At Wanderland Rainforest Iseum

Wednesday, May 1, 12-2

Sing, feast, dance, make music and love, all in My presence. For Mine is the ecstasy of Spirit and Mine also is joy on Earth. For my law is Love unto all beings.”   From the Charge o the Goddess

At Beltane we celebrate the joys of being alive! I fantasize flowers, May baskets, garlands, dancing in the sun! It is mid-Spring, after all.  In this coastal rainforest, however, it is still chill and the rains keep coming. The garden is a bog—skunk cabbage pushes up in the beds. Yet, in a moment of sun, the forest glows with psychedelic green—oxalis, trillium, and fern return like old friends. Suddenly it seems that everything is radiant with new leaves.

In the old cultures, people believed that when we give each other love and pleasure, the whole Earth is pleased. Flowers bloom brighter; birds sing more joyously, and the body of Earth is fertile, for Earth is a living being and all her creatures are part of her body. The veil between worlds is thin on Beltane; Nature Spirits come close, waiting for the moment when we are able to see.

What does the power of Love bring alive in you? What growth does it engender?

This ceremony will be led by gwendolyn Endicott. There is no charge . However, suggested donations of $10-$20 toward the maintenance of the rainforest sanctuary are greatly appreciated.  Questions: call gwendolyn 503-368-6389 or gwendolyn@nehalemtel.net


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