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Sunday, September 21st, 2014
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 counter-part.  The 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 contact Katja:
(617)365 4024

Katja Esser 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 www.ritualexpressions.com at which her work can be viewed.

 Physical address: 105 Haverhill Road | Salem, NH 03079
 Mailing address: P.O. Box 84 | North Salem, NH 03073
 Phone: (603) 893-8300 | E-mail: info@stonehengeusa.com