Events

Imbolc Ritual

Join us to Celebrate the festival of Brigid – also known as Imbolc, or Candlemas. Brigid is the mighty Celtic Triple Goddess of inspiration, art & poetry, healing, childbirth, and smithcraft. Join us to visit Her Holy Well, where we will replenish our creative stores and find healing in community, before making a pledge for the coming year at Brigid’s forge.

Ritual Intention:

We forge in fire, we heal in water, we lay our pledges on the altar of community.

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2023

7:30 PM: Doors Open & Outdoor Bardic Circle
8 PM: Ritual Begins (doors locked)

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LOCATION

The Green Man Store
5712 Lankershim Blvd,
North Hollywood, CA 91601
(818) 985-2010

ENTRY FEE: $15
~Cash preferred.
~No one turned away for lack of funds.

Your entry fee allows us to support and continue to hold events at The Green Man, a small business that has served a wide community of LA witches for many years.

Reclaiming LA is committed to economic justice, and we recognize that this fee may pose a financial hardship for some of our community members. If you plan to attend the ritual and you are unable to pay the entry fee, we welcome you to email info@reclaimingla.org, and we will add you to a list of those who will receive free entry to the ritual space. No questions will be asked, and there is no need to provide justification for your request.

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INFO

● If you are called to do so, please bring an offering for the Bardic circle: a song, a poem, a story of an ancestor, etc.

● Please bring Waters of the World–a small sampling of waters that you have collected from your home and/or a sacred place.

● Barring inclement weather, the ritual will be held fully outdoors. There will be a small fire, but still plan to bring warm layers.

Please bring a mask that you may wear over your nose and mouth. Celebrants may be asked to mask during parts of the ritual that involve close contact.

● All genders welcome!

● Children welcome with adult supervision.

● To support those in recovery, this ritual is drug and alcohol free.

ACCESSIBILITY

The ritual space is on mostly even concrete in the open-air backyard of the store. Access to the ritual space is level and wide enough for wheelchair access. Typically, accessing the ritual space requires going through the store, which does have strong scents, and accommodations can be made in advance to come in through alleyway. The ritual space will have some light after dark, but it is minimal. Chairs are available for those needing to sit for part of or all of the ritual, and the ritual is structured to allow for participation also while seated.

Acoustics in the yard can be difficult with aircraft flying overhead; however, there are no constant loud noises, and the ritual is conducted with awareness of the ambient noise level to help with hearing. Very rarely, due to inclement weather (either heavy rain or wildfire smoke), the ritual is moved to an indoor space which is up a flight of stairs with no wheelchair access.

We have written this accessibility statement to be as inclusive as possible so that people with accessibility concerns do not have to do the labor of asking. If we have overlooked some aspect, please email us at info@reclaimingla.org, and we will do our utmost to answer – your question will help us to improve our accessibility statements on future rituals.


2023 Ritual Calendar

Imbolc:  Saturday, February 4 at The Green Man Store

Ostara: Saturday,  March 18 location TBD

Beltane: Saturday, May 6 location TBD

Litha: Saturday, June 17 location TBD

Lughnasadh: Saturday, August 5 at The Green Man Store

Autumn Equinox: Saturday, September 23 at Griffith Park

Samhain: Saturday, November 4 at The Green Man Store

Yule: Saturday, December 16 at Nicholas Canyon Beach

Ritual plans may be subject to change based on the needs of our community. For up-to-date information on upcoming rituals and events, subscribe to the Reclaiming LA mailing list!