FRIDAY 31ST JULY
Fruiting in Her Abundance
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!
JAN KUSMIREK: Aroma – Pathway to Another World.
Historical use or aromatic material and fragrance through different cultures. Cultural and religious uses, purpose and materials. Libations, incense, fire and water. Modern day understanding of fragrance. A little science adding to our understanding of the pathways of fragrance.
LAURA GHIANDA: WONDER MOUNTAIN – AN ODE TO MOTHER MOUNTAIN AND HER GIFTS
Time has come to learn to see the mountain in a new way, as the place where the earth kisses the sky, where breathtaking beauty can turn into breathtaking fear, where polarities melts and everything becomes One. How to meet mountain as a Goddess face, beyond any dualism that prescribes the earth as impure and the high sky as the only place where sanctity and gods dwell. Words, images, emotions and experiences from a Priestess of the Mountain.
CAROLYN HILLYER: WE BEAR WITNESS TO THIS WIDE EARTH (The Mother)
We are powerfully, tenderly grown from the home of this planet. We remember the soil and the sea and the stone that sustain us. We honour this Earth that still longs for our souls. She wears the bones that await our wild prayers and into her lap we will lay our own bones…
In a braid of word and dream and song, Carolyn will share the second part of her offering to this Earth Mother conference. Our potential in relation to graceful stewardship of the land and fierce protection of Earth is beyond measure. Our capacity to be intuitive, articulate, peaceable warriors in defending our world and preserving human kindness is beyond measure. Our voices are not yet lost. Our choices are not yet passed. Together we bear witness.
DOV AHAVA: ROOTS IN THE LAND
Walking the shamanic path is walking a path of love, and never-ending changes. When I reached the point where I felt the need to connect with the land of my ancestors (who came to Israel from Russia) and to root myself in their legacy, I flow to Siberia. There, I was blessed by the Mother of us all, with a meeting with a man from the wolf clan that took me on a journey of initiation and gave me words that changed me, sent me back to Israel and changed the course my life forever. With one sentence he unfolded for me the amazing magic of being rooted to the land and thus being connected to the Earth Mother in the most intimate and harmonious way. Come – let me share with you this story and those simple, powerful and amazing words