London: PFL NEWS -13Sept’12
The London Olympics 2012 may be over, and others talking
about `party hangovers’ – but for us Pagans, the parties are just beginning! We
all know that apart from the Beltane festivities, the next big cycle of
festivities take place between September and December, with Autumn Equinox,
Samhain & Yule events coming up. It’s
not official, but we all know we sort of `feel’ it to be a deep magical time.
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1. PF London Open
Ritual: Autumn Equinox – 13th September 2012.
This is today, and am sorry if this is late notice. Just get to Conway Hall, Red lion Square,
Holborn by 7.30pm for an 8pm Ritual start. It’s a special ritual by a heathen
group. Entrance: £6 but only £5 for PFL members / concessions.
2. Druid Ritual.
Outdoors. Sunday 23rd
equinox with a ritual for Alban Elued in the Hawthorne Grove, on Primrose Hill
with the loose association of Druids. . Nearest tube: Chalk Farm & Swiss
Cottage. Contact Jeremy via mobile: 07956-831-503 during social hours (UK time).
3. A Day with Ronald Hutton and Friends – Sunday 16th Sept’12.
Modern witchcraft: Building a future from history. Organised by Centre for Pagan Studies. (They
previously organised `Day for Doreen Valiente’ (2009) and `Day for Gerald
Gardner’ (2010). Where: Conway Hall, 25
Red Lion Square London WC1R 4RL.
Tickets £25 pp.
Featuring: Prudence Jones, Philip Heselton, Rufus
and Melissa Harrington, and of course Ronald Hutton – Professor of History,
4. Advance news: October
Plenty harvest festival in London -21st Oct’12
October Plenty is an Autumn harvest
celebration held annually in Southwark. Beginning on the Bankside, by
Shakespeare's Globe, October Plenty mixes ancient seasonal customs and theatre
with contemporary festivity, joining with historic Borough Market, Southwark. It is a collective celebration of the
seasons, weather and food, in a public place, with access to everyone. The
event is free, and happens whatever the weather. Here’
a link: October
Plenty -21st October’12
5. Advance news: Samhain
Celebrations by Pagan Future Fests – 21st Oct’12
First they gave us Samhain Celebration in 2011, then
Belostra in April of this year. Now PFF are back with their 2nd
Samhain even - with Live Music (Inkubus Sukubus, amongst other
bands!), Tarot Reading, Pagan Supplies, Talks
& Workshops..and big Drum Out. Here’s
the link: http://www.paganfuturefests.org.uk
6. Pagan Federation
membership – easy on line *NEW*
Pagan Federation is finally stepping into the 21st
century . The new IT manager Peter has finally sorted out the long term dreams
of many people who wanted to join the PF
by filling/paying online. Go to http://www.paganfed.org/paypal/join.shtml
and fill a very short form, and before you
know it, you’ll be a full PF member (if you are not one already!). It’s only £20 for singles, and joint
memberships are just £25. Value!!
7. PF Blog -*NEW*
Another of the new PF innovation is the new `people’s
blog. Anyone can submit content, and
Peter will sift them and put them up as part of the PF blog. Check it out here.
8. Magic in Paralympic
Closing ceremony – Druid words
spell in Paralympic Closing.
10: Parade of
Well, that’s the round up for now. If you, like me, were
excited and involved by the feats of Team Gm in Olympics & Paralympics,
here’s a short Youtube video of the Parade of Champions I made to mark the
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