Wanderland Iseum honors the eight seasonal Holy Days with ceremony from 12-2 on the days listed below. These natural turning points in the Earth’s cycle have been celebrated by people of many cultures throughout time. At these junctures, the energy alignment of sun, moon, and earth is particularly powerful.
These seasonal cycles form the basis of myth, ritual, planting customs, and our understanding of birth, growth, death, and renewal. Honoring the continuous cycles of nature brings us into a closer relationship with the living Earth.
For a more detailed description of a Holy Day Ceremony, check our calendar about three weeks prior to the date of the Holy Day.
At Wanderland Rainforest Iseum
“May the Beauty I love become what I do.”
We stand at the Gateway of Spring; Dark and Light are momentarily balanced. After Spring Equinox, every day is brighter than the one before as Earth blossoms into Spring. At Wanderland, skunk cabbage pushes up through the bogs like golden ears—opening to the song of the early morning birds. The plants on the forest floor awaken. It is a time of rapid growth and change. What is unfurling in you? What are you dreaming into form? How do you find balance in change?
The Greeks named the Star Goddess– Astraea. She is the Essence of Beauty and Balance. In Her right hand, She holds the Scales of Truth and Justice; in Her left, She holds the sword that cuts through ignorance. But the people forgot Her; they could no longer see Her. And so, the story goes, She left the Earth.
In this Holy Day Ceremony, led by Gwendolyn Endicott, we will focus on the ancient meanings of Balance and Beauty and how they form a foundation for envisioning the new growth of the future. The Ceremony will contain myth, story, and ritual.
There is no charge but suggested donations of $10-20 toward the maintenance of the forest sanctuary are welcome. The ceremony starts at noon. Please do not come late. Questions: contact Gwendolyn@nehalemtel.net or 503-368-6389. For more information on Wanderland Sanctuary and Iseum, go to our website: wanderlandrainforest.org