Your are invited to a circle, a rather special circle. A circle that has existed for hundreds if not thousands of years. It’s a circle of women, of stories and intention. It’s a circle that weaves women’s mysteries, ancient traditions and recognizes the tail that cycles back to the first Goddess honoring people’s.
It’s a circle of heart felt intention, of purpose and personal ritual. It’s a circle of doll making inspired by Willendorf, of the thousands of Goddess figurines and shapes and forms ancient hands moulded and created in Her honor. As we gather cloth and beads, threads and talisman, wool and needles we honor all the women who sat in similar circles. With story and truth we honor this tradition and with simple personal ritual we will share the ways to bring Her into our lives.
The doll making circle meets over three months, 03/29, 04/25 and 05/31. You may join one circle or all three.
Doll Making Circle 1 ~ Ancient Mother (3 places left)
In this first doll making circle we will explore the concept of the primordial mother, envisaging the people’s who honored the great mother, she who gave birth and death to all. We will explore the concept of this mother archetype and what that ‘mothering’ aspects personally means to us. Some preliminary reading will include the concept of the ‘mother’ archetype, stone ‘Venus’ or goddess figures as well as the work o Maria Gimbutus and her archeological work of Old Europe, unearthing thousands of goddesses figurines relating to a belief in the great mother.
Doll Making Circle 2 ~ Celtic Goddess (2 places left)
In our second doll making circle you are asked to select a celtic Goddess you are drawn to and select some qualities of hers that resonate with you. We will create our sacred circle by sharing stories, and images about our goddess. A guided meditation will help generate a connection and inspiration regarding your chosen goddess, or goddesses.
Doll Making Circle 3 ~ Wise Woman, herbalist and healer (2 places left)
In this third doll circle we will come together again in sacred circle and explore the concept of the wise woman, from earliest shaman to witch, we will explore their role in working for their community as well as their roots in tapping into a great mother energy and explore the stories and legends that explain this connection.