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Norwich Pagan Moot


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Norwich Pagan Moot is a gathering of Pagans and others who acknowledge the spirit in the Earth and Sky, Land and Sea. We hold two regular gatherings a month - the second Sunday evening talk or workshop and the fourth Saturday Coffee Moot - along with a floating, on-line presentation. In October, we have our annual Boudica's Brocante. We also have a number of public rituals and walks through the year, notably the annual Twelfth Night ritual on Mousehold Heath. Our 'oss, the Ickeny, usually makes an appearance at rituals, especially Twelfth Night! We are a friendly, welcoming and supportive organisation and do not discriminate on grounds of belief, gender, disability, race or sexuality. Our events are public and open to all. Find out more on the 'Events' page and in our Facebook group. Scroll down for our full contact details.

We also have big plans for the future. You can read more about those on the 'Under One Roof' page. We do need your support for those and the costs we have to cover even to support virtual events - and our speakers generously donate their time and research, and do their presentations for free! So, please help us by making a donation, large or small, via Paypal to (please copy out, to avoid spam) ...

Norwich Moot's Paypal e-mail address, not given as a link to avoid spam; it can be typed in as norwichpaganmoot (all one word) at hotmail dot com


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News

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June 2024 - Val Thomas invited to speak at and bless Grimes Graves!

Image promoting the Grimes Graves Flint Festival, 'Beneath the Surface', on 15th and 16th June 2024, with images of knapped flint tools, the chalk goddess, over an aerial view of Grimes Graves, with text and various logos.

Val Thomas will be speaking at the Grimes Graves "Beneath the Surface" Flint Festival on 15th June, as a result of the English Heritage organisers reading her book, Of Chalk and Flint! She will be speaking on the topic of "Magical Connections in Ancient Norfolk Landscapes", at 2 p.m. in the Talks Tent. The free programme of talks and craft workshops, celebrating the reopening of Grimes Graves as a visitor attraction, includes lots of other guests as well on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th June, including the storyteller Dave Tong and Phil Harding from TV's Time Team.

Later in the day (Saturday), Val has been asked to lead a blessing of the site!

Grimes Graves is a Neolithic flint mine in Thetford Forest. The name comes from the idea that the pits visible on the surface were dug by Grímr (i.e. Odin). Further details of the event can be found on the English Heritage web-site. Whilst the talks are free, there is a charge for visiting the exhibition and descending into one of the pits, which can be booked at a discount via the EH web-site.


Strange Shape: a love letter to Norwich - April 2024

Cover of Cat Ward's new book, with title and an image of a lamb.

Chris Wood writes…

Moot regular Cat Woodward has her debut volume of poetry out this month!

"Strange Shape is a love letter to Norwich, haunted by the spectral hellhound Black Shuck across the fens and fields of history, following the rivers towards the waves of the rising tides returning to claim the land. Imaginative, lyrical and full of dark magic, Strange Shape takes an East Anglian city and shifts it into unexpected forms."

Strange Shape can be purchased direct from the publisher, Story Machine and at a multi-author launch event at Anteros Arts Foundation (Fye Bridge Street) on Tuesday 9th April, 7 p.m. (no need to book).


Hallowtide: A Dark Devotional - March 2024

Covers of Val Thomas' new book, with a pumpkin and a seasonal altar.

Val Thomas writes…

I am delighted to announce that my new book, 'Hallowtide: A Dark Devotional', is now available to purchase in standard hardback and paperback editions from the wonderful Troy Books!

The book explores the sacred days between Hallowe’en and Martinmas, a moment of the year which offers a deep well of dark magic.

As the leaves yellow and fall, and pavements and forest tracks are covered in fairy gold, much that is strange and disturbing, yet exquisitely beautiful, emerges from the swirling mists. In the darkness, surrounded by the scent of decay, we feel keenly our own mortality and the presence of those who have died recently or long ago: family members, distant ancestors, friends and beloved animal companions. By indulging our emotions at this time, we embrace life with greater intensity.

The book casts its spell through personal memories and reflections on joy and loss, woven together with a little of the history and folklore of these holy days. It includes spells, recipes and pathworkings.

There are also nine Dark Devotions, powerful, tried-and-tested rituals which can be adapted to suit the tastes of the various streams of witchcraft and magical practice. They are perfect for the dark times but most are suitable for working throughout the year.

Beautifully illustrated by Alice Kerridge-Crick, this book will make you laugh, cry, reflect on life and loss and embrace the melancholy of the season while always acknowledging that renewal, growth and blossoming will return.



           


Who does what?

Annette

Principal Moot Organiser; face-to-face events; Living Norfolk Magic; Facebook

01603 749 231
Norwich Moot's contact e-mail address, not given as a link to avoid spam; it can be typed in as norwichpaganmoot (all one word) at hotmail dot com

Val

Living Norfolk Magic; Facebook; author; speaker; herbalist; herb walks

01603 667 314
www.valthomaswitch.co.uk

Alice

On-line events; Instagram; Facebook

Alice's e-mail address, not given as a link to avoid spam; it can be typed in as info at norwichpagans (as one word) dot com

Chris

Web-site; Twitter; media contact; inter-faith; Ickeny Collection; speaker; guided walks

01603 667 314
Chris' e-mail address, not given as a link to avoid spam; it can be typed in as thecatscradle at btinternet dot com

Szara

Face-to-face events, especially Boudica's Brocante; Earthglade

Szara's e-mail address, not given as a link to avoid spam; it can be typed in as earthglade at yahoo dot com


We would also like to give a very special thank you to Nev Young who built and maintained Norwich Moot's previous web-site for over a decade!


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