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2023 Mabon Ritual

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Location: Fenner Nature Center Scout Campground, 2020 E. Mt. Hope Ave., Lansing, 48910
  • We will be at the scout campground, NOT in the main Fenner Center. Follow the signs from the main entrance!
  • Zoom call will be open for entire time (click here to join).
  • 4pm: Gates open, raffle tickets go on sale.
  • 5pm: Feast begins. Bring food for you and yours (optionally, you could also bring extra to share).
  • 6pm (ish): Circle cast.
  • 7:30pm (or when ritual is finished): teacup raffle drawing (donations welcome!)

Join us in-person or on Zoom as we celebrate the Second Harvest with our Mabon feast and ritual. We will be at the Fenner Center scout campground from 4pm until 9pm this year. Bring sunscreen and bug repellant, extra chairs, layers to stay warm, food and drink, and anything else you may need to enjoy a evening in the woods with friends and family.

For Mabon food drive donations, Pagans In Need is requesting a focus on cereal, oatmeal, and pasta for restocking the pantry. All other shelf-stable donations are also welcome.

At 4pm, our gates will open and raffle tickets will go on sale. At 5pm, we will break bread together at our Pagan Thanksgiving feast. Bring your own food for our shared feast; you may bring extra to share if you like. Iced tea and water will be available.

Circle cast will be approximately 6pm (arrive early if you don’t want to miss it!).¬†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. We will celebrate our greatest achievements of the year around the bonfire before crossing the veil to speak with Hel in the underworld. 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. Don’t forget your Cakes and Ale, and have your own feast ready if you’d like to join in after ritual. Get some corn husks and get them soaking earlier in the day if you’d like to make your corn dolly along with us.

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.

As is 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!