It’s been a busy Samhain for us here at The Way of The Buzzard with our usual monthly drumming circles and two other large ceremonies to hold.
Towards the end of October we were honoured to run a shamanic journey session at the One Tree Gathering in Warrington.
Over 60 Hindus and Druids were gathered to share spiritualities and wisdom and we held the circle for the best part of an hour, journeying the group into a shape-shifting adventure through the other realms.
There are so many commonalities between us! Several folk remarked on our central altar and how reminiscent it is of the way that both cultures work with the elements of life. Our newly acquired buzzard wings went down particularly well, as did the huge ox horn!
It’s quite apparent that there’s a real weaving of threads going on in the world as people of many spiritual paths begin to recognise their similarities and begin to realise that yes, we can all work together. It’s very much as if we are simply looking through different windows into the same central space of connection.
This fact is borne out to us every month as we step into The Tapestry to hold our Stockport drumming circle. The Tapestry is the church hall of St Agnes, and Clive, the amazing vicar who knows the value of this weaving of spiritual cultures welcomes us with open arms into his church to host our events.
We chose this sacred space to hold our Samhain ceremony where we invited a group to journey through death and rebirth using the energy of the Yew tree to facilitate the process.
Despite the seemingly challenging process that a death and rebirth ritual conjures up our circle that gathered with us on that Saturday afternoon stepped fully into the space and worked with yew and birch to step over the threshold to a more connected future.
We will be holding regular Sabbat celebrations and ceremonies both at this venue and outdoors throughout the coming year and would invite any readers to join us. Simply enter your name and email address in the box above right so that we can keep you informed of future dates.
Why not come along to our Winter Solstice celebration on Sunday the 21st of December. We’ll be settling down for a beautifully immersive afternoon of winter treats and soulful retreat time from 1pm through to 5pm.