|Nov. 2, 2012 at the Luther Burbank Art and Garden Center, located at 2050 Yulupa Ave. in Santa Rosa. The nearest cross street is Hoen, just up from Whole Foods.
CEREMONY & RITUAL - "Honor for the dead ~ Blessings for the Earth"
The doors open at 7:00; Ritual will begin at 7:45. Costume or ritual garb is encouraged.
Our Samhain ritual will be guided by Leeanen Sidhe. The focus of the ritual will be on honoring those who have passed through the veil this year, opening ourselves to the widom of our ansestors and then sending a blessing spell for the Earth.
The loss of a loved one or friend is never easy. For those of us who are left behind and especially for those of us who held the hand of the dying, death and the grief that follows can be very painful and cause us to sometimes feel angry or leave us with a sense of great emptiness. But if those of us left behind could see things from the perspective of the dying perhaps it might bring us comfort.
The wisdom of our ancestors is vast and goes back to the time when humans were more in touch with the cycles of the earth. This time of year in many cultures marked the end of the old year and the begining of the new. But this is more than just a new year that is coming. We stand on the cusp of a time of great change and our Mother needs us and our love more than ever. For all that she gives to us let us give Her something in return in the form of a blessing for enlightenment, healing and change.
There will be an altar for the beloved dead. Everyone is invited to bring something (a picture, trinket, etc.) from a loved one who has passed-on from this life, (whether human or animal), to place on the altar during the event (to be taken home, of course).