Ritual and ceremony weekend: 23-25/09, with Elle Monk, Ardennes
At Mabon, we acknowledge in gratitude the fruits of our harvest. And at the same time, we start preparing for the dark times ahead. This weekend we integrated the Dark and the Light, in celebration of what we achieved, and acceptance of what is to come. It is a time of dwelling in the Twilight and embracing the spirits calling us from the shadows.
Concretely we will work with this twilight energy of dusk and dawn, spend quite some time with the forest spirits, and make time to look back and forward, with divination, visualization, and energy work.
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 you find here
TIMES: we start the weekend on Friday at 7pm and end on Sunday at 4pm.
LOCATION: Solwaster, close to Spa