Solstice Celebration 2021
This event took place on:
June 20, 2021
To watch the recording, click here!
This is the solstice, the still point of the Sun . . .
where the past lets go of and becomes the future; the place of caught breath.
— Margaret Atwood
Celebrate the TIME OF TURNING . . .
Solstice Celebration — June 20, 2021
with Jennifer Morgan, Stephan Martin, Rebecca Sophia Strong, Jessica Roemischer
This event too place on:
Sunday, June 20th, 7:00 PM ET
A time of ritual . . . .
From time immemorial, humans have honored the winter and summer solstices, as sacred and rich times, to align our personal and collective lives with the movement of celestial bodies. Some of us are heading into the darkness of winter while others are headed into summer and longer days. Wherever you are, the solstice is a planetary event.
You’re invited to celebrate this time of “turning” with other deeptimers.
As we align with the movement of celestial bodies, the solstice can also be a time to celebrate the birth of the universe and celebrate this special time of the year. As part of our gathering, pianist Jessica Roemischer, astronomer Stephan Martin and social artist Rebecca Strong weave together a celebration of our relationship with Sun, Earth and Sunlight! In this celebration, we’ll connect together through music, science, and conscious movement. We invite you to join us in celebrating the Sun’s generosity, warmth and living-giving powers.
What’s a solstice?
A solstice occurs when the Sun reaches its most northerly or southerly excursion relative to the equator. Two solstices occur annually, around June 21 and December 21.
The term solstice can also be used in a broader sense, as the day when this event occurs. The day of a solstice in both hemispheres has either the most sunlight of the year (summer solstice) or the least sunlight of the year (winter solstice) for any place other than the Equator, where the days and nights are equal in length all through the year.
The word solstice is derived from the Latin sol (“sun”) and sistere (“to stand still”), because at the solstices, the Sun appears to “stand still”; that is, the seasonal movement of the Sun’s daily path (as seen from Earth) pauses at a northern or southern limit before reversing direction.
Here’s how we’ll celebrate:
- Experience live music
- Express and be moved
- Awaken your senses
- Discover new insights
- Connect with others across the globe
- Celebrate the Sun!
Jennifer Morgan, president and founder of the Deeptime Network, is an award-winning author, storyteller, and educator inspired by the work of Teilhard de Chardin, Maria Montessori, Thomas Berry, and Brian Swimme. Her Universe Story Trilogy — Born With a Bang, From Lava to Life, and Mammals Who Morph — are used in classrooms around the world, particularly in Montessori schools as part of the Cosmic Education Curriculum, and have received the Teachers Choice Award, Nautilus Semi Finalist, highest ratings from AAAS and endorsements from Jane Goodall, Neil de Grasse Tyson, astronaut Edgar Mitchell, Thomas Berry, Brian Swimme and others. She is Vice President of the American Teilhard Association. Her life inspiration is to foster emergence by helping to link a planetary nervous system of people immersed in this radical new understanding.
Stephan Martin is an astronomer, educator, and author who has taught astronomy, physics, and consciousness studies at colleges, universities, and learning centers across the US for over twenty-five years. Between 2003-2008 he studied directly with Brian Swimme and others at the California Institute of Integral Studies, out of which came his first book Cosmic Conversations, in which he held dialogues with scientists, spiritual teachers, and cultural creatives on the nature of the universe and our role in it. He is currently adjunct faculty in the Consciousness and Transformative Studies graduate program at John F Kennedy University where he teaches a course on “Cosmology and Consciousness.” Steve is also a co-director of the continuing care program at the Center for Spiritual Emergence in Asheville, NC where he assists clients in living more conscious lives from an expansive perspective.
Jessica Roemischer is an award-winning pianist, storyteller, and visual artist. Through her multidisciplinary approach, Jessica’s life is dedicated to freeing the human spirit, opening a door to the stories that are held in the silence of our hearts. Jessica inspires this awareness of self, amidst the magnificence of the Cosmos, through interactive performance events, music soundtracks, podcasts, writings, videos, and more. New York-born and raised, Jessica lives in Sydney, Australia. For more visit, www.pianobeautiful.com