The great secrets and teachings of the 'Women's Mysteries' - the wisdom of the cycles of the Earth, the Moon, our lives and the menstrual cycle; how to live according to the seasons, the moon phases and your menstrual cycle; understanding and flowing with the transformational potential of the menstrual cycle, of pregnancy and of birth. Connecting with the Divine Feminine and the shamanic journey of the feminine cycle - menstruation, pregnancy, childbirth, menopause.

Monday, May 3, 2010

EarthDance Samhain Gathering 2010

We honoured and celebrated the seasonal sabbat of Samhain, Hallowe'en, in the dark, under the starlit night and a waning moon. Dressed in scary costumes, the likely suspects arrived with carved pumpkins and photos of their departed loved ones for the altar.

We honoured our ancestors and the turning of the wheel of the year, scryed in the crystal ball, burned our fears away and then played traditional Hallowe'en games - eating donuts hanging from strings with no hands and bobbing for apples.

In the dark, with the campfire glowing we feasted on pumpkin and autumn vegetable soup, damper, sausages and pumpkin tarts. Then finally! - we got to handing out the treats.
Lots of fun.

The gathering was a perfect melding of suitably solemn and riotous fun. And we all were reminded of the inevitability of endings, of death, and our responsibility to be Present and in full awareness of the sweetness of life.

Blessed Be.

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