Winter Solstice Drum Circle
A Gathering for Ceremony, Celebration and Community
~ FREE EVENT ~ A "give away from Spirit"
The Center For Shamanic Healing and the Oakland Center For Spiritual Living invite you to an Solstice evening of Community Drumming and Shamanic Ritual.
Please join us for this sacred time of honoring the darkness and the light as we journey and vision through drumming, chanting, and/or movement ~ whatever moves your Spirit. All are welcome, no experience necessary. All drum types welcome. Rattles, shakers, and other instruments also welcome. For more information, please contact Kent Dorsey at [masked]
This Drum Circle is a bit different from the usual Center For Shamanic Healing offerings. Bringing many traditions together, we are focused on using the beat of the circle's drums to connect to Spirit with intention.
Co-Facilitators: Rev. Ouida Joi, Kent Dorsey, Linda Schwan, and Mary Ferrick
Saturday December 21st 2013 6 pm to 7:30 pm
Sanctuary, Oakland Center For Spiritual Living
This is the first gathering of an ongoing open drum circle. We will meet each third Saturday of the month to explore drumming in community, honoring Earth Based traditions, Shamanic Journeywork and more.
A "Love Offering" donation to support the OCSL facility use will be greatly appreciated
Winter Solstice Format:
We invite you to wear white and black, to honor the darkness and the return of the light.
Opening Honoring the Directions & AncestorsIntention for the circle 3 Rounds – setting intention & breathing between each round Group Sharing Thankoing the Directions & AncestorsClosing
Join Us In Sacred Circle!
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The Shortest Day by Susan Cooper
So the shortest day came, and the year died,
And everywhere down the centuries of the snow-white world
Came people singing, dancing,
To drive the dark away.
They lighted candles in the winter trees;
They hung their homes with evergreen;
They burned beseeching fires all night long
To keep the year alive,
And when the new year's sunshine blazed awake
They shouted, reveling.
Through all the frosty ages you can hear them
Echoing behind us - Listen!!
All the long echoes sing the same delight,
This shortest day,
As promise wakens in the sleeping land:
They carol, fest, give thanks,
And dearly love their friends,
And hope for peace.
And so do we, here, now,
This year and every year.
We ask that you stay in circle for the whole event.
Join Us In Sacred Circle!
May you all have a blessed Holiday Season,
"May the promise of Solstice, the light born out of the dark, show us a clear path and give us the fire and heart to walk forward with courage, vision and hope" Starhawk