In the Sun Dance ceremony, the Sun Dancers dance for the people. This means that they take on the suffering of others and offer it to the Sacred Tree so that life can be restored to balance for the coming year. Christopher Reynolds will share how for men and women at this time in history, the work of separating masculinity from patriarchy is crucial. Fr. John Giuliani’s icons, in particular, his Sundancer Christ, offer a way to imagine a sacred masculine who is the partner to the sacred feminine and Earth.
He offers an image for atonement and reconciliation. Sundance Christ is an invitation to leave behind the patriarchal ways that attempt to subjugate and control the sacred feminine, the sacred masculine and Earth.