Friday, December 5, 2014

Druid Clan of Dana Initiations in Italy

Announcement received from Ossian D'Ambrosio, an Archdruid who lives in Italy: 

I want to inform you that November 30 I did the initiation Raffaella Matarrese and Alice Mometti. I am attaching photos. Next weekend there will be another 4 persons.

/|\ Ossian

 Photos © Ossian D'Ambrosio, please do not reproduce.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Midwinter Yule Ritual - FOI Chicago

Received from Demetria Nanos of FOI Chicago:

The Chicago Fellowship of Isis is hosting a public Midwinter Yule rite on
Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, at:
Life Force Arts Center, 1609 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, IL, 60657.
Free Parking available – see below.

We will gather from 4:30 - 5 PM, & the service will begin promptly at 5 PM.
Suggested donation - $10.
None are turned away for lack of funds.

The liturgy will be “The Tree of Life”, Oracle of the Goddess Frigga.
We celebrate Modranacht, The Night of the Mothers, from ancient times.
Music, drumming, and discussion will follow, along with refreshments.

After the liturgy, there will be a brief discussion of an Ursa Major stellar rite from the Greek Magical Papyri (handouts to take home), reflect on the Celtic Midwinter spirits Cailleach, Holly King, Arthur, Bear, Raven; why reindeer are connected with the Winter Solstice, and conclude with a Norse prayer candlelight ceremony (handouts & candles). Then there will be music, feasting, celebration, and fellowship -
Bring your musical instruments: flute, sistrum, guitar, and drum!

Please bring something to share for the Love Feast following the liturgy.
Donations are welcome to help pay the rent!

For more information, call or e-mail us at FOI Chicago.
FOI Chicago – Rev. Demetria Nanos – 773-684-9219

Directions & Parking for Life Force Arts Center

FREE PARKING in Central Savings parking lot
FREE PARKING is available in Central Savings bank parking lot when the bank is closed (during the hours listed below):

after 4 PM on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays
after 1 PM on Saturdays
all day Wednesdays
all day Sundays
all day on bank holidays (when the bank is closed)

The Central Savings parking lot is located on Ashland Avenue just south of Belmont, in the rear of Central Savings. You do not need a permit or card for your car in order to park in this lot while you are at LFAC events. LFAC is at 1609 W. Belmont, just around the corner from the parking lot.