GOG's 20th Samhain ritual celebrated the spirit of the grove as well
as the season. 40 attended the ritual, 24 attended the vigil, and 17
stayed until dawn to close the gates and help clean up. Norma led the
ritual. A lot of praise for the grove, people talking about what the
grove means to them. All but 3 people took ritual parts or gave praise!
In addition, we raffled off a pair of skulls designed by Norma, a woodblock
print by Kerry, and a handmade felt pumpkin by Karl and raised $540
to help Isaac Bonewits with his medical bills. We kept watch around
a bone-fire until dawn, worshiped at many outdoor altars, and led our
usual pumpkin parade in the streets of New Brunswick; there were crafting
lessons, a Kali pooja, divinijam, much feasting, and good fellowship.
Lots of people helped with clean up and altar setup and takedown. Many
thanks to Alex for kitchen-witching this one! Photos: Bob, Tricia, Marc,