SUMMER SOLSTICE, CEREMONY AND WORKSHOP
EARTH IS SINGLE MINDED. . . .She is
purposeful, proactive, results orientated.
Her focus, Her objectives change with each
Season. Summer is Her Season to work, to grow
her crops of the year. Summer too is our easy
time to work our purpose, our projects, our
personal undertakings for this good year. Summer
is our time to create value in our lives, so
that the Creator might invest the Life Force
in us for yet another year. Come, Remember,
Come join Mother Earth in working our common
fields of consciousness in this good Summer
Season. Come work with the Sacraments of this
scarlet Summer Season; Father Fire of the Sun,
the Old Ones of the South, the Green Corn People.
ONCE AGAIN, it's one of those
times when we get separated. We get disconnected
from our Heritage; disconnected from the Life
Force, disconnected from the Earth, from each
other, from our true selves, from reason. Soon
then, the crusades, the wars begin.
IN CEREMONY, we'll remember
our Heritage, the Heritage of the Earth, the
Heritage of our Peoples, your personal Heritage
too. In Ceremony we'll recognize the
shallowness of "living in the now".
In Ceremony we'll reconnect with Heritage.
In Ceremony we'll regain our Power to
grow our Lives, to grow our Souls, to live
Totally, in this wonderful, marvelous, good
and TIME: Sunday, June 24, 2007; we
will begin PROMPTLY at 4:00 pm.
chairs, cushions, wood for the Fire, Ceremony
stuff, drinking fluids. Note that Clique Sticks
will be provided so that everyone "will
have a drum". No alcohol, drugs, or pets.
PLEASE COME EARLY and help set up the poles and
ribbons. Donations are encouraged and much appreciated.
JOIN US, after Ceremony, in a delightful
sit down dinner of "Seed to Plate" local
whole foods provided by The Turtle Lane Café,
at a cost of $12, RSVP.
Interstate route I-80, take exit 158, follow
ALTERNATIVE PA 220 south. Go 9.5 miles, passing
the Keystone Glider Port on your left, after
another 0.5 mile, turn right onto "Julian
Woods Lane", follow the "Turtle" signs.
INFORMATION & RSVP: John;
814.355.9401; Debbie, 814.353.1270; or Email
Sunny at email@example.com
JOSEPH: for program details and free
information about our work: TEL:
570.454.6491, or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo by Copyright Leslie Robin 2006. "Corn
Planting Ceremony, Mahoning Valley CSA".
"HEALING THRU SPIRIT WORK: THE TECHNOLOGY
OF THE SACRED. . . " Joseph J. Burinsky AIA, Shamanic
Nationally Certified Bereavement
Facilitator and Palliative Care Specialist.
Rock Shamanic Drum Circle
Summer Solstice Celebration
Sunday, June 24, 2007
6.30 pm on.....
The members of the Circle as well as community members were invited to walk the Labyrinth in silent meditation inside the Rock Church building, at their own pace and time.
At 8.30 pm a large fire was built in the circle
of rocks outside and we gathered drumming and
sounding our Animals. Helping Spirits were summoned
from four directions. The evening was still and
the air was soft. Multitude of birds were still
singing in the trees and chimney swifts were
gathering in their aerial antics above our circle.
We drummed the Sun down and continued drumming
and journeying and sending our individual prayers
to the Spirit of Fire and Smoke to circle the
Earth. We envisioned that the smoke from our
fire was joining with all the fires around the
globe for healing of the Earth.
We felt the Spirit
presence strongly: This land was used for many
years in the past by Native Americans as their
summer fishing/hunting ground. Many artifacts
can still turn up when the fields are plowed.
As the darkness began to fall and the stars
popped out one by one and the moon had a color
of bright gold, we were treated to an amazing
light show of fire-flies in the tall grass surrounding
the area. The very air above the grasses sparkled
After our feast of food, we dispersed
, some for a drive home through the dark forest
roads. Some still lingered by the fire. We all
felt the Blessing from this celebration.
Submitted by Pirkko Millerpirkko@embarqmail.com