Join Raven's Cry Grove (http://www.ravenscrygrove.org) in an Irish Celtic celebration of Samhain.
We see the Ferryman filling his boat at the shore with those things which have passed out of our lives in this year. Then we look for refreshment and renewal at the fertile shoreline as we bid farewell to those people and things that are now gone.
WHEN: Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 5:00pm.
PRE-RITUAL DISCUSSION: For anyone who wants to learn about our ritual style and our ADF tradition of Neopagan Druidry, there will be a discussion with our Senior Druid, Mike, at 4:30pm.
WHERE: Malibu Creek State Park, Calabasas, CA Group Campground (See below for directions and map.)
--A donation of $10 is suggested to help cover the cost of providing excellent public rituals!
--After ritual we will enjoy a potluck and fellowship. Raven's Cry Grove supplies washable plates, mugs, and utensils! Please, no alcohol.
--Please feel free to bring personal offerings for the ancestors, nature spirits, and deities. It does not need to be biodegradable, but should be non-toxic if buried or put into water.
--We will be collecting nonperishable food items (canned or dry goods) for a local foodbank. Let us share our blessings with those who hunger while we feast.
--Please do not bring pets. (Service animals allowed.) For more ground rules and answers to frequently asked questions visit: About Us : Practice (http://www.ravenscrygrove.org/index/practice) and For our Guests (http://www.ravenscrygrove.org/index/guests)
--Carpooling is encouraged.
From the 101: Take the 101 FWY and get off at Las Virgenes Rd. exit. Turn south onto Las Virgenes Rd. and head toward Malibu. The entrance to the state park is off Las Virgenes Rd. just south of Mulholland Hwy on the west (right) side of the road. From PCH, take Malibu Canyon Rd. and turn into the park entrance on the left before Mulholland Hwy.
Once in the park you will pull up to a ranger's booth to pay for parking. Tell them you are going to the Group Campsite -- they can give you directions if you need. You will follow the road until you see a long dirt road on your right, leading into a valley. (If you reach the individual campsites you have gone too far.) Park in the lot at the end of the dirt road and walk down the trail about 500 ft to the Campsite.
VENUE MAP (http://www.ravenscrygrove.org/index)