Dance around our Maypole as we invoke springtime blessings of passion and creativity. Honor the ancient traditions of Beltane which bring fertility to our land, our lives and our community. Share in communion with Mother Earth as She emerges into full bloom. Everyone of all ages welcome! Service leader Athne Machdane. This year we are pairing this dynamic Beltane Sabbat ritual experience with our beloved Flower Communion, to take place during the Sunday morning service on the following day, April 28th.
Earth-Centered Special Service
UU Casper Ostara/Spring Equinox celebration invoking Eostre, a Fertility Goddess of European pagan tradition. Cast the sacred circle, call the Elements and raise energy for the coming season of warmth, new growth and abundance. Embark upon an esoteric journey to meet Eostre in Her court of eternal springtime and discover what messages She may have for you. Service leader Athne Machdane. Everyone is welcome!
Embark on an inward journey with Inanna, Queen of Heaven and Earth and Her sister Ereshkigal, Queen of Shadows, descending into the depths of our own psyche to shed the residue and trappings of our lives which no longer serve us. Embrace the shadow-self with unconditional love to reconcile our past through the giving and seeking of forgiveness and affirming the natural cycles of death and rebirth. Find within ourselves the water of life – love and compassion – and arise through its transformative magick.
Gather in ceremony to honor our ancestors and spirit guides as the veils between realms draws thin and we raise energy for the benefit of our beloved community and all sentient beings. The service will include cleansings, the formal ceremonial and devotional activities, spiral dance and prayer card fire offering. Service leader Athne Machdane.
On Saturday, September 15th at 4:00 pm, everyone is invited to a special earth-centered Mabon service marking the Autumnal Equinox and the beginning of the harvest season, and celebrating local folklore and Earth-centered spirituality. The service will be held at Crimson Dawn Park on Casper Mountain, and led by Athne Machdane.
The service will begin at the Crimson Dawn parking lot with a processional to the Woodland Theater. Come just for the service, or fully explore Crimson Dawn by enjoying any or all of the other activities planned, including hiking the trails or touring the museum from 3:00 to 4:00 pm, potluck dinner at 5:00 pm, and an optional tour through the Park shrines at 6:30 pm. Please remember to bring water and jackets, and blankets are recommended to cover the log benches at the Theater. Everyone is welcome, including well-behaved and leashed pets. If you would like to carpool up the mountain, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Laura at 307-259-4469.
This special earth-centered service will be held at Crimson Dawn Park on Casper Mountain. Meet at UU Casper at 4:00 pm to carpool to Crimson Dawn, or meet at Crimson Dawn at 4:30 pm if driving directly. We’ll enjoy a Museum tour and potluck picnic dinner followed by a guided walking tour of Crimson Dawn shrines, concluding with harvest themed invocation on the butte. Athne Machdane will be our service leader. Remember to bring water – the walking tour will be about one mile long. No glass containers, alcohol or smoking, pets must be leashed. Great for all ages!
This Celtic May Day festival welcomes summer and celebrates love and passion’s fire. The festival will include a Beltane ceremonial, a May Pole, music, dancing, fellowship and merry making with a welcoming and diverse community. Join in! For more information, email email@example.com, or call Laura at 307-259-4469.
A special earth-centered service, Ostara – the Awakening of Spring, will be held Saturday, March 17th at 2:00 pm. Ostara is a celebration of the awakening of springtime in our minds, bodies and spirits as well as the turning of the seasons in the physical world. The service will feature a brief discussion of the vernal equinox, associated festivals and the origins of common modern Easter traditions, followed by eclectic Pagan ceremonial invoking the Elements and springtime Goddess forms from around the world. We’ll also enjoy participatory devotional activities, music and dancing, and light refreshments. Wear your favorite bright springtime colors! Service leader Athne Machdane.
Embark upon a journey with Brighid – Fire Goddess of healing, poetry, smithcraft – to stoke the eternal flame of love, inspiration and passion within and empower our work as co-creators. Doors open at 1:00 pm, Ceremony from 2:00-3:00 pm. Click on the service title for a link to an Imbolc Guided Visualization: Brighid’s Workshop.
Embark upon a journey with Brighid – Fire Goddess of healing, poetry, smithcraft – to stoke the eternal flame of love, inspiration and passion within and empower our work as co-creators. Saturday January 27, 2018 Doors open at 1:00 pm, Ceremony from 2:00-3:00 pm Light refreshments served following ceremony