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"Solstice: Ceremony & Science" - a special summer walk

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A Summer Solstice installation and walk,
utilizing the Chartres, France pattern.
A special event led by Rev. Sandra Grace of the Liminal Space Society.

Large-scale walking patterns have captivated humans for thousands of years. Here at Cerimon House, we see the labyrinth as a signature image for our work in the community, especially during these times of dramatic change in the world. This unique path is a pleasing way to focus, and move forward. Our walking pattern is a 33 foot adaptation of the historic design from Reims, France. Similar to a large-scale compass, our attendees enjoy walking on this floor pattern to focus, unplug, restore, and recalibrate. Unlike mazes (which are designed to amaze-or-confuse) you can't get lost on a labyrinth as they are “unicursal”, which means there is always a way forward and an arrival point at the center.

The Summer Solstice is celebrated around our marvelous round world.

Why did our ancestors stop to honor and observe the Solstice? What is the Solstice?  What is the science behind the observance? How did our ancestors 6,000-9,000 years ago know where to place the monolithic stones or draw the Medicine Wheel to orient to the Solstice? Why is it important now to understand and reconnect to these practices and observations? 

Join us to explore many of the world’s ancient dedications to the observation of the stars, the moon, the sun in the cycles of life.  We will come together to walk a labyrinth as a symbol of walking our path back to a connection with the natural world and our place within it.

Earlier Event: June 15
June Walk: "The Summer Sun"
Later Event: September 21
September: "Lifelong Learning"