Apotheosis: Winter Solstice & a 100-year Anniversary celebration


The sacred space at Lake Harriet Spiritual Community (LHSC) in South Minneapolis is turning 100 years old this month. The community is inviting the public to attend a special observance at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, to note the turning of the year and the turning of the century mark of the building.

The structure has truly been an intersection of the heavens and earth. During the evening, the community will explore the esoteric architecture built into the design of the building, and it will celebrate how that design has influenced what LHSC has become.

Modeled in part after the design of the Pantheon of Rome, the energy and intention of that structure has manifested in some of the primary tenets of LHSC’s mission. Just as the Pantheon was built honor “all gods,” so too has LHSC sought to “honor all sacred belief systems.” Just as the Pantheon was connected to the “Apotheosis” — the deification — of the Emperor, so too has LHSC’s focus been to assist each individual more fully connect with and realize their own divine nature.

Through message, music, meditation and ritual, participants of the celebration will work with the energy of the building to align themselves with the energy of the season and set intentions for the New Year — for ourselves, for our community, for our country, and for our world.

Music for the event will be provided by Bevani, a classically trained flutist and growing YouTube sensation who has more than 6 million views on her channel.

This event is a fundraiser for LHSC, with all proceeds going to the building fund to continue to be good stewards of the sacred space that has sheltered a spiritual community and inspired so many people over the years. The suggested donation for the event is $10. Those who donate $20 or more will be given a commemorative coin of the building’s 100th anniversary.

Lake Harriet Spiritual Community is located at 4401 Upton Ave. S., Minneapolis. For more information, call 612.922.4272, or visit www.lakeharrietspiritualcommunity.org.

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