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Pagan Picnic 2017

  Upcoming Ritual
   Saturday, July 29, 2017
Social hour & set-up at 2:00 pm
Pre-ritual briefing starts at 3:00 pm
Location: Hoosier National Forest

It's all about Lugh! Celebrate the Shining One with us. The Way Old Games of Lugh will commence after the ritual.

1. Our rituals are always outdoors. Be sure to dress appropriately.
2. We always have a fire at our rituals unless there is a burn ban.
3. Our rituals usually last from 1 1/2 to 3 hours, followed by revels, usually at the site.   
4. We often use incense and sage for smudging and sometimes kerosene for torches.

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.)


Directions from Bloomington

The ritual will be held in Hoosier National Forest, south of Bloomington.

We call this site the Grove of the Crossroads

(If this is your first time joining us in Hoosier National Forest please allow yourself an hour and fifteen minutes travel time)

- Take IN state SR 46 to the east side of Bloomington, IN

- Turn south on IN SR 446 (there is a Bruster's Ice Cream shop at this corner).

- Drive for approx. 7 miles and cross Lake Monroe.

- Drive for approx. 5 more miles and turn left onto Tower Ridge Road. (There is a big white sign for the Deam Wilderness at this intersection. There is also a small Pentecostal Church near the corner)

- Travel 4 miles and then pass Grubb Ridge Trailhead on the left.

- Continue for another 1.5 miles and then pass the Hickory Ridge Trailhead with the fire tower on the left.

- The next road is (1500W). There will be a sign for Camp Maumee at this intersection. The campsite is right at this corner.

 - Park along the road - you have arrived.

If you would like to carpool to this event, or would like to talk with us about our group, please email the Outreach Coordinator.