Morphogenesis - Priestessing on the edge of chaos: Winter Solstice Rituals December 17th 2005
Morphogenesis from the Greek morphe, form and genesis, coming into being
 Winter Solstice Rituals December 17th 2005
13 Dec 2005 @ 20:53, by Letecia Layson

There are two events you might be interested in knowing about:

Join us as we celebrating 34 years of Dianic Tradition in Los Angeles. We will welcome and bless our three newest community members, Jezebel Moon, Sydney Diane and Solea Mai all born this year.

Saturday, December 17 at 7:00PM Topanga Canyon On the longest night of the year, we renew our spirits, celebrate our visions and ideas that give birth to form, and honor the Goddess who carries us through the winter season. Our community will ritually welcome new babies born this year. Mothers with newborns must contact Letecia no later than Dec 13.

Place: Topanga Canyon (Indoors) Donation Requested: $13.00-$9.00 (sliding scale) No woman is turned away for lack of funds. *All proceeds help fund COA's community rituals and special events.

WHAT TO BRING: *Healthy vegetarian food and/or drink to share (absolutely no alcohol please) *Plate, cup, utensils for the feast (In honor of our Earth Mother COA will not provide paper goods) *Wear comfortable festive clothing and supportive shoes (the floor at the Community house is terrible for bare feet) Optional: White candle in jars (fire regulations prevent lighting any not in jars) for our communal altar, donations for BRIGID'S WELL

RSVP: Thursday, December 15, 2004 Please leave a message including your name, phone number and the number of women you plan to bring. Let us know if you or your guests are newcomers,and if you or your guests will be bringing girls under 15. Please do not call COA the weekend of the ritual, as we are extremely busy preparing and will not be able to process your email.

FOR NEWCOMERS: Newcomers are warmly welcomed! We want your experience to be optimal so we have created these guidelines in your interest. Women new to Goddess spirituality must be advised that the ritual is a participatory religious service and is not structured to be an introduction to the Goddess of to Feminist Witchcraft. The following books are suggested reading before attending a public ritual: The Spiral Dance by Starhawk , The Holy Book of Women's Mysteries by Z Budapest , Ariandne's Thread by Shekhinah Mountainwater , 'Invocation to Free Women' (audiocassette) by Barrett and Flowers or Women's Rites Women's Mysteries by Ruth Barrett. These are available at your local book store. If you are planning on bringing newcomers to the ritual, please be responsible to them and COA by preparing your guests in advance. Give your guests a general idea of what to expect so that they can participate in benefit of themselves and all women present. Note: Women born women only.

RITUAL LOCATION: In doors in Topanga Canyon. Women Only Please RSVP including your name, telephone number, and how many women you plan to bring. This is a participatory ritual is for serious seekers only.

Once the circle is cast we cannot admit latecomers, so please arrive on time, Doors open at 6:30pm and will be locked at 7 pm. Carpool if possible.

*** Greetings from Circle of Aradia, your Los Angeles Dianic community! To view a calendar of upcoming Circle of Aradia events, classes and rituals, visit [link] , or visit our website at .

Long Beach WomanSpirit and Temple of Isis/Los Angeles invite you to our 2005 WINTER SOLSTICE RITUAL Saturday, December 17th Unitarian Universalist Church 5450 Atherton, Long Beach Doors open at 7:00pm - Ritual begins at 7:30pm $10 donation requested no one turned away for lack of funds

CELEBRATE WITH US AS THE WHEEL TURNS AND WE LEAVE THE DARKNESS BEHIND AND ENTER THE SEASON OF LIGHT. HELP CREATE A VISION OF HOPE AND LOVE DURING THIS TROUBLED TIME IN OUR WORLD. Bring a votive candle in a holder and a potluck dish to share. Also bring a small giftette for the women and children at our local women's sheelter. Either a small toy, toiletry item, or a book. Thank you for helping us support these families. Event not sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church

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