• Cottage in the Woods in detail

    all sessions take place on Zoom from 19.00-20.30 UK Time for Cottage Residents + 19.15-20.30 for everyone else
    ** Cottage Resident bookings are closed, but please contact us if you'd like to be on the waitlist **

    TEVET: Sanctifying the Dark

    Full Moon Circle - Sunday 19 December 2021

    With song and ceremony, we will celebrate the dark. We will tell tales of the Winter Solstice in Jewish tradition, and mark the darkest time of the year with a Jewishly rooted ritual that marks the transition to

    the return of the light.

     

    SHEVAT: Growing with Nature

    New Moon Circle (Rosh Chodesh) - Tuesday 4 January 2022

    Beneath the chilled earth, growth begins. Join us to gather in the herbal wisdom of our Jewish ancestors, and bring home some Jewish plant magic of your own. We will also learn the Jewish practice of Kiddush Levana, blessing the New Moon in her time.

     

    Full Moon Circle - Tu Bishvat Seder - Sunday 16 January 2022

    In the middle ages, the kabbalists - Jewish mystics - devised a festive meal to celebrate the New Year of the Trees and journey through the four kabbalist worlds (layers of existence). We invite you to a Tu Bishvat seder Yelala-style, with song, sacred foods and storytelling, rejoicing in the Earth’s produce as she begins to wake up from her slumber.

     

     

    ADAR I: Personal Resilience

    New Moon Circle - Tuesday 1 February 2022

    This year, the Hebrew year is pregnant - yes, that’s what the Jewish leap year is called! A pregnant year! This means we get two months of Adar. The first Adar hosts a little known festival, Purim Katan - “Little Purim.” Purim Katan is a festival of personal deliverances, which has been celebrated in Jewish communities around the world, honouring each community’s own story of oppression and survival. This New Moon, we will gather to reflect on our personal deliverances, our own stories of struggle and resilience. A quiet, tender, gently thoughtful space.

     

    Full Moon Circle - Purim Katan Celebration - Tuesday 15 February 2022

    A festive celebration of our own deliverances and resilience. Expect songs, stories and gratitudes, honouring the ways in which each of us has our own Purim story.

     

    ADAR II: Communal Resilience & Sacred Foolery

    New Moon Circle - Wednesday 2 March, 2022

    We gather to learn ancestral customs of resilience and Jewish wisdom of sacred foolery. We will seek inwards for our own sacred fool and the places within ourselves that could use the loosening energy of the holy trickster.

     

    Full Moon Circle - Purim Celebration - Wednesday 16 March, 2022

    Having kindled our own sacred fools, we join together in the communal festival of sacred foolery! We will embody the joyful, life-affirming energy of Purim, celebrate the heroines Vashti and Esther, and rejoice that finally spring is here

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