Inis Úll – Apple Isle Grove, ADF cordially invites you to our Norse Vernal Equinox High Day working: Blessings from Hoddmímis Holt—A Rebirth into the New Earth and Spring. The rite will take place on Sunday, March 22nd, 4pm at Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave, 16th Floor, Room 16i.
A turn and a quarter of the Wheel ago, at Yuletide, we offered our energy and skills to Líf and Lífþrasir as they entered a mysterious wood called Hoddmímis Holt in order to survive the calamity of Ragnarök, the epic battle at the end of time. We hoped that our efforts would help Líf and Lífþrasir to persevere and aid them when they emerged from the wood, faced with the enormous task of rebuilding civilization. Now spring has arrived, both in our mundane world and within the great Cosmological Cycle. It is time for Líf and Lífþrasir to walk upon the greening Earth. We will journey to their place of refuge and call them forth, making sacrifices to strengthen them. In turn, we shall ask them to bless the tools of our work so that we, in our own ways, may bring growth to our lives and the world around us.
Please bring offerings of poems, songs, works of art, oaths, food and drink to offer both Líf and Lífþrasir and any of the other great Norse Kindreds. Bring, too, a symbol of your personal work: a pen for poets or scholars, instruments for musicians, seeds for gardeners, whatever it may be that you wish to work on in the months ahead. As always, other contributions to our community hearth and altar would be gratefully welcomed!