SoNGS is the Steading that owns and operates Squirrelly productions. Our Seeker level courses are free and open to the public. Often, it is better to learn through discussion groups. We will be having two circles a month dedicated to helping our Seekers by providing basic information common to many Pagan traditions, including ethics, the occult, Pagan principles and Pagan beliefs. Click on the SoNGS tab in the menu for more information.
Who are Those Furry Rodents?
No we aren't nuts! Squirrelly Productions is the public arm of the Shadows of Nature Guardian Steading (SoNGS). The group serves the community by hosting a number of Pagan events throughout the year, both public and by invitation. The events are grouped into social get-togethers, religious celebrations (sabats, esbats), educational; opportunities and field trips. The Steading members are not of the same path, thus we are not a coven. Pagans of all paths are invited to attend our public events, get to know us, and if you are interested in joining us, invest the time required to go through our educational material.
THE MEANING OF VOLCANOES IN DREAMS
The subject of volcanoes came up in a recent Squirrelly Dream Dabbling session. A volcanic eruption figured prominently in a dream one of the participants had.
The Squirrel in Pagan Mythology
The squirrel teaches people there aren’t any obstacles that can’t be surmounted, and to balance life. Any problem or threat can be overcome by going into a higher place of the mind and forming a plan of action. Its aspects are gathering, preparedness and activity. Its cycle of power is year around and peaks in autumn. It symbolizes problem solving, resourcefulness, storing for the future, planning ahead, balance in giving and receiving, playfulness, warning, discovery, change and getting rid of what isn’t needed, be it objects and/or negative emotions, memory and beliefs.
THE SQUIRREL: Ancient Pagan Symbol of Gathering and Activity
The squirrel's lessons are that there are no insurmountable objects and to balance life. She's the subject of legend and an autumn symbol, gathering food for winter.
More than 200 species of squirrels are native to all continents except Australia and Antarctica. The largest is the Indian Giant Squirrel... (Learn more at Elemental Magick)
Want to be a Squirrelly Volunteer?
If you would like to be part of the fastest growing Pagan organization in Northeast Washington, contact us! The more volunteers we have, the more and better rituals we can produce!
Squirrelly is one of the most active Pagan groups in the Spokane area. We perform a number of rituals, a Witches Ball, multiple social gatherings and field trips throughout the year. All of our events are family-friendly. To see what we are doing in the near future, click on the Meetup Page Button
OUR PUBLIC & BY-INVITATION RITUALS
Burning Man is our Springtime rite, where we say goodbye to our wintry spirits and friends and welcome back the sun. The event includes our wishing willow, a Maypole dance and of course, the Burning Man!
Our Remembrance ceremony honors our ancestors and those recently departed, including our familiars and pets. It is a very touching ceremony which includes a dumb supper.
Our social events are the best way to get to know us and for us to get to know you! Our social activities are a great way to make friendships with like-minded people!
Throughout the year, we will be meeting at various venues in order to construct some of the tools of the craft, from wands to amulets, solar and lunar calendars, Lord and Lady candles and candles holders, etc. Making your own tools instills them with your own energy. Watch the calendar for dates and times. We will try to estimates costs of materials for you each month.
Our dreams are full of symbolism and emotions that are often difficult to interpret. Every fourth Sunday at 11:00 a.m. Squirrelly meets at Reboot Cafe, 501 Thor Street, to interpret dreams. If you wish, write down one of your dreams and the emotions you felt while dreaming and we will help you interpret it. Or just come in and enjoy the company of fellow pagans and great coffee! Seating is limited to 12 people. Reboot features shade-grown, organic coffee, free WiFi and friendly baristas.
Pagan Pizza is a family-friendly discussion group that happens four times a year on a Saturday evening at the Five Mile Round Table Pizza. Squirrelly picks a topic to get the conversation started and then the discussion goes where the participants decide to take it! Come have a pizza or salad (or both!) and enjoy some time with like-minded people.
Four times a year Squirrelly returns to Reboot Cafe on a Sunday morning to discuss topics of general interest to the Pagan community. Topics are generally picked from what is trending on the Pagan blogosphere, but as Pagans are notorious for not being able to stay on topic, you never know where the conversation will lead! It is a lot of fun, and the coffee is great.
After a one-year hiatus, our Witches Ball is back! The 2016 Ball will be at the Spokane Women's Club and will be themed THE WILD HUNT! The masquerade will feature a free fox trot lesson, dinner, games and dancing. Seating is limited, so buy your tickets early!
Is there a more festive time of the year than the end of December? At our Yule party we thank our volunteers and supporters for their work the previous year and announce our plans for the coming year. By invitation only!
OUT AND ABOUT
The out and about days are times when some or all of the Squirrelly members participate in non-Squirrelly events. Events are always more fun if you go with a group, so here are places that you might find Squirrelly members to hang out with.
Deer Park Plant Sale
The Deer Park Gardening Club offers a selection of plants that actually grown in our climate (unlike some nurseries!). The prices are the best around too. If you are looking for tomato, pepper or other plants for your garden, this is a good first stop. It is best to get there early in the morning, then go to a local greenhouse to buy what you couldn't find at the plant sale. If you are hungry, the Salty dog has real good food (Halibut and cod flown in fresh from Alaska is highly recommended!), Angry Orchard hard cider and Guiness, both on tap and great ambiance.
Hayden Farmer's Market
Open on Saturday mornings, the farmer's market in Hayden, Idaho is the best place in the area to buy potted herbs. If you are planning an herb garden or planning on extending the one you have, this is a must stop.
The annual Chataqua in Chewelah celebrates the old mountain man rendezvous. There is beer garden with nearly continuous entertainment, lots of food, and craft booths. It is the first town fair of the season.
Green Bluff Cherry and Blueberry Picking
When the cherries and blueberries are ready, we'll be going the Abundance Farm, then maybe stop by Harvest House for lunch or Bodacious Berries, Fruits and Brews or maybe to Hierophant Meadery to relax.
Northwest Renaissance Festival
The Northwest renaissance Festival in Tum Tum is a fun, only mildly commercialized event during two weekends in July. There are great re-enactments, games and music, all put on by locals. In the past, we have drunk the White Stag out of Guiness while singing along with the troubadours. Wear a costume if you have one, but be sure to peace tie your weapons!
Spokane Highland Games
Highland games are only part of this great festival! There is dancing, bagpipes, multiple craft booths and booths of the various Scottish clans, plus a beer garden of course!
Peach Picking at Greenbluff
Our favorite spot is 11 Acre Farm. This is the best vegetable grower on Greenbluff in our opinion.
Apple Picking at Greenbluff
Some Squirrelly members have been doing this sojourn for more than 20 years! Around the beginning of October, we go to Hidden Acres on Greenbluff to pick apples and pumpkins. Then sometimes we go across the street and listen to music while relaxing with a brew or two (or three of four).
THE ANCIENT SQUIRREL
PAGAN EVENTS BY SQUIRRELLY PRODUCTIONS
Squirrelly Productions is a group of Spokane Area pagans that have banded together to host rituals emphasizing creativity, authenticity, and a sense of divine mirth. Our parent organization, SoNGS helps our members grow along their chosen path. The on-line Seeker curriculum is free to all (though we wouldn't mind a small donation!). Contact us to request the Seeker Book.