Sophia's Portico

A Feminine Spirituality Center - For More Than 20 years!

2330 Beacon Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805
   
Sophia's Portico

 

A Feminine Spirituality Center
 

  260-482-7402

kuanyin011@frontier.com

www.facebook.com/SophiasPortico

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Beltane

Sunday ~ April 29, 2018 ~ 4:00 PM

IPFW Children's Garden

(A short walk behind Williams Theatre)

Welcome to the end of winter's journey and the renewal of summer jubilation!

We celebrate the beginning of the glorious "re-greening" with a festival of gaiety, creativity, flowers and dancing around the Maypole.

Beltane, like Samhain, is a time of liminal space when the veil between the two worlds are at their thinnest.  This is why Beltane's magic abounds!  The ancients recognized this was the time when Fairy folk were especially active as they returned from their winter respite, carefree and full of fairy mischief and fairy delight.

Since the atmosphere of Beltane is one of merriment, we invite everyone (including local Fairies) to share in our joyful gathering.

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Summer Solstice

Friday ~ June 22, 2018 ~ 7:00 PM

IPFW Children's Garden

(A short walk behind Williams Theatre)

Midsummer is an intense time for wonder!  This is when everything is abundant and flourishing. We gather to honor our Day Star at its peak with drumming, chanting and community.  When we relate to this season, we resonate with the sublime beauty of being, the thrill of passion, the exhilaration of awareness, the possibilities of creativity and the fulfulling tenderness of love.

It is the longest day and the shortest night of the year.  From the exact moment of Summer Solstice, Sol immediately begins to wane.  Thus, the journey into the harvest season has begun and the Wheel continues to turn.  A Maori proverb says:  "Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you".

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Lammas

Friday ~ July 27, 2018 ~ 7:00 PM

Beacon Heights Church of the Brethren

2810 Beacon Street

Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805

Lammas reminds us to reflect on the abundance and magnanimity of the Universe.  Following in the tradition of our ancestors, this is the time when the first grains are harvested and honored to ensure the continuance of the cycle of life, both physically and spiritually.

Lughnasadh celebrates transformation.  The seeds that were planted in Spring grow, flower and bloom, becoming the food that sustains us.  In this celebration, we respectfully offer our thanks to Gaia for the benevolence of Her Love as we break bread, offer soul-deep gratitude and walk the labyrinth.