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The Circle of the Dragon's Crystal Unfolding
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Age Range/Type: Adult
Located in: Orlando, Florida
Key Contact: Nyt
Spiritual Path: Unfolding Wicca/ Wysardan
Status: Established Group
Community Support: Open Circles... Teaching Available
Group Overview: Founded in 2001, The Circle of the Dragon's Crystal-Unfolding (more commonly called just "the Unfolding Path" is based on the Draconian Path of Wicca/Wysardn.
The Draconian Path is itself an amalgam of Welsh Celtic, Celtic Traditonal Wicca and Wysardn Colleges, founded in 1986 by progenitor Lord Ash who brought Wysardn teachings from Europe and melded it with the workings of his Floridian coven. Wysardry is a survival of the druids of Britain who fled the Isle of Mona and spread throughout Europe during the three Burning Times.
At the essence of our path is belief in the Dragon, an ancient Celtic term for the All-That-Is. We do not see this as an actual dragon, nor do we worship "dragon gods" but instead as the living, breathing, sentient Power of the Universal All, which is both contained in us and of which we are a part. The Dragon is the grass on which you trod, the computer screen before you, a star shining light on planets far beyond your grasp, the heartbeat of our own living Earth and a child crying in Somalia. All is one and one is a shard of the All, ever merging and evolving within Itself.
Perhaps the seed of the idea of calling the All "Dragon" is that dragons are mystical, larger than life beings of power, who guard hidden secrets - the treasures of our inner selves.
Crystal-Unfolding is a concept from the ancient word-magick of wysardry, which sees our destinies as a crystal growing perfectly. "Similar-yet-different" and each perfect to the task of who we are at the moment in becoming ourselves.
Although our roots are in the main, Welsh/Celtic, "Unfoldings" are not required to worship any particular pantheon. Our main facets of deity, below the Dragon Itself are seen as Goddess and God, with those faceted into four main faces of each: Maiden/Mother/Matron/Crone and Lover/Father/Warrior/Hunter.
We follow the Rede, however with such a large base in wysardn teachings, most Unfoldings consider themselves "witches" rather than "Wiccan", and as with our progenitor tradition, we find we are evolving toward
something that is not strictly "Wiccan" in nature.
Personal responsibility is seen as essential. Responsibility being defined as "the ability to respond". Keep in mind, however that to maintain balance (and sanity) as a person, one can only respond to a limited number of situations at a time. Self-responsibility also includes the student's need to direct the course of their own learning, asking for what is needed.
Balance is seen as an imperative as well. While we have grown from the Draconian insistence on balancing the ladder of study, our ideal is to be neither White nor Black, Light nor Dark, but the Grey of understanding, equality and the ability to see both sides of a matter. Light is an aspiration, an ideal to reach for, while Darkness is that inside which if brought to balance can become one's greatest strength. In staying to the Grey, we allow ourselves to nurture the Rainbow of possibility that shines from our growing facets of perfect becoming.
While our worship tends to be more Apollonian than Dionysian, there is room for both forms of expressions. Our magic has much that is ceremonial at its core and our teaching focus has a strong scholarly bent.
We are presently located in Orlando and Southern Colorado
We do host various events and classes through "Crystal Unfolding", both within the tradition and the outside greater pagan community. Please check our website or contact us for more information.
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