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Come and Join us for our Yule Winter Solstice Rite

“After the longest night, tomorrow we sing up the dawn. "


“There we stood facing the entrance, it was now a little after twilight.. the in-between time, a strange mist hung in the air, we had a sense of being followed as we made the walk up onto the trackway. High up on the Ridgeway she stood, with long dark hair, she belonged to this twilight world. There sitting next to her on the Gatepost, was Crow, yet a Raven seemed to sit on her right shoulder, as if it was on guard, watching us, watching the land we stood upon... It was the in-between time for a good reason.. somewhere between All Hallowed Eve and Winter Solstice, it's hard to remember that many moons back...

As we stood at the Entrance, my heart raced, yet we had been called, an appointment had been made.. Between the Innate and I, The Land and I, she was an Old God from the Old world.. Those who seek her are seeking for something solid, tangible yet often find only shadow and dream, yet are drawn on in their quest by the sound of ravens calling, often unheard, yet always felt... I stepped in, the darkness engulfed me, she whispers to me " Blood and Bones, Earth Rock Mud and Stone" I hadn't gone out of my way to seek her, it was more of a response on my part, I reach into my bag and light a candle, mist hung in the air, the air was charged, as I lit that candle, it went from dark to light, and their I sat in-between the worlds, the wheel hung in-between time, it rested in the darkest part of the year!! Everything went silent!!!

We are now entering the “Dreaming” "


We warmly invite you to our Yule / Winter Solstice / Mother Night rite and to join our Community.

Come and join us ~ Sunday December 11th 12pm to 5pm

Hosted beyond the Woodland Gate!!

Coming along for the first time? Feel free to email for more details

We will together wander the land, with a wand and staff to hand to gather a mixture of Holly and Evergreen, cutting a magical doorway into Yule, we will then craft a collective Yule Log and place it onto our fire, and together sitting around that hearthside , we will weave stories, songs and prayers of winter and of " The Dreaming " Drumming them into being, sharing some mulled apple juice and a mince pie or two we will craft a very own Yule Wreathe, and learn how to enchant it as you take it home and place it on your door!!

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In Norse mythology, the solstice is known as the Mother Night, because within the darkness Freya “labored to bring the light once more,” spinning the fates at her spinning wheel. The world Yule itself is derived from the Norse word Jul, which means “wheel,” referring to Freya’s spinning wheel of fates, the cycle of the seasons, and the continuous nature of life.

This is also Odin’s Time We are entering his time as we tip into December.. he is a lover of Hospitality and time spent around the Hearth sharing stories before he goes wandering again!! Turning up sometimes as a stranger!!! Testing your Hospitality.. Or even taking you on a unexpected journey!!!

It's also a time that I have come to know as " The Dreaming" a time where my drum sprung to life!!