Hekate’s Sickle Festival
For the last 24 years, Hekate’s Sickle has occurred on the first weekend in November. For the quarter century celebration, the Aquarian Tabernacle Church has announced that the date will be moved up to the third weekend in October.
The Aquarian Tabernacle Church
Index, Washington (PRWEB) August 05, 2014
In an effort to allow more witches and Pagans to attend their home Samhain rituals, the Aquarian Tabernacle Church has moved the Hekate’s Sickle Festival up two weekends. This change will also allow for a longer, 4 day, festival to celebrate the 25th anniversary.
In addition to the date change, the festival has been moved to Fort Flagler, the home of their Spring Mysteries Festival for the last 29 years, and the festival will run for an additional day – Thursday through Sunday.
There were a number of factors that went into the recent changes. The new date allows for a longer and larger festival at a better facility. In addition to warmer, dryer weather, it removes most conflicts with participants’ personal Samhain celebrations, which would traditionally happen around October 31st, often very near the first weekend in November.
“We have been searching for a way to make the 25th year anniversary of Hekate’s Sickle Festival more dynamic than we ever have, and to allow for the rebirth that is intended during the Pagan New Year. We are having 5 paths – Slavic, Nordic, Celtic, Greek, and Faerie – wherein you will encounter deities of transformation and the Underworld. As time allows, every participant should be able to visit every path. The 4 day weekend and earlier date change (Oct 16-19) will also allow each of us to come together as a larger community, and still return to our loved ones to celebrate the sabbat at home,” said Dusty Dionne, High Priest of the ATC Mother Church.
The early-bird price of $150 per person ends August 12th. The admission fee includes lodging, food, a fantastic one-of-a-kind ritual experience, a seance, entry to the Witches Ball, an Awards Banquet as well as a dozen in depth and informative workshops. Festival goers will get the chance to speak to their departed loved ones, walk between the worlds, talk to the Gods, then celebrate the new year in style with a formal Masquerade.
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About the ATC:
Nestled into the Cascade Mountains at the foot of a great stone wall, at the edge of the Wenatchee temperate rain forests on the north eastern outskirts of the enchanted Emerald City known as Seattle, WA, the Aquarian Tabernacle Church has nurtured the work of the Goddess since 1979. Founded by Rt. Rev. Pete “Pathfinder” Davis, the ATC has been a legal 501(c)3 non-profit Wiccan Church with a group exemption for 33 years. The world headquarters at the Mother Church is in Index, WA, with affiliated churches currently in multiple states and 7 countries, with plenty of room to grow.