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All Saints Day/Samhain Observance

  • Camp Benjamin 9582 Hawkinsville Road Boonville, NY, 13309 United States (map)

Weaving Home is celebrating All Saints Day/Samhain on Thursday, November 1st at 5:30 p.m. at Camp Benjamin, 9582 Hawkinsville Road Boonville. We will be practicing yoga and Qi Gong, sharing a meal, and creating a mandala. This is a time of remembering our ancestors, our loved ones, those whose wisdom has influenced our lives and to give thanks for them. Writer, Christine V. Paintner reminds us that as Americans we often forget our ancestral heritage, “but in other cultures, remembering one’s ancestors is an intuitive and essential way of beginning anything new. We benefit from recognizing the tremendous wisdom we can draw upon from those who have traveled the journey before us and whose DNA we carry..” 

November 1st was the Celtic new year, the half way point between the fall equinox and the winter solstice, they believed this day was the thinnest time of the year, the season at which the veil between time and eternity, heaven and earth, could easily become transparent and the wisdom of ancestors was reachable. 

Schedule:

5:30-6:30 Qi Gong and Yoga

6:30-7:30 Dinner and sharing (please bring a dish to share)

7:30-8:15 creating a mandala. We will write a letter or a poem to one of our ancestors, then we will create the God’s eye mandala and add some beads that will remind us of that ancestor

8:15-8:30 Closing Ritual

Please contact Naomi is you are would like to attend.