Inviting Women In: Sacred Circle Workshop for Women ~ August 21, 2010
Inviting Women In: Sacred Circle Workshop for Women
Saturday, August 21, 2010 ~ 10:30 am to 4:30 pm
Brittania Community Centre
1110 Cotton Drive, Vancouver BC
Cost $50.00 per person ~ some subsidies available ~
To register please call Jonina at 604.255.0002 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org on or before August 13th, 2010.
Many women are looking to reclaim their spirituality through ritual. Sacred circles are a touchstone, a place of safety as we branch out to explore the personal meaning of ritual. Ritual and sacred circles bring us back to that part of us identifying with Elsa Gidlow’s words: “I know myself linked by chains of fire to every woman who has kept a hearth”. From this place we find our centre; we find the strength and the vision to create the lives we wish to create.
If you have ever dreamed of starting your own sacred circle, or using the tools found in sacred circles for your work as a facilitator this workshop may be for you. No experience is required and beginners are welcome!!
We will begin with a sacred circle, move to a potluck and end with a discussion on what makes a circle sacred and how to create safety. The topic for our sacred circle will be ritual. In preparation please do spend some time in contemplation about your experience with ritual, what is the difference between routine and ritual and how can we use ritual to uncover our dreams and to bring them to fruition.
As you contemplate ritual you may find the following poem a nice starting point.
There is this cave
In the air behind my body
That nobody is going to touch:
A cloister, a silence
Closing around a blossom of fire.
When I stand upright in the wind,
My bones turn to dark emeralds.
by James Wright
Please bring something to share at the potluck and an item to add to the community altar. Preferably an item that has some meaning for you and that represents your relationship to ritual. If you are new to ritual bring a found object i.e. stone, drift wood, a cedar bow or a flower from your garden. Spend some time with the object; leave it on your kitchen table, your bedside table or somewhere that you will see it often. Ask it to reveal to you its meaning.