A Völva’s Viewpoint on Hail and Horn Gathering 2013

A Völva’s Viewpoint on Hail and Horn Gathering 2013 14/01/24 at 1.25am / by Auz / 0 Comment This blog occasionally cross-posts the accounts of other bloggers who have contributed or experienced Raven’s Knoll. The following post is written by Juniper Jeni about her experience leading the esoteric ritual at last year’s Hail and Horn Gathering as a völva. Juniper is an Ottawa witch with a wonderful blog called Walking the Hedge and is an Read more…

Kaleidoscope Gathering 2014: Field and Forest

Kaleidoscope Gathering 2014: Field and Forest Austin Lawrence, February 2014 The theme for this year’s gathering is “Field and Forest.” Since the early Middle Ages “field and forest” has been used as a poetic phrase that evokes the spirit and bounty of the natural world. In the modern age, we invoke these spirits and their bounty into our lives to celebrate High Summer and the Lammas-tide, to glory in our connection to the boundless circle 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…

KornuKopia Gathering 2016

KornuKopia Gathering 2016 Austin Lawrence, September 2016 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 sixth 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…

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…

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…

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…

Banner Bonanza

Banner Bonanza Original post by Ravenskn, February 2014 This guest post is re-posted with permission from Brynn’s, award-winning blog, Lupus Interrupted. Not going to lie…having to keep on the down-lo for the past couple of months has been difficult considering the magnitude of the emotional connection I made with a project I’d recently completed. And by project, I mean commission. The word “commission” is important here, because it signifies an idea that someone had, talked to someone 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…