Welcome fellow seekers to this edition of Spirit Of the Sycamore's newsletter. A collaboration of the elders, clergy and members of our tribe. Sometimes, we have entries from others within the Pagan community here too. If you would like to have something of yours featured, please let us know! We accept newsletter submissions at the email address:

newsletter [at] spiritofthesycamore [dot] org

any time.

If you missed the previous Sycamore Spirit newsletter you can still see it here: Sycamore Spirit Newsletter #17.

The Little People By Aisling Na Réaltaí

Our tradition sister Aisling Na Réaltaí submitted a wonderful article on The Little People for the newsletter since last publication in July. It was beautifully formatted with pictures and fine fonts but in PDF format which, unfortunately, did not convert well for inclusion in our website and email programs for the newsletter. However, I have made a copy available on our Google Drive for those who would like to see it in its original form. Please see the following link. - Cianaodh Óg, Editor

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B8et0SN6C20DSTBrTzdWYWtFR1U

 

 

Prayer & Blessing Requests

We occasionally receive requests throughout the month for prayers and blessings as members of our tribe and extended spiritual family struggle through the challenges of life as well as share in their triumphs and new journeys on their paths. Here, we ask that you add a candle to your altar or otherwise send energies to the following people who have requested prayers and blessings:

We've received no prayer requests since the last newsletter was published. Blessed Be!

UPCOMING EVENTS:

TOSS = Tribe Of the Standing Stones hosted events
MWC = Mystic Willow Coven hosted events
SOS = Spirit Of the Sycamore tradition events

TOSS - Harvest Moon Esbat – Saturday, September 9th

Our apologies, but Esbats are open to Initiated Clergy, Spouses and Candidates ONLY as these are the times we do our personal magickal workings and hold temple business meetings. Temple Of the Standing Stones is a Skyclad group which means our esbat rituals are conducted Skyclad. If you are a visiting tradition clergy member from another group, please plan accordingly. If you are not sure what that means, please get in touch with us for an explanation as there are rules of etiquette involved. An article will be posted soon detailing Skyclad Ritual Etiquette. All others, please feel free to attend our next open gathering.

SOS Mabon Officiated By Tribe Of the Standing Stones – Saturday,  September 16th 5PM to 8PM at Arlington UU - 2001 California Lane, Arlington, TX 76015

Come celebrate Mabon with Spirit of the Sycamore. All faiths and ages are welcome to join us in celebration of the Fall Equinox. Tribe Of the Standing Stones will be officiating this harvest celebration in an Americana styled eclectic ritual which invites cooperation and sharing between the many cultural paths which make up our history and community. Please bring a dish to share for potluck dinner (think, Thanksgiving themed fare) after ritual and prepare to enjoy some good conversation and banter with the tribe.

Please RSVP and join us! https://www.meetup.com/SpiritoftheSycamoreTradition/events/242357164/

SOS - New Moon Ritual & Gods & Goddesses – Saturday,  October 21st 5PM to 9PM at Arlington UU - 2001 California Lane, Arlington, TX 76015

Welcome and Blessed Be!

This is part class and ritual kind of day.  We will be going over what Spirit of the Sycamore Tradition practices and basic 101 items in this 12 month course.

This meetings topic will be:  Living In Harmony & Balance with the world.

We will meet on the Saturday near the New Moon for magic and learning.

Please RSVP and join us! https://www.meetup.com/SpiritoftheSycamoreTradition/events/236619210/

 

SOS Samhain Officiated By Mystic Willow Coven – Saturday, October 28th 5PM to 8PM at Arlington UU - 2001 California Lane, Arlington, TX 76015

Details and event links will be announced soon but please mark your calendars for this fun filled celebration. The time and place are set!

 


 

Please be sure to watch our Meetup GroupFacebook page and website calendar, (Spirit Of the Sycamore Tradition Calendar) as more open events are planned.

If you would like to help support our efforts please consider donating at one of our gathering where donation jars are always available or you may use the Chip In feature on Meetup:

Donate To Spirit Of the Sycamore: https://secure.meetup.com/SpiritoftheSycamoreTradition/contribute/

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May the kindred bless and keep you,

The Tribe of Spirit Of the Sycamore