Tuesday, April 9, 2013

"The Awakening" - Ritual Performance Photos #1

Ann Waters as "Dawn of the New Aeon"

"Dawn of New Aeon - She arises! Mother awaken to us! We see her on the horizon, rising with the sun…New Aeon - take hold! We feel the changes coming. We are the web of life…be glad, sing praises, love one another."
I've received photos from The Awakening - Our Changing Earth the  performance created and produced by Ann Waters, in Collaboration with Mana Youngbear, the Muse in Willits, and her Community of performers and writers - wonderful!  There are so many beautiful photos, and excerpts from the script I'd like to share, that I don't know what to chose.  

So I'm not going to make just one post - I'd like to excerpt some of the performance photos, and the script, in several posts, to share these wonderful images and do justice to the cast.  So here goes!

My deepest gratitude to Annie, Mana, and all of the wonderful people in the Cast - for creating hope, beauty, bringing the masks to life, and giving voice to the Numina.  May this important story continue to unfold.

Mana Youngbear as "The Medicine Basket"

"You’ve gathered through the springtime, the summer and the fall. 

Your offerings are yours alone, and precious to us all.
 Now rest and build your strength up. Cycle with the moon.
Offer your song of life
 A very sacred tune. 
Dream of where you’re going
 Dream of where you’ve been
 Dreams  make the Gathering.  Beginnings never end."
"Rainbow Star Goddess"
"I bear a message of hope.   You are the Rainbow Bridge prophesized so long ago. Receive this  seed, YOU are the Rainbow."

All photographs are copyright Jerri Jo Idarius, and used with her permission.


Unknown said...

Oh, Lauren! What beauty! The embodiment and manifestation of living myth, of myth for our times! How I love it! Just the photos and your brief descriptions feed my soul and, I am sure, nurture the soul of everyone touched by this work. I hope to see one of your works in person someday. The masks are extraordinary. Such powerful healing work.

You are a true shaman.

Lauren Raine said...

Thank you for your words, Denita, coming from you I am deeply honored. But truly, making the masks is only a part of the magic.....all of these people, Annie and Mana, the women who wear them, the storytellers who create and spin the stories, the musicians, the lighting people........all make the magic and set it to work in the world. It's a real privilege to be a part of the myth making.........

Sid Reger said...

Absolutely stunning--what visual magic you have created. I wish I could have been there!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! I, too, wish I could have been there.

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

Just stunning! Thanks for posting.