Founded in 1998, Concentric Circles is an annual, all-day event where OLOTEAS invites other regional Pagan groups to present workshops and rituals. Originally celebrated at Yule, then at Mabon for many years, we now hold Concentric Circles in February.
Groups that present at Concentric Circles are either open to the public or occasionally take new members and/or offer instruction. Concentric Circles in a wonderful opportunity to sample the Pagan possibilities in our broader Washington community!
Thank you! to the 2017 Concentric Circles presenters:
Aquarian Tabernacle Church
The Aquarian Tabernacle Church is an international organization of Wiccan Covens, Churches, and supporting organizations. We are a facilitating body that helps local Wiccan and Pagan groups around the world have access to big church resources. We organize and facilitate WiccanSeminary.edu and SpiralScouts.org to name a few. We also host Spring Mysteries Festival, which is a continuation of the ancient Greek rites of Eleusis from 3000 years ago. The Aquarian Tabernacle Church is world-renowned for this work and is considered the only formal religious organization to take up the work from the ancient masters. The Mother Church, world headquarters are in Index, WA. We invite you to join us at public events on the first and third Saturday of the month. atcwicca.org
Circle of Coll
The Circle of Coll works with Druidry as a spiritual way and practice. It fills the desire to be fully creative in our lives, to commune deeply with the world of Nature, and to gain access to a source of profound wisdom. circleofcoll.org
Emerald Grove (formerly Greenwood Grove), currently meets in Shoreline, WA, on quarters and crosses. It was founded over 30 years ago as part of the Reformed Druids of North America, and is one of the few Zen RDNA groves ever to exist. By invitation: contact EGPreceptor (at) gmail.com
Growing Up Pagan
Growing Up Pagan is a fifteen-minute class at the end of each OLOTEAS Kids’ Class that is created and taught by a group of young adults in the community who were raised Pagan themselves. Our goal is to give young Pagan kids an opportunity to learn about Pagan faith from other people who grew up in the OLOTEAS community.
After spending 21 years of her life growing up in rural Kentucky, Holly has spent the last 4 years teaching and providing skills for living in a conservative Christian community of the rural South. With an associate’s degree in world religions and anthropology and as a polyamorous, Pagan, LGBT woman herself, Holly provides advice and resources for people encountering difficulties in these environments both actively and passively. She imparts both academic and anecdotal evidence to illustrate the entire situation.
Illustris is a Seattle-based group dedicated to performing inclusive, accessible, public ritual for the local community. Our rituals are crafted from what participants literally and energetically bring, facilitated into a co-creation that is unique to each rite. This allows for adaptation to the needs of participants, energies, and fluctuating surroundings of any given assembly. Our rituals are conducted clothed, smoke-free, scent-reduced or scent-free, and with a nonbinary-mindfulness to offer a supportive, participatory environment for a broad spectrum of people with many traditions, abilities, and experience levels. Come as you are. www.facebook.com/illustrisPagan
Sean Ciall Sword Circle
The Sean Ciall practiced by the Seattle Sean Ciall community in the 21st century is not the Sean Ciall of ancient Scotland, Ireland, and Man, nor is it the Sean Ciall that immigrated to the Americas during the Highland Clearances and Potato Famine. We honor our heritage, but we are not enslaved by it. “Sean Ciall” is, literally, the “Old Way,” but it is also the new, as change is the very nature of magick, and truly ancient magicks are no more or less valuable than ancient techniques of surgery. seanciall.org
Spectrum Grove is a group of self-empowered individuals living a magical lifestyle in the Sylvan Tradition. We bridge dichotomy, create our reality, and live by this motto: Know Thyself. Spectrum Grove welcomes individuals who are keen to manage their energy and live powerfully through a variety of mystical, psychological, and common-sense modalities. We hold covenant with deities of antiquity and modern times. We develop ourselves physically and metaphysically with the goal of increased growth, diversity, and choice. spectrumgrove.com
Women of the Goddess Circle
The Women of the Goddess Circle is a feminist Pagan community of women in the Dianic tradition of Wicca. We mark the eight Sabbats of the year in ritual with like-minded adult women. We welcome newcomers of all ages, races, levels of experience, sexual orientations, and post-op transwomen. We have no hierarchy, no badges or ranks, although we recognize different levels of experience. wwww.wotg.doodlekit.com