Join me and my Tribal & wiccan friends in the Woods for a Wiccan based celebration of AUTUMN Equinox.
“This is the time when the wheel turns once more, from summer to winter. A time when the dark equals the light, and the night times begin to increase. Trees begin to shed their leaves in preparation of the coming winter, wildlife collects seeds and stocks up for winter and animal migrations begin. We celebrate the second harvest of the year- the harvest of the fruits. We also mark the balance of dark and light. In Wicca we re-enact the mythology of Hades and Persephone – her abduction, entry to the underworld, Demeter’s anguish and the withdrawal from the land, eating of pomegranate seeds by Persephone and her stay in the underworld. We use a spiral path-working to enter the inner-world, and plant seeds of our future ventures, so that we may nurture them during the winter months. In this ritual, coven members take on the symbolic journey of Persephone.” (taken from www.WitchcraftandMagic.uk )
As we are very close to International Peace Day, we shall also be doing eco-magical work towards World Peace.
Date: Saturday 19th September 2015
Venue: Queen’s Woods (nearest Tube: High Gate on Northern Line)
Meeting arrangements: Please meet at The Woodman’s Pub (on Archway Road, just 2 mins from High Gate station).. from 4.00pm for meet & greet, and ritual talk-through. We’ll start walking to the woods around 5pm, set up altar and begin ceremony.
Weather / what to wear: Please remember this is England :-p Weather changes fast.. We always carry on the ritual..so come fully prepared with warm clothing (rain proof). It may seem warm..but when standing in a woods for more than 10-15min, you get cold very quickly.. (take my advise..I’ve been organising woodland rituals doing it for 12+ years !!)
This Seasonal ritual will follow Wiccan format and include Witchcraft & Wicca mythology as often practised by covens. This is an open ritual held in an outdoor park/woods with easy public access..
Out ritual Team (those studying/ part of Wicca Training Circle & experienced friends) will conduct key aspects of the ceremony, with plenty of opportunities for everyone to get involved in the actual ritual – ie with elements calling, chants, magical work and so on.
RITUAL items to bring:
– Your ritual cloths/ robes/ cloaks
– Staff / wands / antlers / tribal masks
– Drums & musical instruments
– Lanterns / candles / lighter
– Crystals / runes / divination tools
-Poetry / invocations (learnt or to read)
More details in my meetup event at London Woodland Witches Autumn Eqx 2015
(Initiated Wiccan High Priest)