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Welcome each season with Equinox and Solstice experiential practices through Seminary of the Wild.
Join Seminary of the Wild guides for a free webinar every Solstice and Equinox. Begin each season with an immersive practice, a ceremony, and ideas for preparing your heart, focus, and spirit to tune into the upcoming season. Seminary of the Wild practices are experiential ways to welcome the new season through conversation with the particular beings in your part of this enchanted earth who are interconnected with your own wild and whole self and community. These are practices that make space for Sacred presence in all.
Two hour webinar includes conversation, ritual and a “wild seeding kit” of practices you can bring to your land and into your home and life.
These webinars are offered through a partnership with the Wild Church Network, a growing collective of communities who gather outdoors to expand the beloved community beyond our own species. Wild churches offer worship experiences that help humans reconnect with the natural world. As kin. As sacred. As beloved co-participants in a larger story of grace and inter-being.
June 21st, 2021 at 3 pm PT | Summer Solstice (Litha) : Midsummer is celebrated at the time when the sun is at its height and greatest strength, for this reason the ancient Druids celebrated this season as one of divine creativity and inspiration. The longest hours of daylight and the energy of the summer sun symbolizes the sensuous and erotic life-force of the flourishing celebration of the cosmos in which we participate. We will learn practices to connect with the creative fertility of communion, and erotic belonging to the land from the perspective of the Wild, Indigenous One. We will experience the emotive power of our sensual selves in conversation with human and more-than-human relationships, for accessing deeper creativity and emotional vitality. Led by Matt Syrdal and Wendy Janzen.
September 22nd, 2021 at 4 pm PT | Autumn Equinox (Mabon) :
Join us for a threshold crossing into the depths Wednesday, September 22nd at 4 pm PT. Mabon is a time of thanksgiving celebrating the second harvest and the autumn equinox. The days and nights are equal again, and the night continues to grow longer. Also known as Alban Elfed (Light of the Water), this threshold celebrates the integration of feminine and masculine energies, moving beyond the world of opposites. It is a time of a final harvesting and gathering of our learnings of the year, celebrating pauses and completions, and deepening the journey in circles, spirals, and labyrinths of nature and the soul. Practices will be offered in dreamwork, sacred art, and wandering out on the land in a ceremonial crossing of thresholds. Led by Victoria Loorz and Valerie Serrels.
December 21st, 2021 at 4 pm PT | Winter Solstice (Yule) : Join us for a threshold crossing into the dark night of the soul, Tuesday, December 21st at 4 pm PT. Yule marks the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year. This marks the threshold from deep darkness into light as the days become longer. This passage through deep winter is a celebration of the return of light, and surrender to the longest journey of darkness. Practices include exploring the visionary gifts of dreamtime and the imaginal world, creative potentials and possibilities and deep listening to the land and soul to create fertile space for our deepest longings and desires to emerge. Led by Brian Stafford.