Winter Solstice Ritual

Posted by Jodie, 03 June 2010 10:12 PM | PERMALINK
Date:
Friday, June 18, 2010
Time:
7:00pm - 11:00pm
Location:
MoonCourt, Blue Mountains, Australia

Description

At this time when the Dark part of day is longest,
as Earth leans us away from Sun to the furthest point,You are invited to celebrate
WINTER SOLSTICE

Darkness reaches Her fullness, and yet …
She turns, and the seed of Light is born.
This is the season for the lighting of candles,
and receiving the Gift of Birth.
The story of Old tells us that on this night,
the Great Mother gives birth to the Divine Child
- ongoing Creativity, the New Young One within all.
We celebrate Her eternal Cosmogenesis,
and the Miracle of Being.

For more details contact: glenys@pagaian.org
BOOKING AND PREPARATION are essential for attendance

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Winter Solstice | Yuletide: Turn the Wheel of Change

Posted by Jodie, 02 June 2010 10:16 PM | PERMALINK
Start Time:
Friday, June 18, 2010 at 3:00pm
End Time:
Sunday, June 20, 2010 at 3:00pm
Location:
Forgotten Valley Country Retreat | 1.5 hrs nth of Syd
Street:
Singleton Rd
City/Town:
Wisemans Ferry, Australia
Have you ever wanted to gather in the depth of Winter among kindred souls who really value the traditional ways of celebrating the turning of the season’s tide?

Well join us this coming Winter Solstice around the midnight fires and help us turn the wheel of the year.

Come warm the very depths of your Soul with a sumptuous Yuletide Feast with all the trimmings - fine foods, mulled wines and indulgent winter puddings …..

Enjoy the songs and sounds of our resident Wayward Minstrels ….

Experience sacred traditional ceremony ….

Gather together to share our dreams, tarot, spells and ancient symbols so that we may set free our deepest desires from the fierce grip of winter’s cold embrace.

Let your hosts - Suzanne Naseby (WytchyWays), Tim Hartridge (OzPagan) and Tori Collins (WitchesWorkshop - take you on a journey to the enchanted Heart of Winter this Winter season and create for you a Yuletide celebration you’ll not forget.

This retreat is open to men and women.

HOW MUCH????
$550 … but if you book with a friend, your friend pays only $450! (or $500 each)

WHAT IS INCLUDED????

• 2 nights twin share accommodation for you and your friend in 3 star B&B style rooms in comfy private cottages featuring spa baths and fire places in the lounge rooms and your own kitchen - all linen provided

• All delicious meals prepared by local restaurant owners Jenny & Kevin Moulton from the Fickle Wombat in St Albans. These meals includes: self catered full country breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings, hot buffet lunch on Saturday and a hearty Yule Feast with all the trimmings on Saturday night - special diets catered for

• A beautiful Wiccan Winter Solstice Ritual based on a rich tapestry of Yule traditions

• Live entertainment by the amazing Wayward Minstrels who will lead medieval dancing on Saturday night after the feast

• All workshop materials

COMING FROM INTERSTATE?
We can arrange a shuttle bus to pick you up from the airport and take you out to the retreat and back again at the end.

Hold vigil with us on the darkest night of the year as we welcome the warmth and light of the returning Sun!

For more information about this retreat:
http://www.wytchyways.com/yule.html

We invite you to join us in a weekend of transformation, change and celebration.

PRAISE FOR PAST EVENTS:
“The Saturday night ritual and log fire was a beautiful moment in time that captured the intensity of Yule. I will cherish it forever.” Mascia, SA

“This weekend has been a mind-blowing, life-changing event. The energy in the rituals was beyond the scale of anything else I have experienced before; the loving, caring community environment made me feel at home.” Rebecca, NSW

“The retreat was in a word, MAGICAL.” Sonya, ACT

“A perfect weekend retreat brilliantly organised and all comforts taken care of. I just wanted to congratulate you Suzanne on the terrific job you did with planning, organising and presenting EVERYTHING - no mean feat!!!! … I appreciated the work that went into it and after it! Thank you dear Suzanne - I loved it.” Gail, NSW

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