AM Lodge Tu B’Shvat Ritual
Teacher: Naha and Tami Havton
Recorded: January 16th 2022
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We are so happy to welcome Tami Havton once again as the guest host of our yearly tradition at 22 Teachings. This year, raised enough money to plant 18 fruit trees in Israel, and partnered with a farmer there to plant after Shmitta. We send 100% of the money received to this cause. You can read more about the organization we donate to here: https://www.israeltrees.org/
You can find the recording of this ritual here and there is no cost to attend, but we ask that you consider giving to a charity of your choice, that feels aligned for you.
This beautiful and warm ritual is a wonderful way to celebrate and share the blessings of the earth with your family and magical community. You are encouraged to bring friends and loved ones to this celebration. You need only sign up one time per household.
This year, we will once again be hosting the event over Zoom, as the faculty tunes in from the school. Everything you need for this celebration is listed below.
The backstory: The Arboretum Mysticum Lodge was formally dedicated in ceremonial High Magic on February 11th, 2017. This date also happened to coincide with the Jewish celebration known as Tu B’Shvat, otherwise known as the New Year of the Trees. In 2022 Tu B’Shvat falls upon January 16th, and will mark the dedication of our 6th year of the AM Lodge. Traditionally celebrated with the planting of trees and a ritual (seder) with the 7 species of fruits and grains which are native to Israel, 22 Teachings will be hosting a Tu B’Shvat ritual with all of our teachers and our Hebrew Teacher Tami.
In this ritual the 7 species are categorized into 4 groups which correspond to the four worlds of Qabalah.
Nah will share stories of the Lodge past, present and future, Tami will teach about the meaning of the celebration, and through the ritual we will partake together in the gifts of the trees.
If possible, participants should have the following for this ritual:
At least one fruit or nut from each of the first three categories
Fruit one: (Asiyah) fruits and nuts with inedible shells, such as pomegranates, almonds or coconuts
Fruit two: (Yetzirah) fruits with inedible cores—such as apricots, dates or olives
Fruit three: (Briyah) fully edible fruits such as figs or blueberries, grapes, raisins
Fruit four Atzilut is a spiritual fruit, not a physical one.
You will also need both red and white wine, or red and white grape juice, and 4 empty glasses, and a teaspoon
You will need water for purification in a separate (5th) glass or goblet
1 Candle and matches.
If you are unable to acquire any of these items, you are still able to participate in this ritual.
We look forward to seeing you for this very special celebration and re-dedication of the AM Lodge!