Beloved Dead

Copyright © Michael Rauner

Copyright © Michael Rauner

Names can be submitted until midnight on October 29, 2016 to be read during the ritual.

Names submitted at least three days before the Spiral Dance have a greater chance to be also included in the slide presentation.

Honor the cycle of death and rebirth by sending us the names of those who have died during since last Samhain:

  • 2016 Intention


    In the Presence of our Beloved Dead, we dance, create community and wield Love to effect change.

  • Admission

    This ritual is Bay Area Reclaiming’s largest fundraiser for the year, and supports many of our other activities, courses, ritual, and resources.

    Ticketing will be a little different this year as we will be using the box office through the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

    Our intention is to offer discounted pricing to seniors and students as has been done before, as well offering "No-one turned away for lack of funds".

    Stay tuned for more information about where, when and how you can purchase tickets online or in person.

  • When and where

    The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is located at 701 Howard Street in San Francisco.

    Doors open at 5 PM. We encourage you to arrive between 5pm and 6pm so you can view the altars, hear the prelude music, and listen as the names of the Beloved Dead are read aloud.

    The Ritual begins promptly at 6 PM


  • Photography on this site

    Clicking on photographs will bring up a larger version. Please do not use the images you find on this site without permission. We are grateful to the amazing photographers who have allowed us to use their work here, please visit them online at:

    Richard Man, ImageCraft

    Michael Rauner Photography

    Michael Starkman Photography