From its inception Spheres Of Light has had a strong connection to the mysteries of Avalon. Our Dark Moon Circle is known as the Inner Realm of Ynys Witrin. Ynys Witrin was the ancient Celtic name for the Tor at Glastonbury, it means the 'Isle of Glass' or the 'Isle of Seeing' and legend has it that it was the entrance to the Otherworlds. This Isle of Seeing also acts as a mirror, which enables seekers to look deep within their soul, and see their true reflection.
The Dark Moon circle is a group of like-minded people who come together with the understanding that there is strength in numbers and any organization is only as strong as its weakest link. Most of all, it is a "group mind". Ideally, we are a group of people who have worked hard to achieve rapport so that the focus and flow of every ritual comes naturally to the entire group.
The Dark Moon circle provides a platform for sharing craft-related experiences, working together to raise energy for magic, group meditations, spiritual growth, and enlightenment. The Dark Moon circle is a journey where we learn to walk between the worlds at will. We learn to face our shadow self and in the process find healing and spiritual progression for ourselves.
The Dark Moon Circle is a place for people who have their personal problems under control or who are earnestly working through them. We are not a support group and we are not equipped to handle on-going personal problems. While we can be supportive of members going through a crisis, personal problems are ultimately the responsibility of the individual and their issues should not be disruptive to our members and circle activities.
** Please also read the information on our Member Information page particularly the Statement of Ethics and Circle Etiquette.
The Shaman's Journey
Each member of the Dark Moon Circle embarks on the "Shaman's Journey". This is a journey where we learn to face our shadow self and in the process find healing for ourselves. We learn to connect to our ancestors and underworld guides and we incorporate various shamanic techniques to assist us to bring about change in our lives and also to add power to our rituals. The Shaman's Journey is a program that assists us to connect and live in harmony with nature and with the seasons and cycles of life.
Membership to the Inner Realm of Ynys Witrin is by invitation only. To become a member of the Dark Moon Group you will be required to:
- regularly attend full moon circles for at least 12 months
- demonstrate a high level of commitment and dedication to the circle's activities
- ensure that you are able to fit in with the existing members of the Dark Moon group
Once your membership has been accepted you will be required to:
- regularly attend full moon circles and dark moon circles (attendance of dark moon circles only is not an option)
- eventually write and host at least one of the open full moon circles or sabbat rituals each year