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Tending Our Grief & Honoring the Ancestors
Nov 3, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm$20 – $40
Fall is a season of slowing down and turning inward, and is a perfect time to gather in community to tend to our grief and care for our hearts. Join us for an intimate evening as we sink into Samhain season, a time of waning light and connecting with the nourishment of the dark…
Sunday, November 3rd
*** Space is limited – register in advance at this link: ***
In this workshop, co-facilitators Abigail Singer and Leighann Franson will integrate Earth-based ritual and the Work That Reconnects, a set of practices designed to process our grief that recognizes how our grief, anger and fear are all healthy responses to a world in crisis and a sign of our fierce love for the world.
Samhain, a Pagan holiday that officially begins the night of October 31st, marks the end of harvest season and the descent into the darker, colder half of the year. The veils separating our world from the worlds of spirit are considered to be at their thinnest this time of year, making Samhain and related holidays like Dia de los Muertos and All Souls Day a traditional and potent time to honor the dead and connect with the ancestors. On Samhain, we honor and grieve for those we’ve lost over the past year, as well as other loved ones who have crossed over.
Samhain is also the Witches New Year, a time to reflect on the last year, release what we’re ready to let go of, and set intentions for the year ahead.
Join us on Sunday, November 3rd as we walk through the Samhain gate together. Aligning ourselves with the energies of the season, we will utilize a set of practices—including ritual, writing and interactive work—to move through our grief, honor the ancestors, and step into a new year.
We will strive to make this an inclusive, empowering and anti-oppressive space. Folks of all spiritual traditions and inclinations encouraged to participate. No previous experience necessary. All ages, genders, ethnicities and abilities are welcome.
Accessibility: Portland School of Astrology is located at 2110 NE 45th Ave. near bus lines 12, 75 and the Hollywood Transit Center. The space has a few stairs down as you enter; bathroom is unfortunately not ADA accessible. Some essential oils are used in the space but will not be used during this workshop.
Cost: sliding scale $20-40, with a suggested contribution of $30. No one turned away for lack of funds – please get in touch if this sliding scale is a barrier for you. After covering the cost of space rental, half of all proceeds will be donated to the Indigenous Environmental Network.
*** Space is limited – register in advance! ***