Just by walking through the many nooks and crannies of Golden Gate Park, you may encounter a personal spiritual awakening, but this Saturday, you may take advantage of a structured event centered on sacred energy, prayer, music and dance. The Center for Sacred Studies is hosting Spirit Rising – a fundraiser for the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers on August 21, 2010 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

This event will take place at Fulton And Lincoln in Golden Gate Park, where participants will come in contact with some of the sacred energy associated with the internationally acclaimed Grandmothers Council.

The event will also honor Carole Hart, an Emmy and Peabody award-winning director who captured the story of the Grandmothers in a documentary film called For the Next 7 Generations. Inspirational speakers will also enlighten guests with uplifting words from Lynne Twist, Grandmother Agnes, Grandmother Flordemayo, Jyoti and Terces Engelhart.

Additional highlights of Spirit Rising include drumming and dance that represents a variety of Nations and cultures, including Native American, Haitian, Taiko Sisters, Turtle Women Rising, and Jaynie Lara. Jamaican reggae artist Ras Midas will share his message of social justice, love and unity. Other guests of the event include Native activist and First Nations artist Phillip Meshekey, indigenous soul performer Goodshield Aguilar, and members of Goddess Alchemy Project.

For more information, check out http://www.grandmotherscouncil.org/node/64.