Annabel du Boulay
Thursday 3rd August – afternoon
Workshop: Kuan Yin: Honouring the Wounded Healer Within
In 2011-12, I spent nine months creating The Healing Womb art installation for the Goddess Conference 2012, painting the four archetypes of Mother, including Kuan Yin as Mother of Compassion. Those nine months of gestation enabled me to creatively transform my shadow wounding around the birth of my severely disabled son, and to rebirth myself out of Hecate’s dark womb of fear, pain and anger into Kuan Yin’s light of strength, wisdom and compassion. Known as the Buddhist Goddess of Compassion and Mercy, Kuan Yin is the archetype of the Wounded Healer – She who through her own suffering becomes a flame of unconditional love to light the way for others. In this workshop, we will journey with Kuan Yin through chanting, guided visualisation and creative expression to meet our Wounded Healer within, to honour the challenges in our lives that our souls chose to suffer in order to become the vessels for Her love to shine through, and to embrace those gifts that our souls bring to the world. In Avalon, the Heart Chakra of the World, we open our own hearts to Kuan Yin’s healing and allow Her violet flame of compassion to transform the muddy depths of our roots into the beautiful petals of Her lotus flower.
Annabel Du Boulay is a Priestess of Avalon and Priestess of Sophia, Black Goddess of Wisdom. With a MSc degree specialising in Goddess mythology and Gnosticism, Annabel is author of witch-burning novel The Serpent’s Tale and creatrix of the Philosophia Wheel™ soul development programme of on-line courses, workshops and retreats. A transpersonal therapist and soul healer, Annabel has worked therapeutically with individuals and groups since 2006, and as Founder & CEO of Belashka Ltd, leads her team in offering a combination of transpersonal, shamanic and equine therapies with her healing herd of horses. A mother of three children, two of whom were born with life-threatening syndromes & multiple disabilities, Annabel created The Healing Womb art installation for the Goddess Conference 2012 in which women gather to share their stories of womb wounding. Ranked by Klout as an online expert in women’s rights (top 0.5%) & paganism (top 1%), Annabel also blogs for the Huffington Post. In 2014, she opened her shop in Glastonbury, specialising in the ethical sale of indigenous art, craft & shamanic tools. This will be her 16th Goddess Conference & 3rd as a Ceremonialist. She looks forward to sharing the magic of Goddess with you. www.annabelduboulay.com