is an email we received from Victoria Wheeler aka Lady Cerridwen ap Gawr
advertising their Gathering of the Tribes in March of 1999. Please note that
in this mailing, the Wheelers STOLE material we have been using since 1996
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Date: Sun, 21 Mar 1999 14:34:31 -0500
From: Victoria <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: The Spring Gathering of the Tribes
Subject: /|\ Y Gwir yn Erbyn y Bedd
Hope you can attend.
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!!! You are invited.
TWENTY THIRD GATHERING OF
THE TRIBES TO BE HELD AT INDIAN
We are inviting you
to attend the Gathering of the Tribes 99 to be held June 10-13 at Indian
Springs State Park between Atlanta and Macon, Georgia. The Gathering
is sponsored this year by the Coven and Grove of the Crystal Dragon, Pair
Dynion Grove, and The Southeastern Pagan Alliance (SEPA). You can
obtain information about the Gathering at: http://www.tylwythteg.com/gathering.html
Leave your mundane worries at home, get your tent or camper set up, and settle in for an enjoyable weekend of Pagan Networking, Drumming, Music, Knowledge Exchange, and Fun. The natural setting of Indian Springs State Park is rich with historical and ancient native american energies that will allow us to renew our connection with the Mother!
The Gathering is growing by leaps and bounds! There is a tremendous upsurge of interest in Pagan, Wiccan, and other "Magical" Traditions. This is an International wonder to behold and we are proud to be a part of it!
To help you defray the cost
of your attendance, if you can collect at least five registrations for
the Gathering from your Coven, grove or Pagan Friends and send them to
us with your signature on the top right hand corner, you will be given
a free admission to the Gathering.
Pair Dynion Grove is a member of SEPA and is of the Prytani tradition of
Witchcraft. Lady Brighid
and Lord Caleborn teach classes in Marietta,
The South Eastern Pagan Alliance
(SEPA) are Covens and Groves of Witches, Wiccans and Other Pagans who reside
in the Southeastern Pagan Community and wish to work toward unifying behind
common beliefs and solving common concerns of our community. Their Homepage
Lady Cerridwen ab Gawr
Lady Cerridwen is a Legal
Assistant, and has been involved in the Legal Profession for sixteen years.
She enjoys hobbies like Astrology and palmistry, and is presently looking
for people interested in helping with a book on Southeastern US Sacred
Sites. If you have information
Lord Rhuddlwm Gawr
PURPOSE OF THE GATHERING:
The Group Ritual, and various other functions throughout the Gathering, are being performed by members of Y Tylwyth Teg, Caer Prydian and other Southeastern pagan participants. The Southeastern Pagan Alliance was formed for the purposes of enabling networking among Southeastern Pagans; providing outreach to the broader Pagan Community; providing educational materials on Paganism for Southeastern Pagan congregations and the general public; promoting Pagan and Christian dialogue; encouraging the development of theological and liturgical materials based on earth and nature centered religious and spiritual perspectives; encouraging greater use of music, dance, visual arts, poetry, story, and creative ritual in Pagan worship and celebration; providing support for identified Pagan religious professionals and ministerial students; and fostering healing relationships with our Mother the Earth and all her children.
There will also be a traditional potluck dinner Friday, followed by a bonfire and drumming, a Bonfire Saturday night after the concert to drum and dance around, special children's activities throughout the event, and much, much more!
REGISTRATION, RULES, REGULATIONS
AND OTHER STUFF:
Membership in the '99 Spring Gathering of the Tribes costs $30.00 until May 1, 1999; $45.00 thereafter, for adults. Children 15 and under are admitted free. Checks or Money Orders (until June 10) are accepted in payment. Cash or money orders only at gate.
Everyone requesting admittance must fill out a membership form and sign a waiver. A valid picture ID must be presented at the gate. All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. All minors must have a membership form and waiver, signed by the parent or guardian.
Everyone is requested to
do a 2 hour workshift at some point during the event. This is the
way we keep our costs down. Each member is asked to sign up for one
2 hour work shift in registration, information, set up, clean up,
lake watch, etc. Sign up sheets for the different work
Merchant space is free but Merchant space is limited to 20 vendors.
The Pioneer Site is primitive. There is running, cold water and there are Porta Potties, but no showers. There are a few flush toilets near the lake (200 yards). Bring your solar shower! There ARE showers at the developed campsites about a quarter mile away.
We are sorry but Clothes are NOT optional at this event; they are required. We are in Georgia, use some common sense.
Everyone is responsible for their own food, tents, trash collection, pets, children, attitudes and actions.
For additional information
All written requests for information must include a stamped, self addressed envelope. Replies cannot be guaranteed without one. Long distance calls can only be returned collect. Organizers of the Gathering assume no responsibility for lost or misdirected mail. Do not send cash through the mail!!!!!
If you wish to be removed from Southeastern Pagan Alliance Resource Center mailing list, e-mail email@example.com and type "Remove" in the subject line. If you receive this message twice, please let us know. Permission to re-post this mailing in it's entirety is granted. Please include all original signature information above with any re-posting.
We invite you to come to our Gathering, join our community and share your talents and resources with others of a like mind.
Thank you and Blessed be Thee,