Heathen gang

Heathen Gang 2019

‘Connection’ is this year’s theme at the Heathen Gang field. Connection with the elements, the sun connecting with the moon and the mystery connecting us humans with it all.

Below you will find that we’ve put together a great programme for you with all sorts of workshops, rituals, drum circles and many more. We love to meet you in one of the workshops or just welcome you into our pagan village to celebrate the joy of life.

Be welcome on behalf of all Heathen Gang members!

You will find the Heathen Gang at the same spot as last year, very central and connected within the trees (check out the Castlefest map for the exact location).

Opening Ceremony and Drum Circle

Every day we will start the day off by Opening Ceremony at 11.15h. The Heathen Gang members also organise a beautiful Drum Circle at 15.ooh. Every day a different group will lead the Opening Circle and Drum Circle, with a different theme.

We regard our Heathen Gang area as a village, where its villages come together every day to celebrate life and connect with joy and love. The rhythm of the drums feels like the beating of your heart and the movement and sounds will spread the energy through your veins. Do you want to experience this? Come dance along and follow your rhythm within the drum sounds. 

Openings Ceremony:
Friday: Gabslichthuis
Saturday: Centrum Innerpeace
Sunday: De Negen Werelden

Drum circle:
Friday: Margo Awanata
Saturday: Centrum Innerpeace
Sunday: The Pagan Lady


Friday evening program

On Friday we have a new evening program, will you join us?

We start the evening with an exiting Castlefest Werewolves game led by the Ravens inn. Marjolijn and Ko will play some cozy tunes after the game and we will finish the night with singing mantras at the bonfire, guided by Margo Awanata. Be welcome in this connection.


Friday evening program:

19.30h: Castlefest Werewolves game led by Ravens Inn

20.00h: Music at the Bonfire with Marjolijn & Ko

20.30h: Mantra singing guided by Margo Awanata, Path of the priestess and Heathen Gang members




Next to coordinating the Heathen Gang, Gabs has been a versatile freelancer for years and she works as an EMDR/Journey/ Emotion therapist and coach in her private practice for several years. Like previous years, Gabs and her elves are giving healing workshops, so come and join them!

12.15h: Healing sound workshop with connection ritual (Hapi and singing bowls)

13.15h: crafting: intuitive Rune drawing workshop 
Special kids workshop: children are more to welcome to craft their own Elf Magic Wand.

14.15h: Gabs Elves Healing Hour -the place to reload yourself by Element healing or several other healing methods by Gabs elves.

16.15h: Healing sound workshop – Ever had the need to let your voice out during meditation or healings sounds? This is your moment! Gabs will guide you through the healing sounds of the elements and you can join or be still, connect with the sounds: and it’s healing, magical and fun!

The Pagan Lady

Once again you will find a tent dedicated to the path of the witch at the Heathen Gang: The Pagan Lady.

We can tell you the story of Lughnassad, the season we celebrate during Castlefest. You are welcome every day to craft with us, receive a personal reading with various divination methodes. Cards, stones, wood, runen. Or participate in a palmreading or photo-reading.

Our team of wise witches will provide workshops

– A very interesting workshop about the symbols we use in the craft.
– The secrets of the Leylines and earth rays
– Which story are your hands telling you about your character
– The message of the crystals and semi-precious stones
– A trance journey to meet your totem animal
– Making a powerful talisman connected with the wicker of this year
– Saturday only: two guided meditations in the spirit of Merlin.

Feel verywelcome! Enjoy the power within and the connection with nature

Sanna van Bentveld: Shamanic Healing

A powerful opportunity, back in balance!

Shamanic healing, reading, Workshop: Mindfulness for kids

Shamanic healing:
In a healing, I make contact with the body through the laying on of hands and I by doing this I sense every layer to see which ones have energy flowing or are blocked. Stress, sadness and pain can cause energy not to flow like it should be, causing it to block. A healing can help with this. During the treatment it will become clear what you need and can handle at that moment. I work with lightenergy. I have noticed that people are shining again right after a treatment and that they are feeling more rested.  Important for people with severe physical complaints is the realisation that a healer is not a healer of serious diseases, but he or she can guide you in dealing with the complaints and possibly relieve the pain.

For a reading I open up and I make contact with angels / guides where I get messages that are about what is going on in your life at that particular moment. Know that everything happens in Love, compassion and equality. Multiple treatments guarantee a profound flow in your system. Feel balanced!

Mindfulness for children:
Mindfulness is consciousness of your surroundings. Life is often busy and rushed nowadays. By practising you learn to be open and with a more friendly attitude to accept yourself as you are.

Does the above appeal to you and do you want to experience it? If you want further information, you can check my website. I am looking forward to welcome you in the healing tent at the Heathen Gang.

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De Heks en de Krijger (The Witch and the Warrior)

Join us for a spiritual journey with the Witch and the Warrior

Warriors Journey by Peter                                                                                          

Warriors of today! Join us on the battlefield to encounter your personal fight.                                                    
For men only!

Saturday and Sunday 2.00 pm.

 Workshop Children of the Earth by Ingeborg                                                                    

You are beautiful
You are of value!
Who are you?
Come explore with us.

For kids from 5 to 12 years old

Friday, Saturday and Sunday 1.00 pm.

Peter en Ingeborg are qualified in guiding people in recovery and development processes for years. Discovering yourself is a central feature. Peter is a registered coach and Ingeborg works as a  Mindfulness trainer.

Want to know more about the Heathen Gang program? Read all about it here.




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Path of the Priestess

Connection, deepening, strength, love and passion at the Path of the Priestess

Margo Awanata and Emelie Manawa, together with the other priestesses and priests of the Goddess Temple, will once again offer a beautiful program.

Want to sacrifice something for the Wickerman, but don’t have a clue of what to sacrifice? Drop by and create your own sacrifice bag. 
Consult the oracle, or drop by for a wonderful healing, a good conversation or a relaxing meditation. Of course you are very welcome to join us in one of the rituals or workshops. Will we meet you at Castlefest? 

Read more about the Heathen Gang program here.

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Ravens Inn

Werewolves of Castlefest
At Castlefest it is teeming with werewolves. Now we need your help to teach those werewolves a lesson. Saturday evening at 19.30h we play Werewolves of Castlefest in a unique setting around the comfy campfire.

Wolf dance
Be guided in our Inn by the sound of drums and your own body. In this enticing meditation you will meet your inner wolf. Let the drums guide you at 12:00 or 16:00h (on Friday, Saturday and Sunday).

New Moon ritual
One wish for the new moon, to burn for the full moon. Craft a wooden offering amulet with a wish for the Wickerman. Draw a Sigil and brew Full Moon incense to make your wish come true during the Full Moon. Come by Ravens Inn all day for the New Moon ritual.

The Woodcarver from Ravens Inn would like to help you make a beautiful jewelry box. Fortunately, this busy man will be available for you the entire day.

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Rosa Mare

Visit the Rune oracle at the Heathen Gang

The first symbolic signs to express thoughts with were called runes, which originated from the gothic word “Runa”, meaning secret.

Each symbolic rune sign is a storage for intuitive knowledge, and it takes insight and knowledge to read the stones clearly and articulate them to the outsider.

If I am interpreting my stones, I always note how it fascinates people, especially by the pureness of the stones with their signs.

Meet with the old ritual of the rune stones. They provide wisdom and insight.

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De Negen Werelden

Visit De Negen Werelden (The Nine Worlds) to learn all about Asatru

De Negen Werelden is an enthusiastic group of heathens who, as an asatru-union, has the aim to provide a safe haven to asatruar and to those who are interested in Asatru.

We do this by holding rituals and celebrations, giving interviews, workshops and explanations and being a contact site for every interested party.

Come and visit our booth at the Heathen Gang for a fun conversation, information, rune interpretation, participation in one of our activities, or, perhaps, a sip of mead.

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De Groene Godin

Like previous years, there are lots of awesome spirituality workshops at the Groene Godin (Green Goddess) tent.

Visit us for: 

– Finding a connection with the didgeridoo sound meditation by Wim, every day at 13.00h

– Create a herbal bag or knot a witch cord by Paula, daily at 14.00h

– Move consciously to get a deeper connection with yourself with Desiree, every day at 17.00h

You are also very welcome to visit us during the day for Wishing upon an apple or a magical reading. 

We are looking forward meeting you at the Groene Godin and the other Heathen Gang activities! 

Paul & Roser

Visit Paul and Roser to discover more about Munay Ki

We invite you to discover Munay Ki and experience one of the nine rites of the Munay Ki.

Munay means love
Ki means energy or power

A loving, creative and profound healing process which allows you to feel and be the person you are deep within.



In use of some (mental) support? Yoka welcomes you for a magical healing. 

Yoka is a magical woman, who is strongly connected with nature. She helped many people with her skilled hands during the years. We’re very glad to welcome Yoka at the Heathen Gang.

She is a national and international Lokai Shiatsu Therapist and is also working with diverse healing methods, which she uses in the healing tent.

Are you dealing with acute physical complaints (like a sore back) or can you use some mental support? Yoka would love to see you in the Healing tent. Yoka and the rest of the Heathen Gang are there to welcome you!



Innerpeace, where the paths of the Shaman and the Priestess meet.

Innerpeace offers a Shamans journey to contact Mother Earth. In our workshops we offer a Shaman trance journey where you can meet your power animal or your power name. The vibrations of the drum make sure you come to rest.

The oracle of the priestess is there for you to contact the mystery. Join the Cube, the ancient oracle. Magic of the 11th offers the moment of transformation, from the student to the master. We love to celebrate our 11th edition with you.

Want to know more about the Heathen Gang program? Check it out here.