Please join Nashville Pagan Pride for Pagan Potluck, Saturday, June
11, 2005, at Deep Wells in Percy Warner Park. This is a free event
for the entire family beginning at 11:00am. Bring your drum or
dancing shoes and join us as we welcome summer! A potluck meal will
begin at noon and go until all the food runs out. Please bring enough
food for your family, plus one more, and your own beverages.
We will have henna artists and tarot readers in the afternoon, and a
drumming circle in the evening at no charge. Feel free to bring any
outdoor games to enjoy with your family and friends. We suggest you
bring camping chairs, blankets, etc. for your comfort. There is a
playground area, but no child care will be provided.
Castalia the Harpist will perform at 2:00pm. Castalia is a
multi-talented musician and Wiccan High Priestess working in the rich
tradition of Canadian folk music. Singing and accompanying herself
with harp, guitar and penny whistle, she's been writing and performing
for more than two decades in a variety of styles to honor the Great
Mother, the Gods of the Craft, and the experience of being Pagan.
Around 4:00pm, we will have a Rangoli workshop, followed by pagan fun
and revelry including a guedra. Rangoli is a folk art form from
India, using all natural biodegradable materials (usually rice flour)
to draw designs or mantras on the ground. As people walk through the
design during the day, they are blessed and carry those blessings with
them. A Guedra is a trance and blessing ritual from the Tuareg
peoples of North Africa. It is a woman-only ritual, though men are
welcome to drum or watch from outside the circle. No dancing
experience required. This is the same guedra ritual traditionally
done at PUF.
Deep Wells Picnic Area is part of the Warner Parks. Directions: Take
your best route to I-440, exit West End Ave and go WEST. Take West
End Ave all the way to the split, and follow the right fork which is
Hwy 100. Follow Hwy 100 until you see the pond on the left. The Deep
Wells entrance is just past it on the left, look for the large stone
This is a family event in a public park. No nudity, blades, or
alcoholic beverages allowed.
ALSO, NPP IS HAVING A FUNDRAISING YARD SALE ON JUNE 18. IF YOU HAVE
ITEMS TO DONATE, PLEASE BRING THEM TO THE POTLUCK