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The Pagan Basics series is for those looking to find out more about the basic concepts, symbols and values of paganism. A series of short articles which give explanations to some of paganism’s most fundamental concepts, images and shared understandings.
A singing bowl is an item that some pagans choose to keep in their personal altars. Like drums, a singing bowl may be used within ritual, as a method of sound healing, to accompany meditation, or general social use to accompany drums, chanting or dancing within a group.
HASFEST 5 is fast approaching, so here is a brief run-down of planned events and details for all you good folks.
Hasfest will begin on Friday night with the opening party. For the past few years this has been quite a bangin’ affair, however this year the plan is to take a different route, opening the weekend with a sonic earth ritual based around bass, beats and fire. Expect heavy dub blissed-out beats, outlaw space cadets and of course the unexpected.
The party will be held in and around the grove from 8 pm.
Stalls… A fine array of quality and shiny goods for sale workshops… Fantastic workshops this year including journeying , belly dance and a host of pop-up workshops and events to cram in.
Goddess and Blessings tree – fly your libations , blessings honouring and wishes
Following on from last years awesome success on Saturday afternoon we will be staging another SONIC JAM. The mission is to put the Rock and Roll into Hasfest, everyone is invited to come together with drums instruments or voice and create a massive noise. Last years sonic Jam was described as a dark tribal Joy Division – which is cool. some amps and guitars are available so come along and let’s get it on.
Belly dance performances from HIPSTERIA, BLACKART BELLES and TERRA VON DARE.
8pm onwards Burning Man followed by fireside drumming and dancing. For some of the highlights of the weekend the primal fusion of rhythm flame and togetherness, bring drums rattles didgeridoo s etc.
For anyone wishing to camp at Hasfest please be aware of the following:
Camping is free but basic
Toilets are only available during pub opening hours
There is no stand pipe or provision for drinking water so bring enough bottles to last you
Sinks are available in pub during opening hours
There are no showers
Because Hasfest is not a ticketed event the number of stalls and people wishing to camp is a bit of an unknown until the event is running. We will always endeavour to accommodate everyone, but please be aware that space is limited and pitches may become cozy.
Please be polite and courteous when pitching as it is only for one or two nights.
Anyone with a large tent caravan or motorhome please see a member of the crew before pitching.
Stallholders, please see a member of crew before pitching so that we can provide a good position for trading.
Please be aware that if space becomes a problem we may ask that vehicles be parked off site.
All rubbish/waste must be taken home with you.
Campers must leave the site by 4.00pm Sunday.
GENERAL INFO AND TIPS
Once again the owner and staff of The New Inn have allowed this event to happen for free, and shown tremendous support and respect. So please support them by taking advantage of their fine beverages and well priced food.
Hasland village is situated under a mile from The New Inn. There are a large number of shops a late night garage and fast food outlets
HASFEST SURVIVAL GUIDE
If you are camping , please bring adequate drinking water and it may be wise to make some consideration towards toilet functions, also please remember bin bags as all rubbish must be taken home.
Please please please have a good time but be responsible, not only for yourselves, but also for your children and animals, please show respect for the area , the local residents and our hosts The New Inn, and please be polite , courteous and tolerant with fellow Hasfesters . the crew give up their free time and money and work hard each year to ensure we all have a free, relaxed, awesome weekend. Please help them to make it happen.
A big, big thanks to them all.
Even if you work on pagan time, you should now be preparing for your weekend at Hasfest V 24-26th May 2013.
Free pagan festival, stalls, talks, workshops and demos. No tickets needed, just turn up!
If you would like to bring a stall, caravan or tent for the weekend and have not yet agreed it with Gwen, please do so: you can contact her directly, leave a comment on this post, or e-mail us at the Contact address and we’ll pass it on.
See you there
Starts today! With guides helping you traverse everything from a gentle stroll to the 34 mile Chesterfield Round Walk, there’s something for everyone happening in the next week in and around Chesterfield.
For more details, you can look at their website HERE
Hail one and all -Richard will be doing another drone meditation at the moot in a weeks time. You’re invited to wear comfy, loose fitting clothes which you can meditate in and bring a pillow or blanket if you want to.
No need to bring a drone, one will be provided for you
Pagans are more known for their ‘live in a field’ aspect than that of ‘live in a library’, but camping out amongst the shelves may just find you a gem or two which has influenced pagan critical thinking about how we see the world around us, and how we view the past.
Biophillia theory proposes an instinctive bond between humans and other living things. It explains why we keep pets, plants and flowers in our homes. In other words, our natural love for life helps sustain life.