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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 10 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.

Muscial Circle/Chants and a Fire

07/22/2007 5:30 pm
America/Denver

Here are the directions to the Chant event due to road closure.
From 287 going south, go past 57th to 50th, make a left, and follow that road to Monroe go left; to 57th go right, then left on Mossycup ct.
This road is apt to be closed for sometime so use this route event for future events at 5808 Mossycup ct.
Sorry for the inconvenience.

Join us around the fire; where we will sing some chants and play along with musical instruments. Please feel free to bring any instruments you may have. There will also be a lecture on chants and why they are performed.
BB Kelly

Park Clean-up & Discussion on Tools

07/15/2007 5:30 pm
America/Denver

Come join us in cleaning up our community park, a vital part of giving back and helping the Earth.

We will also be having a discussion on ritual tools- why we use them, when we use them, and how we use them. Because we all come from different paths, and because we’re all very individual, everything we do is different, and the tools we use are therefore different. Come share your knowledge with us, and learn from those who have different knowledge!

We also request that you bring a dish or dessert for the potluck meal we will share.

Letters on the River Ritual

07/08/2007 5:30 pm
America/Denver

We have found the perfect location for Letters on the River.
It’s at Sleepy Hollow Park, 21 and 7/10 miles from hwy 287 and hwy 34, west of Loveland up the Big Thompson Canyon. The park is off to the left of the road look for the big NCCR sign.
This park has picnic tables, BBQ pits, trees for shade, fishing and easy access.

Independence Day Celebration

07/01/2007 5:30 pm
America/Denver

When we, as pagans, talk about the history of our paths, the conversation quickly turns to Europe. But what of our history here on American soil? From the American Indians and their worship of the Great Spirit to the American Governmant allowing the Pentacle on a solider’s grave, American Paganism has a great history. We have marched for our rights, fought schools for inclusion and petioned the military for religous leave. Lewis and Clark participated in American Indian rituals in order to gain approval from the natives. The Salem Witch Trials marred the history of America.

Totems: Lecture and Discussion

08/26/2007 5:30 pm
America/Denver

The venue for today’s meetup has been changed to the park. Our gracious hosts, the Gardeners, may or may not have returned to town by the time we start so to make things easier we’ll just meet at the park. Don’t forget to bring bug spray!

Denver Pagan stores field trip

08/19/2007 10:00 am
America/Denver

Join the group and spend an afternoon wandering around a few of Denver’s pagan stores and enjoy lunch at the Bump and Grind cafe a nearby pagan friendly restaurant. Located at 439 E. 17th ave at Pennslyvannia. Phone is 303-861-4841. Entrees range from $8 to $9 dollars. Carpooling will be available for those who want it, just let Martin and Kelly know in advance.
We are meeting at Martin and Kelly’s home no later than 10:00 am on the 19th and will be leaving for Denver no later than 10:20 am.
Here are the details.

Park clean-up and craft

08/12/2007 5:30 pm
America/Denver

Many traditions send prayers to the Great Spirit in a great many ways. This day we will be sending ours through a park clean-up and in the construction of Prayer Sticks. All materials will be provided (minus the prayer, of course). Our participation in the care-taking of a green space is a group prayer for society at large to recognize their involvement in the Earth, and we as a group take it upon ourselves to care where others may not. The Prayer Sticks are borne of an Native American tradition of handing worries over to the Great Spirit.

Lughnasadh Ritual

08/05/2007 3:00 pm
America/Denver

According to Irish mythology, the god Lugh set down this festival to honor his foster mother, Tailtiu, who cleared the land of Ireland so it could be planted and died from the task. It was celebrated by huge fairs that would last for weeks in the larger towns of Ireland where people would gather to sell their wares, party, and make legal arrangements. Agriculturally, it was the beginning of the first harvest and people would go out to pick wildberries.

Join us as we celebrate our own version of this festival! We’ll have feasting, a druid-style ritual, and an all-around good time.

Berry Picking

08/04/2007 7:00 am
America/Denver

We’ll be heading to Berry Patch Farms in Brighton for some Lughnasadh berry picking and flea-market visiting.

Crystals, Gems, Minerals

09/30/2007 5:30 pm
America/Denver

We will discuss the magickal properties of Crystals, Gems, Minerals.

(detailed description to come)

Full Moon

09/26/2007
America/Denver

Under the Harvest Moon, we celebrate season with gourds, orange candles and remembering the blessings the autumn has brought us-

Mabon

09/23/2007 5:30 pm
America/Denver

**Original text follows update… We will be holding this Autumnal Honoring Ritual and Sumbel (sp?) at our adopted park in Fort Collins- If you need carpooling or directions please contact one of the organizers- Please dress for the weather, if it rains we are covered but I am not bringing any form of heat source- We will eating AFTER Ritual so be prepared for that as well- I look forward to seeing all of you there**

The nights are crisp and the days
just a bit too warm still- we mourn the passing
of the Summer but welcome the rest of

Songspells and Poetry

09/16/2007 5:30 pm
America/Denver

Many ancient societies believed that poets held special magic and power over all other people, including their kings and rulers. What a poet had to say about a person would be remembered forever, ensuring their reputation.

Music, song, and poetry hold no less impact over us today. Join us as we explore some of the ways music is involved in our daily life, magical life, and spiritual life, followed by a small songspell done “Laura-style.”

As always, we will be child-friendly and holding a potluck, so please bring a dish to share with the group. Hope to see you then!

Front Range Pagan Pride Day

09/15/2007
America/Denver

One of the largest pagan gatherings in Colorado. Takes place at Cheesman Park in Denver, and will have vendors and a Mabon ritual.

Make Musical Instruments

09/09/2007 5:30 pm
America/Denver

What fun this will be. Join us for an evening of crafting some musical instruments to keep. There will be several choices and all the materials will be provided to build the instruments.

There will be 5 for the kids to make and 21 for the adults. The materials for this craft came to $50.00.
Materials are limited to 21 people, so hurry and RSVR soon.

As usual bring a dish to share at the potluck.

Samhain Ritual

10/31/2007 5:30 pm
America/Denver

Samhain is a time of endings and beginnings. Take some time in the days before Samhain to quietly reflect on your past year. Consider the passings and arrivals, lessons learned and opportunities lost through in-action or incorrect action. Evaluate these thoughts and decide which aspects of your life you wish to do a way with, to have those thoughts and circumstances end. Write these on a card. Then think about the year to come. Think about what you want to and what you can create from a blank slate; projects to begin, loved ones to forgive, good habits to start, old habits to end.

Corn maze

10/28/2007 3:30 pm
America/Denver

Greetings All!! Let’s meet at Anderson Farms in Erie at 3:30 for their Fall Festival! It’s an ongoing thing for their fall season and is ten dollars for adults… Looks like they have a lot going on, and some good options for little folks.

6728 WCR 3 1/4
Erie, CO 80516

303-702-1844

Hope this works for everybody!!

BB Jean

Witches' Ball

10/27/2007 7:00 pm
America/Denver

Saturday, October 27th, 2007
Highlands Masonic Center
3550 Federal Boulevard
Denver, CO
(at 35th and Federal - West Entrance)
7 pm until midnight
Adults $13, Couples $25,
Children 6 to 12 $6, Children under 6 are free.

Wear your finest costumery!
(costumes optional)

Full Moon Guided Meditation

10/26/2007 6:30 pm
America/Denver

Greetings All!! I am in the habit of honoring the Goddess when her most recognizable symbol grows full in the sky and would like to extend an invitation to all to come walk thru the park and join me in a guided meditation under Her wondrous light.

This will be a slight walk, and a mostly guided (by me) meditation as the moon rises. As such I would ask that you wear warm clothing that you can get dirty, comfortable shoes and if you like (or need) a lantern/flashlight/torch of some sort.

Full Moon

10/26/2007
America/Denver

The Hunter in us all can use the energy of the Blood Moon to seek out new quests on our paths- use the coming winter to gather new skills and knowledge-

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