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New Moon Ceremony & Soundbath: Closing Out 2022
December 22, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PST$15.00 – $20.00
Celebrate the New Moon with Magical Moon Rites & a Rejuvenating Soundbath Ceremony. If you would like to come in-person, please RSVP via email (see below) as space is limited.
The peak of the New Moon takes place at 2:16am PST 12/23/22. It is believed in Mesoamerican traditions that the energies of the New Moon can begin to be accessed the night before, specifically to reflect and integrate for the New Moon. For this evening, we reflect on closing out 2022.
Along with celebrating the New Moon, we celebrate the month of Tititl (12/19-1/7). The ancient Central Mexicans, celebrated a feast for Cihucoatl (snake woman), who made an appearance to propel and secure an auspicious seasonal transition. Our magical New Moon ceremony will integrate this celebration of transition and preparation for 2023.
We start with shamanic breathwork and trance journeys to explore our intentions, and work with the New Moon. Once we cleansed and revitalized ourselves with shamanic breathwork, explored the sacred meanings of the new moon and new moon rites, everyone will lie down and receive the healing vibrations from a sound bath. The sound bath will include crystal bowls, Tibetan bowls, gongs and medicine songs providing a lush soundscape for deep meditative journeying and melodies to open the heart.
In this ceremony, you will:
• Connect and Manifest with the Magic of the New Moon
• Learn a traditional Mesoamerican New Moon Rite
• Receive vibrational healing through sound baths and icaros (medicine songs)
• Engage in shamanic breathwork that focus on an area of the body & the benefits of working on this area of the body
• Explore Ancient Mesoamerican Indigenous magic, wisdom, traditions, and rites concerning the New Moon
• Something to lie down on: yoga mat or small blanket
RSVP in-person: please bring $20, which will include a limpia and in-person participation in the New Moon ceremony. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP
RSVP virtual: please send $15 via venmo (erika-buenaflor) or zelle (email@example.com) and include your email address so we can send you the link for the class
Ceremony Facilitator: Erika Buenaflor, Curandera, Spiritual Counselor/Coach and Author
Erika blends her 20+ cumulative years of practicing as a curandera, mentoring with curanderx and shamans in the Maya Yucatecan jungle, and studying Mesoamerican Curanderismo at UCLA and UCR to provide you with a rich look into the fascinating world of Mesoamerican Curanderismo and Shamanism. She has written, Cleansing Rites of Curanderismo, Curanderismo Soul Retrieval, The Sacred Energies of the Sun and Moon, and Animal Medicine. As a modern-day curandera, she excels at translating and applying this sacred knowledge to help her clients realize and live their BLISS.
Soundscape Facilitator: Miguel Buenaflor, Conscious Musician
Miguel has performed medicine music in over 100+ various shamanic ceremonies in the Yucatan and in the US. Versed in songs of healing and awakening through many languages, he transcends the language barrier through his passionate play-style and serenading guitar melodies. As a student of Truth, his music aims to spread love and awaken hearts, one melody at a time.