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.
HOLY DAY CEREMONY: LAMMAS
Thursday, August 1, 12-2
Wanderland Rainforest Iseum
“The Earth Mother is the mysterious power that awakens everything to Life…” (3rd c. Rome)
This mid-summer Holy Day is a celebration of Summer’s fruition, the “first harvest.” At this time, we give gratitude for the Beauty and abundance of Earth. She is the goddess we live with every day. From Her we receive the gift of Life. From Her we understand the magic of Regeneration. In Her we see Beauty, Intelligence, and Design. She is called by many names. Her European names include Urth, Hertha, Eartha, Erda—Earth. She is so present that sometimes we forget and think we don’t need Her, or that She exists simply for us to use.
This Holy Day Ceremony, led by gwendolyn Endicott, will focus on the Sacredness and Beauty of the goddess Hertha, our Earth Mother. There is no charge but donations toward the forest sanctuary are greatly appreciated. For more information on Wanderland Rainforest Iseum see wanderlandrainforest.org Questions: Gwendolyn@nehalemtel.net