"Song of Avalon"
The Path of the Wise Woman and Man
We are a grove (not a coven) of likeminded people walking the Pagan Path. We are Wiccan, Witches, Wise Woman and some who choose not to label themselves in a particular tradition or denomination. We gather for ritual at the Sabbats and Esbats and to revel in each other’s energy. We support each other and choose this venue to practice our spirituality.
In 2012 Unity Healing House LLC, (owned and operated by Tanja Wampler) opened its doors to the need of its spiritual community. Its growth is a true testament to the changes that are happening all over the world. To find a place where one can be spiritual without the dogma of religious strong hold. UHH has offered the community that place.
We have now reached a point in our spiritual growth, where Pagans of all traditions, may have a place where we can follow a path that is more structured and aids in the growth of the practicing Pagan. “Song of Avalon” will offer courses to anyone interested in following the “Path of the Wise Woman and Man”.
The days are crisp during this time of the year and the evenings are perfect for hot apple cider and bonfires. Trees are resplendent. Everything seems to have an Ancient feel.
Samhain is the last harvest of the season. Now is when we pull in the last of the crops that were sown. For our Ancestors it was so important to have enough for the long months ahead. What wasn't immediately used could be preserved and, if necessary, shared with neighbours.
Many traditions (especially Celtic) see this as the New Year. Anything you would normally do for the secular New Year can apply here as well.
We honour our Ancestors at this time. Those who have gone to the Summerlands are remembered; their presence is felt. This normally occurs throughout the month but culminates in the feast of Samhain which begins at sundown on October 31st. During the day we can light candles and call out the names of loved ones. We share stories. We remember. We can honour them in many ways but one of the oldest traditions involves the Dumb Supper. At sundown, we prepare a meal that includes those particularly enjoyed by our loved ones. When setting the table a place is set for the Ancestors. When we sit for the meal, we call to them and invite them to sit with us. Then, we continue with the meal in silence. We serve their plates as if they were physically here. When the meal is over, we thank them and bid them farewell. Their plates can be placed outside for wildlife.
Samhain is one of the more somber sabbats on the Wheel of the Year.
**We are proud to announce that Song of Avalon's Elders are now Members
of The Order Of Bards, Ovates and Druids!**
Song Of Avalon events are hosted by Unity Healing House Atlantic Reiki Center unless otherwise stated:
307 Branchport Ave
Long Branch NJ 07740
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