Want to learn more about Wicca/Pagan beliefs and metaphysical interests? Or just hang out with other like minded people? Then join the Enlightened Circle for Witch's Night. Please fill out the form below if you would like to attend.
Date: March 20, 2014
Place: Glenwood Springs, CO
We will be getting together for Ostara the Spring Equinox. We will be holding a ritual to honor the start of Spring. Might even have an egg hunt like we
did last year if the weather permits. Please bring an appetizer and your own drinks. Kids welcome to this event.
Must be 17 to attend or be accompanied by an adult. Witch's Night will be held once to twice a month. Please note that this event is for open minded people of any faith but it is a "pagan" event. For people who are uncomfortable with pagan idea's being shared this may not be something you want to attend. No pets or alcohol please.
Who Are We?
We are a Group…..
Of individuals who share the same views and ideas but respect each other
That does not follow one certain path but embraces all traditions
That is not dominating and allows freedom of thought and ideas
That always has free will and judgment
That supports our members in times of emotional distress, sadness, or any need without fear of judgment or rejection
That allows continuous growth in a person’s own spiritual journey
That embraces diversity and change
Of individuals who take responsibility for our actions
Of magical people who also honor spirituality
That is sensitive to others within the group regarding their belief system and spirituality
Our members must be free spirits, open minded, kind hearted, respectful and nonjudgmental
Our members must be loving and caring towards others and ourselves
Some of our events are kid friendly and other events are adult oriented
Even though we are serious, we still know how to have a good time
You must be 17 years of age in order to attend Witches’ Night or be accompanied by an adult.
There will be absolutely no underage drinking at any of our events
If alcohol is present, everyone will wait until after any ritual or discussion to have any
Facebook will be for the sharing of information only.
All decisions will be made in person at Witches’ Night events only
If there is an issue with one of our members, it will be dealt with right then and there at the Witches’ Night event that is happening
You must attend at least 50% of Witches’ Night events in order to have a vote in any decision that will affect Enlightened Circle
You must be in attendance at the current Witches’ Night in order to host, help pick the location, and date for the next event
You will become a full member of Enlightened Circle once you have been attending Witches’ Nights for a year and a day
You must attend at least 50% of Enlightened Circle events in order to become a full member
You may not host an event until you become a full member
Until you become a full member you will be learning through observation and you may not enter a ritual circle
You must RSVP for events so that we can plan on your participation. If after committing to an event you can’t make it, you must call the person who is hosting the event to let them know you are not going to make it.
You must bring food to share, if you plan on eating at an event
Pets will not be allowed at any Enlightened Circle event (camping trips and other
outdoor events were pets are allowed are excluded)
Events will begin no later than 30 minutes after the scheduled start time. If you arrive late, you will have to watch the ritual from outside the circle.
Witches’ Night Discussion Topics:
What have you learned since the last Witches’ Night?
What spells or other magical work are you working on?
Express gratitude for something. It can be anything.
Be prepared to give an offering to the Goddess and God.
The person holding the talking stick does the speaking. Everyone else does the listening until it is their turn. If someone wants to comment on what is being said, the speaker will acknowledge the listener who has a raised hand.
July 13, 2012
Our first Witch's Night went great! Thank you to everyone who showed up. We had a lot to talk about and there was some good information shared. Our next Witch's Night will be on Friday August 17th at 7:00pm on the New Moon. You can look forward to New Moon information being shared and we will be cleansing the store. The group also decided that this one will be pot luck. If you have any questions feel free to call the store, 970-309-8416 or email us email@example.com. Hope to see more new faces!
August 17, 2012
Our second Witch’s Night saw a double of people who attended! We had another good talk on many different topics while we enjoyed the treats that were brought. I showed the group how to perform a cleansing in the store. Our next Withch’s Night will be on Saturday September 22 at 7:00pm on the Fall Equinox. You can look forward to Fall Equinox information being shared. The pot luck went over well so the next one will be pot luck as well. If you have any questions feel free to stop by the store, call us at 970-309-8416 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to see more new faces again!
September 22, 2012-Mabon
Our third Witch's Night saw more new faces. As we enjoyed the treats everyone brought we talked about meditation to free will. There were some important topics talked about that affects everyone, not just Pagans. I did a simple spell to honor Mabon and it feels more like Autumn already.
Our next Witch's Night will be held at one of our member’s homes. I will post directions soon. This will be a Halloween bonfire party and all are welcome! This will be pot luck again and if you are over 21 you may bring alcohol. And don't forget to dress up! You can wear your ritual robes to a Frankenstein costume. This event will start at 6:00pm.
If you have any questions feel free to stop by the store, call us at 970-309-8416 or email us at email@example.com. We look forward to seeing you there!
October 27, 2012-Samhain/Halloween Bonfire
Our 4th Witch's Night was a lot of fun and we had double the amount of people come. We enjoyed the great food everyone made and each others company. The bonfire was nice to stand around and enjoy the outdoors. We did a spell to welcome the Witch's New Year by doing a burning to get rid of anything bad in our lives.
Our Next Witch's Night will be held at the store again. Because it's so close to Thanksgiving we will be playing a game to remember what we are thankful for, along with talking about any metaphysical interests. It will be pot luck and don't forget to bring your own drinks. It will start at 6:00pm.
Our Witch's Night in December may be held at Stephanie and Matt's home again. They would like to host a sit down dinner for Yule. This would be a fun event for all. Will post more after the next Witch's Night.
If you have any questions feel free to stop by the store, call us at 970-309-8416 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing more new faces!
November 17, 2012
Our 5th Witch's Night saw more new people and it's always great to have more new ideas being shared. We talked about different traditions, elemental spirits that live in your home to 2012 issues. It was great to see such a good turn out.
Our next Witch's Night will be held in New castle again. It will be on Yule and we will be having a sit down dinner. Please bring a side dish and drinks. There will be a secret gift exchange and full Yule ritual. It starts at 5:00pm(ish). Please see information above for full details as there as some requests from the hosts.
If you have any questions feel free to stop by the store, call us at 970-309-8416 or email us at email@example.com. We look forward to seeing you there!
December 21, 2012
Our 6th Witch's Night, on Yule, was held in New Castle again. We had a sit down dinner and all enjoyed the good food that was fixed. It was a great way to celebrate the Yule Night. We had even more new people come. Kristin perfromed a full Yule Ritual and there was a secret gift exchange. The night was enjoyed by all.
Our next Witch's Night will be held at our new location and we will be cleansing the store. It will be a good time to break in the new location and enjoy the benefits of moving to a larger store (that has a bathroom!).
If you have any questions feel free to stop by the store, call us at 970-309-8416 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing at the next Witch's Night!
January 19, 2013
The first Witch's Night of the New Year went great. We had people standing in the store so many new people came. This one was very different than the rest. The group wants to start doing more "event" type of gatherings. We talked about having open circles to helping pick up trash along the rivers. There will even be a name for the group picked at the next Witch's Night! Everyone also wanted to meet more than once a month so there will be more Witch's Night to look forward to.
For next Witch's Night you can look forward to another ritual performed by one of the memebers.
February 2, 2013
For Imbolc we had a ritual outside. All enjoyed the coven style ritual that was performed. The Witch's Night group picked a name and will now be known as Enlightened Circle. We also did some energy and meditation work. All enjoyed this and you can look forward to more such work at Witch's Night. Plus everyone enjoyed the food and drinks.
Next Witch's Night will be held on the new moon. This will be at one of the membrer's homes and she has offered the use of the hot tub. For the New Moon will will be doing more energy work and meditation work.
February 10, 2013
The New Moon Witch's Night was a very relaxing night. We enjoyed sitting in a hot tub talking. Great way to relax and enjoy the night. No spell work was performed this night but it was a great way to recharge our batteries. Donnie and I have not felt this relaxed in a long time.
Next Witch's Night will be held on the Full Moon. We will be meeting at the store then going over to the Hot Springs Pool for an evening to enjoy the full moon in the Pool's healing waters.
February 25, 2013
Enlightened circle enjoyed another relaxing night. The healing waters of the Hot Springs pool were a great place for the group to perform healing energy work. And when the full moon came up we did more energy work for wisdom from the Goddess. All enjoyed the night out.
The next Witch's Night will be here at the store. We will be sharing our favorite New Moon spells. We will also be talking about future events including an interview with the Glenwood Newspaper.
March 20, 2013 Ostara
What a great Witch's Night in New Castle! We had an egg hunt, which most of us haven't done since we were kids. April and Kelley with the Glenwood Newspaper came out to interview the group and take pictures. The article will be out in a month. And we had a Ostara ritual. What a fun night!
The next Witch's Night will be at Donnie and Kristin's home here in Glewnood Springs. You can look forward to pizza and drinks. We will be doing more energy work and talking about other events for the summer.
April 6, 2013
We meet at Donnie and Kristin's home for pizza Witch's Night. It was a relaxing night of socializing and making plans for events in the summer. We talked about the upcoming Earth Day event to a camping trip this summer. There will be lots of fun and community events this summer.
The Next Witch's Night we will be meeting at Donnie and Kristin's house then going out to pick up trash along the Roaring Fork River. Afterwards there will be a BBQ at one of the local parks.
April 21, 2013 Earth Day
For Earth Day Enlightened Circle met to help clean up Mother Earth. What better way to show what being a pagan is all about than to help out the environment. The group picked up trash along the Rio Grande trail that runs south of Glenwood Springs. They city of Glenwood Springs donated trash bags to our cause and we were thanked by many bike riders along the way. It was a great work out that left everyone feeling good about helping out.
The next Witch's Night will be held on Beltane in Basalt. There will be a full ritual and a maze to enjoy. Please see above for full details.
May 1, 2013 Beltane
Enlightened circle met in Basalt at a member's home for Beltane. We talked and enjoyed appetizers before the ritual. Even with the snow the ritual fires kept it warm in the circle. We performed an outside ritual with two ritual fires to welcome Beltane. We blessed seeds to plant in our garden and danced around the bonfires. There was even a maze in the front yard.
Our next Witch's Night for everyone will be on May 25th at Veltus Park. This will be an outside ritual and open to the public to come watch. Come join us for an evening in the park.
May 11, 2013 Woman's Empowerment
The ladies of Enlightened Circle met for a woman's only gathering. We discussed what the sacred feminine is and how it started. We also talked about what makes a strong, confident woman and how that affects each of us personally. From laughing to tears each of us had a special night. There will be more of these gathering! Keep checking our web site to see when they will be held.
May 25, 2013 Full Moon
What a great night! We had one of the largest turn outs we've ever had. We celebrated Witch's Night at Veltus Park in Glenwood Springs. All enjoyed talking before the ceremony at dusk. It was great to have nice enough weather to practice outside. The lilac's are in bloom and you could smell them from the ritual circle plus the grass was cooling under your bare feet. We honored the Mother Goddess that night and all felt energized after the ritual. Our next ritual will be for Litha.
June 21, 2012 Litha
We celebrated Litha by starting out the evening with dedication ceremonies. All who participated enjoyed the special ceremony. Once it was dark we went to the fairy ring we made to honor the fairies. Most of us were able to see them at some point that night and enjoyed thier company. We had a great BBQ and I thank everyone who brought food for us to all share. For the month of July the group is so busy that we are waiting till Aug. 1st for our next celebration.
August 1, 2013 Lughnassadh
We meet for Lughnassadh to celebrate the first harvest holiay. The weather was perfect and we enjoyed the food that everyone brought. To celebrate the holiday we each told something we were thankful for. It was a relaxing evening!
September 22, 2013 Mabon
We meet to celebrate Mabon, or the Fall Equinox. When the day and night are equal length. We all enjoyed a nice ritual and celebrated with a home cooked dinner including Cornish game hens, mash potatoes and squash casserole and finished with homemade apple pie. It was a nice evening enjoyed everyone's company, despite all the rain.
October 31, 2013 Halloween
We meet to celebrate Halloween one of my personal favorite holidays. We dressed up in Halloween costumes again this year but this time we had a full ritual lead by two of the members of Enlightened Circle. We enjoyed the "treats" everyone brought and good company after the ritual.
Because I was unable to join this Witch's Night the group got together just to visit and enjoy each other's company.
December 21, 2013 Yule
This is our 2nd Yule celebration and with the success of the last year's event we had another sit down dinner. We had a wonderful outside Yule ritual then came in for a good meal. After dinner we had a gift exchange and talk about what we are grateful for. It was a good evening for all.
January 11, 2014
We started out the new year with a meeting to decide the direction for Enlightened Circle in 2014. Some great suggestions were made and it will be an exciting year filled with changes and new events to attend. Thank you to everyone who was able to make it to this event!
February 2, 2014
We had a beautiful Imbolc night in Basalt. We had a small ritual for Imbolc outside in the cold weather but with the fire it was warm. After we had a BBQ and good discussion as usual. We even had the super bowl game on for anyone who wanted to watch.
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