Dances of Universal Peace, October 2016

Remembering the Divine Feminine
Samhain/All Saints Day
Sunday, October 30 – 2:00-4:30 p.m.
203 Willimon Dr., Piedmont, SC
Presented by Amina Linda McMakin
Honoring the Great Mother Goddess
through ceremony, dance ,chant, and meditation


Samhain, also known as All Hallows Eve/Halloween celebrated on Oct. 31, is one of the oldest Celtic holidays, going back thousands of years.  Nov. 1 was known as the Celtic New Year and later evolved into All Souls/Saints Day.  It marked the end of summer, the final harvest after the Fall Equinox, and the beginning of the season of darkness and cold.  It was also believed to be the time of year when the veil between this world and the next was the thinnest. 

During our All Hallows Eve ritual, we will honor the Great Mothers who were our ancestors along with loved ones who have departed this life. This gathering will combine ritual, meditation, chanting, and Dances and Walks of Universal Peace inspired by the Great Mother as embodied by Mary Magdalene as the Dark Bride, and Goddesses from the ancient Hebrew tradition.

Please bring a picture of a loved one you would like to honor and remember for the altar; and a light snack to share.  Please RSVP Amina Linda if coming:—864-787-2871 

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Here's our calendar for the rest of the year.  2016_DUP_Calendar-ed

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THE DANCES OF UNIVERSAL PEACE are simple, meditative, joyous multi-circle dances using sacred phrases, music, chanting, and simple movements from the many traditions of the Earth to touch the spiritual essence within ourselves and others.  Based on the work begun in the late 1960's by American mystic, Samuel L. Lewis, they promote peace and integration within individuals and groups worldwide.  There are no performers or audience. No prior experience is needed! 
Come! Join hands and experience peace–within and without.
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Greenville Dance Team from L-R
Dove Pettit, Amina Linda McMakin, Noorunnissa Nancy Schlessel