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.
Thursday, December 21, 12-2
“From the Darkness comes the Light”
Ice, snow, winds, and rain sweep the earth as darkness comes earlier each day. Winter Solstice is the longest night of the year. We are in the womb of the Great Mother, the place of dreams and infinite possibilities. From this night on, the sun returns—longer each day, nurturing the seeds of spring that sleep deep in the earth.
Winter Solstice celebrates the presence of Spirit and the power of Hope. At this time, we tend the Hearth and listen to the ancient wisdom stories of Light born from the deepest Dark . We will begin at noon with Sacred Story—a telling of creation myth. The ceremony that follows will focus on the “Radiance in Darkness”—what is the Light that you carry?
This ceremony will be led by gwendolyn Endicott, story teller, author, Priestess. Come a little early, rather than late. Bring a journal. There is no charge, but donations toward the maintenance of the forest sanctuary are greatly appreciated.
Gwendolyn@nehalemtel.net or 503-368-6389