Open Sabbats

We offer Open Sabbats all year long for the public.  These events are every six weeks on the Saturday evening closest to the actual date of the Sabbat.  They are child friendly and open to newbies, friends and family of the students.  The Rituals are typically outside in our stone Circle with feasting afterward.  They are generally potluck events with singing and drumming around the fire later.

We request a $5 donation for each adult at the Open Sabbats; this helps to defray costs at the Coven House. Our group typically provides the main dish for events, in addition to paper plates, napkins, plastic ware, cups, drinks and toilet paper, so contributions are immediately recycled for this sort of public use. This donation is especially important at Sabbats because some events can get 30+ attendees.

Pagan Pride Day

Garden of the Crescent Moon is honored to sponsor Pagan Pride Day in Kalispell every year. The Pagan Pride Project is an international event held annually in the Fall in cities around the world to celebrate the second harvest festival (the Autumnal Equinox: Mabon) and to educate the public about alternative spiritual belief systems. We typically put on a small festival-type event with educational workshops, vendors, divinatory readers (Tarot, runes, palmistry, etc.) with several different rituals occurring throughout the day. The event is also a Charity Food Drive for the local Food Bank, so please bring nonperishable food items to donate; every contribution is greatly appreciated!

High Priestess Gwen Gardner is the Local Coordinator for the Pagan Pride Project in Montana and is the Regional Coordinator for Montana, Idaho, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and Nebraska. Please contact her for more information or for details about vending or teaching at the event.
Summerfest

We would like to begin this event, but it has been placed on hiatus as we have not found a venue in our area that will accommodate all night drumming.

Summerfest was an event we traveled to in the Billings area for many years.  Lady Nytewind graciously accepted our offer to continue her work after her retirement, so we will be organizing this for the future. 
Summerfest is an alchemical Fire Circle Event.  The Ritual Circle typically starts at 11 p.m. each night of this three-night festival and goes until dawn with drumming and dancing, and chanting and singing in the Circle in order to induce a trance state where transformational work can be accomplished. 
Typically, Workshops are held in the afternoon, Portals to experience and Installations to learn from as well as a Talent Show and a Lughnasadh Ritual as part of the weekend, since it is held close to that Sabbat, around August 1.  
 

Women's Goddess Circle

We are offering a Women's Goddess Circle starting Fall/Winter of 2018. The focus will be as a group choosing a Goddess through the Goddess Oracle deck or whatever manner we pick, to research and then meditate on, build Altars to, communicate with, Invoke, learn from, give offerings to, create arts for or about, write poetry, music or stories about, etc. The time frame for each Goddess might be about a month or so and then we will meet again and maybe do a Circle for Her or just share what we all have done, learned, experienced, etc. This will be an ongoing Circle with no experience necessary. All Women age 18 and above may join. 


Classes offered by the Garden of the Crescent Moon

We teach First, Second and Third Degree classes in Witchcraft, and we follow the Correllian Tradition in addition to incorporating material from our own training in the Fellowship of the Elder Path.
Some material is drawn from the Woolston-Steen Theological Seminary where Gwen is studying for her Master's Degree in Interfaith Ministry. 

Study Group for Ceremonial Magick

We sponsor a study group in Ceremonial Magick for those who are interested in learning where many of the ideas, concepts and structures of modern Wiccan circles originated from. Ceremonial Magick in its variety of forms is the basis for much of what we practice in our own Wiccan circles. This knowledge can be valuable for students who wish to learn about additional magickal concepts and rituals as they progress further in their studies.  This group has been put on hiatus due to lack of interest at this time. 

Other Classes

We occasionally offer other classes and workshops, such as those exploring the mythology of the Norse, Hindu, Egyptian, Celtic, Greek and Roman pantheons. We offer Introductory classes for Herbalism, Stones and Crystals, Tarot and the Runes. These are offered several times throughout the year. 

Please see our Classes page to learn more

Costs

Currently, we ask $240 the year for the Degree classes, with $60 due up front and $20 a month until paid. One may also choose to pay in full at any time.

The “elective” classes and workshops are typically $40 for 8 weeks at one hour a week.

For the Degree classes we can arrange work-exchange if someone genuinely can’t afford the cost of courses. Because there are a number of “hidden costs” associated with teaching classes, which can sometimes be as large as 10 people at a time, our fees are in place to cover these standard incidentals. We believe it is important for the student to “exchange” something for the knowledge they are receiving; this keeps the flow of energy balanced between instructor and student. 

No one is refused for lack of funds; please inquire about work-trade exchanges if you are in need.

Payment can be made by hitting the "Donate" button at the top right of this page.

To request more information on prerequisites for classes, please contact us through our Contact page.