Monday, December 22, 2008

RED TENT TEMPLE ~ 12-28-08 ~ Bloomfield, CT



It’s time!

To gather in honor of the feminine divine in our magical Red Tent Temple, and in honor of the turning of a new year. What will you invoke for your own health and well being? 

WHO would like to Priestess for us? All styles are welcome in the spirit of inclusiveness and open heartedness.

Please join us. Bring a Sister, a Mother, a Grandmother, and most importantly, YOU.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Red Tent Temple ~ December 28, 2008 ~ Bloomfield, CT
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
~Recreating the Women's Moonlodge for today's culture~

Please forward this to anyone you wish to be invited!

~ It is scheduled for Sunday, December 28, 2008, from 11 am to 5+ pm.
~ Set up will be from 9-11am.
~ A brief opening/orientation circle will be held at 12 noon if there are more than a few new women attending.
~ 11-12 am and 12:30-3pm will be free-form, organic time, where you can do what you wish in the space.
~ Formal Circle will be held from 3-5pm
~ 5-7 pm will be community time (farewells, hugs, networking, resting after circle..) and break down of the space.

Located on the beautiful land of Auer Farm we will be held in the arms of Mother Earth while we retreat safely and honor the feminine spirit. The Red Tent will happen every month, on the Sunday closest to the New (dark) Moon.

Inside the Red Tent .........you will find a space to heal and be heard. To be your whole self. To go within and tap into your divine creative source. There will be space to rest, journal, cry, connect with sisters, breathe, meditate, and reconnect with what ties us all together: being woman. Womb or not, bleeding or not, all women from all walks of life are welcome.

Suggested Donations of $10.00 to $20.00 are requested. We do have to pay for the space.

There will be a beautiful storytellers chair, a grievance altar, a community altar, herbal teas and homemade soup. It is sacred space to go within and honor your divine feminine being. A place to remember.

Young women of Menarche age are welcome for all of the day except the formal circle at 3:00 which is adults only.
Nurslings are welcome until walking age.

This vision is held in the spirit of community and collaboration. Everyone who sets this up is working on a volunteer basis, which makes your attendance and contributions integral. Please take a look at the share list below to see where you are called to collaborate to keeping this vision alive and well. On the side bar to the right, there is a donation button you can use to make financial contributions if you are not able to attend but would like to help.

It is vital to our culture and to our next generations that we reclaim our innate Spiral Traditions. We are a culture starved for authenticity - but we don't have to be. The Red Tent Temple is a transformational and Global movement.

RSVP's are important. We need to know how much soup to make or request, who can Priestess, and who can bring what. When you refer to the share list below - please email us on what it is you are called to bring or do, so we can keep this day organized and wonderful.

Priestess for Circle - ?
Set up - Danna,
Break down -
Providing Soup/s-
Breads -
Providing herbal belly tea/s- Ananda,
Welcomer, Greeter -
Drumming, music,
Cloth bringers (Collective: We really need more than one woman for this. It will take a lot of cloth to paint the room)
Red Tent Journal -
Pillow, backjack, mat bringers-
Altar objects -every woman is encouraged to bring something for the altar, to be charged up with energy while she attends. Taken home after.
Candle provider-
Talking Bowl/stick bringer -
Healers; energy healers, body workers, oracles, wanted to serve either for free or at lowered cost. -
Massage Table -
Markers - Katy


Love and Light,
The Red Tent Temple Team

Monday, November 24, 2008

RED TENT TEMPLE ~ 11-30-08 Bloomfield, CT


It’s time again!

To gather in honor of the feminine divine in our magical Red Tent Temple.

WHO would like to Priestess for us???

Please join us. Bring a Sister, a Mother, a Grandmother, and most importantly, YOU.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Red Tent Temple ~ November 30, 2008 ~ Bloomfield, CT
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
~Recreating the Women's Moonlodge for today's culture~

Please forward this to anyone you wish to be invited!

~ It is scheduled for Sunday, November 30, 2008, from 11 am to 5+ pm.
~ Set up will be from 9-11am.
~ A brief opening/orientation circle will be held at 12 noon if there are more than a few new women attending.
~ 11-12 am and 12:30-3pm will be free-form, organic time, where you can do what you wish in the space.
~ Formal Circle will be held from 3-5pm
~ 5-7 pm will be community time (farewells, hugs, networking, resting after circle..) and break down of the space.

Located on the beautiful land of Auer Farm we will be held in the arms of Mother Earth while we retreat safely and honor the feminine spirit. The Red Tent will happen every month, on the Sunday closest to the New (dark) Moon.

Inside the Red Tent .........you will find a space to heal and be heard. To be your whole self. To go within and tap into your divine creative source. There will be space to rest, journal, cry, connect with sisters, breathe, meditate, and reconnect with what ties us all together: being woman. Womb or not, bleeding or not, all women from all walks of life are welcome.

Suggested Donations of $10.00 to $20.00 are requested. We do have to pay for the space.

There will be a beautiful storytellers chair, a grievance altar, a community altar, herbal teas and homemade soup. It is sacred space to go within and honor your divine feminine being. A place to remember.

Young women of Menarche age are welcome for all of the day except the formal circle at 3:00 which is adults only.
Nurslings are welcome until walking age.

This vision is held in the spirit of community and collaboration. Everyone who sets this up is working on a volunteer basis, which makes your attendance and contributions integral. Please take a look at the share list below to see where you are called to collaborate to keeping this vision alive and well. On the side bar to the right, there is a donation button you can use to make financial contributions if you are not able to attend but would like to help.

It is vital to our culture and to our next generations that we reclaim our innate Spiral Traditions. We are a culture starved for authenticity - but we don't have to be. The Red Tent Temple is a transformational and Global movement.

RSVP's are important. We need to know how much soup to make or request, who can Priestess, and who can bring what. When you refer to the share list below - please email us on what it is you are called to bring or do, so we can keep this day organized and wonderful.

Priestess for Circle - ?
Set up - Ananda,
Break down -
Providing Soup/s- Lezlie, Virginia,
Breads -
Providing herbal belly tea/s- Ananda,
Welcomer, Greeter - Danna, Virginia
Drumming, music,
Cloth bringers (Collective: We really need more than one woman for this. It will take a lot of cloth to paint the room)
Red Tent Journal - Ananda
Pillow, backjack, mat bringers- Virginia, 
Altar objects -every woman is encouraged to bring something for the altar, to be charged up with energy while she attends. Taken home after.
Candle provider-
Talking Bowl/stick bringer -
Healers; energy healers, body workers, oracles, wanted to serve either for free or at lowered cost. - Audrey
Massage Table -
Markers - Katy


Love and Light,
The Red Tent Temple Team

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Red Tent Temple ~ October 26 ~2008, Bloomfield CT

It’s time again! 

To gather in honor of the feminine divine in our magical Red Tent Temple.

WHO would like to Priestess for us???

Please join us. Bring a Sister, a Mother, a Grandmother, and most importantly, YOU.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Red Tent Temple ~ October 26, 2008 ~ Bloomfield, CT

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The Red Tent Temple of the Spiral Traditions Chapter.

~Recreating the Women's Moonlodge for today's culture~

Please forward this to anyone you wish to be invited!

~ It is scheduled for Sunday, October 26, 2008, from 11 am to 5+ pm.
~ Set up will be from 9-11am.
~ A brief opening/orientation circle will be held at 12 noon if there are more than a few new women attending. 
~ 11-12 am and 12:30-3pm will be free-form, organic time, where you can do what you wish in the space.
~ Formal Circle will be held from 3-5pm
~ 5-7 pm will be community time (farewells, hugs, networking, resting after circle..) and break down of the space.

Located on the beautiful land of Auer Farm we will be held in the arms of Mother Earth while we retreat safely and honor the feminine spirit. The Red Tent will happen every month, on the Sunday closest to the New (dark) Moon.

Inside the Red Tent .........you will find a space to heal and be heard. To be your whole self. To go within and tap into your divine creative source. There will be space to rest, journal, cry, connect with sisters, breathe, meditate, and reconnect with what ties us all together: being woman. Womb or not, bleeding or not, all women from all walks of life are welcome.

Suggested Donations of $10.00 to $20.00 are requested but not mandatory. We do have to pay for the space.

There will be a beautiful storytellers chair, a grievance altar, a community altar, herbal teas and homemade soup. It is sacred space to go within and honor your divine feminine being. A place to remember.

Young women of Menarche age are welcome for all of the day except the formal circle at 3:00 which is adults only.
Nurslings are welcome until walking age.

This vision is held in the spirit of community and collaboration. Everyone who sets this up is working on a volunteer basis, which makes your attendance and contributions integral. Please take a look at the share list below to see where you are called to collaborate to keeping this vision alive and well. On the side bar to the right, there is a donation button you can use to make financial contributions if you are not able to attend but would like to help.

It is vital to our culture and to our next generations that we reclaim our innate Spiral Traditions. We are a culture starved for authenticity - but we don't have to be. The Red Tent Temple is a transformational and Global movement.

RSVP's are important. We need to know how much soup to make or request, who can Priestess, and who can bring what. When you refer to the share list below - please email us on what it is you are called to bring or do, so we can keep this day organized and wonderful.

Set up - Ananda,
Break down -
Providing Soup/s-
Breads -
Providing herbal belly tea/s- Ananda,
Priestess for Circle -
Welcomer, Greeter -
Drumming, music,
Cloth bringers (Collective: We really need more than one woman for this. It will take a lot of cloth to paint the room)
Red Tent Journal - Ananda
Pillow, backjack, mat bringers,
Altar objects -every woman is encouraged to bring something for the altar, to be charged up with energy while she attends. Taken home after.
Candle provider-
Talking Bowl/stick bringer -
Healers; energy healers, body workers, oracles, wanted to serve either for free or at lowered cost.
Massage Table -
Markers - Katy


Love and Light,
The Red Tent Temple Team

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Original Red Tent Information: http://www.alisastarkweather.com/

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

RED TENT TEMPLE ~ SEPT 28 ~ Bloomfield, CT

It’s time!

To gather in honor of the feminine divine in our magical Red Tent Temple.

WHO would like to Priestess for us???

Please join us. Bring a Sister, a Mother, a Grandmother, and most importantly, YOU.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Red Tent Temple ~ September 28, 2008 ~ Bloomfield, CT

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The Red Tent Temple of the Spiral Traditions Chapter.

~Recreating the Women's Moonlodge for today's culture~

Please forward this to anyone you wish to be invited!

~ It is scheduled for Sunday, September 28, 2008, from 11 am to 5+ pm.
~ Set up will be from 9-11am.
~ A brief opening/orientation circle will be held at 12 noon.
~ 11-12 am and 12:30-3pm will be free-form, organic time, where you can do what you wish in the space.
~ Formal Circle will be held from 3-5pm
~ 5-7 pm will be community time (farewells, hugs, networking, resting after circle..) and break down of the space.

Located on the beautiful land of Auer Farm we will be held in the arms of Mother Earth while we retreat safely and honor the feminine spirit. The Red Tent will happen every month, on the Sunday closest to the New (dark) Moon.

Inside the Red Tent .........you will find a space to heal and be heard. To be your whole self. To go within and tap into your divine creative source. There will be space to rest, journal, cry, connect with sisters, breathe, meditate, and reconnect with what ties us all together: being woman. Womb or not, bleeding or not, all women from all walks of life are welcome.

Suggested Donations of $10.00 to $20.00 are requested but not mandatory. We do have to pay for the space.

There will be a beautiful storytellers chair, a grievance altar, a community altar, herbal teas and homemade soup. It is sacred space to go within and honor your divine feminine being. A place to remember.

Young women of Menarche age are welcome for all of the day except the formal circle at 3:00 which is adults only.
Nurslings are welcome until walking age.

This vision is held in the spirit of community and collaboration. Everyone who sets this up is working on a volunteer basis, which makes your attendance and contributions integral. Please take a look at the share list below to see where you are called to collaborate to keeping this vision alive and well. On the side bar to the right, there is a donation button you can use to make financial contributions if you are not able to attend but would like to help.

It is vital to our culture and to our next generations that we reclaim our innate Spiral Traditions. We are a culture starved for authenticity - but we don't have to be. The Red Tent Temple is a transformational and Global movement.

RSVP's are important. We need to know how much soup to make or request, who can Priestess, and who can bring what. When you refer to the share list below - please email us on what it is you are called to bring or do, so we can keep this day organized and wonderful.

Set up - Ananda,
Break down -
Providing Soup/s-
Breads -
Providing herbal belly tea/s- Ananda,
Priestess for Circle -
Welcomer, Greeter -
Drumming, music,
Cloth bringers (Collective: We really need more than one woman for this. It will take a lot of cloth to paint the room)
Red Tent Journal - Katy
Pillow, backjack, mat bringers,
Altar objects -every woman is encouraged to bring something for the altar, to be charged up with energy while she attends. Taken home after.
Candle provider-
Talking Bowl/stick bringer -
Healers; energy healers, body workers, oracles, wanted to serve either for free or at lowered cost.
Massage Table -
Markers - Katy


Love and Light,
The Red Tent Temple Team

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Original Red Tent Information: http://www.alisastarkweather.com/

Sunday, September 21, 2008

The 4th Alternative ~ Couples workshop in Newtown

Dr. Paul Dunion and Connie Jones Dunion invite you to empower your relationship this fall:


A One-Day Workshop for Couples

The 4th Alternative

Saturday October 4, 9 AM - 4 PM
Sticks and Stones Farm, Newtown CT 06470


When couples face challenges in their relationships, they commonly resort to 3 ways of interacting:

~attempt to influence others;
~become adaptive;
~avoid or withdraw physically and/or emotionally.

This workshop focuses upon strategies for
interrupting each of these intimacy-reducing patterns.
Couples will have an opportunity to identify which patterns are most active in their relationship,
and how to provide themselves with the safety necessary to deepen intimacy.
They will also be given specific skills for creating and maintaining
individual and collective empowerment.

Facilitators: Dr. Paul Dunion and Connie Jones Dunion
Fee: $180 per couple - includes lunch! Please send a $75 deposit to hold your space.
For complete information, directions, and registration form, please see
http://www.pauldunion.com/schedule.html

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Red Tent Temple ~ Bloomfield CT, Aug, 31 2008



>It’s time again!

To gather in honor of the feminine divine in our magical Red Tent Temple. This month Melissa will grace us with her velvety presence as our circle Priestess. Thank you Melissa!

Please join us. Bring a Sister, a Mother, a Grandmother, and most importantly, YOU.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Red Tent Temple ~ August 31, 2008 ~ Bloomfield, CT

Please read this invitation thoroughly so you know exactly what is happening and how you might participate. Each month there are variations. Founder, ALisa Starkweather has recently updated much information on this Movement, be sure to visit her site and read all about it!
~~~~~~~~
The Red Tent Temple of the Spiral Traditions Chapter.

~Recreating the Women's Moonlodge for today's culture~

Please forward this to anyone you wish to be invited!

~ It is scheduled for Sunday, August 31, 2008, from 11 am to 5+ pm.
~ Set up will be from 9-11am.
~ A brief opening/orientation circle will be held at 12 noon.
~ 11-12 am and 12:30-3pm will be free-form, organic time, where you can do what you wish in the space.
~ Formal Circle will be held from 3-5pm
~ 5-7 pm will be community time (farewells, hugs, networking, resting after circle..) and break down of the space.

Located on the beautiful land of Auer Farm we will be held in the arms of Mother Earth while we retreat safely and honor the feminine spirit. The Red Tent will happen every month, on the Sunday closest to the New (dark) Moon.

Inside the Red Tent .........you will find a space to heal and be heard. To be your whole self. To go within and tap into your divine creative source. There will be space to rest, journal, cry, connect with sisters, breathe, meditate, and reconnect with what ties us all together: being woman. Womb or not, bleeding or not, all women from all walks of life are welcome.

Suggested Donations of $10.00 to $20.00 are requested but not mandatory. We do have to pay for the space.

There will be a beautiful storytellers chair, a grievance altar, a community altar, herbal teas and homemade soup. It is sacred space to go within and honor your divine feminine being. A place to remember.

Young women of Menarche age are welcome for all of the day except the formal circle at 3:00 which is adults only.
Nurslings are welcome until walking age.

This vision is held in the spirit of community and collaboration. Everyone who sets this up is working on a volunteer basis, which makes your attendance and contributions integral. Please take a look at the share list below to see where you are called to collaborate to keeping this vision alive and well. On the side bar to the right, there is a donation button you can use to make financial contributions if you are not able to attend but would like to help.

It is vital to our culture and to our next generations that we reclaim our innate Spiral Traditions. We are a culture starved for authenticity - but we don't have to be. The Red Tent Temple is a transformational and Global movement.

RSVP's are important. We need to know how much soup to make or request, who can Priestess, and who can bring what. When you refer to the share list below - please email us on what it is you are called to bring or do, so we can keep this day organized and wonderful.

Set up - Ananda,
Break down -
Providing Soup/s-
Breads -
Providing herbal belly tea/s- Ananda,
Priestess for Circle - Melissa
Welcomer, Greeter -
Drumming, music,
Cloth bringers (Collective: We really need more than one woman for this. It will take a lot of cloth to paint the room)
Red Tent Journal - Katy
Pillow, backjack, mat bringers,
Altar objects -every woman is encouraged to bring something for the altar, to be charged up with energy while she attends. Taken home after.
Candle provider-
Talking Bowl/stick bringer -
Healers; energy healers, body workers, oracles, wanted to serve either for free or at lowered cost.
Massage Table -
Markers - Katy


Love and Light,
The Red Tent Temple Team

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Original Red Tent Information: http://www.alisastarkweather.com/
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Auer Days ~ Auer Farm, Sept. 12, 13


September 12, 2008


4:30 - 7:00 pm


Farm art by local artists


Bake Sale


Sunset Hayrides


Author Virginia Hale, reading from her biography of Beatrice Auerbach


September 13, 2008


10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Fun for the whole Family!!


Hayrides and barn tours


Garden treasure walks


Hay Play


Cider and Ice Cream Demos


All funds raised at these events benefit the care of our rescued farm animals and agricultural education for the children of Connecticut.


Auer Farm: 158 Auer Farm Road, Bloomfield, CT 06002

*And a special message from Katy .... to our community of Auer Farm supporters and the Women of the Red Tent Temple:

I am also inviting you to come and enjoy the events and/or volunteer your services for the events.

We could use people to:

-distribute marketing materials ( the flyers) from now until event
-give garden and plant walks
-make ice cream or cider
-bake for the bake sale
-have an informational table or sell your wares on 10/4-food prep and service
-be a farm ambassador and help people park, find things, etc.
-anything else that jumps out at you as you read the flyers-come and enjoy and bring all your friends
-sponsor an activity-donate an item for a "teacup raffle" fundraiser


Katy L. Vicchitto
Lead Teacher
4-H Education Center at Auer Farm
158 Auer Farm Road,
Bloomfield, CT.
860.242.7144 Ext.14




Wednesday, August 6, 2008

A Personal Announcement

Hello my friends, family, and readers!

The cauldron of something new has been brewing. Yes, Hecate has had her hands full with me lately.

I am truly thrilled (the thrill quieting the accompanying fear) to announce to you all my new role as the Homeschool Program Coordinator. And what better way to give everyone a window into this amazing place, than to give it a friendly www portal! (I hear Kiva laughing now, thinking back to when I couldn't come to open a blog at all - now I run three).

So for all of you curious ones, come and check out what I am diving head first into at

Great Hollow Wilderness School

and while you're at it? Wish me LUCK!

If you are local - I hope to see you at the Hollow soon!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Red Tent Temple ~ August 3, 2008 ~ Bloomfield, CT


It’s time again!

To gather in honor of the feminine divine in our magical Red Tent Temple.

Please join us. Bring a Sister, a Mother, a Grandmother, and most importantly, YOU.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Red Tent Temple ~ August 3, 2008 ~ Bloomfield, CT

Please read this invitation thoroughly so you know exactly what is happening and how you might participate. Each month there are variations. Founder, ALisa Starkweather has recently updated much information on this Movement, be sure to visit her site and read all about it!
~~~~~~~~
The Red Tent Temple of the Spiral Traditions Chapter.

~Recreating the Women's Moonlodge for today's culture~

Please forward this to anyone you wish to be invited!

~ It is scheduled for Sunday, August 3, 2008, from 11 am to 5+ pm.
~ Set up will be from 9-11am.
~ A brief opening/orientation circle will be held at 12 noon.
~ 11-12 am and 12:30-3pm will be free-form, organic time, where you can do what you wish in the space.
~ Formal Circle will be held from 3-5pm
~ 5-7 pm will be community time (farewells, hugs, networking, resting after circle..) and break down of the space.

Located on the beautiful land of Auer Farm we will be held in the arms of Mother Earth while we retreat safely and honor the feminine spirit. The Red Tent will happen every month, on the Sunday closest to the New (dark) Moon.

Inside the Red Tent .........you will find a space to heal and be heard. To be your whole self. To go within and tap into your divine creative source. There will be space to rest, journal, cry, connect with sisters, breathe, meditate, and reconnect with what ties us all together: being woman. Womb or not, bleeding or not, all women from all walks of life are welcome.

Suggested Donations of $10.00 to $20.00 are requested but not mandatory. We do have to pay for the space.

There will be a beautiful storytellers chair, a greivance altar, a community altar, herbal teas and homemade soup. It is sacred space to go within and honor your divine feminine being. A place to remember.

Young women of Menarche age are welcome for all of the day except the formal circle at 3:00 which is adults only.
Nurslings are welcome until walking age.

This vision is held in the spirit of community and collaboration. Everyone who sets this up is working on a volunteer basis, which makes your attendance and contributions integral. Please take a look at the share list below to see where you are called to collaborate to keeping this vision alive and well. On the side bar to the right, there is a donation button you can use to make financial contributions if you are not able to attend but would like to help.




It is vital to our culture and to our next generations that we reclaim our innate Spiral Traditions. We are a culture starved for authenticity - but we don't have to be. The Red Tent Temple is a transformational and Global movement.

RSVP's are important. We need to know how much soup to make or request, who can Priestess, and who can bring what. When you refer to the share list below - please email us on what it is you are called to bring or do, so we can keep this day organized and wonderful.

Set up - Ananda,
Break down -
Providing Soup/s-
Breads -
Providing herbal belly tea/s- Ananda,
Priestess for Circle -
Welcomer, Greeter -
Drumming, music,
Cloth bringers (Collective: We really need more than one woman for this. It will take a lot of cloth to paint the room)
Red Tent Journal - Katy
Pillow, backjack, mat bringers,
Altar objects -every woman is encouraged to bring something for the altar, to be charged up with energy while she attends. Taken home after.
Candle provider-
Talking Bowl/stick bringer -
Healers; energy healers, body workers, oracles, wanted to serve either for free or at lowered cost.
Massage Table -
Markers - Katy


Love and Light,
The Red Tent Temple Team

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Original Red Tent Information: http://www.alisastarkweather.com/
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Red Tent Temple Movement: Universal Flier

Dear Women,

There seems to be a need for a simple, universal flier for women to use anywhere.

Please print this or copy paste and upgrade it to your liking, so you can distribute the information you need to. Or you can print it as is and hand write your temple info as needed.

Enjoy!

OPEN FLIER HERE

Intensive Journal Workshop, New Fairfield, CT


Progoff Intensive Journal Program of Self-Development

with Dolores Mitch

Introductory Workshop: September 6-7, 2008, 9:30am - 5pm

Great Hollow Conference Center

Begin a Journey in Your Life.....



Experience a life-changing process to give your life greater direction, vitality, and purpose.


Developed in 1966 by Dr. Ira Progoff, our nationally recognized program has helped 175,000 people lead more fulfilling lives.


Discover resources and possibilities you could not have imagined.The Intensive Journal method can help you:


~Gain a foundation and perspective to realize the continuity and direction of your life. Build a solid basis for future decisions.


~Connect more deeply with your personal relationships, career and interests, and body.


~Use dreams and imagery as a guide in your unfolding process.


The Journal can be your honest friend in the creative process of shaping your life.


Life Context (Part One):


Gaining a Perspective on Life


Learn how to use the Intensive Journal method through a direct experience in your own life.


Connect with the continuity and movement of your life. Develop awareness as you explore prior events, memories, and feelings. Realize possibilities and interests.


Gain insights about major areas of your life:

-Relationships with others
-Career and special interests
-Body and Health


~Your facilitator will guide you, step by step, through the exercises.
~Your writing is private; no one comments or judges your life.
~Use the method on your own afterwards.


Helping you in many ways.....

~Decision making, Self Esteem, Energy and momentum, Healing, Intuition, and Creativity ....


Two days of deep self discovery in a beautiful setting at the Wilderness Sanctuary in New Fairfield, CT. Great Hollow's beautiful landscape will put your spirit at ease as you journey through your own inner landscape!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The Details:

Cost:$195

Non-refundable deposit: $50


Make payments easily using the buttons at right - be sure to contact me with your registration information as well, (or to pay by check).

I will need your:

Name
Address
Phone
Email

Refreshments served but participants must bring their own lunch. Lodging can be found nearby in Danbury CT.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~




Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Help with Navigating this Site

Greetings everyone!

I have been in the process of transferring over to Wordpress for this website, particularly to offer you the convenience of a Navigation bar at the top so you can easily read the main information regarding the foundational content here; The Red Tent, Empowerment Workshops, Women's Gatherings and healing, The Circle of Maidens, and Spiritual Reflections. Unfortunately, Wordpress does not offer the combination of elements that I need in order to design the site in the needed manner through using their free options. So for now we remain here at blogspot, and I thought I would give you some helpful hints on how to find what you need here without a Navigation bar.

1)Take advantage of the search box in the upper left hand corner. Use specifics, and then click on "search this blog". Search examples would be:
Red Tent Temple dates, or: Workshops, CT, or: Temple Share list July 2008

2)Use the side bar. I have helpful links there for the people involved in the Movement, for paying for workshops, making donations, subscribing to a feed, and the almighty Calendar to view the integrated schedule of events. If you use Gmail you can very easily add dates to your own calendar.

3)Subscribe to a feed. If you keep up on all of Spiral Traditions and wish to not miss a beat.... subscribe using your google reader or whatever feed service you use. Then you will always know when a new post has been made ... but you will have to come directly to this site to take advantage of the side bar tools (and the pretty red ambiance). Subscription buttons for this are on the lower side bar.

4)Use the tags. At the bottom of each post there are categories. Find one you like and click on it to list all the posts under that category.

Have FUN!

~Ananda

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The Fourth Alternative: A Workshop


Coming in October, finally, to Western Connecticut: Paul and Connie Dunion!


Presenting a day of interactive immersion into their popular and revolutionary tools for deepening self and relationships.

Don’t miss the opportunity to absorb the wisdom, humor, and breadth of experience that Paul and Connie offer.

They will demonstrate both conceptual and tangible ways to work with and through conflict, leading us gracefully into:


The 4th Alternative

When couples face challenges in their relationships, they commonly resort to 3 ways of interacting:

1. attempt to influence others;

2. become adaptive;

3. avoid or withdraw physically and/or emotionally.


This workshop focuses upon strategies for interrupting each of these intimacy-reducing patterns.Couples will have an opportunity to identify which patterns are most active in their relationship and how to providethemselves with the safety necessary to deepen intimacy. Couples will be given specific skills for creating and maintaining individual and collective empowerment.



Facilitators: Dr. Paul Dunion and Connie Jones Dunion

About Paul and Connie: Paul, a psychotherapist with an EdD, has been offering workshops and writing

articles about human intimacy for the past 25 years. He is the creator of Shadow Marriage Counseling, a

therapeutic model for guiding couples. Paul has authored two books: Temptation In The House Of The

Lord, and Shadow Marriage - A Descent Into Intimacy. This latest book project inspired Paul, along with his

wife Connie, to begin offering the Couples Retreats in 2004. Connie is currently being trained and certified

in ShadowWork Group Facilitation. Along with her own 35-year journey of self & soul-discovery, Connie

brings 12 years of loving Paul and 27 years of experience working intimately with individuals as a colon

hydrotherapist to Shadow Marriage. Viewed as a bioenergetic form of working with Shadow, Connie's

practice of colon hydrotherapy focuses on balancing the lower chakras by releasing the emotional, mental,

and spiritual blockages while letting go physically.

For more about Connie, please see <http://www.cleanmycolon.com>.



The Details:

Fee: $180.00 per couple, $75.00 deposit required.

When: Saturday, October 4, 2008, 9am to 4pm

Where: Sticks and Stones Farm

201 Huntingtown road, Newtown CT 06470

http://www.sticksandstonesfarm.com/



Delicious Home made lunch Included!


To Register:

Please Open this document, complete it and mail it in.

See you there!!!



Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Auer Farm Wish List: Sustaining our Red Tent Temple

We are truly blessed to have landed this space at Auer Farm to hold our Monthly Red Tent Temples. A huge thank you to Katy for facilitating this and for creating inventive ways for us to compensate the farm.

It is time for the Women of the Temple to take a look through our homes and gardens, and see if our trash might become their treasure - and in turn help us maintain our space rental. Anything donated can be dropped off during the week (to the Farm) or brought the day of the temple.

Here is what Auer Farm has put on their wish list:

PLANTS: perennials, annuals, veggies, herbs, shrubs, trees... etc. Divide and conquer! If you are dividing the plants in your garden please consider potting up some of the halves for the Farm. We get nursery price value for them and it goes right to the cost of space! AND many of the plants become used for educational purposes, for the students who come to Auer Farm to learn and for the 4H programs.

LUMBER: Planks or slabs of extra wood

COMPOST

FURNITURE: Sofa, chair, etc. for the learning center or temple space.

TOOLS: For fix it projects and for gardening; both adult and children sized materials wanted

Other Recycled materials: Your trash might be their treasure!!!!

If you are not local but feel called to support our Temple, PLEASE DO - by using the Donate button on the right hand side bar. Your payment will be securely processed usung Pay Pal. You will undoubtedly effect this movement in a wonderful way!

For arrangements or questions please contact our RTT liaison and Lead Teacher for Auer Farm, KATY: (860) 242-7144

Thank you!

~The Red Tent Team~

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Events for Empowerment, Summer '08


MASS: Daughters of the Earth Gathering ~ A Woman's tribal event -3.5 days

NM: Medicine Woman Gathering ~ A learning sanctuary in the Gila Wilderness -6 days (I'll wish I was there! - But you'll be in good hands with my dear friend Kiva)


NH: Womens Herbal Conference ~ Honoring the Wisdom of our Ancestors -3 days


CT: CoMega; Connecticut Men's Gathering - 2.5 days


CT: The 4th Alternative ~ A couple's workshop with Paul and Connie Dunion -1 day- register here by downloading flier and registration form, coming soon. email me with any questions. Workshop to be held at Sticks and Stones farm in Newtown, CT. October 4.


CT: Intensive Journal Workshop ~ A self revelatory process developed by Ira Progoff - 2 days, to be held at Great Hollow Wilderness School and Conference Center in New Fairfield, CT. September 6-7. Registration right here on side bar! email me with any questions.


Red Tent Temple (of course!) - upcoming one: August 3. Bloomfield CT.


~Walking the Sacred Spiral~






Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Red Tent Temple in Tennessee!

It's just so exciting! Another Temple to be raised by the wonderful Yarrow of Witchwood who regularly leaves me sweet comments on my Plant Journeys blog. Yarrow - I'm thrilled to have you as part of our beautiful red web and I wish you many Moons ahead of blissful growth, celebration, and transformation for your Temple and all the Women who will be held by it.



See her new Temple blog and if you know anyone in TN - forward the link!!!!!

http://redtenttempletn.blogspot.com/



Are there more of you out there wishing to raise a Temple of your own? Email me or visit ALisa's site for more information. There will be a conference call on JULY 23 - don't miss it!



Also - There is a Red Tent Temple at Motherhouse in Cornwall CT that I recently learned about. It's a different structure than the one we use - but that's the diverse beauty of this movement!

Belly Blessings.....

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Gratitude for the Temple of the Feminine

A toast!

To The beautiful Women who upheld the Red Tent Temple this month. Thank you for your unending dedication to this vision and for continuing to bring us together in this healing and empowering space. Thank you Virginia, Katy, Danna, Margot, Liberty, and the women who came with their open hearts and gifts.

It is an exciting time and women are ready. Temples new are being raised every couple of months. Wonderful things are occurring as ripple effects from being inside the red tent, as we re-weave our woman bonds and pursue our authentic lives.

Our next Temple on August 3 I deem to be: "bring someone with you day". Bring a teen, a Grandmother, a sister or friend. Bring your Mom or a neighbor. Bring a belly dancer or a drummer. Let another woman know that there is this special place for her to be. Keep the word rolling!

If you would like to Priestess for us on this day for formal circle, send me an email!

ALisa Starkweather sends her love and encouragement to all of us here at the Spiral chapter. She and her helpers are working hard to create a central online organizing space for the Temple and is especially inspired by the success of the various Temples across the U.S. and internationally... and so the reciprocity unfolds as we watch this beautiful transformation take place before our eyes. Keep watch on ALisa's site if you are a pending RTT organizer .. for future conference calls to partake of.

***Anyone interested in documenting this movement, or part of it, please come forward! We would love to have a youtube video made, articles, book or journal entries .... this is more vital than we can know. NOW is the time for us to re-write our sacred scriptures.... and who better for the task than us women?!

And...... August 7-10 will be the Daughters of the Earth Gathering at Earthlands (Mass) ..... if you want a full on amazing immersion.

Bright Summer Blessings,
Ananda

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Call for RSVP's


This is a request for rsvps for this Sunday's Red Tent Temple. we have five people attending ..... a precarious number to sustain such a day.


If you will be attending, and have not yet sent in an rvsp .... please do. Just drop me an email and don't hesitate to ask any questions you may have. I will dearly miss all of you this month while I stay close to home on my Son's 9th birthday, and the day after, my own 33rd birthday. I will be loving that the Red Tent will be happening at the same time even if I can't be there.


It's going to be beautiful as always .... with Virginia's radiance, Katy's spirit and Earth loving ways, Margot as our initiate Priestess, we have a new woman joining us who is a Reiki healer, and our Beautiful Danna who comes in with sweet, consistent peace. Monica may attend who spreads love and sisterhood wherever she walks.


Treat yourself to a special you day .... eh?

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Red Tent Temple ~ JULY 6 ~ Bloomfield, CT



It’s time again!

To gather in honor of the feminine divine in our magical Red Tent Temple.

Please join us. Bring a Sister, a Mother, a Grandmother, and most importantly, YOU.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Red Tent Temple ~ JULY 6, 2008 ~ Bloomfield, CT

Please read this invitation thoroughly so you know exactly what is happening and how you might participate. Each month there are variations. Founder, ALisa Starkweather has recently updated much information on this Movement, be sure to visit her site and read all about it!
~~~~~~~~
The Red Tent Temple of the Spiral Traditions Chapter.

~Recreating the Women's Moonlodge for today's culture~

Please forward this to anyone you wish to be invited. Last month's gathering was beautiful; we created a group Mandala and planted it with song and chant in the children's Garden. This month Margot will be Priestessing for you, holding sacred space, sharing, and of course passing the talking bowl. Virginia will be taking over my role for the day (thanks V!) but all rsvp information can still be emailed to: spiraltraditions@gmail.com.

~ It is scheduled for Sunday July 6, 2008, from 11 am to 5+ pm.
~ Set up will be from 9-11am.
~ A brief opening/orientation circle will be held at 12 noon.
~ 11-12 am and 12:30-3pm will be free-form, organic time, where you can do what you wish in the space.
~ Formal Circle will be held from 3-5pm
~ 5-7 pm will be community time (farewells, hugs, networking, resting after circle..) and break down of the space.

Located on the beautiful land of Auer Farm we will be held in the arms of Mother Earth while we retreat safely and honor the feminine spirit. The Red Tent will happen every month, on the Sunday closest to the New (dark) Moon.

Inside the Red Tent .........you will find a space to heal and be heard. To be your whole self. To go within and tap into your divine creative source. There will be space to rest, journal, cry, connect with sisters, breathe, meditate, and reconnect with what ties us all together: being woman. Womb or not, bleeding or not, all women from all walks of life are welcome.

Suggested Donations of $10.00 to $20.00 are requested but not mandatory. We do have to pay for the space.

There will be a beautiful storytellers chair, a greivance altar, a community altar, herbal teas and homemade soup. It is sacred space to go within and honor your divine feminine being. A place to remember.

Young women of Menarche age are welcome for all of the day except the formal circle at 3:00 which is adults only.
Nurslings are welcome until walking age.

This vision is held in the spirit of community and collaboration. Everyone who sets this up is working on a volunteer basis, which makes your attendance and contributions integral. Please take a look at the share list below to see where you are called to collaborate to keeping this vision alive and well. On the side bar to the right, there is a donation button you can use to make financial contributions if you are not able to attend but would like to help.


It is vital to our culture and to our next generations that we reclaim our innate Spiral Traditions. We are a culture starved for authenticity - but we don't have to be. The Red Tent Temple is a transformational and Global movement.

RSVP's are important. We need to know how much soup to make or request, who can Priestess, and who can bring what. When you refer to the share list below - please email us on what it is you are called to bring or do, so we can keep this day organized and wonderful.

Set up -
Break down -
Providing Soup/s-
Breads -
Providing herbal belly tea/s-
Priestess for Circle - Margot
Welcomer, Greeter -
Drumming, music,
Cloth bringers (Collective: We really need more than one woman for this. It will take a lot of cloth to paint the room)
Red Tent Journal - Katy
Pillow, backjack, mat bringers,
Altar objects -every woman is encouraged to bring something for the altar, to be charged up with energy while she attends. Taken home after.
Candle provider-
Talking Bowl/stick bringer -
Healers; energy healers, body workers, oracles, wanted to serve either for free or at lowered cost.
Massage Table -
Markers - Katy




Love and Light,
The Red Tent Temple Team

http://www.spiraltraditions.blogspot.com/
http://www.blissfulbotanicals.com/
http://www.auerfarm.org/
http://www.elandraarts.com/
http://www.walkinbeautyct.com/

Original Red Tent Information: http://www.alisastarkweather.com/

Monday, June 23, 2008

Maidens Blossoming

When Women gather in sacred space and welcome in their entire self; whole, unedited, authentic; it invokes the most powerful resources for magic and transformation. More and more important is it becoming to welcome our young maidens into this way of becoming, where they can grow into themselves through trust, truth, awareness, and deep support. In a world which simultaneously forces us to hold a facade, yet rips away our original rights of emotional and social protection, we are left with a world of lost and angry adolescents. Even with our loving family homes, there is a social aspect completely missing. Where are they allowed to safely break the rules to find the right boundaries? Express creativity without working for approval? Where are they allowed to question injustices in order to cultivate understanding and innovative solutions? Where can they learn a deep sense of self... in order to become resilient, self-guided adults? Where can they cry about losses and fears ... in front of friends who hold the space for them?

When we create sacred space, and we peel away the bitter human rinds, we find sweet common grounds. We find humans striving for real interdependence. Humans ashamed at careless action ..... and humans with an intrinsic drive to move towards love.

Young Maidens learning about their emotional and physical landscape need a place to usher them in. There are more and more of these circles being formed. There are more mentorship services, and more schools and parents asking for dynamic action toward integrating self-awareness activities and programs for our youth. We must start earlier, with preventative emotional and spiritual health, if we are to raise the next generation in a way which will sustain both human and ecological balance.

On a personal note .... a toast to the beautiful Spiral Tradition Maidens!
To changing the world one spiral at a time......


Monday, June 2, 2008

Red Tent Afterglow



Greetings on the day after our gathering. I sit in fullness in awe of the day's events. I am grateful, filled with love and renewal. " thanks yours" to all who came, to ALisa who has inspired such returns to women's ways, to Ananda for her ceaseless caring and holding of this RTT, to Lucy for being the welcomer, to Audrey for Priestessing, to all those who brought food and themselves into circle, and to Katy and the Auer Farm for having the glorious space for us to just simply BE.

I walked into an exquisite gathering of intimate sharing in the afternoon after having spent the morning volunteering doing art with cancer kid survivors and their families for the CCMC Cancer Survivor Day "Cycle of Life". An amazing morning of excitement and bussiness was balanced with the quiet and intimacy of our RTT. The smaller circle lent itself to group discussion and a fullness of being welcomed into the fold. Ahhhhhhhh, breathe, slow down, sit and just be and allow all that is there and in here to simply BE! As the afternoon drew us closer to our ceremonial time, a few other women joined us and were graciously welcomed by our sister wisewoman, Lucy. Audrey led us in a most powerful opening and circle ceremony that brought us inward into a fullness and sharing that was amazingly profound through the creation of a Mandala. The day ended as perfectly as it began with the sacredness of letting our creation be returned to our Great Mother. - Into the earth it went ( literaly and figuratively) as it was buried in a garden corner with each of us digging and then covering it with soil as we sang Monica's circle song led by Ananda - Yes, Monica, Katie and all of you wonderous goddesses were there with us in spirit as we sang and gave the mandala back to the earth. Whew! the spiral continues to spin and to weave as we return to our individual but not separate ways of being in this world.


We have a priestess for next month's gathering!!! Our beautiful sister and wisewomyn, Margot (I am so horrific with names, so I hope I have that right).


We have wonderful opportunities to gather in community between now and then as well, so I invite all of you who were together on Sunday and all those who were there in our hearts to join Kathy Gillane and me at the upcoming

North East Hand Drumming Expo.

It is on June 8th at the East Hartford Community Cultural Center on Chapman Street from 1-4PM .
There will be handdrumming workshops facilitated by amazing drummers, a 3 hour long community drum circle and my husband, Craig and I will be guest facilitators for a portion of that. (www.ctdrummingnetwork.com)


Auer Farm is hosting a beautiful day for the public the day before Father's Day, It is the farm's community service day and takes place on June14th from 9am to 11pm . Craig and I will be leading a community drum circle as a FUN raiser / gathering funds for RTT in the morning from 11am -12:00 pm
Donations are gladly accepted as you are able to give ~ $10 pp or with family groups $5 pp.. gratefully accepted. (www.jestplaytivity.com) (www.auerfarm.org).


Last but not least, I invite those who are called to join me in Bloomfield at the Enlightened Professionals Center for the "Celebrate The Feminine day" where I will be leading the opening circle. It is on June 28th from 9-7, cost is $45 pp and there will be 6 glorious women providing workshops, vendor tables anad lots of sharing. Details are attached and will be on my website, as well as on the spiral traditions blog calendar. (www.EPLLC.ORG)


Spread the word, come and play, and I look forward to meeting and greeting those of you who are able to join me in the various events in June.


May the Peace that Surpasses all Understanding awaken in us ALL.
Namaste,
Virginia
www.elandraarts.com

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Red Tent Temple ~ June 1, Bloomfield, CT




It’s time again!

To gather in honor of the feminine divine in our magical Red Tent Temple.

Please join us.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Red Tent Temple ~ June 1, 2008 ~ Bloomfield, CT

Please read this invitation thoroughly so you know exactly what is happening and how you might participate. Each month there are variations.
~~~~~~~~
The Red Tent Temple of the Spiral Traditions Chapter.

~Recreating the Women's Moonlodge for today's culture~

Please forward this to anyone you wish to be invited. Last month's gathering was absolutely wonderful!

~ It is scheduled for Sunday June 1, 2008, from 11 am to 5+ pm.
~ Set up will be from 9-11am.
~ A brief opening/orientation circle will be held at 12 noon.
~ 11-12 am and 12:30-3pm will be free-form, organic time, where you can do what you wish in the space.
~ Formal Circle will be held from 3-5pm
~ 5-7 pm will be community time (farewells, hugs, networking, resting after circle..) and break down of the space.

Located on the beautiful land of Auer Farm we will be held in the arms of Mother Earth while we retreat safely and honor the feminine spirit. The Red Tent will happen every month, on the Sunday closest to the New (dark) Moon.

Inside the Red Tent .........you will find a space to heal and be heard. To be your whole self. To go within and tap into your divine creative source. There will be space to rest, journal, cry, connect with sisters, breathe, meditate, and reconnect with what ties us all together: being woman. Womb or not, bleeding or not, all women from all walks of life are welcome.

Suggested Donations of $10.00 to $20.00 are requested but not mandatory. We do have to pay for the space.

There will be a beautiful storytellers chair, a greivance altar, a community altar, herbal teas and homemade soup. It is sacred space to go within and honor your divine feminine being. A place to remember.

Young women of Menarche age are welcome for all of the day except the formal circle at 3:00 which is adults only.
Nurslings are welcome until walking age.

This vision is held in the spirit of community and collaboration. Everyone who sets this up is working on a volunteer basis, which makes your attendance and contributions integral. Please take a look at the share list below and the garden volunteer dates to see where you are called to collaborate to keeping this vision alive and well. On the side bar to the right, there is a donation button you can use to make financial contributions.
It is vital to our culture and to our next generations that we reclaim our innate Spiral Traditions. We are a culture starved for authenticity - but we don't have to be. The Red Tent Temple is a transformational movement.

RSVP's are important. We need to know how much soup to make or request, who can Priestess, and who can bring what. When you refer to the share list below - please email us on what it is you are called to bring or do, so we can keep this day organized and wonderful. When you rsvp, you will receive a detailed Temple email in return.

Set up - Ananda,
Break down - Ananda,
Providing Soup/s-
Breads - Margot
Providing herbal belly tea/s- Ananda,
Priestess for Circle - Audrey
Welcomer, Greeter - Lucy, Ananda
Drumming, music, Lucy
Cloth bringers (Collective: We really need more than one woman for this. It will take a lot of cloth to paint the room)
Red Tent Journal - Ananda
Pillow, backjack, mat bringers, Lucy -3 backjacks etc.
Altar objects -every woman is encouraged to bring something for the altar, to be charged up with energy while she attends. Taken home after.
Candle provider- Margot
Talking Bowl/stick bringer - Lucy
Healers; energy healers, body workers, oracles, wanted to serve either for free or at lowered cost.
Massage Table -
Markers -


Auer Farm:
*Drum Circle to benefit the RTT led by Virginia*

Friday, May 2, 2008

RTT Bouncing Emails

To the Women of the Red Tent:

There are several emails that are not accepting the RSVP email, so if you are expecting one and haven't gotten it - that's probably why. If you plan on attending and/or would like to remain on the notification list, please do "OK" the Spiral Traditions (at gmail dot com) address on your contacts, so that your spam monster doesn't eat it. Rsvp's are indeed important - for both parties.

If you do not wish to receive any more, and are - just let me know and I will take you off the list.

Thanks!!!

Can't wait to see every one's beautiful faces on Sunday!

Love and Light

Ananda

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Temple Priestess Needed

To the Women coming (or thinking of coming) to the Red Tent Temple this Sunday:

Are any of you called to lead the formal circle?

Please come forward and share your gifts. The Circles at the Temple rotate leadership; this renders the most out of our collaboration and out of our diversity. Each woman has something unique and special, which we can all learn from. If you are willing to use your gifts for a little while on Sunday, please let us know, and I will email you the small list of guidelines that we use.

Blessed Be!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Red Tent Temple ~ May 4, 2008 ~ Bloomfield, CT


Greetings Wonderful Women!

It’s time again!

To gather in honor of the feminine divine in our magical Red Tent Temple.

Please join us.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Red Tent Temple ~ May 4, 2008 ~ Bloomfield, CT

Please read this invitation thoroughly so you know exactly what is happening and how you might participate.
~~~~~~~~
The Red Tent Temple of the Spiral Traditions Chapter.

~Recreating the Women's Moonlodge for today's culture~

Please forward this to anyone you wish to be invited. Last month's gathering was absolutely wonderful! The Storytellers chair was initiated by Lucy who spoke of nourishing our blood with rich herbal nutrition and about remembering the wisdom imprinted in our own cells. Virginia led us on an inspirited journey during circle, with singing bowls and emotional transformation.

~ It is scheduled for Sunday May 4, 2008, from 11 am to 5+ pm.
~ Set up will be from 9-11am.
~ A brief opening/orientation circle will be held at 12 noon.
~ 11-12 am and 12:30-3pm will be free-form, organic time, where you can do what you wish in the space.
~ Formal Circle will be held from 3-5pm
~ 5-7 pm will be community time (farewells, hugs, networking, resting after circle..) and break down of the space.

Located on the beautiful land of Auer Farm we will be held in the arms of Mother Earth while we retreat safely and honor the feminine spirit. The Red Tent will happen every month, on the Sunday closest to the New (dark) Moon.

Inside the Red Tent .........you will find a space to heal and be heard. To be your whole self. To go within and tap into your divine creative source. There will be space to rest, journal, cry, connect with sisters, breathe, meditate, and reconnect with what ties us all together: being woman. Womb or not, bleeding or not, all women from all walks of life are welcome.

Suggested Donations of $10.00 to $20.00 are requested but not mandatory.

There will be a beautiful storytellers chair, a greivance altar, a community altar, herbal teas and homemade soup. It is sacred space to go within and honor your divine feminine being. A place to remember.

Young women of Menarche age are welcome for all of the day except the formal circle at 3:00 which is adults only.
Nurslings are welcome until walking age.

This vision is held in the spirit of community and collaboration. Everyone who sets this up is working on a volunteer basis, which makes your attendance and contributions integral. Please take a look at the share list below and the garden volunteer dates to see where you are called to collaborate to keeping this vision alive and well. On the side bar to the right, there is a donation button you can use to make financial contributions.
It is vital to our culture and to our next generations that we reclaim our innate Spiral Traditions. We are a culture starved for authenticity - but we don't have to be. The Red Tent Temple is a transformational movement.

RSVP's are important. We need to know how much soup to make or request, who can Priestess, and who can bring what. When you refer to the share list below - please email us on what it is you are called to bring or do, so we can keep this day organized and wonderful. When you rsvp, you will receive a detailed Temple email in return.

Set up - Ananda,
Break down - Ananda,
Providing Soup/s- Melis, Lucy, Mary
Providing herbal belly tea/s- Ananda,
Priestess for Circle - Ananda
Welcomer, Greeter - Lucy
Drumming, music, Lucy
Cloth bringers (Collective: We really need more than one woman for this. It will take a lot of cloth to paint the room)
Red Tent Journal - Ananda
Pillow, backjack, mat bringers, Lucy, Virginia
Altar objects -every woman is encouraged to bring something for the altar, to be charged up with energy while she attends. Taken home after.
Candle provider- Melis
Talking Bowl/stick bringer - Lucy
Healers; energy healers, body workers, oracles, wanted to serve either for free or at lowered cost.
Massage Table -
Markers -
Auer Farm:
*Drum Circle to benefit the RTT led by Virginia, TBA
*Community Gardening work-share: May 10, 9am

Ira Progoff Intensive Journal Workshop - CT

Is set for September!

I am extremely excited to be sponsoring this extraordinary, personally rewarding intensive. I will have a more formal description of it coming soon for you, but for now, since I just added the payment buttons (to the right) I thought I would make a mention. The website has good information if you are eager to see what it's all about: http://www.intensivejournal.org/

The Workshop is a two day process and will be taking place at the beautiful, scenic Conference Center at Great Hollow Wilderness School, New Fairfield, CT. September 6 & 7 are the days to mark in your calendar.

If you are a writer, a parent, a circle leader, a young adult at a crossroads, or growing into your mature years ... this workshop will help you find your most powerful truths and lead you down your most meaningful life path.

Don't Miss out on you!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Maya Abdomimal Massage with Lucy Mitchella: Self Care Weekend


Don't miss this opportunity to learn the Womb-Wisdom of our Grandmothers right here in Ct! read on .....
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
~The Earth is my Body, Water is my Blood, Wind is my Breath and Fire is my Spirit~


Arvigo Maya Abdominal Self Care
Training Weekend
With Lucy Mitchella
L.M.T., D. Ay., Herbalist

April 26-27 2008

Litchfield CT - see calendar link upper right

The Uterus is a Woman’s Center. If it is out of balance, she will be physically, emotionally, and spiritually out of balance.”
~Don Elijio Ponti, Rosita Arvigo’s Teacher

This important weekend will cover all the essentials of Maya Abdominal Massage for Self care. It will cover the anatomy and physiology of the abdominal and reproductive organs. It will address causes and symptoms of mal-positioned organs, and will teach the techniques of Maya abdominal massage for self care use. Herbal, nutritional, spiritual, and emotional support for the massage is also incorporated, making the modality fully comprehensive and directly applicable to your health and wellness.

Included in the weekend is a private, one-half hour evaluation, providing helpful one-on-one immersion into the technique. Healing products will also be available for purchase.

Completion of the self care weekend prepares the individual to perform the massage technique on him/her self only and is a prerequisite to enrollment in Professional Training for licensed practitioners. CEU’s are available to licensed Massage Therapists and Nurses upon request.

Your Instructor: Lucy Mitchella........

These are the Ancient Ways that we are remembering. Throughout ancient history, women have always done this for themselves…. and for each other. We need to bring this wisdom back. It is my calling to share this.”


Lucy is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Ayurvedic Practitioner, Practicing Herbalist, Certified Maya Abdominal Massage Instructor trained by Rosita Arvigo, and seasoned teacher.


Join us in relearning our healing birthright ... at



The Wisdom House Retreat Center,


229 East Litchfield Rd, 06759


(Registration Details on Calendar)

Monday, April 7, 2008

Red Tent Temple Dates for 2008 - CT -

This years Red Tent Temples have been scheduled for the following dates. Please check back here frequently for each month's share list, updates, and to help us keep this vision alive with your loving donations.

Thank you!

April 6
May 4
June 1
July 6
August 3
August 31 (Blue-Moon style)
September 28
October 26
November 30
December 28

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Carpool to the Red Tent

Greetings!



As we ride along this adventure of creating the Red Tent together, we are learning more about it. We are learning more about how it works and what some of the needs are.



One of those needs is to help ensure that women who wish to attend the Temple but are without transportation, are supported by the greater community. Until we come up with the best way to coordinate willing drivers and their matching passengers, we'll use this blog space.



If you can offer a ride, or need one, please take advantage of the comments area at the end of this entry to connect yourselves, or the Spiral Traditions email and we will help coordinate.

Bright Blessings!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Red Tent Temple ~ APRIL 6

Greetings Wonderful Women!

It's time again!

To gather in honor of the feminine divine in our Magical Temple.

Please join us.

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Red Tent Temple ~ April 6 2008 ~ Bloomfield, CT

Please read this invitation thoroughly so you know exactly what is happening and how you might participate.
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The Red Tent Temple of the Spiral Traditions Chapter.

~Recreating the Women's Moonlodge for today's culture~

Please forward this to anyone you wish to be invited. Last month's first gathering was absolutely wonderful!

~ It is scheduled for Sunday April 6th, 2008, from 11 am to 5+ pm.
~ Set up will be from 9-11am.
~ A brief opening/orientation circle will be held at 12 noon.
~ 11-12 am and 12:30-3pm will be free-form, organic time, where you can do what you wish in the space.
~ Formal Circle will be held from 3-5pm
~ 5-7 pm will be community time (farewells, hugs, networking, resting after circle..) and break down of the space.

Located on the beautiful land of Auer Farm we will be held in the arms of Mother Earth while we retreat safely and honor the feminine spirit. The Red Tent will happen every month, on the Sunday closest to the New (dark) Moon.

Inside the Red Tent .........you will find a space to heal and be heard. To be your whole self. To go within and tap into your divine creative source. There will be space to rest, journal, cry, connect with sisters, breathe, meditate, and reconnect with what ties us all together, being woman. Womb or not, bleeding or not, all women from all walks of life are welcome.

Suggested Donations of $10.00 to $20.00 are requested but not mandatory.

There will be a beautiful storytellers chair, a greivance altar, a community altar, herbal teas and homemade soup. It is sacred space to go within and honor your divine feminine being. A place to remember.

This month Virginia will bless us with the special opportunity to participate in a group prayer vigil in light of the Moses Code. (Thanks Virginia!)

Young women of Menarche age are welcome for all of the day except the formal circle at 3:00 which is adults only.

This vision is held in the spirit of community and collaboration. Everyone who sets this up is working on a volunteer basis, which makes your attendance and contributions most valuable. Please take a look at the share list below and the garden volunteer dates to see where you are called to contribute to keeping this vision alive and well. It is vital to our culture and our next generation that we reclaim our traditions of healing and listening. We are a people starved for authenticity - but we don't have to be. The Red Tent Temple is a transformational movement.

RSVP's are important. We need to know how much soup to make or request, and who can bring what. When you refer to the share list below - please email us on what it is you are called to bring or do, so we can keep this day organized and wonderful.

Set up - Ananda, Melis
Break down - Lucy
Providing Soup/s- Nicole, Monica, LL
Providing herbal belly tea/s- Monica, Lucy (+honey), Ananda,
Priestess for Circle - Virginia (plus prayer vigil)
Welcomer/greeter - Ananda
Drumming, music, singin bowls - Lucy, Monica, JJ
Cloth bringers (Collective: We really need more than one woman for this. It will take a lot of cloth to paint the room)
Red Tent Journal - Ananda
Pillow, backjack, mat bringers- Monica, Virginia, Lucy
Altar objects -every woman is encouraged to bring something for the altar, to be charged up with energy while she attends. Taken home after.
Candle provider- Monica, Ananda
Talking Bowl/stick bringer - Lucy
Healers; energy healers, body workers, oracles, wanted to serve either for free or at lowered cost. -Margot , TM
Massage Table - Margot (massage chair), TM, table
Markers - Ananda
Word of Mouth Networking Book - Ananda
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Auer Farm/Red Tent Volunteer Days:
April 5 9am-12noon: Gardening with CT master gardeners
April 12 9-11am: Volunteer Garden help
(please rsvp)

Bright Blessings!
The Red Tent Team
Original movement information: http://www.alisastarkweather.com/