Hypatia of Alexandria

Art by Valan the Druid

At Midnight we shall perform our solemn Samhain Celebration and after retelling the Story of Hypatia of Alexandria, philosopher, mathematician, astronomer, and condemned as a Witch. Thus great Lady held court in Egypt's ancient city of Alexandria teaching the young elite of the age, both Pagan and Christian. Her magick has moved into modern science and she remains a role model for those who seek their own path. "Reserve your right to think, for even to think wrongly is better than not to think at all." There is more about Hypatia in the motion picture Agora. plus in Brittany Hughes' documentary Ancient World.

The MoonPath Chapter of CUUPS presents

The Fourteenth Annual

Witches Ball

Saturday October 29, 2011

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:

Hipatia of Alexandria
Philosopher, Astronomer, Mathematician and Witch

Seasonal Garb Encouraged!

See location on Map

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We expect 400+ people to attend our gala. There will be live music by the Witchs Mark, dancing, readers, lights on our labyrinth, ongoing evening ceremonies.

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.
Bring your lawn chairs to sit outside under the stars

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?

Lady Rachel

Join us for our next Samhain Celebration, October 29th, 2011,
For Here, There May Be Witches!

 


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