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2023 Litha Celebration

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Location: Fenner Nature Center Scout Campground, 2020 E. Mt. Hope Ave., Lansing, MI 48910

Join us in-person or on Zoom as we celebrate the longest days of the year with our Litha ritual. Bring your favorite outdoor games and entertainment, and enjoy the afternoon and evening in the beautiful Fenner woods as we celebrate the blessings of summer in the grassy fields around the bonfire pit. Please make sure to bring your own seating, sunscreen, bug spray, snacks and drinks, and whatever else you may need.

Litha is a time of challenges and transformation. We offer free Rites of Passage at Litha for those moving into young adulthood, which can be anywhere from ages 11-19 depending on individual paths. In addition, we’ll be offering a Blessing of the Babies again for new children who have joined their families over the past year. If you have children who would like to participate in these special annual ceremonies, please contact Lord Solinox in advance so that we can plan and prepare together.

At 1pm, our gates will open and raffle tickets will go on sale. Circle will be cast at 5pm. Our main ritual will also be available by YouTube livestream and Patreon, as usual, so everybody can enjoy the ritual in whichever manner calls to them best. As a friendly reminder, all observers of WISE-tradition rituals must be participants within the circle, and all are welcome.

For the best online experience, we recommend setting up your own ritual space at home where you plan to be during the ritual. You may want candles, incense, God and Goddess representations, elemental tools, or anything else you have available for a working sacred space. This is optional, but will definitely help you get into the mood. Be sure to have something to eat and drink as well!

After ritual, we will break bread together. Click here to purchase your meal tickets for our shared feast (deadline is June 22!). Iced tea and water will also be available. We encourage those who can to purchase extra meal tickets for those who cannot; if you cannot afford a meal ticket, please contact Lord Solinox for assistance. If the catered food options do not work for you at this time, you can always bring your own meal in.

Attendance to our sabbat rituals is always free! Donations help to cover the cost of our space and materials as well as help grow our Temple fund. You can help out by bringing cash, donating via PayPal, or become a subscribing member through Patreon. Circle cast will be at 5:00pm, so please arrive early.

As is now our tradition, we will be having a teacup raffle with donated items. If you have any items at home that are ready to bring joy to a new home, please consider bringing them to donate to the raffle. Tickets will go on sale at the beginning of the day, and the drawing will be around 7:30pm. Online attendees are welcome to participate; a video tour of the raffle table will be given after ritual, and online tickets may be purchased via Paypal donation.

The Fenner Center scout campground is accessed via a hard-to-see driveway on Mount Hope just east of the main entrance; we will have signs at the street. You can park just inside the gate and hike down to the site, or those with handicapped permits are welcome to park with care in the field. Please arrive dressed and equipped appropriately for the weather; we cannot guarantee socially-distanced shelter in the event of rain. Fresh water and a pit toilet are available on site. The ground onsite is grass that is thick and mowed with some uneven terrain. Limited benches are available; we recommend bringing your own chairs if you expect to need seating.

SEVERE WEATHER PLANS: We will move this event to the store at Keys To Manifestation if a severe weather alert is issued or if winds exceed 20 mph. As long as it stays dry or is just raining, we will be at the campground. Please be careful, and plan for getting wet or being chilly this time of year!