Fri, Feb 26 | Luznas stacija

Songs for the Beloved: Soulcraft Practices

Songs for the Beloved: Soulcraft Practices for Awakening Devotion
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Songs for the Beloved: Soulcraft Practices

Time & Location

Feb 26, 5:00 PM – Mar 05, 10:00 AM
Luznas stacija, Luzna, Targales pagasts, LV-3601, Latvia

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

Event description: 

As the year turns slowly toward the spring equinox, our small group will gather at the Station in the wild forest near the sea in the company of great trees, winter silence, deer and wolf, rabbit and fox. We will explore deep questions of the heart.

Sage Magdalene, our guide, will meet daily with us via the internet and invite us into the territory of devotion, love and longing.  We will explore ceremonies and practices in connection with the wild others.  In particular, we will be opening our voices, risking expression of songs for the beloved, thus awakening the fountain and fire of the heart.  To what great purpose might your passionate heart devote itself?  It is a risk to ask and a risk to discover the songs of longing, the songs of loss, the songs of tenderness, the songs of grief, and the songs of devotion. Yet great freedom may be found through the portal of the open-hearted, full-throated voice.

THE FIRE IN THE SONG

The mouth opens

and fills the air

with its vibrant shape

until the air

and the mouth

become one shape.

And the first word,

your own word,

spoken from that fire

surprises, burns,

grieves you now

because

you made that pact

with a dark presence

in your life.

He said, “If you only

stop singing

I’ll make you safe.”

And he repeated the line,

knowing you would hear

“I’ll make you safe”

as the comforting

sound of a door

closed on the fear at last,

but his darkness crept

under your tongue

and became the dim

cave where

you sheltered

and you grew

in that small place

too frightened to remember

the songs of the world,

its impossible notes,

and the sweet joy

that flew out the door

of your wild mouth

as you spoke.

David Whyte

The Guide:

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.

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