Thursday 7th - Friday 15th December, Jewish Festival of Hanukkah (aka Chanukah).
The Jewish festival of lights, called Hanukkah (also known as Chanukah), is a holiday dating back thousands of years.
In 175 B.C., King Antiochus, whose ancient kingdom included Judea (located in present-day Israel), made it against the law for people who lived there to practice Judaism. When they refused, he ordered his troops to destroy the Temple of Jerusalem.
The Jews, led by Judah the Maccabee, fought a long rebellion, and finally defeated King Antiochus in 164 B.C.
When the Maccabees returned to their ransacked temple, they reputedly found only one jar of oil—just enough to light the temple’s candles for one day. But according to the Talmud, one of Judaism’s holy texts, the oil miraculously burned for eight days.
In present time, Hanukkah starts on the 25th day of Kislev, the ninth month of the Hebrew calendar, which is lunar based, hence the holiday moves from hear-to-year but starts in late November to mid-December.
In 2023, Hanukkah starts the evening of 7th December and ends on 15th December. To celebrate, a menorah is used, which holds nine candles - one for each of the eight nights - plus a candle called the shamash used to light the other candles.
Religious Holy Days like this help communities to feel connected, bringing balance and harmony into people's lives. Harmony Healing utilises Ancient Egyptian Philosophies to bring balance and harmony to people.
Harmony Healing utilises the philosophies of the Ancient Egyptians, in the form of Reyad Sekh Em (RSE) Egyptian Alchemy Healing, to bring balance and harmony. Reyad Sekh Em® is an ultra high vibration healing system combining ancient Egyptian philosophies, alchemy, angelic elemental healing rays, sound vibration, sacred breathing and etheric crystalline energies.
Reyad Sekh Em (RSE) has been modularised so that Level One (introduction) is now available to complete online as 3 units. All the units can be taken alone but together make up the RSE 1 syllabus. Violet Flame of Amenti started Thursday 30th November.
Through Harmony Healing, Joanna offers a wider spectrum of events designed to nurture your welbeing. If you are looking for regular spiritually enlightening activities which help to connect you with the lunar cycle, we have our monthly Full Moon Guided Healing Meditations. The next one is Wednesday 27th December at 7.30-9.30pm (UK time = GMT). Participants all receive a deeply healing experience. Cost to participate is £20 by online BACS payment (small admin fee added for PayPal) or half price to RSE graduates. There are multi-buy packages for regular attendees. Book at the Harmony Shop.
During these monthly sessions, we connect with other like-minded people and together we work through a mindful chakra balancing process using colours and etheric crystals, with the aim that all participants will experience a degree of unity consciousness. This activity serves as a good taster of my work in general and the virtual format of our Zoom based programme. And, most importantly, it's a step towards making a difference to the global predicament.
We are also running a New Year New Moon New Vision mentoring programme through the first full lunar cycle of 2023. The course will run 11th January to 9th/10th February 2023 and will cost £177 (£155 if booked before the year ends).
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