Drumming Down the Sun ~ A Summer Solstice Ritual
Hosted by Rhianna Mirabello & Rick Jarow
Saturday, June 20th at 51 Vassar Farm Lane, Poughkeepise, NY
7:30 – Meet at the Field
7:45 – 8:00 Ritual Begins
This event is being held at Vassar Farms @ the back fields. The address is: 51 Vassar Farm Ln, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 You will drive to the back of the farm and see the rugby fields on the left. You won’t miss us.
As the Wheel turns, we find ourselves once again in a time of revelry. June brings the Summer Solstice ~ the Longest Day of the Year, and the time when we are able to fully embrace the power of the Light. We gather with our drums to celebrate the fullness of Mother Earth as she grows, preparing to birth the summer season.
In North America, our Native Tribes honored the drum as the center of the tribe – a living being with its own distinct energy, beating with the heartbeat of Mother Earth, and carrying the prayers of the people to Great Spirit. For thousands of years, the drum has been integral to ceremony and ritual; a physical representation of the seasons and the circle of life.
Join Rhianna and our special guest Rick Jarow, this Midsummer’s Eve – we will gather as community to bask in the light, the warmth, and the tangible abundance of life all around us. At 8:00pm we will enter into Ritual to Drum Down the Sun as he sets on this longest day.
Items You May Wish to Bring :
~ Rattles & Frame Drums
~ Herbal Offerings
~ Blanket or Camp Chair
~ Flashlight or Head Lamp
~ Bug Spray & Tick Deterrent Clothing
Rhianna Mirabello’s life’s work is facilitating and organizing spiritual community. She is in service to the divine feminine and works closely with the women in her tribe to heal, empower, and spread love.
She is an ordained nondenominational minister who has coordinated spiritual gathering and created rituals around the world since 1990. Her first shamanic teacher was Celtic Shaman Tom Cowan. Rhianna has continued to study with Tom, and completed his two year training program in 2006. Incorporating teachings from many indigenous cultures, Rhianna is a Mesa carrier in the Q’ero tradition as taught by Alberto Villoldo’s Light Body School and has completed the Medicine Wheel Training through the Four Winds.
She has had the privilege of working with many other gifted healers and teachers which have assisted her in creating a rich and diverse spiritual practice. Some of those teachers and guides include Alberto Villoldo, Ted Andrews, Rick Jarow, Beautiful Painted Arrow – Joseph Rael, Grandmother Waynonaha Two Worlds, Rainbow Weaver, and Bern Richards.
Rhianna became a Reiki Master Teacher in 1997, and is also a Karuna Reiki practitioner. Rhianna is trained in the powerful arts of herbalism, candle magic, crystal and energy healing, chakra healing, aromatherapy, divination, manifestation and the laws of attraction, and is knowledgeable in a wide range of magical and spiritual traditions.
“As each of us dives courageously into the depths of our own being, into our own truths, exploring who we are in relationship to the Planet and to the rest of its inhabitants… the healing of the world begins – one person at a time, creating a ripple of love that affects the whole.”
Image above shows directions to where we will meet if you are coming from Dreaming Goddess
The Vassar Farm is located a half-mile south from the “T” at Raymond Avenue and Hooker Avenue.
The following directions are from campus.
Continue southwest past the main gate on Raymond Avenue.
At the traffic light, drive straight across the “T” on to a partially paved road.
Continue down and then up the hill.
Turn right past the barn.
Parking available near the entrance of the rugby field.
If you get lost, call the main gate security and ask for directions: (845) 437-5204.