Dancing the Living Tradition

Have you noticed the invitations to sacred circle dancing and wondered what it’s all about? Mairy and Mary will share how circle dance became an important part of their spiritual journeys. A group of Unitarians will demonstrate some of the dances to songs from Singing the Living Tradition. During the service, you’ll be invited to sing or tap your toes or dance in the aisles. Our mantra in circle dance is: There are no wrong steps, only variations. All variations are welcome – even two left feet. Click below to see the text of our two talks and additional information. Dancing the Living Tradition Reflections Pianist: Eric Wyness Soloist: Nicola Hamilton

Encountering Our Ancestors XI

 Ancestors (clock-wise from upper right): Kate Austin Cooper, Paul Best, Caleb Rich*, Olive Higgins Prouty Music:  Bagatelles  Beethoven  (1) E. Dainow, piano “Beethoven” / Rosemary Brown** Bagatelle  op.119 no. 11  Beethoven Encountering our Ancestors XI (scripts by Steven Epperson) To celebrate the memory of our ancestors: A Samhain Invocation*** Paul Best (1590–1657)  Early English Unitarian    Eric Wyness Caleb Rich  (1750–1821)      Universalist Preacher    Bennett Mitten Kate Austin Cooper  (1864–1902) Universalist/Anarchist  Leonie Armstrong Olive Higgins Prouty  (1882–1974)   Author  Naomi Taylor *Photo of Richard Eddy, stand in for Caleb Rich. ** Rosemary Brown claimed that the great composers transmitted or dictated their newest compositions to her. So it is appropriate  to play one of these pieces at this time of year when the veil between the living and the dead is said to be the thinnest.   Elliott *** Modern Pagans view the world as a great Circle, majestically turning through the four Quarters of the … Continued