The Silent Awakening

Song: The Silent Awakening
Artist: Tina Malia
Album: The Silent Awakening

I dreamt I
Was born a girl
Living alone
In the world

Passing the
Hours away
I looked into
The face of sorrow

Tempted by the
Taste of tomorrow
And the scent
Of yesterday

But that was only
A dream of a dream
This world is
Not what it seems

We are the wind
That carries the seeds
We are the roots
Of the banyan tree

We are love offered
On the wing
That stretches
Across eternity

We are a chord in
Life’s symphony
We are the silent
Awakening

We are only
A dream of a dream
This world is
Not what it seems

We are the wind
That carries the seeds
We are the roots
Of the banyan tree

We are love offered
On the wing
That stretches
Across eternity

We are a chord in
Life’s symphony
We are the silent
Awakening

I dreamt that I
Could not find you
Always was a
Step behind you

Could not see
Your face

Wandering around
The maze
Of illusion’s
Dusty haze

A soul with no
Resting place

But that was only
A dream of a dream
This world is
Not what it seems

We are the wind
That carries the seeds
We are the roots
Of the banyan tree

We are love offered
On the wing
That stretches
Across eternity

We are a chord in
Life’s symphony
We are the silent
Awakening

A dream of a dream
This world is
Not what it seems

We are the wind
That carries the seeds
We are the roots
Of the banyan tree

We are love offered
On the wing
That stretches
Across eternity

We are a chord in
Life’s symphony
We are the silent
Awakening

And only love
Can lift the veil
The veil
Away

Only love can
Take it’s place

and I have travelled
Long and far
just to come home
To your grace

LISTEN

Hecate

Song: Hecate
Artist: Wendy Rule
Album: The Lotus Eaters

Gone are the leaves on the Hecate trees
Shed to the wind till her skeleton claws the sky
I am alone in a forest of memory
Dragging behind me the howl of the winter

Hecate, cate, cate (8x)

Gone are the leaves on the Hecate trees
Shed to the wind till her skeleton claws the sky
I am alone in a forest of memory
Dragging behind me the howl of the winter

Hecate, cate, cate (24x)

LISTEN

Come and Be Welcome

(C) Emily Holbert Kellam

LYRICS

Come and be welcome
Oh wandering minstrel
Spreading your music
From city to town

Be you harper or piper
Your duty is noble
You carry the tunes
That will never die down

CHORUS:

Come from the forest
And sit around the fire
Come from the fields
And enter our hall

Come drink from the guest-cup
Come join in our circle
Come and be welcome
Ye bards one and all

Come and be welcome
Oh noble court poet
The treasure of knowledge
Is kept in your words

So unlock the riches
Of rhyme and of rhythm
And let all the wealth
Of your wisdom be heard

CHORUS

Come and be welcome
Oh fair-voiced singer
Weaving the magic
Of music along

You can thunder the heavens
To raise up an army
Or simply bring laughter
And peace with a song

CHORUS

Come and be welcome
Oh rare tale-teller
With stories of wonder
You wisely recall

Now tell of the heroes
Who dwell in our history
For tales that are true
Are the best of them all

CHORUS

Come and be welcome
Wherever you hail from
Share all the secrets
And joys of your art

For every new voice
That joins in the chorus
Will uplift the spirit
And cheer the heart

CHORUS x 2

Come and be welcome
Ye bards one and all

Come and be welcome
Ye bards one and all…

LISTEN

PDF (Lyrics Only)

Ritual Tools as Photos (2″ x 3″)

I made this set of ritual tool mini cards from various photos I found online. They are approximately  2″ x 3″ big and can fit into a 2.45 x 3.9″ rectangular hinged tin.

Ritual Tools as Photos screenshot

Ritual Tools As Photos PDF

You can print the cards on to white card stock and laminate them if desired.  Then cut them out.

Print the cover on plain white paper. You can glue it to the tin with rubber cement, white school glue, or tacky glue.

Enjoy!

ritual tools as photos tin

Simple Wicca Ritual Words (2″ x 3″)

Over at Hoopla, I borrowed the book Simple Wicca by Michelle Morgan.

simple wicca

 

I thought the words in the ritual chapter were easy enough for kids to learn so I turned them into 2″ x 3″ mini cards with little icons to match the altar buttons and coins to help you teach your kids how to create sacred space and cast the circle clockwise, do the energy work for the ritual, and then begin to wind it down and open the circle counterclockwise.

simple wicca ritual words screenshot

Simple Wicca Ritual Words by Michele Morgan PDF

Print the cover page on plain white paper. Use rubber cement, white school glue, or tacky glue to attach it to a  2.45″ x 3.9″ by rectangular tin.

Print the cards on to white card stock.  Laminate if desired.  Cut out and store in tin when not being used.

Enjoy!

 

 

Moon Phase Mini Cards (2″ x 3″)

I found this clipart online and decided to turn it into simple moon phase mini cards.

moon phase cards screenshot

Moon Phases 2 x 3 PDF

You can print the labeled set or a wordless set on to white card stock.  You can either leave the backs white or run them through the printer again to make them have grey or black backs. You can laminate them and then cut out.  These will fit nicely in a  2.45″ x 3.9″ by rectangular tin.

The cover image you can print in plain white paper and use rubber cement, white school glue, or tacky glue to attach to the tin.

Enjoy!

Favorite Wordless Set

fav wordless set

This is my Favorite Wordless Set in one PDF. These 2″ x 3″ mini cards contain the wheel of the year, element candles plus a few extra, element symbols, element tools, sun, moon, spiral Lord, and spiral Lady.

Fav cards in tin

They all fit nicely in a  2.45″ x 3.9″ by rectangular tin.

You can print the cards out on white card stock, laminate them, and then cut out.

The cover image you print on plain paper.  Use rubber cement, white school glue, or tacky glue to attach it to your tin.

Enjoy!

Divine or Diety Cards 4″ x 6″

Unitarian Universalists believe that each person is free to search for their own personal truth on issues —  such as the existence, nature, and meaning of life, deities, creation, and afterlife.  Our shared covenant is found within the 7 Principles and the 6 sources of our living tradition.

Children need different kinds of support at different times as they navigate the stages of faith development. Some of James Fowler’s work may be helpful to read:

As a child’s first religious education teacher, a parent sometimes needs some help or tools to get the conversations started.

DIVINE OR DIETY CARDS

Toward that end, I made various simple Divine or Diety cards in 4″ x 6″ that can be printed and slipped into dollar store or craft store picture frames for ritual play or group ritual.

Divine or Deity Cards screenshot.png

Divine or Diety Cards 4 x 6 PDF

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Decoupage Glass Jars & Mini Altar Stools

Over at my Unitarian Universalist church our pagan group shares space with other people so space is always at a premium.

A long time ago we made a “basic kit” to keep in a classroom.  It consists of colored table cloths we made from Kona cotton that are about a yard square to go over bentwood stacking stools.

bentwood stool

These stools are useful in a religious education classroom because they are stackable, can be seating, small tables, and so on.  The cloths are in elemental colors — green, yellow, red, blue and purple.

We also got some quart jars and used gift wrap tissue in elemental colors to decoupage them.  You can buy the jars outright or spend some time collecting spaghetti sauce jars or similar.

The process is simple — you tear the gift tissue into smaller pieces or invite the child you are doing this with to rip it up. Help the child to paint the outside of a glass jar with Modge Podge using a 1″ foam or craft brush.  Then attach the tissue chunks so the outside of the jar is covered.  It is helpful to put the pieces with straight edges first along the top and bottom edges of the jar so it has a clean line.

You can seal as you go, coating each piece as added.  When the whole jar is covered, you coat the whole thing one more time and allow it to dry.

The results are inexpensive but cute candle holders that have a cheerful glow to them when lit from within. We use votives in smaller glass votive holders or battery votives. We sometimes put vase filler to set the votives level.  This way candle wax does not melt inside the jar itself.  Washing the jars with hot water could damage the decoupage.

element jars

To put them out, you can screw the lid back on the jar and it will extinguish itself.  Or use a snuffer. The Ikea Tratt snuffer is one we all like. (At $2.50 it was inexpensive to get a lot so every classroom could have one for putting out the UU Chalice.)

When not in use, we wrap the tablecloths around the jars and put them all into a 30 qt Sterilite tub along with four basic click lighters.  These tubs happen to fit into the Ikea Expedit or Kallax shelving that we have in the church classrooms for storing supplies and children’s toys.

People might bring special stones, feathers, origami, tarot cards, or other trinkets to add to the mini altars when we celebrate a Sabbat. But even if they bring nothing, our group can relax knowing that “basic mini elemental altars” are already on location.

Perhaps this gives you ideas for your own pagan group at your Unitarian Universalist church. Enjoy!

decoupage jars