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The Green Man Beltane
April 29 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm$23
Hear Ye, Hear Ye! The Green Man Beltane Gathering is a-coming!
Saturday April 29th, 2017. Gates open 1:00 pm.
$23 with a $3 discount for cash only through The Green Man Store. No charge for kids under 13.
Warning: Overall the theme of the whole festival may be a bit suggestive and adult; however, as long as you’re cool with that, kids are most welcome and we expect there will be some present.
And so once more, our most popular of pagan festival gatherings is upon us! Come join us with the Green Man Pagan Community Tribe for a good old-fashioned Beltane Rite! This celebration is not at the store, but at our usual off site Beltane location, which is a most amazing magical location, hidden in the outer reaches of feariedom, adjacent to Van Nuys.
Warning: because this ritual is offsite, pre-payment at the store to reserve your space is absolutely required. Address and directions will given out with pre-payment.
Come, enjoy old world Pagan Pole dancing. Rub up against nature and a few frolicking nature lovers as we turn this year’s Wheel. Frolicker rubbing, another old world festival practice! And one can never have enough frolickers, right? Join us to experience the singeing of your unspeakables as you jump the Beltane Fire! Beat the ground, dance and make merry like a loon with bells on! Mischief, mayhem, what a pair, a bawdy line twix foul and fair!
We truly do have an amazing and diverse Community that gathers around the Green Man. One regular group found hosting events at the store is our friends Reclaiming LA. Who as in recent years will be leading us in a Community Spiral Dance. It’s like a giant game of pagan twister that gets you entangled up in a serpent’s knot of love power!
This year we plan on starting the festivities at 1:30 pm with a drumming circle. And to lead that we have our own beloved Goat joining us from the wastelands beyond the California State border. So please bring a drum and join the jam fest. Or wear something sexy so you can entertain the drummers with a dance!
As usual this Festival Gathering is a Pot Luck Feast…so please bring a dish to share…and what refreshments you may want. In years past we have kept the feasting for after the Main Rite. We have learned that this just didn’t work! People drinking on empty stomachs turned out to be no fun. So this year we will be opening the Potluck at 2.00pm, one hour after we open the gates. This way, people can graze as they like throughout the Beltane Festival. Who knows, this may actually help the May Pole Dance, which has crashed into mayhem every year!
The Spiral Dance will kick off the Main Rite somewhere in the neighborhood of 3.00pm. I say somewhere in the neighborhood as folks do have issue finding parking and so arrive late. And we are a large gathering; so getting folks in just takes a bit more time! Plus, festival leaders may be possessed by Fearies at this point, so ballpark times is really the best we can hope for. The Main Rite is expected to go about an hour give or take; depending on how lost we get in the rite. After the Ritual we can continue with the feasting and socializing…jumping the Bale Fires (Naked? Of course it’s far too dangerous with your clothes on. Kidding!). Or perhaps, if you like, we can entice Goat into some more drumming?Remember people this is a potluck FEAST, so please bring a dish to share and what refreshments you would like to drink. Out of respect to us, please abide by the Law: people need to be over 21 to drink. Adults who are over 21 are asked to please be adult in their drinking approach and drink responsibly so we all get to have some fun.
Remember to pre-pay at the Green Man Store, and the offsite address will be given to you.
5712 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood. CA 91601
818 985 2010