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NJ Gathering October!

Postby The Madame X » Wed Sep 10, 2014 11:22 pm

Those of you interested in planing ahead... Wulfsunus and I plan on hosting a gathering in NJ around Samhain .... start saving for a trip to see us. Details are forthcoming.
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Re: NJ Gathering October!

Postby LaRue » Thu Sep 11, 2014 10:47 pm

Ahh, this sound fun!!
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Re: NJ Gathering October!

Postby The Madame X » Thu Oct 16, 2014 2:10 pm

Samhain Season 2014
Official Event Calendar for House of the Dreaming Hudson Clutch


Saturday, October 25

12:00pm - North Jersey Halloween/Spiritual Pride Fair featuring the bands: Imbolg & Night Gallery live 2014
https://www.facebook.com/events/710786325663132/?ref=4
Skyline Lake Fire Department in Ringwood, NJ
(Free Admission)

7:00pm - The North Jersey Literary Series presents American Poet: Brett Rutherford plus Open Mic Hosted by Paul Nash and Denise LaNeve
Classic Quiche Café - 330 Queen Anne Road, Teaneck, NJ
(Suggested $10 purchase)


Sunday, October 26
7/8pm - Dracula Untold at an IMAX cinema in NJ TBA (most likely in Union County) https://www.amctheatres.com/movies/dracula-untold
Join NJ Bloodlines and House of the Dreaming for this group event.
(Ticket price TBA)


Monday 27 – Thursday 30
10am – 1pm (exact days TBA) Tour 3 NYC Museums with Madame X - Contact Madame X to join in.

Metropolitan Musum of Art – Special Exhibit: Death Becomes Her A Century of Mourning Attire http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/li ... 014/death-
becomes-her
1000 5th Ave, NYC (suggested donation)

Museum of Natural History – Special focus on the permanent exhibition: Human Origins and Cultural Halls http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/permane ... ns-indians
79th Street and Central Park West, NYC (suggested donation)

Gugenheim Museum – Special Exhibit: Alberto Burri: The Trauma of Painting http://www.guggenheim.org/new-york/exhi ... f-painting
1071 5th Ave, NYC (suggested donation)


Thursday, October 30th
7PM - Celebrate Mischief Night with Ritual, Victuals and Libations Hosted by Madame X and Herr Wulfsunus.
Join House of the Dreaming in Fort Lee, NJ
Event is by Invitation Only (All HotD Members, Dedicants and Black Swans are encouraged to attend).


Friday, October 31st
10PM - 1980s Thriller Halloween Party!
Cash Prize for Best Costume! 80s Horror Movies and DJs Spin The Best of Goth, Industrial, 80s/new wave, and Hard Industrial http://qxtsnightclub.com/discount/
QXT's 248 Mulberry Street, Newark, NJ
($10 at the door 21 and over with ID Ladies FREE Before 11pm w/$4 Drink - $8 coupon)
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Re: NJ Gathering October!

Postby The Madame X » Wed Oct 29, 2014 3:45 am

That House of the Dreaming Hudson Clutch will be hosting its Samhain Feast and Ritual on Thursday, October 30th at 7PM at an undisclosed NJ location.
We will Celebrate Mischief, Freedom and New Beginnings with Ritual, Victuals and Libations !
Hosted by Madame X and Herr Wulfsunus with Hesperus, BlackWolf and Miss LaRue.
Please note this event is by Invitation Only (All HotD Members, Dedicants and Black Swans are encouraged to attend).
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Re: NJ Gathering October!

Postby The Madame X » Sun Nov 02, 2014 3:06 pm

The Hudson Clutch celebrated Mischief Night on Thursday, October 30th with a Feast and Ritual.
12 of us Celebrated Mischief, Freedom and New Beginnings with an array of libations brought forth by all participants, a lovely meal prepared by Miss LaRue, a Ritual Space Forged by Herr Wulfsunus, Blackwolf and Finna, and a working collaboratively written by Hesperus and I.
BethAthena, Asif, Rick Wells, Daniella, Rhea and Alex joined Herr Wulfsunus, Blackwolf, Finna, Miss LaRue, Hesperus and I to let go of what binds us to mediocrity and free our hearts, lighten our spirit, so that we may reach our dream potential as we called upon Ancients and the Forces of Nature that surrounded us. At the closing of the ritual we had a special toast to hone in the energy of all of us present, as well as our Dreaming Family who could not be with us. May you never thirst!
I hoe you will enjoy the small token of our thank you and that thru it you recall our night together and our family with warmth and fondness.
Thank you all for joining us!
And thank you Khan, Nyx, Lady Sequanna, and Kate for calling in :)
House Members and Dedicants, you have mail ;)
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Re: NJ Gathering October!

Postby Hesperus » Sun Nov 02, 2014 3:31 pm

The Mischief Night New Beginnings ritual was a great success! Energies of liberation, communion, and creativity swirled around and through us, igniting us within, and converting our burdens into fuel for our individual passions :D Celebrating our connections with House members and Dedicants--whether corporeally present for the ceremony or spiritually contributing their support and inspiration from across the globe--filled the ritual space with undeniable sparks of excitement. I look forward to seeing what we all do with our newly enhanced senses of freedom and encouragement :D
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Re: NJ Gathering October!

Postby The Madame X » Mon Nov 03, 2014 4:26 pm

Samhain Season 2014
Event Recap for House of the Dreaming Hudson Clutch

Our official outings began Saturday, October 25. Miss LaRue and I attended the North Jersey Halloween/Spiritual Pride Fair. We met with Finna who was volunteering to help with the event and enjoyed several speakers on herbs, oils and the paranormal, plus music by the bands Imbolg & Night Gallery! It was a day well spent amidst the charming fall foliage, talented craftspeople and like minded friends.
That same evening Wulfsunus, Mis LaRue and I also attended The North Jersey Literary Series presentation with American Poet Brett Rutherford Hosted by our friends Paul Nash and Denise LaNeve. Mr. Rutherford invited me to do a cold reading of his new Poem "Young Girl's Prayer to Eos" (it was quite an honor to enbody Medea!), Wulfsunus also participated in the Open Mic with some of his best seasonal pieces. We enjoyed a lovely evening at Classic Quiche Café with delightful edibles for both the pallet and the spirit.

On Sunday, October 26 HotD joins the NJ Chapter of Bloodlines International to watch Dracula Untold. It was a smaller group than expected and... perhaps the movie too could have been a bit more profound, but there were some great thrilling moments and plenty of bats to go around! Thank you Sarah, Torrin, Asif, Miss LaRue and Herr Wulfsunus for joining me!

During the rather harried week, Miss LaRue and I did manage to meander thru Palisades Interstate Park among nature and spend some quality time at the Museum of Natural History in NYC. We dedicated special attention to the Spider Exhibit and to the permanent Cultural Halls exhibitions namely the pacific tribes and their sorcery. Of note was a small statue I believe you all would appreciate, of a woman in ceremonial attire nursing an undetermined animal (canine, feline or even a pig). I'm hoping Miss LaRue may post a picture :)

On Thursday, October 30th we celebrated Mischief Night with Ritual, Victuals and Libations with Family and Friends. 12 of us Celebrated Mischief, Freedom and New Beginnings with an array of libations brought forth by all participants, a lovely meal was prepared by Miss LaRue, a Ritual Space forged by Herr Wulfsunus, Blackwolf and Finna, and a working collaboratively written by Hesperus and I. BethAthena, Asif, Rick Wells, Daniella, Rhea and Alex joined Herr Wulfsunus, Blackwolf, Finna, Miss LaRue, Hesperus and I to let go of what binds us to mediocrity and free our hearts, lighten our spirit, so that we may reach our dream potential as we called upon Ancients and the Forces of Nature that surrounded us. At the closing of the ritual we had a special toast to hone in the energy of all of us present, as well as our Dreaming Family who could not be with us. May you never thirst! I hope all in attendance will enjoy the small token of our thank you and that thru it you may recall our night together and our Family with warmth and fondness. Thank you all for joining us! And thank you Khan, Nyx, Lady Sequanna, and Kate for calling in.

Finally Samhain proper arrived on Friday, October 31st! After the obligatory Trik'o'treating, Miss LaRue´s inimitable artistic talents turned me into a very green Orion Slave Girl! Together with Hesperus, Gen Rossi, Finna and Herr Wulfsunus we attended the 1980s Thriller Halloween Bash at QXT´s! The Hall was packed with familiar and unrecognizable faces but I found a place to dance on the platform and on the stage. Noone can stop and Orion Slave Girl with a purpose. Wulfsunus was Captain Pike (which noone recognized lol) and Finna was a beautiful Victorian Vampire! We did not enter the Costume Contest, but the Cash Prize winners were a Female Loki with a splendid leather costume and metal headdress, and a SteamPunk Professor, both dressed in amazing detail! We finally arrived home at about 4AM with great big smiles and forever memories :)

Saturday it was a slow rainy day. We all Missed Miss LaRue´s warmth and edibles as she flew back home. We decided to head to the Monster Golf Arcade in Paramus. Hesperus was the mini-golf champion! Wulfunus and I struggled to keep up with him lol This guy is amazing with his stick!!

Sunday Gen Rossi, Hesperus and I spend the afternoon strolling about the Metropolitan Musum of Art's Cloisters. So much culture, art and intricate detail – We spent some time with the Unicorn Tapestries and in the Treasury. And look! Pomegranates everywhere! It was a pretty cold day, too cold to really enjoy the gardens, unfortunately.
That evening, Hesperus and I joined Asif at the Museum of Interesting Things Secret Speakeasy, where we discovered movies and recordings of the early 1920´s with Denny Daniels our animated host! His amazing collection of gadgets, inventions and technological marvels of the early 20th century offered all of us the opportunity to touch the past. Afterward, the night was still young and Asif escorted us as we bar-hopped thru Soho. Shade and the Keybar were atmospheric and friendly stops. Thank you Asif for showing us around!

Pictures are coming soon!
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