Kathy Cybele was raised in an Irish household where her mother filled her days with fairytales, Brownies (both the chocolate and the small mischievous kind) and magick. Thus, when Kathy found the path of Witchcraft in 1988, she knew she had come home.
In 1992 Kathy joined a Celtic/Garderian coven, received her degrees, and was elevated to the rank of elder and High Priestess. Kathy founded and lead The Circle of the Sacred Meadow from 1998 - 2010.
Kathy still enjoys teaching in local venues and has taught over 200 classes
You've heard folks call to Sylphs, Salamanders, Undines, and Gnomes. Perhaps you've also heard folks call to the archangels of the four quarters, guardians or watchers. But have you every wondered what these entities are, how to interact to them, and why they might wish to attend your ritual? Have you ever wondered what other energies might be attracted to a ritual without an official invitation?
Have you ever wondered what exactly magick is and where it comes from?
Have you ever attempted to design a spell and wished that you had a tool that could help you consider all the possibilities and energies involved?
Then this is the class for you.
A class covering the basics of Protective Magick. This class gives an overview of different types of protective magick, shielding, and provides some creative suggestions for using this powerful type of spell work.
This book contains all five classes from my Exploring the God and Goddess class.
This course is about stepping beyond the three-fold God and Goddess and developing a deep personal relationship with a specific God and Goddess of your choice.
This type of relationship can enrich your life both on a spiritual and a mundane level.
Wiccans view the calendar year as a wheel. This wheel progresses from one season to another and back again in a cyclical fashion.
There are eight solar holidays in the Wiccan calendar. These holidays are called the Sabbats.
There are thirteen moons in a Wiccan lunar year. Each of these moons emphasize the different energies through which both you and the earth are progressing.
In this class you will learn about your aura (what it is and how to maintain it), how to protect yourself from psychic vampires, and how to cleanse and protect your home with smudging, sigils and wards.
One of the choices the modern Witch has to make is whether or not to live in the Broom Closet. Living in the broom closet means having to keep your spirituality and religion to yourself. This usually entails not openly discussing your religion with others, and keeping items of a magickal nature out of sight of prying eyes.
There is no one true history of Wicca. The history of Wicca is as varied as its current day practitioners. Some individuals believe that modern day Wicca stretches back through history in an unbroken chain all the way back to the cavemen. Some claim to be hereditary Witches with their lineages going back for hundreds of years.
Because Wicca is a belief that is ever growing and changing there are many different flavors of the same basic concepts.
The following is a list of different traditions and some background on each. This list is by no means inclusive of all sects and beliefs, just the most prevalent ones.
I've included a web location where applicable.
Although our personal survival is no longer bound as closely to the land, the seasons still affect us. This cycle continues year after year. The Wiccan’s name for this cycle of the seasons is The Wheel of the Year.
Circle Roles and Responsibilities
This class will give you a better understanding of the roles that different people assume in a coven.
As with all groups, there are certain dos and don’ts within a Wiccan group. Although some of the following may seem to live under the heading of common courtesy, trust me I’ve seen all of these courtesies crossed.
Tools are objects that assist you in performing a task. You can use a screwdriver to pound in a nail, but wouldn't a hammer be better? You could use a plastic hammer, but how about using a sturdy metal one? Ritual tools are the same way. You can use whatever you have on hand, or you can obtain a tool that was created for a very specific purpose.
A magickal name is one that has been chosen by an individual to use during magickal workings. Some individuals also use these names as pen names for their writings. The energies attached to such names can be immense. They are not bantered around. Magickal names are created for a specific purpose and are focal points for intense magick.
In Witchcraft the magickal circle is divided into four quarters. Each of these quarters correspond to a direction on the compass: East, South, West and North. These quarters are called the Watchtowers.