Events

Litha Ritual

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Join Reclaiming LA for a Litha celebration at the beach! LITHA or MIDSUMMER marks the time of year the days are longest. In the Northern Hemisphere, we are moving into full summer, and this season is traditionally celebrated with outdoor festivals as we enjoy the long days, acknowledge the height of the sun’s cycle, and anticipate our movement back into the dark season.

We will be working with Manannan Mac Lir, Irish God of the Sea, and our ritual intention is: We revel in the sacred light, in preparation for our journey with the Gods through the holy dark.

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5:00pm Gather & Potluck
6:00pm Beach Drum Circle
6:30pm Ritual

***Please allow extra travel time and carpool if possible.***

Suggested Donation: Love Donation, $0 to $20. All money raised will go to support the Reclaiming Los Angeles community.

LOCATION
Nicholas Canyon County Beach*
33850 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90265

ACCESSIBILITY
The ritual space is approximately 100-120 yards from the parking lot. To get to the ritual space one must descend two standard stair cases or ramped walkways from the lot. The ritual will be held on the sand by the beach, where it’s relatively level. There are very few sound reflective elements near the ritual space that would reflect sound back to attendees. We are likely to complete the ritual before dusk, as the beach closes at sundown.

We have written this accessibility statement to be as inclusive as possible so that people with accessibility concerns do not have to do the labor of asking. If we have overlooked some aspect, please email us at info@reclaimingla.org, and we will do our utmost to answer – your question is not a burden in the slightest and will help us to improve our accessibility statements on future rituals.

PARKING
The parking entrance can be hard to see. If you’ve gotten to Leo Carrillo you’ve gone too far. You can park on PCH for free and trek in, or park in the lot for $8. If you park in the lot, there are two levels of spots, and if you drive down one level, there are closer spots to the stairs leading to the beach and the ritual site. There are also ramped walkways.

RITUAL SITE
After descending the stairs to the beach from the parking lot, turn right (North) and you’ll find us there.

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All Genders Welcome!
Children welcome with adult supervision

What to Bring
There will be an invitation to go into the ocean during the ritual. This is optional, but if you think you may want to do the plunge, please bring a swimsuit, towel and a change of clothes.

*You may wish to dress warmly since the beach may be cold at sunset and we will not have a fire.
*Please bring your own sun hat, sunscreen, etc.
*Please bring your own drinking water.
*Please bring food and drink to share for the pre-ritual potluck.
***Please bring your own reusable/washable plate, cup, utensils, and napkin. There will be NO paper plates or plasticware available.***

To support those in recovery, all of our rituals are clean and sober.

 


Ritual Calendar

Brigid: February 2 @ The Green Man
Ostara: March 23 @ Griffith Park
Beltane: April 27 @ Griffith Park
Litha: June 15 @ Nicholas Canyon Beach
Lughnasadh: July 27 @ The Green Man
Mabon: September 28 @ Griffith Park
Samhain: November 2 @ The Green Man
Yule: December 15 @ Nicholas Canyon Beach