May 7th, 2010 noon through May 9th 6 pm Ocean Song ~ Occidental, CATHE ECSTATIC FEMININE A Journey into Uncovering the Biophilic Autonomy of Women
This spring retreat at beautiful Ocean Song is designed to help awaken the deep-seated wisdom of the ecstatic, biophilic (term from Mary Daly meaning "love of life") nature of women that has been hidden from us for 5,000 years. The oppression of this incredible beauty of women's wisdom has resulted in the oppression of all life on our planet. It follows that the liberation of women's magic, passion and deep intelligence is a profound healing for all living things.
Women's magic was known to early ancestors/ansisters. It was not an exclusive magic; early people knew the sacred connection to the blood mysteries women embodied/embody. They knew that women held the community together; pre-patriarchal woman-centered cultures are known for their peaceful co-existence and great creativity.
We will gather in community ("muni" is Latin for "gift") with the intention of remembering our true selves. We will use music, dance, humor, art, shamanic journey, theater and ritual to find our way back to what has been hidden deep inside and allow a rebirth of our open-hearted, loving way of being. Together we will co-create a profound, nurturing, healing experience. Not only does it take a village to raise a child. It takes a village of women to remember the way.
Accommodations are simple dorm style lodging with ten futons as well as camping. There is more room for ten more futons/mats if women would like to bring their own. The lodging areas will double as meeting areas, so people staying in these spaces need to be able to put their belongings to the side during the day. Ocean Song is a simple, beautiful venue with clean bathroom and showering facilities within a short distance to lodging/camping areas. Please visit their site: www.oceansong.org
Our meals are entirely organic and prepared by Bohemian Buffet.
$260 Dorm Style Lodging (crones only 50 yrs. +) $235 Camping
We have room for 30 women. Please send non-refundable deposit of $50 to Leslene della-Madre, 1205 Enos Ave., Sebastopol CA 95472 by April 5th (cost is $275 thereafter.) You can also pay using PayPal. Remainder will be due upon arrival.
Space is limited. Please indicate if you are lodging or camping and if you prefer veggie, vegan or omni meals.
THE ECSTATIC FEMININE May 7th noon through May 9th 6 pm Ocean Song Occidental, CA A Journey into Uncovering the Biophilic Autonomy of Women
$235 / $260
includes all meals and accommodations