Wednesday 25 November 2009

Midwinter Bear Feast 2009

If you fancy taking part in a midwinter festival inspired by sub-Arctic animistic and shamanic traditions, then you might be interested in The Bear Feast, which is due to take run from Friday 18 December until Sunday 20 December near Cranborne, in East Dorset.

The Bear Feast is a fully residential pagan festival with accommodation in a Celtic roundhouse and Viking longhouse. The midwinter ritual and performances will be held in a reconstruction of an Bronze Age tribal parliament from the Isle of Man.

The Bear Feast is a mixture of deep animistic pagan spirituality, music and song, good food and fireside community in an amazing location.

Performances will include music from Michael Ormiston and Candida Valentino(, tales by Cliff Eastabrook ( and a talk by Graham Harvey, author of Animism: Respecting the Living World( (pictured). You will also be able to take part in the Bear Feast games.

Tickets are limited so it is a good idea to book early. For more information go to the website and tickets visit the website

Profits in aid of Survival International ( and the Ancient Technology Centre Viking Longhouse fund (

The picture above shows Animism: Respecting the Living World available from Amazon

For more details of pagan events visit

To find out about pagan midwinter celebrations visit

1 comment:

Magaly Guerrero said...

Oh WOW! That sounds like such a blast! I wish I wasn't soooooooo far away. I live in New Your City and festivals here are crowded. We tried to keep things as close to nature as possible, but it's kind of hard when you in the middle of a bunch of buildings.

So enjoy the Midwinter Bear Feast and think of us city dwellers!