Wednesday, Dec. 22; 7:00-8:00PM
The Crystal Matrix Center
3215 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90039
WINTER SOLSTICE SINGING BOWL MEDITATION
Though the Winter Solstice lasts only an instant in time, the term is also colloquially used as Midwinter or contrastly the first day of winter to refer to the day on which it occurs. In the northern hemisphere, it is on the shortest day, and longest night of the year.
The seasonal significance of the Winter Solstice is in the reversal of the gradual lengthening of nights and shortening of days. Though interpretation of the event varies, most cultures hold a recognition of rebirth, involving holidays, festivals, gatherings, rituals or other celebrations around this time to remember this renewal.
The Romans called it Dies Natalis Invicti Solis, the Birthday of the Unconquered Sun, and Roman houses were decked with boughs of laurel and evergreen trees. Lamps were kept burning to ward off the spirits of darkness. Temples were decorated with evergreens symbolizing life’s continuity.
In pagan Scandinavia the winter festival was the yule (or juul). Great yule logs were burned, and were believed to have the magical effect of helping the sun to shine more brightly. Mistletoe, which was sacred because it mysteriously grew on the most sacred tree, the oak, was ceremoniously cut and a spray given to each family, to be hung in the doorways as good luck.
The Celtic Druids also regarded mistletoe as sacred. Druid priests cut it from the tree on which it grew with a golden sickle and handed it to the people, calling it All-Heal. To hang it over a doorway or in a room was to offer goodwill to visitors. Kissing under the mistletoe was a pledge of friendship.
Join us. You will be surrounded by the Singing Bowls to help open and clear your chakras and wash and activate your aura. As your senses are stimulated and renewed you enter into a meditative healing environment of active sensory participation and re-call. Remember the Divine Presence that You Are.
INVESTMENT ~ $21.00Investment: $21