Writing the Goddess Within 1
We will write to Her, of Her, from Her, to Us, of Us, from Us. We will be turning the inside out & the outside in. Through meditations, guided internal journeywork, breath-work & writing, we will mine deep images of various goddess as they exists in our own inner worlds, mythologies, our lives with the intention to awaken present day links to Goddesses, animal guides, & our visions in a safe ritual space. Sharing is strongly encouraged. Our goal is not to be imprisoned by our judgments & fears of exposure but to practice coming out & working with whatever material appears & to use the healing space of the group & the freedom of entering the imaginal realms to grow personally & creatively.
This workshop was originally a collaboration between Shakta priestess, author & scholar, Laura Amazzone (http://www.lauraamazzone.com) & myself. The current version maintains the spirit of that co-creation but with somewhat new content & method.
Reclaiming the Priestess: Igniting the Crone Fire
Our culture is frightened of aging, the deep powerful mysteries of nurturance & the feminine as they’re associated with birth & death. Both men & woman are subordinated to this overarching perspective. In this workshop we will explore some of our personal beliefs about the wisdom years, beauty & power, in our culture. The purpose of this is to contend with some of the damage from within & without & reclaim the position of the priest & priestess, accessing & offering the wisdom only possible in the elder years. A very limited amount of spaces are open for optional photographic Portrait work to be booked very shortly after the end of the sessions in order to farther claim ourselves in our whole state through that medium.
Women & men go through the phases of their lives in a culture that frequently experiences these processes as shameful or unwanted. This workshop helps us explore some of the gifts & the losses of our lives regardless of what age we are. Guided with focused meditations designed to free us to make unexpected contact with our inner worlds we will write to ourselves, going deep into exploring something of our own lifespan, speaking to ourselves from these different perspectives & offering up rich guidance & imagery. When fortune allows us to gathering with many ages in one workshop, we have the chance to share & learn what our bodies, spirits, hearts & minds hold at different ages & generations & we can offer kind guidance & help to one another. A very limited amount of spaces are open for optional photographic Portrait work to be booked very shortly after the end of the sessions in order to farther claim ourselves in our whole state through that medium.
Free Play Writing!
We all need to play. This workshop is about FUN! The energy of cross-pollination, delight & surprise is a recipe for creative revitalization, openness & flow. Gathering together in a beautiful environment with like minded people for an afternoon we will all sit & write together on themes based on simple but evocative prompts & see what we get.
The Soul's Journey
This writing workshop begins with an intensive but is designed to be one part of a multi faceted long-term exploration of the tasks we see we have come to accomplish. Because of its depth, dimension & the commitment required, it is offered only rarely. Participants must be interviewed & remain on a waiting list until there are enough people who are ready (in all ways) to begin the journey. This workshop more closely resembles psychotherapy & group process but does employ the tools of guided imagery, meditation & writing, as well as astrology, & other more esoteric arts. Participation may well result in a body of substantial writing work &/or leads to clarity about work we need & want to do in life.