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[…]

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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[…]

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Húsel Menu for Freya at HHG 2015

Húsel Menu for Freya at HHG 2015 Austin Lawrence, June 2015 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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Shrine Trail: Development and Plan

Shrine Trail: Development and Plan Austin Lawrence, June 2015 The Shrine Trail is a forest pathway that will run along the Northeastern border of Raven’s Knoll. It will stretch from the Jötunn Ve all the way to the Æsir Ve, passing through forest, over bridges, and alongside a wetland marsh. (Assistance is required to execute on this plan, please see[…]

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Portals: Theme for the Kaleidoscope Gathering 2016

Portals: Theme for the Kaleidoscope Gathering 2016 Austin Lawrence, August 2015 The theme for the Kaleidoscope Gathering in 2016 is “Portals.” Portals are liminal gates; some found and some created. They can be talismans, places, or intentions. They exist within us and without, as doorways to access that which is Other, beyond, or far within. Come prepared to find, create,[…]

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KornuKopia Gathering 2015

KornuKopia Gathering 2015 Austin Lawrence, August 2015 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 fifth time this Harvest celebration will be taking place. The festival features[…]

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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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