EarthSpirit Western MA Samhain Ritual

Samhain Ritual Western MA

EarthSpirit Invites You To Attend Its 37th Annual Samhain Celebration
A Ritual of Harvest, Death and the Coming of Winter

NEW DATE! NEW LOCATION!

Saturday, October 21, 2017, at 7:30 PM

We honor the ancestors and the recent dead at this ritual of harvest and remembrance.
In the fullness of Autumn, in the growing darkness, come take part in a celebration of this time when the veil between the worlds is thin.
Take time for yourself to reflect on mortality, honor those who have passed.
Find a quiet place in the darkness, and feel gratitude as you reap your harvest between now and winter.

In Florence, MA at:
Florence Civic Center, Florence MA

Doors open at 7:00 PM
And close promptly at 7:30 PM for the duration of the Ritual


If you like, bring a small photograph of a departed loved one to add to the ancestor altar (be sure to write your name on the back and pick them up again before you leave). There will also be an opportunity to share some precious memories in their honor.

Please bring a donation of new warm basic clothing items: like scarves, gloves, hats, socks, underwear or new travel size toiletries, for the local shelter as a symbol of how we can support one another through the dark time.

An informal pot-luck will follow the ritual. Cookies, beverages, or other finger food to share after the ritual are welcome.

If you would like to contribute a brief poem, dance or song to the celebration, please contact us by email earthspirit@earthspirit.com before October 15th so we can see how it might fit in.

Donations for admission $7 to $10 on a sliding scale will be collected at the door to cover our expenses. Associate members may deduct $1.

Children under 15 may be admitted for 1/2 price however, please remember this is a solemn remembrance event and children should only attend if you, as a parent, feel it is appropriate for them and they will not disrupt the event for others.

Directions: Florence Civic Center is on Park Street in Florence, which is on the left on Route 9 West out of Northampton. It is just after the downtown business district.

EarthSpirit Eastern MA Samhain Ritual

Samhain Ritual Eastern MA

EarthSpirit Invites You To Attend Its 37th Annual Samhain Celebration
A Ritual of Harvest, Death and the Coming of Winter

We honor the ancestors and the recent dead at this ritual of harvest and remembrance.

In the fullness of Autumn, in the growing darkness, come take part in a celebration of this time when the veil between the worlds is thin.

Take time for yourself to reflect on mortality, honor those who have passed, and find a quiet place in the darkness to reap your harvest between now and winter.

Sunday, October 22nd
The Arlington Center (369 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA)

There is plenty of parking on the street and in town lots nearby. The Arlington Center is also on the 77 bus line.

Doors open at 5 pm and close at 5:30 pm for the duration of the ritual.

You may bring a small photograph of a departed loved one to add to the ancestor altar  Be sure to write your name on the back and pick them up again before you leave.

Donations for admission $10 will be collected at the door to cover our expenses. Associate members may deduct $1.

During this event, we will frankly acknowledge the existence of death, including our own, so we both welcome your family and rely on your judgement about what’s right for your children. Children 5-16 are admitted for $5; children under 5 are free.

Don’t forget to bring a can of food for the local Food Pantry as a symbol of the way we can nourish one another through the dark time.

There will be a potluck after the ritual so please bring food to share. Please also bring a label with all ingredients! Alcohol is not permitted.

 

 

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