Wednesday, 17 June 2015
Pagan Events for the Summer Solstice and Midsummer
The Summer Solstice is this weekend, on Sunday 21 June. It is most celebrated festival of the pagan Wheel of the Year. Here are some of the events taking place over Midsummer. Some are in London and some are in other parts of England including the famous stone circles at Stonehenge and Avebury.
Now to Sunday 19 July. Numinous - photographic exhibition by Sara Hannant inspired by the tradition of offering votive rags at Cornwall’s Holy Wells. Venue: Forty Hill, Enfield EN2 9HA. Free to enter, opening times: Tuesday–Friday 11am–5pm, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays noon–5pm. For more details, call 020 8363 8196 or visit: http://www.fortyhallestate.co.uk/
Wednesday, 17 June; Guided Meditation and Picnic Social in Regents Park with Himesh of the London Spirituality Meetup Group. Meet at Regents Park tube station at 6.40pm for a walk to St Johns Lodge, Regents Park. There will be a meditation at 8pm. Free outdoor event. http://www.meetup.com/londonspiritualcommunity/
Wednesday, 17 June; Book Launch: Journey Through Astrology: Charting the Astrological Voyage of Discoveryedited by Laura Andrikopoulos, Cat Cox and Carole Taylor. Venue: The Atlantis Bookshop, 49a Museum Street, London WC1A 1LY. Arrive from 6.45pm. You must reserve a place in advance by calling 020 7405 2120.
Wednesday, 17 June; Gawain and the Loathly Lady. Storytelling by Annette Armstrong. Venue: Treadwell's, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.30pm - 9pm. Tickets £10. Advance booking required. Call 0207 419 8507. For further details: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.treadwells-london.com/
Wednesday, 17 June; The Rose Bridge. Workshop and talk about the transformative nature of the goddess with Heather Andrew Dobbs. Venue: Canbury Pavilion, Kingston, SW London. Time: 6.30pm - 9pm. Online advance tickets £20/£10. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-rose-bridge-speaker-heather-andrew-dobbs-tickets-16993588280?
Thursday 18 June; The Circle of Ankerwycke moot on the third Thursday in each month. Venue: Function room at the back of the Two Rivers Pub, 43 Church Street, Staines-upon-Thames, TW18 4EN. Time: 8pm.
Thursday 18 June; Babaji: The Lightning Standing Still.Talk and book signing by Yogiraj Gurunath Siddhanath at Watkins Books, 19-21 Cecil Court, London WC2N 4EZ. Time: 6pm. Free event. For more details Tel 020 7836 2182 or visit the website http://www.watkinsbooks.com/
Thursday 18 June; Croydon CoA Gathering: Social evening open to all Pagan Paths at 1 Mathews Yard off Surrey Street, Croydon. Event held on the third Thursday of the month at 8pm. For any questions email email@example.com or visit http://www.witchfest.net/
www.philipcarr-gomm.com or http://www.meetup.com/London-Pagan-Circle/
Thursday 18 June; Fortnightly Druid Order Open Introductory Evening. A chance to learn more about at The Druid Order (A.D.U.B.) at an evening with talks and a meditation. Venue: Treadwell's, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.15pm for 7.30pm start. Price: £8 on the door. For more details, call Druid Order on 020 8659 4879.
Thursday 18 June; Sacred Heart Awakening: Believing in Yourself with Aang of the London College of Spirituality. Venue: Latvian House, 72 Queensborough Terrace, London, W2 3SH. Time: 7pm. Cost: £15. Details: http://www.meetup.com/londonspirituality/
Thursday 18 June; Geomantic Divination workshop hosted by Wiccan High Priestess Caroline Westbury. South London Wicca Meetup meeting at a private house in Tooting Bec. Time: 6pm. Free but you must reserve a place in advance. Details at: http://www.meetup.com/South-London-Wicca-Meetup/
Friday 19 June; Demonstration of Spiritual Mediumship by Edwin Courtenay. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm-8.30pm. Cost: £10/£12 Advance booking advised. For details call: 020 7589 3292 or visit https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/
Saturday 20 June; The Summer Solstice Festival at Stone Cross, Sussex, with Pentacle Drummers. Lots of live entertainment and solstice rite. Venue: Stone Cross Nurseries, Dittons Rd, BN24 5ET Pevensey, East Sussex. Time: 10am - 10pm. Tickets £5. http://www.thesummersolstice.co.uk/
Saturday 20 June; Free and Open Gorsedd of Caer Abiri Summer Solstice Rite. Druidic ceremony to celebrate the Summer Solstice at Avebury stone circle in Wiltshire. Meet at the Red Lion pub from Noon for ceremony around 1.30pm. The ritual should end at 3pm, then back to the pub. Offerings of bread, mead and song or poetry welcome. Overnight camping is allowed in the overflow car park.
Saturday 20 June; Outdoor Midsummer Open Ritual with Hern's Tribe and London Woodland Witches Wiccans Eco-Magicians Outdoor Pagans. Location: Coombe Woods, Croydon. Meet at Coombe Lane tram stop at 2pm for a walk into the woods. Event will last until 6pm. Bring your own picnic and wear suitable clothes and shoes. To find out more and to reserve a place, visit: http://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Outdoor-Pagans/
Saturday 20 June; Summer Solstice Festival. Family-friendly pagan festival with entertainment, storytelling, workshops, healing sessions and tarot readings. Venue: Bedfords Park Walled Garden, Romford, Greater London RM4 1QL. Time: 2pm - 10pm. Full details: http://bedfordswalledgarden.org/events/summer-solstice-festival/
Saturday 20 June; Occult London: Guided Walk with Delianne Forget organised through Treadwell's bookshop. Meet 2pm at a central London tube station - details given after you book. Price: £10. Call 020 7419 8507. For further details: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.treadwells-london.com/
Saturday 20 – Sunday 21 June; Celebrate the Summer Solstice at Moonhenge with the Pagan Federation. Two-day camping event with talks, entertainment and market at Woodwalton Cambridgeshire, north of Huntingdon, a few minutes from the A1. Tickets Adults £30, Children 13-15 £15, 12 and under free, camping £5 per person per night. Full details: https://paganfed.org/
Saturday 20 June-Sunday 21 June; Stonehenge, the 5,000-year-old megalithic monument on Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, is the most famous place in England to celebrate the solstices. Entry is normally restricted although English Heritage, which manages the site, will be providing what it calls "managed open access" to Stonehenge for the Summer Solstice. English Heritage allows individuals and groups to conduct their own ceremonies and rituals during the opening times, from 7pm on 20 June until 8am on 21 June. No camping is allowed. There is a car park half a mile from the stones, but it is more environmentally friendly and probably easier to use public transport to get there, buses run from Salisbury railway station. For details about access to the stones, visit: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/stonehenge/plan-your-visit/summer-solstice/
Sunday 21 June; Wheel of the Year Festival - Summer Solstice Meditation at Chalice Well World Peace Garden, in Glastonbury. Gather at the Well Head at noon for celebration and meditation until 12.30pm, followed by a chance to chat on the lower lawn. Free admission to the gardens from 10am to noon. http://www.chalicewell.org.uk/
Sunday 21 June; Summer Solstice Picnic in the Park with London Energy Share. This will be in Regent's Park, London, and start at 10am with the exact location sent to members who sign up on the London Energy Share Meetup Group: http://www.meetup.com/londonenergyshare/
Sunday 21 June; Anderida Gorsedd Summer Solstice open ritual at the Long Man of Wilmington, Sussex. Meet near the car park between 1.30pm and 2pm for a walk up to the chalk hill figure at 2pm. Afterwards back to the Giants Rest pub in Wilmington for a social drink together.
Sunday 21 June; Alban Hefin - Summer Solstice Ritual - with Oak Druid Order and London Pagan and Heathen Circle. Meet in front of The Greenwich Picture House, 180 Greenwich High Road, London SE10 8NN at 2.30pm to walk Maidenstone Hill for the ritual. Free event, bring food and drink to share in a picnic afterwards. More details: http://www.meetup.com/London-Pagan-Circle/events/223198691/
Sunday 21 June; Dawn of the Oak. Pagan moot on the third Sunday of each month. Venue: Upstairs at The Castle, 34-35 Cowcross Road, Farringdon, London EC1M 6DB (near Farringdon tube). Time: 3pm-6pm.
Sunday 21 June; Crossbones Walk tracing the lost history of Crossbones, the outcasts' burial ground, led by writer-performer John Constable, who revealed the Cross Bones story in his book The Southwark Mysteries. Meet 1:45pm for a 2pm departure, Tabard Street Piazza, Borough High St, London SE1 1JA. Free event. visit: http://www.crossbones.org.uk/
Sunday 21 June; Midsummer Ritual - Working with Faeries to Enhance our Powers session with Global Wicca Earth Healing Temple London. Meet at St Marks Gate, Victoria Park, Hackney Wick, E9 5HT at 3pm. Bring a mat to sit on. To reserve a place and for more information, visit http://www.meetup.com/Global-Wicca-Earth-Healing-Temple-London/
Sunday 21 June; Midsummer Festival and the Archangel Uriel at Rudolf Steiner House, 35 Park Road, London NW1 6XT. Time: 2pm - 7pm. Entry is free. for full details, visit http://www.rsh.anth.org.uk/
Monday 22 June; Solstice Energy and Sound Bath with Carly Grace of the London College of Spirituality. Venue: Latvian House, 72 Queensborough Terrace, London, W2 3SH. Time: 7.30pm. Cost: £15. Details: http://www.meetup.com/londonspirituality/
Monday 22 June; Psychic Circle run by Shamanic Spirit at a venue in Croydon, South London. The circle is held on Mondays fortnightly starting at 7.30pm. Cost £5. For more details and to book places call 07952 041477. For more information, visit http://shamanicspirit.co.uk/
Tuesday 23 June; Sound Meditation. Venue: Goose Green Clinic, 57 East Dulwich Road, London SE22 9AP. Time: 10.45am. Cost:£12/£10. More information and booking: http://www.meetup.com/Holistic-SoundBath-Meditation-Summoning-The-Sacred-Dulwich/
Tuesday 23 June; Meditation and Yoga. Free weekly meetings hosted by Ruth, Katka and Galya. Venue: Phoenix Community Centre, 66 Westow Street, Crystal Palace, SE19 3AF. This takes place on Tuesday mornings from 11am - 12pm. Free event, just turn up. http://www.meetup.com/Free-Meditation-Yoga-South-London/
http://www.bost.org.uk/ Also visit: http://www.crossbones.org.uk/
Tuesday 23 June; Surrealism, Austin Osman Spare and the Occult Underground of Early 1990s London. Lecture by Nadia Choucha at the The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art and Natural History, 11 Mare St, London, E8 4RP. Time: 6.30pm - 8pm. Tickets £10/£5 concessions. More details and to book tickets: http://www.thelasttuesdaysociety.org/
Tuesday 23 June; New Pagan Moot. Venue: Souk Medina Tea Room, 1a Short's Gardens,Covent Garden, London WC2H 9AT. Time: 6pm-9pm. Free event. http://www.meetup.com/London-Pagan-Holy-Wells/
Tuesday 23 June; Solstice Gong Bath with Olaf Nixon. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm-8.30pm. Cost: £18/£20 Advance booking advised. For details call: 020 7589 3292 or visit https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/
Wednesday 24 June; Free Outdoor Event - Guided Meditation and Picnic Social with Himesh and the London Spirituality Meetup Group in Regents Park. Meet at Regents Park tube at 6.40pm to walk to St Johns Lodge. Free event but bring a picnic and something to sit on. Details: http://www.meetup.com/londonspiritualcommunity/events/223278983/
Wednesday 24 June; Middle Pillar Ritual. Workshop with Marysia Kolodziej. Venue: Treadwell's, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.30pm - 9pm. Tickets £15. Advance booking required. Call 0207 419 8507. For further details: email@example.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/
Thursday 25 June; How UFOs Conquered The World. Talk by Dr David Clarke at the London Fortean Society. Venue: The Vaults Bar, Dirty Dicks, 202 Bishopsgate, City of London EC2M 4NR. TIme: 8pm (doors 7.30pm). Tickets: £4 / £2 concessions. http://forteanlondon.blogspot.co.uk/
Friday 26 June; The 12-Type Enneagram.Talk and book signing by Matthew Campling at Watkins Books, 19-21 Cecil Court, London WC2N 4EZ. Time: 6.30pm. Free event. For more details Tel 020 7836 2182 or visit the website http://www.watkinsbooks.com/
Friday 26 June; Exploring the Higher Dimensional Chakras. Lecture by Judy Hall. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm-8.30pm. Cost: £10/£12 Advance booking advised. For details call: 020 7589 3292 or visit https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/
Saturday 27 June; Pagan Federation London Annual Conference. Theme is 'Sacred Journey'. Day event with talks, workshops, pagan market and opening and closing rituals. Venue: Leytonstone Business and Enterprise Specialist School, 159 Colworth Rd, London E11 1JD. Starts at 10am. http://london.paganfed.org/
Saturday 27 - Sunday 28 June; Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki in London: Astral Doorways. A workshop hosted by Lodge Mercurius. Cost: £135, deposit £70. For further information email Maria-Teresa at: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.servantsofthelight.org/event/dolores-in-london-astral-doorways-27-june-2015/
Sunday 28 June; Pagan Pride Parade, organised by the Pagan Federation London at Russell Square Gardens in London. Time: 11.30am. Details: http://london.paganfed.org/
Sunday 28 June; NumerologyWorkshop with Cobwebs at Cauldrons at Unit 137, Romford Shopping Hall, 43 Market Place, Romford RM1 3AB. Cost: £20. Time: 11am. More details at http://www.cobwebsandcauldrons.co.uk/ or email email@example.com
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