If Wiccans, Druids, Shamans, Odinists and Heathens sound like your kind of people, put a circle around December 14th in your diary.
Members of Cork’s Pagan community (and people of all gender, sexual orientation and background with an interest or curiosity in spirituality, Irish folklore, Celtic traditions and the occult) will be meeting at Myo on Pope’s Quay for their monthly ‘moot’, a Pagan gathering with an open invitation.
The event is hosted by the Temple Well of Wisdom, a city based centre providing services and information to the Pagan Community in the greater Cork area.
The Well of Wisdom regularly hosts events for members, including a Pagan Study Group, social evenings to meet up with other Pagans and Open Circles to celebrate the changes in nature.
They also offer celebrant services for all the milestones in life, from baby naming (popular among new parents keen to avoid a traditional baptism), coming of age and handfasting for weddings to
handparting, croning and saging and funerals.
There are two things to note; if it’s black magic and live sacrifices you’re after, you’re barking up the wrong tree. Paganism encompasses a diverse community but the linking principle is a love for and kinship with nature. Secondly, if you’re under 16, the group requires you to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
A donation of €5 is appreciated and you can expect a plentiful supply of organic coffee, loose-leaf tea and baked goodies to enjoy as you feed your spiritual curiosity. To sign up for this month’s event, check out the event on Facebook.