Dec 21: A Winter Solstice Sacred Ceremony

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Third Thursday Spiritual Forum

Winter Solstice is the seasonal crossing from fall into winter. The noon-time sun reaches its lowest point on the horizon and the sun’s warmth is at its minimum. We transition into the cold dark of the winter months. And yet from Winter Solstice on, each day increases the sun’s light and warmth. The sun begins its return to fully warming the earth in its movement toward Spring Equinox in March. Winter solstice has been honored and marked throughout time. Our ancestors had a deep relationship with the cycles of the heavens and the earth. They participated ceremonially in these seasonal and celestial cycles because of the visceral significance these held in their everyday lives. After discussing these events, we will gather in sacred circle and celebrate the return of the light and prepare for the dark and cold of winter by setting our intentions in ceremony together. The presentation and ceremony will be conducted by Reverend Candice Knight.

About the facilitator

Candice Knight, M.A., Core Minister at StarHouse
Candice is a Teacher, facilitator and caregiver. After 30 years of teaching children, parents, and other educators Candice was called to focus her attention on helping people create meaningful ceremony in their lives to mark the important transitions we all experience. Ceremonies for Sacred Living, http://www.ceremoniesforsacredliving.com, was born from this desire. Her joy is to co-create with others, helping to make sacred life’s threshold moments. She honors that each individual’s path is sacred and connected to the whole. Candice is a graduate of the program Path of the Ceremonial Arts and was a facilitator of that program for eight years. Candice is currently a core minister at the StarHouse in Boulder, Colorado (http://thestarhouse.net/). She presides over ceremonies there celebrating the sun’s solstices and equinoxes and the new and full phases of the moon.