Challenge of the Stag King

Challenge of the Stag King Austin Lawrence, August 2013 A tradition at the Kaleidoscope Gathering is the Stag King ritual.  In this annual men’s mystery ritual the ritual participants undertake a number of grueling trials that test physical, mental and spiritual attributes of the contestants.  At the end of each ritual the 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 Read more…

Gypsy at the KornuKopia Gathering 2013

Gypsy at the KornuKopia Gathering 2013 Austin Lawrence, November 2013 From time-to-time this blog invites guests to present their experiences of past events. This is a guest post written by Gypsy Birch about his experience at the KornuKopia gathering this year. This is the telling of my ( Gypsy Birch) personal experiences at Read more…

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 Read more…

Men’s Cairn

Men’s Cairn Austin Lawrence, February 2014 This Quork post is brought to you by Ethan Kincaid, a longtime Fester and Canadian author. An unobtrusive path leads northward from the archery field of Raven’s Knoll. This suits the purpose of the sacred site beyond. Quiet, and out of the way, sits the 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…