Inis Ull Samhain Ritual - Journey to the Other Lands


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.

We will be holding our ritual outdoors in Central Park for now. We will be watching the weather closely. If it looks like there will be rainy will move our ritual to Zoom.

Many of us are already vaccinated, though we encourage people to wear masks and social distance. People can choose to take off their masks once we start if they stay far enough apart. This is a small gathering, but all are welcome, and we will adjust to stay safe if the group is larger.

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). If they are alcoholic please keep them in a bag or concealed container.

We haven’t asked for donations while on Zoom, but we always welcome donations to the Grove. Donations go to the overall running and maintenance of the Grove, including maintaining our website and covering the cost of rental spaces in the winter months. Food pantries are still not accepting food stuffs, so we ask that you donate money or other acceptable items to a food pantry of your choice. The food pantry Inis Ull usually donates to is West Side Campaign Against Hunger. This is of course completely voluntary. You are still welcome if you can't contribute any material goods.

Directions to the Great Hill: Take the C or local train up Central Park West. Enter from the West Side at 103, 105 or 110 and walk up to the Great Hill. Our Oak Tree is on the East side of the hill, off the path going down toward the woods (on the opposite side of the hill from the bathrooms).

on the east side of the Great Hill
Central Park