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Smoke & Mirrors

June 23, 2018 @ 2:15 pm - 6:00 pm

Welcome to this beautiful space for relaxation, contemplation and regeneration. Warm yourself at this communal fire.

Reflect, release and resolve: Creative Writing with Lisa D’Onofrio
Go inward with introspection and intention, as we honour our shadow side and welcome the coming of the longest night of the year. It’s the natural time to reflect, and then release all that does not serve us, with the alchemising effect of fire lightening our loads, and lighting the path towards the inevitable return of the sun. 
Mid-winter Shrine: with Aleshia Ng

Light a candle to place on the mid-winter shrine, a place to honour the spirits of our ancestors, loved ones and things we have loved and lost.  Here we can leave messages to lost loved ones and lost things; anything which we feel has been taken away rather than given freely. Our messages will flutter in the glow of the afternoon and decorate the entrance to the shrine, until they are taken to set sail on the boat effigy and be burned in the fire ceremony.  You can also fold your message into an origami boat to set afloat on the mid-winter shrine. Reflect and release and prepare to greet the returning sun.

Nici Wrights’s volcano kiln that will be firing clay hand-made vessels throughout the festival.


June 23, 2018
2:15 pm - 6:00 pm
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Smoke & Mirrors
Melboure, Victoria 3000 Australia
03 5473 4426


Lisa D'Onofrio, Aleshia, Uncle Ricky Nelson