Autumn Equinox – celebrating the Harvest

Autumn Equinox is a time of balance, a time when day and night are equal in length, and a time of turning inward as we contemplate the coming winter. It is also a time to express gratitude for all of the abundance and blessings that have come our way in the past year. We will be meeting to celebrate this wonderful time of harvest, and to honor Nuada and Airmed, the god and goddess of healing and prosperity. The ceremony is approximately 30 minutes long.

Location: Peace Park Lawn at Unity of Sedona
Admission: Suggested donation $10, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds

Druid Linda Mae has been following the path of the ancient Druids for 25 years. She is the Founder and ArchDruid of Druids of the Light, which focuses on anchoring the Light of the Heavens onto the Earth. She has been presenting public rituals and classes all over the United States since 1992. Her book, Ancient Wisdom Now, is available in the Unity of Sedona bookstore.


For more information or questions, please email Druid Linda Mae at DruidLinda@gmail.com.

Lughnasadh ceremony

We had a lovely Lughnasadh ceremony last Saturday, August 3rd. It was right in the middle of the monsoon season, so we held the ceremony indoors once again, and only had a small group of attendees. Lughnasadh is such a lovely time to affirm our blessings and to give thanks for the coming harvest season. Everyone felt the ceremony was quite meaningful.

Our Lughnasadh altar
Our sacred loaf of bread

Lughnasadh is almost here!

Traditionally, Lughnasadh is celebrated on our about August 1st. This year, Druids of the Light is offering our ceremony which celebrates the first harvest on August 3rd at 6:00pm. Lughnasadh is the time of the year when summer starts turning towards autumn. It is also the time of the first harvest, and is the first of three harvest ceremonies. In Arizona, Lughnasadh is a time to be thankful for the rains and for the bounty of the land. It is a time to gather with friends and kin in merriment. The ceremony is approximately 45 minutes long, and there will be a time of socializing after the ritual. Our ceremony will be at Unity of Sedona, in Unity’s Peace Park (lawn area), but will move to the Chapel in case of rain.

Classes

We have decided to cancel classes for the summer, since people are traveling and other activities are happening. However, we will probably get together to do a workshop or two, and of course, we have our Lughnasadh Ritual coming up the first weekend in August. Stay posted for more information about that.

Summer Solstice

We had a lovely Summer Solstice ritual with a great number of people attending. I was surprised because it unexpectedly started raining in the afternoon. We ended up having the ceremony in the Chapel at Unity, which worked out quite well. Everyone was moved by the ceremony and we had a wonderful time socializing after with snacks that we shared.

Our 2019 trip to the British Isles

We are finalizing our plans to visit the British Isles. We will be leaving Phoenix on October 7th, and returning on the evening of October 18th. It’s a whirlwind trip but we will have a chance to visit many sites.

 It’s going to be an ambitious and fun trip…. Stonehenge, Tintagel Castle, Merlin’s Cave, Glastonbury, Avebury, Newgrange, Hill of Tara, Bridghe’s Well in Kildare, CnocAine, Cliffs of Moher, Edinburgh Castle, Rosslyn Chapel, train back to London. We are all so excited!

If you would like to join us, there is still time. Please contact Linda Mae by using the Contact Us tab if you are interested in knowing more.

The plan is that this, or some portions thereof, will be tours that we will be doing on a regular basis.

Amazon Smile

We continue to develop the business side of our organization. Recently Druids of the Light has been approved as an official non-profit for Amazon Smile. What this means is that you can choose Druids of the Light as the organization that you would like to support with a portion of your sales. Just click on the link below.

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