Are You Ready for a More Balanced Life?

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Create  Write   Dance   Embrace   Transform

Register Now! Just 1 week away from this creative, fun and transformative weekend!

 This 2-day workshop for women will support you in reclaiming, nurturing, and celebrating your feminine essence to help you thrive in this crucial time in our culture that is demanding a balancing of both the masculine and feminine.

Come spend two days on the beautiful coast of Midcoast Maine in creativity and fun! Led by Teresa Piccari (writer, holistic teacher, creativity coach), Carrie Connors Hedstrom (fiber artist, poet, dancer) and Amanda Roberson Austin (architect and crafter).

We will gather for 5 hours each day – from 10 am to 3 pm.

You will be supported in identifying your unique feminine essence as we share our  stories, experience guided visualization, create art, make ritual, write, reflect, converse, and dance.

Come on out and get your goddess on and connect with your authentic essence!

There is still space for you!

Register with Teresa at TheVillageScribe@hotmail.com

 

 

 

 

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2 Women Who Run With the Wolves Study Groups Begin September 11

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Two new WWRWTW Study Groups launch on Monday, September 11th. The morning group will meet from 10 am to Noon. The evening group will meet from 6 pm to 8 pm. The groups will meet for a trimester, September through December (ending before the Christmas holiday), with between 8 and 10 meetings over the course of  the 4 months, meeting approximately every 2 weeks, or twice monthly.

Last call for any new members who would like to participate! Please register by emailing TheVillageScribe@hotmail.com no later than Friday, September 8th.

We will begin our study by familiarizing ourselves with the style and storytelling methods utilized by author Clarissa Pinkola Estes in this landmark work on the wildish nature of women, demonstrated through the Wild Woman archetype. Crafted over the course of nearly 25 years, this book was a NYT bestseller for 2 years. Released in 1992, this important work could not be more timely, as our culture clamors for and experiences another rising of the feminine divine.

We will work with two of the larger and significant sections of the book – Chapter 12 Marking Territory: The Boundaries of Rage and Forgiveness (features the Crescent Moon Bear story, based on a Japanese tale) and Chapter 14 La Selva Subterranea: Initiation in the Underground Forest (features The Handless Maiden, a Grimm tale).

Depending on time, the group will decide what other work it can undertake in the book.

Each group is limited to 6 women so that members are given ample time to share and voice their perspectives during the meetings. A respectful, supportive and safe space will be provided. We will gather in a private setting in Camden, Maine for 2 hours per session. Members are asked to commit to the 4 months from the outset, so that the group may be viable.

 

Release Fear & Accept Abundance

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The benevolent Hindu goddess Lakshmi is all about releasing any fears and accepting the abundance that is flowing to us. In this image, she is surrounded by water, elephants, the sun and lotus flowers – all powerful symbols of the goodness the universe wants to shower on us.

The coming total solar eclipse on Monday, August 21st coupled with a new moon, are bringing intense energies, meant to help us purge darkness and break through to the light. She invites us to cleanse our hearts of fears around lack and to envision the abundance we want to invite into our lives during this powerful day. We can draw on her energy to help support us as we step into a brighter future.

As the sun and the moon engage in an unusual dance in the sky today, the energies require a balancing of the masculine and feminine within us humans so we can open our hearts and express our creative natures to take advantage of the Leo aspects of this eclipse.

Lakshmi works with Ganesh, the elephant-headed Hindu god who is known to remove obstacles from our path, working with our own intentions and wishes. The raised trunks of the elephants are a sign of good luck, fortune and optimism.

Spend some time leading up to Monday’s new moon and eclipse in meditation, chant, prayer and visualizing the goodness you are ready to embrace in your life as you release any fears around lack. See obstacles melting away and visualize the goodness you want to manifest, as your heart expands. Begin a new chapter in your own life, and with all humanity as we shift into a more positive way of being and living.

 

Oneness of Humanity

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Thanks to anyone who tuned into my show on the Hero’s Journey earlier! Didn’t have time to play this Grateful Dead song but wanted to share it with you. Ripple by The Grateful Dead.

The band was influenced by Joseph Campbell’s work and invited him to a concert in the mid-80s. Here is what Joseph Campbell said about that experience:

“I got something there that made me note that this is magic. And it’s magic for the future. They hit a level of humanity that makes everybody at one with each other. It doesn’t matter about this race thing, this age thing, I mean, everything else dropped out.”

(from The Hero’s Journey, published in 2003 by New World Library)

“The wonderful thing was, compared to the Hitler rallies that you see in the film (The Hero’s Journey) that were used to a political purpose, here it was just the experience of the identity of everybody with everybody else. I was carried away in a rapture. And so I am a Deadhead now.”

Perhaps that “future” is now, and that sense of the magical oneness of humanity is the elixir so desperately needed in America right now. May that sense of unity ripple through our culture.

Perhaps this is how we carry the myth forward, to make it our reality, and heal.

 

 

 

 

Engaging the Goddess Flyer

We are a month away from this fun 2-day workshop on the coast of Maine. A great way to reconnect with your goddess essence. And gentlemen – a wonderful gift for the special goddess in your life! Hope you will join Carrie Connors Hedstrom, Amanda Austin and me for this transformative weekend by the sea.

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The Hero’s Journey

I will be talking (and playing songs) about The Hero’s Journey and the great contribution the late mythologist Joseph Campbell made to our understanding of story on my 21st Century Bohemian radio show Tuesday, August 15th from 6 pm to 7 pm EDT, on WRFR 93.3 Rockland, 99.3 Camden and streamling online globally at WRFR.org.HerosJourneyCover.jpgCampbell knew he was giving “the key to the realm of the muses” to many creatives who would run with it, including filmmakers Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, The Grateful Dead Band, choreographer Martha Graham, author Richard Adams, cultural anthropologist Angeles Arrien and poet Robert Bly.

His work is kept wonderfully alive in the world through the Joseph Campbell Foundation and New World Library.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Women Who Run With the Wolves – Study Group

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New WWRWTW Study Group launches in early September! The group will meet for a trimester, September through December (ending before the Christmas holiday), with between 8 and 10 meetings over the course of  the 4 months, meeting approximately every 2 weeks, or twice monthly.

We will begin our study by familiarizing ourselves with the style and storytelling methods utilized by author Clarissa Pinkola Estes in this landmark work on the wildish nature of women, demonstrated through the Wild Woman archetype. Crafted over the course of nearly 25 years, this book was a NYT bestseller for 2 years. Released in 1992, this important work could not be more timely, as our culture experiences another rising of the feminine divine.

We will work with two of the larger and significant sections of the book – Chapter 12 Marking Territory: The Boundaries of Rage and Forgiveness (features the Crescent Moon Bear story, based on a Japanese tale) and Chapter 14 La Selva Subterranea: Initiation in the Underground Forest (features The Handless Maiden, a Grimm tale).

Depending on time, the group will decide what other work it can undertake in the book.

The group will be limited to 6 women so that members are given ample time to share and voice their perspectives during the meetings. We will gather in a private setting in Camden, Maine for 2 hours per session. Members are asked to commit to the 4 months from the outset, so that the group may be viable.

If you are interested in participating, please register at 21stBohemian@gmail.com by August 21st.