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9/29/12: Mabon / Fall Equinox / Thanksgiving
Posted August 18th, 2012 - 5:21 am by from Cambridge, United States (Permalink)

Mabon / Fall Equinox / Thanksgiving (Ritual and Drum Circle)

Date: Saturday, September 29, 2012

Our celebrations consist of 2 parts. First there is a participatory ritual from 7:30 to 9 (http://psgs.us/mupaganawakening), and then a drum circle from 9 until 11 (http://psgs.us/mucambridgedrumcircle). You can go to one, the other, or both.

We hope that people will arrive by 7:30 and stay until 9 for the ritual, while the drum circle at 9 is designed so that people can come and go as they please.

Time: Doors open for ritual: 7 pm; Doors close, ritual starts: 7:30 pm

Once the ritual starts, if you must arrive late, please enter quietly and wait to be let into the circle.

Doors open for drum circle: 9 pm: people may come and go as they please.

Location: The beautiful MIT Chapel, on the MIT campus in Cambridge, MA at Mass Ave & Amherst St., MIT Building W15 (http://psgs.us/MITChapel)

Price: Free, but suggested donated of $5.

In February our seed lay dormant. In March we planted it with intention and saw it sprout. In May, our dreams started to take on physical form. In June we reached our pinnacle and stood midway between planting and harvesting. In August we had the First Harvest and gave thanks for the Earth's bounty and the sacrifice of the spirit of the grain.

Now is the time of the Fall Equinox. We continue to harvest and we share our bounty in thanks and in preparation for the coming darkness.

This is an open public ritual. It is intended both for those curious about Paganism and for practicing Pagans. All participants are equally welcome.

This event is drug and alcohol free.

Live music provided by Martin Case and the Lee (http://psgs.us/ritualband).

Joseph Brogan-Saxophones, Flutes
Jean Laing-Djembe, Percussion
Joshua Mayo-Djun Djun, Djembe, Percussion
Omar Gittens, Djun Djun, Percussion
Martin Case-Saxophones, Djembe, Percussion

(Excerpts from our Imbolg/Inspire drum circle: http://psgs.us/ytimbolg12;
Excerpts from our Ostara/Equinox/Emerge and Surge drum circle: http://psgs.us/ytostara12
Excerpts from our Bealtaine/Unite drum circle: http://psgs.us/ytbealtaine12
Excerpts from our Litha/Midsummer/Summer Solstice/Achieve drum circle: http://psgs.us/ytlitha12
Excerpts from our Lughnasadh/Lammas/Harvest drum circle: http://psgs.us/ytlammas12)

Website: http://psg.mit.edu/ , http://twitter.com/mitpsg , http://paganawakening.org , http://twitter.com/paganawakening

Facebook: http://psgs.us/fbmabon12
Meetup: http://psgs.us/mumabonrc12, http://psgs.us/mumabondc12
Couchsurfing: http://psgs.us/csmabon12
G+: http://psgs.us/gpmabon12

The MIT Chapel (W15) (http://psgs.us/MITChapel) is the cylindrical building with an odd spiky thing on top near the MIT Student Center. Get to 77 Mass. Ave. on the side opposite the MIT entrance with the pillars and walk west, away from the pillars, towards dorm row -- the chapel will be on your left. If you get to Kresge Auditorium (the building that looks as if you could ski off it), you've gone too far. If you notice a large inflatable grub-like thingy to your left, you have definitely gone much too far.

Parking is available in the Chapel Turnaround: "Parks 20 cars and is for use with Chapel events. Turnaround is located on Amherst Street just after the Chapel." (http://psgs.us/ChapelTurnaround)