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 the KornuKopia Gathering of 2013, held at Raven’s Knoll in Eganville, Ontario. The KornuKopia[…]

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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[…]

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Concerts at the Kaleidoscope Gathering 2016

Concerts at the Kaleidoscope Gathering 2016 Austin Lawrence, May 2016 Fiddlehead Soup – Wednesday (July 27, 2016) Fiddlehead Soup is an Eastern Ontario trio transports listeners to Scandinavia, southern Europe, South America and beyond with a wonderful collection of folk songs sprinkled with a garnish of Scottish and Irish tunes and original music. Featuring veteran musician Douglas Hendry on cittern and 12-string[…]

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The Flyting of Odin and Thor

The Flyting of Odin and Thor Austin Lawrence, March 2014 This two person play is an interpretation of Hárbarðsljóð (Lay of Hárbarðr) which is one of the poems of the Poetic Edda, found in the Codex Regius. The original is an Old Icelandic didactic, flyting poem with figures from Norse mythology. This interpretation was written and performed by Brandon “Gypsy”[…]

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At the Raven’s Knoll

At the Raven’s Knoll Austin Lawrence, May 2016 This poem was written and preformed by Kayla Anna Akalu at the Well and Tree Gathering Bardic Fire, 2016. An amazing place I found, Called the Raven’s Knoll. I came alone one day And found a piece of my soul. Past those black birds standing guard And down the Yellow Brick Road,[…]

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Hail and Horn Gathering 2014 – Freyr

Hail and Horn Gathering 2014 – Freyr Austin Lawrence, April 2014 Hail and Horn is an annual gathering organized by Canadian Heathens to express in fullness 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 third year of the gathering.  This[…]

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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[…]

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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.[…]

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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[…]

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Húsel Menu for Freyr at HHG 2014

Húsel Menu for Freyr at HHG 2014 Austin Lawrence, May 2014 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[…]

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