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imbolc in glastonbury
Thursday 30th January to Monday 3rd February
Imbolc is a moment of stillness, of anticipation, of twinkling candlelight and hearth fire, the last breath of winter - when the goddess awakes as the maiden and promises that spring will arrive. It is a time for divination, poetry, crafts and healing. A time of Presence.
Come to Glastonbury for a faerie Imbolc at Paddington Farm: we will co-create a space of love, tenderness and play. Enjoy the sacred energies of this festival at the Tor, in the heart of Avalon, where Albion's mystics have communed since millennia. We will be able to visit Chalice Well and take part in the Imbolc ceremonies, and come away nourished and ready for another year of growth in heart and spirit.
Bring drag and finest faerie accoutrements. IF YOU ARE BRINGING A FRIEND, PLEASE FILL OUT A FORM FOR THEM SEPARATELY. Accommodation is in dorms and a limited number of twins, singles and doubles. People can also bring their own live-in vehicle.
COST: We suggest a contribution of somewhere between £100 and £150. No one is turned away for lack of funds (NOTAFLOF).
Choose the NOTAFLOF option on the form if this applies to you. As this is only a short gathering we might not hold a faerie fund-raising auction. Bear this in mind when deciding how much you choose to pay. Giving generously supports NOTAFLOFs and future events.and ensures faerie solvency.
PAYMENT Please, please pay in advance by bank transfer if you can. This means that the organisers can enjoy the gathering much more! Bank: The Cooperative Bank account name: FaerieUK sort code: 08 92 99 account number 65488214 IBAN: GB75 CPBK 0892 9965 4882 14 Bank Identification code: CPBK GB22 Please give the payment reference in the format IMB13[your name] eg IMB13JANESMITH
CALLING TO FAERIE FOLK ACROSS THE WORLD
TO BENDERS OF GENDER, QUESTING QUEERS, SACRED SAPPHICS AND SODOMITES, DIVINE DEVIANTS AND TRANSCENDENT TRANSFORMERS
WE GATHER AT MAGICAL FEATHERSTONE FOR A SPRING AWAKENING OF THE SENSES AND THE SOUL
TO MAKE THE TRANSITION FROM THE EARTH ENERGIES OF WINTER TO THE FRESH AIR AND LIGHT OF SPRING
TO TURN THE INNER DIAL FROM THE INNER WORLDS TO THE OUTER
AND TO MAKE THE STEP FROM THE OLD AGE OF PISCES TO THE QUEER AGE OF AQUARIUS
JOIN US IN THE CO-CREATION OF AN ENCHANTED REALM OF FREEDOM AND DISCOVERY
HEART CIRCLES * SHAMANIC JOURNEYS * RITUALS * DANCE PARTIES * FAERIE FITNESS * FABULOUS FEASTS
AND WHATEVER YOU BRING TO THE CAULDRON........
MARCH 17 - 27, 2014.
REGISTRATION FORM AT:
An enchanted castle in the Northern Lands of Albion, close to the wall built by the Roman Emperor Hadrian--who worshiped his male lover Antinous as a god and built statues to him all over the empire--has been the location for Winter faerie gatherings since 2005. For ten days this lovely castle will become a faerie hogwarts with rambling corridors and mysterious nooks, glittering dining and ball rooms, and roaring hearth fires. All set in a stunning landscape where the air is fresh and the nature spirits are friendly.
In the year 2014 we will gather in March at the Spring Equinox, to make the transition from the earth time of Winter to the air and light of Spring. The watery inner time of Pisces gives way to the active, creative energy of fire as the sun reaches Aries - a chance for reflection as the dark season ends and an opportunity to raise empowering energy us for the time of light ahead. The castle can accommodate up to 100 people, but gathering numbers are usually around 50-60. We can be reached easily - nearest airport is Newcastle, from there it's a short train journey to Haltwhistle. We are hoping people will come for the whole 10 days if possible, or at least 5 if not, so that the group can build a fabulous solid sacred energy for our own healing and to offer to the world.
Sleeping is in rooms or dorms, 3 to 12 beds. It can be cold (all gatherers are invited to ask the goddess for a fine sunny start to spring) but rooms are heated, log fires are always burning in communal spaces, you should bring thermal undies and fur coats are good too.
Suggested payment rates are £20-£35 per night. No
One Turned Away For Lack of Funds. Please give what you can; giving
generously enables us to support future events and support those
would otherwise not afford to come.
In a collaborative spirit of all who gather we will manifest heart circles, spring ceremonies, fantastic feasts, workshops, nature walks, visits to Hadrian's wall, a drag wardrobe, a love temple, a smokers temple, dance parties and much more ... and to move us into the spring energies: faerie fitness - mind body and soul, nothing will be left out!
REGISTRATION IS OPEN! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1v8OG4H56CyVTh7HnyG6PZDkpBK_hp5aUZdyp2vcR3Rc/viewform?edit_requested=true
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PLEASE COME FOR THE WHOLE 10 DAYS TO GET THE MAXIMUM BENEFIT OF THIS TIME IN SACRED FAERIE SPACE
OR IF UNABLE TO COME FOR 10, A MINIMUM STAY OF 5 DAYS IS RECOMMENDED
SUMMER SOLSTICE GATHERING
JUNE 16 - 22
our second solstice under the tor