The MoonPath Chapter of CUUPS presents
The Twelfth Annual
Saturday October 31, 2009
Doors open at 7:30 PM
Live Music by Witchs Mark
10:10 PM - The Druids Rite with Ash The Silent
11:15 PM - Raffle Drawing
11:30 PM Costume Contest with great prizes
Midnight begins The Samhain Ritual Circle with Spelcastor Honoring the Dark Goddess ,Drumming and a Bonfire (outside). Memorial Wreath will be cast into the Sacred Fire. You may also Light Candles for your Departed Loved Ones.
This Year's Theme:
Hel - Goddess of the Dead
Seasonal Garb Encouraged!
See location on Map
We expect 500+ people to attend our gala. There will be live music by the Witchs Mark, dancing, readers, lights on our labyrinth, ongoing evening ceremonies. At Midnight we shall perform our solemn Samhain Celebration and after retelling the Story Hel, Goddess of the Inglorious Dead and Queen of Helheim, the Norse Underworld. The Crone is the third aspect of womanhood representing wisdom, power and magick.
Among us will be coven members, solitaries, the experienced, the seekers, and the curious. We expect respectful behavior from everyone.
At The Witches Ball, you will be Dancing to Live music performed by the pagan band 'Witch's Mark' and DeeJay music provided by Izrafel that will be raucous and magickal. Vending and Readings and More. Moon Path Merchant - KING OF CUUPS CATERING - Smiling Sun Silver - Sword and Swan - The Cosmic Salamander - Mysteries by Halley Elise will be available for your pleasure.
We will hold an Attunement Ritual in the Memorial Garden. There will be lights on the labyrinth for walking.
At 10:15 pm, we will perform a Druid Rite with Ash the Silent.
Bring your drums/musical instruments for the drum circle.
At midnight, we spin the Wheel of the Year. We retell the story of this season and of the Crone. We stare into the Fire of Transformation. Perhaps we will be greeted by Spirit Dancers as we enter the Underworld and our Ritual Space. We will have drums and bonfires. We will light candles for our departed loved ones and reach out to them through sacred fire.
We will raffle some meaningful door prizes:
Yes, we encourage you to support of our local Metaphysical Shoppe's.
Cost of the Ball, $15 at the door. Kids Free when accompanied by parents and, yes, they are parents' responsibility. Bring your favorite beverage. We have one food vendor, some readers, and more. Ritual garb and/or costumes are encouraged. NO PHOTOS AT RITUALS! No photos elsewhere without consent of all those included, even in background. Some of us are still closeted. Shhhhh!
Location: We gather at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fort Lauderdale, 3970 NW 21 Avenue, Fort Lauderdale. See the map.
Read about a previous Witches ball in The Forum. Download this story in PDF Format 1.1 meg.
Perhaps it's time to come out of the broom closet?
Join us for our next Samhain Celebration, October 31st, 2009,
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