The Vé: A Heathen Holy Place

The Vé: A Heathen Holy Place Austin Lawrence, February 2013 Every religion must have its holy places, affording a means of communication between man, gods, spirits and forces of nature (Ellis-Davidson, 13). In 2012, at the Hail and Horn Gathering, a sacred place of worship was established at Raven’s Knoll for honouring the Read more…

2013 Events

2013 Events 13/01/31 at 12.21pm / by Auz / 0 Comment There are many gatherings and events that take place at Raven’s Knoll. Before each event there will be posts talking about the activities that are planned and afterwards we will try to post descriptions of some people’s experiences. Beltaine Read more…

Hail and Horn Gathering 2013

Hail and Horn Gathering 2013 Austin Lawrence, February 2013 The Hail and Horn Gathering is a festival that serves as a meeting place for the growing number of Heathens in Ontario and Quebec as well as throughout Canada. It takes place the Canada Day long weekend, from June 28 to July 1, 2013. In Read more…

Monocerosdrome

Monocerosdrome Austin Lawrence, July 2013 At the Kaleidoscope Gathering 2013 the theme is “Heroes.” In our modern times the mass media makes people who are successful at professional sports into “sports heroes” and “legends.” But, what have they really done? Has their strength or agility saved lives, like warriors of old? Has Read more…

SLAPS 2013

SLAPS 2013 Austin Lawrence, April 2013 Siling Labuyo Arnis Proficiency Seminar (SLAPS) – May 24 to 26, 2013 Raven’s Knoll is lucky to host, for the second year, SLAPS.  This event is an intensive Siling Labuyo Arnis (SLA) training seminar.  Come to experience this amazing Filipino martial arts.  Hands on instruction will be provided Read more…

Kaleidoscope Gathering 2013: Heroes

Kaleidoscope Gathering 2013: Heroes Austin Lawrence, February 2013 The theme for this year’s Kaleidoscope Gathering is “Heroes.” Heroines and Heros stride forth from the stories, legends and myths of our peoples. Their bold character expresses the virtues to strive for in our lives’ journeys, their hubris and tragedy teaches us Read more…

Húsel Feast Menu for HHG 2013

Húsel Feast Menu for HHG 2013 Austin Lawrence, June 2013 Wendish Cold Soup A buttermilk soup with smoked cottage cheese, garlic, cucumber and radish Breads & Smear Black rye loaf, light rye bread, and wheaten rolls Spreads of leek-cream and apple-flesh (a ‘butter’ of apples and bacon) Seethed Ox Joints Read more…

The Rainbow Tree

The Rainbow Tree Austin Lawrence, February 2013 An amazing natural feature of Raven’s Knoll is a white cedar tree that grows up out of the ground and then back into the earth! From its arc of a trunk the tree sprouts five branches. This rare sylvan find was immediately recognized as a Read more…