Inktober Day 12: This year at EarthSpirit Community’s Twilight Covening, I am in the Crane clan. We spend much of the day singing Lithuanian sutartines, as taught by Will and Lynn Rowan. These songs are sung in parts, with buzzing, sparkling harmonies, like autumn katydids, spring peepers, or I suppose in Lithuania, flocks of cranes. There is space for breathing built into the songs, so you can sing them literally for an hour without fatigue.
before you blooms the horned sun
As Autumn approaches I’m reminded that my daily drawing practice started at EarthSpirit’s 2009 Twilight Covening, an annual gathering held in a wooded mountain camp in western Massachusetts. I spent the weekend in Sarah Twichell‘s Otter clan, working on aspects of establishing and maintaining spiritual daily practices.
Twilight Covening is coming up again, Oct. 11-14, and I highly recommend it.
“Twilight Covening is a three-day institute of Earth spirituality held within a continual three-day ritual. It is a time for exploring ways to deepen Earth-centered spiritual practice and a time to develop our collective wisdom in a shared sacred space as we move into the dark time of the year.” – http://www.earthspirit.com/Twilight/twilight.html