Wednesday, 10 April 2013
Cauldrons PaganFest 2014
We're all go!
We are returning to Journey's End, the venue for our first festival in 2009. It is a little more primitive than Eyre Lodge where we held the two in between, but it's half the price, the managers are actually sensible and even respond to communications (without trying to say it must be a fault with MY email) and it is by far a more beautiful setting, with no concerns about having sheep wander into ritual space.
Houngan Liam (Papresse Soulage Minfo Edeyo Bon Hougan) with Hounfo Racine Deesse Dereeyale - the only traditional Haitian Vodou society in the Australasian region will be presenting our Saturday night ritual, as well as an Ancestor Workshop and a Vodou 101 talk. More information about them can be found on their website - KiwiMojo
Why Vodou this year? I hear a lot of comments regarding Vodou, usually suggesting that it's something dark and evil. I know this to be untrue, but in New Zealand there is so little exposure to Vodou, there are few opportunities for us to learn the true nature of this beautiful and rich tradition. I became friends on Facebook with Houngan Liam and thought I'd offer the chance for more people in New Zealand to become aware of what it truly entails, to experience the richness of the religion and to have any questions answered by Houngan who really know what they're talking about.
Many of you were asking about the PaganFest last year and it's true, we did skip a year. This is because I got married and one big event to plan in a year was quite enough thankyouverymuch. Although, after three Pagan Festivals, a wedding was easy.
For more information, check out our website and join our facebook page where there are already discussions about transport and car pooling going on.