Join us to celebrate Midsummer 2017.. with ceremony & socials. We'll drum, dance and make merry ...after the ceremony to honour the Sun that's reached the height of his power. We'll also be marking/ celebrating our own personal achievements :-)
New date: Saturday 17th June 2017
•***** Fee: £3 per person **
`This marks the height of the Summer, and the longest day of the year. Astrologically, it is exactly the point when the Sun enters the sign of Cancer (which is the natural house of the Moon!). The new-born Sun of the midwinter (Yule) has grown to it’s fullest potential, and so pagans are mindful at Midsummer that the wheel turns. It is when the previously defeated Holy-King returns, challenges the Oak-King and wins. Thus at Midsummer, the rein of the Oak King ends and the one of Holy King begins. Midsummer games such as tug of war enact this battle between summer and winter forces. In terms of the God myths, it is a time for the God to become Sun-King, and take his place on the throne of responsibility for his people'
Out ritual *Team will conduct key aspects of the ceremony, with plenty of opportunities for everyone to get involved in the actual ritual - ie with elements calling, chants, magical work and so on.
****Fee: £3 per person***
RITUAL items to bring:
- Ritual cloths/ robes/ cloaks / ground sheets / blankets
- Staff / wands / antlers / tribal masks / flower crowns (No athame!! .. No swords!)
- Drums & musical instruments
- Lanterns / candles / lighter (all candles in lanterns only please, unless it's large pillar-candles. Strictly No tea-lights on ground or trees!!)
- Crystals / runes / divination tools
- Poetry / invocations (learnt or to read)
We ask no children / babies in prams etc to be brought.
Behaviour / alcohol/ drugs policy
This is in a public woodland/ park. We wish to make sure the good reputation/ credibility of our group/ members/ organisers are maintained. So please BE on good behaviour. No drugs/ substances allowed. Anyone found disrupting will be asked to leave.. and in extreme cases, organisers may call the Police for the safety & well-being of everyone else present. Don't ruin it for all.. Be good! :-)
Please do not take photos during set-up, run-through or ritual.. Other times, it's fine. It's in a public place so we can not stop the public walking through or taking pics. If worries about your privacy / identity, please wear a ritual mask to safeguard your identity in photos that others may take of the group.
Meeting place (Woodman's Pub):
Gather in the Woodman's Pub from 1.00pm.. Get to `High Gate' Tube station.. come up to manin road. Turn right. Pub is just 30 seconds away.
Map (High Gate tube/ pub & Queen's Wood)
After Ceremony & some socials in the woods, we will head back to the pub (woodmans) for more socials.
Wiccan High Priest & Founder of London Woodland Witches and Outdoor Pagans.