Thursday 3rd August – morning
Presentation: SEARCHING FOR GODDESS IN CANADA
In Canada, our temple of the heart celebrates powerful rituals as we breathe in our land’s rich indigenous heritage, for She is everywhere in the landscape. But we have no recorded Goddess history that is uniquely Canadian. Although we share the same landmass with the United States, we are not American and some of the symbols of the Native American medicine wheel do not relate to Canada while the primal British ancestors we honour in Glastonbury don’t resonate with many people across the sea. Our vast country echoes with different values, origins and landscapes, myths and stories from all over the world, as we are a country of many cultures. But Goddess has manifested Herself in the many strong women of our collective history and myths. She works through me now as I create my work in progress, the Wheel of Canada, where Goddess is represented in Her many guises, archetypes and synchronicities. In this presentation of my work, I name her on the Canadian Wheel. In doing so I honour Canada’s connection with Avalon.
Saturday 5th August – afternoon
Workshop: WRITING THE ONE AND MANY, SHE IS EVERYWHERE
Heeding the call to Avalon, we of the world remember and honour Goddess through unique experiences. As we hold sacred space today, She will work through us with Her divine creative love, as we write, read and listen to our words and stories in community. Through sacred practice, imaginative exercises, meditation and sharing, our words will call Her in as we write about Her many manifestations in our lives. New and well-seasoned writers of all ages are welcome. Please bring your favourite writing materials.
Roz Bound, writer, healer, and elder, creates safe and sacred space as she nurtures writers in their transformational process. She celebrates the wheel of the year in her island home in Canada by facilitating writing courses, healing circles, women’s groups, open floor readings, labyrinth walks, always stressing the vital importance of Goddess, myth, and ritual, not only for today, but for our conscious evolution into an uncertain future. Her poetry books in print are Spirit of Lyme and The Fireman’s Child, and her D.Min. dissertation is Aging Consciously, Dying Awake. www.soulspirit.ca