Samhain on Gotland

Samhain, Gotland

This year Celtic lodges will be celebrating Samhain on Gotland, which will also be our new home. We’ll start out with a traditional Samhain ceremony on Thursday, follow that with a lodge on Friday evening and then finish with a second lodge on Sunday

Samhain is the beginning and the end of the Celtic year. It’s a night when the gates between this world and the Otherworld are open, a time for releasing the old and making space for something new. Samhain is the time when we allow ourselves to meet the unknown, entering a state of listening and receiving, opening to something greater than ourselves.

Samhain ceremony 31/10        7 pm – 9 pm

This is a traditional ceremony to celebrate the ending of one year and the beginning of the next.In Celtic traditions the year begins and ends on the 31st of October. The gates between the worlds are thrown open and things are possible which could not normally happen. We light a fire together and tell the story of the goddess and the young god, the story of the turning of the year. In ceremony, we release the past and follow the call of the drum, guiding us to whatever is waiting to be born in our lives.

Samhain lodge 1/11                     5 pm – 10 pm

The lodge follows the Samhain theme, opening the gates between the worlds and giving us the possibility to release that which no longer supports us, and those things whose time has passed. A ceremony, where we find peace and acceptance and where we are guided through the darkness and into light. A spiritual, emotional and physical cleansing followed by opening to the mystery unfolding in our own lives. We meet the Stone people and ask them for guidance about the year to come, focusing on a deeper listening to the world around us.

Sunday lodge 3/11                       1pm – 6 pm

This will be a traditional Celtic lodge for healing and for insight. We follow the journey of Taliesin searching for wisdom, finally stepping beyond all wisdom into the direct experience of our own nature. In that experience, understanding arises and reveals the next step on the path.

For more information and to book your place, contact Mikael Bergman on tel nr 0707-30 40 25

IMPORTANT! you need to book your place for the ceremony and for the lodges (booking closes 27/10) so that we can guarantee that everyone can be included.