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Celebrating Winter Soltice With Indoor Cosmic Walk
by Karen Bernard and Benita Campbell Friday, Dec. 04, 2009 at 12:45 PM
Local organizaztion, Dream of the Earth, invites everyone to celebrate the rebirth of light at Winter Solstice, and the ongoing birth of the Universe, with an indoor Cosmic Walk on Sunday, December 20, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church located at 416 West North Avenue in North Side's Mexican War Street area.
We are all part of an incredible, awesome, magnificent, 13.7 billion-year adventure! That is worth celebrating.
Local organization, Dream of the Earth, invites everyone to celebrate the rebirth of light at Winter Solstice, and the ongoing birth of the Universe, with an indoor Cosmic Walk on Sunday, December 20, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church, located at 416 West North Avenue at the corner of Resaca, in the North Side’s Mexican War Streets neighborhood.
The Cosmic Walk is a ceremony created by Sister Miriam MacGillis of Genesis Farm in Blairstown, New Jersey, that has been practiced by people around the world. While there are many different versions, each is designed as a spiral meant to be walked in meditation. This Cosmic Walk will take place at dusk, with candles lighting major events in the unfolding of the Universe. This ritual translates our scientific knowledge of evolution from the intellect to our feet and our hearts. It gives us a sense of deep time. And, as we symbolically walk the story of the Universe, we are encouraged to participate more consciously in this grand adventure taking place all around and through us.
We will share food, fellowship, reflection, and dance. Comforting soup and warm cider will be provided. Please bring a dish to share. A small (sliding scale) donation will be requested to cover the cost of the facilities.
RSVP at email@example.com by December 15. If you have questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on Cosmic Walks, see http://www.threeeyesofuniverse.org/public/cosmicwalks/TheCosmicWalk.html .