20TH ANNIVERSARY (September 11)
On September 11, 1991, Debra Aubin created the Mélange Magique/Magical Blend store. She thought it would remain a small magical herb store, but it became much more with time. Indeed, the Mélange Magique has been the host of several services, workshops and rituals for the Montreal Pagan Community. In 2011, new owners Scarlet Jory and Valérie Laville are working towards keeping the top-notch reputation the Mélange Magique has acquired over time. In the last years, the business has been shipping Pagan-related supplies everywhere in North America and even in France! Since the change of ownership, Le Mélange Magique has been offering some French books and French Tarot/Oracle decks, as well as healing services on the premises 3 times a week.
To start a new cycle into the store's existence, we will launch our NEW WEBSITE on Sunday! It has a fresh green look and is more organized than the older one, especially for its French translation (it will be fully bilingual very soon). There will not be any special event in the store itself, as we will receive Christopher Penczak on the weekend of October 1st for book signing and divination. We will celebrate our anniversary fully during that weekend.
MID-AUTUMN MOON RITUAL (September 12)
The Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋節), also known as the Moon Festival, is a popular harvest festival celebrated by Chinese and Vietnamese people, dating back over 3,000 years. In Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines, it is also sometimes referred to as the Lantern Festival or Mooncake Festival. The Mid-Autumn Festival is held on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese calendar, which is in September or early October for us. It is a date that parallels the autumnal equinox of the solar calendar, when the moon is at its fullest and roundest. The traditional food of this festival is the mooncake, of which there are many different varieties. The Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the few most important holidays in the Chinese calendar, the others being New Year and Winter Solstice, and is a legal holiday in several countries. Farmers celebrate the end of the fall harvesting season on this date.
A free Full Moon ritual will be led by Scarlet for this occasion. There will be ambient Asian Music, tea and traditional Asian treats. It will be located upstairs of Le Mélange Magique and will start at 7pm. Please bring a cup for the tea.