Reading – Calendar

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GreenSpirit Reading

 

Dwell on the beauty of Life.

Watch the stars,

And see yourself running with them.                                                                  Marcus Aurelius

 

GreenSpirit Reading have been around since 2000. Nowadays we celebrate the eight earth-based festivals of our Celtic ancestors hosting most meetings in our own homes on Sunday evenings. At these we share vegetarian food, poetry and song, meditation and ritual to reconnect us with the cycles and seasons of the Earth. Regular annual events include an easy New Year’s walk and a Snowdrop Walk. A local herbalist leads us in a Healing Herbs walk usually at midsummer. We invite a speaker or screen a film at Reading International Festival in late autumn.

We look forward to meeting you.

CONTACT  Debbie:  0118 9352169

  readingGreenSpirit@outlook.com

LAST YEAR’S EVENTS ARE FOLLOWED BY

CALENDAR FOR 2019

New Year’s Walk

An annual tradition come rain, shine or climate change

Braziers Park Snowdrop Walk

We walked in the Oxfordshire countryside surrounding one of the oldest intentional communities in the country.

The Divine within Creation

A presentation on the ancient mystical tradition of the Cosmic Christ by former educator and holistic therapist with a Masters in Spirituality Brendan James. Read Brendan’s recent article in GreenSpirit magazine Vol 20:3

The Ecosophical Journey

Teacher of Philosophy and Religious Studies with Masters in Ethics, Religion and Society, Tanya Rebel celebrated Earth Day with a talk on the emerging ecocentric worldview.

Healing Herbs Walk

Annual walk with medical herbalist Anna Cannon

Dancing into Darkness

Expert in celebrating the Celtic festivals through dance, Lynn Francis led a wonderful circle dance workshop for Samhain.

CELEBRATING THE EARTH 2019

Philip Carr-Gomm:  “Druid Mysteries”

The Eight-fold Wheel (of the year)..is based upon the deep and mysterious connection between the source of our individual lives and the source of the life of the planet…Together..the..festivals represent our complete interconnectedness with the earth, the moon and the sun, and the animal and plant realms.

 

Imbolc Awakening  3rd February

Earth stirs as the power of the sun returns to the northern hemisphere. Candles are lit to celebrate inspiration and truth.

Meeting at Debbie’s home – contact details above

Braziers Park Snowdrop Walk 

Saturday 9th February 10am -4pm

We will catch the X39 bus (Thames Travel Reading to Oxford) at 10.15 from Reading. We will walk around the area for about 2 hours, have lunch (bring own food) and stop at Braziers Park for tea and home-made cake. We anticipate returning by the 15.10 bus.

 

Spring Equinox  24th March

Spring brings rainbows and fledglings are hatching out. Day and night equalize all over the planet balancing darkness with light.

Meeting at Lyndsey’s home: contact Debbie

 

Beltain Greening  5th May

Beltane is for magic, mystery and growing things. We celebrate zest for life as nature is rampant in a rush of blossom and greenery.

Meeting at a member’s home: contact Debbie

 

Summer Solstice  23rd  June

Ancient stone circles aligned to the solstice sunrise celebrate the turning of the cosmic wheel. Nature is in all her floral finery.

Meeting venue tbc

 

Lammas Harvest  4th August

We celebrate the season of harvest and the coming of autumn. First fruits ripen, first nuts are falling, first bread is baked.

Meeting at a Michael’s home ~ contact Debbie

 

Autumn Equinox  22nd  September

As the sun enters Libra day and night are once more in balance all over the planet. We give thanks for the year’s abundance.

Meeting at Lyndsey’s home ~ contact Debbie

 

Samhain Stillness  3rd November

Leaves are falling, birds are migrating, animals are going into hibernation, frosts are coming. We affirm rebirth amidst death, decay and darkness.

Meeting venue tbc

 

Winter Solstice  22nd December

The Earth has withdrawn deep within herself for the festival of the longest night. The wheel of the solar year begins and ends.

Meeting at Hester’s home ~ contact Debbie

 

Grace Blindell:  The Via Trasformativa

The awareness of our total dependence upon our planet and our interconnectedness will transform us from detached observers to participants…..Active, responsible, compassionate and involved.