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The Folk Roots of Halloween
Monday 30 October @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm| £20
The Eight Sabbats: a seminar series.
I. The Folk Roots of Halloween
Seminar Evening – Will Hunter and Ellie Hughes
Witches today work with the folk customs of the seasons of the old farming year, mining them for spiritual insights in their quest to attune to the earth as a spiritual mother. Seasonal customs are found across Europe, with local variation and specific traditions. The evening’s seminar starts a new series of seminars which will take place every six weeks, whose aim is to look at these older customs in their original local contexts. This inaugural seminar explores the many rituals which take place around the 31st of October.
The first hour consists of an illustrated lecture, and is followed in the second hour by a practical, hands-on activity which takes one of the customs discussed and brings it alive for everyone to participate in.
William Hunter has lived and traveled in many of the more rural parts of Europe, exploring surviving customs and native traditions. Ellie Hughes has a passion for creating historically-informed rituals, and previously ran Treadwell’s Open Circle; at university she studied History. They are both practicing witches with over 25 years experience between them. Image credit.
PLEASE NOTE: This first seminar will be taught solely by Will Hunter, unfortunately Ellie Hughes is unavailable for the first seminar due to personal commitments.
Price: £20 Ring, or book online
Time: Arrive 6.50 for 7 pm start. Ends 9.15 pm