Spheres Of Light

SOL Beltane Weekend ~ 21-23 October 2011

See photos from our weekend below the workshop information.

Beltane Weekend
The SOL Beltane weekend is open to people who have attended SOL circles and workshops. A deposit of $30 is required on booking for this weekend and the event is limited to 20 people. Bookings for this event must be confirmed by 9 October 2011.
INFORMATION SHEET
The exact location (in Sutherland Shire) will be provided once you have made a booking. Arrive after 6pm Friday night - Finish 3pm Sunday afternoon.

ACCOMMODATION: 6 bedrooms - 5 rooms with 2 bunks + 1 single, and 1 room with 3 bunks.

BEDS: Pillows and two blankets per bed are provided. Own linen required.

CRAFT MATERIAL: We will be making a fire dragon mask on the Friday night and then making wands or staffs over the weekend. Please bring all craft materials including: plain paper maché mask (available from shops such as GoLo, Lincraft, Spotlight and craft shops) plus pens, pencils, paints & brushes, paint palette, craft glue, glue gun, scissors, cardboard, paper, beads, ribbons, fabric/leather scraps, feathers, glitter etc and crystals (there will be crystals for sale over the weekend).

PIECES OF WOOD FOR A WAND OR STAFF: There is a large amount of fallen branches on site that you could use for your staff or wand. Please also bring any tools you may need to prepare the wood (eg. handsaw, craft knife, sandpaper etc).

CLOTHES: Clothes for the weekend are casual. Please bring ritual clothes for the fire dragon ceremony on Saturday night.

FOOD: Food for the weekend will be kept simple, if you have any special dietary requirements please let us know asap. Morning and afternoon tea will be provided, please bring any snack items and soft drink or alcohol you require.
Some of the mask ideas that can be found when you look on the web are shown below. These should give you some ideas to work with for your mask.



(Copyright is retained by the original artists.)
Images are from:
www.animaljr.com/chinese-new-year-printable-craft-dragon-animal-masks
www.pheemcfaddell.com/crafts/dragons/08FebDragonMask1Inst.htm
risque99.deviantart.com/art/the-dragon-mask-159203607

merimask.deviantart.com/gallery/?q=dragon&offset=24#/d363s1g
merimask.deviantart.com/gallery/?q=dragon&offset=24#/d3gvjg1
merimask.deviantart.com/gallery/?q=dragon&offset=24#/d29u9ga
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namingway.deviantart.com/art/Blue-Green-Dragon-Mask-220080270

Photos by Jenny/Jenwytch


Fire Dragon Masks (Click to enlarge)


Wands and Staffs - the 2 thicker staffs near the top were still works in progress (Click to enlarge)


Friday and Saturday, making the masks, wands and staffs



Saturday night, The Fire Dragon Ritual

















Sunday morning meditation



Sunday morning Maypole dancing











Admiring the Maypole

Photos by Wayne








































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Spheres Of Light (SOL) is an Australian Pagan group (eg. Witches, Wiccans, Heathens, Shamans, Magicians, Occultists etc) meeting in the Sutherland Shire,
Southern Sydney, the Illawarra & surrounding regions of NSW. SOL conducts Full Moon & Dark Moon circles, workshops, classes, meditations & healing circles,
with a strong emphasis on modern shamanic practices & eclectic witchcraft.

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