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2015 Beltaine at Annwfn

Beltaine at the Sacred Sanctuary of Annwfn
in the mountains of Northern California
May 8-10, 2015

Pre-Register Now via the Donate Button Above

Annwfn Beltaine 2015

Beltaine quickly approaches, and with it promises of deep magick and joyous revelry. We invite you to join us at Annwfn for our Beltaine celebration and experience the power of the land and the passion of fire. We host a Walpurgisnacht ritual, sensual May Games (for couples manifesting the Divine Feminine and Divine Masculine), Saturday evening beast for the feast, Sunday morning brunch, crowning of the May King & Queen, and the May Pole ritual.

SUGGESTED DONATION:

This is a fundraiser to protect and upkeep this sanctuary.

Per Attendee:

Early Registration before April 30 - Suggestion Donation: $75-$60

Registration between May 1 and May 7 – Suggested Donation: $100-75

On-Site Registration: $100

We will begin our festivities on Friday night with a Potluck dinner and a Welcoming Circle in the Upper Meadow Fire Circle. Saturday we will choose our new May Queen and King and together weave a Wicker Man to be burned in the Walpurgisnaught fire. We will infuse our Wicker Man with our intention to let go of the old year and freely offer what we are willing to sacrifice in order to begin our journey toward the fullness of Summer’s Light. We come through the Beltane Fire purified and transformed and are given the gift of illumination so we can envision what we want to create for ourselves, our sacred land and our blessed Mother Earth. Afterwards we gather around the fire for a Bardic Circle sharing stories, songs, poems, ect….. to inspire and entertain. Sunday morning we will partake in the women’s and men’s mysteries and then come together to weave our magick around the May Pole.

Other things you can expect at Beltaine: Loving our Sanctuary, healing and renewing the Earth. Frolicking, sauntering, and carousing. Dressing up, flirting, making friends, hanging out. Cooking big delicious meals and doing the dishes together. Singing and drumming around the fire. Playing in the woods, celebrating the season, doing our Tribal Magick. Turning the Wheel!

What can you do to help? This is a community created event and all participants will be asked to volunteer two hours of their time to help make this a wonderful and successful gathering. Please plan to sign up for your hours of community service on the Volunteer Sign-up Sheet during on-site registration.

In addition, we would like to identify a few folks ahead of time that would be willing to take extra responsibility and help facilitate this weekend. Assistance is needed with a variety of tasks that need to happen before, during and after Beltaine.

Some of the areas where assistance is still needed are:

Registration

Food/Kitchen

Transportation/Shuttling (4x4 vehicle needed

Safety/Security/Fire Tending

Facilitate Silent Auction

Early Set-up

After Clean-up

Drummers /Musicians

Work Trade: If you would like to discuss work trade for a portion of your donation, you must contact us ahead of time to make arrangements. The next pre-Beltaine work party is April 25-26 or if you can come early, there will be a lot to do in the few days before the start of the festival.

If you can facilitate or help out with any of these tasks or want to discuss work trade, please contact:
Ayisha at crzylife@execpc.com /301-659-2449 or
Orin at tonya.mcneese@gmail.com /707-814-5060

Festival Food:

Friday evening dinner will be potluck. Saturday breakfast and lunch are left up to individuals. Saturday night’s feast will be a community potluck with the Main Beast offering provided by Annwfn. Please plan to bring a sumptuous dish to share with the tribe enough for 8-12 people. Sunday Breakfast: Bring something to complement Annwfn’s offering of steel-cut oats, scrambled eggs, and fruit juices such as oatmeal additives (various nuts, sunflower seeds, raisins, fruit (dried or fresh etc..), bagels, cream cheese, fruit, granola, sausage, bacon, etc….

**** Please email our Head Chef/Kitchen Witch, Patricia at paw@feri.com and let her know what you plan to bring for the Saturday evening Beast Feast Potluck and Sunday morning breakfast in order to coordinate a bit and make sure we don’t end up with 10 loaves of bread and no salad.

Other things you need to know:

We encourage you to arrive as early as you can Friday or early Saturday in order to set up your campsite and settle onto the land in preparation for the weekend’s events.

Shuttling up Old Fluffy and to the Upper Meadow will be provided but will be suspended during the May Games and rituals (Times TBA). Bring what you need to have a safe and satisfying weekend but pack wisely.

Carpooling is encouraged as parking space is limited.

No Pets: We ask you to please leave your pets at home as Annwfn does not have facilities for them.

A Registration Response Letter with detailed information regarding Schedule, Camping, Shuttles, What to Bring, Food, Water, etc…. will be provided when you pre-register. If you or someone you know plans to register on site, it is important that you get this info so you can plan and pack accordingly. The Upper Meadow, where all events will take place, is very rustic. Watch for this info to be posted on one of the lists or call/email us to have a letter sent to you.

Please pre-register. It is essential for effective planning.

Silent Auction: We were initially going to let this go for this year since we started so late but then our dear Annwfn caretaker, Wolf, expressed his desire to continue this tradition and donated one of his beautiful Stained Glass creations. The Silent Auction helps to raise additional money for the various projects critical to Annwfn’s well being—projects including the water system, the road, and routine maintenance costs.

In order to create a successful Silent Auction, WE NEED YOUR HELP. You can help by:

Offering to facilitate the auction during the Beltaine weekend.

Donating items to auction. Look around your home for those items you don't really need -or use which someone else might love: magical tools, art, CDs, great books, special candles, musical instruments, etc.

Bring your Silent Auction items to Beltaine and give them to the registration faery when you arrive at Annwfn.

You may offer services for auction—counseling, body work, tattoos, house cleaning, house painting, etc.

Bidding on items you like at Beltane (bring $$ or checks for this)

*** I know that we have gotten a late start in the planning of Beltaine but I am optimistic that we can come together and create a wonderful festival. Please help us by Pre-Registering and letting us know how you can be of assistance. We need all of us to make this happen. And did I forget to say, “Please Pre-register” which you can do at:

http://caw.org/content/?q=beltaine2015?

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