Trivia: "Austrian Oak" was a nickname for whom?

Darlings,
I know it’s late in the game, but February is such a short month, the end snuck up on me like a little slithering green garter snake. Are they waking up yet? They’re so darn cute! I spy with my little eye green grass peeking through the brown winter version. I hear with my little ear springy birdsong. I say with my big mouth, “let’s have some circles to celebrate the changing season!”

Friday, February 27th (tonight!) – Chant – 7 PM – Greyrock Commons (2265 Shooting Star Ln, Fort Collins) – $7 suggested donation

Monday, March 2nd – Sufi Circle – 9:30 AM – 449 Clover Ln, Fort Collins – focus on “Al Mujib” “The Responder to Prayer” – by donation

Tuesday, March 3rd – Mama Sing – 10 AM – Greyrock Commons

Tuesday, March 3rd – Dance of Universal Peace – 7:15 PM – Greyrock Commons – $7 suggested donation

Friday, March 6th – Chant – 7 PM – 5000 Boardwalk #13, Fort Collins – $7 suggested donation

Monday, March 9th – Sufi Circle – 9:30 AM – 449 Clover Ln – focus on “Al Wasi” “The All-Comprehending” – by donation

Tuesday, March 10th – Dance of Universal Peace – 7 PM – Sunrise Ranch (5569 NCR 29, Loveland) – Glen and Christine will be leading the dance (THANK YOU!!!) – $5 suggested donation

Wednesday, March 11th – Full Moon Ritual – 5000 Boardwalk #13 – adults only – light snack/dessert potluck to follow ritual – RSVP with a head count as soon as possible – $10 suggested donation

Sunday, March 15th – Dance of Universal Peace – 7:15 PM – Studio Soma (2540 W 29th Ave, Denver) – $8 to $12 suggested donation

Monday, March 16th – Sufi Circle – 9:30 AM – 449 Clover Ln – focus on “Al Hakim” “The Perfectly Wise” – by donation

Tuesday, March 17th – Dance of Universal Peace – 7:15 PM – Greyrock Commons – $7 suggested donation

Friday, March 20th – Ostara Celebration – 5 PM – Treehenge, attached to Martinez Park, Fort Collins (I hope!) – potluck and ritual (but not necessarily in that order) – family-friendly Spring Equinox festivities – RSVP with a head count as soon as possible – $10/adult suggested donation

SUNDAY (Yes, really), March 22nd – Chant – 7 PM – at Greyrock Commons – $7 suggested donation

Monday, March 23rd – Sufi Circle – 9:30 AM – 449 Clover Ln – focus on “Al Wadud” “The Loving One” – by donation

Tuesday, March 24th – Women’s Dance of Universal Peace – 7 PM – St. Barnabas Church (1280 Vine St, Denver) – $7 suggested donation

Monday, March 30th – Sufi Circle – 9:30 AM – focus on “Al Majid” “The Majestic” – 449 Clover Ln – by donation

Tuesday, March 31st – Zikr – 7:15 PM – Greyrock Commons – $7 suggested donation

Thursday, April 2nd – The Singin’ Sisters are gonna be on the radio! Just like the old days… except that I’ve never been on the radio and I don’t think most of the women in the choir have either… so it’ll be an adventure! I keep flashing on pictures from the movie “Annie” with the dolled up women with lots of lipstick wearing little white gloves and Oliver Warbucks with his shiny bald head reading “…. drop page!” – Please tune into KRFC 88.9 FM in Fort Collins from 12 noon to 1 PM. If we do well, let me know afterward! If we don’t, please keep it to yourself!

Saturday, April 4th – The Singin’ Sisters will be performing at Everyday Joe’s Coffee Shop (144 S Mason, Fort Collins) – 7 PM – then Mountain Trance Medicine Band will play from 8-something to 10 PM. Come on out!

WARNING: Meadow Fest will be happening again this year, but a little differently (again). Please mark your calendars! We have reserved a group camp site at Jack’s Gulch Thursday, June 11th through Sunday, June 14th. Definitely community meals, rituals, chanting, drumming, lots of nature and fun to be had! More details forthcoming!

I’m tired just from looking at the schedule. Maybe we should just start winter again, skip all the busyness of spring and summer. What do you say?
For more information, directions, to RSVP, to talk about President Obama’s budget plan, or to submit a color-scheme proposal for the pending remodel of heaven, please call or e-mail me (970)227-5275, rain@trigoddess.org.
Blessings for a grace-filled spring!
Sára

burnt sienna

Dear Community,
I saw a groundhog today.
It was frozen solid. No shadow, only snow flurries. What does that mean?
If I shine a spotlight on it and thaw it out with a hair dryer, will that change the forecast?
Either way, here’s the calendar for the rest of January and all of February with no hint of March on the horizon.

Monday, January 26th – Sufi Circle – 9:30 AM – 449 Clover Ln – Focus on “Muqit,” “The Nourisher” – by donation

Tuesday, January 27th – Women’s Dance of Universal Peace in Denver – 7 PM – St. Barnabas Church (southeast corner 13th and Vine) – $7 suggested donation

Friday, January 30th – I will be leading the weekly Boulder Dance of Universal Peace – 7:15 PM – Boulder Mennonite Church (3910 Table Mesa Dr) – $8 or punch card at the door

Sunday, February 1st – Imbolc Celebration – 5 PM – Greyrock Commons (2265 Shooting Star Ln, Fort Collins) – Bring the family, bring food/drink to share, bring your own dishes, bring drums, and wear fireproof clothing, it’s a doozy! (That’s a joke, sort of). – RSVP to me – Suggested donation $10/adult

Monday, February 2nd – Sufi Circle – 9:30 AM – 449 Clover Ln – Focus on “Hasib,” “The Bringer of Judgment” – by donation

Tuesday, February 3rd – Mama Sing – 10 AM – Greyrock Commons – women and children welcome!

Tuesday, February 3rd – Dance of Universal Peace in Fort Collins – 7:15 PM – Greyrock Commons – RSVP if you plan to attend – Suggested donation $7

Wednesday February 4th – I will be leading the weekly Denver Dance – 7:15 PM – Christ Church United Methodist Temple of the Holy Sacrament Congregation Unlimited, Etcetera (690 Colorado Blvd) – $8 or punch card at the door

Friday, February 6th – Chant in Denver – 7 PM – 1506 E 8th Ave #2 (southeast corner 8th and Humboldt, entrance on south side of building, through the arch, up the stairs closest to Humboldt) – by donation

Sunday, February 8th – Full Moon Circle – 7 PM – 5000 Boardwalk #13, Fort Collins – No application or audition required, but you must be as tall as the cardboard elf by the front door to ride this ride (adults only please) – light potluck after ritual so please bring food/drink to share – RSVP – Suggested donation $10

Monday, February 9th – Sufi Circle – 9:30 AM – 449 Clover Ln – Focus on “Jalil,” “The Majestic” – by donation

Mon, Feb 9, 7:30. African drumming class offered by Deborah and Jim. Contact drumrgirl@comcast.net if you wish to RSVP, get logistics, or be informed about future classes.

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

Friday, February 13th (I love Friday the 13th!) – Chant – 7 PM – 5000 Boardwalk, #13 – Suggested donation $7

Saturday, February 14th – Kiss Someone Day

Sunday, February 15th – Dance of Universal Peace in Denver – 7:15 PM – Studio Soma (2540 W 29th Ave) – Suggested donation $8 to $12

Monday, February 16h – Sufi Circle – 9:30 AM – 449 Clover Ln – Focus on “Karim,” “The Bountiful” – by donation

Tuesday, February 17th – Dance of Universal Peace in Fort Collins – 7:15 PM – Greyrock Commons – RSVP if you’re planning to attend – Suggested donation $7

Monday, February 23rd – Sufi Circle – 9:30 AM – 449 Clover Ln – Focus on “Raqib,” “The Watchful” – by donation

Mon, Feb 23, 7:30. Middle eastern drumming class offered by Deborah and Jim. Contact drumrgirl@comcast.net

Tuesday, February 24th – Women’s Dance of Universal Peace in Denver – 7 PM – St. Barnabas Church (southeast corner 13th and Vine) – Suggested donation $7

Friday, February 27th – Chant – 7 PM – Greyrock Commons – Suggested donation $7

To RSVP for Greyrock Dances, Imbolc ritual, or full moon, fill out the enclosed, stamped postcard and send it first class e-mail or give me a call (970)227-5275.
For all you concerned Pagans, I did not put a groundhog in my freezer for this occasion. I know my sense of humor leaves you baffled sometimes, but I really am nice to animals as long as they’re cute and fuzzy.
If you want more information about any of these events or if you have forgotten how to get a stick-shift VW into reverse, feel free to give me a call so I can either be of assistance, refer you to a professional, or at least get a good chuckle out of your predicament.
Hey, I’m starting a digital shrine to Mini-Coopers. If you have a good photo of one of those cute little buggers, don’t be stingy with it, eh?
Something about February and funny cars… I don’t get it either.
Happy Thawing Moon Blessings (here’s hoping)!
Sára

They're coming to take me away ha! ha!

Darlings,
I thought the world was ending back in 2000, but would you believe we are rocking on the precipice of 2009?! So, if the Earth doesn’t careen off its orbit, whizzing off toward the farthest corner of the universe  (which is understood to be due southeast) only to be hijacked by malicious kidney eating aliens (and I don’t mean kidney beans), please join us for ever more circles and songs, prayers and dances, community and explorations of Spirit!

Tonight, Tuesday, December 30th – 7:15 PM – Zikr – Greyrock Commons (2265 Shooting Star Lane, Fort Collins) – suggested donation $7

Monday, January 5th – 9:30 AM – Sufi Circle – 449 Clover Ln – focus on “Ali” “the Exalted” – by donation

Tuesday, January 6th – 10 AM – Mama Sing – Greyrock Commons

Tuesday, January 6th – 7:15 PM – Dance of Universal Peace – Greyrock Commons – Suggested donation $7

Friday, January 9th – 7 PM – Chant – 5000 Boardwalk #13 – suggested donation $7

Saturday, January 10th – 7 PM – Full Moon Ritual – 5000 Boardwalk #13 – Adults only – RSVP to me – Suggested donation $10

Monday, January 12th – 9:30 AM – Sufi Circle – 449 Clover Ln – focus on “Kabir” “the Great” – by donation

Monday, January 12th – 7 PM – African drum class with Deborah and Jim – for more info:  drumrgirl@comcast.net – Let them know if you have a drum and what kind – suggested donation $5

Tuesday, January 13th – 7 PM – Dance of Universal Peace – Sunrise Ranch (5569 NCR 29, Loveland) – suggested donation $5

Sunday, January 18th – 7:15 PM – Dance of Universal Peace – Studio Soma (2540 W 29th Ave, Denver) – Suggested donation $8 to $12

Monday, January 19th – 9:30 AM – Sufi Circle – 449 Clover Ln – focus on “Hafiz” “the Preserver” – by donation

Monday, January 19th – 7 PM – Middle Eastern drum class with Deborah and Jim – for more info: drumrgirl@comcast.net – do you have a drum? – suggested donation $5

Tuesday, January 20th – 7:15 PM – Dance of Universal Peace – Greyrock Commons – Suggested donation $7

Kiri is forming Peace Circles in Fort Collins – beginning January 20th and February 4th, 7 PM. Participants meet 1 1/2 hours each week for six weeks. To register call or e-mail Kiri (970)493-1427 or kirilynn@mywdo.com – registration fee is $48

Friday, January 23rd – 7 PM – Chant – Greyrock – Suggested donation $7

Sunday, January 25th – 6 to 8 PM – Drum Circle Fundraiser – Greyrock Commons – Many of you know Elliot, Chloe and/or Emma. They are delightful, inspired teens who attended River Song and now go to Polaris. They are raising money to fund girls’ education in Uganda! This event includes drumming, a piñata, hopefully fire dancing, homemade lantern and glowstick sale, and potluck yumminess! – bring drums, food/drink to share, money, glow sticks if you’ve got ’em, and dress warm! – $3/person or $10/family of 4 or more

Monday, January 26th – 9:30 AM – Sufi Circle – 449 Clover Ln – focus on “Muqit” “the Nourisher” – by donation

Tuesday, January 27th – 7 PM – Women’s Dance of Universal Peace – St. Barnabas Church (1280 Vine St., Denver) – Suggested donation $7

WARNING!!!! Spring is planning to come back!!!! She’ll start shimmying underground February 2nd and we’ll be celebrating, but I don’t yet know exactly what time or where. I’ll keep you posted.

To RSVP for full moon ritual, for directions or more information about chants, dances, rituals, or Spiritual Mentoring, please do call or e-mail me (970)227-5275, rain@trigoddess.org.

So, the most enlightening bar-conversation I have ever heard was, hands down, the country and western discussion last weekend about the most perfect country song ever written. For your edification and enjoyment (or horror), I’ve included the pertinent verse from David Allen Coe. Feel free to assert an alternate vote for the most perfect country song, but don’t invest much energy into it, because I believe you’ll be wrong.

“Well, I was drunk the day my mom got outta prison

And I went to pick her up in the rain

But before I could get to the station in my pickup truck

She got runned over by a damned old train”

It’s got it all! Drunkenness, prison, mothers, trucks, rain and trains all mixed up into a tragic little ditty.
See you in circle!
Sára

Bo Diddley

Darlings,
So sorry for the delay. I still don’t have everything worked out, but I’ll just give you what I’ve got and check back in as I get more.
I look forward to singing, dancing, playing and praying with you lot!

Tuesday, December 2nd – Dance of Universal Peace – Greyrock Commons – 7:15 PM – $7 suggested donation

Monday, December 8th – Sufi Circle – 449 Clover Ln – 9:30 AM – focus on “Halim” “the Forbearing” – by donation

Monday, December 8th – Drum Class with Jim and Deborah – 5000 Boardwalk #13 – 7 or 7:30 PM – Please e-mail Deborah at drumrgirl@comcast.net if you’re interested – they need to know if you have drums or want to borrow and if you’re interested in African and/or Middle Eastern drumming – $5 to $10 suggested donation

Tuesday, December 9th – Dance of Universal Peace – Sunrise Ranch (5569 NCR 29, Loveland) – 7 PM – $5 suggested donation – in the Dome on the east side of the road, just north of the main parking lot

Friday, December 12th – Full Moon Chant – 5000 Boardwalk, #13, Fort Collins – 7 PM – $7 suggested donation

Monday, December 15th – Sufi Circle – 449 Clover Ln – 9:30 AM – focus on “Azim” “The Magnificent” – by donation

Tuesday, December 16th – Dance of Universal Peace – Greyrock Commons – 7:15 PM – $7 suggested donation

Saturday, December 20th – Yule Celebration, Ritual, Potluck and Gift Exchange – 4 to 7 PM – Empire Grange (2306 W Mulberry, Fort Collins) – Bring: food/drink, dishes, gift for exchange, drums… – RSVP to me – $10/adult suggested donation

Saturday, December 20th РYule Celebration РMercury Caf̩ (2199 California St, Denver) Р8 PM РTuatha will be playing, I will be leading ritual starting around 10 PM, and we will all be dancing, singing, and celebrating the longest night! Р$13

Sunday, December 21st – Yule Dance of Universal Peace – Studio Soma (2540 W 29th Ave, Denver) – 7 PM – $8 to $12 suggested donation – THIS IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE – I’ll let you know if anything comes up

Monday, December 22nd – Sufi Circle – 449 Clover Ln – 9:30 AM – focus on “Ghafur” “the All Forgiving” – by donation

Tuesday, December 23rd – Dance of Universal Peace for Women – St. Barnabas Church (southeast corner 13th and Vine, Denver) – 7 PM – $7 suggested donation

Happy Birthday to Jesus! I bet he was a REALLY cute baby!

Friday, December 26th – New Moon Chant – Greyrock Commons – 7 PM – $7 suggested donation

Monday, December 29th – Sufi Circle – 449 Clover Ln – 9:30 AM – focus on “Shakur” “the Grateful” – by donation

Tuesday, December 30th – Zikr – Greyrock Commons – 7:15 PM – $7 suggested donation

Thursday, January 1st – the Scherbarth family is hosting a pancake breakfast – 10 AM to 2 PM – Greyrock Commons – standard issue pancakes will be provided – please bring potluck to share and feel free to stay in your PJs!

As always, you are welcome to contact me directly for more information, directions, or to share your illumined insights about life, the Goddess, or wildebeests (I love that the females have horns).
e-mail: rain@trigoddess.org
phone: (970)227-5275

My suggestion for Christmas dinner menu:
Appetizer: miniature pigs in blankets drizzled with cheez-whiz,
Side Dish: spam and real beef flavored gravy,
Entree: fish tacos with ketchup dip,
Dessert: mincemeat pies with spumoni, and
Drink: traditional wassail served in pineapples with little paper umbrellas!
Let me know how it comes out, since I’m a vegetarian and won’t be indulging personally.

Happy Holidays!
Sára

dot, dash, dot, dash, dot…

Dear (en)Circlers,
I’m still trying to get some details firmed up for the December schedule.
For now, here are a couple things coming up early this week.
I’ll get you the rest of the month’s events just as soon as I’m able.
Hold your horses, cows, goats, and chickens…

Monday, December 1st – Sufi Circle – 9:30 AM – 449 Clover Ln, Fort Collins – focus on “Khabir” “the All Aware” – by donation

Tuesday, December 2nd – Mama Sing – 10 AM – Greyrock Commons (2265 Shooting Star Ln, Fort Collins)
Tuesday, December 2nd – Dance of Universal Peace – 7:15 PM – Greyrock Commons – $7 suggested donation

Stay tuned…
Sára

quagmire

Dear Republicat Voters of the Front Range and Plains,

Please pay close attention to the amendments and referendums on the ballot. They’re tricky.

And please check events carefully as there are many oddities this month. Just trying to keep up with the Joneses.

Monday, Nov 3rd – Sufi Circle – 9:30 AM – 449 Clover Ln, Fort Collins – Focus on “Basir,” “All Seeing” – by donation

!!! VOTE !!! – Tuesday, Nov 4th – !!! VOTE !!!

Tuesday, Nov 4th – Mama Sing – 10 AM – Greyrock Commons (2265 Shooting Star Ln, Fort Collins) – women and children making joyful noises unto the lord(s), and lady(ies) and all our relations!

Tuesday, Nov 4th – NO DANCE AT GREYROCK!!! – I figure y’all will be glued to the radio, television, computers, or whiskey bottles while we await the presidential election results.

Friday, Nov 7th – Chant – 7 PM – 5000 Boardwalk #13, Fort Collins – $7 suggested donation

Monday, Nov 10th – Sufi Circle – 9:30 AM – 449 Clover – Focus on “Hakam,” “The Judge” – by donation

Tuesday, Nov 11th – Dance of Universal Peace – 7 PM – Sunrise Ranch (5569 NCR 29, Loveland) – $5 suggested donation

Wednesday, Nov 12th – Full Moon Ritual – 7 PM – 5000 Boardwalk #13 – RSVP required – adults only please and thank you, no, really, thank you – $10 suggested donation

Friday, Nov 14th – Chant – 7 PM – Greyrock Commons (I hope. I’ll let you know if not. If you don’t hear otherwise, this is the plan.) – $7 suggested donation

Sunday, Nov 16th – Singin’ Sisters Performance – 2 PM – Avogadro’s Number (605 S Mason, Fort Collins) – This is the first totally open-to-the-public performance by the women’s chorus we formed in April of this year. Please come on out and hear what we’ve been up to! – by donation

Sunday, Nov 16th – Dance of Universal Peace – 7:15 PM – Studio Soma (2540 W 29th Ave., Denver) – $8-$12 suggested donation

Monday, Nov 17th – Sufi Circle – 9:30 AM – 449 Clover – Focus on “Adl,” “The Just” – by donation

Tuesday, Nov 18th – Charge of the Goddess Dance Cycle – 7:15 PM – Greyrock Commons – $7 suggested donation

Monday, Nov 24th – Sufi Circle – 9:30 AM – 449 Clover – Focus on “Latif,” “The Gracious” – by donation

Tuesday, Nov 25th – NO WOMEN’S DANCE IN DENVER – sorry ladies. Dance will resume in December.

QUESTION: Are you folks interested in an evening of dancing The Charge of the Goddess? It’s been awhile and I’ve been starting to think it’s time. Lemme know, would ya? We could hold it November 18th instead of the usual Greyrock dance, or look ahead to some evening in December…

INSTRUCTION: When stung by a wasp, follow these steps…

1.  Remove the stinger if the little bugger left it in your foot…

2. Apply ice, but not directly because that hurts just as bad as the malicious little demon’s sting…

3. Make a goopy paste out of baking soda and water to smear on your skin but only where the sting went. It won’t do any good anywhere else. Well, it’s good for your teeth too. I don’t know what this is supposed to do for stings really, but it makes you feel better to think you’re doing something natural and wholesome and proactive to keep from crying…

4. Find the sadistic insect’s mother and ask her (very politely) to have a stern conversation with her brutish child about the social inappropriateness of attacking poor, helpless giants and giantesses who can’t help that they’re big clumsy oafs.

REQUESTS and IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

To RSVP for full moon ritual, for directions or more information about any of these events, or to donate a pair of eyeglasses or old cell phones to help wasp sting victims, please call or e-mail (970)227-5275 or rain@trigoddess.org.

Thank you, thank you very much.

Pumpkin Pie and Cranberry Sauce Blessings!
Saraswati

Country Living

Dear Witches, Ghouls, Fairy Princesses, Fire Fighters, Pumpkins and Pirates,
Welcome to the witching hour, or rather the witching month!

Tomorrow, Tuesday, September 30th – Zikr – 7:15 PM – Greyrock Commons – Suggested donation $7

Monday, Oct. 6th – Sufi Circle – 9:30 AM – 449 Clover Lane, Fort Collins – Focus on “Rafi,” The Exalted – by donation

Tuesday, Oct. 7th – Mama Sing – 10 AM – Greyrock Commons (2265 N Shooting Star Ln, Fort Collins) – women and children welcome!

Tuesday, Oct. 7th – Dance of Universal Peace – 7:15 PM – Greyrock Commons – Suggested donation $7

Friday, Oct. 10th – Chant – 7 PM – 5000 Boardwalk #13 – Suggested donation $7

Monday, Oct. 13th – Sufi Circle – 9:30 AM – 449 Clover Lane – Focus on “Muiz,” “The Giver of Honor” – by donation

Tuesday, Oct. 14th – Full Moon Dance of Universal Peace – 7 PM – Sunrise Ranch (5569 NCR 29, Loveland) – Suggested donation $5

Sunday, Oct. 19th – Dance of Universal Peace – 7:15 PM – Studio Soma (2540 W 29th Ave, Denver) – Suggested donation $8 to $12

Monday, Oct. 20th – Sufi Circle – 9:30 AM – 449 Clover Lane – Focus on “Mudhil,” “The Giver of Dishonor” – by donation

Tuesday, Oct. 21st – Dance of Universal Peace – 7:15 PM – Greyrock Commons – Suggested donation $7

Friday, Oct. 24th – Chant – 7 PM – (I hope, I’ll let you know if not) Greyrock Commons – Suggested donation $7

Monday, Oct. 27th – Sufi Circle – 9:30 AM – 449 Clover Lane – Focus on “Sami,” “The All Hearing” – by donation

Tuesday, Oct. 28th – Women’s Dance of Universal Peace – 7 PM – St Barnabas Church (southeast corner 13th and Vine, Denver) – Suggested donation $7

Friday, Oct. 31st – Samhain – Ritual for adults only – RSVPs must be received no later than October 26th. It is a late night ritual going through midnight. Location and details are yet to be determined and not yet to be publicized. RSVP to me as soon as you know you can and want to attend.

Monday, November 3rd – Sufi Circle – 9:30 AM – 449 Clover Lane – Focus on “Basir,” “The All Seeing” – by donation

¡¡¡VOTE – Tuesday, November 4th – VOTE!!!

To RSVP for Samhain, for more information about amoebae, for directions to, from, around or through Turkistan, or to report a stolen bushel of zucchini, please call or e-mail me at (970)227-5275 or rain@trigoddess.org.
Little known fact: if you want to be a sloth for Halloween, and if you spend 3 hours trick-or-treating, you will be able to visit approximately two houses and acquire an estimated 1 fun-sized snickers and 2 dum-dums. What a waste. Better to be a cheetah.

Happy New Year!
Sára

boeing 747

Dear Ones, Twos, Threes and Fours,
Please read slowly and carefully so as to catch all the details in the mailer this month. Some scheduling changes are afoot and there are treacherous potholes we’re likely to step in and trip over. So here are the last two straggling events for August and the onslaught (what an awful word!) for September!

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

Wednesday, August 27th – Dance of Universal Peace – First Christ United Methodist Church Congregation Holy Trinity Community Chapel of the Blessed Virgin (southeast corner 7th and Colorado) – 7:15 PM – Timothy will be in Germany so I’m leading the evening again – $8 or punch card at the door

Monday, September 1st – Sufi Circle – 449 Clover Lane, Fort Collins – 9:30 AM – focus on “Fattah” the Opener – by donation

Tuesday, September 2nd – Mama Sing – Greyrock Commons (2265 Shooting Star Lane, Fort Collins) – 10 AM – Women and children always and only!

Tuesday, September 2nd – Dance of Universal Peace – Greyrock Commons – 7:15 PM – suggested donation $7

Friday, September 5th – Chant – 5000 Boardwalk #13 – 7 PM – suggested donation $7

Sunday, September 7th – Dance of Universal Peace – Studio Soma (2540 W 29th, in Denver) – 7:15 PM – Stuart and I have traded dates for September. He’ll be leading the evening on the 21st – suggested donation $8 – $12

Monday, September 8th – Sufi Circle – 449 Clover Lane – 9:30 AM – focus on “Alim” the All Knowing – by donation

Tuesday, September 9th – NO DANCE AT SUNRISE RANCH – they have a full house – come back to dance in October!

Friday, September 12th – Chant – Greyrock Commons – 7 PM – suggested donation $7

Saturday, September 13th – Peace in the Park – Civic Center Park in Loveland – Noon to 5 PM – booths, music, Dances of Universal Peace, peace, peace and more peace! – I’m not sure what time we’ll be dancing. Check in with me later if you’re curious.

Monday, September 15th – Sufi Circle – 449 Clover Lane – 9:30 AM – focus on “Qabid” the Closer/Restrainer – by donation

Monday, September 15th – Full Moon Ritual – 5000 Boardwalk #13 – 7 PM – grown-ups (or close enough) only please – RSVP – light potluck after ritual – suggested donation $10

Tuesday, September 16th – Dance of Universal Peace – Greyrock Commons – 7:15 PM – suggested donation $7

Saturday, September 20th – Boulder Community Zikr – I’m co-leading with Habib – 7:30 PM – $5 suggested donation – dessert potluck after zikr – Studio Be on 30th St. in Boulder
Sunday, September 21st – Dance of Universal Peace – St. Bartholomew’s Church in Estes Park – 4 to 6 PM – suggested donation $7

Monday, September 22nd – Sufi Circle – 449 Clover Lane – 9:30 AM – focus on “Basit” the Expander – by donation

Monday, September 22nd – Mabon, Autumn Equinox Ritual – Treehenge – 5:30 PM – Family-friendly – RSVP – bring potluck food/drink to share, drums, your own dishes and service – suggested donation $10/adult

Tuesday, September 23rd – Women’s Dance of Universal Peace – St. Barnabas (13th and Vine in Denver) – 7 PM – includes celebrating Sharon’s birthday. Bring a snack/dessert to share and a flower or candle – suggested donation $7

Saturday, September 27th – Boulder Dance of Universal Peace – 20th Anniversary Jubilee – 6 PM to 11 PM – Glenn Miller Ballroom CU campus – More details when we do the numbers this afternoon on Market Place – Call Bill Burlage for tickets or get them at the door $20 each (303)444-4312

Monday, September 29th – Sufi Circle – 449 Clover Lane – 9:30 AM – focus on “Khafid” the Abaser – by donation

Tuesday, September 30th – Zikr – Greyrock Commons – 7:15 PM – Rumi’s 801st birthday – suggested donation $7

And two announcements for your amusement, information, or to help you procrastinate a little longer from some important chores like mowing the lawn, brushing your teeth or playing online backgammon:

1. The Singin’ Sisters Women’s Chorus is open for new singers. If you are interested in joining us, please let me know. No auditions required; if you want to sing, you can! We meet for practices every Thursday morning from 9:30 to 11:30 near Old Town Fort Collins. We’ll keep the group open for the next couple of weeks and then shut it down again to prepare for a performance.

2. WARNING, WARNING: If attendance at the Fort Collins Tuesday evening dance stays low, I will be discontinuing it after September. Same goes for Studio Soma. If you enjoy the dances and want to keep them an option, please do not tell me, show me! (I feel like Eliza Doolittle).

3. I just thought I’d sneak this one in here too… I have another CD for y’all “Chant Disc Volume II.” It’s similar in rough recording style to the first one. There are 35 tracks on it and I’m handing it out on a donation basis. Eventually I’ll get the mp3’s up on the website so you can just download them, but for now, you can take a disc.

4. No more announcements, just the usual wrap-it-up spiel. Call or e-mail me for more information, directions, to RSVP for rituals, or to report UFO sightings near Greeley. Not cows, UFOs. (970)227-5275 or rain@trigoddess.org.
Watch out for falling leaves!
Sára

Hey, I heard a report on NPR about how cows align themselves facing magnetic North or South when grazing and resting. Cool, huh? They’re gonna put magnets on their heads next to see if it messes them up! Why do we (humans) always have to mess with stuff?

Oprah goes Pagan!

Dear Circlers, Squarers, Triangulators, Regulators, Celebrators, Healers, Drummers, Singers, Dancers, Pray-ers, and Players,
I’m a little late this month, but I trust you’ll manage to squeeze one or two of these events onto your calendars before we run out of summer steam. Some extra, and extra-ordinary events happening this month. Starting with:

Today! Sunday, July 27th – Rain Scherbarth’s ritual, potluck, drum circle – Greyrock Commons (2265 Shooting Star Ln, Fort Collins) – 4 PM – bring food/drink to share, a small magical blessing token to go in a mojo bag for the baby, drums, outdoor needs (water, bug spray, blankets to sit on…)

Monday, July 28th – Sufi Circle – 449 Clover Ln – 9:30 AM – focus on Al Musawwir “bestower of forms” – by donation

Tuesday, July 29th – Zikr – Greyrock Commons – 7:15 PM – $7 suggested donation

Friday, August 1st – Chant – 5000 Boardwalk #13 – 7 PM – $7 suggested donation

Saturday, August 2nd – Lughnasadh Festival: Pagans in the Park – Treehenge (just east of Lee Martinez Park) – 2 pm to 9 pm – Lots of circles presenting various rituals, conversations, potluck dinner, networking, meeting folks from other local Pagan circles……. 2 PM CUUPs……. 3 PM Sun Tribe……. 4 PM UNC Pagans……. 5 PM Druids……. 6 PM Potluck and Grand Gathering……. 7 PM Open Circle ritual……. 8 PM Drum Circle

Monday, August 4th – Sufi Circle – 449 Clover Ln – 9:30 AM – focus on Al Ghaffar “the forgiver” – by donation

Tuesday, August 5th – Mama Sing – Greyrock Commons – 10 AM – Women and children chanting the morning away

NO DANCE AT GREYROCK ON THE 5th – the community is hosting another event. sorry for the change of plans.

Wednesday to Sunday, August 6th through 10th – Dragonfest – LOTS of workshops, rituals, drumming and fire circles, community, nature, swimming, sunburns… – We’ll be heading up the Wednesday night fire circle at Inspiration Point. Anyone interested in helping with that, please plan on it and check in with me anytime! – I’m also helping with a Friday morning Inanna Ritual, 7 AM on the Point. Lots of music and honoring the Goddess! – See you up there!

Saturday, August 9th – I’ll be leading the Starhouse Deeper Dance in Boulder (3476 Sunshine Canyon Rd) – 7:15 PM – $10 – if weather is agreeable, we’ll start the evening out of doors and move in when it gets dark, cold or otherwise uncomfortable.

Monday, August 11th – Sufi Circle – 449 Clover Ln – 9:30 AM – focus on Al Qahhar “the irresistible” – by donation

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

Wednesday, August 13th – I’ll be leading the Dance of Universal Peace in Denver (690 Colorado Blvd) – 7:30 PM – $8 or punch card – if weather is agreeable, we’ll start the evening indoors and stay indoors the whole darn time.

Saturday, August 16th – I’ll be leading the Boulder Community Zikr – Studio Be (2077 30th St) – 7:30 PM – dessert potluck after zikr – $5 suggested donation

Sunday, August 17th – Dance of Universal Peace at Studio Soma (2540 W 29th, Denver) – Potluck at 6:30 (I think), dance at 7:30 – $8 to $12 suggested donation

Monday, August 18th – Sufi Circle – 449 Clover Ln – 9:30 AM – focus on Al Wahhab “the bestower” – by donation

Tuesday, August 19th – Dance of Universal Peace – Greyrock Commons – 7:15 PM – $7 suggested donation

Friday, August 22nd – Chant – Greyrock Commons – 7 PM – $7 suggested donation

Saturday, August 23rd – Meditate ’08 – Dance of Universal Peace – 7 PM (maybe) – Meditate ’08 is an inter-faith gathering of meditators for a four day conference in Denver during the Democratic Convention. Go to www.meditate08.org for more info about location, all the guest speakers, presenters and evening programs.

Monday, August 25th – Sufi Circle – 449 Clover Ln – 9:30 AM – focus on Ar Razzaq “the provider” – by donation

Tuesday, August 26th – Women’s Dance of Universal Peace – St Barnabas Church (1280 Vine St, Denver) – 7 PM – $7 suggested donation

And if all that isn’t enough, you can follow up on your Goddess-issued homework assignments of: breathing, moving around, sleeping, eating, making love, feeling, thinking, and being.
And if that isn’t enough, you could go Buddhist and stop doing all that and skip straight to enlightenment!
Or, if that’s not your cup of tea, you can start repenting now, say 10 Our Father’s, 30 Hail Mary’s and go directly to heaven. Yay, Jesus!
Love and blessings!
Sára

flip-flops

Dear Mosquito Bitten Refugees,
Welcome to Summer! Let’s circle outside as much as possible so we can experiment with all possible insect repellent products and finally determine that the manufacturers are actually in cahoots with the mosquito population, deliberately and maliciously determined to take all our money while still selling our blood to the mosquito nation!
Let’s start with:

Monday, June 30th – Sufi Circle – 449 Clover Ln, Fort Collins – 9:30 AM – by donation – focus on “Al Jabbar” “The Irresistible”

Tuesday, July 1st – Mama Sing – Greyrock Commons (2265 Shooting Star Ln, Fort Collins) – 10 AM

Tuesday, July 1st – Dance of Universal Peace – Greyrock Commons – 7:15 PM – $7 suggested donation

Monday, July 7th – Sufi Circle – 449 Clover Ln – 9:30 AM – by donation – focus on “Al Mutakabbir” “The Majestic”

Tuesday, July 8th – Dance of Universal Peace – Sunrise Ranch (5569 NCR 29, Loveland) – 7 PM – $5 suggested donation

Friday, July 11th – Chant – 5000 Boardwalk #13, Fort Collins – 7 PM – $7 suggested donation

Monday, July 14th – Sufi Circle – 449 Clover Ln – 9:30 AM – by donation – focus on “Al Khaliq” “The Creator”

Tuesday, July 15th – Dance of Universal Peace – Greyrock Commons – 7:15 PM – $7 suggested donation

Thursday, July 17th – Full Moon Ritual – 5000 Boardwalk #13 – 7 PM – Adults – RSVP (really, do RSVP; we might move it to Treehenge and I’ll only inform those of you who tell me you’re coming!) – $10 suggested donation – bring light potluck food/drink for after ritual.

Saturday, July 19th – Boulder Community Zikr – Studio Be (2077 30th St, Boulder) – I will be leading the evening of prayer since Dahnya and Habib will be out of town – 7:30 PM – $5 suggested donation plus dessert for yummy potluck after zikr!

Sunday, July 20th – Dance of Universal Peace and Potluck! – Studio Soma (2540 W 29th Ave, Denver) – 6:30 Potluck – 7:30 PM Dance – $8 to $12 suggested donation

Monday, July 21st – Sufi Circle – 449 Clover Ln – 9:30 AM – by donation – focus on “Al Bari” “The Evolver”

Tuesday, July 22nd – Women’s Dance of Universal Peace – St Barnabas (1280 Vine St, Denver) – 7 PM – $7 suggested donation

Friday, July 25th – Chant – Greyrock Commons – 7 PM – $7 suggested donation

Monday, July 28th – Sufi Circle – 449 Clover Ln – 9:30 AM – by donation – focus on “Al Musawwir” “The Bestower of Forms”

Tuesday, July 29th – Zikr – Greyrock Commons – 7:15 PM – RSVP – $7 suggested donation

Wednesday, July 30th – I may be leading the Denver Dance – Christ Church United Methodist (690 Colorado Blvd, Denver) – 7:15 PM – $8 at the door or punchcards

Saturday, August 2nd – Lughnasadh Fest! – Many Pagan circles are gathering to celebrate Lughanasadh for an entire day! Various rituals, and other activities will take place throughout the afternoon. I will facilitate a ritual (with anyone who wants to help!) at 7 PM – Presumably at Treehenge, but not yet confirmed. Stay tuned!

THANK YOU!!! To Tanja, Richard, David and Lisa for all the time, energy and dedication in organizing and supporting another great Meadowfest!
THANK YOU!!! To Carla and David at Red Feather Ranch for hosting our community gathering again!
THANK YOU!!! To everyone who came out and camped out for Meadowfest last weekend! It was  great to share so much circle time with everyone. If you left anything up there (gloves, water bottles, small children, tent stakes, car keys, etc.) let me know. I probably have it and will be happy to give it back for a fee. Also, I would love for all you lovely participants to send me a quick note letting me know how the weekend was for you. What did you like? Not like? Any suggestions? When shall we do it again? Anything else you’d like to share…

For directions, more information, or to RSVP for any of these listed events, please call or e-mail me: (970)227-5275, rain@trigoddess.org.

If your hair is making your neck hot and sweaty in this summer heat, I highly recommend shaving your head. Convenient, easy and oh, so attractive! Drink lots of water and don’t you believe those Chinese doctors who say ice is bad for you! It’s not. Anything that feels that good can’t be bad. Just ask God.
Summer light loving blessings all around!
Sára