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Building the Greenwitch: A Community Spellworking

September 17 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

A long-standing community event, the building of the Green Witch, is coming again to Crone’s Hollow. This community spellworking is inspired by the work of Susan Cooper in The Dark is Rising Sequence of books. The book involves a quest for magic beneath the sea and honoring the protection offered to the fisherman in that village. Over the years though local community participants this has evolved into a working to honor the waters and cycles of the Salt Lake Valley.
This ritual has great power and great sadness. Please bring your love for the Goddess and the spirits of the land to help make this spell. On Saturday, September 17 beginning at 7 pm we will build the Green Witch from flowers, sticks, herbs, and vegetation that you donate. We will enflesh Her with a body of greenery. Everyone present will participate in this rite.
Bring local greenery, flower, vines, and leafy branches to help build Her. Please bring materials that can be handled with bare hands – no thorns or poisonous/toxic secretions.
Once She has been created there will be a walking meditation in the Labyrinth.
Finally there will be a potluck with those who choose to bring a dish to share.
This is a lengthy ritual; please plan on committing 3 hours (7-10PM) to honor Her.
A suggested donation of $10 will help cover the costs of ritual space at Crone’s Hollow.

“When the Dark comes rising six shall turn it back;
Three from the circle, three from the track;
Wood, bronze, iron; Water, fire, stone;
Five will return and one go alone.

Iron for the birthday; bronze carried long;
Wood from the burning; stone out of song;
Fire in the candle ring; water from the thaw;
Six signs the circle and the grail gone before.

Fire on the mountain shall find the harp of gold
Played to wake the sleepers, oldest of old.
Power from the Green Witch, lost beneath the sea.
All shall find the Light at last, silver on the tree.”
― Susan Cooper, The Dark Is Rising Sequence
[https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/7308.Susan_Cooper?page=1](https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/7308.Susan_Cooper?page=1)

“Remember. Y maent yr mynyddoedd yn canu ac y mae’r arglwyddes yn dod. The mountains are singing, and the Lady comes. Remember.”
― Susan Cooper, Greenwitch
“Even in the darkest sea they knew they were observed and escorted all the way, by subjects of Tethys invisible even to an Old One’s eye. News came to the Lady of the Sea long, long before anyone might approach. She had her own ways. Older than the land, older than the Old Ones, older than all men, she ruled her kingdom of waves as she had since the world began: alone, absolute.”
― Susan Cooper, Greenwitch

Details

Date:
September 17
Time:
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Website:
https://www.meetup.com/salt-lake-witches/events/288267454