Sunday 15 November 2009

Halloween poll and Crossbones anniversary

Thanks to everyone who took part in the poll asking Is Halloween Too Commercial These Days?

A resounding 94% thought it was too commercial, while only 5% thought it wasn't. I guess 1% were unsure.

Although the poll is closed to votes now, you can still see the results at the bottom of the page on this blog at the moment. I'll be doing a new poll some time in the near future.

And if you were unable to get a ticket to Halloween at Crossbones Graveyard this year, because it sold out early, then you might be interested in the 13th Anniversary Mysteries Pilgrimage, which is taking place on Monday 23 November at Crossbones Graveyard, in London.

Thirteen years ago, The Goose revealed her secret history of the outlaw borough of Southwark to John Crow (otherwise known as writer John Constable) in the mystical verses of The Southwark Mysteries.

John Constable said: "It began in vision, as a journey through time, then became a physical journey through the back streets of the borough to the rusty iron gates in Redcross Way. Later, researching the night of visions, I discovered that these were the gates of Crossbones, the outcast's burial ground. Thirteen years on, we're walking the walk."

This anniversary pilgrimage takes place on Monday 23 November at 5.30pm. To take part, meet outside John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High St, London (near St George the Martyr church) Borough tube .

The walk will follow the journey made by John Crow, led by the spirit of The Goose, 13 years ago and will end in a the vigil at the gates of Crossbones Graveyard.

The cost is £7 (£5 concessions), and there are no advance bookings. Bring flowers, ribbons, jewelry, things of beauty to tie to the gates.

If you only want to take part in the vigil, gather at the gates in Redcross Way at 6.45pm for 7pm on 23 November. For more details, visit

You can also sign the petition for a Garden of Remembrance:

Tomorrow I will be posting my usual listing of pagan events for the week.

Southwark Mysteries (Oberon Book)

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