Monthly Archives: February 2013

Kaleidoscope Gathering 2013: Heroes

The theme for this year’s Kaleidoscope Gathering is “Heroes.” Heroines and Heros stride forth from the stories, legends and myths of our peoples. Their bold character expresses the virtues to strive for in our lives’ journeys, their hubris and tragedy … Continue reading

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Dave “Crazee Dave” Allin

Crazee Dave is an associate Steward at Raven’s Knoll, focusing on terraforming and monumental tasks.  Crazee Dave discovered Paganism in 2000.  He started in the community with the Wiccan Church of Canada in Durham region, where his friend Dana Rondeau … Continue reading

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Brendan “the Handy” Roche

Brendan “the Handy” is a Steward of Raven’s Knoll, living at the property and keeping everything in order and running.  Brendan joined the Pagan community in 1991.  He started with the Wiccan Church of Canada in Ottawa and his later … Continue reading

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The Intrepid Adventures of a Kiwi Pagan who was at Kaleidoscope Gathering 2011

Polly is a wonderful Pagan that took our local community by storm with her keen intellect, irascible humour, and spiritual insights.  She writes a great blog called “Another Witches Blogg.”  Everyone who met her wants her to come back again … Continue reading

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The Rainbow Tree

An amazing natural feature of Raven’s Knoll is a white cedar tree that grows up out of the ground and then back into the earth! From its arc of a trunk the tree sprouts five branches. This rare sylvan find … Continue reading

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The Vé: A Heathen Holy Place

Every religion must have its holy places, affording a means of communication between man, gods, spirits and forces of nature (Ellis-Davidson, 13). In 2012, at the Hail and Horn Gathering, a sacred place of worship was established at Raven’s Knoll … Continue reading

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Austin “Auz” Lawrence

Austin, sometimes known as “Auz,” is one of the Stewards of Raven’s Knoll.  Auz has been a member of the Pagan community since 1996.  A few years later he threw himself into volunteering for the Kaleidoscope Gathering, eventually becoming one … Continue reading

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Juniper at the Kaleidoscope Gathering 2012

From time-to-time this blog will have invited guests present their experiences of past events. This is a guest post written by Juniper Jeni about her experience arriving on Friday at the Kaleidoscope Gathering last year.  Juniper is an Ottawa witch with … Continue reading

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