Imbolc gathering -28 Jan to 3 Feb 2017
Imbolc gathering – Come Closer
Location: Paddington Farm, Glastonbury, Somerset
NB: The area around the Farm is often muddy, also dark at night, so care needed with mobility.
We have had rapid growth in numbers at our wonderful gatherings in recent years.
Now many are feeling it is time to reflect more deeply on who and what we are as a community.
This gathering will be a beautiful opportunity to bond together and explore this precious collective identity of ours.
This special Call to Gather goes out first to our regulars: numbers at Imbolc are limited by practical factors. The Farm can only sleep 27 indoors and they do not have camping in the winter.
As organizers, we also acknowledge some current important factors.
We have been asked to consider those faeries who have found overuse of alcohol etc at gatherings to be challenging. Our summer solstice event also raised serious issues of consent as well as of safety for many.
The Theme of this Imbolc Gathering will be “Come Closer”
Our aim is to enable us to deepen our connections together and evolve how we put into practice our ideals and values.
To aid this, we request awareness that some among us may be in recovery; therefore, we ask for low key and thoughtful use of alcohol in shared and public spaces during this gathering.
This will help us all to create more conscious, sensitive and heart centred connections here.
And, of course, neither the venue nor the organizers can be seen to condone the use of any illicit substances on the premises.
The farm needs to be very protective of its reputation as a venue for school parties and children as this is a primary purpose of theirs.
The magical energy of Imbolc can guide us in all this while refreshing our sense of fun and lightness of being. There will be delightful chances of faerie play and tickling our fancies. We will join in the celebrations at the White Spring and the Chalice Well and honour Bridie.
We will chant and sing, dress up or down as we wish, heart share and walk in nature. We will share news of EuroFaeries and of our Global Gathering and meet again in our Fae GM
Please bring items to help raise funds at our Auction – & funds to enjoy such goods !
Coming together in gatherings is our faerie joy as we re-affirm our being as the Radical Faeries of Albion at Imbolc.