Past Meetup

Imbolc Ceremony - Woodland Wicca 2017

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Queen's Woods

Near Highgate Station · London

How to find us

Fee: £5 (concession £3). From 3.30pm, gather in the back garden/ patio area of The Woodman's pub..(on Archway Road, 1 min walk from HighGate tube). We leave at 4pm to Queens woods for ceremony.

Location image of event venue

Details

Join us on 3rd Feb'18, early evening to mark IMBOLC ceremony in the woods. "Imbolc is said to be the time when the Winter Goddess who has kept her grip on the land loosens her hold, so that the ice melts and waters break and flow again. It is when the Goddess Bride (Brigid) `returns’ to the land. Her path is lit by candles, symbolising the return of light and warmth which is imminent. Bride is a Goddess of poetry, inspiration, healing, knot-magic and weaving. With her, she brings the gifts of 3 flames!" (taken from or site www.WitchcraftandMagic.uk )

*** Fee: £5 (concession £3) - collected before ritual. **

RITUAL :
This is an open ritual held in an outdoor park/woods with easy public access..
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.

Outline:

• Wiccan Opening Prayer, sweeping & Consecrations
• Circle casting & Element quarters called
• Farewell to Winter Goddess
• Invocation of Virgin Goddess Bride / Bridget
• Bride arrives via a path lit by candles ..and blesses all with her 3 gifts of flames
• Cakes & Wine blessed & shared
• Close circle
• Feasting

Invocations;

Example: Plea to Winter Goddess to leave.

https://youtu.be/OODAXMvB1uI

Invocation to Bride - Virgin Goddess

https://youtu.be/jyxS8AZiOdk

RITUAL items to bring(optional):

- Food & drinks to share at woodland feasting
- Your ritual cloths/ robes/ cloaks
- Staff / wands / antlers / tribal masks
- Drums & musical instruments
- Lanterns / candles / lighter
- Crystals / runes / divination tools
- Poetry / invocations (learnt or to read)

We'll return to the Pub after ceremony in woods, to carry on socials as usual till late.

-Mani Navasothy
Author/ Pagan Teacher/ Wiccan High Priest