Pacific Northwest Medicine Wheel
Ceremony information for Fall Equinox
September 22nd, 2016
~Sunrise to Sunset~
All nations and cultures gathering to sing, drum, and dance to clean and clear the area within the medicine wheel and charge it with peace, love, joy and harmony. We will be activating all 17 points of the PNW Medicine Wheel during the 2015 Spring Equinox Ceremony. The center point is located at Tumwater Historical Park 777 Simmons Rd SW, Olympia, WA 98501. Please feel free to gather at any of the locations listed below if it resonates with you. To become an ambassador of a specific location, please call Pat Rasmussen at 509- 669-1549 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Center Point of Wheel
~Olympia / Tumwater~
Where: Center point ceremony will be held at Tumwater Historical Park 777 Simmons Rd SW, Olympia, WA 98501.
What to bring: Drums, rattles, and musical instruments. Food to share. Place setting and water to drink. Chair or blanket to sit on. Wear warm clothes to stay warm.
Ambassador: Pat Rasmussen
Mt Ti Swag
Where: Alder Lake Campground
Directions: I-5 north to Marvin Rd. exit, take Marvin Rd. to round-about toward Yelm on Hwy. 510. Through Yelm to McKenna, right on Hwy. 507 to a T with Hwy. 7, right on Hwy. 7 toward Mt. Rainier, just past La Grande is Alder Lake Campground.
Where: Snoqualmie Falls, on the point overlooking the falls No fires, use candles
~Port Gamble~ Point No Point
Where: Kalaloch Lodge - on the beach below the lodge
~Columbia River at Skamokawa~
Ambassadors: Joyce and Willie 970-390-3122
~Mt. La We Lat La(Mt. St. Helens)~
Where: Seaquest State Park
Ambassadors: Caroline and Sonako
8 Additional Sacred Sites within the Medicine Wheel
We are also activating the 8 additional Sacred Sites within the 200 mile radius of the Pacific Northwest Medicine Wheel that were activated on June 21, 2011. Look for the sacred fire in a campsite or day use area.
~Alder Lake ~
Mt. Rainier, Ti Swaq
To Alder Lake Campground ? Directions: I-5 north to Marvin Rd. exit ? take Marvin Rd. to round-about toward Yelm on Hwy. 510. Through Yelm to McKenna, right on Hwy. 507 to a T with Hwy. 7 ? right on Hwy. 7 toward Mt. Rainier, just past
La Grande is Alder Lake Campground.
Campsite $20. Ambassadors: Elaine, Tony and Amy 360-918-3109
~Flaming Geyser Park~
Twanoh State Park (Port Gamble, Hahdskus(Point No Point)
~Potlatch State Park ~
Sun-a-do protector of the tribes
Where: Potlatch State Park Directions: From Olympia, go toward Shelton and continue north on Hwy 101 past Skokomish to Potlatch State Park, on the right. Ceremony can be done in the day use area at the end in the covered picnic area or make use of a standard campsite for $22 click here for more information http://www.parks.wa.gov/parks/?selectedpark=Potlatch&subject=all
~Nahuatzel Lake ~
(Quinault Nation, Taholah)
Bruceport Campground (Nemah, "Wa-Hoot-San")
To Bruceport Campground ? Directions: From Olympia, take I-5 south to Chehalis, take Hwy. 6 west to Raymond, turn left (south) on Hwy. 101, continue south to Bruceport Campground on the right by Willapa Bay. http://www.campscout.com/campground/WA0027/
Rainbow Falls State Park (? Wah-na? Columbia River at Cathlamet, Stella Falls)
Standard campsite $22.
Mayfield Lake Park (Mt. St. Helens, La We Lat La)
To Mayfield Lake Park ? Directions: From Olympia, take I-5 south to Hwy. 12 east toward Mossyrock Mayfield Lake Park is on the left, on the lake, before Mossyrock.
Standard campsite: $22.
These ceremonies will be multi-cultural and our hope is that all belief systems will join as one and share in each others' ceremonies to heal through giving love and gratitude to Mother Earth. If your group wants to share a ceremony, song, dance or prayer, please come out or email us.
There will be a sacred fire burning non-stop throughout the day and night of the ceremony, we invite you to come and drop your prayers for healing, peace, love and harmony into the fire, into the very web of life, healing our environment, our Mother Earth and our selves.
If you wish to participate here at the center hub, click here to register your email address and you will be sent updates with more details as they unfold. If you are resonating with being at one of our points, click on the PNW 9 Sacred Sites tab to the left and choose the point you are in alignment with.
Things to bring to the ceremony:
-flowers to offer to Mother Earth
-food to share