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TITLE * SilverChalice Wiccan 'Zine #61
May 01, 2018

Silver Chalice Wiccan 'Zine

Paradigm Shift Goes Global
"People Say I'm Too Sensitive"

Summer 2018

May, June, July

SABBATS: Beltaine / May Eve
Midsummer / Litha / Summer Solstice

Editor's Note

Merry Meet & Happy Early Summer! Welcome to the Silver Chalice Wicca 'Zine!

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This Spring has been a true rebirth for me. This year I really got to experience the rebirth and regeneration energy of Spring in a very personal and visceral and profound way, much more than I ever had before.

I've come from the womb, or the chrysalis more specifically, where all the old "me" was pared away — physically in terms of weight and muscle as well as old knots and traumas that were held in the body, and mentally and emotionally in terms of a lot of psychological trauma that I've cleared in a very deep way.

Maybe it also pared me down spiritually; not sure of that yet.

I've spent several years breaking down and transforming myself from the inside out — like the imaginal cells of the caterpillar within the chrysalis, that turn into a formless paste into which new information is given, imprinted, intentioned… which then creates the new creature, a butterfly, from scratch.

So being reborn, I am literally, blissfully re-creating myself from the ground up, choosing new ideas and beliefs, new ways of thinking about life, choosing happiness and well-being… and essentially aligning myself much more with the Life Force than ever.

I've learned so much about the process of good health! — about gut dysbiosis, its epidemic status and its foundation in illness — for virtually every disease we encounter can trace its root origins to the health of the gut — that I could write several books on the subject (and I'm hoping to do online Masterclass webinars to help others heal).

Mostly what I learned was how to programme my body and mind for health, because it was the programming that caused the illness in the first place — as it does every illness.

This has honed my magickal ability to a new level, which I also hope to share through a Masterclass — particularly discovering what the genuine POWER of intention can make possible.

And it's another example of how the worst possible thing that could happen to us can be a gateway into a life greater than we would have dared to imagine.

Sometimes the worst thing that could happen can be the gateway

to a life greater than we dared dream  ©

I am now firmly past the danger point (pretty sure). And I would like to send my thanks and blessings to all of you who sent me prayers and blessings and words of encouragement — they meant so much lot to me and really made me feel better along this very challenging, sometimes excruciating path... and especially to those who send money to help me start the new treatments that are in fact turning my health around and retrieving me from the banks of the River Styx.

My health is still necessarily the primary focus in my life so I'm not sure when I will get to new course creation, and I have much to catch up on and bring up to date the work that I was not able to do well in the past few years. But I'm eager to sharing learned on this incredible journey, and to helping people who are going through similar things and maybe feeling the isolation and despair that it can often cause — I would love to help you know that you are not alone and what seems like a curse just might end up being a great blessing.

Just as in my article on protection from curses, there is much you can do to protect yourself and be well!

Illness can be a powerfully transformative journey. It can change us forever... bring us closer into alignment with our true selves and stronger into resonance with the Divine.

That has certainly been the case in my situation!

One of the things that's changed me is that I don't know if I'll ever be able to keep up the same level of work hours I used to, so we'll see how things play out... a balancing act between my enthusiasm to share all these abilities and my body's need for rest. Wicca-School Smilie Witch © So things might not change too much this year.

But I thank you for sticking with me through this trying and transformative time, and I intend with the Goddess's help to bring the Silver Chalice Wiccan 'Zine back up to the level of quality and content that is my trademark.

And so from this perspective — having immense gratitude and joy in the turning of the season and the return of life — I wish you a very happy Spring!

Blessed be.

With Bright Blessings,

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Table of Contents

Events & Announcements Wiccan Masterclasses
Wicca Students Speak Out Compared to Bible College
What's New on the Site Goddess Awareness Week 2018
Website Highlights Enlightenment, Endarkenment
New Memes, Tips, & Inspirations Feeling the Energy, Honouring the Goddess Within, Magickal Seals, etc.
Ask The Priestess People Tell Me I'm Too Sensitive...
Fave Quotes

The Miracle of a Single Flower

Energy Field Barometer Paradigm Shift Goes Global
Silver Chalice Details  

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Events & Announcements

Wiccan Masterclasses!

Advanced Wiccan, spiritual, and magickal training from world-renowned teacher erin Dragonsong! (That's me. Wicca-School Winking Witch © )

You've been asking, and I've been listening... now that my health is starting to improve, I can begin to create the higher level courses you've been waiting for with this special Masterclass series!

I envision a series of specialised, live online training for...

  • Energy work
  • Magick
  • Self-healing
  • Intuition/psychic skills
  • Living daily as a Witch
  • Connecting with Goddess
  • Other advanced spiritual training

Taking what you've learned in A Year & A Day: 53 Weeks to Becoming a Wiccan to an advanced level, these Magick & Mystery Masterclasses will replace the proposed 2nd year training.

This makes it easy to specialize in those skills that appeal to you with shorter time commitments.

If you'd like to take your Wiccan training to the next level, completing higher degrees, you can take them all: completing all the Masterclasses will allow you to achieve higher certificates.

So if you're committed to your progress as a Wiccan or to your well-being and satisfaction with life, these masterclasses are being designed with you in mind... and there's still time to help me craft the classes to suit your needs.

Let me know what you'd like to see in these special masterclasses.

By filling in this form, you'll receive a very special discount when the courses become available! Wicca-School Smilie Witch © (Note: doesn't matter which courses you mark now, you'll get the discount on any of them, so please let me know which you're most committed to learning... those will be the ones I focus on first.)

I'm so looking forward to working with you on this next level of Wiccan skills and life training! HeartLoveGlow ©

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Wicca Students Speak Out


School for Wicca Beginners ©

Want to hear what our students
are saying about
A Year And A Day:
53 Weeks to Becoming a Wiccan

"I keep thinking the next lesson can’t possibly be better than the last— but I have been wrong so far!"

~ Pat H., USA

"This course is at a college level"

~ Mary S., USA

"I want to say how impressed I am with the quality of this course, it's exceeded my expectations and that was before the supplemental material!"

~ Clinton D., USA

"I went to Bible College and never had the spiritual awakening I’ve had with your class."

~ Melissa D., USA

"I’m really enjoying the deeper sense of meaning in almost everything! I would recommend this course to anyone"

~ Erica W., USA

"I love that this course makes Wicca so accessible and relatable, and the focus is universal spirituality... a unique learning experience"

~ Lisa S., USA

* See What More Students Have to Say... *

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What's New On The Site

 Tiamat: Dragon Goddess Whose Body Is the Earth  © Wicca-

Goddess Awareness Week 2018 moved our focus forward in time from the prehistoric Goddesses we met in Goddess Awareness Week 2017 to the most ancient recorded Goddesses: the Goddesses of ancient Mesopotamia.

The primary Sumer/Babylonian Goddess — Tiamat — in particular.

Two articles on Her are:

Tiamat's Story

I am Tiamat, Dragon-Goddess of the Primordial Cosmos. You may have heard My name, and even some of My story, however distorted it may have been.

Now the time is ripe for the world to hear the full tale, as only I can tell it. . . .


The Dragon Goddess Tiamat

Long, long before the rise of human civilisation as we know it, the Mother was revered (as we saw in Goddess Awareness Week 2017).

We know this to be true, because the most ancient documents ever found tell us about Her. . . .


Also, as background into this ancient Goddesses, and to sort out just what we mean by Sumer, Babylonia, Mesopotamia — and why they're important — check out these supplementary articles that were also part of Goddess Awareness Week 2018...

Ancient Goddesses Gumbo, or, Will the Real Astarte Please Stand Up??

You'll often hear things like "Ishtar is the same as Astarte," and sometimes you'll hear that they're not the same Goddess at all.

Why is that? What's going on with all these ancient Goddesses? Is there really only a handful of Goddesses, who take different names in different cultures and times?

At last, here's the explanation! This article clarifies once and for all why there is so much confusion about the ancient Goddesses. . . .


Ancient Goddess Lands

It helps to understand a bit of the background, so our first article will explain a little about the Ancient Goddess Lands: Mesopotamian Cultures & Religions.

In this article, we'll discover a bit about the "cradle of civilisation" which gives rise to the Goddesses we'll meet this year.

And we'll learn why it was the most critical of times/places for humanity, womankind, and the Goddess Herself! . . . .


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Website Highlights

Spotlighting some of the Wicca Spirituality articles you may not have seen yet!

Spiritual Enlightenment & Wicca

What is spiritual enlightenment? Enlightenment is both a symbolic and a semi-literal term for the liberation of consciousness.

I know, that doesn't sound much clearer . . .

To talk about this liberation, we must first discuss the prison that people ordinarily live within. This prison is so ordinary, we don't even notice it. Like in the movie, The Matrix - we're so involved in living our lives that we don't realize it's all an illusion.

Spiritual enlightenment is your path out of this illusion.

What does it mean to say that the ground beneath your feet, the air you breathe, and your own body are illusions? How can anything so evidently real not be real? . . .


A Witch's Definition Of Enlightenment

It's tricky to frame a definition of enlightenment. It doesn't sit still waiting for a label to be pasted on it. That is to say, enlightenment looks different depending on where you are when you ask the question. All truths are relative.

S0, is there an authoritative definition of such as spiritual state? Or is enlightenment different for everyone?

And what does enlightenment mean to a Witch? . . .


What On Earth Is Endarkenment?

As you probably know, Spiritual enlightenment is the attainment of Divine Light. Well, Spiritual endarkenment is the experience of the Sacred Dark.

While at first glance, endarkenment may seem to be in polar opposition to enlightenment, this is illusion. . .


New Memes, Tips, & Inspirations for Wicca & Spirituality










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Ask The Priestess:

People Tell Me I'm Too Sensitive...

Dear Priestess,

People tell me my whole life I'm too sensitive, I'm too emotional. I can read people's emotions just by looking at them.

The doctors think I'm bipolar but I think it's deeper than that.

I tell myself when I'm angry or frustrated that they are not my emotions, they belong to someone else.

Is being an empath real?


Dear S.W.,

Being an empath is definitely real — in fact, all humans both emit and receive emotional information continuously, whether or not we can see each other or sense the emotions.

Empaths are highly sensitive receivers, that's all.

That might not be all that's going on, if you've got bipolar or other psychological issues, but I bet it's contributing to your challenges!

The first thing that an empathic person needs to do is learn to distinguish what is and isn't your own emotions. Generally what we feel from others will trigger similar feelings from deep in ourselves, so this can be very interwoven, and our own emotional work needs to be done as we go through this process.

If you haven't read the section on my site about being a "Modern Shaman" you might want to do so... it has a lot of info about being a highly sensitive person and help on what to do.

Sending you Blessings!

With Bright Blessings,

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Fave Quotes

"If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change."

~ Siddhartha Buddha

"The one who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The one who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been before."

~ Albert Einstein

"Stop wasting time playing a role or concept. Instead, learn to actualize yourself — your potential."

~ Bruce Lee

"Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway."

~ Earl Nightingale

"Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground."

~ Theodore Roosevelt

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Energy-Field Barometer

Paradigm Shift Goes Global

An ongoing issue these days (as explained in previous Silver Chalice Wiccan 'Zines) is the experience of flip-flopping between the Old Paradigm and the New Paradigm. It's almost like being flapjacks, turning over and over in the pan whenever one side gets too hot...

One minute we're thinking and acting out of higher consciousness, responding with love and compassion and peace... and the next minute — without warning! — we're stuck back in ego-mode, reacting with anxiety and anger and despair (or whatever our typical ego-emotions tend to be). 😜

The good news is... It seems we're moving out of that seesaw swing, and becoming more grounded bit by bit in the New Paradigm, as we each do our practices and our inner work.

The better good news is... We've done enough work individually by now that the flip-flopping is not just happening on a personal level... but a global one! (Good on us!! Wicca-School Smilie Witch © )

Flip-Flopping between Paradigms — Expanding the Frying Pan

The world is schizophrenically split between those who are functioning in the Old Paradigm — unintelligent and/or unenlightened — and people who are functioning at the New Paradigm level — educated, intelligent, intuitive, and/or enlightened.

That is to say, a whole lot of people are still stuck in ignorance, but a lot of people have moved up and are moving up into various stages of enlightenment / higher consciousness. (My intuition says we're getting close to 30% New Paradigmers.)

You can see this schism playing out so obviously now in governments and societies, flipping from the old fear-and-lies based ego mode to the new love-and-truth based spiritual mode, back and forth, as different groups and different consciousnesses take the lead (or get the airplay).

Watch for this! Being aware of the underlying currents of transition makes this whole global circus more understandable and easier to bear. Wicca-School Winking Witch ©

Of course we all wish we could make the quantum leap to the New Paradigm, and take the whole world along with us, but this is an evolutionary process. That means it has to evolve gradually... at least until we hit the tipping point and can make a quantum leap forward.

And like all changes that we make as we grow, it's often two steps forward, one step back.

However, we certainly have the ability to affect this shift and its speed.

Unequalled Power

All human beings have the power to affect our mutual reality, as hundreds of experiments with random number generators have proven.

Here's the thing: the Old Paradigm folks have FAR less power to affect the world than the New Paradigm folks, because the New Paradigm folks are more coherent (literally increased brain wave alignment), more mentally trained, and/or more spiritually astute. We have the capacity and often the skills to direct reality more effectively.

1   Sceptics scoff because they have a religion of Newtonian materialism that they are highly committed to, and their dogma insists that these things aren't possible.

But all it means when someone says "that's not possible" or "that's not real" is that they don't believe it's possible, so it's not real in their perception.

For anyone with a different belief and a different choice and a different perception, it's undeniably real.

In fact, it has been proven in hundreds of rigorous, duplicated, scientific experiments (to the tune of 50 thousand to 1 odds against it being mere coincidence).

It has passed the tests of science, so anyone denying it this point is merely choosing to close their eyes to fact in favor of how they want the world to be.

It has been proven that intention changes reality, that intention can go backwards and forwards in time to change events, and that meditation (by people of high coherence in particular) reduces war, accidents, violence, crime, misery of all kinds. 1

If we used that power, all of us together, we could shift the whole world far beyond the power of the Old Paradigmers to resist! We could uplift the planet, including the Old Paradigmers, before they knew what happened. Wicca-School Winking Witch ©

We are each contributing to that in any given minute, by our choices of whether or not to...
  • "hook up" with Spirit
  • ground & centre
  • meditate
  • take a deep breath and relax
  • develop heart-brain coherence
  • say "grace" over our food and water
  • continually bless everything: people, animals, plants, Earth, ourselves...
  • use our powers of attention, intention, visualisation, etc. to programme our experiences
  • do magick or ritual
  • celebrate, be happy and kind
  • do our inner work daily in whatever form (Reflection, dream work, EFT, counselling, affirmations...)

Because as we do our work and our practices, and as we contribute this energy to the planetary field, we are changing the planet. If we want to save the planet this is the only way we can do it.

I've said this many times before but it's something that goes against our common senses, our physical senses, so we need to keep remembering and keep reminding ourselves:.

Every thought we think and
every feeling we indulge in emotionally
affects the whole world...
and we have the POWER to change reality
by our thoughts, feelings, attention, and intention!

And remember, we know that can call in help, too. We don't have to grind through it at the mere tortoise-like human pace of change. Angels and Goddesses and other Beings of Light are already assisting, and the more we ask for their help, the more they can help us!

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I'd love to hear what's happening for you! Please let me know.

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