Swish! Swish! Poof! Here’s a wonderful chance to make some new mermaid sightings! It’s the Mermaids and Merwomen in Black Folklore Fiber Arts Exhibition to be held September 6-8, 2012 in Charleston SC!
As part of the three day Opening Weekend for Mermaids and Merwomen in Black Folklore: A fiber Arts Exhibiton, you are invited on September 7th at 6:30 p.m. to Fort Moultrie on Sullivans Island, South Carolina for a very special Celebration. September 7th is the Feast Day to honor Mermaid goddess Yemaya.
According to Yoruba elders, The Black Mermaid is the “unseen mother present at every gathering. “She is omnipresent and omnipotent. Her power is represented in Yoruba teaching reminding us that ‘no one is an enemy to water’.” High Chief and High Priest Nathaniel Styles of the Yoruba Kingdom will introduce and educate us as how to honor and celebrate the Black Mermaid Yemaya.
You’ll gather in a circle that represents the eternal cycle of life. Your heart and feet will turn towards home, and then deeper to our first home, the waters, as the ancient beating of the drums of The god Sango will sound. Nigerian Prince Aderele will fly in from the Motherland especially for this celebration. The Prince will call down Sango The God of Thunder to beat his Spirit drum, dance His Sacred Dance, and he will perform for us the fire eating ritual in honor of the Deities as a purification rite.
You will have a once in a life time experience. Yemaya invites you to reclaim our feminine strength to take in universal wisdom of the water goddess. Being whole means to be balanced. “The goddess woman whole in herself. She speaks to us of a power that is our birthright. And our men are more at peace when they too join the circle of celebration, as all men need to rebalance the masculine and feminine energy, as well. To know ourselves means to know one another.”
We are asked to wear white, if possible, and to bring a financial offering for the Chief High Priest and Prince. You are also invited to share a meal with us afterwards. Chief High Priest will also take appointments for private sessions. For more information, please call Cookie Washington at 843 259 8108. Doesn’t this sound thrilling and interesting. Remember, it’s the Mermaids and Merwomen in Black Folklore.
Now, when you see a mermaid snap a photo and send it in. You could be featured in a future Mermaid Sightings blog post!