|This is an email we received
from Victoria Wheeler aka Lady Cerridwen ap Gawr advertising
their Gathering of the Tribes in March of 1998. There is nothing
in their Gathering
flyer (click here to jump to flyer) that even remotely resembles anything
on our site or in our mailings.
It is interesting to note that in this mailing Wheeler claims that they have lost EVERYTHING due to a hard drive crash and that they will soon have a NEW WEBSITE.
The last time we sent you
a note, it was a letter concerning the Gathering of the Tribes `98 to be
held near Gatlinburg, Tennessee June 5-7. Since then, we have received
hundreds of replys confirming their intention to attend, some as speakers
and workshop leaders and others as just attendees. Unfortunately
last week our internet service provider decided to upgrade EVERYTHING,
and there must have been a bug in their Mail Server, because on Thursday
while we were connecting, to the WEB, that is what we lost - EVERYTHING.
Our browser, all mail from five months ago, and many files. So here
we are again. New Hard Disk, New Browser, New address list, etc.
So, if you have sent us a note concerning attending The Gathering, or joining
the Universal Federation of Pagans, Southeastern Pagan Alliance, or asking
for information about
please see our current URL
We are sending you this letter for two reasons. One is to bring you up to date concerning The Gathering of the tribes to be held June 5-7 1998 near Gatlinburg, Tennessee. The other is that we of the Universal Federation of Pagans (UFP) are constructing a New Home Page which should be up and running around the 15th of April. We are also constructing pages for The Southeastern Pagan Alliance and the Georgia Pagan Way as well. These will all reside in conjunction with the Association of Cymry Wicca Home Page. Some of you have already been invited to be listed on SEPA contact pages or enquired about The Gathering of the Tribes. We will be having the annual meeting of the Universal Federation of Pagans and the annual meeting of the Southeastern Pagan Alliance during the Gathering. We hope you can still attend. See the attached Gathering information.
If you would like to be listed in the contacts section of our HomePage, please return this e-mail note and include the following information:
Group (if you represent such)
If you are just listing yourself for contact purposes, just give us your name, interests, e-mail address, and URL if you have a WEB page. If you are listing a Pagan Group, please include all information above. We will also be publishing a Events section and if you have a Festival you wish listed, please include that information as well.
If you live in Georgia, you will be automatically listed on the Georgia Pagan Way Homepage as well unless you indicate otherwise.
Since we also sponsor various events during the year, please indicate whether you wish to be included in any e-mailing of event schedules.
We are also looking for representatives of certain cities and states in the US and other countries. The UFP has been inactive for a time, but because of reason events, there has been a unanimous decision to become active in the Pagan Community again. As a representative, it will be your job to co-ordinate all e-mail contacts in your area so that individuals who are looking for a home or trying to contact a teacher, are not left out in the cold. For the present, there is no charge for membership.
Benefits? If your Coven,
Grove, Temple, or Church becomes a member of the UFP, you will be given
a way for your group to become a legal non-profit religious organization
(church), with all the protection that designation offers. If you
are receiving this letter you have already been taking part in a front
line battle with the forces which are trying to take away our religious
liberties. We are not trying to duplicate efforts, just add more
support and networking. As we said before, the annual meeting will
be at The Gathering of the Tribes, 98 to be held June 5-7 at Avalon
Isle, near Gatlinburg Tennessee. If you are interested in
Thank you for your time,
Lady Cerridwen ap Gawr, Elder
The Church of Y Tylwyth Teg, Avalon Isle, The Association of Cymmry Wicca, and others are Sponsoring The Gathering of the Tribes `98, Festival and Earth Religion Leadership Conference to be held near Gatlingburg, Tennessee, at Avalon Isle. The Gathering theme is: THE HISTORY OF THE CRAFT - and will feature several speakers who will be revealing new and astounding historical news that will affect all Wiccans in the United States and the United Kingdom.
The Universal Federation of Pagans and the Southeastern Pagan Alliance will also be having their annual meetings during our Gathering. If you are member of either organization or wish to become affiliated with either fine organization, this Gathering will be your opportunity.
GATHERING WORKSHOP SAMPLING
Other Topics to be discussed include: how leaders can effectively prepare themselves for the problems involved in explaining their religious beliefs to mainstream religious leaders, the news media, local governments, and others; and assisting Law Enforcement in understanding the basis for our religion.
Our workshops and conference will center on solving the problems raised by the inevitable challenges of community and News Media. The Gathering will include a ritual centered around the sacred Mysteries of The Shaman. This is a very important conference for all of us. We expect a considerable turn-out of hundreds of leaders from all over the U.S. including Pagans, Witches, Druids, Native Americans, and other Earth Religion participants who wish to learn and discuss the many different aspects of the Great Spirit and the God and Goddess. An Informal meeting of State representatives of pagan organizations whose focus is on public awareness of Witchcraft, Wicca and paganism as religion, is also planned.
"I WANT TO ATTEND, BUT DON'T
HAVE MUCH MONEY, WHAT CAN I DO?"
We will building strength,
unity and harmony among all Earth Religion groups verywhere.
INVITED SPEAKERS (Unconfirmed
COME TO THE GATHERING OF
THE TRIBES `98,
Yes, Count me in! Carefully
fill out the form below, sign it, include your check or other
Children's Mundane Names
City, State, ZIP ___________________________________ Phone __________________
Couples $85 ($95 CASH AT REG. DESK after 4/1/97) $_________________
Children 13-17 - $10 each
Day trippers - $30 CASH AT REG. DESK $_________________
Two days - $40 CASH AT REG DESK $_________________
TOTAL DONATION ENCLOSED $__________________
Circle One - Check or Money order
For information, call 770-516-8500 or write: Rhuddlwm Gawr or Lady Cerridwen.
All Registrations must be
received or postmarked by May 15, 1998, otherwise we cannot
Read and sign the following and send the release and your donation to: Camelot, P.O. Box 674884, Marietta, GA 30006-0006
RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND
AGREEMENT TO HOLD HARMLESS
This is a Religious Community Service Event
I, the undersigned, by payment of $1 or more, or labor, and who freely associate with and/or become active supporting members of The Church of Y Tylwyth Teg, release The Church of Y Tylwyth Teg, Inc., Kennesaw Georgia, or Church of the Royal Oak, Athens, Georgia, or Avalon Isle, Tennessee, and all owners or staff from any and all liability connected with our attendance of this religious event. I understand that there may be dangerous materials in areas of this property, indoors and outside. I do hereby release, absolve, and hold harmless, The Church of Y Tylwyth Teg, Inc., a Georgia non-profit church corporation, its officers and directors, agents or assigns, Association of Cymmry Wicca, Church of the Royal Oak, Lady Amythyst, and members of the event staff, of any responsibility whatsoever for my safety and well-being and that of any minors accompanying me. I accept full responsibility for my guests who may or may not be able to understand or respect safety rules, or other instructions, especially minor children. I accept full responsibility for all guests, at all times. I agree to respect all property on the premises, as well as all plants, trees, and animals. I will refrain from any and all conduct that is considered disruptive or harmful to the Wiccan/Pagan Community, this event, or the staff. I will abide by all Federal, State, and local laws. I fully recognize that any difficulties and/or accidents experienced while coming to or returning from this event are entirely my own responsibility, even if I ask for or am provided with some form of transportation or car-pooling. I understand that this is a drug-free zone. It is understood that these rules and this agreement is for the purpose of promoting a safe and happy event. I understand that the use of all facilities is being offered for religious purposes. I understand that this event is run by volunteers and community service and I will be asked to contribute some of the community service to help keep costs down, and I will accept the responsibility for at least two hours of community service. Having read and understood the above, I sign this document of my own volition and without reservation and with no expectation of compensation of any kind, on behalf of myself, my guests, and all minors accompanying me.
Signature of Witness _______________________________________