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Celebrate Elihino, Cherokee Earth Mother

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Celebrate Elihino, Cherokee Earth Mother
Thursday, March 5, 7:30PM
Concord location, directions given upon RSVP
$15 newcomer discount, $35 one time exchange
This ritual is for cisgender women.
Please RSVP to 925-787-9247 or

She is one Sister in the Cherokee Trinity of Corn/Sehu, Sun/Igaehinvdo, and Earth.  Elihino is the Earth Herself.  She is the land that accepts the seeds of the corn.  She is the fertile, brown Earth that cradles those seeds in Her moist folds, absorbing the light of Her Sister Sun until the corn seeds burst with life, sending fine, white roots down deep and sweet, soft leaves into the air above with the promise of food that will sustain whole communities of people.

We have been honored to circle at the altars of Sehu and Igahhinvdo in the past one and a half years, and now we come full circle to the altar of Elihino, Earth Mother.  During this last few weeks of quiet time before we plant our seeds for the year at Spring Equinox, let us share with one another what it feels like to be in the soil, to patiently wait, held safely in Her fertile goodness.

We are the Goddess, made in Her image and made of Her elements.  As you prepare for this ritual, consider what this means to you.  Do you feel this consistency within you?  Do you come up against messages in your life that would have you believe otherwise?  Listen to Elihino and bring her messages with you to the altar.

For the altar please bring a brown or green candle.  Also please bring a small container of soil collected from the geographic area in which you live:  the Sacred Earth that supports and sustains your body.  Also please bring any images of Elihino, of Earth, or of soil.  

If you are interested in participating in a ritual or celebration, please help out by doing the following:

Please bring a snack to share (if possible, food of the culture we are celebrating), washable eating utensils (bowl, cup, plate, utensils, etc. In honor of Mother Earth, we do not provide disposable items), a candle (for safety reasons, we highly recommend a candle in a glass container, often called a novena), and pillow or chair to sit on to all rituals. For more information about our rituals please visit our FAQ page.

Please see our current series schedule and check the web page for the specific ritual to see what items to bring and how to prepare yourself. Please take the time to read this, especially if you are a newcomer. New information is added from time to time so even if you feel you have already seen this, it is important to check back in every now and then.

Earlier Event: March 5
Six Week Qi Gong Class
Later Event: March 5
Temple of Aphrodite