Molly Blue Dawn's List of Events for December 2012 and beyond - Mark Your Calendars!
Mark your calendars for:
Elder Gathering and Celebration
Sacred sites in Guatemala
For more information, please e-mail HeddiL@gmail.com or call 530-459-3471
“We would like to cordially invite you to a great celebration in the heart of the Maya: A pilgrimage to Guatemala in December, a spiritual event that many of the Maya and other indigenous nations are hosting to celebrate a galactic and planetary alignment written and spoken in the Mayan oral tradition as a time of prophesy. Our peoples of the land of the Feathered Serpent have been preparing for this transition for many generations, and our people the Maya are preparing to connect to this spiritual and cosmic vibration of this universe and to send a message to the peoples of the world that it is time for the great transition of our times- a transition that invites all peoples of all colors, all religions, and all backgrounds to come to a spiritual unifying vision of the 6th Sun, a New Era of Life. It is a galactic and a planetary new season with the vibrations and the frequencies to give humanity an opportunity to once again realign ourselves with the natural and spiritual vibrations of our world.
Through this gathering we are enacting prophecies given to us thousands of years ago of the setting sun of the old world, taking with it humanity’s dysfunctions. Then the new era and the new dawn arise of the Oxlajuj Baktun.
We will be at one of the last Mayan cities that was inhabited at the time of contact, a sacred site. We will be on the pyramid of one of the AjPops or great leaders, of the Maya, and will be in ceremonies from the mid day on the 20th to the next day at noon, letting go of the last sunset of the era and being in an all-night long vigil in to the new dawn and the new era of the 13 Baktun. We will make spiritual offerings and prayers, share our chanupas, our dances, our ceremonies to all our relations the Mother Earth and our universe. Through our fire ceremonies we will be realigning and focusing our prayers so that we can all create a communiqué to the world so that we can help it evolve from the dark ages from which it lives.
These ceremonies are being shared by the many nations and people that have kept the sacred fire alive. They have kept the direct connection through their medicines and their ceremonies to the natural, spiritual, and supernatural worlds. And through their sacred ways, they will be guiding us on the new path of realigning ourselves will all the natural ways.
This is a ceremony that is gathering humanity’s spiritual beings and leaders. For all of us who are participating in these ceremonies, we will bring natural spiritual offerings, songs, dances and ceremonies. Please refer to http://2012mayansummit.com/ for more in-depth information about the Oxlajuj Baktun.”
Thanks to Gina for letting me know about this event!
Nature and Soul Retreat for Winter Solstice
with Jan Edl Stein, MFT
Friday, December 21, 9:30AM-4:00PM
Green Gulch Farm and Zen Center, 1601 Shoreline Highway, Muir Beach, 415-383-3134
$118 early registration up to two weeks before the event, $140 within two weeks of the event
“Nature and Soul: A day of retreat where nature mirrors our inner landscape
This seasonally offered retreat is a day of renewal and rediscovery, as we open ourselves to the land around us in addition to the landscapes within us. This is a deeply experiential daylong retreat for restoration of health, psyche and spirit, offering a renewal of the soul's intention and a re-connection with the elements of nature that support us. We will slow down and take in the beauty that surrounds us and let nature reflect the shapes and patterns that are held in the psyche.
The day is a combination of indoor experiences that involves guided meditation and inner journey process and outdoor, land-based contemplative practices. The experience as a whole is an embodied example of eco-therapy. Each retreat day reflects themes of the season in the meditations, journeys and our approach to the elements we discover in nature.
No previous experience is necessary.
The retreat takes place in the beautiful setting of Green Gulch Farm and Zen Center, with its splendid coastal range flora, meandering gardens, Japanese architecture, and easy walk to the beach. An organic, vegetarian lunch (included in registration fee) is offered to the group in the dining hall. Retreat fees include lunch and refreshments.
Details on how to prepare for the day an a confirmation of registration will be sent one week before the event.
Retreat leader, Jan Edl Stein MFT, is the director of Holos Institute and a licensed psychotherapist with many years of experience in guiding people into deep explorations in their own psyche as they open to deeper levels of perception in the natural world.
Winter Solstice: Honoring the still point within and finding ease with darkness. In this darkest day of the year, we will seek out a place of wisdom that resides in stillness and shadow.”
Solstice 2012: 100 Hearts Drumming the Rhythm of Rebirth
Dr. Ginger Mills, John Carosella, and Todd Zimmerman
Friday, December 21, 7:00PM-Midnight
Stillheart Institute, 16350 Skyline Boulevard, Woodside, 650-851-6622
Ceremony $50, Ceremony and Day Retreat $75
“Celebrate our 2012 planetary new beginning and the end of the Mayan Calendar's Great Cycle. This very special event brings 100 hearts together to link what was and what is to be. Join in the power of community and sacred ceremony as we shed our collective past. Drum, Dance and Sing in celebration as we usher in this new age of collaboration and unity. A musical journey to shift and change, the evening will be guided by musicians and sound healers with crystal bowls, sound healing and the power of drums and flutes!
Truly, this opportunity will come only once in your lifetime! Be a part of the Rebirth.
$50 per person. $75 to include an afternoon retreat at Stillheart.
Also, rooms are available at Stillheart if you would like to book a personal retreat around this event.
Questions?: Please contact Dr. Ginger Mills, Vitality Gateway Healing Center 650-369-7304.”
Women's Visioning Circle
Two Days of Visioning and Manifesting
with Evalena Rose and Afia Walking Tree
Saturday-Sunday, January 12-13, Saturday 10:00AM-9:30PM, Sunday 10:30AM-5:30PM
$255 if paid by January 2, $295 thereafter
Saturday only: $160 if paid by January 2, $185 thereafter
$75 Deposit due by January 2 to hold your space
Non-refundable after January 2
Sebastopol - RSVP for exact location
“Join us for enchanting rituals designed to manifest new realities in your life, using the magic inherent in a circle of powerful women to call them into being.
Women's Visioning Circle
Inspiring, delightful, and empowering, our first day of ritual creates a safe and sacred space in which we:
Dive deep to discover what blocks treasured goals from coming true. Drum and chant as each woman releases her blocks to the fire. Explore life purpose. Share the pleasures of creating colorful Treasure Maps as you develop goals in nine areas of your life. Experience the depth and awe of a circle in which peers and colleagues witness each woman breathing life and power into her fondest visions. Co-create magic for ourselves and for the planet in sacred celebration.
Women report dreams coming true all year from this empowerment ritual! Many return year after year, telling us the miracles of goals being realized in their lives. Some laminate their goals and post them to bring the visions into every day.
Moving Visions Into Reality
Building on Saturday's goals, Sunday focuses on:
Utilizing practical strategies and planning tools to move treasured goals toward effective action plans and time lines. Translating goals into accomplishments through the use of mind maps and flow charts. Releasing old patterns and fears of success. Discovering tools to ground your plans in time and space so they truly support achievement of your fondest visions. Energizing new ways of being as you enjoy the compassionate support of this powerful circle of women affirming your new steps with you.
This day deepens our commitment to letting our goals guide our actions.”
Edwardian World's Faire and Edwardian Ball
The Doubtful Guest
Friday-Saturday, January 18-19, 8:00PM-2:00AM,
The Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
Edwardian Vendor Bazaar Daytime Shopping
Saturday, January 19, 12:00-5:00PM
The Regency Sutter Room, 1270 Sutter Street, San Francisco
Friday, January 18 - The Edwardian World’s Faire
“A little more rambunctious, a little more casual and certainly colorful, Friday night’s World’s Faire presents an interactive night of gaming, inventions, exploration, circus, cabaret, and even a bit of swaggering rock n’ roll, Edwardian style!
Saturday, January 19 - The Edwardian Ball
“This is the night of The Ball itself, a slightly more formal affair where the games, rides, cabaret acts, and steam machinery are cleared away to make room for a costumed floor of ballroom dance, roaming performances, and the tales and characters of Edward Gorey brought to life on stage and throughout.
Each year, in the depths of the night, Edwardian Ball founders Rosin Coven and their co-hosts Vau de Vire Society bring a featured Gorey story to life onstage with original music, choreography, narration, circus acts, and many surprises. This year’s feature is The Doubtful Guest”.
“The Vendor Bazaar is of course open this night as well, saunter down and peruse the delights, enjoy a hand of cards at the Gaming Parlour, sip an absinthe cocktail, and dance the night away…”
Edwardian period costumes! Edward Gorey themed costumes! The kind of stuff you expect from people who are into Edward Gorey and like to dress up!
Article about who the heck Edward Gorey was: http://archive.salon.com/people/bc/2000/02/15/gorey
Friday-Sunday, January 25-27
see website for detailed schedule
Humanist Hall, 390 27th Street, Oakland
sliding scale $96-$166 - $66 if paid by January 6
“Winter’s Flame - light up the night!
Drum! Dance! Sing! Celebrate!
Winter’s Flame is a new event in an old tradition. People have been dancing and drumming in the dark of night since the dawn of time. In recent years, there’s been a revival of this practice that consciously directs the experience toward personal transformation.
Light up the night and enliven your spirit. Build community and travel deep inside yourself. Come celebrate life at the darkest time of the year.
With a series of magical workshops, delightful rituals, communal meals, and a sweet, sweet slumber party, Winter’s Flame is an entire weekend of awesome. The event is committed to being affordable and accessible, so it will be held right here in Oakland - and the sliding scale allows people of different means to attend. Come dance with the Flame!”
Thanks to Heather King for letting me know about this event!
Friday-Monday, February 15-18 (President's Day Weekend)
Doubletree Hotel, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose
$75 for the whole weekend, $35 for a single day, $20 for an evening only (after 5:00PM)
$65 if registered by January 15
An enormous, magical, festive and reverent gathering of Pagans from all over the world!
Conference on Ecopoetics
Friday-Sunday, February 22-24
see website for detailed schedule
Wheeler Hall, University of California, Berkeley
for more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
“The term ecopoetics has become increasingly important to scholars and poets alike. It is certainly a critical moment for the field and practice. Please join us in February for a three-day conference that will focus specifically on exploring ecopoetics, taking up such questions as: What is ecopoetics? What representational strategies and sociopolitical commitments might characterize this practice? How might we periodize ecopoetics and situate its modes of cultural production? It is our hope that the conference will bring scholars, poets, and creative artists into sustained dialogue on the historical and contemporary practices of ecopoetics.
The Conference on Ecopoetics will feature scholarly and creative panels, seminars, poetry readings, multimedia presentations, outings and excursions, and a group service project. The conference will bring together scholars and artists, both inside and outside of the academy.”