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Samhain Ritual with Caroline Kenner

Come join us in Patapsco State Park for our Samhain Ritual, hosted by Caroline Kenner

Precise Location: Site 300, Hollofield Picnic area (Ellicott City entrance).  Best access is off of Rt. 40

Also a google for "Hollowfield Area Patapsco" works fairly well.

Rain or Shine. The site is gorgeous (see pics at bottom).  We can easily have an indoors ritual here!

Ritual Prep: 3 PM. Please try and be here at this time.  We will go over details of the ritual and working so you can make the fullest contribution.

Ritual Begins: 3:30 PM, about 2 hours long.

Pot luck feast at close of the ritual.

Samhain is a wonderful time of year where the veil between world is thin.  This is the best time for communing, healing, and working with our ancestors as well as those in our community who have passed away.

We will use this ritual for two purposes.

The first is to salute our own Ancestors and honor our deceased.  Both family and loved ones. To offer prayers and healing for the deceased into their next life.

The second is to psychopomp those who passed away this last year and who could not move on.

While the Introduction to the Ancestors class is not required for the ritual, attending both will give you a much deeper understanding of this ritual!


Details and Preparation Notes

We will make offerings for our ancestors and loved ones that have moved on.  If you have burnable items for offerings please do bring them.  It can be for a loved ancestor, friend, beloved pet.  Liquids are also welcome, but please do not pour them into the fire directly during the offerings, but rather adjacent to it.

If you have a carved pumpkin, please feel free to bring it.  Decorations and atmosphere very welcome!

As I mentioned in the Introduction to the Ancestors class, the main work in our ritual will be as psychopomps.  Please arrive on time as the ritual prep is highly recommended.

If you have ritual clothing, please bring it.  They are not necessary however.  Keep in mind that this ritual will be held outside, so be mindful of changing temperatures.

This ritual is long.  While people of any age are encouraged to attend, be aware that the ritual is nearly 2 hours long and some children may be too young to focus and attend that that period of time.

We will have a shared altar for statues of your own dieties and objects for those that have passed on.  If you have a carved pumpkin or gourd, you can bring it to help set the atmosphere as well!

Please bring a pot luck dish to share! Feel free to be creative.  Please mark vegetarian or vegan dishes, so those that need to know can find food as well!

Finally, all of our events do have associated costs.  Your past donations has helped make great rituals like this possible.  Thank you for that, and consider making a donation at this event so that we can continue offering great events like this in the future!


Check out some great images of the site.  It is gorgeous!



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  • A former member
    A former member

    Kind of surprised at those who wandered in and out of circle, but I guess this is to be expected with a large public group...

    November 8, 2012

  • Cece A.

    The gathering, ritual and the altar set up was beautiful!

    October 28, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was great! High spirits and a friendly atmosphere.

    October 28, 2012

  • Kimberly C.

    Just let me say that I really enjoyed this event! Everyone that I spoke with so so nice. I arrived lat and was a bit nervous bit Kat was very supportive. A special thank you to her!

    October 27, 2012

  • Jess R.

    40 is really backed up, on my way!

    October 27, 2012

  • Cece A.

    For everyone that wanted to know if they can bring hot dish they can keep in a crock pot, we have electricity so pls. go ahead and bring hot foods. I believe xtian told me that there's also a fridge to store cold stuff in like food or cheese. Just check the website for all the amenities that our pavilion offers. See you all tomorrow!

    October 26, 2012

    • Cece A.

      *that can FIT in our altar....apologies for the typo.

      October 27, 2012

    • michael

      ok tks, as a weekly ritual we leave a plate of food. on your ancestor altar or at the front or back door, FYI purchase two un cook goat head two week ago - that i will cook and seat out side at the front and back door as offering for ancestor ( December offering ) c you at the gathering

      October 27, 2012

  • Kimberly C.


    October 26, 2012

    • Cece A.

      I don't think so, Kimberly.

      October 26, 2012

  • Marvin K.

    Apple crisp for a dozen or more... I am so excited to attend this event. The energy accumulation alone should be amazing.

    1 · October 26, 2012

  • Kat

    Hollofield Service Charges

    April through October
    Monday through Friday: $2 per vehicle in-state; $4 per vehicle out-of-state
    Buses: $10 per bus (a bus is a vehicle that holds more than 9 passengers)
    Weekends and Holidays
    $3 per person in-state, $5 per person out-of-state
    Buses: per person
    November through March
    Honor System in effect: $2 per vehicle in-state; $4 per vehicle out-of-state
    Buses: $10 (a bus is a vehicle that holds more than 9 passengers)

    Admitted Free: Children buckled in safety seats, senior citizens 62 & older with the Golden Age Pass (requires one-time $10 administrative fee – information available at http://www.dnr.maryland/gov/publiclands/goldenage.asp), people with the Access Maryland State Park Pass for persons with disabilities, members of the Maryland National Guard & all active duty military personnel who display their active military identification card (complimentary access is permitted for card holder only).

    1 · October 26, 2012

  • Annette

    Yay! Ellicott city :-D

    October 24, 2012

  • Utsukushii Y.

    Everything is so far away~ T.T The only way i'd be able to go is if i had a ride.

    October 5, 2012

    • Kara

      I can give you a lift too if CeCe can't. Let me know if you still need a lift

      1 · October 23, 2012

    • starr

      I wish I culd come but I don't get off work till 330 :c

      October 23, 2012

  • Dea

    I don't think I'll be able to make it. I have a guest in from overseas. :(

    October 8, 2012

  • Jennifer M.

    I'm sorry. Family obligations!

    October 8, 2012

  • Annette


    October 7, 2012

  • Kara

    So how long is this shin dig going to be?

    October 5, 2012

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