This message from Jani Farrell-Roberts was posted in 2003:
In June the Planning Permission expires and Lyminge
Forest in Kent is officially saved from the developers! Several
people are still guarding her, living in the forest and they have
asked for the witches to return.
Lyminge Forest campaign are holding a "thank you"
witchcamp celebration there on the weekend from the New Moon, 20th
July until the 22nd - and then for as long as anyone wants to stay...
It is a donations only camp - so lack of money is
no reason not to come. It will be a thank you to the forest for
all she taught us. A thank you for those that have since died but
put their energy into this protest.
We will be doing workshops, magic and ritual deep
under beech trees in a very quiet area of the woods. We will be
looking to the future. We will be asking for guidance as to where
our spirits are to travel next, as well as celebrating with the
trees. It does not matter if you were not there when the tunnels
were dug and fortresses built, when we chanted to the dragon, "Come
Dragon, Come Dragon, Come, We your daughters, we your sons". S/he
came - now come and celebrate with us and with her.
The witchcamp (except for any private rites) is open
to seekers, initiates - to those who see nature as sacred - but
I expect nearly all there will be there by invitation such as the
members of dragon of course.
There will be special workshops on the history of
the Craft (including looking at those who did not call themselves
witches but were guardians of places in a very old way) and on its
relationship (or not) to shamanism. We will particularly look at
I will be talking about how Aboriginal magic is linked
to the land, how our magic must be linked - and the need to put
energy back into the land. Also will present new research - and
we will turn it all into a celebration with old and new rituals.
Jani Farrell-Roberts, Leonid, Bristol Marina, Hanover
Place, Bristol BS1 6TZ, England, UK.
You are welcome at her large website on http://www.macha.free-online.co.uk
where there is magic, gender, forest, Aborigines, vaccines and much
Jani Farrell-Roberts e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org