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Bealtaine / Connect (Drum Circle)

Bealtaine / Connect (Ritual and Drum Circle)

Date: Saturday, May 4, 2013

Our celebrations consist of 2 parts. First there is a drum circle from 7 until 8 (, and then a participatory ritual from 8 until 10 ( You can go to one, the other, or both.

People can come and go as they please for the drum circle, but we hope that people who arrive for the ritual will stay until the end.

Time: Doors open for the drum circle at 7 pm.

People should arrive for the ritual by 8 pm so we can get started shortly after. Once the ritual starts, if you must arrive late, please enter quietly and wait to be let into the circle.

Location: The beautiful MIT Chapel, on the MIT campus in Cambridge, MA at Mass Ave & Amherst St., MIT Building W15 (

Price: Free, but suggested donated of $5.

In February, our seeds lay dormant. In March we planted them with our intentions for the year and saw them sprout. Now, as we enter the light half of the year, we celebrate the power of growth and raise the energy of the May pole towards the power of creation.

This is an open public ritual. It is intended both for those curious about Paganism and for practicing Pagans. All participants are equally welcome.

This event is drug and alcohol free.

Live music provided by Martin Case and the Lee (

Joseph Brogan-Saxophones, Flutes
Jean Laing-Djembe, Percussion
Joshua Mayo-Djun Djun, Djembe, Percussion
Omar Gittens, Djun Djun, Percussion
Martin Case-Saxophones, Djembe, Percussion

(Excerpts from our Imbolg/Inspire drum circle:;
Excerpts from our Ostara/Equinox/Emerge and Surge drum circle:
Excerpts from our Bealtaine/Unite drum circle:
Excerpts from our Litha/Midsummer/Summer Solstice/Achieve drum circle:
Excerpts from our Lughnasadh/Lammas/Harvest drum circle:

Website: , , ,


The MIT Chapel (W15) ( is the cylindrical building with an odd spiky thing on top near the MIT Student Center. Get to 77 Mass. Ave. on the side opposite the MIT entrance with the pillars and walk west, away from the pillars, towards dorm row -- the chapel will be on your left. If you get to Kresge Auditorium (the building that looks as if you could ski off it), you've gone too far. If you notice a large inflatable grub-like thingy to your left, you have definitely gone much too far.

Parking is available in the Chapel Turnaround: "Parks 20 cars and is for use with Chapel events. Turnaround is located on Amherst Street just after the Chapel." (

Future events:

6/22, Midsummer / Achieve
8/3, Lughnasadh / Harvest
9/28, Mabon / Appreciate
11/2, Samhain / Remember
12/7, Yule / Begin

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  • nick

    I left my drum in CT, I can't make it. sorry guys :(. I'll be happy to chill and watch though!

    May 3, 2013

    • nick

      Thanks, I got a nasty stomachache and spent the day in bed. Sorry I didn't update my RSVP. I can't wait for next time. I'll have my ghatam.

      May 6, 2013

  • Beth

    Lots of new faces in the group, as well as other folks I've drummed with before, excellent energy overall Brought a friend who had a great time, too.

    May 5, 2013

  • Derek B.

    Hi I'm new, is it ok to bring kids to watch the drum portion?

    May 3, 2013

    • Kit

      Kids are fine. Hope to see you all tonight!

      May 4, 2013

  • Derek B.

    1 adult, 2 kids, not drummers yet

    1 · May 3, 2013

  • Beth

    At this point am not sure if I will be able to make it on time. Might have to work but am replying YES in hopes I can be there.

    April 25, 2013

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