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Winter Solstice has been celebrated in cultures the world over for thousands of years.  We will honor the wisdom of the darkness and then we will welcome the birth of the sun & the return to the light!   We will create a fire ritual to release the darkness, to release what ever we do not wish to carry in the  New Year.   It is also new moon, we shall give voice to the new dreams in our souls.  We will dance & celebrate the returning of the light!

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Please bring a dish to share, wine if you wish, a candle in a container & a bell or rattle!  We will be outside for the ritual, dress appropriately!

65 Middle Canyon Road
Carmel Valley Ca
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PARK ON THE ROAD – Please Do not park to the left of the driveway – Private property !  Bring a flashlight!

This is a women’s only event!

By Joyce Rupp “Winter’s Cloak” from The Circle of Life which she co-wrote with Macrina Wiederkehr.

Winter’s Cloak

This year I do not want
the dark to leave me.
I need its wrap
of silent stillness,
its cloak
of long lasting embrace.
Too much light
has pulled me away
from the chamber
of gestation.

Let the dawns
come late,
let the sunsets
arrive early,
let the evenings
extend themselves
while I lean into
the abyss of my being.

Let me lie in the cave
of my soul,
for too much light
blinds me,
steals the source
of revelation.

Let me seek solace
in the empty places
of winter’s passage,
those vast dark nights
that never fail to shelter me.

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