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CTC meets weekly on Sunday afternoons, 1:30-3:30 at Eno River UU Fellowship for Learning Circles. Learning Circles are workshops where we share, teach and learn from one another. Topics vary but are related to Wicca, Paganism and other alternative spiritual beliefs. All Learning Circles are held in room 7 of the CARE building unless otherwise posted on site at ERUUF or listed in the Newsletter or here on the Web.


Current Learning Circles:



January 18: Meeting the Goddesses: Aphrodite Facilitated by Cynthia Campbell. During this series we will go beyond the archetypes of Maiden, Mother, and Crone to meet individual godesses of various cultures, look at the history of each, and learn (to the best of available knowledge) how each was actually worshipped by her first followers. Today we will focus on Aphrodite, Greek goddess of love, beauty, and desire.


January 25: Open Discussion (Winter Quest)



Imbolc. February 1: No Learning Circle. Join CTC for Imbolc. Facilitated by Lance. For more information, click on Wheel of the Year Celebrations above.


February 8: Creating Sacred Space I: Casting Circle Facilitated by Dick. Being an examination of some of the forms of invoking the metaphor of the directions and elements; casting the circle and invoking the Divine. Part I: Casting Circle and warding the space.


February 15: Living the Greek Myth Facilitated by Sharon. We will look at 4 responses to our childhood environment through the stories of the Greek gods. It is my belief that these were teaching tools, much like the parables of Jesus and that we can learn much about ourselves when we see our own lives through the lens of mythology. We will ask ourselves, "Am I my mother's child or my fahters?" I am my father's daughter, a real Daddy's girl--like Athena, my adult identity thus far sprang fully formed from my father's ideals--just as Athena sprang full grown from Zeus's head. Let's explore what the Greeks have to say to us in these myths for modern times.


February 22: Creating Sacred Space II: Directions & Elements Facilitated by Dick. Being an examination of some of the forms of invoking the metaphor of the directions and elements; casting the circle and invoking the Divine. Part II: Calling the Directions and Elements.


February 29: Magikal Musik Facilitated by Amy. From the ancients to the moderns, music has been used in spiritual work. From chants in rituals to drum circles around fires, connecting to the divine by music is as old as the goddess.


March 7: Creating Sacred Space III: Invoking the Divine Facilitated by Dick. Being an examination of some of the forms of invoking the metaphor of the directions and elements; casting the circle and invoking the Divine.

March 14: Central North Carolina Pagan Leadership Conference hosted by CTC at ERUFF no regularly scheduled learning circle.


March 21: No Learning Circle today. Join CTC for Ostara. Facilitated by Sharon. For more information, click on Wheel of the Year above.


March 28: Administrivia Let your voice be heard! What subjects would you like CTC to delve into? What do you desire to teach? The place to share what you want to see taught, what you want to teach, and how the circle is celebrated.


April 4: Astrology Facilitated by Sharon.


April 11: Making Magickal Tools What's a witch without a broom? Well, pout no more. We'll gather together to discuss broom bolklore and uses of different ttypes of woods as we assemble our own small brooms from responsibily harvested materials. Materials will be provied, but you can bring your own if you prefer.


April 18: Open Discussion (Spring Quest weekend) Celebrate with Pagans from near and far! For more information about this wonderfully magical weekend, check out the Carolina Spirit Quest webpage at http://www.carolinaspiritquest.org


April 25: Traditions of Beltane Jumping the fire; Dancing śround the May Pole. We do them each Beltane, but what do they mean? And are there lesser known traditions to one of the most famous of Pagan Holidays?


May 2: No Learning Circle Join CTC to celebrate Beltane. Facilitated by Amy. For more details, click on Wheel of the Year Celebrations above.


May 9: Herbal Propagation Facilitated by Tamia.


May 16: Solitary Esbats Facilitated by Eliza


May 23: Tarot Explorations: Minor Suites I Facilitated by Lance.


May 30: Hands on Healing Facilitated by Dick.


June 6: Palmistry Facilitated by Rachel.


June 13: Administrivia Let your voice be heard! What subjects would you like CTC to delve into? What do you desire to teach? The place to share what you want to see taught, what you want to teach, and how the circle is celebrated.


June 22: No Learning Circle today. Join CTC for Midsummer. For more information, click on "Wheel of the Year Celebrations" above.


June 27: Red Moon Facilitated by Amy (GA)


July 4: Independence Day Picnic


July 11: TBA


July 18: TBA


July 25: Tarot Explorations: Minor Suites II Facilitated by Lance.


August 1: No Learning Circle today. Join CTC for Lammas. Facilitated by Tamia.


August 8: TBA


August 15: TBA


August 22: TBA


August 29: Pagamism & Politics Facilitated by Amy.


September 5: TBA


Saturday, September 12: TBA


September 19: No Learning Circle. Join CTC for Mabon. For more information, click on "Wheel of the Year Celebrations" above


September 26: Administrivia Let your voice be heard! What subjects would you like CTC to delve into? What do you desire to teach? The place to share what you want to see taught, what you want to teach, and how the circle is celebrated.


October 3: TBA


October 10: Zoo trip


October 17: TBA


October 24: Animal Totems Facilitated by Amy.


October 31: No Learning Circle. Join CTC for Samhain. Click on Wheel of the Year above for more details.


November 7: TBA


November 14: TBA


November 21: TBA


November 28: TBA


December 5: TBA


December 12: TBA


December 19: Yule


December 26: TBA


January 2, 2005: Administrivia Let your voice be heard! What subjects would you like CTC to delve into? What do you desire to teach? The place to share what you want to see taught, what you want to teach, and how the circle is celebrated.



Past Learning Circles This Year:


Email: dickmerritt@mindspring.com