SPIRAL OF LIGHT
WINTER SOLSTICE FESTIVAL
At the Eco-Institute we gather on the Winter Solstice to share warmth, light, and prayers
for our world.
Keeping with traditional culture, for this occasion we recreate a beautiful ritual call the Spiral of Light, which symbolizes the return of the light. We share a meditative lantern walk through the darkness, a sacred community fire, candles, warm drinks, music, and ceremony. Please bring your candle-lit lantern and songs to share!
The ceremony takes place within a mandala of candles, where we honor the dark and the light inside each of us and the renewal of our hopes for the world. Each attendee takes an unlit candle into the center of the spiral of evergreen branches, where they light it from the central candle. Each lit candle is then brought out and placed along the spiral, expanding and spreading the light.
We also sing songs of light, peace, and joy together.
This is a powerful time of year for personal and community renewal.
As ancient nature-honoring cultures came to realize, the darkness is a powerful time to honor.
And so is the return of the light.
This is such a beautiful nature-connective ritual that it has become an annual community tradition.
We hope you'll join us this year!
Thursday, December 21
Eco-Institute's Community Barn & Gazebo
Student Rate - $5
Community Rate - $10
Generosity Rate - $30