Winter Ritual of Re-Creation and Re-Membrance: Crested Butte, CO Winter Soulstice/New Year Ceremony - Going A-Souling! Re-creating the Ancient Tradition of our European and Nordic ancestors, as we walk through our community offering blessings and Good Cheer to all businesses, local family, friends and all visitors.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23 Celebrating 11th Annual Winter Solstice-Wintertok! ~ Welcoming the Return of the Light over the Elk Mountains at sunrise
FATHER WINTER & THE MAIDEN OF LIGHT RETURNING
All-Community Winter Blessing Ceremony.
The entire community of Crested Butte, CO honors the rising of the Winter Solstice Sun, creates procession through the village and honors the coming of Snow as Father Winter passes the torch to the Green Man of Spring to come.
We gather for a Ceremony to honor the Ancestors, the Spirits of Fire, Ice and Frost, the Nature Spirits, the Maiden of Light, the Mountain Spirits and the wild man Krampus as the denizons of the Deep Dark arise and enter the land of Sun's Return.
The Green Man and the three WiseWomen Norns of Norse tradition share Seeing, promises and blessings for the times to come. The stories of our ForeParents, the sacred Land, the ever-changing Seasons and our communal generosity of spirit are shared. Songs, traditional dance, Elders' and Wisdom-Carriers narratives are shared around the potluck feast. We re-Member and re-Claim our history and most ancient heritage from Norse, European, Slavic, Germanic and Celtic traditions. We celebrate our Native Spirit!
Glad Jul och Vintersolstandet! Happy Yuletide and Soulstice Season!