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Samhain Ritual: Journey to the Ancestors with Special Guest Katrina Messenger

Come join us in Patapsco State Park for our Samhain Ritual: Journey to the Ancestors with Special Guest Ritual Co-Facilitator, Katrina Messenger of Reflections Mystery School

Join us as we Journey this Samhain to the realm of the Ancestors to give, meet and receive the gifts they have to share with us.  Together we will gather starting at 1pm in a beautiful (covered) outdoor setting.  We will craft a shared Ancestor Altar created from the items of remembrance that each of us bring.  We will have a fire to cast away negatives of the previous year as we create space for the positives that are coming.

More details to be announced soon.

Precise Location: Site 300, Hollofield Picnic area (Ellicott City entrance).  Best access is off of Rt. 40.  Please remember the entrance fee is $3 per person in-state, $5 per person out-of-state.

http://www.dnr.state.md.us

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!

Pot luck feast at close of the ritual.

We will have a shared altar for statues of your own deities 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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  • STEVE G.

    What a beautiful day. As usual, it's great to see my homies! Lol.

    4 · October 27, 2014

    • STEVE G.

      Maybe that's why I have an affinity 4 Ireland. I also kissed the Blarney Stone. Blimey! Lol.

      October 28, 2014

    • STEVE G.

      How be you?

      1 · November 13, 2014

  • Cece A.

    Great energy, great people, awesome & powerful ritual! Thank you so much to Katrina, Kat & Maria and to all that came!

    6 · October 26, 2014

    • STEVE G.

      It was great. Hail and greetings! Haha! Couldn't think of welcome. Lol!

      October 28, 2014

  • nish

    Thank you all for an great time! Wonderful to connect with wonderful people on so many levels.

    3 · October 28, 2014

  • Kahsim V.

    I enjoyed myself thoroughly. It was a unique experience and I plan to have many more. So many beautiful souls there. The friends I invited are so happy they came. Thank you for an amazing time. Katrina, you're a powerful, graceful, beautiful woman.

    5 · October 27, 2014

  • Kat

    Amazing day with amazing people. Thank you all!

    4 · October 27, 2014

  • Danny D.

    Great day and new friends!! See ya soon!

    5 · October 27, 2014

  • Joanna

    Lovely meetup! Thank you to the organizers ! The food was wonderful thank you to everyone who brought something . Also thank you all for being so accepting of Penny it means the world to me! Jay and I really enjoyed our journey with the group. :)

    3 · October 27, 2014

  • Guzalia

    Amazing experience!!! Big bow to the organizers!!! Thank you so much!!!

    4 · October 26, 2014

  • Maria A.

    Wonderful day! Such a whirlwind! Thanks to all who participated. I love this group so much! Huge thank you for all that participated and help run the ritual and feast.

    5 · October 26, 2014

  • Todd

    Great time!

    4 · October 26, 2014

  • Vivian

    I had the most amazing time! This was one o the most spiritual experiences of my life! Beautiful time

    4 · October 26, 2014

  • Dee

    Beautiful that's all I can say...Thank you Katrina and everyone who was there

    5 · October 26, 2014

  • Tracy

    AMAZING ritual, thank you Katrina and all who participated!

    5 · October 26, 2014

  • Yvonne

    The energy was amazing! felt my ancestors and very appreciative for this rite that allowed this for me. katrina is so awesome as well as the cmp organizers, kat, maria, cece and xtian! the day was just alive with joy joy. :-):-):-)

    5 · October 26, 2014

  • Dawn W.

    This was an awesome event. so glad we participated. thanks to Kat, CeCe and Maria for all their hard work and all others who participated. had a Great time!!

    5 · October 26, 2014

  • Noelle K.

    So bummed. Transportation issue, so we won't be making it. Catch you all next time round.

    October 26, 2014

    • Sparky

      Oh shucks! We will miss you guys.

      1 · October 26, 2014

  • Miranda

    Unfortunately, Nicolle Castro & I are both ill, so we'll be unable to make it today :( We're both extremely disappointed about this, but we hope to see you all at some other events in the future! Have fun today!!!

    October 26, 2014

    • Cece A.

      Feel better soon.

      October 26, 2014

    • Miranda

      Thank you!

      October 26, 2014

  • Vivian

    Can we jus wear r regular clothes or should we wear special clothing

    October 26, 2014

    • Cece A.

      Regular clothes. Some may dress up if that's their preference.

      October 26, 2014

    • Vivian

      Ok thank u

      October 26, 2014

  • STEVE G.

    Hey, do we wear robes?

    October 26, 2014

    • Cece A.

      That's all upto you.

      October 26, 2014

  • xtian

    Ali is recovering and the kids are ill. I am seeing about arranging child care, but will likely not make it.

    October 26, 2014

    • Cece A.

      We're going to miss you and the family. Hope everyone gets better soon.

      October 26, 2014

  • Dawn W.

    Rod and I are bringing a case of water and a vegetable platter

    1 · October 26, 2014

  • Sapphyre

    Bottled water

    1 · October 26, 2014

  • Rebecca C.

    Hey everyone, I'm extremely sad to say but it turns out I have to work tomorrow afternoon and couldn't get anyone else to cover. So I won't be making it this time but I will definitely try and go to another event soon!

    1 · October 26, 2014

    • Cece A.

      Well miss you, Rebecca. See you again soon!

      October 26, 2014

  • Kat

    LIST OF ALLERGENS!!! We are making a list of allergens on the facebook event so that we all know what to label tomorrow. So far we've had requests to label onions, shallots, leeks, soy, sesame seeds, cucumbers. Anyone else?

    October 25, 2014

    • Cece A.

      Oh dear I need to make a list of ingredients for everything I'm bringing tomorrow.

      October 25, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I fergot to mention - gluten!

      October 25, 2014

  • Danny D.

    Odin and I made the special browniez!!!! Buwahahahaha!!!!

    1 · October 25, 2014

  • Jennifer M.

    Unfortunately, we're going to be out of town. :-[

    October 25, 2014

    • Kat

      Sorry to miss you!

      1 · October 25, 2014

    • Jennifer M.

      Me, too! I'm planning to be at CDC, though.

      October 25, 2014

  • Cece A.

    Making Brussels Sprouts with prosciutto and some kind of rice dish. Also bringing several baked goods that I'm making now.

    2 · October 25, 2014

  • Guzalia

    Wine anyone?? Is alcohol acceptable? I thought, on a chilly day we may need some :-)
    Will bring something hearty. Not sure for how long I'll be able to keep the food warm though..

    October 24, 2014

    • Melina R.

      Yay for wine!!!

      1 · October 24, 2014

    • Meghan B.

      I wish I had some extra cash to bring a bottle of Rascto.

      1 · October 25, 2014

  • STEVE G.

    I will bring vegetable samosas. I hope to make them and also make the tamirind chutney if I have time. Me like!

    3 · October 21, 2014

    • Kat

      Steve, looks like there will be a full ritual with probably close to 70 people. Your niece and her friend may come as long as they are over 18 or bring a signed permission note from a parent or legal guardian.

      October 24, 2014

    • Melina R.

      Kat - so I can bring my 10 year old daughter without any problems?

      October 24, 2014

  • STEVE G.

    How many people are going?

    October 23, 2014

    • Joanna

      Looks like 88 or so by the listing at the top .

      1 · October 24, 2014

    • Kat

      the RSVP shows 80 but we'll have some no-shows

      October 24, 2014

  • Nancy

    Bringing cookies

    2 · October 24, 2014

  • Melina R.

    I'm going to bring soul cakes :)

    2 · October 24, 2014

  • Todd

    I'll be bringing at least two friends and was thinking of chili. What about drinks?

    1 · October 23, 2014

    • Kat

      Todd, chili sounds lovely. I don't think anyone has expressly volunteered to bring drinks so if you'd like to, please do.

      October 24, 2014

    • STEVE G.

      Katt, 2 things...how many people, and can my daughter and her friend show up? Thanks.

      October 24, 2014

  • Miranda

    Eireen, that sounds DELICIOUS! I think I'll be bringing a vegan curry with eggplant, mushrooms, potato, coconut milk, and spices. Not sure if I'll bring any rice or bread to go with it -- but perhaps someone else who doesn't know what to bring could handle the rice?

    1 · October 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Peanut butter pudding. (gluten-free and vegan)

    1 · October 22, 2014

  • Joanna

    Jay and I are most likely bringing queso dish .

    1 · October 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    after some consideration, I have to skip this to take a reiki class I signed up for. I am bummed, but feel that it's something I should do.

    1 · October 22, 2014

    • Kat

      Sad to miss you but best wishes on your class!

      October 22, 2014

    • Tracy

      Sorry to miss you...enjoy your class :)

      October 22, 2014

  • Joanna

    I keep hearing that the ritual and picnic are in two different spots , this may sound stupid but where should we park?

    October 22, 2014

    • Joanna

      Oh ok , don't mind my brain :/

      1 · October 22, 2014

    • Kat

      No issue with your brain, my friend :) How would you know about an event you've not yet made it to :)

      2 · October 22, 2014

  • Kat

    A few notes and reminders as the weekend comes closer.
    Ritual preparation is vital for a positive ritual experience. We will start going over the ritual outline at 2:30pm so please plan to join us.
    Part of the ritual will include an Ancestor Altar. If you have a memento to honor your ancestors, please bring it to place it on the group altar.
    CMP is once again having a Fall Food Drive to benefit the Maryland Food Bank (https://www.mdfoodbank.org) and the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Center (http://baltimoreanimalshelter.org/donate/wish-list). Please bring a non-perishable food item or pet item to donate.

    If you have any questions or concerns please contact any of the organizers.

    We look forward to seeing everyone on Sunday!

    3 · October 21, 2014

    • Joanna

      Does it just have to be ancestors that passed this year or can it be any year?

      October 22, 2014

    • Kat

      any year

      October 22, 2014

  • Cece A.

    It's supposed to be a beautiful weekend with temperature ranging between 63°-65°. We're in a covered pavilion with a fireplace just in case we get a few sprinkles that day, it can get breezy as well so dress please accordingly :-)

    3 · October 21, 2014

    • Cece A.

      Please dress accordingly...lol at my above posting's grammar.

      1 · October 21, 2014

  • Katie T.

    I'll bring some soda to drink.

    3 · October 20, 2014

  • Angelica

    I will try to bring a couple loaves of homemade chocolate chip banana bread.

    5 · October 19, 2014

  • Tracy

    Feeling a little short on inspiration at the moment so not sure what I'm bringing yet...maybe a casserole? How about homemade mac and cheese?

    3 · October 18, 2014

  • anniebw1

    I'm bringing a spinach quiche. Meatless, but it does have butter, eggs, and cheese. Also, I have some open bottles of alcohol to use on the bonfire for the spirits.

    4 · October 17, 2014

  • Jessica

    I will be bringing homemade applesauce!

    4 · October 17, 2014

  • Danny D.

    Real chocolate is actualy healthy!! It good for do many things!!

    4 · October 17, 2014

  • Dee

    Well.. I learn that chocolate always helps after the connection.. so I will bring some chocolate candy.. I know it's not healthy but.. I help a lot last time.. LoL

    4 · October 17, 2014

  • Kat

    So what are people thinking of bringing for the pot-luck? If we get a list together was can avoid too much of something :)

    October 17, 2014

    • STEVE G.

      I will bring a lucky pot for potluck. Lol. Any suggestions?

      1 · October 17, 2014

  • Dee

    I had a beautiful time last year.. I will be there for it again.

    1 · October 17, 2014

  • Josh

    Are you going to be there a while? I'd love to attend but probably will have to arrive closer to two.

    October 15, 2014

    • Kat

      Josh, no problem. We actually start ritual prep at 2:30 and ritual at 3 so you'll be getting there at a perfect time

      October 16, 2014

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