FRIDAY 31ST JULY
GROWING IN HER NOURISHMENT
We offer an experience of Earth Mother Goddess visions & wisdom.
STARHAWK: MOTHER OF REGENERATION
In times of ecological and social meltdown, what does it mean to honor the Earth Mother? Marija Gimbutas, the archaeologist who did some of the key work on the ancient Goddess cultures of old Europe, used to say: “Remember, she’s not about fertility, she’s about regeneration.” In this talk, Starhawk draws on the insights the ancient Goddess traditions, permaculture and ecology to explore how we can address our current crises through the lens of regeneration, and become transformative allies of the earth.
KARAN TROUBADOURA: VOCAL BLISS MORNING RITUAL WITH KARAN
Treat your body, soul and voice to a pleasant start of the day! We will receive the blessings of the Earth Mother in a morning ritual of gentle body work, toning and chanting from the heart, including chants created especially for this year’s Goddess Conference. People of all ages and abilities are welcome, including those who think they “can’t sing” but would love to. Come as tired as you are, and leave invigorated, inspired and blessed!
LUNCHTIME with Spirit Doll Myths * Earth Circles led by experienced Priest/esses.
Afternoon Workshops 2.30 - 4.00 pm
CHARLOTTE HAIGH: SACRED OTHERHOOD – THE DIVINE FEMININE PATH OF CHILDLESSNESS
At a time our beautiful planet is in such crisis, women without children have an important role to play. We can channel our mothering energy into the Earth and all Her beings, creating a powerful force for change and healing. In this workshop, we’ll perform rituals to cleanse ourselves of any lingering sadness and conditioning, so we can step into our full power as protectors of Nature. We will journey to connect with the Mother within and discover our individual Earth defender paths, finishing with a sacred declaration of intent.
Elemental Blessings Of Earth Mother Goddess
Experience how Earth Mother Goddess lives in your body as Her five elements!
Explore Earth Mother Goddess as She who presides over the ever-changing nature of form with Her alchemy of the five elements earth, water, fire, air, and space.
In this workshop you’ll journey with body meditations and elemental embodiment practices incorporating movement, breath, self-touch, and sound, to connect with the elemental forces of Earth Mother as the very forces of life that move through you.
We’ll smell, taste, look to, touch, and listen for Her in our bodies.
We’ll call to Earth Mother Goddess to show us Her rich tapestry of interconnectedness that She weaves throughout all of life with the threads of Her five elements.
Come feel Earth Mother as your essential, elemental nature!
IRANTZU GONZALEZ ASPIROZ: TAUPADAK (HEARTBEAT)
When our bodies connect to the beat of the earth, a strong vibration rises through our roots to our heart. Our hearts merge into a single drum that marks our rhythm of life. In this workshop we will open the doors of the sacred temple of dance, this time celebrating and honoring our mother earth with our divine bodies. The African drums and rhythms will accompany us at all times, making us vibrate and enjoy our connection between our body and Her Body.
Afternoon Workshops 4.30 - 6.00 pm
STARHAWK: THE WHEEL OF REGENERATION
Birth, growth, death, decay and regeneration—this is the great cycle that moves through all of life and sustains the fertility and abundance of the earth. Whether in the garden, in relationships or in our creative projects, we continually travel the wheel. In this workshop, Starhawk leads us through the stages of inspiration, creation, fulfillment, letting go, and transformation to explore the process of regeneration in our own lives, and in the world around us.
AVENA RAWNSLEY: STORIES FROM THE EARTH MOTHER
Stories make up the fabric of our universe, they are present in every culture throughout history and across the world. The cultural and societal stories that we currently know and live within are so toxic that they are allowing us to kill our beautiful planet. This storytelling workshop will be a chance to connect to the Earth Mother goddess and explore ways in which we can work as sacred storytellers to re-member and tell her stories through both written and spoken expression. It will also aim to look at the many different forms that storytelling can take and where inspiration comes from. It will be an exploration of the new stories, both personal and cultural that we can, and should be telling to bring the change that we so desperately need as nature protecting itself.
MANON TROMP: EARTH WOMAN EMPOWERMENT
In this workshop we will be looking at how to be an authentic earth woman in this world. For many of us it is not easy living a more natural life as we are challenged by the constraints of an artificial society that makes us feel inadequate and small. To be an earth woman is to honour your roots and stand your ground – connected from your own natural self and connected to Mother Earth. In this workshop we will share our stories, get some practical tips to apply in daily life and to listen to your message of empowerment.