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Covenant of the River

The Northern Colorado Covenant of the River, of Fort Collins, CO, has been an active part of the greater Pagan community for over 9 years. We are a family friendly, eclectic group who gathers to explore, exchange knowledge, learn about and further understand our own Spiritual Paths, while finding acceptance within the comfort of an open circle atmosphere. The Northern Colorado Covenant of the River is a place where all with an open heart and mind are welcome. Come out and meet local Pagans, Asatru, Buddhists, Druids, Wiccans, Witches and other practitioners on a Pagan Path. Our activities and topics vary from week to week to support our diversity and also to celebrate the Wheel of the Year. Join us to share ideas and lore, make friends, craft tools and other items, write and perform ritual, participate in lively discussions and to explore the rich and varied practices of the Pagan traditions. This website is a living work of love and will be updated as often as possible, so please check in often to see what we have planned.

"Renew the Rockies - The Magic of Clean Energy"

03/08/2008 6:00 pm
America/Denver

Trees, Water & People (TWP) has been proud to host the great annual Riverboat the Rockies party and fund raiser since 2000, always with the help of wonderful volunteers! This year, we are thrilled to announce that the Riverboat is charting a new course. Renew the Rockies â?? The Magic of Clean Energy will transport guests to an enchanted world of magicians and more! Proceeds will support our Clean Energy Program that will be the catalyst to install a 10 kilowatt solar photovoltaic system on this yearâ??s school, the new Bethke Elementary in Timnath.

Wood Gathering

03/08/2008 1:00 pm
America/Denver

Greetings All!!

To the best of our abilities and in keeping with environmental friendliness, we will be gathering wood today for the Beltane fire. The bundle is traditionally gathered during the spring pruning and left to dry until Beltane. The bundle consists of three sticks from each of nine sacred trees. I expect that we will really be gathering twigs but a tree hunt will be fun. We have a map of City Park with all of its trees listed and from there we might head out into the world to find what we need.

The traditional woods in a Beltane bundle…
birch oak

Ritual Tool Cleansing

03/02/2008 5:30 pm
America/Denver

Cleansing your tools, (in what ever format at whatever time) can be a powerful way of letting go, and moving forward. It can also be a way of releasing the energies built up over time back into the Universe. Join us this evening for a group cleansing as we look forward to the Spring and all her blessings.

This event will be group written and performed. Even if you didn’t get to come to the writing on Thursday, we encourage you to come be a part of the Ritual.

Witches' Balls Craft

04/27/2008 5:30 pm
America/Denver

I heard about this craft from a group of friends, and altered it a little bit. We’ll be taking basic Christmas ornaments (silver or clear balls) and painting them!

This craft was originally a mundane craft, but I’ve decided that we might as well make this something purposeful, so these balls will be blessing balls (or whatever purpose you give it).

I’ll be providing acrylic paints and a number of symbols that you can use, or you can go completely wild and make the ball whatever you want!

Park Cleanup & Full Moon

04/20/2008 5:30 pm
America/Denver

Greetings All!!
We will be gathering at the Landings Park this Sunday for our monthly clean-up. Please bring gloves and wear appropriate clothing/sunscreen/hat etc. Adopting this park was our first venture into community involvement and I hope to keep it as long as we can.

The weather will be warmer and the day longer so we will be sharing our meal at the park. There is enough picnic tables, and a great playground for the kids when they get bored with the grown-up talk. Please bring a dish to share.

The Wildflower Project

04/20/2008 1:00 pm
America/Denver

**Please see Message Board for contact info***

EARTH DAY - The Wildflower Project - Fort Collins
Sunday, April 20th 1-5 pm
We will meet at the Fairbrooke Heights Detention basin at 1
sharp to caravan to the rescue site. We should be back at the
site by around 2:30 to transplant. Please bring water, gloves,
containers for plants and tools that are marked with your name
and phone. Dress for the weather. There are now over 250 plants
to observe as we go into our 8th season. If you know of
possible rescue sites please let me know.

NCRES volunteer opportunity - Earth Day Fair 2008 in Ft. Collins city park

04/20/2008 10:00 am
America/Denver

Sunday, April 20nd from 11am to 6pm NCRES (Northern Colorado Renewable Energy Society) is pleased to once again participate in the annual Earth Day Fair event.

We will once again be “baking with sunshine” in solar ovens (providing our fuel, the sun, decides to cooperate).
We also have a few other display items and “toys” we can set up to help everyone see how easy using solar energy really is. Any ideas on how to make the booth better are ALWAYS appreciated.

Fair admission is free to all who attend.

What you would do as a booth Volunteer:

6th Annual Spring Waterway Cleanup in Loveland

04/19/2008 9:00 am
America/Denver

Who’s for Spring Cleaning??

Here it is.. the Loveland Waterway clean-up information. I have just copied the email I received through our participation last year. I need to know how many people we will be bringing (of course that number is always subject to change), before I contact the organizers of this fine opportunity. So please, check your calendars, and let me know ASAP. Hopefully, we will have the great weather we did last year and then can have lunch afterwards.

See you all soon!!
Blessed Be
Jean Greetings,

I Ching

04/13/2008 5:30 pm
America/Denver

The I Ching is an ancient form of divination, handed down from the Chinese. I’m going to be giving a presentation on the (very) basic history, uses, and methods for using the I Ching. Traditionally, the I Ching is done using yarrow sticks; however, the method I know uses coins, and that’s the easier way.

Statues Ritual

04/06/2008 5:30 pm
America/Denver

I don’t know if you’re like me- I have a statue fetish, in the way that I absolutely love collecting statues and placing them around my house. It occurred to me one night as I was getting ready for bed that my statues all seemed to have distinct personalities and things that they provided me.

Tonight, I’m going to be talking a little bit about this idea, from the Hindus to gargoyles, and leading a ritual to welcome a spirit into any of your statues and/or fetishes that you’d like.

Labyrinth Full Moon Walk

05/19/2008 9:00 pm
America/Denver
Just north of Fort Collins, a beautiful open space at Blue Heron Studios lends itself well to the labyrinth built by Johannah. It is open to the public twenty four seven, three hundred sixty five days a year. For more info and address please go to her website.... http://www.lifeprints... lifeprints

Clean-Up & Clean-Out

05/25/2008 4:00 pm
America/Denver

Greetings All! Last Sunday’s ritual was postponed because of the high winds. Living in Colorado, you have to respect the threat of fire and I feel it necessary to the soul cleansing ritual I want to lead. We took a vote at the gathering, and it was decided we would do it this week instead, hoping for calmer skies.

Before we can hold the Ritual, we need to give our park it’s monthly visit and loving. We will gather there to start, and pick up as much trash as we can find. This gift to the greater community is vital to our Covenant and a usually a really good time.

Weekend BBQ

05/24/2008 3:00 pm
America/Denver

As if we don’t do enough socializing… we are getting together this Saturday afternoon (weather permitting) for a good old fashioned afternoon of BBQ and games. Purely social, the only reason I am making it a an actual gathering is so that I can get a head count for food. Children and well behaved dogs are welcome to join us, but do keep in mind that since I don’t have kids, I don’t have toys. Please RSVP for all the bodies you will bring.

Ritual Self Cleansing

05/18/2008 5:30 pm
America/Denver

Greetings All! As the warm season approaches (slow but evident), many of us engage in some form of Spring cleaning. Some of us will throw open the doors and windows, dust every corner, and welcome the growing season in with loud music and environmentally friendly cleaning products. I am going to be taking a slightly different approach this evening. I want to try cleansing ourselves. No, we will not be taking a group shower or getting in the Poudre Creek. We will be using smoke and chant, maybe some dirt and a self-dedication to our respective paths/faiths.

Earth Mother Ritual

05/11/2008 5:30 pm
America/Denver

Happy Mothers’ Day everybody!

Today is a special day for honoring all mothers, for everything they provide us and everything they do for us. As we planned on the 4th, we’ll be holding a ritual to honor the Earth Mother in whatever form you see her as.

We’ll be meeting at 5:30 for food and gathering, and then at promptly 6:15, we’ll be heading out into the open space behind Jean’s house for the actual ritual, which will be as follows:

1. Welcoming the Elements (North Jean, East Jean, South Oski, West Laura)
2. Invocation of the Earth Mother (Jean)

Macry playing @ The Sweet Spot

05/10/2008 7:30 pm
America/Denver

Next week is Mother’s Day, a day to celebrate and honor all of our mothers. We send flowers, call her on the phone, and generally remind her that we love her and she’s a special person to us all.

Because we, as pagans, tend to believe in some form of a divine mother, we’re going to be gathering tonight to plan out a ritual for honor the sacred Earth Mother.

Come prepared to share ways that you honor the Mother, your beliefs about the Mother, and ideas for a ritual that will be performed next week.

Ritual Planning

05/04/2008 5:30 pm
America/Denver

Next week is Mother’s Day, a day to celebrate and honor all of our mothers. We send flowers, call her on the phone, and generally remind her that we love her and she’s a special person to us all.

Because we, as pagans, tend to believe in some form of a divine mother, we’re going to be gathering tonight to plan out a ritual for honor the sacred Earth Mother.

Come prepared to share ways that you honor the Mother, your beliefs about the Mother, and ideas for a ritual that will be performed next week.

Beltaine Ritual

05/03/2008 1:00 pm
America/Denver

Sorry about the late posting on this; my brain has been scattered!

This year for Beltaine, we’re going to do a semi-untraditional ritual. Beltaine traditionally celebrates fertility in everything around us and ourselves, but as I can’t think of anybody off the top of my head in the group who is actively looking for that blessing from the gods, I decided it would be inappropriate to ask for it and honor it.

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