This will be a mid-day event. We will have a social hour at noon and the ritual will begin at 1 PM. Beltane is the time for new beginnings. Creatures and plants are awake and start showing their true colors. The ground is no longer gray, trees no longer look dead, and flowers are blooming. Nature is forgetting the hard winter it had. Many of us has had times in our life that we could call our winter. The working this Beltane will be putting that which is in our past that still haunts or still effects us in a negative way. That which we know we need to let go, but just can't seem to. Part of the working will be an offering of a symbol of that part we want to let go. Let it be a picture, jewelry, or letter that will burn or sink in the well. (please not that all items offered in the well will be sunk at our Imbolc rite no matter what the value). After this offering we will be celebrating our new release with noise. Bring drums or anything that will make noise because now that any hardship is let go from the past, you can now life again.
We will have a potluck after the rite, so please consider bringing a dish to share, and a plate and utensils to eat with! The rite will be inside, and the lodge is heated.
Please bring a canned good for local donation. For ideas about what to donate, please see the Mid-Ohio Foodbank's needed donations list.
The address of this park is: 4265 E. Dublin-Granville Road, Westerville, OH 43081
Blendon Woods Metropark is on the Northeast side of Columbus, outside I-270. From I-270, take State Route 161 exit (30B) toward New Albany onto E. Dublin-Granville Road. Go 1.6 miles then take the Little Turtle Way exit and turn right. Go to Old State Route 161 and turn right. Entrance is 1/2 mile on left. Bear to the left at the first main intersection, and to the right at the next main intersection. There are signs posted for "Three Cranes Grove," but we recommend reviewing the map (below) before coming out.
Maps and directions can be found at the Metroparks' website.
Three Cranes is also doing a number of other events, meeting the 1st through 4th Thursday of every month, engaging in study along the Druid's Path. Meetings involve Druidic training, liturgical work, and plant lore. Please see our Calendar or join our announcements list for more information, including locations and times!
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