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May
2
Beltaine Celebration and Potluck
By Mary

Join us for our ritual celebration of the union of the God and the Goddess with the festival of Beltaine, then share in our community potluck as we feast virtually together.

The weather is warming, the air is filled with the scent of flowers, the birds sing their mating calls and a fiery passion stirs deep within all nature. The eternal race for survival begins anew as the goddess is courted once again.

In the Celtic tradition the two greatest festivals of all are Beltane and Samhain. Today we celebrate Beltane, the time of year where the weather starts to get warmer, and the first sprouts of the food crops can be seen making their way out through the rich earth. Beltane is about prosperity, fertility, and the strengthening of bonds. Young men and women would jump over the Beltane fire to attract wives and husbands, pregnant women would jump over the fire to ensure a safe delivery, and couples would jump over the fire to strengthen their bond. This is a time of year where Greenwood marriages are traditionally performed. The bond would last for a year and a day and then could either be renewed the next year or dissolved if the partnership didn’t work out. The May Pole would also be placed in a hole on the ground and people would dance around it with ribbons. Dancing around the May Pole brings fertility and prosperity for the coming year.

Make your favourite dish and celebrate with us!

The Circle of the Sacred Muse ATCC is the public ritual group for the Aquarian Tabernacle Church of Canada. We are an open Wiccan community serving Courtenay, Comox, Campbell River and the surrounding communities on Northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

Our circle is accepting of all, regardless of race, gender or orientation. Whether you are an experienced covener, new to the craft or just curious, you are welcome here. As we are told in the Charge of the Goddess, we bring “mirth and reverence” to our rituals.

We ask that you RSVP for rituals so we can make sure we have enough supplies for everyone. Dates may be subject to change. Feel free to contact us for more information!

Recommended donation for Circles is $5.00-$2.00 for members, and $10.00-5.00 for non-members. Your gifts, of any amount, are greatly appreciated. We have many ways to give: 

PayPal:
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info@atccanada.org
mary@circleofthesacredmuse.org
Please use password “ritual”

Please do not let money stop you from coming to Circle. We would rather have *you* there!

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