yule detail

Three cheers for the Sun!

Hip hip… HURRAY!!
Hip hip… HURRAY!!

Hip hip… HURRAY!!

If you’re planning to attend the Yule get together this Thursday, please bring:

  • Food/drink to share (vegetarian, please)
  • Your own dishes (including serving utensils)
  • A gift for the exchange (please keep it under $15, bring something with some spiritual significance, children bring children’s gifts, adults bring adult gifts (within reason, folks!)).
  • Drums and/or noisy toys (children count)
  • Donations are always appreciated


5:30 to 6:30 potluck dinner

6:30 ritual

After ritual – drum circle for 30 minutes to an hour or so…

The address is 520 N Sherwood in Fort Collins (the River Rock Co-housing Community’s Common House). Please park at Lee Martinez Park and walk up to the River Rock Common House.

I really do need RSVPs for the Yule ritual. Please let me know if you’re planning to attend.

Also, some worm-hungry birds (get it? They’re early risers, ha!) will be drumming up the sun the following morning somewhere around Horsetooth Reservoir. For directions, go to www.gnocci.net.

If you have any questions, concerns, or actual photographs of the Loch Ness Monster, please call or e-mail me: (970)224-4797 or rain@trigoddess.org.

Blessed Yule!



In the interest of keeping you all apprised, I thought I should let you know the change, the addition, and the cancellation for December.



I apologize for the change, but I have a conflict so I need to reschedule the chant.

There will be NO chant the evening of the 15th.

There WILL be a chant the evening of the 16th (Saturday, yes, it’s a Saturday), still at 7 PM, still on Boardwalk, still by donation



I do NOT apologize for another round of Free Hugs coming up Saturday, December 23rd from 1 to 3 PM in Old Town Square Fort Collins. Be there or be somewhere else. The Free Hugs campaign has been great fun! Thank you to all of you (maybe 20 or so) who have made it to one or both of our previous rounds. Let’s do it again!



I, once again, apologize for the disappointment this decision may deliver. There will be no women’s Dance of Universal Peace in Denver on December 26th. We are hoping to resume the dance in January.


The rest of “snee is for sneedle” is still correct. Sorry to confuse or confound or conflict or concern or con-….





snee is for sneedle

Interested in helping with the Yule ritual? I LOVE helpers! Please e-mail or call me a.s.a.p. so we can plan!

The final event for November is the Women’s DUP in Denver Tuesday the 28th at St Barnabas (southeast corner 13th and Vine) – $6 suggested donation

Then into December:

Monday, December 4th – Full moon ritual – 7 PM – 5000 Boardwalk #13 – fully developed human creatures only, please and thank you – RSVP – by donation

Tuesday, December 5th – Mama sing – 10 AM – Greyrock Commons (off Liberty Drive in Fort Collins) – women and children welcome!

Tuesday, December 5th – Dance of Universal Peace – 7:15 PM – River Rock Commons (520 N Sherwood) – $7 suggested donation

Friday, December 8th – Chant – 7 PM – 5000 Boardwalk #13 – by donation

Sunday, December 10th – Dance of Universal Peace – 7 PM – Studio Soma (2540 W. 29th Ave. in Denver) – This is the first DUP at Studio Soma. It would be wonderful to have some experienced dancers help bring the dances to a new community – $8-$12 suggested donation

Tuesday, December 12th – Dance of Universal Peace – 7 PM – Sunrise Ranch (5569 NCR 29, near Masonville) – $5 suggested donation

Friday, December 15th – Chant – 7 PM – 5000 Boardwalk #13 – by donation

Tuesday, December 19th – New moon ritual – please contact me for more information – pre-reqs include attendance at 4 full moon rituals within the last year among other things – this circle is capped at the first 10 RSVPs so decide early

Thursday, December 21st – Yule potluck and ritual – food at 5:30 PM, ritual at 6:30 – River Rock Commons (520 N Sherwood) – bring the whole family (but not the family pet) – Also bring food/drink to share, non-disposable dishes for yourself, and a gift for the exchange – RSVP – by donation

Monday, December 25th – Christmas DUP with Timothy Dobson – Starhouse – 7:15 PM (I think) – tickets in advance at Denver and Boulder DUP (if you want me to get tickets for you, let me know a.s.a.p.) – $10

Tuesday, December 26th – MAYBE a Women’s Dance of Universal Peace – 7 PM – St Barnabas in Denver (southeast corner 13th and Vine) – $6 suggested donation – stay tuned for a definitive decision on this one!

Sunday, December 31st – New Year’s Eve DUP with Timothy – Starhouse – 7:30 (probably) THROUGH midnight with silent meditation at midnight – tickets in advance in Denver or Boulder (this one ALWAYS sells out) – $20

Belts and suspenders are such magnificently useful thing-a-ma-jigs! Also corkscrews, hair ties, eye droppers, and chocolate! Hats off to the innovators!

For more information, directions and/or to RSVP for rituals, please do e-mail or call me: rain@trigoddess.org or (970)224-4797.

Blessed Yuletide!



Sorry for yet another e-mail. Here’s some more info about a couple things.

For details about all other November gatherings, please see the “Slalom” e-mail.


Spiritual Mentoring in Denver – Saturday November 4th – 2 to 4 PM – 3324 Vallejo St – If you are interested in Spiritual Mentoring and would like to learn more, please come. I’ll explain what Spiritual Mentoring is, how it works in group and one-on-one contexts. If sufficient interest exists we can talk about setting up a Spiritual Mentoring Group in Denver – Please let me know if you’re planning to be there – if you are interested in learning more about Spiritual Mentoring but cannot be there for this meeting, let’s plan another time to talk.


One: The Movie – is showing in Fort Collins at the Lincoln Center – Saturday, November 4th – 7 PM – It looks (to me) like a wonderful exploration of spirit and humanity – I’m planning to be there – Contact: David Willis, 970-412-8112, willis.david@comcast.net

 – http://www.onethemovie.org/voices.html$10


About those hugs – I’ve been warned that Old Town Fort Collins might be VERY quiet on a Sunday afternoon. I figure we can make signs and then wander around wherever we want. And if it’s too quiet to feel like a worthwhile hugging venture, we’ll just have to schedule another hugfest for a Saturday afternoon! See you Sunday!


If you need anything at all (a teacup, a map, a candle, a feisty cat, a paint bucket, nail polish remover, a match, a flower petal, etc.) please feel free to e-mail or call me: rain@trigoddess.org or (970)224-4797.


slalom (almost like Shalom, or salon, or saloon, or…)

Clean cup, clean cup, move down, move down, clean cup, clean cup, move down!

Additions, updates, offerings, etc., starting now and going through the end of November…  


Tonight (Friday, the 20th) – I’m leading the Dance of Universal Peace – In Boulder (Mennonite Church, one block east of Broadway on Table Mesa) – 7:15 PM – $8 or punch card at the door


Tomorrow (Saturday, the 21st) – New Moon Ritual – RSVP, ASAP, ATV, IRA, CBS, NASA, ET AL…


Tuesday, October 24th – Women’s DUP is still a go – at St. Barnabas Church in Denver (southeast corner of 13th and Vine) – 7 PM – Suggested donation $6


Wednesday, October 25th – I’m leading the DUP – In Denver (United Methodist Church on the southeast corner of 7th and Colorado) – 7:15 PM – $8 or punch card


Friday, October 27th – Chant – 5000 Boardwalk #13 – 7 PM – by donation

If you’re interested in carpooling to the chant, please meet at River Rock commons at 6:30 PM – And please do let me know you’re planning to carpool so I can communicate with vehicle providers and make sure no one gets stranded (not that that would ever happen!)


Tuesday, October 31st – Samhain ritual – You must RSVP no later than Wednesday the 25th if you want to attend. I need a solid head count so I can make the necessary arrangements for space, communicate all the details to you, etc. Mandy will be co-facilitating the ritual with me this year. THANK YOU, MANDY!!!  


Saturday, November 4th – Spiritual Mentoring meeting – In Denver – 2-4 PM – I’m working to pull together a Spiritual Mentoring meeting in Denver. It will be an orientation-type meeting discussing what Spiritual Mentoring is, how it works in a group or one-on-one context. Anyone interested at the end of the meeting can make arrangements for a monthly Spiritual Mentoring group. Please let me know if you’re interested so I can be sure to plan a reasonable space for this meeting. Thank you, Damira, for prompting this!  


Sunday, November 5th – Full moon ritual – 5000 Boardwalk #13 – 7 PM – If you’re old enough to go on ALL the rides at Elitch Gardens (not that you would), you’re old enough to attend this ritual – RSVP – by donation


Tuesday, November 7th – Mama Sing – Greyrock Commons – 10 AM – women and children welcome!


Tuesday, November 7th – DUP – River Rock (520 N Sherwood in Fort Collins) – 7 PM – suggested donation $7


Friday, November 10th – Chant – 5000 Boardwalk #13 – 7 PM – wanna carpool? Let me know – by donation


Tuesday, November 14th – DUP – Sunrise Ranch (5569 NCR 29, Loveland) – 7 PM – suggested donation $5


Monday, November 20th – New moon ritual – If you have attended at least 4 full moon rituals and have perused my “deepening” document with no allergic reactions, you are welcome to RSVP


Friday, November 24th – Chant – 5000 Boardwalk #13 – 7 PM – by donation


Tuesday, November 28th – Women’s DUP – In Denver (St. Barnabas Church) – 7 PM – suggested donation $6



On another note:

I’ve been asked to send a mass-report to all of you who know and love Ivy, Scott and Hazel. The earthquake that struck Hawaii knocked some pictures off the walls in their new home and they were without power but everyone is fine, safe and healthy. HURRAY!!!


For more information, to RSVP, for directions, to receive our informative Mary Kay Cosmetics brochure or enter our Win an At-Home Makeover Sweepstakes, please call or e-mail your local witchy representative, Ms. Sára Rain: (970)224-4797 or rain@trigoddess.org.

Thank you.



Snapdragon / Antirrhinum majus

What do you get when you cross a witch and a clown?


A brew-ha-ha!!!


Way back when I was a dirt-head teen-angster, I had a cassette tape of a band that sang “Happy, happy Halloween, Halloween, Halloween…” do any of you remember the band or the song?

No matter, I’ve moved on to chants and spiritual ballads.

Won’t you join me in a few rounds of Kumbaya or some other strange event this month?


Tuesday, October 3rd – Mama Sing – 10 AM – Greyrock Commons (off Liberty Drive near Vine and Taft) – women and children welcome!


Tuesday, October 3rd – Dance of Universal Peace – 7:15 PM – River Rock Commons (520 N Sherwood) – suggested donation $7


Friday, October 6th – Full moon ritual – 7 PM – 5000 Boardwalk #13 – real adults only please (no be-costumed children allowed) – by donation – RSVP to me 


Tuesday, October 10th – Dance of Universal Peace – 7 PM – Sunrise Ranch (5569 NCR 29, Loveland) – suggested donation $5


Friday, October 13th – Chant – 7 PM – 5000 Boardwalk #13 – adults and well-behaved children welcome – by donation


Saturday, October 21st – New moon ritual – open to anyone who meets the pre-requisites. Please contact me for more information. Must have attended at least 4 full moon circles with me to participate.


Tuesday, October 24th – Dance of Universal Peace for Women – 7 PM – St. Barnabas Church (southeast corner of 13th and Vine in Denver) – real women only please (no be-costumed men allowed) – suggested donation $6


Friday, October 27th – Chant – 7 PM – 5000 Boardwalk #13 – by donation


Tuesday, October 31st – Samhain ritual – 9:30 PM – adults only – please contact me for more information – this is an open ritual but there are some specific guidelines and preparations for participants. There will be a maximum number of participants as space is limited. This is a formal ritual and the rite goes through midnight. I need committed RSVPs no later than October 25th. 



As an introduction or reminder (in case you need either):

I’d like to extend an Open Circle welcome to all of you who may be just finding this mailer, the website and/or the circles. I know open circles are hard to come by and there’s often a strange discomfort in entering a new group (perhaps especially a Pagan group!). If you are in the “new crowd,” please know that I make every effort to accommodate the diverse needs of the circle and everyone is always welcome. You need not worry about disrupting an established rhythm. It is an ever-open, dynamic, changing and flowing circle and your presence is a blessing!

If you are in the “know crowd,” thank you for your on-going participation and co-creation of the circle! A circle is only as warm as the participants make it and all of you are a tremendous blessing to each other! Thank you for maintaining the ongoing circle, for building community and for continuing to welcome the ever-changing needs of the circle!



For endless information about (and to RSVP for) any of the aforementioned fêtes, please call or e-mail me at (970)224-4797 or rain@trigoddess.org.

For endless amusement, have children.

For endless peace, don’t.

Many blessings for a deep and beautiful Samhain!


platform nine and three quarters

I guess I shouldn’t have bothered sending out that initial September mailer since I’ve just gone ahead and changed just about EVERYTHING and keep having to send out these annoying updates with new and improved (or different anyway) information.

So, keeping with my September theme of totally disregarding my own schedule, here are yet more changes for you and while I’m at it, I’ll just give you the synopsis of events for the rest of the month so you don’t have to scan back through four e-mails worth of amendments. Aren’t I nice?

This Thursday, September 21st – New Moon ritual – contact me for more info. Pre-requisites must be met for attendance.

This Friday, September 22nd – Mabon Ritual and potluck – Facilitated by the Treehenge Seed Group – 5:30 PM – Held in Treehenge (just east of Lee Martinez Park), or in event of rain, which is highly likely,we’ll be in the shelter at Lee Martinez Park (west of the main parking lot). Please dress warmly and be prepared to be in the chill if not in the wet. Ritual wear is encouraged. Bring your own dishes. – RSVP to me.

Next Tuesday, September 26th – Women’s Dance of Universal Peace at St. Barnabas Church in Denver (southeast corner of 13th and Vine) – 7 PM – $6 suggested donation

Next Wednesday, September 27th – Dance of Universal Peace in Denver – it’s the last dance at the Temple Events Center. A new location for the weekly Denver dance is still pending – 7:30 PM – $8 at the door

Next Friday, September 29th – Charge of the Goddess music and dance cycle at the Mennonite Church in Boulder (on Table Mesa one block east of Broadway) – of course, this is a last minute plan… Susan and I will be facilitating the Friday night Boulder dance with the Charge of the Goddess. Please come and help us share this evening of prayer – 7:15 PM – $8 at the door

Next Saturday, September 30th – CHANT!!! – I hope y’all can come sing Saturday instead of Friday. And this chant will be held at 5000 Boardwalk #13 – Sorry for the inconvenience, disappointment, frustration, and/or uncontrolled rage this change may induce – 7 PM – by donation

And you are welcome to plan a week into October, if it suits you – Tuesday, October 3rd is a morning Mama Sing at Greyrock and an evening Dance of Universal Peace at River Rock.
Friday, October 6th is the Full Moon ritual for big people with monthly rental and/or mortgage expenses (no kids).

That’ll keep you busy. Well, it’ll keep me busy.
I’ll work on the complete October mailer soon enough.
Thanks for your flexibility, patience and/or silence!


ack! furball!

…or other technical difficulties. The full moon ritual for this Thursday, September 7th, is hereby moving to 5000 Boardwalk #13 (Deborah and Jim’s home). It’s still at 7 PM. Still adults only. You still need to RSVP, if you haven’t already. If you need to reach me, call 970-224-4797 or e-mail rain@trigoddess.org. Sorry for the change. S

vitamin K

A couple changes and updates for you:


TONIGHT (Friday, September 1st) – KAN’NAL is playing the Aggie Theatre (204 S College) in Fort Collins again! – show is at 8 PM – $10 in advance or $12 at the door – All Ages – call (970)484-6446 or go to www.aggietheatre.com for tickets


They’re also doing a free “in-store” performance this afternoon at the Finest Music and Movies (1103 W Elizabeth) from 4-5 PM


Dance of Universal Peace for Alice Dornseif – Tuesday, September 5th – 7:15 PM – River Rock Common House – This dance is an honoring and benefit dance celebrating Marylea’s mom, Alice Dornseif, who left her body this March. On August 28th she would have turned 82. Marylea and William will match the donations from this evening’s DUP and send the equal amount to a charitable organization in Alice’s honor. Please come and help Marylea celebrate her mom’s life – by donation 


Dance of Universal Peace NOT at Sunrise – Tuesday, September 12th – 7:15 PM – River Rock Common House – I’m sorry to say, I forgot that Sunrise Ranch is not available this month so, Tanja (at River Rock) has arranged, once again, for us to dance in the common house (Thank you, Tanja!) – $7 suggested donation


Mabon Ritual – Friday, September 22nd – All the same info but the ritual will be facilitated by the Treehenge Seed Group – family friendly – ritual at 5:30, potluck after ritual – RSVP to me – by donation


September 8th – chant verdict – there will be no chant in Fort Collins. We will probably have an evening of chant at Singing Moon to fill your desires.


The rest of the September mailer remains intact.

Sing and dance with you soon!


By golly, this month is looking so full! But the first few items are still August, which makes September seem a little less terrifying.

And the last three inches of text are my usual foolishness.

At any rate, I look forward to sharing many delicious circles with you this month starting with:


Events with Leilah between August 23rd and August 27th:

Leilah Be, Sufi teacher and DUP leader, will be attending and contributing to the regular dance programs with Timothy Dobson this Wednesday evening in Denver (Temple Events Center, 7:15 PM, $8 at the door) and this Friday evening in Boulder (I think it’s the Mennonite Church(?) one block east of Broadway and Lehigh, same time and price).

She is offering a full day workshop 9 AM to 4 PM in Boulder on Saturday ($75, contact Gwin Samia to register 303-847-1844, or aloharng@aol.com) as well as presenting at Spirit Keepers Sunday morning (Senior Center at 9th and Arapahoe in Boulder, 10 AM)

Her Zikr will be at the Starhouse Sunday evening (just west of Boulder up Sunshine Canyon, $10).

I just can’t sing Leilah’s praises sweetly or loudly or enthusiastically enough. Please come spend some time with her at any/all of these events. 


Chant – this Friday August 25th – 7 PM – 449 Clover Lane (if you’re not going to see Leilah in Boulder, come sing!) – by donation


Dance of Universal Peace – Sunday August 27th – 4-6 PM – St. Bartholomew’s (880 MacGregor Ave., in Estes Park) – with Mary Ellen Garrett and myself – $5-10 – for more info contact Mary Ellen mellenmail@yahoo.com or (970)586-2552


Zikr – Tuesday August 29th – 7:15 PM – River Rock (520 N Sherwood, in Fort Collins) – Sufi prayer circle, lots of movement, chanting, mostly Arabic, totally heartful – $7 suggested donation


Mama Sing – Tuesday September 5th – 10 AM – Greyrock Cohousing Common House (just north of Liberty Drive, Fort Collins) – for women and children


Dance of Universal Peace – Tuesday September 5th – 7:15 PM – River Rock (520 N Sherwood, in Fort Collins) – $7 suggested donation


Full Moon Ritual – Thursday September 7th – 7 PM – 449 Clover Lane – must meet some generally socially determined standards of maturity to participate (adults only please) – RSVP – by donation


Singing Moon Campout – Friday to Sunday, September 8-10 – Drumming, dancing, camping… in Red Feather… $15 per night… potluck dinners, fend for yourself all other times – for more info please click this link to view the flier http://www.earthtribe.org/singingmoonfest06.html


QUESTION::::::::::: for those of you who may NOT be going to the Singing Moon Campout, or who may be going up Saturday, do you want a chant in Fort Collins Friday night (the 8th)? If you want it, let me know soon, soon, soon, so I can schedule it. If you aren’t going to be here and/or don’t want it, let me know so I can NOT schedule it. Thanks!


Dance of Universal Peace – Tuesday September 12th – 7 PM – Sunrise Ranch (5569 NCR 29, Loveland) – $5 suggested donation


New Moon Ritual – Thursday September 21st – 7 PM – Deeper Circle pre-requisites must be met for attendance – please contact moi for more information


Mabon (Autumn Equinox) Ritual – Friday September 22nd – 5:30 PM ritual and potluck to follow – Treehenge (just east of Lee Martinez Park in Fort Collins) – Family friendly celebration of the balanced day and night, the Pagan Thanksgiving – RSVP – by donation


Dance of Universal Peace for Women – Tuesday September 26th – St. Barnabas Church (southeast corner of 13th and Vine, Denver) – if you happen to be a woman, reading this, please consider joining us for some delicious girl time, singing, dancing and praying together in a beautiful space and a lovely community – $6 suggested donation


Chant – Friday September 29th – 7 PM – 449 Clover Lane – is it safe to assume that everyone knows what a chant is by now? If not, please let me know and I’ll start up my obnoxious descriptions again – by donation  


If you’re interested in helping with the Mabon celebration, please contact me ASAP.

If you’re interested in helping with origami, balloon animal formations and/or paper airplanes, please contact someone else.

If you need directions, more information and/or to RSVP for any of the above hootenannies, please contact me ASAP.

If you need a new cellular phone, help with your cable TV or some new shingles for your roof, please contact someone else.

If you want to contact me, please call (970)224-4797 or e-mail rain@trigoddess.org.

If you want to contact someone else, try switching the first “9” and the last “7” or trade out the “rain” with the “org.”

Let me know how that works for you by abandoning the latter and resorting to the former phone number and e-mail address.

Y’all are so weird!

Many rainy Autumnal blessings to you and your kin,