New York, NY 10025
Inis Úll - Apple Isle Grove, ADF cordially invites you to our 2014 Summer Solstice High Day rite: Bandia na Gréine. The ritual will take place on Sun-day, June 22nd at 1pm on the Great Hill in Central Park.
A Goddess of the Sun amongst the Gael Shining Ones? A vision has been sent of such a possibility - and of her connection to both ADF and our Grove. Her bright light reaches us, yet something subverts her warmth. In the ritual at the time of the Sun’s peak power, we will journey to discover what we can of this Goddess - her name may be Lachna, or something close to that - and we will seek to find an ally for her to aid her, ourselves. Lachna has connections to the Sacred Fire, as well; could she be connected to Brigid?
Please bring offerings for the Goddess: food or drink, poems or songs, objects of beauty, or sacred oaths to make - whatever your heart suggest may be appropriate!
This rite will follow the ADF Core Order of Ritual. All folk of good will are welcome to attend!
IMPORTANT: Please note that any alcoholic offerings MUST be in containers which disguise their real identity. We are exercising our religious rights, but it is best to avoid troubles with the authorities!
We will be asking for donations to help cover our Grove's costs. Five or ten dollars would help us out greatly - whatever you feel comfortable giving. Your participation is far more valuable than cash.
Someone will guide people who don’t know where our ritual site is from the benches south of the restrooms at the top of the Great Hill in Central Park (this is on the *northwest* part of the hill, across from where we hold our rites). To get there, enter the park via "Strangers Gate" at 106th Street and Central Park West, climb the stairs and, when you get to the top, you'll see the benches to your left (north) between where you are and the restrooms. We'll then head across to our ritual area. If you are late: from the restrooms, walk east across the top of the hill - hopefully, the fairies may lead you to us.
May the Sun shine blessings upon you all!