kakurowski (kakurowski) wrote in md_pagans,

Infinite Stars Chapter Field Trip to Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA

Longwood Gardens Field Trip, Ritual and Tarot Trump Scavenger Hunt

hosted by Infinite Stars Chapter Rose Croix
Saturday, July 16, 2011

9:30am – 4pm



Exquisite flowers, majestic trees, an extravagant conservatory, a starlit theatre, fresh summer bounty, whimsical tree houses and thunderous fountains await you in magical Longwood Gardens, a horticultural showstopper where the gardening arts are encased in classic forms and enhanced by modern technology.


Infinite Stars Chapter welcomes you to an earthly manifestation of the sphere of beauty. This is a family-friendly event for OTO members and non-members alike. Be sure not to miss the impressive Italian Water Garden and delightful Children's Garden, a joy for all ages!



$26 adults

$16 kids

Kids under 4 are free!


Pay at the Paypal links below or at a scheduled William Blake Lodge event.


The cost includes garden admission, continental breakfast and the Garden of Nemo aeythric ritual. Transportation and lunch are not included.



Full refunds for cancellations are available by July 11, 2011. We are unfortunately unable to extend refunds for cancellations received after this date (including no shows).



9:30am             Meet at main entrance for admission ticket. Don’t be late.


10:00am           Arrival and Continental Breakfast

                           Founder’s Room


10:30am           Orientation and the Garden of Nemo Aethyric Ritual

                           Founder’s Room


2:00pm           Informal Group Lunch

                         (Open seating, pay on own)

                         Terrace Restaurant

Aethyric Ritual - The Garden of Nemo:

After continental breakfast, our day at Longwood Gardens kicks off with an opening ceremony that reimagines the four elements of any garden—vegetation, water, air and light—in terms of Enochian magick.  Nemo is the name of the Master of Temple, who “is hidden under the earth and tends his garden,” and “The Garden of Nemo” is the name given in Aleister Crowley’s The Vision and the Voice to the 13th Aethyr of the Enochian cosmos.  A ceremonial reenactment of Crowley’s visionary experience will allow participants to perceive the garden as a metaphor for the metaphysical Great Work, and take the spirit of this working—both literally and figuratively—with them into their visit to Longwood Gardens.

Tarot Trump Scavenger Hunt

Use your wits, senses and imagination to find correspondences to the 22 Tarot trumps throughout the garden. You’ll write down what you think fits and why. Bring a camera and photo document your experience. Cheat sheets provided.

Longwood Gardens

1001 Longwood Road

Kennett Square, PA 19348





Participants should pack sunblock, sunglasses, a hat and water. Good walking shoes are a must!




Public transportation is available via AMTRAK (Wilmington, DE station). Shuttle service required from station. Please call Delaware Express at 302.454.7800. Advanced reservations required.



Parking at Longwood Gardens is free.

Adults: $26 Pay here
Kids: $16 Pay here
Kids under 4 are free!



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