Mabon and Full celebration: September 19th at 1pm. Saltwater UU Church in Des Moines.
This will be a child friendly ritual including walking the labyrinth. See you there!
Lady Lydia



The Pagan Group That Meets In Des Moines Is Working On The Upcoming Schedule For Ritual Nights And Meetup Events That Are Open To The Public. Here's The Tenative Schedule We Have So Far. (Please Check Back for Updates).
  • Date to be determined: September 18th or 25 Full moon/Mabon Ritual
  • October 30, 2010, Samhain
  • Nov 20, 2010, full moon
  • Dec 18 or 21, 2010 
  • Jan 29, 2011, Brigid/Candlemas
  • Feb 19,2011, Full moon
  • March 19, 2011, Full moon/Eostara
  • Apr 16, 2011, at retreat, full moon is the 17th
  • April 30, 2011,  Sat Am, Beltane
  • Or May 1, 2011, labyrinth walk before or after service , possible alternative service
  • June 18 th or June 21, 2011,  Summer Solstice gathering 
  • Date to be determined  for Lammas
  • Aug 13, 2011
  • Sept 24, 2011, for Mabon
  • Oct 29, 2011, for Samhain
  • Nov 12, 2011, full moon
  • Dec 17, 2011, Winter Solstice


Thank You Amethyst For A Lovely Ritual!

Amethyst decorated a very beautiful altar before leading out in our Litha Ritual tonight. This centerpiece soon became covered with many more sparkling items.

Eleven or twelve of us gathered to celebrate Litha (aka Summer Solstice).

 {We're pretty certain that Faeries enjoyed our gathering as as there was much merry making and frivolity to mark this upcoming longest day/shortest night of the year (June 21st).

For our next (monthly) gathering please check back as we will be posting a full year's worth of circle dates and their themes/what to expect later this week.


Drumming Circle Tonight: A Recap [Posted by SunTiger]

Since we were blessed to have a dry evening to start our drum and chant ceremony tonight, Lydia led the group outside to the brand new chalice labyrinth (that members of the Unitarian Universalist church designed and installed). We all walked it at our individually designated pace and some of us shared powerful experiences gained from it with the group. After that we held our drum and chant circle. It was a very healing night and much of the focus surrounded the BP oil spill/healing Mother Earth!

One topic mentioned outside of ceremony was that some participants might not know that the UU church pays for onsite childcare services. If you are a parent wanting to participate in our Earth Based Spirituality (EBS) gatherings, and you need childcare services, simply make your request at least one week in advance to our Coordinator, Lydia at merrydancer@comcast.net.  The church will then provide a sitter onsite for the duration of that ritual or gathering.

NEXT RITUAL: Litha, Sat. June 19, '10 – 7 – 9 PM - led by Amethyst


FREE FLOW Drum Circle-Chanting ~ Sat., May 29, 7- 9 p.m.

Come raise energy with your drum, tambourine, rattle or just keep rhythm with your clapping and dancing bones! We'll all take turns leading out. Lydia will teach us some vocal chants as well. Feel Spirit move in a healing and loving way as we all connect with one another through rhythm and voice.

An after-feast with participants socializing will follow the drumming. Please bring a healthy snack or food item to share during this night's refueling effort.

Questions? email SunTiger at SunTiger@usa.com or call her: 253.561.3444.

Location:  Unitarian Universalist Church,  25701 14th Place South, Des Moines, Washington 98198


This Saturday Night. Pallomancy Circle!

Thanks to a dream SunTiger had last night, we will be using noise makers (drums, rattles) to start the Pallomancy circle.
If you have a drum or rattle (tribal noise maker) please feel encouraged to bring it for starting the circle. All information (what to expect) is written in the two previous posts (below)

WHAT TO BRING: Your own pendulum. Drum (If you have one) Healthy snack to share in the after feast [Some noise makers will also be provided on site for grownups who do not have them!)
  • 6:30 p.m. Intro for those who don't know how to use a pendulum
  • 7:00 p.m. Circle (for those comfortable using a pendulum) begins
  • potluck to follow until 9 pm
  • PLEASE ARRANGE FOR YOUR OWN CHILDCARE NEEDS BEFORE HAND While motherhood & fatherhood are paths that we respect, honor & support, this is not a program that can include children in its highly focused activities


Rules for the Pallomancy Circle (Feb 27th)

By coming to the Pallomancy Circle EVERY PARTICIPANT AGREES TO:

* Mentally prepare. Come to the circle with love in your heart and an open mind. Burning Sage will be provided on site for those who would like to be purified by smoke.

* Take personal responsibility to be honoring and respectful of all others in the circle at all times. THIS IS A TRIBAL EFFORT. All participants will recognize their value as members of a tribe of spiritual beings and work for the advantage of that tribe as a unit.

* This circle is for group spiritual advancement. Consider the collective experience our highest priority. We will explore topics that the THE TRIBE DETERMINES it needs to explore (such as how to prepare for the future). The objective for this circle is NOT for individual forecasts.

* If any participant feels uncomfortable with any content discussed during circle, s/he is free to not participate without fear of judgment or penalty. At no point shall an individual feel at liberty to verbally criticize or be a distraction from the group effort. Individuals who begin to feel uncomfortable, at any time, may freely leave the circle on without fear of criticism.

* As spiritual beings, we have the right to exercise our free will. As a spiritual tribe, we have the right to explore spiritual truths together, being fully untethered by any judgmental or limited thinking.

* Pallomancy circles are very safe. All participants agree to help maintain that loving, nurturing and spiritual environment for the greatest advancement and spiritual learning for all involved.


Pallomancy Circle - Sat. Feb. 27th

Important note: *We will start on time!

WHAT: PALLOMANCY (Pendulum Divination) CIRCLE
WHEN: Sat. Feb. 27, 2010.
WHO: Ages 16 & up
WHAT TO BRING: Your own pendulum. Healthy snack to share in the after feast
  • 6:30 p.m. Intro for those who don't know how to use a pendulum
  • 7:00 p.m. Circle (for those comfortable using a pendulum) begins
  • potluck to follow until 9 pm
  • PLEASE ARRANGE FOR YOUR OWN CHILDCARE NEEDS BEFORE HAND While motherhood & fatherhood are paths that we respect, honor & support, this is not a program that can include children in its highly focused activities.
SunTiger leads this Pallomancy circle (pendulum divination effort) which enables
participants to connect with their inner psychic and work as a valued member in a collective unit of spiritual readers. Participants are asked to BRING A PENDULUM TO PARTICIPATE.

Those who have never used a pendulum before are asked to please show up early, at 6:30 p.m., to receive important but very basic instructions BEFORE the circle effort begins. At 7 p.m., all pendulum users will work collectively, in a single tribal Pallomancy effort. Find calm acceptance by the group and spiritual affirmation of your unique intuitive abilities.

Potluck will follow the circle effort. Please consider contributing healthy snacks as you are able.

Saltwater Church,
For more information, contact SunTiger at SunTiger@usa.com


Imbolc Ritual ~ Sat, Jan. 30, 2010 ~ 7–10pm

Saltwater Church, 25701 14th Place South, Des Moines, WA 98198

Come join the celebration in honor of the Goddess Brigit. There will be storytelling, divination, cleansing and (re)consecration of ritual tools and a focus on receiving personal blessings.

Please bring a candle, any ritual tools you wish to (re)consecrate, as well as a divination tool to work with. Also be thinking of words or thoughts that describe what you may want to acquire as a personal blessing. Please also bring a potluck item to share (as you are able).
For more information please contact Mary Peterson @ 206-551-4722 or

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