NEW MOON GATHERINGS:
When we gather in honor of the cycles in nature, there is an empowering bond that reminds us how connected we all are. The gatherings during times of the new moon and full moon are facilitated by artist/healer, Sandra Sabene. The evening includes some of the following experiences:
Guided meditations, intuition and Reiki shares, aroma therapy, sound healing, music & more.
$10 at the door EMAIL TO REGISTER
DATES TO MARK ON YOUR CALENDAR:
~ New Moon Sept. 14 & Oct. 12 6-7pm
~ Full Moon Sept. 28 & Oct. 26 6-7pm
** HARVEST MOON CELEBRATION: Sunday, Sept 27th 6pm til ? candle light meditation at 7pm
**Scroll down for details about Harvest Celebration event
Why Celebrate the lunar cycles?...
The monthly lunar cycle gives you many chances to do rituals to mark a personal turning point or let go. At the New Moon, you can go into the dark and be symbolically reborn. New Moon rituals help you summon your whole Self, and in that magic moment, commit to intentions.
At the full Moon, the energy builds and builds....there's an explosive outgoing aspect to it. All of nature grows and is more vital at the full Moon. Imagine the powerful pull during times when the moon is closest to the earth?!
This surge allows you to take action on behalf of those New Moon intentions you set two week prior. A full Moon ritual might involve taking one solid step, with a symbolic action. And it can be a powerful time to release, cast out, unburden yourself, purge, etc. You celebrate your emergence by stepping out of an old skin, identity, behavior, attitude, relationship. The ritual helps you by marking this inner transformation in a formal way.
This is not necessarily connected to a specific religion or spiritual following. These are affirming actions we can choose to share with intention. Using the lunar cycles to set intentions for new experiences and releasing old patterns can offer a more self empowered outcome. Faith is key in any action that that invokes change, growth and healing. ~
CELEBRATE HARVEST MOON SEPTEMBER 2015
Celebrate Harvest Moon Sunday September 27th 6pm-? Drum, Dance, Sing, Relax, Rejoice!
A Community Gathering "Free Form" Drumming @ Liverpool Art Center
Inviting all dancers to join us!! BRING A DISH TO PASS
BRING A DRUM / SHARE A DRUM / USE A DRUM
7pm Guided Meditation: Honoring All Living Things
Light a candle in honor of loved ones, peace, dreams & wellness
At 7pm we will share in a celebratory guided meditation honoring our inner beauty, rejoicing in the joy and abundance that we share, and sending blessings to all living things.
We will drum, dance and sing in honor of the Harvest Moon/Blood Moon
All are welcome. Family Friendly Event.
Please send an email to let us know you're attending & others attending with you
What is this Harvest Moon/Blood Moon all about?....
There is a total eclipse of the moon on the night of September 27-28, 2015. It happens to be the closest super moon of 2015. It's the Northern Hemisphere's Harvest Moon, or full moon nearest the September equinox. This September full moon is also called a Blood Moon, because it presents the fourth and final eclipse of a lunar tetrad: four straight total eclipses of the moon, spaced at six lunar months (full moons) apart. Phew! The total lunar eclipse is visible from the most of North America and all of South America after sunset September 27.
Harvest moon in September & October is sometimes called the BLOOD MOON. Why? Probably because it's a characteristic of these autumn full moons that they appear nearly full - and rise soon after sunset - for several evenings in a row. Many people see them when they are low in the sky, shortly after they've risen, at which time there's more atmosphere between you and the moon than when the moon is overhead. When you see the moon low in the sky, the extra air between you and the moon makes the moon look REDDISH. Voila. BLOOD MOON !
WHAT IS 'FREE FORM DRUMMING'?...
In modern times people have begun using the djembe drum along with other hand drums together in free-form drum circles, where a base rhythm is followed and additional players accent this beat with other percussive sounds and beats. These drum circles are highly-touted for their therapeutic and community-building abilities
Info from: earthsky.org djembedrumming.wordpress.com mooncircles.com