Tuesday, March 8, 2011


To all those who inquired,

Gavin is experiencing a disk problem in his lower back. So far the neurologist's injections have not helped, so it looks as if a replacement disk will be in order at some time in the near future. This means that he has some pain, which is controllable. More importantly, though, at the present he cannot dance, though he can still teach dance.
This gets us, then, to upcoming festivals to which we have been invited.

Date           Event                                                                                                     Website
03 20        Ostara                                                                                          unitarians@frontier.com
3 p.m. - 5:30 520 Kanawha Blvd, Charleston WV: Unitarian Universalist church
04 02 Book signing 1 p.m. The Book Worm 1057 E. Main St, Radford VA
                                                                                                             Suzanne Chrysalis on facebook
05 05 - 05 08 Florida Pagan Gathering                                                                            flapagan.org
                       Ocala National Forest
05 27 - 05 30 Michigan Pagan Fest                                                      mipaganfest.org                  Belleville, MI: Wayne County Fairground
07 11 - 07 17 Sirius Rising                                                                                      brushwood.com
Brushwood near Sherman NY
07 18 - 07 24 SummerFest                                                                                      brushwood.com
Brushwood near Sherman NY
07 27 - 08 01 Kaleidoscope Gathering                                                      kaleidoscope-gathering.ca/
Raven's Knoll    50 miles west of Ottawa in Ontario Canada
09 16 - 09 18 Mabon Mountain Mysteries                                                   mountain-mysteries.com
Heavenly Acres Campground, Stanardsville, VA

Troops out west, we're sorry; it looks as if we won't be making it this year. Nor will we be carrying a vast variety of books to festivals. Watch this site for updates of a happier tone.
About the School of Wicca
Yes, the Church and School is still teaching its courses and signing people up. No, we have not updated the website. The only way to sign up today is to download the application form from the website and send it with check or money order to the School via snail-mail. For a variety of reasons, the School is not handling credit-card transactions.
Faithful students and friends already know full well not to expect prompt replies to their e-mails. The volume of such messages incoming is simply too great for us to reply this minute to that e-mail. We do a lot of humility here in Hinton.
Of course students come first; but the students too know that we do not teach by e-mail. After trying out the net, we believe that the good old USPS allows more time for contemplation and for meditation on the themes and ideas than the instant turnaround of the e-mail system.
You must find your own answers through meditation and not be satisfied with the shallow answers, the glib one-liners, and the blue balls of fire you may get from other sources such as occult books and on the web. Craft precepts are radically different from the sick, twisted ideas in this western culture; thus they need time and re-reading and pondering to sink in to any meaningful depth in your mind.
Yes, we're old-fashioned. But to offset that you have the fact that the School has had some 60,000 students internationally and that it has been around for a very long time ... so deal with it.

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