“Rites of Raven’s Knoll” Book

“Rites of Raven’s Knoll” Book Austin Lawrence, April 2017 We are very pleased to announce the publication of a Raven’s Knoll book, called “Rites of Raven’s Knoll.” Cover of Rites of Raven’s Knoll The book consists of chapters written by 28 different authors, including pieces be each of the four editors. The pieces run from descriptions of family coming of[…]

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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 gods and goddesses of Heathenry.  For the first time in Canada[…]

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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 Work Weekend – May 4 to 6, 2013 The first[…]

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The Intrepid Adventures of a Kiwi Pagan

The Intrepid Adventures of a Kiwi Pagan who was at Kaleidoscope Gathering 2011 Austin Lawrence, February 2013 Polly is a wonderful Pagan that took our local community by storm with her keen intellect, irascible humour, and spiritual insights.  She writes a great blog called “Another Witches Blogg.”  Everyone who met her wants her to come back again to visit!  In[…]

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Concerts at the Kaleidoscope Gathering 2013

Concerts at the Kaleidoscope Gathering 2013 Austin Lawrence, March 2013 At each Kaleidoscope Gathering there are a few amplified concerts that take place on the Raven Stage to entertain and uplift Festers.  This year we are very lucky to have three concerts from Canadian Pagans, from each of the Ottawa, Toronto, Niagara Falls and Montreal areas.  From Canada we will welcome Elizabeth[…]

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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 2012, Raven’s Knoll established a one-of-a-kind place of worship, the Vé,[…]

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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 their achieved fame given momentum to honorable causes or are[…]

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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 covering single stick, knife, staff and spear, as well as[…]

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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 and deepens our understanding of the human condition. The words[…]

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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 of beef braised in ale and onions, seasoned with wildcrafted[…]

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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 sacred site. In many Pagan theologies trees and the images[…]

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