from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
n. An ancient English meeting, especially a representative meeting of the freemen of a shire.
n. Law A hypothetical case argued by law students as an exercise.
v. transitive To bring up as a subject for discussion or debate.
Wiccan Moot is a meeting place of Wiccans and Pagans and friends of
the earth–based religious movement. It is a place to socialize and a place to
meet friendly and like–minded folk.
But it is much more than that:
We meet the fourth Wednesday of every month
from 8pm until 10pm
at The Kingston Community House*
99 York St. Kingston, Ontario, K7K 1P9
Sabbat Ritual Celebration Eight of our twelve meetings a year follow this format
|8:00 to 8:15||Meet and Greet.
Settle in, take your shoes off.
|8:15 to 8:30||Overview of circle ettiquette.
Description for newcomers the basic format of the ritual.
|8:30 to 9:15||Sabbat ritual celebration. Casting circle, calling quarters, invoking the
Lord and Lady. Description of the purpose; poetry and story reading.
|9:15 to 10:00||Hands on activity, craft or working.
A Sabbat themed traditional activity.
|10:00 to 10:20||Cakes and Ale. Devocation of Lord and Lady.
Dismissal of quarters and opening of the circle.
Discussion, Study, Learning Four of our twelve meetings a year follow this format
|8:00 to 8:15||Meet and Greet.
Tea and snacks are provided.
|8:15 to 9:00||Short presentation of the Main Theme.
On theme discussion, sharing and questions.
|9:00 to 9:30||A practical component.
Divination, ritual technique, mediation, poems and stories, or other practical focus of the month.
|9:30 to 10:00||Open discussion and socializing.
Continued discussion of the Main Theme.
At Wiccan Moot we celebrate the 8 Sabbats.
|Samhain||October 31||Major Sabbat, Cross Quarter, The Goddess is now in the underworld after following the God. The boundaries have dissolved so the non–living and the living my cross into each other’s worlds.|
|Yule||December 20‑23||Minor Sabbat, Quarter, The Wheel turns once more and the Goddess at Yule is with child. We celebrate the fact that the dark half of the year relinquishes to the light half of the year.|
|Imbolg||February 1‑2||Major Sabbat, Cross Quarter, We are celebrating new life, an awakening and the growth of the returning light, “The Sun.”|
|Ostara||March 20‑22||Minor Sabbat, Quarter, On this Sabbat we are celebrating the renewed union of the God and Goddess. This seed will bring with it growth, birth and bounty.|
|Beltaine||May 1||Major Sabbat, Cross Quarter, At this time of conception, the Maiden Goddess has reached her fullness, she is the manifestation of growth.|
|Litha||June 21||Minor Sabbat, Quarter, We celebrate the Sun God, his warmth, energy and strength. The bonfires represent the Sun at its peak.|
|Lughnasadh||August 1||Major Sabbat, Cross Quarter, This is the time to celebrate the First Harvest of: fruit, grain and corn. A ritual cutting of the first grain is celebrated and items made from the grains.|
|Mabon||September 21‑23||Minor Sabbat, Quarter, The Sun God’s strengh is starting to wane, nights begin to get longer and days become shorter with the air crisp and cool.|
At four Moots in a year, between the months of Sabbat Celebrations, we host open topic discussions, hold Q&A sessions, and take requests about topics of interest.
There is parking along 99 York Street. Come in the main front red doors. The livingroom is on the main floor, second door on the left. If you're uncertain, ask about the Kingston Environmentalist Study Group.
You must be 19 years of age or older to participate in this event.
It is our goal to serve the community to the best of our ability. However, there are laws which prohibit teaching alternative religious values to minors.
We sincerely apologize if this inconveniences a young seeker.
Please send any inquiries to
* Our membership with The Kingston Community House is under the group name: Kingston
Environmentalist Study Group. And our stated description is:
“We are a small group who are looking for a quiet intimate environment where we can get together once a month to engage in lively discussion about the books we are reading, across a wide variety of topics from environmentalism, ecology, to natural living.”
We trust this description of our goals is suitable not only for our use of The Kingston Community House, but also for your use in protecting the privacy you deserve should you find yourself needing to explain to anyone where you go one Wednesday evening a month.