Sun, Mar 19|
Spring Equinox Party with Poles!
~Wand Making ~ Maypole Carving ~ Mad March Hare Tea Party ~ Setting of Sacred Sites ~
Time & Location
Mar 19, 2023, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM PDT
Erosia, 3501 W Shelton Valley Rd, Shelton, WA 98584, USA
About the Event
Jump into the Wisdom of the Spring with our online and in-person event!
Erosia- Shelton, WA
Pranam- Silver City, NM (Site TBA)
* Wand making
* Maypole carving
* Mad March Hare tea party
* Setting of Sacred Sites
ALL DAY EVENT - Come to whatever fits your needs and desires!
We will start there ceremony together online with an opening ceremony at 9a PT / 10a MT.
Thereafter the groups will split to do their own things!
At Erosia we will prepare for the upcoming Beltane by taking a site tour, which might include the finding of a personal wand. We will then work on preparing the site until noon, when we come back together on Zoom to center back together around the pole carving/wand making.
Midday is time for sharing Teachings about poles and wands while we carve the Maypole and others work on their personal wand creation. We will also have an open, come and eat as you will/need potluck buffet set out. We will have a fire and it will be outside with some coverings to keep us dry.
Once we move into midafternoon we will pivot for our "Mad March Hare Tea Party", which is a time for sharing tea and potluck sweets/tea-time-foods and to dress in whatever costume you get together. We will have a bin of fun scarves and such so that all may play dress up!
(Also, tea doesn't need to be the only thing drunk at this "Mad Hare" party! We will have "over 21 options" available to give your tea a kick if you so choose.)
Then let the fun and games commence!
We will then hang out sharing stories and tales of spring and "good things to come" until we decide we've had enough! :)
Sound like your "cup of tea"?
Monetary Cost? We will offer options to donate to the foundation of this Land Sanctuary of Erosia, Pranam and/or the TOLIS. No one has to bring money, though. This is an opportunity to share all talents, time, AND treasures.
Saturday is also a time that one might come out to Erosia and help with the preparation of the site for the Beltane, if you have some time that day open, as well, but the morning of Sunday is when we will be formally in ceremony around that Work for a couple of hours.
Want to make a scared grotto to your personal deity in the beauty of Nature?
We will have things to use to build altars and are also open to you bringing things to share. Your Time and Talents are all we really need, though!
Want to set down a memorial brick in our labyrinth and/or help us finish it at Erosia? (Memorial bricks engraved with your Beloved's name are usually gifted with donations equaling $50 or more.)
Want to learn about spring equinox, wands and pole making?
Want to make community connections and center in Sacred Land?
We have a place for you at our Round Table and hope to create more connections from wherever you are!
Times for Zooming- 9a PT / 10a MT
then again at 12p PT / 1p MT each for about an hour.
Please register at www.tolisanctuary.org to get the link and to let us know you're coming!
(It's also a place you can donate to Erosia or Pranam by clicking the donate link and then telling us in the comments who you are earmarking your donation for.)
This event is co-sponsored by The Tree of Life Interfaith Sanctuary, Erosia Land Sanctuary and Pranam.
This is the Sunday all-day, come-to-what-tickles-your-fancy-event to help us prepare the site and the pole for the Beltane. If anyone has time on Saturday to help with site prep and/or want to make a weekend camp-out of it at Erosia, you are welcome!
We will have part available online to connect people who are joining at a distance at the beginning of the day and then again at midday.
Sarah Heartsong attends the Council meetings from Erosia in Shelton, Washington, one of our TOLIS Land Sanctuaries. Sarah is an ordained priestess (over 25 years of Sacred Service), the founder of the Tree of Life Interfaith Sanctuary (TOLIS), currently holding the title of Main Sanctuary Servant, and is the Lady of the Land of Erosia. She holds a BA in Religion/Global Studies, and a MA in Communication Studies. She is also a professional artisan with Heartsong Healing Arts’ Rare Earth Designs, which you can find at Heartsong Healing Arts and Rare Earth Designs and on Etsy.
Best contacts are though email at TOLISanctuary@gmail.com or firstname.lastname@example.org and available for text/phone at 575-640-8506. Sarah spends most of her days now walking the 13 acres of Erosia, doing art and scheming future plans such as creating a Beltane 2023 and Healing Aphrodite's Priest/ess trainings and priest/ess facilitated Aphrodite Touch Temples.
Joshua Rex, M.A., M.A.T., is a Mindfulness Coach and Teacher Trainer, working with individuals and organizations to design mindful approaches, routines, and techniques to support people in achieving their academic and professional goals, weaving in Social Emotional Learning through the Arts, Music, and Movement.
Joshua has worked in and around the classroom, working in after-school programs, childcare centers, and behavioral health organizations, providing scaffolded supports for children and adult learners.
Currently Joshua offers guidance and training in creating safe and predictable learning environments that are trauma-informed, and are grounded in restorative justice work.
Joshua Serves as the Secretary of the Board for the TOLIS.