Merry Meet Friends
Greetings and Witchy Blessings to you all!
The first of the harvest festivals has arrived again. A time to celebrate and acknowledge the fruits of our labours. Reaping the benefits of that which we have sown.
Although for many the hottest days of the summer are yet to come, the daylight hours are starting to shorten. The morning sky is darker a little longer each day.
A pagan gathering in the Western Bay of Plenty/Waikato, New Zealand that has been set for February of 2007.
More information about the event will soon be posted on our website - www.greenmanfestival.org. but please feel free to have a look around.
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We are pleased to announce that our Shop is now open again and our interactive software product launched at the Magick Earth Festival in November is now available via the website. The software has been designed to be interactive takes you through the Witchaven homestead and garden includes magic room, library, grimoires, candle magic, divination room, potions room, herb garden and heaps of other great information.
We are still offering our 2006 Calendar in a downloadable eco friendly Pdf format for $5.00; orders can be placed by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org online payment via paypal or internet banking.
Places to visit, Books and Magazines to look out and other items of interest.
BeWitched is a personalised business situated in the mall at Glen Eden, Auckland. They provide a range of products from crystals to Marto swords. It has been located in Glen Eden for a number of years. Both Igrewl and Asrteia have visited recently and our wallets were definitely lighter when we left the store. A stunning range of ornaments, crystals and other accessories. It is definitely well worth a visit. It is great to be able to support a great pagan resource. (Check out some pictures on the website - under Resources places to visit)
As their name may suggest they are witches and warlocks however their business is about providing quality products and service at an affordable price.
The owners Shanon and Kim Mckenna are both involved in the business on a daily basis.
Mystical Crafts - 15 Shirley Road, Old Papatoetoe (Near corner of Shirley Rd & St George Street)...Mob: 021 969 096
Please go and have a look at both these fabulous shops, our local Pagan shopkeepers need your support.
Polli tells us there's been a delay with the latest magazine and it will now be available in March. We'll keep you up to date when we have them in stock again.
Do you live in New Zealand? the Auckland/Counties area? OUR VOLUNTEER DAYS START ON 26TH FEBRUARY FROM 11AM - 4PM if you are able to volunteer for this day or part of the day please email email@example.com and let us know. Please do rsvp, so we can cater and give you directions. (NOTE: For security reasons, we have a policy of refusing entrance to those who just turn up at the homestead without either an rsvp being acknowledged or an invite.) There will be a BBQ lunch provided. We'll be seed saving and weeding/cropping/hanging herbs, cataloguing the library, and office admin. When you RSVP well send you all the details you'll need.
Grove Membership News
For those of you who have joined as a member of the Grove, fear not you have not been forgotten. Over the next month, we anticipate being able to fully activate this service and will be in touch soon. Please accept our apologies for the delay.
Witchaven is getting bigger
New Witchaven sites coming soon.....................We've just purchased www.witchaven.org and www.witchaven.co.uk they will be new Witchaven sites we'll be working on over the next few months. The plan is to have them up and running by Yule.
Lammas is a day which marks the beginning of the harvest season.
We give thanks for the ones who create the diverse abundance of life
This Sabbat is also known as the Festival of First Fruits, as the harvest season begins. The first of the harvest festivals, it also marks the waning strength of the God; the nights grow longer and the days moderate their warmth.
Associated Deities: Ceres, Demeter, Corn Mother, Lugh, John Barleycorn, the Green Man
18-19 March - Western Springs Garden Hall, Western Springs, Auckland $5.00
1-2 April - Mt Albert War Memorial Hall, Mt Albert, Auckland $5.00
29-30 April Convention Centre, Palmerston North $5.00
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