After a very productive weekend of wood cutting and moving, controlled burning, gravel work, discussion with contractor, it was very relaxing to listen to the frogs. I uploaded a sound file for you to enjoy.
A couple of announcements. First thank you to everyone who showed up and actually worked this weekend. There will be pictures posted soon. There is no more indoor bed space available for Beltane. Second, if you have any raffle items for this weekend please bring them. We are also looking for glow in the dark paint for some children’s activities.
Shout Out from Shahara :”Calling all the DR Witchlings and youth! Saturday during Beltaine, we will spruce up the Faery Grove. Then, we’ll invite everyone to give a little gift to welcome the Fae. Trinkets, pieces of jewelry, pretty stones, beads, tree decorations. In between we’ll have a craft table to make pretty little baubles. (Donations of supplies welcome!)
See you all soon!”
Last reminder today starts the work weekend. If you want to save some money, c’mon down and help us out for a few hours.
Friday evening; bonfire and socializing, possible smores
Saturday 11 am, walk ing tour of the place to see how the seasons change(or not as the case may be)
Noon, lunch and/or heavy snacking
1pm May Games! rocking tossing, spear casting, running, kubb, rock/paper/scissors! All in the pursuit of the honor of wearing the May King and Queen crowns.
3pm May Pole dance. if you are not up for the dancing bring a drum or other instrument to help us weave the power into the land. fun for all to see a bunch of pagans dancing in snow and mud I assure you:-)
5:30pm pre-ritual discussion/workshop on the nature, reason, and history of Beltane as well as ‘why do we do that?’ explanations of the holiday
6:30 Main ritual in the Stone Circle led by Tonya
7:30 feasting and merriment
9:30 discussion on sacred sexuality, no kids for this one please!
9am polka music and coffee/doughnuts, as well as leftovers made into breakfast delight.
10am Board Meeting, open to observers if you are quiet:-)
Indoor sleeping space is mostly gone, please contact me asap if you need a place to crash. Normally this is a good time for camping but this year is a little more hardcore, if you want to take a bash at pitching a tent, let me know and I’ll find the driest spot around. Please bring a dish to pass for Sat night feast and clothing appropriate for the season. We are asking $30 for the entire weekend $15 for Saturday(for members)
Nonmembers are $5 more, children are free, and the ritual, and ritual workshop are free to attend. Work exchange is available(or you can come the weekend before for the work party) but ya gotta let me know ahead of time. If there are any questions or additions please post them here, on the web page or at email@example.com
see ya then! bb,
Solar weekend has wrapped up with the attendees having a better understanding of Solar power and how it relates to Deeply Rooted use of it. We also talked about possible future configurations, and possible placement in the new community center. Steph Arnold donated $500 this weekend, adding to the growing list of members actively growing our building fund. Steph also donated some more jewelry, with all the profits going to Deeply Rooted. Necklaces are $10, bracelets $5, earrings $2. Pictures will be posted later.
Beltane work weekend is coming up, 4/26- 4/28. Showing up and working for 4 hours will get you a free event weekend. Working for 2 hours will get you the event Saturday free. Beltane is the following weekend, the price for the whole Beltane weekend is $30. So for 4 hours of work you save $30, and two hours of work will save you $15. So go and register now!
Congratulations to Lyn, on a successful gallery showing this weekend.
I was reading this article, about how a good game is one that keeps a player’s attention by not making them God. It got me thinking that the same process is what makes magick effective. I am talking about providing incentive for the Deity, making a request without providing something incentive for a Deity to respond usually results in nothing. For magick to work you as a practitioner must actively engage the Deity. There are many ways already built in magickal rituals to engage the Deity. My question is, Does the average practitioner understand what this mean?
Like Sweet Potato, how about Chili? Try both in this recipe from One Gree Planet. ow.ly/jGXC9. Do you have any recipes that combine unusaul items, if you do send them to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we can share them here with our audience.
In the days since Ostara, the Earth has quickly begun to awake. The engery is tangible and tender roots are visible. The trees, birds, and animals are speaking louder and more frequent the in past weeks. You can feel the warmth of the Sun growing stronger, lasting longer each day.
Having the honor of experiencing this wonderfully set of events at Deeply Rooted, has been very different than in years past, where I haven not privileged to live here. This spring is more vibrant, more real, and more spiritual.
As a Deeply Rooted member and online contributor, I am interested in your how coming to Deeply Rooted during the spring has affected your life
Come Support Wade, he is speaking on Prison ministry and Deeply Rooted at the Fox Valley Pagan Pride on April 13th!
Deeply Rooted Board passed the proposal to standardize event prices. They are as follows:
Sabbats excluding Beltane and Samhain: $20 for the entire weekend
$ 10 for saturday
Beltane and Samhain: $30 for the entire weekend
$15 for Saturday
Nonmembers are $5 more, children are free, and the ritual, and ritual workshop are free to attend. Any other events we host are free to attend.
Our solar weekend is aproaching and we would like for you to attend. The focus of this weekend is teaching a basic understanding of how solar power works. The workshop will be from noon to 5pm on April 6th 2013. This is a free event and open to the public, so if you have friends interested in solar energy please bring them. The registration form can be found here.