Writing as a Sacred Practice
“The room was the poem. The day I was in. Oh Christ. What writes my poem is a second ring, inner or outer ring. Poetry is just the performance of it. These little things, whether I write them or not. That’s the score. The thing of great value is you. Where you are, glowing and fading, while you live.”
Writing is listening is deepening is singing is poem-ing is whispering is raging.
Do you crawl into the pages of your journal to get centered? Do you love to write, but struggle to make time for it? Do you get steamrolled by your guilt around not writing, or not being good enough? Are you searching for a spiritual practice that centers around your creativity? Do you have rivers of poetry or stories that are pulling at the corners of your mind, begging to be released?
This 4-week workshop series will give you a chance to get in touch with the genius of your writerly essence, in the safe space of a loving circle of support and witnessing. We will focus on the process of writing as a healing act in itself and will explore different portals into your sacred inner landscape. We will write and we will read and we will drink delicious tea.
This series is designed for writers of all levels, even if you don’t consider yourself a writer. Each workshop will have a theme: Essence, Doing, Listening, and Detail as Doorway. With the completion of the series, participants will have the option of participating in an intention-setting ritual regarding their sacred writing practice.
You ARE a writer. Come join us and unleash your wild mind!
Cost is $100-120 (sliding scale) for the series.
Next offering: TBD
Location: My home in the Central District
Space is limited, so register early!
Registration deadline: TBD
To Register: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Writing the Tarot
This workshop brings together two of my favorite things: writing and the archetypal wonderland of the Tarot! In it, we dive deep into the realm of the journey represented by the Tarot’s archetypes.
We will use relevant writing and artwork to get at the infinite wisdom we carry in reference to these archetypes. In this way, not only is it a yummy chance to write beyond the veil of the ordinary, but will greatly enhance your Tarot knowledge, in a sort of apprenticeship.
As a Tarot practitioner, I will guide you with insight, love, my experience as a writer and teacher of writing, and of course, magick! This is a workshop series, to be offered monthly. No matter where you are in your writing or Tarot practice, this will be a juicy experience and a chance to write in community.
Please feel free to bring your own deck. Space is limited, so sign up quick! To register for these workshops, email me at: email@example.com. Please do follow registration deadline to help me with planning. Thanks!!
Cost for each workshop is sliding scale $30-45.
May 5, 2012, 2-5 pm: Hang onto your pens, Tarot Travelers! In this session we will experience the unconditional love and sensuality of the divine feminine with the Empress, encounter our own authority through the Emperor, and we’ll confront systems and tradition with the Hierophant!
Registration Deadline: April 21, 2012
June 2, 2012, 2-5 pm: The Lovers will show us the passion and power of choice. The Chariot will reveal our stamina, and Strength will link us with our courage. This session will be about our inner power.
Registration Deadline: May 19, 2012
July 7, 2012, 2-5 pm: The Hermit will take us deep into the wilderland of ourselves. The Wheel of Fortune will enlighten us with the perfect timing of everything. Justice will lead us toward our highest truths. This session will be about integrity.
Registration Deadline: June 30, 2012
August 4, 2012, 2-5 pm: The Hanged Man brings us to the point of chrysalis and surrender. Death opens the way to initiation. Temperance awakens serenity and balance. This session will be about Metamorphosis.
October 13, 2012, 2-5 pm: In this session we take the transformation deeper. Confront your shackles with the Devil; allow illusions of security to crumble with the Tower; open the way to your own divinity with the Star. This patch of road shakes us to the core so we can emerge naked and true–golden from the inside out.
Registration Deadline: October 6, 2012
January 26, 2012, 2-5 pm: And now we reach the end (which is to say, the beginning)!
Let us explore the liberation of Judgement and the completion of the cycle, and with it the self-actualization, of The World.
Registration Deadline: January 19, 2012
Growing Out Our Mermaid Tales: Women Reclaiming Voice
“Once a woman poet begins telling the truth there is no end of possibilities.”
When I began formally studying poetry in a graduate program, I embarked on a sort of treasure hunt in search of women poets whose work I could relate to. As I discovered one, she would lead me to the next, and to the next, and as I gradually began to unearth the hidden stockpile of writing that speaks to my experience as a woman, I was also stricken with grief and outrage at the systematic burying of women’s words. We shouldn’t have to dig so hard.
Inspired by Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” this intensive writing workshop for women will be an exploration of the ways our voices have been lost, sacrificed, squashed and otherwise silenced.
In a sacred, supportive, inspiring space, we will access our powerful and much-needed voices through the portals of anger, grief, sexuality and cultural notions of madness. We will use pieces of writing, artwork and music to coax our stories onto the page. This workshop is for all kinds of writers of all levels, including those of us who may not think of ourselves as writers.
We will write. We may also whoop ‘n holler, scream, laugh—who knows what else.
We will heal.
We will grow out our tales—
Light refreshments will be provided.
Dates: July 21-22
Location: Standing Stone Healing & Arts, 943 N 89th St, Seattle
Cost: Sliding scale $85-100 (some bartering available as well )
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 18
Email me to register: firstname.lastname@example.org