We are an eclectic Pagan Temple and Spiritual Healing Center based in Southwestern Ohio, founded in 2005 to create a community of caring individuals on the Pagan path. It is our mission to help the community at large in any way we can.
ABOUT OUR TEMPLE
Circle of Mother Earth was established as a Pagan Temple and spiritual teaching center in 2005 by Sandra Bradley-Smith and Thomas Smith to provide religious, spiritual and educational services as well as social support and charitable services to Pagans and others in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region. COME was incorporated in the State of Ohio in 2009 and was granted 501(c)(3) Federal non-profit status in 2016.
Founding principles: Circle of Mother Earth, Inc. pledges to honor each individual as a part of the
Whole of Nature and is therefore Divine. We adhere to the charge, "An it harm none, do what you will." We observe and celebrate the cycles of life and seasonal changes. We recognize that the relationship between an individual and the Divine is a personal one and that there is no one way. We feel that they are born seekers and choose their own path.
Our religious leaders are known as Priest and Priestess. They are ordained after completing a six month apprenticeship with an ordained clergy member. They must learn to conduct seasonal rituals, weddings/handfastings, funerals, wakes, baby blessings/namings, coming of age ceremonies and various other services to our membership.
We are seeking to build a Pagan community that IS Community, not a big community, just a small close-knit group of folks who come together on a regular basis to learn, grow and celebrate their Pagan beliefs together. We don't require that our members be of any certain Pagan tradition, but we do ask that they be serious about their Pagan path and that they have a real desire to move forward on it.
Years ago our founder, Sandra Bradley-Smith, was considering having Circle of Mother Earth host a Witches Ball. Being a huge undertaking, there was much to work out! Sadly, Sandy crossed over before she could get things running.
A year later Circle of Mother Earth decided to give it a go in her honor.
COME had great success with the Ohio Valley Witches Ball in 2016. Then in 2017 we merged with the Official Cincinnati Witches Ball and hosted it for three years.
In the beginning of 2020 Circle of Mother Earth decided to go back to our roots, and Mother Earth's Magickal Masquerade was born!
Circle of Mother Earth, Inc is an eclectic Pagan Temple dedicated to creating change for the good and building community. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that has taken up the reins to provide the community with a fun and friendly night of celebration, music and good ole AWESOMENESS! All proceeds from Mother Earth's Magickal Masquerade go to benefit The James Saul's Homeless Shelter and Circle of Mother Earth's Share the Warmth.
Circle of Mother Earth is a Pagan Temple and Spiritual Healing Center based in Southwestern Ohio which provides educational and spiritual services as well as social support services to Pagans and others in Southern Ohio and Northern Kentucky.
Specifically, Circle of Mother Earth's clergy conduct seasonal rituals, weddings/handfastings, funerals, wakes, baby blessings/ naming, coming of age ceremonies and various other services.