Past events 2012-14

Here are a selection of past events/ publicity ( gathered together from our old websites).

New Comers & Beginners All welcome!

We are gathering at our more secluded Croydon woodland venue for an afternoon & evening – to mark Beltane .This ritual will be shamanic in nature, with drumming & chants, ceremony, animal spirit quarters and evocations of Cernunnos Lord of the Beasts – for protection of all endangered wildlife every where.   We will also be doing seed-magic for planting new ventures in our lives..  Socials, celebrations will thread through the entire gathering..  Bring drums etc to join in..(if you have any)

All are welcome.. pagans, non-pagans, friends.. to participate in the ceremony and/or the social afterwards.

  • Date: Saturday 26th April 2014
  • Time: 4pm – 8pm

We’ll have the usual combination of ritual, with sacred shamanic space, some chant & Drumming, and magical work. A ritual fire will be carefully lit for this ceremony, and we’ll have home made bread & wine to share..

HT  Yule / Winter Solstice – December 2013 

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New Comers & Beginners All welcome!

YULE or MidWinter Solstice…is the time of longest night.. where perhaps hopes wear thin, and faith wavers in many a hearts. It’s also the perfect time…for the coming of the Child of Promise.. Yes, the Sun-Child is born to the Great Goddess!!

We are gathering at our more secluded Croydon woodland venue for an evening to mark Yule.. There will be a festive fire, mulled wine, lanterns, and much merriment.. oh and real Holly trees in the ground! We’ll have canopy cover.. in case it gets windy or wet.. and some ground sheet to sit around the Yule fire..and enjoy the company of tribal kinship..

DateSaturday 21st December 2013.   Time: Meet-up at Tram stop by  3pm .  (Ritual Gathering 3pm – 9pm approx)!

 Swearing on the Horns Ritual &  Summer Social 2013

It’s been known that an old custom of `Swearing on the Horns’ used to take place in the High Gate area every year for many decades..! Hern’s Tribe began to enact this Ceremony some years ago, at Queen’s Woods (along with the `Windsor Hern ritual’ – another old custom that is said to be done for the well-being of the Sovereignty of this land).

Join us for a special Summer event outdoors in North London, at Queen’s Woods, for this Ceremony. Participate in it, and swear on the Horns of Hern, for your well-being, and that of the land, and make an oath of your promise to Hern or the Green-Man of the land in return.. to do your honorable best for the land and it’s people! Afterwards, join in with festivities, drumming & singing, and Summer feasting..  and perhaps some Story telling …as the evening approach… of Fairies, Dragons, and magical realms.  Bring drums, masks, horns (if you have any), food & drinks,  and any poetry & songs to share!

Spring Equinox Ritual & Earth Hour Gathering  2013

New Comers & Beginners All welcome!

Saturday 23rd March 2013

Event 2 :  Earth Hour Observance  Gather at Tram stop 7.45pm-8pm. We’ll come and walk you to the ceremony site through the woods. It will be dark by then. Bring torch lights or candles in lanterns. Actual Earth Hour observance is between 8.30pm- 9.30pm.

 Special Ritual in January 2013:

Journey of the Fool.

Ritual based on the first major arcana card of Tarot (The Fool) – which symbolises new beginnings and ventures. We will be doing this ritual outdoors in one of the park/ woodlands of London (tbc) – creating a Talisman and consecrating it at each of the quarter-gateways of the elements. Saturday 12th January 2013

Hern’s Tribe Midsummer Ritual:  Swearing on the Horns Ceremony

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Date: Saturday 30th June 2012.  Please bring food & drinks to share.

Magical preparation: Think carefully of an oath or promise you like to make upon the Horns, towards a noble, worthy, world or community serving cause(s).  This is the oath you can swear upon the Horns of Hern, which shall be a binding promise you make to the Gods!

 Hern’s Tribe Autumn Gatheringl       Date: Saturday 29th September 2012.  Time:Gather at LLoyd park Tram stop at 2pm, or get to `Coach House Cafe’ area of Coombe Woods by 2.30pm. Please don’t be late, as we are unable to wait at tram stop.

NEW Venue1: Coombe Woods (meet by the Coach House Cafe. Entrance on Conduit Lane. Nearest Trams are either Llloyd Park, or Coombe Lane. Then about 10min walk).   Venue 2. If time & weather permits, we’ll be walking to Coombe Lane, to our usual spot in the other woods, for a small fire & drumming session around about 5pm.

 Hern’s Tribe:  Samhain Ritual 2012  Once sacred space is created, we will be taking a pathworking to our Ancestral Tribes, using our bloodlines as a psychic link. The purpose is to become better empowered.  There will also be divination work, and also  Cauldron magic (for wisdom and insights).

 Mid-Winter Solstice (Yule):  Outdoor Ritual in London 2012

Date: Saturday 22nd December  2012.

 A special ritual to mark the end of one Mayan cycle and beginning of another. Join us for the Journey of the Fool, and quest through the 4 Elements to consecrate a magical Talisman. Anoint the Yule-log (yes a real one) with your wishes & hopes for 2013, and place it in the ritual fire. Then feast with home made bread, mulled Wine.. some woodland tribal cooking. Don’t forget the Mistletoe!