You and yours are warmly invited to the 2nd Annual Island Lantern Walk.
Requesting the permissions of the Ancestors of these Coast Salish Waters, we gather in celebration of Samhain and the Turning of the Wheel of the Year.
This free community event is taking place Sunday, Oct. 30 from 4:30 to 7 pm in Deep Bay.
As the veils thin, we remember the reason for the Season. Gather by the fire, call in the directions, and set out on a dark forest pilgrimage with only your lantern for light. Wind your way to a deep magic valley and plant your prayers and offerings in honour of your Ancestors, and the Ancestors of this Island… and Listen for their answers.
With their blessings and answers snug in your heart, sing your way back to the fire, where warm vegetarian stew and autumn treats will be waiting for you.
Bringing together Bowen Island’s many mystical and magical folk, the Annual Lantern Walk was founded during the pandemic when we were starved for connection and belonging. As the sun fades in Autumn, we reconnect with the inner fire of community and our Ancestors.
All ages are welcome, especially children, as we help them connect more deeply with the cycles of Life and the magic of simple ceremony. Musical instruments and all manner of Earth based magic welcome.
Please RSVP ASAP so we can make sure we have stew for you and can welcome your Ancestors. We’ll send you the address, along with resources for you and your family to deepen in the season and prepare for the walk.
We honour and seek to be in reverent connection with the Ancestors of this Coast Salish Island: Deer, Whale, Eagle, Firefly and more... and whose generations literally make up the ground beneath our feet.
This is a free community event. Along with your presence, we are accepting donations for the Raven Trust (www.raventrust.com), an organization which raises legal defense fees for Indigenous Land Defenders seeking to protect these Ancestral Lands.
Visit www.omegaverse.earth/lanternwalk to learn more and take part.
Come celebrate with us and please RSVP asap!