Sunday, September 21st,
Ritual starts at 1:00 pm
The Fall Equinox marks a moment of balance, when the sun
rises opposite from where it sets allowing night and day
being equal in length, after which the nights become longer
again. The union of
opposites arises when the forces come into balance.
Distinction is created in the presence of its
rituals are geared towards bringing ourselves back into
balance with the living world around us allowing us to feel
connected and part of that world.
We honor the culmination of the harvest, the celebration of
nature’s full expression, and the letting go of attachments.
It is a ritual of gratitude as the growing season will have
come to its maturity; fruits and seeds are dropped, fields
are being cleared and our gardens wind down. We feed
our Great Mother, thanking her for her bounty.
The full info, intention, and what to bring and prepare for
will be posted closer to the event. The rituals are very
participatory and invite people to do some homework.
For more info
is an inspirational artist, mask and costume designer,
ritualist, teacher, photographer, and performer. She has
exhibited her work in the Netherlands, New York and Boston.
Katja has studied different forms of movement and voice. She
has created sacred ceremonies for the seasons since 1992 for
small and large groups of people of which the summer
solstice at America’s Stonehenge is most well known. She is
very involved in African based spirituality with Malidoma
Somé and the East Coast Village which has brought her to
Africa a few times.
She draws from a variety of great teachers such as Martin
Prechtel and Emilie Conrad. Katja creates rituals and gives
talks at colleges and universities. Katja has sung with
Bonesong, an improvisational sacred singing quartet that
sings in a cave. She performs with the Theater Behind The
Mask in schools through Young Audiences and at First Night.
She created a performance around ‘The Hidden Life of Trees’
with Ricardo Frota in which she appears in a full tree
costume that took her a year and half to make. Katja
launched last year her Apprenticeship program ‘Courting the
Living World’ in which participants activate their intimate
connection to self and planet.
Katja has an extensive website
at which her work can be viewed.