Saturday, September 13, 2008

Druid Harvest Celebration

Devotion to the Earth is a natural practice born of common wisdom. Harvest festivals are in the tradition of coming together and sharing our bounty at the end of the growing season. Druid Priest Bryan Perrin marks this balance of day and night with an experiential workshop, “The Autumnal Equinox: Reaping the Harvest” at Mirabai of Woodstock on Sunday 9/21 from 2-4pm.
Perrin’s lecture focuses on the concepts of reward, nourishment, the Celtic Wheel of the Year, and the process of change and exchange that is life. He will then lead a ritual honoring the Earth Mother as provider in a modern interpretation of the Ancient agricultural custom of bringing the harvest home. With gratitude we seek the aid of our kindred spirits- Ancestors, Spirits of Nature and Place, Gods and Goddesses- to secure our fair share. Traditional ritual format involves opening of the Gates between the Worlds, offerings to the Kindreds, and the blessing and sharing of the waters of life.
Bryan Perrin has been a practicing Neopagan Druid for over 20 years. In 2002 he was made fully Ordained Druid Clergy of Ár nDraíocht Féin, an international Druid organization. He is the leader of Our Whole ProtoGroup, a family friendly collective celebrating the holidays in the Hudson Valley. An artist and teacher, Perrin crafts Pagan Products such as Idolatry, ritual vestments and ceremonial accoutrements. He designs and creates sacred landscapes for gardens, ritual space for homes and seasonal altars for spirits.
To register for this workshop, contact Mirabai at 679-2100 or go to their website at or for more information please send an email to .