Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2006 20:35:07 -0000
From: "Kevin E. Emmons"
Subject: Druid Day Gathering in Casco
Once again we approach Imbolc and the idea of it being the first of
the Spring celebrations makes little sense to us winter-bound Mainers!
Please come join us Sunday, January 29 from noon - 2:00pm, as we
explore Imbolc and ways to look at it that make it relevant to our
snowbound home. We will talk about rootedness and relationship and
ways to move in tume with the powers of Nature.
As always these gatherings are an open forum and anyone is welcome. It
is a great way to meet with other members of the pagan community. We
will provide coffee and tea. Please bring a snack to share with the
group. We ask that you leave children at home (parents need a break
too!) as we have no place for them to play inside. If this isn't
possible, please show up anyway and bring them along.
We hope you are all doing well in the New Year and we hope to see you
next Sunday. Until then...
Blessings of new snow and songs on the wind,
Kevin /Details and directions below...
ABOUT THESE SESSIONS:
The purpose of these sessions is to take dedicated time out for our
spiritual practices, to deepen our connection with the powers of
nature and the Gods. Although we will approach this from a Druidry
aspect, it is something all Pagans will get something out of. We will
be focusing on opening and expanding our senses and strengthening and
moving within our personal intimate space.
Everyone, from any faith, is welcome to attend. It is ongoing and
free. This is a circle of equals coming together and not a
student/teacher dynamic. You don't have to be present at this session
to attend future ones, just make it when you can. The only commitment
we ask is that you are respectful of others and yourself as well. No
alcohol or drugs are allowed. Please let us know if you are planning
on attending. Directions are below. Until then...
From the South (Buxton, Hollis, Standish) take route 35 to Windham.
Turn left onto route 302 and go through Windham into Raymond. After
passing through the last stop light in Raymond (just after Mexicali
Blues) stay on 302 you will pass the boat launch on Sebago Lake. Go
about 3 miles and you will come to a gift shop called Cry of the Loon.
There are two entrances, take the second road (just after the rusty
iron moose sculpture) at Blacksmith's Winery. This is Quaker Ridge
Road. Go about 50 feet to the stop sign and then stay straight on
Quaker Ridge Road. Go 9/10 of a mile and turn right onto Libby Road.
Go about 3/10 of a mile and turn left onto Maple Street (a dirt road).
We are the first driveway on left #22 with the big green mail box.
From Portland Area, head out Forest Avenue to 302 and use the
From the Gorham area, head on north on 114 to route 35 in Standish and
turn right onto route 35 and use the directions above.
From the Cornish area, head south on 114 to route 35 in Standish and
turn left onto route 35 and use the directions above.
From Lewiston/Auburn, (caution these directions are dubious so check a
map!) head out of Auburn on route 11 (I think that is correct best to
check a map) towards Minot and Mechanic Falls. Stay on route 11 and
cross over route 26. Head towards and through Webbs Mills. Turn left
onto Quaker Ridge road, Go about 10 minutes and look for Libby Road on
the left. Go 3/10 of a mile and turn left onto Maple Street, 1st
driveway on the left #22.
From the North (Bridgton, Norway, Conway NH), head south on 302 after
heading through Naples, Turn left onto Quaker Ridge Road at
Blacksmith's Winery and Go about 50 feet to the stop sign and stay
straight on Quaker Ridge Road. Go 9/10 of a mile and turn right onto
Libby Road. Go about 3/10 of a mile and turn left onto Maple Street (a
dirt road). We are the first driveway on left #22 with the big green
Call 655-1211 if you need help finding us.