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Winter Solstice
Date: 12/29/2013 Album ID: 1748477
Photos by Tim Greenway
The Winter Solstice celebration led by Spirit Passages shamanic healers at Maine Audubon Gilsland Farm in Falmouth on December 21, 2013.
People pray around a fire to the spirits during the Winter Solstice celebration led by Spirit Passages shamanic healers at Maine Audubon Gilsland Farm in Falmouth on December 21, 2013.
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Shamanic healer Allie Knowlton uses rattles to welcome the healing spirits during the Winter Solstice celebration at Maine Audubon Gilsland Farm in Falmouth on December 21, 2013. The rattles are used to get the attention of the spirits from the four directions.
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After writing their intentions for the New Year people toss their papers into the fire so their prayers go to the spirits during the Winter Solstice celebration led by Spirit Passages shamanic healers at Maine Audubon Gilsland Farm in Falmouth on December 21, 2013.
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Bella Martin, 6, of Limerick sprinkles sugar onto the despacho to sweeten their prayers as her cousins Brooke Rousey, 11, of Denmark, left, and Lainey Rousey, 8, of Denmark wait their turn during the Winter Solstice celebration at Maine Audubon Gilsland Farm in Falmouth on December 21, 2013. During a Despacho ceremony, the shamanic healers and those in attendance construct a gratitude offering and place prayers to the spirits. The prayers are then sent to the spirits when the offering is burned later by the shamanic healers.
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Shamanic healer Evelyn Rysdyk holds a starfish before placing it on the despacho during the Winter Solstice celebration at Maine Audubon Gilsland Farm in Falmouth on December 21, 2013.

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Shamanic healer Evelyn Rysdyk prays to the spirits during the Winter Solstice celebration at Maine Audubon Gilsland Farm in Falmouth on December 21, 2013.

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