BELTANE

29/04–01/05 with Elle

At Beltane we celebrate the Goddess growing from the Maiden into her sensual powers. In the woods the Green Beast is calling, the trees are budding, the juices are flowing. At Beltane we prepare ourselves for the sacred union with all that is: plants, animals, fellow humans, … We celebrate life unfolding once again, in a spiral dance of fertility and renewal. We dance around the fire at night to revive the spirits within and without. We hold hands and let our energies merge.

Beltane is the celebration of transformation, of coming into your own being. Of connecting yourself to the world around and to your circle. We embrace our sensual powers to merge, melt and reappear renewed. We jump over the fires that burn inside and rekindle the heat. We engage in wildness and joyful acceptance.

This workshop is part of the Wheel of the Year. Every weekend is related to the circular journey of the sun, as celebrated in ancient witchcraft. We honor the Spring and Fall Equinox, Summer and Winter Solstices, and the intermediate moments of preparation and cleansing, of letting go of old habits, and embracing new outlooks. Connecting to the cycle of the year embeds the spiritual practice in an ancient context of cyclical awareness and the connection to nature, the change of the seasons, and the mysteries of death and rebirth that lie hidden under the surface. It also opens our awareness to the practices of the ancestors that lived on the land long before us, and that built the hummus out of which our spiritual awareness arose.

Every weekend is built around one or more central group rituals, but next to that we make time for individual ritual crafting, singing, walking, meditation and other work.

PRICE: The whole Wheel of the Year cycle consists of 7 weekends, and we organize also a 1 week Witch Camp for Samhain on another location. Participation in one weekend costs 150 euro, including food and sleeping on a mattress in the studio space. If you want a bed in a (shared) room, you pay 20 euro pppn. If you book for 3 weekends you pay 400 euro, including food. The Samhain week is organized in a different way, and more information will follow soon.

LOCATION: Solwaster, close to Spa

RESERVATIONS: witch@lovelore.org

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