About our Litha ritual tonight!

The Forest's Edge

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As the Middle TN group of Forest’s Edge members prepares to celebrate the summer solstice this Saturday, I once again found myself making masks. A few of us have been on a bit of a ritual possession kick lately, and while our Beltane festivities took more of an appreciating-nature approach, we used masks during Ostara to help us ally ourselves with and even experience “being” March hares. This time around, our observence will involve a ritual drama, in which the tension between the forces of light and dark provide the doorway for the Fey to move through to and from this world. Masks will be the ritual tools that will aid the members taking on these roles to embody them in more of a ritual possession, “drawing down,” shamanic way, rather than just acting the part.

Masks have been used by cultures around the world for thousands of years for…

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