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De Laveaga Grove -- The National AIDS Memorial, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

Historically and spiritually, the National AIDS Memorial Grove and Monarch Bear Grove are connected and are a unity. The Monarch Bear Grove physically manifests the masculine energy as a hill or mound. The National AIDS Memorial Grove manifests the feminine energy or polarity, as a valley.

Entrance to de Laveaga Grove

Entrance to de Laveaga Grove

National AIDS Memorial Grove

Finding Balance in the Grove

Pre-Restored AIDS Grove Fern Carving

Newly built Circle of Friends, before the names were carved

The Circle of Friends

Original Dedication stone for de Laveaga Grove

Western Circle of the AIDS Grove - before restoration

The restored Western Circle

Death/Rebirth Ritual in the Circle of Friends

Sacred Three Redwoods where ashes are spread