A circle of women gathered, dancing to the heartbeat of the Mother, on Saturday at Spirit Mountain Retreat to celebrate in sacred ceremony the Autumn Equinox and International Peace Day. Esther Kennedy, director of the center, leading the Sacred Circle Dance for Peace in the Mideastern dance “Misirlou.” Photos by Careena Chase


Local Color performed at the Fall Equinox Ceremony at Spirit Mountain Retreat welcoming the changing of the seasons, the seasons of our own life, and to connect ritually our hearts, bodies, and spirits with nature, the divine, Earth, and all of Life. Anna Ancheta (center in orange) is the director of Local Color.