Monday, January 26, 2009

We are growing!

Greetings Sisters! 

It's been a looong time (too long) since I have been able to post anything here aside from our regular invitations. Upon updating our email database and opening a yahoo group for us, I decided to see how the google search option has evolved since I tried it last year. 

Wow! What a delight. Upon searching "Red Tent CT" or "Red Tent Temple" we now get localized, applicable links to Red Tents and groups that are actually useful! Not to mention totally inspiring. It's so cool to watch this incredible movement blossom. More and more, the temples are rising. The first ones are paving a path for the new ones, and the word is OUT. Women, we ARE DOING THIS! 

It's deeply empowering to know that we can come together and unite our common vision of a whole and healing culture that truly honors women's time, mysteries, and cycles. We must declare this for ourselves, and when we do, we are heard. 

If you are one who has been coming all through 2008 - THANK YOU

If you are on the fence and hoping to come - We Welcome You!!

If you are going to start your own Temple in your area - A-HO, sister, let me know if you need help. Use the resources here, and be in contact with ALisa Starkweather, our founder.

For 2009 we anticipate an exciting evolution. Our emphasis will be on stability, laying an efficient and simple groundwork for communication, marketing, and of course our actual days. 

We have women who are great writers to offer words of inspiration for articles and fliers. We have a women with a fire in her belly to write a GRANT, and do some PR. We have women with huge hearts who will call others and connect with them over the phone, sister to sister. We have women who research and come organized with visions and tangible ideas. Women, you are remarkable.

The time is here, and we are loving it.

if you are in the Bristol area, there is another RTT:



Saturday, January 17, 2009

Red Tent Temple Movement ~ 1-25-09 ~ Bloomfield, CT

Welcome to 2009! Can you believe we are heading into our second year?! Wow! 

I DO hope that many of you will decide to transfer your hibernating selves for the day from your home to our Temple space. I ask NOT that you dress up and change for the day.... but that you just show up - as YOU. That's all. Just show up! 

I read recently in a wonderful book by Jamie Sams, that keeping a regular appointment with yourself for this sacred dream time, is vitally important because it builds trust. How can you trust yourself if you aren't showing up for YOU? Yup, it's a hard truth - you come first. Your energy, your time, your peace, and your commitment to yourself to live from your center. Show your Self that you mean it. Once a month, we are creating a space for you to do this.

Please read. 

To the attendants, please scroll down. To the Organizers, and women who would like to be more involved in the co-creation of this : Set up will begin at 9 am. Please come then if you have space materials to lay out. We will hold our meeting from 10:30 to 12:30 to brainstorm, reflect, and co-create our newly birthing year. This will be both a productive meeting as well as a meeting that honors our diverse creative processes and our ceremonial space. 
The remainder of the day will then be our red tent time.... unstructured Self time from 12:30 to 3, and formal circle from 3-5.

Our soulful sister Audrey will be Priestessing our Circle. (thank you!) 

Below is the traditional invite with the tweaks. PLEASE FORWARD to all the special women in your life! On the blog there is also a public flier you can print to post at your coffee shop or library, just hand write in the date. Thanks!!

On the blog there is also a Donation button.... all donations go 100% to the Temple, and we do have to pay for our space. All donations welcome and deeply appreciated! 

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Women, IT IS 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?

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

Red Tent Temple ~ January 25, 2009 ~ 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, January 25, 2009, from 12:30pm to 5+ pm.
~ Set up will be at 9 am, with a New Year's organizer's meeting from 10:30-12:30
~ 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 3-5 pm
~ 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 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. Please email me if you can bring soup.

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. Just send me a quick EMAIL

Priestess for Circle - Audrey
Set up - Ananda
Break down -
Providing Soup/s-
Breads -
Providing herbal belly tea/s-
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- Melissa,
Talking Bowl/stick bringer -
Healers; energy healers, body workers, oracles, wanted to serve either for free or at lowered cost. -
Massage Table -
Markers, art supplies - 

Love and Light,
The Red Tent Temple Team