Hungry Ghost Festival and Psychic Fair


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Event:
Hungry Ghost Festival and Psychic Fair
Start:
24 August, 2019 11:00 am
End:
24 August, 2019 4:00 pm
Cost:
$5
Category:
,
Updated:
6 December, 2018
Venue:
The Spirit University
Phone:
9415445874
Address:
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373 Braden Ave, Sarasota, 34243

The Hungry Ghost Festival marks the time of year when tables are turned and the deceased are believed to visit the living. The gates of the afterlife are thrown open and ghosts are free to roam the earth in search of food, entertainment and mischief.

Though the Hungry Ghost Festival gets some acclaim as the “Chinese Halloween,” the holiday actually offers a great opportunity to teach kids about caring for the destitute and less fortunate.

— Festival & Psychic Fair —

Intuitive Readings | Healings | Lectures All Day | Mini Workshops | Dance | Tai Chi & Qi Gong Talk and Demo | Silent Auction to benefit Easter Seals | Joss Paper Burning Ceremony

The Hungry Ghost Festival marks the time of year when tables are turned and the deceased are believed to visit the living. The gates of the afterlife are thrown open and ghosts are free to roam the earth in search of food, entertainment and mischief.

Though the Hungry Ghost Festival gets some acclaim as the “Chinese Halloween,” the holiday actually offers a great opportunity to teach kids about caring for the destitute and less fortunate.

ABOUT
Whether we hear it or not, our ancestors still speak to us from where they are, in our dreams and in the coincidences of our daily life. They have wisdom to pass on to us spiritually. We are the ancestors, and they are us. There is a lot of power on your side.

Listen, they will speak.

The ones who have left us are never truly gone, and many cultures throughout the world hold true to such a perspective.

Please join us for the Hungry Ghost Festival Psychic Fair and Open House at The Spirit University where you can learn about this holiday which is a rich part of the culture and traditions celebrated in China, Indonesia, Taiwan, and other Asian countries.

The unique festival is also referred to as Ghost Day in which ghosts and spirits, including those of deceased ancestors, come to visit the realm of the living. Rituals and practices of this multi-cultural time include leaving an empty place at the dinner table, sharing a meal, and exchanging stories and memories of the deceased. Another tradition is the purchasing or creation of lanterns which are released onto water, with the belief that this act gives direction to lost souls trying to find their way to the ancestors and other deities.

This is a time to reflect upon what all human beings share, a desire to connect and remember those we have loved and demonstrate they have not been forgotten — they are the shoulders on which we stand, those who laid the groundwork for the opportunities we enjoy today. It is also about honoring, remembering, celebrating an aspect of ourselves, wisdom that is being passed on to us and that we feel called to reclaim.

At the Hungry Ghost Festival, The Spirit University will have intuitive readers on hand to give connection, comfort and guidance. There will be energetic healers of different modalities to sooth your soul, mind and body. We will also have a series of enriching and informative talks and mini-workshops on many metaphysical yet practical topics to help enhance your spiritual understanding and life.

Along with the fun, we believe in giving back to the community and finding ways to express and honor our generosity and kindness. By feeling good about helping and giving in small ways, you may find a greater sense of personal satisfaction and growth; it feels good to help others.

We invite you and yours to be a part of this distinctive and noble tradition celebrated on our pale blue dot orbiting the sun and connect with other seekers like yourself. Learn something new and remember your own loved ones and inner sun with honor and love. Readings and healings are only $25. The $5 general admission includes all lectures and mini-workshops.

— Psychic Fair and Open House —

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