Monday, 23 February 2009

Work of the Heart

I have been away this weekend, at a planning meeting for Avalon Spring, this year's Witchcamp. It was tiring driving up to Croydon and back in two days (including a couple of diversions to pop in and see Mum & Dad and to give my friend Gaia a lift back to Swansea), and the meeting required a certain amount of hard work too!

But it is exciting to see the project coming together so well. I love the unique event that is a Witchcamp, and it is gratifying to put in the graft that makes it happen and see the resulting enjoyment of others. And of course it was wonderful to spend time with my good friends, not only working but laughing, talking, eating and drinking together. Isn't it a fact that the company of good friends makes any work a pleasure?

Here's the publicity we've sent out to people via email - I think this is going to be a great camp!

Charge of the Goddess

A 6 day residential intensive in Reclaiming and Feri magic 23 - 28 May 2009

In the leafy freshness of early summer, step out of time between the mists of Avalon at our magical intensive, Avalon Spring. We will meet together within the sacred enclosure of Avalon, to create sacred space and experience ritual, trance work, visualisation, ecstasy, sacred drama, ecomagic, dancing, chanting, storytelling, community building and have lots of fun! Our venue, EarthSpirit lies nestled within the beautiful Somerset hills, surrounded by fields and woodland. Avalon Spring has a long and intimate relationship with the land at EarthSpirit and has made deep connections with the beings that reside there - visible and invisible, and human and non-human - and is happy to be back there for 2009.

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Listen to the words of the Great Mother...
and so it begins; our journey into this beautiful and profound
piece of liturgy originally written by Doreen Valiente that embodies
most witches’ concept of the many faces of
the Goddess. Her many names come to us through time.
‘For behold, I am the mother of all things and My
love is poured upon the earth.
For behold, I have been with you from the beginning, and I am that which is
attained at the end of desire.’

Working through the lens of the Charge of the Goddess, we will explore the ecstasy of devotion and our inherent Divinity and Humanness through daily pathworking and evening rituals.


'Present and aligned. Divine and Human. We are paradox and possibility.'

The intention for the 2009 Avalon Spring intensive invites us to become who we really are.
Join us from the 23 to 28 May 2009 as we explore what it means to be aligned and present, divine and human and to be paradox and possibility. We will celebrate our divine selves and immerse our ’selves’ in the Charge of the Goddess. Gather with us to do the work the multiverse calls us to do at our 11th residential intensive just outside of Glastonbury on the edge of Compton Dundon village in Somerset.

Avalon Spring is a 6 day residential intensive in witchcraft and earth based spirituality in the Reclaiming Tradition, which this year will also be exploring the Feri roots of Reclaiming. We welcome all traditions and people of all experience levels, and invite all to come together as community to explore practical magic, devotional practices and ‘craft’ skills to take into our everyday lives.

Dorm Place, £450-£600
Camping Place £350-£500
(Cost includes all meals)

To enquire about booking, or for details of concessionary places and sliding scales contact us:



5 comments:

aims said...

Sigh. (second attempt here)

I wrote many things about friends and sharing and laughing and much more. Then blogger told me it took too long or something ridiculous.

So - I'm just going to say - that sounds like it's going to be a wonderful experience for all who attend.

Moonroot said...

Oh Aims! Thanks for trying a second time!

Reya Mellicker said...

Sounds fantastic. I love your camp intention.

The year we did the Charge in We. Virginia was a wonderful experience. As a theme, it's hard to beat. Bravo!!

miss*R said...

OH HOW I WISH !!!!!!

maybe oneday.

Bohemian Single Mom said...

Oh how I wish I could go to this!!!
It sounds so beautiful and magickal and exciting, and your words have taken my breath away.

It reminds me of my "bible" the Mists of Avalon....which now I have the itch to read...Again!!!