Thursday 24 April 2008

Celebrate Beltane

Beltane, or May Day, is the traditional start of summer. The official date for the festival is the first of May but you can celebrate it in Epping Forest this Saturday with The Pagan Federation London.

In an outdoor ritual, the Wood Spirits will be welcoming the god of heat and healing Belinos "The Shining One", and the Queen of May who brings the hope of growth for the harvest to come.

Everyone who wants to take part is welcome, so bring poetry, songs and tales of folklore to share as part of the ritual.

The ritual is on Saturday 26th April, with a 2pm start. To be escorted into the woodland site, meet at Loughton Station at 1pm. It is free to take part, but donations to PL London are encouraged.
Wood Spirits group gather in Epping Forest each month to connect with the spirits of the earth and share folklore, music, poetry and knowledge of the natural world.

To find out more about PF London visit:
The Wood Spirits website is: '
For more information about Beltane visit:

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