Crossroad. Underworld. Liminal.
Howl and cackle into a darkening night
Get on your broomstick and have a wild flight
Samhain is a pagan holiday that marks the midpoint between Autumn Equinox and Winter Solstice. It is the doorway into the depth of darkness, taking us into the cave of our being, with longer nights and colder days. The veil between the worlds, between the living and the dead, is said to be thin during this time, and communication with ancestors is palpable. It’s the last harvest; the fruit has fallen and Mama Nature sings her sacred song of decay.
Samhain is the origin of Halloween, Hallow’s Eve, and Day Of The Dead.
In the ancient world, this time of year marked a shift into a dangerous period, when the threat of death loomed within darkness, a cold earth, and lack of food. And yet living in close relationship to the land teaches us that decomposing, resting in the dark, and loss of life are necessary for life’s renewal.
Samhain is an invitation to embrace death – there’s no life without the other. It calls us into the thick inner woods, down into the roots, deep into the fertile void in the womb of Mother Earth, to explore unknown areas within ourselves. It urges us to cultivate courage in the heart of terror, to befriend our shadow, to break down old paradigms, and to let things rest so that we can regenerate and recreate our world.
Join me for a Somatic Ceremony, to call in what you need for the dark season. With myth and metaphor of darkness, death, and decay, we will empower ourselves to love life. Weaving together asana, pranayama, kriya, meditation, mantra, mudra, and contemplation, we will bring the paradox, the complexity, and the evocative poetry of this season into an embodied ritual that will enrich your life and support you wherever you are in this moment on your journey.
This Somatic Ceremony will be pre-recorded and available between Lunar Samhain – the New Moon on October 25th (which is a solar eclipse), and the Full Moon on November 8th (which is a lunar eclipse) – a day after actual Solar Samhain.
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Somatic Ceremonies are created by Hagar Harpak as a weaving of storytelling, movement, breath, and reflection, to support bodies, hearts, minds, and creativity in tuning into the changing season, receiving the gifts and the wisdom of nature’s cycles, and living in deep relationship with soma, soul and soil.
$45 – supports my work and helps me grow my business in a socially and environmentally conscious way (this helps me keep it accessible for those who can’t afford it)
$35 – helps keep these events coming
$25 – covers the basics
No one will be turned away for lack of funding. Please reach out to me and if you can’t afford it right now. We got you.
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I am so looking forward to this embodied ceremonial journey with you.