Samhain at Four Quarters

Friday October 28th - Sunday October 30th, 2022

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The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost. 
                                                                         -J.R.R. Tolkien
    

The Stones stand tall, holding vigil as night falls.

The Ancestors' Crypt is open, lit by candles and steeped in memory.
We stand together, in Circle, and we remember...

It is now the time of Transition; the start of the Dark Time of the year when the veil is thin.
A traditional time of remembering All Those Who Have Gone Before and honoring their lives.


This is the time when we draw close to the hearth fires, standing with our brothers and sisters for warmth and companionship against the gathering cold.

    Join us as we observe Samhain in unity, and find ways to connect with Those Who Have Gone Before
as we also celebrate Life, Fellowship, and Community with one another.
Making room for reunion with the past, we find peace for the present and hope for the future.

 

Planning for 2022 is underway...  here are some highlights!


- Funerary offerings of flower petals, milk, and honey to our furthest ancestors whose names have been lost in oceans of Time.
- A journey by firelight under the stars to commune with our Ancient Ancestors, builders of megalithic structures the world over.
- A Ceremony of Song and Communion with our Unremembered Dead, that, though their names be lost, their deeds and works live on in our hands and the paths we walk.
- A Feast of nourishment to the Living and the Dead that the Harvest of the Good Earth be shared in its abundance.
- A place to scry the future with diviners from many paths as we share this time of the thinnest veil.
- A round table discussion about the Stone Circle on this Land, its impact on our lives, and Why We Do It.
- Stone Peoples Ceremonial Sweats
- Pictures of your Honored Dead for The Ancestors Altar.

- Friday evening light Dinner, Saturday and Sunday Continental Brunch., and Saturday evening Feast are all a part of your registration.

 

2022 Schedule, as a taste of what is to come!

FRIDAY

     6:00 pm Complimentary Supper (Farmhouse)
- By sharing bread together, we sustain the Spirit within. A gift of the Community of Service of Four Quarters.
Friday Evening: (Stone Circle North Copse)

     7:30 PM  Gather under the shoulders of the Great Stones of the North Copse, as we journey under the Moon and Stars to commune with the Ancient Ones around the fire that burns- the flame that unites us all at the Common Hearth.
     8:30 pm Hearthfire Circle: (Fire Circle)
- Share companionship and sustenance with each other

SATURDAY
     9:00 am: Continental Breakfast (Farmhouse)
     10:00 am (Labyrinth)
- We will Labor together to create a Sacred Space on the Land (weather permitting).
     12:00 pm; (Sweat Lodge)
 - Sweat Lodge Ceremony. All are welcome to come pray with us.
     3:00 pm: (Stone Circle)
- Funeral for our Unnamed Dead-Join us at the grave as we offer flower petals, milk, and honey to those whose names have not been uttered in Seven Generations. Reach your hands through the veil, and see what reaches back to caress your fingertips.
Saturday Evening: (Dining Pavilion)

     5:00 pm Feast for the Living 
- Nourish the Living, Honor the Dead
     7:00 pm: (Stone Circle)
- A Song Into the Abyss: A Ceremony to the Unremembered Dead-We gather together, a group of people joined in devout communion of song and spirit as we cast our dearest hop[es deep int the past, reaching for the hearts and souls of our ancestors whose words and deeds have been lost to us, but we know their spirits by our Very Existence.
     8:00 pm Seeking the Soul of All Souls' (Coffee Dragons)
- Embraced by the Past, We scry the future,as many paths bring their traditions of Divination to offer. Please feel free to share your own divinatory arts, as we share our skills together under the Moon.

SUNDAY
     9:00 am: Continental Breakfast (Farmhouse)
     11:00 am: (Stone Circle)
-  Above, So Below: As We Depart the Hearth Fires of Our Ancestors, let us gather the sparks of their Wisdom to guide us, as we move from past, to present, unto the Seventh Generation.
     All Day: (Sweat Lodge)
- Sweat Lodge Shut-Down - Helping hands always welcome! Sweat Lodge.

Read or Download the 2020 Samhain Program
(PDF file, 512K)
Read or Download the 2021 Samhain Program
(PDF file, 512K)

As always, everything is subject to change, due to the needs of ceremony, the whims of weather,
and the antics of mischievous gods. Updates will be posted as they occur.

Register On-Line

Event Cost:
$45 for Members

$55 for Non-Members
Continental Brunch's and The Saturday evening Feast of the Dead is included in your registration.
To Register, visit our Shopping Cart above or call the Office: 814-784-3080

About Lodging at Four Quarters - A limited number of private rooms are available for rent. Rooms have double beds, blankets and pillows. During events rooms must be booked for the duration of the event; you must call the office 814-784-3080 for reservations.

    “Let us make future generations remember us as proud ancestors
just as, today, we remember our  forefathers.”

– Roh Moo-hyun

The Labyrinth

To walk our labyrinth is to walk a purposeful path – no obstacles, no puzzles – inward to the center, then outward into the world.

Griffith LabApr2019 6603 1200crop3The Labyrinth, showing the most recent pathway stones.

 

 

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