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2014 Samhain at Annwfn

Samhain 2014 celebration at Annwfn Sanctuary!

Suggested donation: $20 for one day - $60 for the whole weekend

This is fundraiser to protect & upkeep this sanctuary.

No one will be turned away due to lack of funds

Come be a part of the spectacle that is transformation!

John Barleycorn MUST die!

When?: Friday November 7 - Sunday November 9

Where?: Annwfn Pagan Sanctuary (directions upon donation)

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.

Care and Bright Blessings!

Come celebrate the turning of the Wheel! Be part of the ritual of the transformation of the land. The King and Queen welcome you to partake of a Dumb Supper with our beloved departed and those recently so. Ritual will begin on the Friday of November 7th due to the alignment of the Moon, so take the Friday off and come early to witness the ritual, which we promise will ROCK! It is a potluck, so bring your most perfect Autumn dish

The schedule is as follows:

Friday November 7th:

  • 12 Noon to 4:00PM
    Arrivals and welcomes from the Caretakers. (call up for a
    shuttle lift if you need it then, we shall have people on hand to
  • 6:00PM to 8:00PM
    A casual potluck. nothing too fancy
  • 8:00PM to whenever
    Entertainment and campfire circle at Goat Lodge
    including at
  • Midnight
    Observation of the Veil between the Material world and the Aetheric world. Divination STRONGLY encouraged.

Saturday November 8th:

  • Breakfasts until 12PM
  • 1:00PM to 4:50PM:
    Featured sessions and courses listed below!
    Ad-hoc courses and divination and magick works as well in available altars on the Land
  • 1:00p - 1:50p Advanced Spellcraft - Evocation
    Thomas Albin

    An interactive discussion of evocation. The intent is to gauge the experience of the group and guide a discussion of evocation with intended topics of methods of evocation, mediums and possession, black mirrors, spirit traps and houses and methods of caring for kept spirits.
    Notebook for notes

  • 2:00p - 2:50p Entheogenic Shamanism
    Vincent Foxworth & Elizabeth Morgan

    Brief description of course- what does psychedelic culture have to do with the resurgence of traditional shamanism? Why are more and more exploring the realms with the aid of ancient plants and new chemicals, and why do we label them Entheogenic ("generating the divine within")? What can each learn from the other?

    We will facilitate a discussion on the crossroads of old and new, of re-discovered spiritual technology, our experience with alternative realities, what are the pitfalls to ward against, and what can be gleamed for such a journey.

    Materials needed from students (if any)- bring an open mind and notebook.

  • 3:00p - 3:50p Intro to Palo Mayombe
    Thomas Albin

    A look at the practices and beliefs of Palo Mayombe, a Cubanized and then Americanized form of indigenous Congolese religious practice. In this class we will discuss Palo Mayombe. We will discuss the different traditions or Ramas and some of the differences between them. We will discuss the main "deities" or the Nkisi and their functions and temperaments. We will discuss some of the rites and spells of Palo Mayombe.
    Notebook for notes

  • 4:00p - 4:50p Creating your Sacred Sexuality
    Elizabeth Morgan

    Many in the Pagan community are familiar with Tantra and sacred sexuality, we may have an idea of some basics. How can you live sacred sexuality everyday, and what would that look like?

    When Elizabeth Morgan became a courtesan several years ago, she was inspired by Babylonian and Sumerian priestesses and wanted to incorporate the sacred rites from the start. She has graduated from the sacred courtesan school and continued to shape her individual practice for herself and clients.

    In this workshop, we will go over the history of sacred sexuality, and it's most important tenets. Tantra and other traditions of sacred sexuality will be discussed. We will learn how to sink into our sacred bodies to get direct wisdom from it to shape our individual paths. How to balance healthy boundaries with an open and connective heart, the importance of self care will also be discussed.

    Materials needed from students (if any): an open mind, possibly a notebook.

  • 4:50PM to 6:50PM
    Preparations of potluck dishes and transporting to Moon Circle. all encouraged to be seated and wait until:
  • 7:00PM to 7:10PM
    Arrival of the King and Queen and a dance for the Court.
  • 7:15PM to 8:30PM
    Blessing then Feasting and entertainment
  • 8:30PM to 9:45PM
    Ritual performance by King Theo and Queen Linda: "Autumn's Return; an initiatory journey to the Underworld."
  • 10:00PM and onward
    Revels and remembrances, including a Bardic in the Moon Circle (advise to bring a cloak and something/someone comfortable to keep you warm. bring a bottle or two to share with the family!)

Sunday November 9th:

  • Breakfasts until 12PM

  • 1:00PM to 3:00PM
    Reflections on the Departed.

    There will be Stone Processionals up to Morning Glory's Apple tree.

    Bring a beautiful stone from your garden or anywhere and leave it there.

    There will also be processionals to the Boneyard, where Gwyddion rests.

    Farewells, memories and experiences shared before departing.

We ask you also observe this schedule's formula, due to our processional at 6:30 PM Saturday. there will not be any shuttle service after 6:30PM, so be mindful and alert to that reality nor should there be anyone arriving just then also. We should all be as prompt as we are able then.

Another note, dress up if you like! dress as your favorite ancestor, a wizard/witch out of time/space, what have you! we encourage it and insist on your creativity! Please also note, the Queen and I will not be in communication much on Saturday, as we will be mentally/spiritually preparing ourselves for the ritual. if you see us, know that we might be distant and aloof, but do not take it personally. This is heavy magick we hope to bring to bear for this Land and you, her people. matters of temporal natures will be irrelevant to us then.

We hope you still can take the day off and come on up! get your camp spot and be prepared for a wonderful ritual we hope will inspire and entertain! Also note on Sunday there will be some time for another ritual yet to be announced, so please stay tuned!

Also, come and share a CAW farewell to one of our more memorable and beloved members Tim Emert, just before his departure to Thailand! Come bid this fine knight bon venture on his quest!

This weekend will be a sight to behold of magick, mystery and marvel of the passing of the King into the Underworld.

Remember to bring clothing and equipment for a two night camp-out as well as a personal supply of water for drinking and use. Dress appropriately for the weather then, which will be announced the week of.

We are also in search of presenters who would like to share advanced working knowledge of magick and procedure. Please email with the following:

  • course title
  • your name
  • brief description of course
  • materials needed from students (if any)

May you never thirst!

Love is the law, love under will.

King Theo
Queen Linda

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