SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 12-2
“In the process of soul making, we can visit our depths over and over, and with each turn of the spiral, gain deeper wisdom and peace.” Hallie Austin
At Autumn Equinox, day and night are once again equal—for a moment balanced—but we can feel the winds of change as we travel into the dark cycle of the year. This ceremony, led by gwendolyn Endicott, will focus on finding balance within the dance of polarities.
In a time when the meaning of Truth and Justice have become blurred, we will dwell with the ancient Egyptian goddess, Ma’at, Guardian of the Justice and Truth of the Universe. Ma’at leads us to the understanding that “…the oldest meaning of Truth is Balance and it is called by the name of Earth: maat, matter, mother. Our ancestors knew that in her cycles and systems, Earth teaches us of balance in change. In Egyptian mythology “seeing” this balance was the basis of wisdom. The mother syllable “ma” meant “to see”; in hieroglyphics, it was an eye.” (THE SPINNING WHEEL, Gwendolyn Endicott)
Ma’at does not promise that there will be no darkness. She provides the vision to “see” while traveling through the darkness. Truth and Kindness are Her compass on this journey.
Ceremony begins at noon. Come a bit early rather than late. There is no charge but donations for the maintenance of the forest sanctuary are greatly appreciated. Questions: Gwendolyn@nehalemtel.net or 503-368-6389