CELEBRATING THE EARTH’S CYCLES
Celtic cultures long honoured the Circle of Life by dividing the year into eight seasonal festivals corresponding to the cycle of the Sun throughout the year – the equinoxes, solstices and cross-quarter days. Each festival was an opportunity to sing, dance, reflect and come together as a community. Many of our current holidays and customs can trace their origins back to this ancient tradition.
To celebrate these old festivals is to honour our own path within the cycle of the changing seasons. The Cycle of the Year Workshops introduce you to an inspired and more magical way of engaging with the Earth through tapping into the particular energies present at different times of the year. Each workshop features a themed craft or art project, seasonal teachings, laughter and companionship. See below for upcoming dates. The seasonal festivals are approximately every 6 weeks so workshops are scheduled accordingly.
WINTER SOLSTICE WISHING CANDLES WORKSHOP
DATES: Saturday December 16, 2017
Sunday December 17, 2017
TIME: Two Sessions available both days
MORNING SESSION from 10 am to 12 Noon
AFTERNOON SESSION from 1 to 3 pm
LOCATION: Studio 206, The Alton Mill Arts Centre
COST: $65 + HST per person (includes all materials
AGES: Suitable for ages 12 years and up
In the season of magic why wish on a star when you can wish on a candle! We all know to make a wish when we blow out the candles on our birthday cake. Wishing candles follow pretty much the same principle.
Decorating a candle with specific symbols, words, coloured ribbon and other special tokens not only makes a unique gift idea but is a fun activity for welcoming the return of the Sun on the winter Solstice (December 21), the shortest day of the year. What better way to celebrate then by lighting your special candle, making a wish and visualizing it coming true, knowing that as the days begin getting longer again so too will your dreams grow.
Join artist CJ Shelton in her magical nature-filled studio for this fun and informative workshop. While decorating your own wishing candle you will hear stories about the First Light and learn how so many of our current Christmas customs have their origins in ancient cultural and pagan traditions that honoured the cycles of Nature.
If you have taken this workshop previous years, this season will have a new added surprise element and new trimmings for your special Yule candle!
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