LebowskiCampFest

LebowskiCampFest Austin Lawrence, February 2014 Presented by Jackie Treehorn, the Achievers, the Lost Dominion Screening Collective, and Rev. Auz of the Church of the Latter Day Dude Brothers and sisters! We have heard the Word, and it is “Abide.” The Raven’s Knoll congregation of the Church of the Latter-Day Dude are holding a tent revival to learn from, and apply, the teachings of the Dude. This fest is a camp out where we commune with the wisdom of the movie the Big Lebowski on Read more…

KornuKopia Gathering 2013

KornuKopia Gathering 2013 Austin Lawrence, August 2013 The KornuKopia Gathering is a festival for Pagans, Heathens and their friends to celebrate the last bounty of the Summer and the Turning of the Wheel of the Year into Fall, honouring the Gods in mirth and reverence. This is the fourth time this Harvest celebration will be taking place. The festival features the ceremonial burning of a massive sculpted offering, to honour the harvests of the year Read more…

Húsel Menu for Freya at HHG 2015

Húsel Menu for Freya at HHG 2015 Austin Lawrence, June 2015 A central feature of the Hail and Horn Gathering is a sacred feast known as húsel. Foodstuffs which we will offer at the Vé, will be collected and prepared in a way consistent with the cooking techniques of the Germanic peoples of old. Our communal efforts at the raising of the God-pole to Freya, the blót, bind gods and folk together through this ritual Read more…

Hail and Horn Gathering 2015 – Freya

Hail and Horn Gathering 2015 – Freya Austin Lawrence, June 2015 Hail and Horn is an annual gathering organized by Canadian Heathens to express in fullness of our ancient religious custom. The gathering is anchored by three intertwined rituals – blót, húsel and symbel – and a deep reverence for the Gods. This is the fourth year of the gathering.  This year, in particular, we honour Mardoll, the Lady Vanadis, Freya. Blót Hail Lady Freya! Raising a Read more…

Concerts at the Kaleidoscope Gathering 2015

Concerts at the Kaleidoscope Gathering 2015 Austin Lawrence, June 2015 Cory Orr – Wednesday (July 29, 2015) Cory Orr is a local musician performing all over Ontario. Last summer he quit his job as a cabinet maker so he could travel and play music. He spent two and a half months performing everywhere from the streets, beaches, festivals, cafes and bars! Currently he’s working at a skateboard shop and playing as much music as possible. This summer Read more…

LebowskiCampFest 2015

LebowskiCampFest 2015 Austin Lawrence, January 2015 (In 2015 LebowskiCampFest will take place on the weekend of August 8th and 9th. In honour of Maude and her entourage the theme for the event will be Art is Strongly Vaginal. To learn about the program, please check out this other blog post.) Brothers and sisters! We have heard the Word, and it is “Abide.” The Raven’s Knoll congregation of the Church of the Latter-Day Dude held a Read more…

Bone Dance: Theme for the Kaleidoscope Gathering 2015

Bone Dance:  Kaleidoscope Gathering 2015 Austin Lawrence, November 2014 The theme for the Kaleidoscope Gathering in 2015 is “Bone Dance.” It is a theme that touches parts of the spiritual traditions and philosophies of a number of paths that cross at Raven’s Knoll, in the Pagan community. It is not a simple theme, and it may be challenging to explore in all its aspects. We invite everyone to dance your thoughts around this theme, within Read more…

Rites of Raven’s Knoll Anthology: A Devotional to Pagan Land

Rites of Raven’s Knoll Anthology: A Devotional to Pagan Land Austin Lawrence, September 2014 Together we have built a place of magick and spirituality: Raven’s Knoll campground. Originally purchased due to the need to have a permanent place for Kaleidoscope Gathering, these 100+ acres have become much more. A place to dance, to drum, to sing. A place to be free. A place to venerate gods, spirits and ancestors. It is home now to half Read more…

Firemongers Weekend

Firemongers Weekend Austin Lawrence, April 2014 A weekend for firekeepers to hone their skills and learn new techniques, or for aspiring firekeepers to learn all about it.  Attendees will have the main fire pit to practice with, without the distraction of drummers and dancers, so they can play with the fire day and night.The purpose of this event is to share ideas about festival firekeeping and improve the skills of people managing fires at at Read more…

Feast of Sekhmet: Keeper of the Light

Feast of Sekhmet: Keeper of the Light Austin Lawrence, April 2014 Keeper of the Light, Milady Sekhmet bring us into your protection and let us avoid your destruction! Welcome to the Feast of Sekhmet an annual festival for the satiation of the Goddess Sekhmet. We come together in her honour. This year we recognize her name Keeper of the Light. The one who brings light into our lives and fire into the darkness. We will Read more…