Yule / Winter Solstice / Begin (Ritual)

Yule / Winter Solstice / Begin (Ritual and Drum Circle)

Date: Friday, December 14, 2012

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 welcomed in the light half of the year. In June, our energies reached their pinnacle and we stood midway between planting and harvesting. In August, we had the First Harvest and gave thanks for the Earth's bounty and the sacrifice of the spirit of the grain. On the Equinox, we had our second harvest and shared our bounty in thanks and preparation for the coming darkness. In October, we had our final harvest, entered the dark half of the year, and said good-bye to all that had passed on.

Now, on the longest night, we safeguard our tender spark of light so that it may be reborn and begin its growing journey into the new year.

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 provided by Martin Case and the Lee (http://psgs.us/ritualband).

Joseph Brogan-Saxophones, Flutes
Jean Laing-Djembe, Percussion
Joshua Mayo-Djun Djun, Djembe, Percussion
Omar Gittens, Djun Djun, Percussion
Martin Case-Saxophones, Djembe, Percussion

(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

WitchVox:http://psgs.us/wvyule12
Facebook: http://psgs.us/fbyule12
Meetup: http://psgs.us/muyulerc12, http://psgs.us/muyuledc12
Couchsurfing: http://psgs.us/csyule12
G+: http://psgs.us/gpyule12

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)

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  • Lifobryan

    Unfortunately work has eaten my evening too. Bummer because this looks like a really wonderful gathering. I hope to make it another time (weekends are always best for me). Peace & solstice blessing to everyone ... on this day when group energy & healing is especially important.

    December 14, 2012

  • Kyle

    Looks like work is going to be keeping me longer than I'd hoped, so I won't be able to make it. I hope it goes well!

    December 14, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I really wish I could be there but I have other commitments. I wish it was Saturday instead of Friday :(

    December 14, 2012

  • Michael Damion

    I so wanted to go to your open metaphysic night.I work with crystals and would've loved to share my gift.Look forward to this event See you soon

    December 10, 2012

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