Woodland Midsummer 2021 – Outdoor Ritual

Join us to celebrate Midsummer 2021 – Out in the Woods .
In this ceremony, we’ll be sweeping away negativity to begin with, then create sacred space with consecrations and magic circle. We aim to call upon mystical spirits – Fairies, Phoenix, Mermaid & Uncorn energies to guard the elemental gateways. After a spiral dance to generate energy, the Norse Solar Goddess Sunna will be invoked, and Sun God. They will lead us in a 2nd energetic chant/ dance for magical charging of a Sun-charm. After blessing food & Drinks we’ll formally close the circle, and go into feasting & socials.

Fee: £5 (fixed). Collected before start of Ritual.

Date: Saturday 26th June 2021.

5pm to 8pm. Socials may continue for few additional hours.

Venue / access—–
Queen’s Wood, High Gate.
These events are held in a public Open woods, with rough terrain, and in natural weather conditions. It is NOT always suitable for anyone with health/ physical disability conditions.

Meeting point————–
Be at Entrance to Queen’s woods by 5pm.
Queenswood Rd, Highgate, London N6 5UU.
Google map ref: 51.580240, -0.142252.
From corner of Archway Road & Muswell Hill, get to `Wood Lane’. Walk down this road. After 5 minutes this changes to QueensWood Road. On your left is a formal sign/ entrance to Queens woods. Please wait here to be collected. We use different spots in wood and may change specific location on the day!

What to bring: —
— You can Wear Ritual masks & cloaks.
— lanterns (no naked candle flames in woods).
— Drums, musical instruments & songs to sing.
— your own blanket/ ground sheet to sit on (or camping chairs).
— food & drinks for your self.

Good Behaviour —
— NO drunken behaviour .
— We have strict NO drugs policy at all times at all our events!!
— Please put all rubbish in bins or take home.
— Please take any uneaten food back home.

Health & Safety—–
-It’s early days. So Attendees are advised to maintain personal safety practices, and not respect anyone else who likes to maintain social distance, wearing masks, not sharing food/ drink etc.
– If you feel unwell for any reason, please DO NOT attend.

Bright Blessings
– Mani & Freya

Goddess Khione of snow

As the weather turns to icy lakes and drifting snowflakes. I thought of the famous stories about the Snow Queen in various children’s story books to name one the lion the witch and the wardrobe.

I would like to write a little about the Greek Goddess Khione of snow, ice and winter. She has jet black hair, brown eyes and pale skin. The Romans called her Chione. Her father is Boreas (the north wind).

Known to turn people to sculptured ice. Sometimes depicted as a nymph.

Khione is said to have claimed to be better than Artimis as two Gods had fallen in love with her and none with Artimis. This was obviously not taken well by Artimis, but in one version of the mythology she was protected by Apollo and Posideon, in another her guard was pierced for her pride.

Leo is said to have wanted the Goddess Khione, but she denies him due to not liking his burning fire within. She asks him to wait with her brothers while she gets her father. Then contemplates the idea of turning him to ice. Her father being totally against such an idea, invokes an incredible anger in Khione. Forced to let Leo go, Khione is still intent on harming him and sends strong winds to knock “Festus” (a bronze dragon with red eyes) out of the sky.

Although Leo is confused doesnt suspect Khione.

She then furthers her assult when she finds Leo, Midas, Piper, Jason and Coach Hedge camp out on Pike’s Peak. Khione then tells Lycaon to track them down and kill them. She also creates a blizzard to block Jason’s lightning bolt.

When they visit their parents Aeolus, they manage to convince him to help. Before he does, Khione whispers in his ear, telling him that Gaea is awakening and that he must kill the demigods. Meanwhile Mellie, his assistant, saves them by getting them away in time.

Khione then appears at the Wolf House, admits to causing all the problems the demigods faced on their quest. She then goes on to say that she is working to awaken Gaea. She reveals her plans to overthrow her father and orders the monsters to kill them.

She says she is the one who caused the closure of Olympus. She had whispered to Zeus using her powers saying the gods being so active on Earth was causing Gaea to awaken. To stop this he had closed Olympus off from the mortal world.

Khione then invites Leo to join her but Leo declines using his fire to fight her. It is said he overpowers her but she turns to ice and melts before he can hit her with his flaming hammer.

It is unknown whether she is gone or just hiding in the snow.It has also been said she, like Porphyrion, is warped to Mount Olympus in Greece.

Hope you enjoyed reading this.

Lots of love and Brightest Blessings always

Ann Luise xxx

Winter Goddess speaks..

“I come to you upon winters breath….

Mysteries of magic and creation I hold

As time, wisdom and space unfold

Upon this land that we abide.

Through the snow storms cold and wild,

Let us bring forth the Yule Sun child.

That we may rejoice upon our voice

From this night, we bring forth the light”.

(c) Freya Witch / ALS . 2020 (written for London Woodland Witches online Yule Rite)

Samhain 2020: Hecate invocation by Freya Witch

We facilitated an online full Samhain Rite for our `London Woodland Witches meetup group’. I performed a pre-recorded invocation to Dark Goddess Hecate . (20mins into the edited ritual video). Click this video to watch/ listen.

Hecate Invocation by Freya Witch – part of the Woodland Witches online Samhain 2020

The full video (edited) is 1 hr 9minutes) with all the essential burning of regrets, invocations, pathworking & blessings, with space for doing your own magical work.. Blessings. – Freya Witch

Morrigan!

As we move closer by day to a place where the veil is thinnest (Samhain), I feel a deep longing to honour our beloved Goddess Morrigan.

Morrigan Celtic Goddess of death and guardian of the dead.
Morrigan is also known as the triple Goddess of War.
Goddess of fate and divination.
Protector or the spirits of those who have passed.
Morrigan is a shapeshifting Goddess willing to share her knowledge of the future to some (for a price).
Sometimes appearing as a wolf.
Thought to circle the battlefields in a flock of Ravens and carry away the dead.
In mythology, Morrigan offered prophecy to her husband Dagda before great battles.
Daughter of Ernmas the mother Goddess.
Long associated with spirals, circles, stone, water, fairy rings and luna cycles.
Goddess of death and transformation but also of rebirth.
Personally I love Morrigan and feel her energy strongest as we move into the darker time of the wheel.
Hail Goddess Morrigan
Blessed be xxx