BELTANE / BELTAINE SABBAT CELEBRATION
420 East 12th Street (Between 1st Avenue and Avenue A)
Saturday May 3, 2014 2-5pm Come one and all to enjoy this Sabbat.
In ye olde tradition we will have a MAYPOLE DANCING, JUMPING THE CAULDRON, and a GUIDED MEDITATION. A VERY BARDIC BELTANE. Considered to be one of the 4 Great Sabbats.
As we welcome Beltane one of the most important festivals of the pagan year traditionally marking the arrival of summer in ancient times. It is the celebration of two powers joining to bring creation, in this case, the Goddess and the God. The two form a sacred union, from which comes creation, growth and harmony. The God, now grown, becomes enraptured with the Goddess and from their love, all of nature grows and flowers. It is a time of sensuality and sexuality, the reawakening of the earth in vivid colours, vibrant scents, fresh greenery and the sheer joy of summer after a long dormant winter.
A Beltane ritual, complete with songs and chants for everyone to join in on.
FOR MAYPOLE DANCING, bring *at least* 25 feet (30 is better) of ribbon in a color that reflects what you would like to weave into your life this year. Must be there by 2pm to attach ribbon to Maypole.
*EVERYONE* is welcome, of all races, creeds, genders, ages; solitaries, covens, families & friends, et al. We are respectful of all spiritual paths and all people.
The tithe suggestion is $10.00 in person $11.00 via online payments. (please bring receipt of online payment) , which helps defray the costs of hosting this event.
BRING FOODS AND DRINKS TO SHARE: wines, juices, cakes, seasonal breads, fruits, grapes, cookies, veggies and dips, etc…
BRING HAND INSTRUMENTS — drums, flutes, tambourines, claves, maracas, etc.
*PLEASE* RSVP us as soon as possible so we can get an accurate estimate of the attendees — so we can bring enough supplies!
Attire: Suggested colors are pink, yellow, green, violet, red, white (not required for attendance). Celebrants can draw a spiral on foreheads or cheeks or draw a flower on cheek or Triangles for the triple Goddess.
Blessed Be, one and all!