What does 'Kindlers of the Sacred Rhythm' mean?

Sacred. We believe there is that which is sacred in the Universe, whether you call it the Divine, the First Cause, God, Goddess, or Fido. We tend to call it Spirit. Our foremost goal is for our members to realize and achieve connection with Spirit.

Rhythm. There is a fundamental rhyhm that enlivens Spirit and us all. The very molecules, atoms and quarks that make up the Universe vibrate to this rhythm. So do we, when the cacophony of mundane concerns aren't distracting us or preventing us from hearing it. Through ritual and intense ecstatic experience we break free of everyday distraction, so we may re-open our ears and our hearts to the rhythm of Spirit.

Kindlers. Reconnecting to our natural rhythm, our natural affinity with Spirit is re-established. Our authentic self is re-awakened. Our intention is re-focused. Our passion for living is re-kindled.

Kindlers. So nice we have to say it twice. Emphasis on the plural this time. We come together to share our ideas and experiences, to foster our mutual connection with Spirit, to explore and rekindle our passions, and to celebrate community with others of like belief and experience.

If you are interested in learning more about Kindlers of the Sacred Rhythm, please contact us.

All kindling needs a spark.

Namaste.

Types of Participation / Our Organizational Structure

Dare we say it? - titles

What? Duke, Duchess, Viscount, Princess, Earl, King, Your Royal Maj...? I don't think so. Maybe Lord and Lady, but that's because we believe we are all God and Goddess, but that's another page...

We don't really subscribe to the white-cord, black-cord, purple-and-green-polka-dot-cord, 23rd degree Grand High Witch-Queen concept of titles and degrees making one somehow 'more' of a spiritual seeker. We tend to believe that dedicating one's intent to Spirit is much more important. What someone decides to call you does not make dedication to Spirit any more or less valid.

Many Paths

There are as many Paths towards Spirit as there are Walkers. As members of Kindlers of the Sacred Rhythm, there are certain Paths we notice tend to be similar for those who choose to Walk with us, so...

We recognize several different types of participation in and commitment to this coven through the use of the following titles:

Title Description
Fire Gazer An individual who comes to the fire when they need to warm up. They take the fire for themselves and renew their spirit
Fire Thief An undedicated individual who regularly attends our rituals. They take the fire that is offered by the Gods to keep their inner fires burning.
Fire Starter An individual who has dedicated/initiated to the coven. These are our full members who accept the responsibility to help make things happen. They have become a Priest / Priestess of the Sacred Flame and they learn how to start the Sacred Fire in themselves and to share it with everyone they meet.
Fire Tender The individual who helps the Kindler lead and run the coven. Any Fire Starter may become a Tender when the Kindler feels a Tender is needed and they are ready for the position. The Tender is a High Priest/Preistess of the Spirit Fire. They support the Spirit Fire that burns in themselves and others through their service.
Fire Kindler The individual leading the coven. Any Fire Starter may become a Kindler when they feel they are ready to take on the roles and responsibilities of spiritually leading a group of people. They have become a High Priest / Priestess to the Sprit Fire, they kindle the Spirit flames of those who seek their aid.
Ember An individual who is respected by the tradition and to whom we turn to when we need advice. They are the glowing jewels of other fires that help to ignite and sustain the Spirit fire when needed

Anyone may Walk any of these Paths during their experience with Kindlers of the Sacred Rhythm and be spoken of using these terms. Each has its own honor, duties and expectations and each individual chooses freely how (and how much) they wish to commit to the group.

Also, anyone, whether a Fire Kindler, Tender or Gazer, may be referred to as a Kindler, because anyone willing to commit their intent towards the group-goal of helping individuals on the Path to Spirit - that person is a Priest or Priestess at that moment.

How to join or find out more about us

We invite others in the DC metro area interested in our path to join us and find out if this is a direction for you to explore. If you are interested in learning more about us or have questions about the ideas we are exploring, please contact us.

All genuine seekers are welcome. If this is not what you are seeking, then please seek elsewhere and blessings be with you.

Namaste.