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Samhain Camping & Ritual 2018

Join us during the upcoming Hunter’s Moon as we celebrate Samhain!   Enjoy a nighttime Samhain ritual in the woods, community stew, workshops, and fellowship with your community!

 

CAMPING:

We have a group site reserved within 30 miles of Bloomington.  The exact location will be emailed to you after registration. This camping trip is very family-style:food and drink are often shared, and no spots are assigned. Camping is somewhat close together.

 

 

FOOD:

Friday evening meal will be chili (we will have a meat chili and a veggie chili).  Saturday evening we will be sharing community stew.  Please bring along an ingredient for the stew, Ideas for ingredients are: root or other vegetables (no onions please!  We have a member with allergies), stew meats, beans, pasta, canned tomatoes, etc.  We will have a community stew for vegetarians as well!  1-2 cups of your ingredient is plenty!  We will also have a community snack table and would like to keep a couple pots of hot drinks going: please consider bringing apple cider, hot beverage drink mixes (hot cocoa, tea, etc), or snacks to share.  If you are unable to contribute to the community food, you are still welcome to join us & partake.  We do not *ever* want to leave anyone out due to their inability to pay!

 

RITUAL:

Main ritual will be Saturday night, after dark.  If you are planning on coming only to the ritual, please join us as early as possible to meet others and foster a sense of community with all participants.  For main ritual you may need a flashlight and you will need to dress for the weather (prepare to be in the woods, away from fire– lots of layers, warm socks, and boots are suggested).  If you would like to bring a staff or walking stick to help you navigate the terrain in the dark,  you are welcome to do so.   Main ritual is not suggested for those with mobility issues or for children under the age of 13.  If you have mobility issues and would like to participate, please contact us directly.  Once you are registered, you will receive an email with details on how to prepare for ritual.

 

BESOM WORKSHOP:

This make & take workshop will walk you through the steps of making your very own besom! Bring or find the handle for your besom onsite (Please only harvest fallen/dead wood). Materials for the bottom will be provided or bring your own. $10 Material fee.

 

MISCELLANEOUS:

We will have an Ancestors Altar available this year.  You may place photos of Ancestors, tokens of remembrance at the alter.  Tea-light candles will be available to light for ancestors.  You may leave offerings for them as well.  Any items remaining at the close of the event will be left as offerings for the Ancestors. We may hold space for personal rituals Friday evening, if there is enough interest.

 

The cost for weekend camping is $25 per person (13 & up), and $10 per child ages 3-12.  Children under 3 are free.  Cost for ritual only is $5 per person.  Cost for the weekend will cover campsite fees, evening meals, and ritual.  More information as it becomes available.

 

YOU MUST REGISTER IN ORDER TO ATTEND!  Registration closes on October 23rd.  Space is limited.

 

REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST!

Samhain Camping & Ritual

Join us as we celebrate Samhain!   Enjoy a Samhain ritual in the woods, community stew, impromptu workshops, and fellowship with your community!  This camping trip is very family-style:  We have a group camping site reserved at Moraine View, food and drink are often shared, and camping is close together.

 

We will have an Ancestors Altar available Friday night-Sunday morning this year.  You may place photos of Ancestors, tokens of remembrance at the alter.  Tea-light candles will be available to light for ancestors.  You may leave offerings for them as well.  Any items remaining at the close of the event will be left as offerings for the Ancestors.

 

Friday evening meal will be chili (we will have a meat chili and a veggie chili).  We will have time set aside for community members to do personal ritual for their ancestors, and have the warriors maintaining space. This is expected to be around 8pm.

 

Main ritual will be Saturday early evening, beginning around 5pm.  If you are planning on coming only to the ritual, please join us as early as possible to meet others and foster a sense of community with all participants.  The theme for this year’s Samhain ritual is Savage Community.  Main ritual will include a potluck , please bring a dish to pass, along with a card listing ingredients for those with food allergies.  This year our ritual is a little different- it is open-ended.  We will start a little before sunset, but plan to go on through the night.  Please, dress for the weather (prepare to be in the woods, away from fire for a period of time– lots of layers, warm socks, and boots are suggested).    There will be physical touch & walking through the woods- if you have touch sensitivities or mobility issues, please notify the organizers and we will do our best to make accommodations.

 

The cost for weekend camping is $25 per person (13 & up), and $5 per child ages 3-12.  Children under 3 are free.  Cost for ritual only is $5 per person.  Cost for the weekend will cover campsite fees, Friday meal, and ritual.

 

YOU MUST REGISTER IN ORDER TO ATTEND!  Registration closes on October 25th.  Space is limited.  If you plan to pay in cash when you arrive, please note that in the “Special Notes” section of the RSVP form.

 

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Samhain Camping

Join us during the upcoming Black Moon as we celebrate Samhain!   Enjoy a nighttime Samhain ritual in the woods, community stew, impromptu workshops, and fellowship with your community!  This camping trip is very family-style:  We have a group camping site reserved at Moraine View, food and drink are often shared, and camping is close together.

 

We will have an Ancestors Altar available this year.  You may place photos of Ancestors, tokens of remembrance at the alter.  Tea-light candles will be available to light for ancestors.  You may leave offerings for them as well.  Any items remaining at the close of the event will be left as offerings for the Ancestors.

 

Friday evening meal will be chili (we will have a meat chili and a veggie chili).  Saturday evening we will be sharing community stew.  Please bring along an ingredient for the stew, Ideas for ingredients are: root or other vegetables (no onions please!  We have a member with allergies), stew meats, beans, pasta, canned tomatoes, etc.  We will have a community stew for vegetarians as well!  1-2 cups of your ingredient is plenty!  We will also have a community snack table and would like to keep a couple pots of hot drinks going: please consider bringing apple cider, hot beverage drink mixes (hot cocoa, tea, etc), or snacks to share.  If you are unable to contribute to the community food, you are still welcome to join us & partake.  We do not *ever* want to leave anyone out due to their inability to pay!

 

Main ritual will be Saturday night, after dark.  If you are planning on coming only to the ritual, please join us as early as possible to meet others and foster a sense of community with all participants.  For main ritual you may need a flashlight and you will need to dress for the weather (prepare to be in the woods, away from fire– lots of layers, warm socks, and boots are suggested).  If you would like to bring a staff or walking stick to help you navigate the terrain in the dark,  you are welcome to do so.   Main ritual is not suggested for those with mobility issues or for children under the age of 13.  If you have mobility issues and would like to participate, please contact us directly.  Once you are registered, you will receive an email with details on how to prepare for ritual.

 

The cost for weekend camping is $25 per person (13 & up), and $5 per child ages 3-12.  Children under 3 are free.  Cost for ritual only is $5 per person.  Cost for the weekend will cover campsite fees, evening meals, and ritual.  More information as it becomes available.

 

YOU MUST REGISTER IN ORDER TO ATTEND!  Registration closes on October 27th.  Space is limited.  If you plan to pay in cash when you arrive, please note that in the “Special Notes” section of the RSVP form.

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October 2016 Monthly Meeting

Topic: A Discussion of Ethics

As Pagans, what are our morals and ethics?  How do our values compare to society as a whole?  We will discuss our community and the challenges we face and how we handle them.

 

WHEN: Saturday Oct 15th, 7p-11pm

WHERE: Anderson Park (typically in the small gazebo on the Northwest side of the park)

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2015 Samhain Camping Trip

MoonJoin us for our annual Samhain Camping trip!  Enjoy a nighttime Samhain ritual in the woods, potluck, impromptu workshops, candlelit labyrinth, and fellowship with your community!  This camping trip is very family-style:  We have a group camping site reserved at Moraine View, food and drink are often shared, and camping is close together.

 

New this year- the candle lit labyrinth will be Friday night.  We will also have a warrior’s ritual and time for personal rituals Friday night.  Saturday evening we will be having a potluck starting around  5:30-6pm.  Please have a card with ingredients listed for those with allergies.  We will be aiming to start Saturday ritual around 7:30-8pm.

 

Main ritual will be Samhain (Saturday) night, after dark.  If you are planning on coming only to the ritual, please join us as early as possible to meet others and foster a sense of community with all participants.  For main ritual you will need a flashlight and you will need to dress for the weather (prepare to be in the woods, away from fire– lots of layers, warm socks, and boots are suggested).  If you would like to bring a staff or walking stick to help you navigate the terrain in the dark,  you are welcome to do so.   Main ritual is not suggested for those with mobility issues or for children under the age of 13.  If you have mobility issues and would like to participate, please contact us.

 

The cost for weekend camping is $25 per person (12 & up), and $5 per child ages 3-11.  Children under 3 are free.  Cost for ritual only is $5 per person.  Cost for the weekend will cover campsite fees, ritual, labyrinth, and Sunday morning breakfast (eggs, bacon, an oatmeal bar, coffee and tea).  More information as it becomes available.

 

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October Meeting/Samhain Ritual

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Join us as we honor the ancestors and celebrate the Witches New Year for our Samhain ritual!

Ritual will be held on 10/31 at 7pm.  We will be at Moraine View State Park, Group camp site #3.  Please note:  We will NOT be camping as the group sites will be closed Saturday morning.  Cost for this ritual is $5 to cover supplies, though we will not turn people away for an inability to pay.

IMPORTANT INFO:  Participants should dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes as we will be outside.  We will be honoring our ancestors at the ritual.  Please send a picture (if possible) and names of one or two ancestors that you would like to honor to Amanda (at) PagansinTouch (dot) org.  Also, bring an offering for your ancestors that is burnable.  Appropriate offerings include dried flowers or herbs, poems, drawings, etc.  Please note, you will be walking through a wooded area in the dark.  You will have a guide, and it is along a pathway, but you do this at your own risk.   This ritual is not intended for small children, participants must be 12 or older.  Those under the age of 18 must have parental permission to attend.

Online registration for this event is now closed.  If you are still interested in attending, please contact a member of the leadership team directly.  Thank you! 

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