High Rite: Lughnasadh
Our Lughnasadh High Rite for 2012 is the first weekend of August this year! Keep an eye on our Facebook page for continued updates: http://www.facebook.com/cedarlightgrove. The schedule for the Lughnasadh weekend is as follows:
- Friday, August 3rd: Part one of our Lughnasadh Games; KICK BALL! Meet at Cedar Light Center at 7pm.
- Saturday, August 4th: Part two of our Lughnasadh games. Set up at 9am, games begin 10am.
- August 4th: Craft Fair, held at CedarLight Center @ 2pm.
- August 4th: Ritual @7pm.
The Craft Fair will be a fundraiser for CedarLight Grove. There will be a selection of items whose proceeds will all go towards the upkeep and care of CedarLight Center. We are also inviting vendors and crafters from the local area to have a table at our fair! The cost of having a table is one donated item to the fundraiser table. If you are interested, please email ashley@cedarlightgrove for more details.
- Lore of the Season
Our Prayer for this rite is: “May our aim be true in honoring a life of integrity.” We are honoring Lugh as the deity of the occasion, and Manannan as the Gatekeeper.
- Suggested Offerings
For this rite we are highlighting the integrity of finished projects; they represent something that we said we were going to do, whether for ourself or others, and that we saw all the way through to completion. As such, we are encouraging offerings of skill, completed crafts or items, or representations of completed projects. Any oaths to complete a project must be cleared with the Chief Liturgist or Vice Senior Druid prior to the Rite.
- This Rite is a DRY RITE
Our celebrations are dry, meaning no alcohol permitted except the Waters of Life during ritual.
- Bring a Dish for the Potluck!
Bring a dish to share with the Grove after ritual if you wish to participate in the feast. Participants who bring a dish to share are welcome to participate in the feast. Your dish should serve approximately 6-10 people. Please label whether your dish has meat or not for our vegetarians. It’s also a good idea to list the ingredients if available.Suggested potluck dishes include:
- All types of breads and grain dishes
- Cold dishes to compliment the hot weather
- Fresh fruits and vegetables (Freshly harvest veggies are great!)
GUESTS WILL BE ASKED TO WASH THEIR OWN DISHES WHEN THEY ARE DONE.
- There are cans of sodas and bottled water available at the Grove for 50 cents each. Feel free to contribute beverages to the Grove! We are attempting to eliminate plastic bottles, however, so please do not bring any.
- Dress Appropriately
Check the weather forecast before the ritual. Bring sunscreen and bugspray. If you have a chair you’d like to sit in during the High Rite, we suggest bringing that too.
All CedarLight events have a suggested donation of $10 per person. This can be contributed to Dagda’s Cauldron either at the Grove, or online.All donations go towards CedarLight Center bills and upkeep.
- Children and Pets
Children are welcome to all CedarLight events, but must be attended at all times If your children start running around during ritual or being noisy, you will be asked to escort them out of the sanctuary. We do not yet have children activities planned for this event. Pets however, are not allowed.