The “Dumb Supper” is an old Victorian tradition that comes from the peak of the spiritualist movement in the late 19th and early 20th century Europe. Traces of dining with the dead go back for a millennia and can be found in the Celtic, Scandinavian, Saxon, Southeast Asian, and Mexican peoples.
The Wiccan tradition of the Dumb Supper (also called the “Red Meal” in Traditional Witchcraft) consists of a potluck dinner that is eaten in complete and total silence. Each person should bring a dish that is either important to your family or a favorite food of a beloved deceased person. Once all the food is prepared and everyone is seated, the meal commences in silence at the toll of a bell. During the time of silence, you may eat your meal and then commune with the spirits of your beloved ones if you finish early.
If you can, please bring photos and mementos of your beloved deceased for the altar of the dead.
Dress: Please dress in black. The color black acts as a “battery” for the spirit forces to manifest. Bonus points (that don’t matter) if you dress in black ritual garb!
Registration: This free event is the most popular and high-demand event Firefly holds every year. Capacity will be limited. Registration will open on October 1.
Location: Dash has offered to host again. He and his wife, Megan, have a dog, three cats, and four snakes. The allergic are advised to take their meds, though he and Megan will do their best to corral the animals elsewhere for the dinner portions of the evening.
**Please do not RSVP to the Dumb Supper unless you are 100% certain that you can commit to attending. An RSVP without attending means taking the spot of someone else who’d like to come. Thank you!**