Open, family-friendly, potluck and combined celebration of the Pagan/Heathen Thanksgiving/Erntfescht/Zisasege/Autumn Equinox co-hosted by Primitive Grove Circle and Distelfink Sippschaft.
Primitive Grove Circle follows an eclectic tradition of the Craft with an emphasis on the balance of nature. We adhere to the cycles of the Earth and the phases of the moon. We respect the ways of our Ancestors and strive to live our lives focusing on positivity, purity, wisdom, happiness, love, pleasure, and healing. Together we support one another in these endeavors and aspire to learn and grow on our spiritual paths collectively and individually.
Distelfink Sippschaft is an Urglaawe kindred with members in NJ, PA and DE. It is a legally registered religious organization in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Erntfescht is the Harvest Home, or the original Deitsch thanksgiving; it’s a time for members of the community to come together and ensure that each member is supported for the coming winter months.
Schedule for the day:
1:00 PM Attendees welome to arrive
2:00 PM Primitive Grove Circle will lead an eclectic Craft Autumn Equinox ritual
3:00 ish Potluck Thanksgiving Feast and Time for Drum Circle and Games
4:30 PM Open Discussion on the Holiday/Mediation Reflections (sharing not required but always welcome)
5:30 PM Distelfink Sippschaft will lead an Urglaawe rite of Erntfescht combined/followed immediately by a Zisasege honoring Zisa, Goddess known as the undoer of knots.
In addition to PGC’s and Distelfink’s altars, there will be an offering altar where participants can write their thoughts of gratitude to be burned at the close of the celebration and spread at the base of the Oak. We're asking each participant to also bring something from their gardens, crafts, or small store bought flowers as offerings that will be placed on the altars. We also ask that everyone bring a non-perishable food item for donation to the Food Bank of South Jersey (donations will be taken to South Jersey Pagan Pride Day and added to the cache for the day) as part of the Harvest Home tradition.
Everyone is asked to bring a dish to share with the group. In order to avoid confusion and too much of one thing or another, we suggest that if your last name begins with:
A — J bring an entree
K — P bring a side
Q — Z bring a dessert
And, as always, please mark your dish with ingredients to help avoid allergies and identify preferences. Also, vegetarian and vegan dishes are appreciated and dishes should be marked as such, if applicable.
This event is being held at a private residence so you must RSVP as «going» to the event in order to get the address. If you'd like to bring a guest, please ask one of the hosts first. Actual address will be sent as a private message to the folks who RSVP'd a few days before the event.