28 Oct 2018 3:00pm
Standing Stones of Stenness
Join Spiritual Orkney in a celebration of Samhain.
On Sunday 28th October 2018 at 3pm we meet to mark the ritual of Samhain at the Standing Stones of Stenness. Our ritual is based on those provided by the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids, but the wording is inclusive and designed to be accessible for people of all religions / beliefs and none.
Samhain is the time of third harvest; all must be gathered in and stored to keep us through the encroaching winter. At this time we acknowledge our ancestors. We seek to review our lives and shed all that does not benefit us or others.
Samhain is a more introspective and quiet ceremony and we often use this time to honour and remember those who have died.
We welcome everyone who wishes to attend. Please read our attendance guidelines which are downloadable from www.spiritualorkney.co.uk/CelebrancyServices#OpenRituals
There is no charge and we ask only that you bring your open mind and warm heart. We meet at the central hearth of the Standing Stones of Stenness and we are quite obvious! As a Bardic ritual, we invite participants to join in, perhaps by taking a speaking part, or bringing a reading or piece of music to share. Join in as much as you are comfortable with – if you only wish to observe, please be equally welcomed. We usually conclude by sharing ale and honey-cake ... and then we regroup at a local hotel for a social.
Please feel free to contact Helen or Mark Woodsford-Dean for further information, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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ATTENDANCE AT OUR OPEN RITUALS AND PARTICIPATION IN ANY ACTIVITIES OFFERED IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN CHOICE AND RISK. WE DON'T DO ANYTHING THAT WE CONSIDER TO BE DANGEROUS BUT WE ACCEPT NO LIABILITY IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCES WHATSOEVER. WE OFFER THESE RITUALS PURELY ON A VOLUNTARY BASIS AS A SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY.
IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO BRING A LARGE GROUP TO ONE OF OUR RITUALS PLEASE CONTACT US IN ADVANCE SO THAT WE BRING ENOUGH ALE AND HONEY CAKE (DONATIONS APPRECIATED).