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SunWard Gathering

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Saratoga Springs Retreat Center

10243 Saratoga Springs Road

Upper Lake, CA 95485

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Join us for the first SunWard Gathering, held at Saratoga Springs in Northern California.
A time for Polytheists and Pagans to reconnect with the Divine Ones and each other, and to bless the rising Spring.
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We turn SunWard and bless the Spring.
Out of winter's cold comes the promise of new beginnings and the recollection of old good.
We gather to build shrines to each of our many Deities, Their priestfolk help us meet the ones we don't know, and we receive their purifications and blessings.
We take the time to ask ourselves what do we mean when we worship, honor, and commune with Them. Taking time to talk amongst ourselves, to listen to how we each explain what we do.

SunWard Gathering is...
to draw together our community of fellow Polytheists, Pagans, Witches and Magi,
to gather our strength in this time of great need,
to learn from each other by sharing and listening,
to cultivate the good, to clear away and transform the bad,
to share good food and drink, art and laughter.

SunWard Gathering is happening at Saratoga Springs, one of the oldest retreats in Northern California at the end of March. Besides lots of camping space, its lovely facilities include a Bunkhouse, and Rooms in Group Cabins for 6-8 people.

Food will be provided by a professional chef and served in a dining hall in the main lodge, the main room of which is filled with couches and comfy chairs.

The huge Heart Lodge, an indoor ritual space, has wood floors, stained glass windows, a fireplace, and enough backjacks for everyone to sit comfortably on the floor.

The outdoor ritual spaces include large grassy fields and a fire pit area. The yurt provides more intimate space.

The pool area has a shaded canopy, an Olympic pool, and a vast hot tub.

This is our inaugural event! In the future we are hoping to add days and more programming. This time we will have opening, main, and closing rituals. Our plan is for offerings to also be made at Dawn, Noon, Sunset and Midnight, to keep the Divine Ones close. In the morning session we will have a heart circle to make the time to see and connect. In the afternoon, time for teaching and reflection, cocktail hour before supper in the manner of a symposium (drinking games with philosophical discourse), and ritual, drumming, and maybe music in the evening.

We are seeking Priestfolk to build altars and represent their Deities, and teachers, facilitators, and activity leaders to educate and enliven during the afternoon sessions.

Come join us and turn Sunward this Spring 2019!

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Saratoga Springs Retreat Center

10243 Saratoga Springs Road

Upper Lake, CA 95485

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