Since January 2003, CoSM has held an unbroken chain of Full Moon ceremonies that honor the importance of cosmic alignment, spirituality and creativity. We meet on this monthly high tide of the spirit because the Full Moon is a symbol of the Soul, a luminous circle reflecting a greater light, just as each of us are sacred mirrors of God’s shining presence. The Full Moon journey begins in the afternoon with a workshop; topics include: Cosmometry, Psychic Phenomenon, Relationships, Mandala Drawing, Introduction to Reiki and more.
A family-style dinner in CoSM’s dining hall follows the workshop. Then, workshop participants may return to the library where guests are assembling for the ceremony. The Full Moon Ceremony is initiated when Alex and Allyson play a gong duet. A spiritual variety show ensues. The program hosts inspiring short presentations from wisdom teachers, poets, musicians, spiritual friends of all faiths. We have also been treated to a snake dancer, performance artists, a whirling dervish and more. Allyson tells a tale of relevance from the Jewish tradition and Alex offers a short sermon on the creative path. The performance ceremony adjourns at 9:30pm and guests break for ecstatic music and dancing, socializing, visiting The Mushroom Cafe and the CoSM Shop, gazing into an outdoor bonfire or an indoor fireplace, watching excellent fire-spinning, belly dancing, acrobatics and more. The evening ends with a closing ceremony and, in harmony with the creatures in our world, a group howl at the moon.