Long long ago, women used to gather. Gather with their bodies and soul to Honour, to Revere, to Praise and Love The Goddess....
THE SACRED FEMININE
These women were in deep communion with the sacred substance within themselves and their own hearts, and so they could appreciate and honour the sacred within other women, their sisters, their mothers and daughters and the Sacred Substance of the World Soul Herself. They understood the innate wisdom that they are all part of The Goddess and the Oneness of Life.
As the patriarchy dawned thousands of years ago, women who practiced this ancient wisdom were persecuted and the Ways of the Feminine became silenced and women started to forget their own Feminine nature. As Women forgot, and so the World forgot, and ever since we have been left bereft of this precious wisdom, which has allowed mankind to tear apart our Earth with no regard of the Sacredness of Creation.
DANCE, SYMBOLISM AND DREAMWORK
The nature of the Feminine is more hidden, it is mysterious and fluid, it is like the Night… Unknown, uncontrollable and ungraspable. For this reason, feminine mysteries were never written down the way the masculine ways of spiritual life has been, and so we have very little documentation on these feminine mysteries. What we do know for certain, is that women danced! They danced and they told stories, much wisdom went around in an Oral Tradition. Woman to Woman, Body to Body, Wisdom was mysteriously shared. These myths and stories were important, they were an integral part of a girl maturing into Womanhood. As we have lost the way of these ancient myths and stories, we have lost the way to really ‘listen’ to them, in a different way, with our bodies, with our Hearts and Souls, we have also lost our deeper connection to this ancient wisdom.
Our 7 Part Journey is about reclaiming this ancient Way of the Feminine. To learn to Dance in Her Flames, the Flames of the Goddess. To learn to ‘listen’ again in a feminine, receptive and deeply intuitive way, to then take this substance we have taken in, and dance it, so perhaps in the right moment when She decides, SHE can dance US and we can experience and come to know we were all made in the image of the Great Goddess.
Each Journey, Faranak will take us deeper into the Mysteries of the Feminine, focussing on a particular Archetype and Myth; our next journey is June 10th with Persian Goddess and Zoroastrian Yazata Anahita; we will focus on the element of Water and the alchemical importance of this element in the psyche. Orally she will transmit the essence of the myth to us, and perfume our minds and hearts with the fragrance of the Goddess we have chosen to revere and understand.
Followed by this, Caroline will take us deeper into a dance journey, weaving music which is designed and intuitively brought forth from the archetypal Feminine we will be immersed in. We dance in sacred silence and with our barefeet connected to the earth.
Afterwards we smoothly come back, and there is a space for sharing, or you just simply take the experience home to deepen further in your own sacred space.
The entire journey will be about 3 hours. We will start with a Dreamwork circle before the pilgrimage starts and Faranak will shine a Jungian light on the dreams we share, so we may once again understand the Symbols and deeper meaning that come through our dreams as this is one of the ways The Goddess speaks to us directly.