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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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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A Personal Story by Drew

A Personal Story by Drew Austin Lawrence, March 2014 The Raven’s Knoll Quork welcomes people’ s personal stories regarding gatherings they have attended or what Raven’s Knoll means to them. This guest post is by Drew Thomson. Seven years ago I needed to walk away from one of the best opportunities for happiness that has lucked to come across my[…]

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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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Swing Low (Heathen version)

Swing Low (Heathen version) Austin Lawrence, March 2014 Sung to the tune of the African-American spiritual “Swing Low.” First presented by Auz and Brad McDonald at the Three Rivers Gathering 2o13. Lyrics filked by Austin “Auz” Lawrence. I crossed the scree, and what did I see? Wind, trees and the rocks. I crossed the scree, and what did I see?[…]

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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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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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Birth of the Witches’ Sabbat at Raven’s Knoll

Birth of the Witches’ Sabbat at Raven’s Knoll posted by Austin Lawrence, April 2013 This is a guest post written by Juniper Jeni describing what you can expect at the of The Witches’ Sabbat gathering to take place for the first time at Raven’s Knoll this summer.  Juniper is an Ottawa witch with a wonderful blog called Walking the Hedge. fes·ti·val /ˈfestəvəl/ Noun: 1. A day or period[…]

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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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