I had a great time Sunday at the Armory. There was a good crowd of people, great classes and vendors. The music and raffle was a treat.
A new Meditation and Drumming Circle started at Riverfront Park in North Charleston. This is a good time to meet new friends and visit with old ones. We learn new beats and practice, practice practice. Everyone is free to come, its open to everyone. Just make sure if you come that you bring a chair and something to beat on or some other noisemaker.
This is the second Sunday that I've gone drumming. It's been great, I just wish it that I hadn't forgotten my jacket in the car. It was quite cool because of the wind blowing off the river, at least the sun was warm.
I had a fun weekend at Colleton Saddle Club. Luckily I missed the road closure for the Rice Festival Parade by only about 20 minutes. Me and a group of friends had a Saturday-Sunday camp-out and Beltane/May Day Ritual. We even danced the May Pole, a recovered tree from the ice storms earlier in the year. This was my first time and it was nice.
We had a good time, fellowship, classes, a bonfire, even a few vendors. I did get a bit cooler than was expected, not many people were prepared for it. It was my first camp-out with my Kammock Roo and was very comfortable.
After eating breakfast and watering my plants I headed to the Armory in Charleston, SC for Pagan Unity Day.
I arrived just in time for the opening circle. Afterwards, I walked around the booths, bought some items, talked with a lady for a while before attending my first class.
The workshop is called "Eco-Friendly Magick" by Deanna Anderson. Rainwater jar for rituals: mason jar, nylon and a rubber band or string; put in fridge/pantry until needed. She talk about nature spirits called "kashas". From the Earth we get, to the earth we give. She's writing "witches for the wild witch" book. I ate lunch afterwards.
The second workshop was "crystal therapy 101" by Rick Huffman.
Third was "30 best pagan albums", during the class I went through some gardening magazines to decide which ones to take home.
Everyone was packing up when the class finished. When had the finishing ritual and then headed home.
I have always loved nature. When I was younger in a small town in NE Washington. In the summer or anytime that I felt like it, I was always hiking up and down the hills along the Coulee Wall (canyon).