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Saturday, March 23 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Beyond the Drawn Circle - How to Work with Ancient Themes and Archetypal Stories to Create Immersive and powerful Ritual.

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Based on the work Damh and I have been doing for the past twenty years, I will share some of the intense, magical experiences we have had researching for and creating rituals based on classic themes, myths and legends of the British Isles. Using a combination of experimental archeology and enduring shamanic methods as the basis of our approach, we have plumbed the depths of these themes and pushed the boundaries of our own definitions of what ritual can be.
Over the years we have developed many immersive experiences, often for camps involving up to a hundred people. These events are always working with transformational magic and rarely involve standing in a circle or scripts.
This talk is designed to encourage people to break the mould, experiment and dive deeper into the magical themes held in the myths. To work with ancient techniques such as the divinatory tool of the ‘Bull’s Hide Trance’ and find ways to be utterly absorbed into an ancient narratives whilst creating a relevant and deeply magical journey that opens them up to the modern mindset.
I will discuss how over many different camps and gatherings, the process of the community working together to build and burn a ‘Wicker Man’, make and walk a 100ft Fire labyrinth, as well as, invoking and interacting with the characters from the Arthurian tales, the Mabinogi and other legends, has taken us on profound, revelatory and deeply magical journey that has engendered life changing effects on all those involved.

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Cerri Lee

Cerri Lee is a druid with more than twenty years experience. She joined the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids in 1997 and more recently the Anglesey Druid Order.Along with her partner Damh the Bard Cerri has facilitated the Anderida Gorsedd at the Long Man of Wilmington in Sussex... Read More →

Saturday March 23, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm MDT