With great pleasure do I present you the first Pagan Camp organized by the Witchblood Community, that will be held betweenAugust (Corn Moon) 13-15.
Where: Yurt Camp, Opusztaszer, Hungary
The camp will be held at the yurt camp at Opusztaszer, Hungary. Those taking part will be sleeping in authentic nomadic yurts (6 people / yurt). The camp is set up just like an ancient nomadic village, thus it's traditional atmosphere is ideal to discover and experience Pagan spirituality and magick first hand. The yurts are open above, so in the night we can look up to the stars, and listen to the soothing sounds of nature, and the horses around the camp.
Our goal at the camp is for everyone to experience Pagan spirituality, to learn about Paganism and magick, and to build personal relationships with people with similar interests. The Pagan Camp is first and foremost about spirituality - we are gathering at this sacred site to maintain our relationship with the Gods, and the spirits.
The first day will be about getting to know each other, although already on this day there will be lectures and workshops where you can participate. When the evening comes, we will sit around the campfire talking, telling stories, playing music, dancing and singing.
On the second day we honor an ancient tradition by holding a ritual for the Gods - this will be the "spiritual climax" of the camp. Our ancestors used to celebrate the Goddess Diana on this day, and the first harvest - a celebration that was recognized everywhere where the Roman Empire was present. We revived this tradition last year with a major ritual, and this year we will celebrate in the camp. During the day we will prepare ourselves for the rite during a set of exercises, tasks, and lectures. At night we continue our celebration around the campfire.
The third and final day is about wrapping up, and saying our farewells. After the last lectures we hold a short closing ritual, pack our stuff and leave.
An incomplete list of activities:
- Opening Ritual
- Sacred drumming and spiritual journey
- On Paganism, the Spirits and the Gods (lecture by Cornelius)
- On the Significance of Ritual - (lecture by Cornelius)
- Lectures about magick
- Pagan songs and chants
- Martial arts and magickal exercises in the morning
- Creative spiritual tasks
- Purifying Labyrinth
- Harvest Ritual
- Leaping of the Fire
- Closing Ritual
Who may come?
Everyone is welcome who is interested in the Pagan spiritual paths and magick. We are open-minded people - all we ask from you is to be one too. :)
Under 18 parental persmission is required.
What should you bring?
Besides basic stuff (clothing, towel, etc.) you should bring:
- A sheet to keep you warm
- Warm clothing for the night (the yurts don't have heating!)
- Drum and/or instrument (if you can play ;)
- Ritual attire - if you have - if you don't, choose something simple to wear just for the ritual. During the camp we welcome you to wear ritual clothes, or any kind of traditional clothing that adds to the camp's atmosphere.
- Pen and notebook
Other things to know...
In the camp there is electricity, a fridge, and a place to take a shower.
10.000 HUF / Person (around 35 EUR / 45 USD) - The price is for the whole camp, food included.
If you are coming, you need to arrange transportation for yourself to Budapest, Hungary, we will meet you there.
Sign up before July 23. 2010!
How to sign up:
Sign up by Cornelius or at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. When you sign up, we ask you to pay 6000 HUF / 20 EUR / 25 USD by PayPal. The rest shall be paid on the site.
Looking forward to seeing you!