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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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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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 ghosts of former Stag Kings select the next year’s King[…]

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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[…]

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