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!