Feast of the Mighty: A Celtic Samhain Feast with the Gods, Ancestors and Mighty Ones|
Presented by the Coru Cathubodua, a priesthood dedicated to the Morrigan.
Come join us at the turning of the year to celebrate the great Celtic feast of Samhain! Share a Celtic-style feast of ancient foods as we dine with the Otherworldly host. Raise a glass in honor of your Ancestors, Gods and those who are to come after us. Join in the tale as the myths of the mighty heroes of old are brought to life to inspire our lives. Lend your spirit as we renew the Sovereignty of the land at the turning of the year.
When: Friday November 2, 2012
Doors open at 7 pm; Feast/Ritual begins at 8 pm
Where: Humanist Hall, 390 27th Street, Oakland, CA
You may opt to attend as a ritual participant with or without partaking in the feast.
ADVANCE PURCHASE REQUIRED!!! For feast tickets, by Friday October 26th. Feast seating is limited so early purchase oif your ticket is recommended. Non-feast tickets may be purchased at any time or at the door.
Adults (12 and up) with feast - $39
Children (under 12) with feast - $20
Adults, no feast (includes a complimentary glass of mead or non-alcoholic cider for toasting) - $18 advance or $20 at the door
Under 18, no feast - free
GROUP DISCOUNT: Buy 4 tickets, get the 5th one free! Buy tickets for your clan and you can save as well as have a table reserved specially for your group.
An ancient period-style Celtic feast will be laid out in three courses, providing the structure for the evening's ritual. We have selected recipes for the feast that closely match the kinds of foods our ancestors would have eaten, relying as much as possible on fresh, local and seasonal ingredients, with an eye to what would have been available to the ancients.
Appetizer: Oat cakes with fresh apples and honey
First course: Blackberry and sweet pea salad; medieval leeks and mushrooms
Main course: Celtic pork and apple stew with hazelnuts and mushrooms (and meat-free version for vegetarians); Iron Age creamy peas; fresh barley bread
Dessert course: Seasonal fruit and berries with cream, honey, hazelnuts and rose petals
Mead, cider, and ale will be available as well as a non-alcoholic cider. A complimentary glass of mead or cider will be included with all tickets (including non-feast tickets); additional beverages will be available for purchase.
Please note menu may be subject to change based on availability of ingredients, and updates will be posted to the Facebook event page.
The Samhain ritual will be enacted in three parts: the first dedicated to the Ancestors, the second to the Gods and the Fey, and the third dedicated to the Descendents, those who will come after us. We will open the Otherworld gateway and invite the Mighty Ones to join us in feast and celebration as we enact the ancient stories of their heroic deeds: Brave warriors who ventured out to meet the host of the Sidhe on the haunted eve of Samhain. The Morrigan's gift of prophecy and blessing for the mighty Dagda, on the eve of Samhain, when the Tuatha De Danaan prepared to fight for the sovereignty of Ireland. And the untold story of our own generation's heroes, and those to come after us.
An altar will be set up where you are welcome to place pictures and mementos of your own Ancestors and beloved Dead, and places will be set at the tables where we may feed them.
Sovereignty Rite at Lake Merritt
Saturday, November 3, 11 am
Meet at the gazebo inside Lakeside Park (just past Children's Fairyland), Bellevue Ave off Grand Ave, Oakland, CA
During the course of the evening Samhain feast and ritual, a special sword will be charged with a blessing for Sovereignty, by the power of the Ancestors, Gods and Mighty ones, and our own prayers and blessings of all participating. Those who wish can rejoin us the following morning on the shore of Lake Merrit, to dedicate this sword of Sovereignty, and cast it into the lake as a sacrificial offering for the renewal of sovereignty for our land and people, following the ancient tradition of Celtic peoples who deposited sacrificial offerings of armor, weapons and jewelry into lakes and sacred wells throughout Europe.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Want to be involved with this year's "Feast of the Mighty?" Our Coru Support Team is recruiting! Depending on the work needed, volunteers will receive their ticket discounted or free, or thank you gifts of tasty homebrewed ale (21+ only). Location: Humanist Hall, Oakland on Fri., Nov 2nd. HELP NEEDED: Set-up, Kitchen Prep & Table servers, Box office/door, Stage hands, Bartender, Clean-up (age 21+). Interested? Contact us at our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CoruCathubodua.
The Humanist Hall (View)
390 27th Street
Oakland, CA 94612
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|