Litha / Midsummer / Summer Solstice / Achieve (Ritual and Drum Circle)
Date: Saturday, June 22, 2013
Our celebrations consist of 2 parts. First there is a drum circle from 7 until 8 (http://psgs.us/mucambridgedrumcircle), and then a participatory ritual from 8 until 10 (http://psgs.us/mupaganawakening). You can go to one, the other, or both.
People can come and go as they please for the drum circle, but we hope that people who arrive for the ritual will stay until the end.
Time: Doors open for the drum circle at 7 pm.
People should arrive for the ritual by 8 pm so we can get started shortly after. Once the ritual starts, if you must arrive late, please enter quietly and wait to be let into the circle.
Location: The beautiful MIT Chapel, on the MIT campus in Cambridge, MA at Mass Ave & Amherst St., MIT Building W15 (http://psgs.us/MITChapel)
Price: Free, but suggested donated of $5.
In February, our seed lay dormant. In March, we planted it with intention and saw it sprout. In May, our dreams started to take on physical form as we celebrated the power of growth and raised the energy of the May pole.
Now we stand halfway between the season of planting and the season of harvesting. The sun reaches its highest point and we celebrate the longest day and shortest night. Although the hottest days of summer still lie ahead, from this point onward we enter the waning year, and each day the sun will recede from the skies a little earlier. The earth is pregnant with the coming harvest's bounty as we continue to nurture new life both in the ground and in our practices.
This is an open public ritual. It is intended both for those curious about Paganism and for practicing Pagans. All participants are equally welcome.
This event is drug and alcohol free.
Live music will also be provided by Martin Case and the Lee (http://psgs.us/ritualband).
(Excerpts from our Imbolg/Inspire drum circle: http://psgs.us/ ytimbolg12;
Excerpts from our Ostara/Equinox/Emerge and Surge drum circle: http://psgs.us/ytostara12
Excerpts from our Bealtaine/Unite drum circle: http://psgs.us/ytbealtaine12
Excerpts from our Litha/Midsummer/Summer Solstice/Achieve drum circle: http://psgs.us/ytlitha12
Excerpts from our Lughnasadh/Lammas/Harvest drum circle: http://psgs.us/ytlammas12)
Website: http://psg.mit.edu/ , http://twitter.com/mitpsg , http://paganawakening.org , http://twitter.com/paganawakening
Meetup: http://psgs.us/mulitha13rc, http://psgs.us/mulitha13dc
The MIT Chapel (W15) (http://psgs.us/MITChapel) is the cylindrical building with an odd spiky thing on top near the MIT Student Center. Get to 77 Mass. Ave. on the side opposite the MIT entrance with the pillars and walk west, away from the pillars, towards dorm row -- the chapel will be on your left. If you get to Kresge Auditorium (the building that looks as if you could ski off it), you've gone too far. If you notice a large inflatable grub-like thingy to your left, you have definitely gone much too far.
Parking is available in the Chapel Turnaround: "Parks 20 cars and is for use with Chapel events. Turnaround is located on Amherst Street just after the Chapel." (http://psgs.us/ChapelTurnaround)
8/3, Lughnasadh / Harvest
9/28, Mabon / Appreciate
11/2, Samhain / Remember
12/7, Yule / Begin