Poised on this edge, flush with the fruits of our labour, we might glimpse the potential for all that can be. Past and future press close as lovers in a moment of perfect balance. Then, a blustery gust returns us to motion, reminds us to step through the doorway and back into the dance of life and death, growth and loss, day and night once more. From 'The Doorway' by Keli Tomlin 2017
Come and celebrate the harvest of your own labours this Autumn, honouring the things that have worked and those that need to be let go into the fire.
Please allow plenty of time to arrive.
Bring a warm blanket.
Possible offerings for the fire : rosemary sprigs, cinnamon sticks, dried lavender, dried flowers, tobacco, cacao, sage, small wax candles or palo santo.
Please bring a song or a poem to share after the fire, also warm clothing and snacks. If you need to sit down, then it's best to bring a blanket or a camping chair for a front row seat!. Please wear suitable footwear for mud.
Bring shakers and small hand drums-rattles if you have them.
Cost: Suggested donation £ 10 to cover materials, if this is too much then just donate what you can.
If raining, please check with Ali by email or mobile ( firstname.lastname@example.org / 07528 614 747) where ceremony will be held.
Alternative address :
Barn Croft, The Street, Rodmell, East Sussex
We will try and have people to guide you nearer to the woods but please print these out and read them very carefully, it will be an adventure.
DIRECTIONS TO LOWER VERT WOODS – NORTHERN ACCESS ALONG VERT LANE
1. Directions – from Lewes and Brighton - essentially you aim for Laughton village (near Ringmer and Lewes) and drive through in an Easterly direction. Go through village past Post Office and then left at the first crossroads into Park Lane. Carry on for c.1 mile past the small industrial estate (if it is on your right) and wooden house on left. Go past the Estate and head up Park Lane for further 1/2 mile to a metal gate-barrier on the right. You’ll see a parking area, some concrete blocks and single lane track off on the right.You'll see Full Moon directions here. The gate will be unlocked though it will look closed.This is Vert Lane. Open the gate and make sure you pull the gate closed behind you.
Drive slowly up the track past 2 gates on the right to a third gate and a chip stack. Park here by reversing carefully in close to other vehicles. Don't go straying off on slopes - you might get stuck.. Walk through third gate (directions again) and south down the track. Walk down to the crossroads. Go straight ahead and you’ll see a wooden sticks signpost on the right marking the path to the main camp area. There will be lights showing the way. It's a 10 mins walk and be careful as it will be a little slippy in places.
Bring your heart and willingness to connect to the spirit, Nature and our lovely Moon.
Children over 7 years old are welcome!