Let us join in harmony and spirit to commemorate being a part of the longest night and shortest day of the year. There are ancient texts that say the Moon gives birth to the Sun after this day.
As above, so below.
As within so without.
Let us explore the cycles of life and the reflection of self. This opportunity presents itself year in and year out to take a dive into self. Embrace the darkness fully.
YOUR JOURNEY will begin with circle space and establishing our sacred container.
We walk the labyrinth as a walking meditation..held by the Tall Ones and the Rock Spirits.
I warmly invite you to come…walk your body…your soul…and be in your own experience.
We will perform a Despacho Ceremony to commune with nature. Each of us will bring only one type of wholefood (nuts, rice, candies, chocolate, fruit…) the logistics of what to bring will be sent to you prior to the day. From our shared bounty we will co create and collaborate a beautiful food and flower mandala to offer the land.
There will be a fire releasing ceremony once dusk nears. I will guide us through a reflections practice and we will have an opportunity to release via burning, dancing, chanting and free expression.
I invite you to bring a lantern. To take from the fire and light your way through the darkness. You can carry this flame home and allow it to burn safely.
Together, we bear witness to the power, majesty and energy of darkness, and its service Earth and the Cosmos.
Prior to the event, you will receive an email with the address and parking recommendations.
Bring layers of clothes, a blanket as we will be mostly outside. (if it is raining, most of the ceremony will be indoors). If the weather is too dangerous, I will cancel and fully refund you.
Your entry ticket includes brewed chai, tea and a home cooked vegetarian supper.
If you have a drum, rattles, musical instruments (including your voice) you’d like to bring and play, you are most welcome!
Children are complimentary.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
The owners of Rose Temple would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which it is built, the Bunurong and the Wurundjeri peoples of the Kulin Nation, and pay our respects to Elders past and present.