Events Coil: Oct. 12 - Nov. 30
As far as we know, all events we list are open functions; but some may be limited to women or to adults. Please check the websites for group policies. If no country is given, the event is in the USA. All times are local. Events lasting more than 1 day are bolded. When listing events for the same date, we have tried to list those occurring first, taking into account time zone differences. If there is a difference between our listings and the listings on the web page linked to, assume their web page is correct, as it may have changed since we listed from it. The next Events Coil is planned for mid-November and will include events listed here that haven't yet happened, plus new events through the end of December. If you have an event you want listed, please leave info a comment. See the end of this Coil for what info we need for listings.
We note one very interesting "coincidence"(?) in our calendar this month: On Oct. 31, "Samhain Drumming" will be taking place at the Jefferson Memorial in Washington DC at the about same time as a "Ritual Magical Action: Dance for Life and Regime Change" in San Francisco.
updated 10/20, 10/29
Oct. 12, 11 a.m. Goddess Service honoring Chicometcoatl, with guest priestess Elivia Melodey, Goddess Temple of Orange County, Irvine CA
Oct. 14, 7 p.m. Full Moon on the Mountain, Montreal Reclaiming, Montreal CANADA
Oct. 14, 7 p.m. Full Moon Drumming with Melinda Rodriguez, Goddess Temple of Orange County, Irvine CA
Oct. 14, gather 7 p.m., ritual 7:30 p.m. Full Moon Ritual, Temple of Goddess Spirituaity Dedicated to Sekhmet, Indian Springs NV
Oct. 15, 7-9 p.m. Practices of the Great Wisdom Mother with Lama Tsultrim Allione, Womens Well, Concord MA
Oct. 17-19, Hallows Gathering, Re-formed Congregation of the Goddess, Wisconsin Dells, WI
Oct. 17, 7 p.m. Goddess Cosmologies with Max Dashu, AB Tech, Asheville NC
Oct. 20, 7 p.m. Exploring the Body of the Mother with Virginia Anderson, Ph.D, Center for the Divine Feminine, Palo Alto CA
Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m. Woman Shaman with Max Dashu, Guilford College, Greensboro NC
Oct. 24, 7 p.m. Woman Shaman with Max Dashu, AB Tech, Asheville NC
Oct. 24, marketplace opens 6:30, ritual begins 7:30 p.m. 25th Annual Womyn's Ritual and Spiral Dance, Daughters of the Goddess, San Francisco CA
Oct. 25, 7 p.m. The Old Goddess and her night-flying witches with Max Dashu, AB Tech, Asheville NC
Oct. 25, arrive 7:15-7:30 p.m., Samhain Ancestors Ritual, Moonfire, Arlington VA
Oct. 25, 7 p.m. Crone Encounter Ritual, Circle of Aradia (Dianic), Sherman Oaks CA
Oct. 26, time tba, Halloween/Samhain, Connect DC, Washington DC
Oct. 26, 11 a.m., Goddess Service honoring Yama-Na-Shinbo, with guest priestess Jeanne Michele, Goddess Temple of Orange County, Irvine CA
Oct. 28, time tba, New Moon Song and Drum Circle, Montreal Reclaiming, Montreal CANADA
Oct. 28, 7 p.m. New Moon Women's Mysteries, Temple of Goddess Spirituality Dedicated to Sekhmet, Indian Springs NV
Oct. 28, 7 p.m. New Moon Drumming, Goddess Temple of Orange County, Irvine CA
Oct 31-Nov. 2 Los Dias de los Muertos, National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institute, New York, NY and Washington DC
Oct. 31-Nov. 2, Samhain Festival, Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserves, Mt. Horeb/Barneveld WI
Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m. Samhain Ceremony, Glastonbury Goddess Temple, Glastonbury ENGLAND
Oct. 31, time tba, Samhain Ritual, Montreal Reclaiming, Montreal CANADA
Oct. 31, 8 p.m.-Midnight, Samhain Drumming, Jefferson Memorial, Washington DC
Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m. Ritual Magical Action: Dance for Life and Regime Change with Starhawk, Vicki Noble, Max Dashu, Kressy Keefer et al., San Francisco CA
Oct. 31, gather 7 p.m., ritual 7:30 p.m., Samhain, Temple of Goddess Spirituality Dedicated to Sekhmet, Indian Springs NV
Nov. 1, 5 p.m., Beltane/High Spring, Akkadamie PaGaian Cosmology, Blue Mountains AUSTRALIA
Nov. 1, gather 5:30 p.m., ritual 6 p.m. Samhain: Celebration of the Ancestors, Becoming DC, Upper Marlboro MD
Nov. 1, 7 p.m. Samhain, Temple of the Sacred Arts, Germantown MD
Nov. 1, doors open 6 p.m., ritual starts 7:30 p.m., 29th Annual Spiral Dance (Reclaiming) San Francisco CA
Nov. 1, gather 6 p.m., ritual 7 p.m. "Hallows" with the Abbey of Avalon, Goddess Temple of Orange County, Irvine CA
Nov. 1, 7 p.m. 13th Annual Festival of the Bones with Luisah Teish, et. al, Oakland CA
Nov. 2, time tba, Procession Dia de los Muertos, Mission District, San Francisco CA
Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m. Opening Ceremony for new Goddess Hall, Glastonbury Goddess Temple, Glastonbury ENGLAND
Nov. 2, 11 a.m. Goddess Service. "Vows to the Goddess Isis" with Temple Member Raven. Goddess Temple of Orange County, Irvine CA
Nov. 3, 7 p.m. MamaCoAtl: Mexican Day of the Dead, Center for the Divine Feminine, Palo Alto CA
Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m. The Craft Connection, Goddess Temple of Orange County, Irvine CA
Nov. 7-9, Faith and Feminism Conference with keynote by Carol Christ Ph.D, other events with Jan Alredge-Clanton Ph.D, Rev. Shiloh McCloud, Elizabeth Ursic, China Galland, Pastor Stacy Boorn, Joseph Subbiondo, Anna Yang, Mary Strufert, Karen Tate, Wanda Deifelt,Ph. D., Beatrice Morris, Judith Dancer, and Gabrielle Schroeder Ph. D., HerChurch at Ebenezer Lutheran Church San Francisco CA
Nov. 8, 1p.m.-5 p.m. Women's Holistic Healing Fair, Goddess Temple of Orange County, Irvine CA
Nov. 9, 11 a.m.Goddess Service honoring White Painted Women with Dr. Miluna Fausch speaking on "Giving Yourself Permission to Grieve and Heal, " Goddess Temple of Orange County, Irvine CA
Nov. 12, 7 p.m. Full Moon Drumming in Thanksgiving with Candy Eaton, Goddess Temple of Orange County, Irvine CA
Nov. 13 gather 7 p.m., ritual 7:30 p.m. Full Moon Ritual, Goddess Temple Dedicated to Sekhmet, Indian Springs NV
Nov. 16, 11 a.m. Goddess Service honoring Selket with guest priestess Miranda Rondeau, frame drummer and chanter, and her circle of Remembrance, Goddess Temple of Orange County, Irvine CA
Nov. 17, 7 p.m. China Galland speaks about her journey from Eastern goddesses, to Mary, to a wider engagement with her own American culture, Center for the Divine Feminine, Palo Alto CA
Nov. 21, 1:30 p.m. Female Rebels and Mavericks: Special Lesbian edition for Lavender Seniors, with Max Dashu, Oakland CA
Nov. 22, 7 p.m. Rebel Shamans-Expanded Version: Indigenous Women Confront Empire with Max Dashu, Berkeley CA
Nov. 23, 11 a.m., Goddess Service honoring Spes with guest priestess Lyena Strelkoff, followed by Roman/Italian Thanksgiving Feast, Goddess Temple of Orange County, Irvine CA
Nov. 25, 7 p.m. New Moon Drumming, Goddess Temple of Orange County, Irvine CA
Nov. 26, 7 p.m. Annual Orphans Thanksgiving, Goddess Temple of Orange County, Irvine CA
Nov. 27, time tba, New Moon Song and Drum Circle, Montreal Reclaiming, Montreal CANADA
Nov. 28, 2-4 p.m. New Moon Healing, Glastonbury Goddess Temple, Glastonbury ENGLAND
Nov. 28, 7 p.m. New Moon Women's Mysteries, Goddess Temple Dedicated to Sekhmet, Indian Springs NV
Nov. 30, 11 a.m. Goddess Service honoring T'ien Hau with guest priestess Kathe Schaaf, Goddess Temple of Orange County, Irvine CA
Canberra, 10 a.m.most Saturday mornings, Meditation. The Goddess Shrine, Temple of Lunation Magick
Perth (White Gum Valley): Mondays, 17:30, Chalice Ceremony, Daughters of Ishtar.
Sudbury: 1st Friday (Sept.-June) 7:30 p.m., Sudbury Women's Circle.
Hamilton: Saturdays, 4-6 p.m. Open Classes ; gather 6:30-7 p.m. Open Circles , Hamilton Temple, Wiccan Church of Canada.
Glastonbury, England, ongoing, Priestess/Priest of Avalon Training Program, both in Glastonbury (Avalon) and by correspondence, Glastonbury Goddess Temple.
Soderhamn, Mondays, 7-9 p.m., meditation prayer, conversation, Gudinne Templet.
Arlington VA: 3rd Sunday of month, time tba, ritual Moonfire.
Canton CT: Sundays, 10:30 a.m. Services, Women's Temple: In Her Name
Geyersville CA: Sunday Services 2-4 p.m. Temple of Isis
Houston TX: Sundays, 10 a.m. Magdalene Community, Rothko Chapel; 1st &3rd Fridays at Noon, Group studying Gospel of Mary, Brigid's Place, Christ Church Cathedral.
Irvine CA: Sunday Services: 1st Service at 9:30 a.m. inward, meditative; 2nd service at 11 a.m., dancing, drumming, singing; see dates for guest speakers. Goddess Temple of Orange County,
San Francisco CA: Wednesdays, Christian Goddess Rosary, Ebenezer Lutheran Church; 1st Fridays, evenings at various locations, Woman's Spirituality group.
San Francisco CA: New Moon and Full Moon observances, Maa Batakali Cultural Mission.
St. Sandy UT: second Saturday of each month, 4:30 p.m., Isis Devotionals, Iseum of Muth/Lyceum of Auset and Heru em Aakhuti
Washington DC: 2nd Sunday of month; gather Noon, ritual 12:15 p.m. , National Arboretum, Becoming DC.
West Concord MA: 1st Monday, 7-9 p.m. Women's Circles; other ongoing groups include Demeter & Persephone's Circle for mothers and daughters; Council of Mother Bears; Menopause As Spiritual Journey; Menarche, for mothers and Daughter, at Women's Well.
We'll be happy to add your Goddess and spiritual feminist events (and those you know about that are open to the public) no matter where in the world they are. Leave a comment with your event, giving: Name of event, sponsoring organization (if any), town, date, time (if known), and, required: url of website where person can get more info (no pdf pages). (Do NOT give street addresses, phone numbers or email addresses. People should go to the website to get that info.) We plan to publish an Events Coil every month.