Together We Create
Take workshops and/or put them on. Aligned with our Theme or simply something you or another member has always wanted to share, to teach, we have workshops of all topics to enjoy and discover.
Take part in rituals or put your own on for the rest of us; follow the Theme or follow your dream. Light-hearted or deeply transformative and all the magickal places in-between.
4 days of magickal, mystical, moving experiences await us all. Dancing, drumming, singing and harping. Music and movement, laughter and revelry. Magick and mischief and the freedom to be who we truly are.
RDT, Gathering 2017
Thank you to our Board and to all the workshop presenters, vendors, and members who worked together to create another wonderful and magical weekend! The weather couldn't have been better and swimming in the lake was glorious! We had some new folks who joined us this year and it was such a pleasure to have them there. I hope we will all meet again next year so we can get to know each other better. Thanks again everyone! Much love ❤ ❤ ❤
Caitlin, Gathering 2017
I just want to thank everyone for making me feel so welcome at my first gathering! I'm already planning for next year.
Silver, Gathering 2017
A warm and heartfelt thank you to the staff, board, presenters, guests and to the space itself for such a wonderful weekend. Strengthening bonds with old friends and forging new ones!
Some profound experiences were quietly had.
I have no doubt the year leading up to the next Gathering will be nothing short of life altering.
Special thanks to the beautiful bouncing (literally) baby boy who blessed and honored us as part of some of his firsts in life!!! (not to mention letting this Grandma have some much cherished baby time!)
I am most pleased and honored to step up and do what I can to help in the time to come. (thanks for the shock of a lifetime with that one 😉 )
Warmth and Blessings from our home, to yours.
Grandpa Fritz, Gathering 2017
What a wonderful Gathering!
So many lovely peeps!
I met some old friends (one whom I hadn't seen in literally 25 years!), made some new friends, and reconnected with an amazing array of the magical beings of forest & fen.
Special thanks to:
Rosanne: for *insisting* that I come, AND for all that fantastic food!
Deb: for that knowing smile.
Violet: for a truly inspired set of ritual pageants.
Holly: for stepping up to serious leadership.
Sabrina: for laughter, tears, and that bouncing bundle of joy!
Steven: for holding the mirror ('Fritz, the younger years')
Geri: for becoming good knitting buddies after years of sniping at each other.
Sara: for telling me so many wonderful things.
Wendy: for showing me how to put the *sigh* in psychology.
Sheldon: for that frog ('about the size of a small cat').
Heidi: for bringing me up to date on all the very latest. . . . and for everyone else who went out of their way to make sure I was was keeping/staying/doing well.
There were SO many excellent conversations spinning around me at the Gathering -- many that only just got started. If anyone feels inclined to continue those mind melds, please do drop me a line.
Angèle, Gathering 2017
Thank you everyone for making my first gathering such a transformational weekend:)
Catherine, Gathering 2017
Thank you to everyone who welcomed Jeff and I to our first Gathering. It was a joy to be there and we felt very included and part of things. I have missed magical tribe and places from the UK and felt a bit at a loss here in Canada till this weekend so it was really meaningful discovering you all. For me, it was amazing to experience how a respectful relationship between Sasamat land and the people has been nurtured and grown, how this is something a new person can be received into and transformed by. I loved meeting excellent new people and have had all kinds of magical ideas rekindled and enthused in me. Very grateful and full of love (and bacon) 🙂
Susan, Gathering 2017
Thanks to everyone for making the weekend so awesome . Sasamat is a magical place but its the people that make it even more special .
Stephanie, Gathering 2017
I felt so welcomed by everyone at the Gathering and the actual place of Sasamat held me in it's embrace as well. Wonderful funny people in a wonderful fun magical place. From drumming and chanting around the fire, to unexpected firefighters in the middle of the night, to profound insights during ritual and discussion and ending the weekend with a naked swim surrounded by rose petals within a faerie lake. Wonderful and magical. I'm counting the days down till next year.
Kate F, Gathering 2018
I had the most amazing, memorable time I've had in a long time ♡It was so nice meeting everyone. Thank you for having me! <3I'll be back next year for sure!!
Josh, Gathering 2018
Thank you, Everyone, for all your contributions, and for joining in to create such an amazing weekend!
I loved how everyone had some part to play 💙💜
Lizzy, Gathering 2018
What an amazing gathering this year. I felt so honored helping as a temple maiden, assisting the ritual without a rope, and being able to have a role in the Draconic workshop and ritual.
I made so many new friends and strengthened previous bonds.
A truly magical weekend in everyway. I look forward to next year already
Nse Birch, Gathering 2018
Going into this weekend, I was scared. I was worried that Gord and I wouldn't really be welcome. I also had no idea what to expect, despite Gord's attempts to describe. I was so very moved by what I found. Gord noted that he's not sure that he's ever seen me this level of happy. Paganism very clearly agrees with me. I loved Louise sharing a starting point about the Gods/Goddesses, Holly sharing breathing techniques for different types of states, Sabrina showing us how to really move together... Violet leading us on more than one ritual journey with a lighthearted approach that belied the undercurrent of power and the dragon coven leading us through a ritual that felt deep and so very real.
Thank you, all of you, for letting me be myself. For the skinny dipping and the fire dancing and the shared camaraderie. Even in the darkest dark of night, our camp glowed with our fire and our strength and our tenacity.
Eric J, The Slender Devil Wizard, Gathering 2018
This Gathering was the best Gathering I've had so far. This community has been such a blessing to me, and I was so happy to come back. With you I can be my authentic self. Thank you.
Many of my friends came up to me and told me how much I have come into myself, but I also noticed that this community has also really come into itself. You've become so open and inclusive in the work you do, and it's only going to get better. I'm so proud of this community, and I am honored and humbled to be part of it.
I can not wait until next year. The Dragons have spoken through us, and they have told us what our work is to be. It's time to get WILD!
Jenn Nicholson MacKay, Gathering 2018
Thank you all for such an amazing weekend. It was my privilege to play for you, and talk to you with my stringed voice. I have never felt so excepted and safe before to really be me, in both my silence and my laughter. I have missed the laughter most, so thank you all from the very bottom of my heart for bringing that back into my life.❤️
“Bidh sinn gad fhaicinn” - we shall meet again
Ps- if u miss listening to my harp music you can find it on iTunes and Spotify under my name! Enjoy
The Other Dave, Gathering 2018
I would like to say that I also had a great time this year.
Even though I struggle with depression, I felt included and welcomed by all.
I try to help and participate where ever I can weather by word, drum, or deed.
I truly appreciate the inclusive feeling that was ever-present throughout our time there. I can only hope we all make it to next year and bring some more friends with us to share the magic that's... sasamat.
Elven Deb, Gathering 2018
The weekend felt like a great big >HUG< to me Lovely warm and welcoming. New friends and old.
I look forward to seeing you all next year (if not sooner) and the friends you bring.