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Musings from Mama Witch at Beltane

Updated: Sep 11, 2022

The first ever EAGT Pop-Up Temple


May Day evening 2022, I returned home to two disgruntled cats after spending the day in Halstead, Essex, where we created our first Pop Up Temple. I was pleasantly tired and so happy, for it had long been a dream to hold ceremonies around our beautiful East Anglia.


Watching our members working together, weaving sacred space, bringing beauty to an altar dedicated to the Goddess of Beltane. Happily hanging banners, bunting, pictures, creating posters, chatting, laughing together, the whole day was one of pleasure in each other’s company.


Within an hour we had turned two rooms into a meeting place and an Inner Temple, and soon people began to arrive.

May Day eving202 I returned home to two disgruntled cats after spending the day in Halstead, Essex, where we created our first Pop Up Temple. I was pleasantly tired and so happy, for it had long been a dream to hold ceremonies around our beautiful East Anglia.ia.a.

I cannot begin to describe my joy at seeing our dream take shape, we were honouring Goddess and in so doing bringing our little band of students and helpers together, weaving Her love around us and into the community. We drummed and sang together, we drank plenty of tea, we laughed, a lot. People entered the Inner Temple space, some overwhelmed by their emotions, others happy just to be there.

At 3pm we held a short ceremony to Goddess Damara, honouring Beltane. Our students, Priestesses and Priests called in the Goddesses on our Wheel of Andraste. We journeyed to meet Damara and made little red dolls to hang in our homes or in the trees to honour Her.



We closed at 4 and by 5pm the rooms were returned to how they were when we arrived at 9am that morning. It was as if we had never been there! We created magic that day. Magic to honour Damara Queen of the Fairies, and Goddess of Love, under the guidance of our patron Goddess Andraste.


As we closed the door, I think we left a little bit of the magick behind us.


Copyright © Christine Watts 2022

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