In Praise of Darkness: Soulcraft Practices PROGRAM FULL!
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About The Event
Place of event: Beautiful and silent place in the middle of the woods, 400 meters from the Baltic Sea. Map of the place
Limit: 6 persons
Costs: 550€, staying in a single room
As the nights grow longer and Winter Solstice, return of the light, approaches, let us praise the velvet depths of darkness. Let us appreciate the slowing down, the stillness and quieting of exuberant life. Might we celebrate the opportunity for rooted return to the source, the transformational potential of holy night.
You darkness from which I come,
I love you more than all the fires
that fence out the world,
for the fire makes a circle
so that no one sees you anymore.
But darkness holds it all:
the shape and the flame,
the animal and myself,
how it holds them,
all powers, all sight-
and it is possible: its great strength
is breaking into my body.
I have faith in the night.
During the dying of the solar year, in this darkest time, our small group will dive into questions such as what is ready to die in me? What is passing away? What skins must be shed? What attachments released? We will prepare ourselves for return of the light and the new year by surrendering more fully to the power of the night and darkness. We will ceremonially offer ourselves upon winter’s altar of transformation.
Your guide, Sage Magdalene, will meet with the group daily via internet to offer invitations deeper into the dark through dreamwork, deep imagination journeys, wanders in nature, depth council, and expressive art practices.
Sage Magdalene: Sage is an artist creating experiences that promote radical shifts of consciousness leading to generous, generative, Earth-loving practices of ecological reciprocity. She designs collaborative international gatherings, performances and demonstrations that encourage cross-species communication and initiate quantum shifts in humanity's capacity to respond creatively and compassionately to current planetary crisis situations.
Sage is a guide and trainer for Animas Valley Institute, an organization dedicated to supporting the underworld journey to soul initiation for present and future generations. She has a gift for hearing and reflecting the deep stories of many beings. She invites people to thresholds and opens gates between worlds. She has been an educator, artist, dancer, and gate keeper in many ecosystems. Her greatest joy is to hear and converse with the wild others: moon, spider, frog, human, river and stars. She brings a light touch and embodied wisdom to the serious work of transformation. Sage lives in the Pojoaque River Valley, northern New Mexico, USA.