Come and gather in circle with us to prayer as we enter in to the deep winter dreaming time. We start at 9:00am to build the fire, build the lodge, make prayer ties, and move into sacred space.
This lodge is happening right before the winter solstice a time of when the sun begins it's journey back to this hemisphere. It is the time of recognizing our inner light and it radiance.
The return of the light is the journey to Spring time when seeds are planted... What are you dreaming to sow next year? What are you wanting to bring into the light?
All are welcome. This is an interfaith gathering where we pray together for the good of all beings. Bring your prayers, songs, rattles and drums.
We do not ask for money donations but we can always use these items to support the community and future lodges:
Cotton cloth for prayer ties
Things you will need to bring for the lodge:
Clothes to sweat in:
These gatherings are co-ed and we want everyone to be comfortable, so we ask that participants wear shorts, skirts, and a shirt or tee shirt in the lodge.
Dry clothes to change into after the lodge
A potluck dish to share after the lodge
Come visit Hearth and Gather and find some beautiful hand made treasures for your holiday gifting. Come meet Adhi. Have some tea and check out her creative process and wares.
All hand made by Adhi.
Gift certificates, layaway, and payment plans available.
All materials are Eco friendly and ethically acquired.
As well as these amazing offerings there will be herbal medicine, paintings, holly -bittersweet wreaths made by Alissa.
Come join us for a full moon gathering. Bring drums, rattles and songs. We will gather around a fire in the medicine wheel herb garden and celebrate the Cold full moon.
This is an interfaith .gathering all are welcome. Dress warmly!
RSVP to let us know you are coming
Songs are Medicine, Food is Medicine, Tribe is Medicine
Come join us as we build tribe through communal potluck. Followed by medicine song circle and drumming around the camp fires or indoor wood stove in the colder months to share song, dance, story and heart connection.
You are welcome to bring your songs, music makers and creative juices to share to the circle or simply enjoy the beauty of listening to the music, joining in on a song or having heartfelt conversations with your tribe.
Learn songs and new rhythms that you can bring with you back home to your family and friends! Come and share songs and poetry from your own cultural lineages as a way to celebrate our diversity as a people.
All people are welcome in our circles to create accessibility to the medicine in unity.
Suggested donation $5 - $15
No one turned away :)
It's that time of year when a family member brings home a cold or the flu and it manages to make the rounds in your house. We look for a miracle cure to end the cycle of sickness, but the fact is there is no magic bullet. We turn to over the counter drug store remedies that promise relief but they suppress the symptoms by suppressing our immune systems and often only make things worse.
By slowing down and nurturing with herbal remedies and natural healing we can break the cycle of winter illness!
In this class we will:
Learn how the body works with the immune system.
How to naturally support the immune system to prevent and recover more quickly from colds and virus infections.
Learn which herbs to use for which symptoms and how to use them and why.
Understand dosing when using plant medicine.
learn what herbal medicines you should have in your medicine cabinet for the season.
We will be making some Fire Cider to take back home. Bring your favorite chopping knife and cutting board!
Energy Exchange/Workshop Fee: $30
Workshop will take place at: Hearth & Gather
137 Scott Hill Rd,
Lebanon CT 06249
The lodge is a place for prayers, healing and purification. It is a chance to connect with the elements, our spirit and renewal. All welcome to join in this ceremony in the spirit of unity and healing. Please RSVP and speak to Alissa for first time participants. There is no fee however everyone is expected to help in the work of bringing it all together. We also share in a pot luck meal afterward.
Alissa will teach about some of the abundant local plants that are good for harvesting this time of year for use as medicine through out the year. You will learn how to make a tincture and proper harvesting and drying techniques. RSVP for reserving your spot and to find out what supplies you will need. $25 per person
Bring the whole family to the Medicine Garden to discovery the joys of wild foraging and cooking from the land. There are so many plants available right in the back yard if you know what to look for and how to safely prepare it! We will identify, learn and connect with nature and then prepare and enjoy food together! RSVP to reserve your spot. Wild Edible and Medicinal Foraging Cooking and Eating in Gratitude. We will also have space to truly connect with the spirit of the land with a journey lead by Adhi Two Owls.
Come and learn and have fun doing it. This is happening at 137 Scott Hill Rd in Lebanon. Let me know if you can join us!
Alissa Mulliken 860-402-0399
May 28th 2017
Join Adhi and Alissa for a day of fire and transformation as they take participants on a creative journey to forge an amulet, sacred arm band/bracelet and a sacred athame (knife) out of copper, bronze, or iron. The forge is the creative fire within for women and men. This energy manifests differently yet can when put to healthy application can change hearts, minds and spirits… as well as become the process to change the world. This is a complete immersion gathering. We will create a dynamic and safe space to go deep and explore our connection and explore the creative process. We will then use Fire in the form of a sacred forge as the focal point for transformation.
Some of the forge activities….
Learning about the Alchemy of metals and there energetic and transformative properties. How metals are change when heated and hammered… tempered in water…
We will journey to connect to the deeper meaning of what the forge means to each of us as well as explore the synergy of fire, earth and water as the components of the self in creative process.
We willcreate an Amulet through the process of cold forging of metal. This will help to learn the techniques of hammering metal and seeing how surfaces and shapes change. This process works to empowers the amulet with your intention.
In many traditions the sacred knife is used as a tool for cutting cords, casting a circle, symbol for the element of Air, mental clarity, creativity, many othertraditions and teachings….
We will explore….
This is a full hands on one day intensive where participants will learn the basics ofblacksmithing out of a choice of different metals: copper, bronze, steel, iron… Adhi will share the alchemy of fire and metal as a transformation process, leading participants through the magic ofheating, hammering, tempering… Alissa will guide participants to discover local plants and the alchemy ofactive earth connection/awareness as part of a holistic way to balance the creative with thesacred.
We will be offering camping on the land in tents which participants will bring or you can choose to stay off land at an AirBnB or other place. There will be composting toilets and solar showers on the land. Women will need to bring all their own sleeping gear, toiletries, eating utensils, cup, plate/bowl, water bottle. As well as bugs stuff (there are mosquitoes & ticks), sturdy boots and weather appropriate clothing ( be prepared for any kind of weather)
Safety is important for this weekend and you will receive a list of gear you must bring for this weekend in order to participate in the forge activities.
We will build a community village with a kitchen where all will participate in meal preparation and clean-up as well as rotating through toilet duties and shower duties. These tasks serve to ground and support the energy of the weekend.
Tuition for thisday which includes meals and materials: $ 180.00
RSVP for more details, contact Alissa @ 860-402-0399
ocation: Lebanon, CT
Standing Strong for Standing Rock Community Support Gathering:
Meeting, Sharing Circle, Herbal Action, Fire Ceremony, Potluck
RSVP for more details, contact Alissa @ 860-402-0399
Location: Lebanon, CT