EarthSpirit 2006 Summer & Fall Workshops at Glenwood Farm
Join us on 125 beautiful acres in Western Massachusetts for our exciting line-up of workshops. Visit our Stone Circle, the Peace Cairn, relax by the two streams and the pond, and take time to enjoy the antics of baby goats and chickens.
July 22-23, 2006
Silence: Listening to the Voices of the Natural World.
Deirdre Pulgram Arthen
During this weekend you will learn and use techniques that will allow you to open yourself to the streams, the wind, the standing stones and the trees, enabling you to hear the lessons that they offer and translate them with sound, images and poetry. We will not speak much during our time together, but will use this weekend as an opportunity to give our full attention to the other voices present in our world and other ways of "listening".
Deirdre Pulgram Arthenis the Director of EarthSpirit. She is an Elder in the Glenshire Order and has been organizing Rites of Spring since 1980 and singing with MotherTongue since its inception in 1991. In 2004she traveled to Barcelona, Spain, with the EarthSpirit delegation, and served as a member of the Assembly of International Religious and Spiritual Leaders at A Parliament of the World’s Religions. One result of her years spent listening to nature has been a wealt h of chants, invocations, and rituals that are rich in imagery, fluid in language and reveal a profound awareness of the lessons learned from the natural world.
July 29-30, 2006
Midlife Metamorphosis: Coming into Your Own in Your Forties
Miriam Klamkin of Night Vision Astrology
It comes much earlier than menopause, and it happens to men as well as to women. It can start as early as age 36 and last until age 45. It is intense, painful, bewildering. Some call it midlife crisis, but I like to think of it as Midlife Metamorphosis, because of its unique potential for breathtaking transformations of spirit. If you are in this phase of your life, this workshop is for you! Informed by insights from astrology, literature and your own experiences, and prepared with exercises that open your senses and heighten your awareness, you’ll embark on a vision quest in search of the power within you.
Miriam Klamkin is a profession astrologer and Glainn Sidhr Witch. Her own personal vision quest has led her to deeper understanding, more confidence and better chocolate. She is 48 years old.
This workshop will delve into the mysteries of Faery Seership,which is shaped both by traditional folklore and direct contact. While presenting several aspects of Faery Seership practices,the specifics of this workshop will be highly influenced by the spirits working within the group, and the world around us.
Orion Foxwood is a traditional witch leader of the Faery Seership tradition, founder of Foxwood Temple and co-director of the Moon ridge Center in Maryland.He has lectured extensively across the United States on the Craft, FaerySeership tradition and Southern Folk Magic. His book “The Faery Teachings” was released in 2005.
August 25th and 26th, 2006
Knotwork from the Beginning
Leona Stonebridge Arthen
Knotwork from the Beginning is a two-day workshop that will focus on creating a thread with magical intent. Participants will spin, make a dye with plants or colors that enhance the intention put into the spinning and color the yarn with the dye. Holding the intention of the magic as we perform each of these tasks will be a major focus. Beginning spinners are welcome as are experienced; each will be able to create a cord or piece of knotwork to use in magical work.
Leona Stonebridge Arthen has been a spinner and dyer for 26 years. She has taught numerous classes and workshops in weaving, bobbin lace, tatting and knitting over the years and was one of the participants in a solar dyeing project that was featured in Spin-Off magazine last summer. She has been a member of the Glainn Sidhr Order of Witches for 22 years and maintains the garden and livestock at Glenwood Farm.
Path of the Blue Dragon
Michael Dunning with Martin Bridge and Wolf Grathwohl
This experiential workshop will explore the energetic landscape of Glenwood and will involve many features including the stone circle and the labyrinth.We will explore the function of these features as Sacred Spaces that relate and interact with local and distant Earth Energies.We will begin on site with a variety of Biolocation/dowsing techniques to identify and map energies and liminal edges. From there we will survey different principles of altering, diffusing or amplifying those energies. There will be a discussion and demonstration of how to identify and work with 'spirit lines' involving shamanic techniques for self -protection and engagement with spirits. As we explore these different facets of working with Earth Energies we will focus on finding practical applications for these skills in our daily lives.
Michael Dunning is a shaman from Scotland. He emigrated to the US in 2003 and now lives in Western MA.He has a BA in visual art and as a professional musician has performed throughout Europe and Japan. Michael also practices as a Cranio-sacral Therapist and teaches shamanic workshops in RI, MA,PA and very soon in Canada.
Martin Bridge has stewarded an 150 acre forest in the hills of western mass for the last five years. In that time he has done extensive work with the site in accentuating the sacred landscape through building cairns, earthworks and, with the help of his friends, erecting megalithic stonework using only manpower. He brings an organic and intuitive approach in observing and working with the spirits of place.
Wolf Grathwohl has been studying Sacred Landscapes, Sacred Geometry, "Earth Energies",Mythology and Archaeology for over 35 years, when his dad made the mistakeof taking him to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and he saw the Egyptianexhibit for the first time. He has built, and helped others to, severalstone circles over the years, and has visited and worked with many ancientsites in Europe and North America.When not working on a stone circle,you'll usually see him reading at the Haymarket, puffing on a pipe, ordrumming at a fire circle.
July 22-23 Silence, Listening to the Voices
of the Natural World
July 29-30 Midlife Metamorphosis: Coming into Your Own in Your
August 19-20 Faery Seership
August 25- 26 Knotwork from the Beginning
September 8-9, Path of the Blue Dragon
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