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.
June 21, Thursday, 12-2
At Wanderland Rainforest Iseum
Traditionally, the Holy Day of Summer Solstice is a celebration of the fullness of life—the warmth and abundance that the summer sun brings to the land and to our spirits. In this Summer Solstice ceremony, we will go back more than 3,000 years to the stories and myths surrounding Sirius (Sothis), a star that “rose from the underworld” around the time of the Solstice, and whose radiance and beauty were so great that in Egyptian mythology, it was said to emanate the “Soul of Isis.”
This ceremony, led by Gwendolyn Endicott, is a celebration of Isis, the Mother and Heart of the Universe, and includes a meditation harmonizing our heart beat with the heart beat of the Great Mother. Pam Tillson will accompany the meditation on the drum. We will call on Isis to help us open our hearts in gratitude and to bring fullness and healing to us and to the Earth.
Ceremony begins at noon. There is no charge, but donations toward maintenance of the Forest Sanctuary are greatly appreciated. For more information contact Gwendolyn@nehalemtel.net