Ritual

Amanda Midkiff of Locust Light farm smudging burning herbs in sacred ritual sacred ceremony
 
 

RItual can change your life.

When we mindfully create a moment to step out of the mundane and into the sacred, we create space for healing and transformation.

Seasonal ritual can help us feel stability as we move through the cycle of the year. Taking a moment to pause, reflect, and set intentions for the season ahead can help you to work through life events and move ahead with a sense of purpose and empowerment.

 
 

Seasonal Circles

We host seasonal circles to celebrate each of the eight seasonal holidays (solstices, equinoxes, beltane, etc.)

The circles are a space to gather and do profound energy work. We drum, journey, reflect, and look ahead. They are healing and wonderful.

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Summer Solstice Circle

At Summer Solstice, our energies are spiraling outward.

The sunlight has been increasing in strength for the past six months, and we are now at our “peak yang” time, when our solar, outward energy is strongest. Though in some ways it feels that summer is just beginning, the Solstice marks the beginning of shorter days, the shift toward the harvest season.

SATURDAY, JUNE 22ND

7:00-9:00pm

UPDATE: The Circle is now filled, but you can sneak in if you purchase a Full-Day Magic Pass to our Solstice Celebration.

Lammas Circle

At Lammas, our Outward Spiral begins to slow as summer deepens to harvest season.

The daylight has begun to wane, if yet imperceptibly, and our energy is on the precipice of spiraling inward. This is a time of gratitude for the abundant gifts of the earth. It is a time to reflect on our role in the world around us, our thread in the web of the ecosystem, our impact on our communities.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 2ND

7:00-9:00PM

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Autumnal Equinox Circle

Autumnal Equinox (Mabon) is when we’re truly feeling the seasonal shift. Our energies are poised at the balance between Light and Dark. We are at the Still point between the Outward Spiral and the Inward Spiral.

The slow inward spiral is about to begin, and we are moving into a time of death and release. Release can be frightening, but it is a crucial step in healing and transformation.


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH

7:00-9:00PM

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Samhain Circle

At Samhain, the Veil that separates us from the Otherworld is thin — more thin than at any other time of the year.

This makes Samhain an especially potent time for energy work: for reaching deep within yourself, drawing up new insights; shedding old ways; connecting with your guides, teachers, and ancestors.

It is true that energy work and growth is a personal journey, and yet it can be encouraging, comforting, and helpful to do this work in a supportive, safe space.


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30TH

7:00-9:00PM

Potions & Practices Classes

We offer a class for each seasonal holiday.

we discuss practices that align your energy with the energies of the season, learn herbal allies for this time, and make a potion to take home.

An online version of each “Potions & Practices” class is available. See below.

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The daylight has begun to wane, if yet imperceptibly, and our energy is on the precipice of spiraling inward. This is a time of gratitude for the abundant gifts of the earth. It is a time to reflect on our role in the world around us, our thread in the web of the ecosystem, our impact on our communities.

I invite you to join me as we explore ritual practices and herbal potions that bring you into alignment with the energy of this season.

You will make an herbal potion to take home.

MONDAY, JULY 29TH

7:00-9:00PM

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The slow inward spiral is about to begin, and we are moving into a time of death and release. Release can be frightening, but it is a crucial step in healing and transformation.

I invite you to join me as we explore ritual practices and herbal potions that bring you into alignment with the energy of this season.

You will make an herbal potion to take home.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD

7:00-9:00PM

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Samhain is an specially potent time for energy work: for reaching deep within yourself, drawing up new insights; shedding old ways; connecting with your guides, teachers, and ancestors.

I invite you to join me as we explore ritual practices and herbal potions that bring you into alignment with the energy of this season.

You will make an herbal potions to take home.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 28TH

7:00-9:00PM

Explore Ritual Online

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AT SUMMER SOLSTICE, OUR ENERGIES ARE SPIRALING OUTWARD.

The sunlight has been increasing in strength for the past six months, and we are now at our “peak yang” time, when our solar, outward energy is strongest. Though in some ways it feels that summer is just beginning, the Solstice marks the beginning of shorter days, the shift toward the harvest season.

Solstice is a time of joyful celebration, gathering, and play.

It is a time for fairies and flowers, for songs and whimsy.

I invite you to join me as we explore practices and potions that bring us in alignment with this season.

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At Spring Equinox, we are poised in the Balance between Dark and Light.

Light is increasing, and the new season of growing is upon us. The earth's energy, which has been spiraling inward since the Autumnal Equinox (in the Northern Hemisphere) begins to spiral outward. Our energy follows suit.

At Spring Equinox, we begin to open to the world around us. Our energy extends in curiosity to the changes that have occurred while we were hibernating. We begin to Unfurl.

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SMOKE

Smoking is an ancient ritual, a powerful act that connects us with the spirit world, the plant world, and ourselves. Smoking herbs can bring magic, deliciousness, and transcendence into your life.

But where to start? Maybe you already have a smoking routine, and you’d like to mix it up but you don’t know which herbs are safe to smoke. Or you want to smoke herbs, but you don’t even own a pipe.

In this in-depth course, you will learn all aspects of smoking, from how to pack a pipe to which herbs you can smoke.

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Amanda is a licensed minister and greatly enjoys guiding people through life’s transitions. If you are looking for someone to guide you through a wedding or union ceremony, a release, a healing, or a transition to a new phase, please reach out.