Yule (Winter Solstice)

Saturday December 15, 2018

Social hour & set-up: 2:00 Pm
Pre-ritual briefing starts: 3:00 Pm              Location: THE  SUNNY ESTATE

We will return to our roots and honor Proto-Indo-European deities. We will explore the ancient concept of death and rebirth as we honor the rebirth of the longer days.
As always, all who are respectful are welcome.
  • Our rituals are always outdoors. Be sure to dress appropriately.
  • We always have a fire at our rituals unless there is a burn ban.
  • Our rituals usually last from 1 1/2 to 3 hours, followed by revels, usually at the site.
  • We often use incense and sage for smudging and sometimes kerosene for torches.
  • Rituals in the Hoosier National Forest are at primitive campsites. There are no restrooms. Just trees.


  • A chair (if you don’t want to stand for the entire ritual);
  • Offerings (these can be physical items, a musical offering, poetry, etc.);
  • A beverage or food for revels;
  • A monetary donation for charity.
    (No one will be turned away for bringing none of these things.)



The Sunny Estate is a private residence. If you are interested in attending, please contact us by the means listed below to receive directions.


For more info, please contact us at least 48 hours before the ritual at blackbeargrove@gmail.com or 24 hours beforehand at facebook.com/blackbeargrove.