Everyone knows that the Equinoxes, Solstices, and cross-quarter days are significant, but there seems to be a lot of confusion and conflict about how to observe them properly. There are some who claim that honoring these dates is a closed practice belonging to a particular culture, still, others say that the celebration of these days should follow a strictly Wiccan paradigm. We have also seen how these holidays sometimes just become an incoherent mish-mosh of “anything goes,” not necessarily related to any specific historical or mythic tradition.
Priestess Yeshe has been observing the Wheel of the Year and its holy days within an eclectic context for nearly 20 years. In this class, she will share methods to help you create and celebrate a coherent, respectful, magical Wheel of the Year with ceremonies that will honor both old mythologies and new traditions. By the end of this class, you will have 8 ceremonial outlines that are adaptable for solitaries, small groups, and large ritual settings, and that help you make a personal, intimate connection with each of these sacred days according to the lore of your local landscape. This class will focus on:
While it is important, and proper, to observe the traditional ways of honoring the Wheel of the Year, it is also important that each of us knows WHAT calls to us, and WHY it is important to us, to honor the cycles of nature in our own Wheel of the Year. Priestess Yeshe believes that, regardless of what traditions or teachings we might study, each person is a religion of one. Bring your ideas, your sense of the holy, and your creativity to this fulfilling and empowering workshop!