Events

Beltane Ritual

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Join Reclaiming LA to celebrate BELTANE, also known as May Eve, a cross-quarter holiday celebrating the height of Spring. Beltane is a festival of flowers, fertility, sensuality, and delight. It’s the time when the Earth Mother opens up to the fertility god and the Faeries are afoot.

We will be working with THE MORRIGAN and THE DAGDA.

Our ritual intention is: Reclaiming our sovereign joy, embraced in community, we thrive.

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SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2019

4:00 PM: Gather for Pre-Ritual Potluck
4:30 PM: Drum Jam
5:00 PM: Ritual Start

Location

Gathering Location:
Griffith Park
Merry Go Round Lot Two
Los Angeles, CA 90027

(To get to Merry Go Round Lot Two, drive through Merry Go Round Lot 1 and out the back of that parking lot, continuing up the hill to the next lot. Lot 2 does not have any signage.)

Ritual Location:
Old Los Angeles Zoo
4801 Griffith Park Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Suggested Donation: $5-$20 (no one turned away for lack of funds)

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Accessibility

The ritual space is approximately 3/10 of a mile from the parking lot. The ritual space is uphill (ranging from a 6 to 10% grade) from the lot on a paved road, then downhill over grass. There are no curbs between the parking lot and the ritual area. Organizers are happy to help folks up or downhill as best we can.

The ritual will be held grassy area that is relatively level, but does have small dips and divets. This area is relatively secluded but is visible from the main trail. There are very few sound reflective elements near the ritual space that would reflect sound back to attendees. We are likely to complete the ritual around dusk, and there is no street lighting.

We have written this 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 is not a burden in the slightest, and will help us to improve our accessibility statements on future rituals.

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What to Bring

  • The ritual site is shady, and may get cold as the sun sets, so you may wish to dress in layers.
  • If it is possible for you, please bring camp chairs. If you plan on standing or sitting on the ground, you will still be helping another witch who may need a chair!
  • Bring percussion instruments for the drum jam if you are called!
  • Please bring food and drink to share for the pre-ritual potluck.
  • Please bring your own reusable/washable plate, cup, utensils, and napkin. There will be NO paper plates or plasticware available.

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Additional Info

All Genders Welcome!

Children welcome with adult supervision! This ritual has been designed with the intention of allowing children to participate.

To support those in recovery, all of our rituals are clean and sober.

 


Ritual Calendar

Beltane: April 27 @ Griffith Park
Litha: June 15 @ Nicholas Canyon Beach
Lughnasadh: July 27 @ The Green Man
Mabon: September 28 @ Griffith Park
Samhain: November 2 @ The Green Man
Yule: December 15 @ Nicholas Canyon Beach