Church of the Wild - Honoring Death
Time & Location
About the Event
We will gather together for Samhain, an ancient Celtic fire festival, and All Soul's Day, to honor death as part of the cycle of life, remember those who have crossed the threshold to the other side and to honor and release those things within us or in our lives that no longer serve us and are asking to be let go of.
We will begin with an early potluck supper, observing silence for most of it. Please bring something to share along with your own place settings (we'll have some spare paper plates in case you don't have something reuseable) and water bottle. The rest of our time will include a fire, ceremony, a twilight wandering, and a ritual of walking through a threshold together into a space to remember and honor those who have gone before us and/or what is calling to be let go of within. Please bring an object (picture, photo, something from your home or from nature) to place on the altar that symbolizes this. There will be a time to name these honorings, either within yourself or with the rest of us.
We will begin at the day use picnic area at the covered shelter with stone fireplace. This is at the first parking lot on the left you come to after about 1.5 mi up the gravel Hone Quarry Rd. Please be aware there are multiple HUGE potholes along this road, so drive very slowly and with care. Please also bring a chair or mat/blanket (ground may be damp), a journal/pen, and your symbol. Also, dress warmly (beanie/hat, scarf/wrap, gloves, whatever keeps you comfortable), with good outdoor shoes, and perhaps a blanket to wrap in when we sit. Looks like it will be around 50 degrees. It will be dark when we leave so bring a flashlight as well! If you have a lantern we can use, please bring that too.
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