Coven Oldenwilde's 17th Annual Samhain (Halloween) Public Witch Ritual
was held Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, from 8-10 pm in downtown Asheville, NC. This year's rite was a Flash Rite Pub Moot with Mummers' Play
— a short, humorous, poignant play about the seasonal death and rebirth of John Barleycorn, spirit of hops and grains, that we performed at three brewpubs in downtown Asheville — The Thirsty Monk, Jack of the Wood, and Hannah Flanagan's — and rehearsed in West Asheville at Tolliver's Crossing.
In this photo album you'll see pictures of the pub performances, the costumed mummers' ceremonial processions along downtown Asheville's reveler-crowded main streets, and the culminating Spiral Dance around the famous Magnolia trees we saved. You can follow our cast of mummer characters — the Witch, John Barleycorn, Death, the Healer, Ol' Charmer, the Priestesses, the Fool.
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