Winter S despacho2016 2016wintersols 2016 winter solsticeWe offered a Winter Solstice Ceremony on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at The Sanctuary at Mt. Shasta followed by a fire ceremony.

As we approach this time of seasonal change it is important that we honor our beloved Pachamama (Earth) for her nurturing powers and to honor this time of Nature as she enters into a period of rest in preparation for the awakening and rejuvenating period of Spring.

For us this time offers the gift of slowing down from the rapid pace of life that we have become accustomed to and offers opportunities for each of us to become more introspective and mindful of our thoughts, behaviors and actions.

The primary focus of this ceremony was to offer our gratitude for the many gifts we each received during this year.  As such we wcommunally created and offered a Despacho, a traditional Andean ceremony comprised of various prayer infused ingredients, in reciprocity for the gifts received during this year.

Please visit this site in the future for announcements of upcoming workshops and ceremonies in 2017!

With Blessings,

Ray and Valerie