connecting with the land, Black Bear Grove offers an enriching calendar of events for those interested in studying the Druid path.

Earth Kin Lammas Ritual

Sat, 7/30/11
7:00 - 10:00 pm
2120 N. Fee Lane at the UU Bloomington Church

Gather at 7pm with ritual to commence at 7:30. Come celebrate the first of the year's harvest celebrations with Earth Kin!

BAP Study Group Syllabus

The Bloomington Area Pagan Study Group developed this syllabus for ritual and discussion in 2011 and 2012. At this time, the group meets on the 3rd Saturday of the month at a private residence. In order to join the group, members need to join the BAP yahoo group AND attend a Bloomington Pagan Meetup Meet & Greet.

Magic & Craft 101

March 2011: Magical Systems
April 2011: Working with Energy & Psychic Self-Defense
May 2011: Beltane Ritual
June 2011: Introduction to Magic & Spellcraft
July 2011: Full Moon Ritual
August 2011: Elements & Realms
September 2011: Tools & Tool Swap
October 2011: Samhain Ritual
November 2011: Deities
December 2011: Wheel of the Year
January 2012: Ritual

Magic & Craft 201
(dates to be determined)

Color & Candle Magic; Names & Alphabets
Cord & Knot Magic; Amulets & Talismans
Scrying & Divination (in a ritual setting)
Words of Power & Mudras
Totemic Animals & Plants (with guided meditation)
Weather Magic & Moon Phases
Chakra Work, Energy Healing & Reading Auras
Invisibility, Glamours & Shapeshifting
Constructs, Servitors & Sigils
Shamanic, Past Life & Spirit Guide Work
1 full moon ritual
1 seasonal sabbat ritual

Cafe Thelema, 7/13/11

Wed, 7/13/11 6:30-8:00 pm

Rachel's Cafe
300 E. 3rd St
Bloomington, IN

Discussion topic: "Tarot." Beebs will bring a Thoth, Rider-Waite, and Golden Dawn deck, but feel free to bring your own deck. The group will be discussing the symbolism of the cards, interpretations, and correlations to paths on the Tree of Life.

What is Thelema?