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    Saturday, July 28, 2007

    Save Asheville's Magnolia Tree


    Please show up at Asheville City Hall on August 2 at 7 PM

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Local Witches to Publicly Spell to Save Asheville's Magnolia Tree

    Asheville, NC -- Spiritual activist group Coven Oldenwilde has issued an open call for area Nature-lovers, Pagans, and Wiccans to join them in publicly casting magic spells to stop a developer from destroying one of Asheville's most beloved flourishing icons — the majestic Magnolia tree in front of City Hall.

    Buncombe County Commissioners have drawn much ire from residents when the media recently revealed that they sold the public park land the grand old tree calls home to a developer with plans to cut it down or remove it to an undisclosed location.

    Led by High Priestess Lady Passion (Dixie Deerman) and High Priest *Diuvei (Steven Rasmussen), the group will encircle the area, give the tree offerings to reinforce its resistance to perishing by chaimsaw, and chant Barbarous Words of Power to thwart the developer.

    "The tree clearly thrives where it is, and could be mortally injured if yanked up by its roots," notes Lady Passion.

    "Everyone loves this august Magnolia," *Diuvei adds. "It's a vibrant part of our lives, from seeking shelter from the sun and rain beneath it, to dancing around it during Shindig on the Green."

    "The merit of any society rests in how it protects its defenseless -- the young, the old, and the natural," Lady Passion states.

    The rite is slated to take place near the Wiccan Sabbat of Lammas, Friday, August 3rd at 7 PM in front of the Asheville's city hall. All reverent folk are invited to participate.

    WHEN: Friday August 2nd (the Lammas Sabbat) at 7 PM
    WHERE: Downtown Asheville by the Courthouse
    CONTACT: Coven Oldenwilde, Asheville, NC 828-251-0343 oldenwilde@aol.com


    * UPDATED: Photo Credit

    2 comments:

    Shannon said...

    Do you have a photo that you can publish? People that *love* Asheville that now live far away would love to send it good thoughts. Shannon (former Asheville resident stuck up North)

    piercj2 said...

    "Local Witches to Publicly Spell to Save Asheville's Magnolia Tree"

    Please tell me this is a joke. Local witches casting a spell to save a tree? Give me a break. Find a real cause and support that instead. There are homeless people and starving children right in your back yard.