The Winter Solstice marks a constant part of nature’s cycle. It is a reminder that in order to start anew, the old must come to an end. It is the time of the year when we pay homage to the darkness of life’s mysteries, while still keeping our faith
Fire and water, two theoretical elements prescribed by Aristotle as ‘the’ fundamental elements, both with the power to fuel our physical and spiritual well-being. Joined, together, they create an opportunity for equality and a chemical balance that could overcome any amounting threat.
The story of the mythical bird of fire, the Phoenix, is one that addresses the meaning and direction of life. While sitting in the nest, the bird magnified its body temperature to extreme heats, which in turn caused it to disintegrate completely. After 3 days, the beautiful creature would emerge from its own ashes-reborn-and released from the sentence of death, to be able to live on forever.
The collaboration of these two transformations, within time, space, climate and physical being, has given us the opportunity to bring to life our Phoenix festival of Fire! Rise with us from the darkened ashes of a predefined existence and grip the awareness of the greater reality, the beings we truly are and what we are here to do.