Events

Lughnasadh Ritual

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Join us in person to celebrate Lughnasadh!

Lughnasadh—also called Lammas, or Loaf-mas—is the festival of the first bread, and with it, a celebration of the god Lugh. Lugh, god of the lightning strike; Lugh, the master of many tools; Lugh, the quick-tongued warrior who uses truth as one of His weapons; Lugh, the unlikely leader who knows the ins and outs of resisting an empire. In this season, we follow His lead, celebrating not only the gifts of the earth that sustain us, but also the sacrifices that allow us to survive.

The Green Man Store has hosted many Reclaiming LA rituals though the years, and this will be our first time circling there since Brigid 2020! We are looking forward to returning during the festival of Lugh, a long-term ally of Reclaiming LA. Join us as He invites us to remember our community bonds in these new times, and to honor our strength and our tenderness as we mark this turn in the wheel.

Ritual intention:

The story you tell is the spell you cast.

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 2022
7:30 pm Doors Open
8:00 pm Ritual Start

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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RITUAL INFO
The ritual will be held fully outdoors.

Please bring a mask. Celebrants will be asked to mask during parts of the ritual that involve close contact.

To ensure that vulnerable community members are protected from the ongoing pandemic, we will not hold an indoor potluck or Bardic circle.

Doors open as early as 7:30, and will be locked shortly after the ritual start time of 8PM.

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.


2022 Ritual Calendar

Lughnasadh: Saturday, August 6 at The Green Man

Autumn Equinox: Saturday, September 17 at Griffith Park

Samhain: Saturday, November 5 at The Green Man

Yule: TBD at Nicholas Canyon Beach

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