The workshops here proposed purport to employ imagination and creativity of an ecstatic nature to kindle the indomitable and intuitive powers and gifts of women. By opening the doors onto these potentials we may obtain, first of all, new means of communicating with the natural world, and thus harmonize our body cycles and sexuality. We can bring, as Mary Daly put it, acts of Outrageous, Contagious Courage into our life and the world, applying the just measure of vindication, centering and compassion.
However we may chose to call and invoke Her now, be it as Mother of Life, Goddess, or Primordial Ancestress, She has often been depicted and imagined as the Lady of the Animals, her body half woman and half animal, or else in human shape surrounded by animals. Our own vision of the human goes back to such images, which are amongst the most ancient we know of. Furthermore, these images continue to reveal essential functions of female Shamanism.
Should it be naïve to approach spirituality evoking animals? Or should such doubts rather be the impact of the hierarchical and patriarchal vision that has been conditioning us all so far?
Are we ready to accept both animals and plants as teachers guiding us through this life, reaching down to the profoundest layers of our existence, and connecting to the most ancient symbolic strata of our inner worlds?
Throughout the past years, we have been conducting a number of seminars described in further detail below. Participation in any single one of these is by no means subject to any continuity, but to anyone at a loss where to start, the meeting dedicated to the Ancestress is highly recommended.
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