Announcement re Inis Ull/The Apple Isle Grove

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After much contemplation and discussion the members of Inis Ull Apple Isle Grove have decided to let go and let it dissolve. Carolyn MacLaury, Melanie Peterson, and Chris Goffredo have served as officers for many years, leading, running the business, and trying to grow the grove. At this moment there is no one else to step into these leadership positions, so it’s time to move on. There will be no more public rituals, meetings, or Druid Chats officially run by Inis Ull. Thank you to all who have participated throughout the years.

Celebrating Imbolc - Seeking Brighid's Guidance

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We will gather on zoom to celebrate Imbolc and to see Brighid's Guidance as we move into the future. This is a time to bless candles, so I invite you to bring one to receive the ritual blessing.

Topic: Celebrating Imbolc - Seeking Brighid's Guidance
Time: Jan 29, 2022 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Announcement of our upcoming Druid Chats

Below are the dates and times for our upcoming Druid Chats, along with the topics. Since our recent poll showed interest for all different times, I've tried to vary when we meet. All Chats will be held via Zoom until further notice. We're taking a break in July because I will be moving. 🙄 Please PM me or add desired topics for Chats in the comments. We'd like to make this as interactive as possible. Please join us!!
Wed., Feb. 23, 7pm: Cernunnos and the Green Man
Friday, March 25, 7pm: Writing Devotional Prayers and Poems Workshop

Celebrate the Birth and Return of Sol Invictus

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Join us to celebrate the birth and return of Sol Invictus, the Unconquered and Unconquerable Sun! We will be hosting our Roman ritual via Zoom, and will incorporate games, easily played on-line, into our Winter Solstice ritual. Feel free to bring cake, cookies, or cupcakes to celebrate!

Our style of ritual is open, so come and go as you please; no circle is cut. We encourage folks to participate, but join in the festivities at the level you feel comfortable.

Feel free to bring offerings to the Shining Ones (Deities, Ancestors, and Nature Spirits).

2022 High Day Ritual Dates Announced

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Our High Day ritual dates for 2022 have been scheduled. They are as follows:

Imbolc: 1/29

Spring Equinox: 3/19

Beltane: 4/30

Summer Solstice: 6/18

Lughnasadh: 7/30

Autumn Equinox: 9/24

Samhain: 10/29

Yule: 12/17

All will be held at 2pm, location to be determined. We'll continue to remind you as each ritual approaches. Please mark your calendar and come join us!

Inis Ull Samhain Ritual - Journey to the Other Lands

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We will journey with Mannannan MacLir in his boat as he parts the mists to the Other Lands and Realms. You will be invited to journey where Mannannan leads you, and to ask for inspiration, wisdom, insight, image, or symbol that will help you as we turn the wheel into winter and the dark time of the year.

We will also be honoring our Ancestors and those who have inspired us in our lives. We encourage you to bring pictures or mementos of those loved ones who have past. You will have the opportunity to share about those who inspired you and those ancestors who have passed.

Hecate's Guidance: Autumn Equinox

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Join Inis Ull Apple Island Grove as we celebrate the Autumn Equinox with the Goddess Hecate. It is she who can traverse between the worlds, and is the companion and escort of Persephone, Queen of Hades who must spend the winter in the underworld and comes back to our world each spring.

Is these strange times of the ongoing pandemic, we don’t know what the winter will be like, so we are asking for Hecate’s guidance as we begin to move to the darker half of the year.

The King and Queen of Summer

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Join Inis Ull Apple Isle Grove as we celebrate the coming together of the forces of light, Aengus and Brid ( or Brig) as the King and Queen of Summer. In Scottish lore, gone is the power of the Cailleach and forces of winter for a little bit longer as we celebrate the first grain harvest of the year.

THE GIFT OF SIGHT

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Inis Ull Apple Isle Grove of NYC would like to invite you to to our Summer Solstice Celebration. We will continue to meet with joy outside on the Great Hill in Central Park.
We will be honoring Helios, the great Titan god of the Sun. He is frequently mentioned in the Lore as all-seeing, so we will be asking him to gift us with sight, knowledge, and understanding.
This is a continuation of the theme of far-sight, initiated by the Beltane oracle we received from our Oak Tree, part of which told us that we would once again be able to open our horizons and see far.

Return to the Land

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Inis Ull Apple Isle Grove of NYC would like to invite you to to our Beltane Celebration. We are happy to announce our first meeting outside on the Great Hill in Central Park in a year an a half.