|This is a view of the area in which we held the|
ritual (and "after-party"). Though everything
was already set up here so you can get a fuller
|Of course, work had to be divided so the men went out to get|
firewood and to cut down the tree for the maypole. They also
had to bring it back to the ritual space, which wasn't an easy
job, but it was worth it :D
|While the men did physical work, we women were busy with a|
slightly easier form of manual labor :) we made the decorations (in
this case, the ribbons for the maypole).
|And I was also busy making the garland for the|
Priestess, but it unfortunately withered due to
the sun and lack of water :/
|There HAS to be food! We had "happy porridge"|
on the menu but don't think that this is all the 40 of us
had to eat :) this photo was taken during the preparations :)
|The star of this Sabbat was this little darling whose|
mommy and daddy dressed all in green so he could
be a fitting symbol for this Sabbat :D
|What made this Sabbat incredibly special was the fact that we|
had a band that I have to give credit to because they were
AMAZING!!! They are called the Tribal Jam Orchestra and play
a variety of instruments, from west African drums, didgeridoos, gongs and
many wind instruments to the hapi drum. They really made a huge
difference and helped raise the energy during the ritual but also
during our dancing around the fire :) Of course, I can't
forget the link to their youtube channel :D
|I really like the altar, but since it was quite big,|
it was hard to fill with decorations and ended
up giving off quite a minimalistic impression.
|And here's a photo that was taken during the preparations for|
dancing around the maypole.
|And, of course, the dancing itself :) which was|
quite funny at this point since we were all
squished together because we had so little room
to dance in. We crashed into each other and laughed
but everything turned out great!
|You can see how nice the maypole turned out :)|
at least in my opinion ^^ but the ribbons were
made with love and care so it couldn't have
turned out badly :D
|We finished the ritual and now the party could start :D The fire|
was lit and we started to dance, sing and be merry.
|I also got carried away with the music and took|
part in the drumming :D And in time, as you can see, the photos
got blurrier and blurrier....