Tuesday, August 13, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
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Upper Village Hall 
52 East Derry Road
Derry, NH 03041

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Temple of Witchcraft 
(888) 842-4942 

The Feast of Hecate

The Temple celebrates Hecate, goddess of the crossroads and matron of Witchcraft, on her August feast day. Temple founder and teacher Adam Sartwell will lead an oracular ritual, where petitioners may commune with the goddess via her invoked priestesses to receive insights and answers to their questions.

Offerings to adorn the goddess's altar are welcome: please only candles (black, red, or white), skeleton keys, red wine, or honey, as we use all of these in Her rites throughout the year and can ensure they will not be wasted. Skeleton keys blessed as part of this rite are used for the ordination of Temple High Priestesses and Priests. We will also be collecting donations for a local animal shelter in Her name.

Please plan to arrive at least 10-15 minutes prior to our start-time to get checked-in and settled before we begin. Once the doors are closed for ritual, no one will be admitted.

Temple of Witchcraft rituals are open to all, and no experience is necessary to participate in the celebration, only an open heart and open mind is required. Feel free to wear your ritual finery or robes if you so choose. If you have questions about the ritual, please email virgo@templeofwitchcraft.org.

Post-Ritual Potluck

We have the opportunity to share the bounty of our lives together as a community with our post-ritual potluck feast! Please consider bringing an item to share, based on the first letter of your last name:

  • A–E: A sweet or savory dessert: cookies, cake, pie, fresh or dried fruit, chocolate (good for grounding!), etc.
  • F-J: Beverages (non-alcoholic, please): iced tea, cider, fruit juice, lemonade, etc.
  • K-O: A grain item, such as bread or crackers, possibly with an accompaniment like cheese or hummus, if you wish.
  • P-S: A side dish, perhaps a salad of seasonal vegetables or fruits (or both!). Try to keep salads vegetarian (no meat) or vegan (no animal products, including milk or cheese).
  • T-Z: A main dish which could include a protein (either meat or vegetarian).

If you can, please label your food item so we know what it is and if it contains meat, is vegan (containing no animal products), vegetarian (containing eggs or dairy), or gluten-free, for those with dietary needs.

Our Mother Ministry will provide all the necessary eating utensils, cups, napkins, and so forth, although we encourage attendees to bring their own reusable eating-wear to minimize waste. Visit the Temple Store for our reusable bento boxes and support the Temple while also going green! Everyone who brings reusable eating-wear to the feast receives a free raffle ticket to win a Temple store gift certificate!