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We're celebrating Beltane by dancing the Maypole Dance!
Beltane

May 1

Beltane, (BEL-teyn, -tin), also known as Bealtinne (Caledonii), Festival of Tana (Strega), Walpurgisnacht (Teutonic), Roodmas (ROOD-mass) and May Day, begins sundown on April 30st and continues to sundown May 1st. Astrologically speaking, Beltane begins when the Sun enters 15 degrees Taurus which is in fact closer to May 5th. Some traditions celebrate on this date, calling it “Old Beltane”. Beltane marks the end of the planting season, and the beginning of pastoral summer. Beltane is celebrated by modern pagans as one of four fire festivals representing the waxing, light half of the Year.

The great central bonfire known as the “Balefire” was an integral part of this holiday. Often complex patterns were formed with the layout of the bonfire, special magickal symbols being used to help bind the magick to the land and ensure that the Years harvest would be a good one. The Balefire was also used to purify and consecrate. One custom involved herding all cattle in a procession through the smoke of the balefire to purify and bless them with fertility and health for the coming season. Newlyweds would jump over the balefire for luck and to consecrate and seal their vows. The next day, coals were taken from the remains of the fire and carried home to light hearth fires, thereby bringing the magick of the fire to bless their homes.

Another tradition of Beltane, one that has survived to this day, is the Maypole Dance. Believed to be originally a fertility rite intended to bless the land with a prosperous growing season, the dance involved the erection of a long wooden pole with varicolored ribbons tied to the top. Celebrants would then dance around the pole with ribbon in hand, winding and weaving the ribbons together. The resulting weaving was kept as a talisman until Samhain, at which time it was ritually burned.

Beltane was also a time to celebrate love, both physical and marital. Though full year and a day handfastings were quite common at this time of the year, marital vows were relaxed during Beltane. In addition to traditional handfastings, one night “Greenwood Marriages” were common during which couples would sneak off during the feasting, dancing, and singing of the festival to spend the night together under the stars and trees. Then next day, they would gather the dew that had formed during the night. It was believed that the dew of the first morning of May was magickal, and anyone who bathed their face in it would be blessed with beauty for the rest of the year.

The memory of winter has faded, and the air is warm and thick with pollen. Birds of the sky and beasts of the land begin the ecstatic mating ballet. The now mature God and Goddess consummate their sacred marriage, taking love and comfort with each other and in doing so bringing love and fertility to the world.




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Bill Jarosin Tarot,
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Jessica Oracle Card Readings
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Upcoming Events at Tree of Life

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Friday April 1

Shamanic Goddess Circle

Tribal Roots: Iceland!

Our Shamanic Goddess medicine is strong, our women?s magic both healing and magnetic. Diana, devoted Guardian of the Tree of Life, is traveling to Iceland and we have the opportunity to “go” with her…

Weave your Tribal Roots with your sisters in Journey and Ritual as together we create a Tribal Offering that Diana will bring with her to Iceland, a symbolic gift of healing, connection, and love. Shamans do this with the intention of coming into right relationship with the spirits of the land. We acknowledge them and ourselves in the process.

Discover elemental lava, gushing geysers, hot pools of magma-heated waters and invisible elves. Wild, compelling, free, the Goddess romps with abandon across the crisp snows of the mysterious island we call Iceland!

We CAN travel anywhere, anytime, along the Tribal Roots buried deeply into Pachamama and drumming in our bones. You can use this technique to plan your own future vacation! You are invited to wear whatever makes you feel magical and honors your inner Goddess.


About the Shamanic Goddess Circle

Reawaken the Divine Feminine within you and reclaim your natural, wildish nature. Did you forget you were a Goddess in order to survive through the chaos of this world? Sink your roots into the ground and feel into the life-giving energy available to us all as women. Every month is different ? just like we are. Join in this open Circle and journey down the powerful rivers of feminine intuition and healing magic. You?ll learn and experience shamanic techniques for personal growth and healing and discover your own personal Goddess self.

Who is Mara Clear Spring Cook?

Mara is a Shamanic Healer, Teacher and Reiki Master. She leads the Shamanic Goddess Circles and Shamanic Drumming Circle, co-leads the Soul Song Circle, and teaches people how to follow the path of the shaman in six month training courses and intensives. Along with group work she sees private clients for soul retrieval, shamanic healing, energy healing, guided journey and more ? both in person and distance. She also teaches and installs the Nine Rites of the Munay-Ki as taught by Dr. Villoldo and the Four Winds Society.



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Friday April 8

Introduction to Different Forms of Divination.

Are you drawn to divination and the idea of increasing your psychic abilities? Would you like to learn more about various modalities?

Are you short on time or unsure of how to get started on such a project? Come and join us for this fun and comprehensive workshop.

These four 25 minute each segments will give you an excellent overview of:

Palmistry, Tarot, Numerology, and Astrology.

You will receive plentiful handouts and access immediate knowledge and skills.

Books and tools will be available for your use during the workshop. Please feel welcome to bring your own items, plus water, pen & paper, and a cushion for your comfort.

Anyais an International Claircognizant Psychic using tarot, Palmistry, Astrology, Angel Cards, Runes & Numerology as her tools. She has been a Professional Psychic for over 15 years. She has worked in New York, England, Ireland, Peru, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and throughout San Diego County.



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Friday April 15

Healing with Flowers


Chamomile, Rose, Calendula, Lavender...and more!
Your favorite flowers may be excellent remedies both physically and emotionally. Learn the spiritual and medicinal properties of these beautiful plants. They are easy to use, great for your health, and pleasant to experience. Learn the true meaning of Flower Power.

Martine Melillo teaches herbal studies at School of Healing Arts, aids women as a birth doula, and works as an herbalist at In Harmony Herbs and Spices.



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Friday April 22

Public Full Moon Ritual and Celebration


Join us and Celebrate the Light of the Moon!



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Saturday April 30

Tree of Life Anniversary Celebration

This is a free event

Join us as we celebrate 10 wonderful years at Tree of Life!



We will be hosting a psychic faire with our many talented readers, healers and a few surprises too!
Come by and enjoy a session at our special reduced faire price.

We will have giveaways, specials and treats all day as well as high fives and hugs (upon request).

We look forward to celebrating with you (because you are totally cool)!



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Saturday April 30

Public Beltane Ritual and Celebration


Join us in joyful celebration of the blooming essence of Spring and the full flowering of life!

Tonight we ignite our passions and inspire ourselves and each other with the bright, honey sweet, energy that flows through and around us from the height of spring. Reclaim your passion and invoke your creativity, remember that you are magic! .

Diana has studied Witchcraft, Wicca, and Goddess Spirituality since she was a young Diana. She is an eclectic solitary Witch who practices a Joyous Ecstatic Tradition heavily influenced by Wicca and Goddess Spirituality.



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