Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Red Tent Temple FIRST DATE 3/9/08

Dearest Women,

This post is to announce, and invite you to, our very first

Red Tent Temple of the Spiral Traditions Chapter. Please forward this link to anyone you wish to be invited.

It is Scheduled for Sunday March 9th from 11 am to 5+ pm.

Formal circle will be held from 3-5.

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.

Inside the Red Tent.... you will enter a Sacred space to heal and be heard. To be your whole self. To eat delicious hot soup and drink herbal tea. To tap into your divine creative source. There will be space to rest, journal, cry, connect with sisters, do yoga, meditate, and reconnect with what ties us all together, being woman. Womb or not, bleeding or not, all women are welcome. Donations are accepted but entrance is free. Wear a little red if you can.
*There will be a storytellers chair for women to speak or ask for speaking to. There will be a special tears bowl to welcome your sadness and letting go.
*Please feel welcome to come for the entire day, part of the day or just for the formal circle from 3pm-5pm, which will be inclusive for all women of many beliefs.
*Girls of menarche age are welcome to attend up until the formal circle, which will be for adults only. There will be opportunities for girls to receive counsel if so desired and be introduced to empowering information and resources on our reproductive system and natural menstruation products.
*An area will be provided for networking, please bring any materials that you would like to offer the women to take, ie business cards, pamphlets, etc. There will be a flipchart for any pertinent information to be announced regarding women centered special events, books, resources, natural products etc.

*Please bring your own dishware and mugs.
*And Please RSVP - so we can send you a paper on the basic guidelines of the Farm and for the day, and also so we can have a good idea of how many people are coming, and around when so we can be ready to warmly greet you.

*While we have some of the basic needs covered, there is welcome room for more women to step forward and volunteer to help. Below is a list of the main needs and responsibilities as well as who is helping with some of them. Please note that some of the tasks need more than one woman.

*If you cannot participate in the tasks - please do not let it hold you back from coming and taking full advantage of an open opportunity for you to arrive and be nourished! We need participants just as much in order to manifest this empowering vision.

*For those of you who would like to be a part of making sure we can use Auer farm on a regular basis, Katy has confirmed that a work share/barter system would consist of (per month) either:
1) Two people, each working a half day at the farm doing needed gardening, cleaning, office work, or other miscellaneous helpful things.
2) One two hour workshop taught, with an agreed amount going to fund the space. Please speak to Katy in regards to finances.
3) Volunteer help at periodic special events.
4) of course, would just be to contribute money, straight up.

*For the Day of:
If you are called to any one of these, please place your name next to it in bold or color and email it back to me. Thanks!

Large pottery bowl as our tears receptacle - Melissa
Set up - ananda, katy, Lucy, V, Mo
Break down - ananda
Bread- Katy, Mo
Providing Soup/s -Lucy, MD
Providing herbal belly tea/s, Sh,
Priestess for Circle -Lucy
Welcomer/greeter - Lucy, Ananda
Drumming, music - V, Mo
Cloth bringers (We really need more than one woman for this. It will take a lot of cloth to paint the room) -collective effort-
Pillow, backjack, mat bringers - V, Mo
Altar objects -every woman is encouraged to bring something for the altar, to be charged up with energy while she attends. Taken home after. (collective; all)
Candle provider - Sh,
Talking Bowl/stick bringer -MD
Healers; energy healers, body workers, oracles, willing to serve either for free or at lowered cost. -Margot
Massage Table -V, Margot
Large Paper on easel with pens -V
Collective Journal - ananda
Flowers/Roses- Mo
Choc covered strawberries- Mo
RTT flyers- Mo
Small altar for grief/loss space- Mo
3 part screen- Mo

Bright Blessings
The Red Tent Team


Alchemille said...

This sounds wonderful...Wish I lived nearby ;).

Spiral Traditions said...

Me too! Perhaps you could start one in your area!
Love and Light - ananda