Beltane in The Park

Beltane is one of the most important festivals of the pagan year. It traditionally marks the arrival of summer in ancient times. With its counterpart Samhain, Beltane divides the year into its two primary seasons, Winter the Dark and Summer the Light. Beltane, or Beltaine, is the celebration of two powers joining to bring creation, in this case, the Goddess and the God. The two form a sacred union, from which comes creation, growth and harmony. The God, now grown, becomes enraptured with the Goddess and from their love, all of nature grows and flowers. It is a time of sensuality and sexuality, the reawakening of the earth in vivid colors, vibrant scents, fresh greenery and the sheer joy of summer after a long dormant winter. It’s the festival of fertility, celebrating beginnings and reproduction, the height of Spring and the flowering of life. Beltane is also known as May Eve, May Day, and Walpurgis Night.

It’s a “between time” when the veils between the two worlds are at their thinnest and most fragile. The two worlds intersect at the crossroads of Beltane where they intermingle and unite and anything may happen. It’s the time when the Faeries return from their winter respite, and people placed rowan branches at their windows and doors for protection from the Otherworld. It’s a time of divination and communion with Faery Folk and all Nature Spirits

We plan to take full advantage of the abundance of fertile energy with not only one, but at least *two* maypoles! We will have a Beltane ritual, complete with songs and chants for everyone to join in on.

Everyone is welcome, of all races, creeds, genders, ages; traditions, solitaries, covens, families & friends, etc. We are respectful of all spiritual paths and all people. We only ask that the attendees show this same level of respect towards others so that we can all relax and enjoy ourselves, each other, the rites, the festivities and the great beauty of Nature all around us.

 

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