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Henge Happenings: Official Newsletter of the Henge of Keltria

Henge Happenings #57

Public Version

Imbolc 2003

Published by
The Henge of Keltria, P.O. Box 1060 Anoka, MN 55303-1060

Editor: Tony Taylor


From the President

Feast of Stirring 2003

Here we are in West Virginia! We arrived shortly before Yule and moved into an apartment until we can find another house. I attacked this project with much vigor and found a beauty not too far away from Tony's new office. It's not the farm we were hoping for, however, we will still have plenty of room for visitors. It appears we have a buyer for the Quincy digs, so now it's just a matter of waiting and nail biting until we can make our final move in April. By then, this moving process will have eaten up an entire year of our lives! Hard to believe, but then perfection is worth the wait. We are promising everyone that this will be the last relocation for the Henge office. Please cross your fingers.

We are also making plans to attend some festivals this year after a hiatus that has been too long. Pagan Spirit Gathering is a must this year and possibly a few others on the east coast circuit.

In other news of the Henge, this is a large election year. We have three seats to fill on the Board of Trustees. Both Secretary Topaz and I have served for our maximum number of terms and will be seeking other venues for service to the Henge. Vice-President Rain is also vacating her seat this term to concentrate on her Study Group, her family and more writing for the Henge. She is a major contributor and we look forward to what she comes up with next. At any rate, the annual meeting this year promises to be an interesting one indeed.

The annual meeting will be in Minnesota again this year hosted by Rain and Harvest Moon Study Group. Look for further details elsewhere in this issue. Tony and I are looking forward to returning to our roots once again to reconnect with old friends and make some new ones.

Walk with Wisdom

Wren


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New Henge Address

The Official Address for The Henge of Keltria remains:

The Henge of Keltria
P.O. Box 1060
Anoka, MN 55303-1060

The Minneapolis address should be used when listing the Henge as a resource in articles, in books, or on the web.

Please do not send mail to the Quincy, MA address; please use the following instead:

For faster service, you may write the Henge Office at:
The Henge of Keltria
P.O. Box 1060
Anoka, MN 55303-1060

Please remember, the Henge of Keltria is a volunteer organization.

 

Annual Gathering of the Keltrian Tribe

The 2003 annual Gathering of the Keltrian Tribe will be held in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. It will be hosted by Harvest Moon Study Group and preparations are underway for a fantastic weekend of lectures, ritual and time to visit with other Keltrians from around the world.

Mark your calendars for the weekend of June 21st! More details to come in the next issue of Henge Happenings and soon on the Keltria website (www.keltria.org) the Keltria-L List, or send a SASE to The Henge of Keltria, P.O. Box 1060 Anoka, MN 55303-1060 requesting advanced information.


From the Secretary

Greetings fellow Keltrians,

Snow continues to fall, and the single-digit and negative temperatures are brutal here in the Northeast. With Imbolc upon us, the Board of Trustees elections that will occur at the Annual Members' Meeting this summer seem far away. However, realizing that there is really only one more issue of Henge Happenings to come between the Imbolc issue and the elections, I'd like to remind our Members now of the beginnings of the process for election that we use within the Henge.

Positions up for election this year are as follows:

President
Vice President
Secretary

The incumbant President and Secretary have served their 3-term limits and will be unable to run again for the positions they currently hold, so this could prove to be a very exciting election year!

The Henge Office has received Notices of Intent to Run for:
President - from current Secretary TopazOwl.
Vice-President - from current President Wren.
Secretary - from Trustee Tony.

The Henge Bylaws state that any member in good standing of the Henge of Keltria may run for office. Any member interested in running for any of the elected positions on the Board of Trustees mentioned above must submit a Letter of Intent to Run for Office to the Secretary of the Henge in a timely fashion. The deadline will be March 1, 2003.

Candidates will then be required to submit a personal biography to the Secretary for publication in Henge Happenings. This biography can be no longer than 200 words. The deadline for submission of this personal biography is April 1, 2003.

Letters of Intent and Candidate Biographies may be submitted to the Secretary by e-mail at: Secretary, or sent by post to the Secretary in care of the Henge Office.

Blessings,

T. Owl
Henge Secretary

 

Passages

Pattalee
Glass-Keontop

Pattalee Glass-Keontop, aka Lady Phoenix, crossed over early the morning of November 11th, 2002.

Pattalee was the author of Year of Moons, Season of Trees, She was a priestess in the Isian tradition and was well known in the Dallas/Fort Worth Pagan community for more than two decades. She organized events under the name of Rountree including The Celebration of Womanhood and Celebration of Summer festivals.

May her journey to the Otherworld be smooth.

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Congratulations to the Grandparents!

The Stork is flying low around the Henge. President Wren and Trustee Tony became grandparents this past November 27th with the birth of a granddaughter Sascha. Sascha's mother opted for natural childbirth in a hospital setting.

Not to be outdone, Treasurer Karl became a grandfather within the month. On December 24th his new grandson, Emmett, was delivered at home in a water birth.

Congratulations to all!


The Bard's Path

Defining Venus

O Goddess Moon, embodiment of her essence
soft and round… feminine illumination
compelling those before her, to move closer
let her gaze fall upon you and enchant

The mystery of her beauty has no beginning
wine-red warrior, gentle and forgiving
understanding the rhythm of all that is growing
serene knowledge is within her grasp

A daughter of the highest lunation
joined within the circle of all who came before
ready to conquer for those in desperation
Rest within my arms, I have always been here

Let me encircle you with all that I am
my depths shall fill you with unspoken things
look no further, all you seek lies before you
Behold… I am the mirror of all desire

I stand alone in a turbulent sea
or softly yield to a tender touch
revealing myself slowly, for I come from within
my eyes reflect all eternal things

Just beyond what you see, my radiance lies deeper
guided by your soul, recognize me with your heart
secrets of many seasons have always been part of me
I am lover… mother, daughter and friend.

© 2002, Ni Bhrigid

 

Beliefs of The Henge of Keltria

1. We believe in Divinity as it is manifest in the Pantheon. There are several valid theistic perceptions of this Pantheon.

2. We believe that nature is the embodiment of the Gods and Goddesses.

3. We believe that Natural Law reflects the will of the Gods and Goddesses.

4. We believe that all life is sacred and should neither be harmed nor taken without deliberation or regard.

5. We believe in the immortality of the spirit.

6. We believe that our purpose is to gain wisdom through experience.

7. We believe that learning is an ongoing process and should be fostered at all ages.

8. We believe that morality should be a matter of personal conviction based upon self respect and respect for others.

9. We believe that evil is not a matter of inheritance but of intent, therefore actions are not in themselves evil. Rather, it is through the intent behind actions that evil can manifest.

10. We believe in the relative nature of all things, that nothing is absolute, and that all things, even the Gods and Goddesses, have their dark sides.

11. We believe that individuals have the right to pursue knowledge and wisdom through his or her chosen path.

12. We believe in a living religion able to adapt to a changing environment. We recognize that our beliefs may undergo change as our tradition grows.

 


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