Friday, November 29, 2013

‘Winter Solstice at the Rosicrucian Cultural Center’

“At Christmas I no more desire a rose than wish a snow in May’s new-fangled mirth; but like of each thing that in season grows.”

Biron in Love’s Labour’s Lost

Shakespeare’s Biron is talking about the divines order of nature, as if echoing Ecclesiastes 3, but December brings a season rich in symbolism that demands an openness to unorthodox understandings. If you never before have observed a winter solstice, try to make time to visit the Rosicrucian Cultural Center for this ceremony and the programs to follow, and indulge a desire for a mystic rose at Christmastime.

From the publicity:

Join us in celebrating the Winter Solstice with the Festival of Light Ceremony: A sacred ritual whose origin dates back to antiquity; a special mystical musical presentation by professional pianist Henry Butler; and the Imperator’s Universal Attunement Exercise.

Saturday, December 21
Noon - Festival of Light Ceremony
1 p.m. - Spiritual Significance
of the Winter Equinox
3 p.m. - Imperator’s Universal
Attunement Exercise

Rosicrucian Cultural Center of New York City
2303 Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard

As Number 6 used to say, “Be seeing you.”

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