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WATER: Ancestor of LifeFull Moon Walk at Sacred Coldwater SpringsSunday, February 9, 2020Gather at the park entrance, 7pmPark at pay meters on the access road via credit card/quarters There is no life on earth without water—plant or animal including human. We don’t quite know the chemical spark of life, but we do know where water comes from. Most, if not all water on the planet came from countless small comets thumping against the atmosphere (which continues at about ten thousand comets or pieces of comets per day, enough to add a twenty-five-foot depth of water across the entire globe every half a million years). That it comes from space suggests why it is so peculiar and fascinating here on earth. It is a substance from far beyond our reach. (From Craig Childs THE SECRET KNOWLEDGE OF WATER, p.89) Water, a gas, liquid and solid, is unlike anything else on earth, plus water has positive and negative electrical properties. Coldwater Springs is also unique as the last natural spring in Hennepin County issuing directly out of limestone bedrock, the Birthplace of Minnesota where red, white and black people gathered to form a new society, and now an acknowledged Dakota sacred site. Friends of Coldwater seek to honor this 10,000-year-old ancestor of life. Full moon walks have been celebrated at Coldwater monthly since 2000. We return to Coldwater each full moon to remember and to honor the spirits that feed the Spring. Please bring a rattle. Sunset 5:32 pm (41 minutes later than the previous full moon)Moonrise 6:08 pm (1 hour, 17 minutes later than last month’s full moon)Exact minute of full moon 1:33 am
DIRECTIONS: Coldwater Springs is between Minnehaha Park & Fort Snelling, in Minneapolis, just North of the Hwy 55/62 interchange. From Hwy 55/Hiawatha, turn East (toward the Mississippi) at 54th Street, take an immediate right, & drive all the way down on the frontage road where you can park at the pay meters. Gather at the park entrance. All welcome. Dress for the weather, especially sturdy footwear. We celebrate the full moon in all-weather however the length of the walk depends on conditions. If it’s really cold or wet it’s a quick 10-minutes to the spring outflow gurgling from under the limestone bedrock Spring House built in the 1880s to supply potable water to Fort Snelling.This gathering is free and open to the public.
Friends of Coldwater Website
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