We will PREPARE FOR THE HURRICANES….
Honorable Shamans and Fellow Pagans, Hurricane Season is coming, and we will have a Ceremony at 12:15 pm (local time) on August 5th, 2018. This will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fort Myers, Florida. Feel free to join us, where ever you are in our ceremony. Here is what we will be doing.
Our sacred space will be in a screened porch. We have a central altar table, and lots of chairs. Sit where you like.
The Altar will be covered with a blue plastic tarp which will be anchored with duct tape. Under the tarp, there will be ceremonial objects, of course, like candles, feathers, water, rocks, statuary to honor dieties, and, gifts to honor our local totem Animsls: Wild Turkey, American Alligator, The Manatee, and, the Florida Panther, as well as relics to honor our Ancestors.
But there will also be objects at each of the four directions, related to Hurricane Planning: communications devices, road maps, lighting devices, water containers, gas cans, the local evacuation shelter guide books, canned food, and many other items that people should have as they go into Hurricane Season.
We’ll sing songs, rattle to raise energy, greet the Elements, Animals, Ancestors.
Then, we will talk about what the animals and plants do, before/during/after a Hurricane, and, talk about the Spiritual lessons of Hurricane Season, which are many. Faith beats Fear.
Then, we will take a Shamanic journey to work with the energies and connect to our Guides.
After that, we will talk a bit, ground ourselves, thank and return the Invited Ones, and close the Ceremony.
Then we will eat. Please bring a covered dish to share. Also, please bring your own water to drink.
After the Ceremony, Whale Maiden will be on hand to tell *humorous* stories of “The Great Evacuation Road Trip for Hurricane Irma (2017), ” and other hero’s journeys.
This event is sponsored by CUUPS of Fort Myers.
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