Ritual In The River: July Full Moon

  • July 20, 2013 · 7:30 PM
  • DuPont Park

It's time to find the fireflies... wade in the creek... create a hidden circle under the full moon and canopy of leaves. This is an open and public Full Moon Rite not to miss. Please Read the Entire Meetup Description and PRINT the map, and bring with you! It does involve a drive to an out-of-the-way open space, a 500 ft walk through tall grass and cottonwood trees, down into the wide and sandy creek bed of Plum Creek. Be prepared to get a little wet, deal with some mosquitoes, and get some sand in your shoes, but I guarantee it's worth it!

Planning the ritual will begin at 6pm, so if you feel called to co-create the ceremony please do so - no experience required. If you are not wanting to help plan or lead the ritual, please do not arrive until 7:30 pm to give our planners uninterrupted time to plan.

Map is here: http://goo.gl/maps/ydpzs Park on the side of the road just past the bridge. We'll have ribbons tied on the fence where the path begins. When you arrive, leave your car and walk along the path to the clearing. Do not linger at the parking area along the road so as not to interfere with traffic or bother the locals. From the clearing, at 7:45 we'll walk down together to the creek. The ritual will start promptly at 8:00pm in the creek, so if you arrive after 7:45 you will have to find us on your own.

Bring a sack or backpack with a towel to dry your feet and possibly a change of shoes/sandals, mosquito repellent (there are some good natural ones to try), a flashlight or lantern, and layers of clothing for any possible weather. Drums or rattles are welcome. Due to the environment, we do not recommend this for very young children.

Volunteers needed to bring cakes and wine/ale/mead, electric tiki torches or extra lanterns. Make a note in your RSVP if you can bring any of these or will be there to plan the ritual at 6. Suggested Donation $5 is appreciated but not required.

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  • Erika A. V.

    one of the best ever!

    1 · July 22, 2013

  • Cynthia L.

    Had a wonderful, meaningful evening. Playing in the sandy, wet riverbed was therapeutic and invigorating. I love it when ritual brings younger-self together with higher-self - magic flows.

    2 · July 21, 2013

    • Deanna

      Agree. Have had a definite shift since this morning. Feeling lighter and more positive that things will work out.

      2 · July 21, 2013

  • Deanna

    The ritual was very meaningful. My delight at seeing the frogs, or toads as the case may be, hard to tell given their relative youth, is boundless. In a polluted environment they are quick to vanish, Its been years since I've seen one in Colorado! Seeing fireflies here was another delight. There have been rumors of them showing up here but I never really believed it. Magical!

    2 · July 21, 2013

    • Tina L.

      I loved those little toads too... the whole evening was magical :)

      2 · July 21, 2013

  • Dawna

    Magical!

    1 · July 21, 2013

  • Michael C.

    Beautiful ritual. Thanks everyone. I am again impressed with creativity and beauty of the LE rituals. Thanks to all who planned this event. And especially to Joy, you are beautiful and I so appreciate your bright youthful wonderful and energy.
    28 years of living in CO and first time seeing fireflies here!

    2 · July 21, 2013

  • Tina L.

    I found it profoundly meaningful, and the fireflies afterward were so much fun.

    1 · July 20, 2013

  • Lena

    I'm bringing some kind of cake like item. maybe cinnamon rolls or the like.

    July 20, 2013

  • Gennifer D. M.

    I hope you guys have a blast! I have a huge project for Mythology and won't be able to make it this time :(

    July 18, 2013

    • Gennifer D. M.

      Correction. I'll be there with Don and Joe :)

      2 · July 20, 2013

  • Dawna

    I am very excited to share this experience with you all!

    July 19, 2013

  • Rowena

    Josh and I are are looking forward to celebrating with All! Blessings until then.

    2 · July 19, 2013

  • Lupin M.

    I will be bringing my 3 boys ages 13,14 and 15. They have all attended rituals before.

    July 19, 2013

  • Joe P.

    Can't wait love doing ritual with you all!

    July 19, 2013

  • Red Wolf (.

    Unfortunately, something came up. But, I'm hoping to make it to the next time.

    July 18, 2013

    • Priestess N.

      Take care! We hope to see you next time! :)

      1 · July 18, 2013

  • Red Wolf (.

    I'm planning on being there. I just hope I'm not wiped out from the Dragonfest staff meeting on site earlier in the day.

    1 · July 16, 2013

    • Kate K.

      If I come to this, would you be able to carry my chair?

      July 17, 2013

    • Red Wolf (.

      I'm sure someone would be willing and able to carry your chair. :-)

      July 17, 2013

  • Priestess N.

    Hello Everybody! We are very excited about Ritual in the River! Please remember to bring a chair if you need to sit, as there is only sand at the creek bed. Also don't forget your flashlights! Please note if you arrive during ritual planning, please respect the planning session and do not interrupt the planners. Feel free to use the time to wander around and enjoy Nature! We will see you soon!

    1 · July 17, 2013

  • Erika A. V.

    Sounds like fun!, I'll bring my drum :-)

    3 · July 16, 2013

  • Sara Boukhari T.

    Sorry to bail but I was out voted for camping this weekend.

    July 16, 2013

  • Tina L.

    Anyone want to carpool? I don't have a car of my own, but I can chip in a few bucks for gas, if that helps. Email me [masked] - thanks. BB :-)

    May 30, 2013

    • Joy

      I'm your ride! See you at 5:30pm, I will pick you up then.

      1 · July 15, 2013

    • Tina L.

      Sounds great. Looking forward to it.

      July 16, 2013

  • Katelyn H.

    Sadly I think I will be out of town, which makes me soo sad. I was really looking forward to this Full Moon Ritual!

    July 7, 2013

  • Sara Boukhari T.

    I can bring some extra flashlights for sure and some cakes.

    1 · June 30, 2013

  • Denise

    Doggone it!!! I just can't manage to make this ritual. This is the third year that I have not been able to get there. Hubby set up camping with family this weekend. So we will be out of town. I cant let him down he took time off work. :(

    June 27, 2013

  • Katelyn H.

    I can't wait for this one!

    May 23, 2013

  • Dragon

    It sounds wonderful, but it's too far for me.

    May 22, 2013

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