We have lost ways of harmonizing with the Holy Earth’s rhythms in this 21st century due to hundreds of years of colonization, migration, and industrialization. As a result, many experience cultural and spiritual amnesia, a felt loss of sense of belonging to place and ways of relating with both the seen and unseen around us. We have lost those cyclical rituals which alchemize our becoming-how each of us harnesses the sacred for our own soul’s evolution.
“We are in need of a deeper story, one that reveals our own interior mystery to offset the counterfeit images given to us by a culture disconnected from the sacred” ~ Frances Weller
When we honor the rhythms of the Earth’s seasons, as our ancestors have for thousands of years, something happens to us internally. As current world demands take us farther and farther from our center, our truth, when we seek to be in reciprocity with the Earth, we are grounded and not easily thrown off course. With a deepening understanding of our place in the larger cosmos, we then live with fully embodied joy for the well-being of the world, what remains is deepening attention to the unseen unobscured by the intensity of modern living.
I hope you will join a group of dedicated ritualists who have been meeting for three years now in this sacred way to tune their inner compass to the turning of the wheel in Earth’s cycles. The process assists us personally and as a collective in listening to our soul’s calling, that which is for you to work within the context of your own mythos, for the sake of your life and all the places you inhabit. Here there is a bigger truth, a narrative which places your life in the context of the sacred. It is a place to turn loose the felt experiences of personal and collective sorrow for all that has been lost in the natural world, and reclaim the wilderness of your soul’s terrains indigenous to your belonging in the place of things.
WHERE HAVE WE BEEN AND WHERE ARE WE GOING?
We meet on or approximate to the 8 Sabbats of our Gaelic/Celtic ancestors. During this time we will call on the elevated ones who reign over the season to assist us in dismembering all the debris and personal myths that accumulate in our earth walk between each turning of the calendar wheel, that which holds us back from our sense of belonging. We will then visit liminal spaces leaning in on the enriching experience of being re-membered to our truest natural state of being as we move forward in these terrains of becoming. Existing within these experiences is our heartfelt giving of land offerings, song, ritual and reclaiming of old ways of honoring.
Through the work, you will come to understand the ways in which you are rooted within the particular historic narratives of your ancestors, and of your own felt experiences, how you personally have become woven into a collective field of archetypes and personal myths alchemizing your becoming.
When the Alchemy Happens, it Happens!
Feb 1st ~ 10AM-5PM Imbolc
March 14th ~ 10AM-5PM Ostara (Spring Equinox)
May 2nd ~ 10AM-5PM Beltane
June 20th — 10AM-5pm Summer Solstice
Aug 2nd Lughnasadh
Sept 19 ~ 10AM-5PM Mabon (Fall Equinox)
Oct 30 – Nov 1 ~ Friday the 30th 7pm-9pm, Saturday and Sunday~10am-5pm (Residential at Parker Ranch) Samhain
Dec 19th ~ 10AM-5PM Yule (Winter Solstice)
Ok, I’m in but where?
All events are held at Sanctuary Studio, 130 Center Avenue, Black Mountain, NC with the exception of the weekend retreat for Samhain which will be at Parker Ranch in Clayton, Ga.
Space is limited to 12
And the Exchange is?
The cost for the 8 events is $1150.00 if paying all upfront and $1250.00 if making installments (8 payments).
Registration is secured through PayPal Or if needed to pay by check, please message me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Reach out to me directly if the installment option is supportive.
Booking for the overnight stay for Samhain is not included: Those wishing to stay on-site would book directly with Becky at Parker Ranch if you chose to stay there, and the stay includes breakfast and lunch. Parker Ranch has 3 rooms with double occupancy with their own bathroom and one double room that shares a bathroom with a single room for a total of 9 sleeping spaces. Please register with me first before reaching out to Becky to hold your room. Once you’ve registered with me, then I encourage you to call Becky directly to reserve your lodging as lodging space is limited. She may also have camp ground option, just inquire. If you opt elsewhere, i.e. a local air b&b in the area and chose to dine with the group, you may pay a small fee to Becky at Parker Ranch for the meals during the intensive. Details to follow after you register.
For those registering for the whole year of ritual tending and unable to make a session, a personal mentoring session at your convenience around the date of the event will be completed so you may still engage in the rituals at your own pace and not lose the momentum of the complete experience.
If by January 20th, the 12 spaces are not filled, each date will become open for individual registration. These will be at a rate of $150 with the exception of the Samhain 2.25 day event which will be $300
Please contact me if you have any questions. (706) 612-3816 or email@example.com.
Thanks for your deepest consideration of joining us!
Cancelation policy: If registering for the full series, sessions missed will be made up in individual sessions. All refunds within the 30-day envelope will be provided minus a 10% fee if space is filled by another registrant. In the event of illness preventing you from attending the day of credit will be applied towards one of Shannon’s next offerings.