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Autumnmeet 1998

Author: Wren
Posted: November 17th. 1998
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Event Date(s): November 12th - 15th, 1998

Good Friends Plus Gracious Hosts and Magickal Workings
Equals One Great Weekend!

Fritz and I arrived late on Saturday morning. We were warmly welcomed by Diane Berlin, the event hostess, and she offered to give us the "grand tour". The first leg took us past the bubbling hot tub. (It looked so inviting that we were almost tempted to end the tour right then and there! ) Walking a bit further, we made our way around the lovely in-ground pool to the "clubhouse" where Wade Berlin, our Autumn Meet host, greeted us with a warm bear hug. In under five minutes, we felt right at home.

The opening ritual on Friday, lead by Coven Lothlorien, was still being discussed. While we had missed it, the buzz was that it was one of the best circles ever! The Riverboat Club site has a permanent ritual circle space that is in use throughout the year, so the energy was very much in evidence as we walked by on our way to seek out some friends.

Don and Daniella WaterHawk -WaterHawk Creations- had their merchant tent set up and were preparing for one of their workshop presentations. Don's humor, honesty and dedication to personal integrity combined with Daniella's spiritual strength and eloquence made for quite a challenging and thought provoking encounter. We highly recommend any WaterHawk workshop as a "must be there!" event.

Many other workshops took place throughout the four day event. We only wish we could have attended them all!

Later that afternoon, we were pleased to meet Phyllis Curott and her husband Bruce. Phyllis was just coming off the whirlwind Samhain segment of the promotion for her book, Book Of Shadows. (She's not done yet folks, so you may still get the chance to meet her at a bookstore near you!)

We talked a bit with Bill Kilborn of WADL about various Pagan activist issues and on-going campaigns. The internet is a wonderful thing, but it is so very nice to meet face to face and smile to smile!

Well, whenever you get a bunch of ole fogy Pagans together, they drift into conversations on how the Pagan community has changed over the years and what the future may hold. Exhausted, but happy, we rounded out the candlelit evening listening to the music and sounds from the Bardic Circle and exchanging life stories and personal insights.

Sunday morning began with coffee, donuts (real good ones!) and an auction to raise funds for "Wampum For Wellness". This project is still in the development stages, but once complete should offer alternative funding for medical expenses not covered by health insurance.. (Many Pagans do not have a medical plan or the plan may not cover all expenses, so this project will provide a much needed service!) Every lucky bidder went away hugging their treasures knowing that they had donated to a very worthy cause. Expect to hear more related to Wampum for Wellness here at the Voice in the Future.

Back at the WaterHawk compound, we again met up with Phyllis and Bruce, Wade and Diane and some other new friends (Hi, Chris! How's that henna tattoo, Willow?). Last minute shoppers dropped in-and after joining in the conversation for a few minutes-wandered back down the road to say their good-byes to friends new and old.

Autumn Meet, lovingly sponsored by Phoenix Enterprises, resonates with a real feeling of community-almost like a small and friendly village-that is both comforting and exhilarating at the same time. We had a wonderful time and can't wait to go back in March for Phoenix Phyre!

Maybe we'll see YOU there...


Wren Walker
The Witches' Voice
November 22nd., 1998 c.e.

Photo Credits All Photos in this coverage were captured on video and include the following beautiful people. (From Top to Bottom)
  • (Title Box) Kokopelli - The most famous bird of the modern Pagan Era
  • Group shot (L-R) Don, Danniella, Wren, Fritz, Bruce and Phyllis (Photo by Willow)
  • Don WaterHawk
  • Phyllis Curott
  • Wren and Bruce
  • Our Wonderful Host - Wade

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