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September 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Wheel of the Year has turned, and as we look ahead, we see winter coming. The Sun’s power is waning and from now on the nights grow longer as the days grow shorter. The sap of trees returns back to their roots and the world returns to darkness.
Mabon is the autumn equinox – night and day are of equal length and in perfect equilibrium – dark and light, masculine and feminine, inner and outer, in balance. It is also a time of transition; marking the moment when the year begins to wane as darkness overtakes the light. The cycle of the natural world is moving towards completion.
At Mabon, we celebrate the second harvest. We begin looking inward, preparing ourselves for the winter to come. We honor the aging God and Goddess as the cycle of life, death, and rebirth ends and begins again with the changing season.
This year’s ritual will explore the Greek myth of Persephone, inviting participants to follow her through the darkness and back into the light of spring as the wheel turns. The morning sermon will explore the power of myth in spiritual practice, using Persephone’s story as an example.
Join WUUC’s Earth-based and Pagan community Sunday, September 23, from 4 to 6 p.m., as we begin a journey into night together.