Winter Solstice Mayan Fire/Cacao Ceremony

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Date & Time

Sat, Dec 21 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Address (map)

487 N. Turnpike Rd.

Venue (website)

Center of the Heart

The solstices and equinoxes are sacred times to the Maya of Mesoamerica.  They created a special fire ceremony to honor he importance of these days. In the center of the Medicine Wheel at Center of the Heart spiritual center will be a pot containing candles that represent the colors of the four directions, sage and copal, the incense used by the Maya. The fire is built according to specifications that have been used since the time of the ancient Maya. Once the fire has been lit, each participant will put a piece of piece of Copal into the fire along with their prayers and hopes for the new year.

The ceremony is on the day in the Mayan calendar, the Tzolkin, that represents cleansing and rebirth. This day will set the intention for the coming year.

There will also be Cacao(hot chocolate) to drink in the circle. This drink is considered a gift form the gods and drinking it in ceremony is thought of as a way to merge with the divine.

The ceremony is led by Abby Isadora Haydon. She has written three books about the Maya including the Mayan Astrology Handbook which will be used in her upcoming class at SBCC called Enhance Your Life with Mayan Astrology.



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