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!