We come together to celebrate the harvest, to honor our joyful obligations, and to create thriving connections.
September 23, 2018
Gather at 3:30 pm and we begin at 4pm.
Location is Powderhorn Park 14th Ave. S.. And 33rd St. E. Minneapolis
Children are welcome!
At this time of harvest and blessing, we seek the wisdom of the mycelium to help us remember our interconnection to each other and all life.
Join Upper Mississippi River Reclaiming to celebrate our harvest through feasting and pledging to our interconnections.
This year, our ritual cell is using the book Emergent Strategy by adrienne maree brown as inspiration for our ritual magic.
For the Fall Equinox we invoke the mycelium, which is “the part of the fungus that grows underground in thread-like formations. It connects roots to one another and breaks down plant material to create healthier ecosystems.”
This ritual will be a potluck feast in sacred space. If you are able to bring a dish to share, please do so, but you do not have to bring anything. There will be plenty and we are happy to have you attend. Through our collective abundance we wish to pass on that blessing to others because we are interconnected.
If you are able, please bring a donation of new socks of all sizes to the ritual, we will bring them to the Franklin/Hiawatha Encampment “a gathering of homeless Minneapolis residents, primarily of Native American descent. Some have jobs while some are unemployed. All lack access to shelter or affordable housing due to lack of shelter beds, lack of affordable housing, lack of a job, and other reasons.”
Things to bring if you are able:
- Eating utensils
- Potluck dish
- New socks
- A chair or blanket for sitting on
- TV trays to use for yourself or offer to others for a place to eat
- Altar items representing harvest, joyful obligation, and/or joyful connections.
- Donations are welcome to cover costs.
The ground is fairly flat and the grass is short. We are located about 30 feet from the road. There are no bathroom facilities at this location. If you have questions about accessibility or requests, please contact the ritual cell at: email@example.com
All are welcome including children, newcomers, and folks from other traditions.
Please do not use perfumes, scented lotions, and other scented products to ensure increased accessibility.
What to expect at one of our rituals
No two Reclaiming rituals are alike, but you can expect to find these at all rituals:
- Reclaiming Rituals are participatory – You can choose how much you want to join in. We encourage you to sing, dance and move along with us in the ways that you choose.
- Feel free to dress or wear whatever clothing feels right to you. Many people wear comfortable clothes that make them feel relaxed. Some people like to dress in ritual finery. Some people like to bring scarves or shawls to wrap themselves in if invited to participate in a trance
- Reclaiming rituals tend to last about 90 – 120 minutes, though some might go a little longer, occasionally they are a little shorter but 90 minutes is a good rule of thumb.
- Reclaiming Rituals are open to folks of all ages, all genders, all physical abilities, pagans, non pagans, solitaries, covens, and the curious.
- Reclaiming rituals are drug and alcohol-free. Please do not use intoxicating drugs or alcohol before coming to ritual.
- Please do not use perfumes, lotions, or other scented products before ritual.