August New Moon Water Ceremony in Northwest Wisconsin

double rainbow over Minong
Double rainbow over Minong - Storm image. After every storm there is a rainbow even if we can't see it.

August 29 – Northwest Wisconsin Water Sisters held a Water Ceremony in Minong, WI. This is a monthly gathering where we join our spirits with other Water Sisters around the world and pray for sacredness, honor, purity and abundance of water for all living species and for future generations. We sing the Nibi Wabo water chant, speak water reflections, water prayers and dance with drum, birch bark clapping sticks and gourd rattles around a sacred circle. In warm season we hold ceremony in a sand dunes and go barefoot as we dance. Beautiful soft sand molding our steps and touching us back with gladness.

Afterwards we have a community meal of organic and local foods prepared individually by Water Sisters. This time is an opportunity to share ourselves, our joys and concerns. Everyone leaves feeling stronger than when they arrived.  It is as if a healing blanket is embracing us.

If you would like to join us by intention or directly let us know. When we give our Intentions to the water in Ceremony ,we will call your names off if you are joining us from afar. This month we remembered Worth Cooley-Prost, Alexandria, VA; Ginger Wilcox, Springbrook, WI and Water Sisters everywhere.  We remembered Akasa WolfSong, Ann Dunn, Jackie’s Remlinger’s mother and all mothers around the world.

Next New Moon Water Ceremony is September 27 at 6 p.m.

Source: Mary Ellen Ryall, Council Guide, Sisterhood of the Planetary Water Rites.


  1. Teri says:

    I would like to join you for the september 27th event. Please send me more information about the location and any other information you think i may need.


    1. Greetings Teri,

      We would be honored if you come. Where will you be coming from? The Hospitality House is at 705 B Street, Minong, and next to the Minong Senior Center on the corner. We gather at 6 p.m. and are finished about 8 p.m. Bring a skirt, rattle, drum, birch bark clapping sticks or any other hand instrument. We dance in a circle and hopefully it won’t be too cold. There will be a bonfire if there is no wind. There is no charge for ceremony. Bring yourself and a small container of water that we can marry with the other waters. Sacred tobacco and white sage are always welcome and make a respectful gift for the make shift alter. Bring something that is sacred to you that you can place on the alter so that your intentions will be here. Afterwards we share a common meal. Please bring something to share for the meal if you can. We are a small group of women who are dedicated to the the mission of protecting water and Mother Earth and honoring ourselves. If you need directions please let me know. Call 715 466-5349. If I am not available I will call you back with directions.


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