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A Pagan Gathering for Australia and the world

Monday, November 12, 2012

Items for Sale and General Info

A reminder that we have a limited amount of T-Shirts left for sale. These are $30 each and we no longer have any small sized ones left, just M, L, XL, XXL. If you haven't seen them previously they are as pictured:

If you would like one please contact us via FB or at the snail mail address on the left. Please request size, quantity and include $6.00 postage.

We also have The Wheel of the Year posters for sale by Tania Poole. 

These fantastic posters give a pictorial journey of the Sabbat Wheel. It is in full colour and measures approximately 60cm (H) x 40 cm (W). Each poster costs $12.00 plus $5.00 postage.

We would also like to support the Township of Harcourt in commencing its first ever Farmers Market which supports local produce: "Makers, Bakers & Growers". Harcourt's premier market begins Sunday 18th November 2012.

For those of you who are not aware, Harcourt is a small Central Highlands town located approximately 9 km northeast of Castlemaine and is roughly about an 1.5 hours from Melbourne. Set in a lush valley at the foot of Mount Alexander, Harcourt was once the premier apple growing region in Australia (a title yielded to Tasmania some time ago). Still the apple centre of Victoria, the local area is fast getting a name for wine and cider production, including apple and pear varieties. Around the area are many small holding producers of dairy, fruit and vegetables, bakers, berry growers, organic produce (including meat), eggs and goats milk cheese/milk products. The Central Highlands are also blessed with a plethora of artists-painters, sculptors, potters and craftsmen and women. Please support eating local, fresh and seasonal.  Support those talented people who create and make and support those people who get up and get things like this fantastic project moving!!!!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

A new article from Des

Head over to Des' new blog to read an article entitled "Selling Spirituality". It's sort of a follow-up to his earlier article about Men in Wicca, only easier to find: http://deryckrj.wordpress.com/2012/11/08/selling-spirituality/

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Usual suspects 2012

Here is a group photo of what we call the 'usual suspects' involved in running the Gathering every year. Sometimes it changes, most times it stays the same core group of people. Sometimes we have stand ins for those missing/awol/overseas!!!/or simply unable to make it. However it is grouped and whomever is involved, we can't do it without you and we cannot make it the Gathering it is each year without the extraordinary support of everyone, from the organisers to the community that celebrate each year with us. 

This year we cannot thank enough the ongoing support from the following:
Parks Victoria (http://parkweb.vic.gov.au/)
Fi & Tex from Big Tree Enterprises (5473 4098) in Guildford-who created our eco friendly T-Shirts this year
SHARE -Sustainable Hepburn Association (http://share.asn.au/) and 
Jon & Jenny at Appletown Party Hire in Castlemaine who are so awesome every year with helping us with the Marquee (137 Mostyn Street Castlemaine VIC 3450‎ (03) 5472 2836).

To the the original indigenous people to whom the Mount meant so much to and who knew it as Lalgambook, we thank the descendants of the Gunangara balug clan and the Jajowurrong People.

To the steadfast community that come together in the spirit of friendship we bid you hand to hand, heart to heart, merry we've met and merry we've part!

Lastly, but by no means least we thank our kith and kin departed and present, felt and unseen at this time of the year as the cold winds die and herald in the promise of warmth, heat and renewed vigour throughout the land.

To our Northern Hemisphere friends and family we wish you a blessed Samhain and here in the Southern Hemisphere we wish you a joyous Beltane.

31st Mount Franklin Annual Pagan Gathering Beltane 2012