My genius friend, B., sent me the information on this great event happening Monday, June 25th, on the National Mall. If you're in or around D.C., it looks like an amazing thing to do. A few women from my circle may be attending with their children and grandchildren.
Drum, Dance, and Dream for Peace: The Largest Drumming Circle Ever Created on the Planet
June 25th Noon
THE CEREMONY FOR THE CHILDREN'S FUTURE:
16 CHILDREN OF THE COLORS OF MANKIND WILL GATHER TOGETHER.
FOUR EACH WILL STAND IN THE FOUR DIRECTIONS WEST, NORTH, EAST AND SOUTH. A REPRESENTATION OF THE EARTH ( A LARGE POSTER PAINTING OF THE MOTHER EARTH) WILL BE IN THE CENTER. THE CHILDREN WILL DANCE IN A CIRCLE FACING THE MOTHER EARTH. AFTER ENCIRCLING FOUR TIMES (DANCING FOR MOTHER EARTH, BAREFOOT) THEY WILL STOP.
THEY WILL SAY A SIMPLE PRAYER IN THEIR LANGUAGE:FOR THE FUTURE OF MOTHER EARTH AND ALL HER INHABITANTS.
FOUR GRANDMOTHERS OF FOUR RACES WILL BRING THEM BOWLS, PAINTED RED, WHITE, YELLOW AND BLUE. SIXTEEN BOWLS IN ALL. (LATER THE BOWLS WILL BE PRESENTED TO THE NATIONAL SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTE, IN REMEMBRANCE OF THE GREAT DAY)
THE GRANDMOTHERS WILL FILL THE BOWLS WITH WHAT THE CHILDREN OF THE FUTURE WILL NEED SUCH AS:
*HERITAGE SEEDS FROM ALL CORNERS OF THE EARTH
*INCENSE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD
AT THE END OF THE CEREMONY THEY WILL AGAIN TURN FACING OUTWARD TOWARD A NEW PATH OF CONTINUING LIFE. THE LARGE BOWLS OF FLOWERS WILL BE TOSSED IN THE AIR SO THAT THE CHILDREN MAY DANCE WITH FLOWERS PETALS AT THEIR FEET.
I'm a woman, a Witch, a mother, a grandmother, an eco-feminist, a gardener, a reader, a writer, and a priestess of the Great Mother Earth. Hecate appears in the
Homeric Ode to Demeter, which tells of Hades who caught Persophone
"up reluctant on his golden car and bare her away lamenting. . . . But no one, either of the deathless gods or of mortal men, heard her voice, nor yet the olive-trees bearing rich fruit: only tenderhearted Hecate, bright-coiffed, the daughter of Persaeus, heard the girl from her cave . . . ."