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Beltane

A happy Beltane to all. Today is the first of May and it is a traditional holiday for much of Europe traditionally.

R and I went over to the home of the Sargents, good friends of ours. Denny cooked Thai soup and we all hung out for a while waiting for our friend, Robert, to arrive.

As it got dark, we all went out to a clearing in their large, forested yard. There, we all performed an invocation to Pan to bring in the May.

The altar to Pan

We then went inside their yurt (which is used for ritual work) for a little more ritual and relaxing.

A yurt altar

Another altar

After closing the ritual space, R and I came home. Compared to some Beltane rites we have attended, it was rather sedate and small but these are good friends and it was nice to worship with them.