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Obon Festival of Souls

August 14 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT

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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating indefinitely


Many Intuitive Readers plus 15 Lectures

A traditional Japanese festival honoring the spirits of one’s ancestors, also known as the festival of the dead or the festival of souls. Based on a legend about a Buddhist monk who could see into the afterlife, and saved his deceased mother from going to hell by giving offerings. Having gained redemption for his mother, he danced in celebration, joined by others in a large circle (the Bon Odori dance).

Here, spirits aren’t to be frightened away. The custom is that the spirits of ancestors come out on Obon to visit their families, and are welcomed with the Bon Odori dance and traditional “meals” prepared for the spirits. The spirits are then guided home, sometimes with paper lanterns to light their way.

Readings are 15 minutes, so you have plenty of time to sample multiple reader styles. Whether you are well acquainted with the wonderful world of Spirit, or just beginning your journey, this is a perfect opportunity to learn, connect, and grow.

How does this work? The Lectures run all day, from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Only $5 gives you access to all Lectures, come and go as you please. This also gives you access to the Readers Selection Site and access to sign up for readings which are only $25.


August 14
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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