What do you wish for?

Do you base our choices on what you want, or what you think you're supposed to want? Let yourself feel what you feel and want what you want, THEN engage your mind in the process. The best wishes are born from your heart.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Molly Blue Dawn's List of Events for the Week starting Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Marat/Sade, Gyudmed Monks, East Bay Pagan Meet and Greet, Downtown Martinez Ghost Walk, Los Gatos Shakespeare Festival, ConjureCon, Women's Visionary Congress, Throwdown for the Town, Women’s Sacred Circle, Faerie Barter Market and Harvest Ritual, Purification Rites for the Self and Home, Chief Golden Light Eagle and Joe Plum, Ashik Kerib, Shall we Dance? The Showtune Shindig, A Witchy Class, Berkeley Kite Festival, Park Street Art and Wine Festival, Time Travel Weekends, Tree Walk, Ile Orunmila Oshun, Art at the Oasis, Family Day at Sienna Ranch, CAYA Sprouts Lammas, Active Imagination for Personal Growth, Playing With Fear, Liturgy of the Lady in Honor of Luna

presented by The Thrillpeddlers
Wednesday-Sunday, July 25-29, Wednesday-Saturday 8:00PM, Sunday 7:00PM
final week, see website for detailed schedule and ticket prices
Brava Theater, 2781 24th Street, San Francisco

“On July 13, 1793, Jean-Paul Marat was brutally stabbed in his bathtub by French counter-revolutionary Charlotte Corday. On July 13, 2012 - 219 years later (to the day) - Marc Huestis presents Thrillpeddlers production of Marat/Sade, the Tony Award-winning theatrical classic by Peter Weiss.

Marat/Sade asks the age-old question whether true revolution comes from changing society or changing oneself. This production brings to the stage a rousing group of collaborators - SF impressario Marc Huestis (producer), the Bay Area’s vibrant theatrical troupe Thrillpeddlers (2011 recipient of six Bay Area Theatre Critics Awards and voted Best Underground Theater Company by 7 x 7 Magazine) featuring the talents of Russell Blackwood (director) and Scrumbly Koldewyn (musical director) and costume designs by award winner Beaver Bauer (Tales Of The City, Teatro Zinzanni).“

Gyudmed Monks: Art of Compassion Tour 2012
Wednesday, July 25-Sunday July 29
East West Bookstore, 324 Castro Street, Mountain View
see website for detailed schedule of events

“The Tibetan Buddhist monks from the Gyudmed Tantric Monastery are religious scholars and masters in the Tibetan sacred art of the sand mandala. These mandalas are constructed of millions of grains of brightly colored sand, arranged in intricate designs of flowers, animals, and Tibetan sacred symbols. The creators of a sand mandala accrue merit which they transmit for the benefit of all sentient beings, as well as for those who view the mandala and even those who hear of its creation. Sand mandalas were traditionally created in monasteries where lay people could never see them. Thanks to these monks traveling in the West, we’ll be able to watch the entire mandala creation process as it unfolds over the course of their 9-day stay at East West.
The monks will also give several presentations on Buddhist art and meditation in the evenings. You’ll learn about thangkas - the cloth paintings that serve as teaching tools, depicting the life of the Buddha, or illustrating other spiritual subjects - and even get to create your own. Thursday will feature butter sculpting, in which offerings are made of butter intricately modeled and colored in the traditional forms of buddhas, flowers, animals, and auspicious symbols. These artforms are considered central to spiritual development in Tibetan Buddhism.

All proceeds from this tour go to Tibetan Living Communities, a non-profit organization dedicated to the improvement of education and healthcare for Tibetans in India and Tibet.”

East Bay Pagan Meet and Greet
at The Mystic Dream
Friday, July 27, 7:00-8:30PM, and the fourth Friday of every month
The Mystic Dream, 1437 N Broadway, Walnut Creek, 925-933-2342
donations accepted

“Come and join other witches, warlocks, and pagans as we come together in community to some food, and maybe a few laughs. Come and meet some of the other magically minded people in the East Bay area. Coffee and tea will be served. Feel free to bring a small food item to share.”

Downtown Martinez Ghost Walk
Friday, July 27, 8:00PM, and the fourth and fifth Friday of every month
tour starts at Main Street Martinez, 649 Main Street,  Suite 106, Martinez

“Take the 90 minute guided walking tour through Historic Downtown Martinez to discover the hidden past, little known facts and tales of days-gone-by.

Tours conducted by Central Valley Paranormal.

Tours are limited to 25 people. Advanced ticket purchase recommended. No children under 12 years allowed. Teens 12-17 years must be accompanied by an adult. Bring a flashlight, wear comfortable shoes. Bring jacket and wear comfortable clothing.”

Los Gatos Shakespeare Festival
with Festival Theatre Ensemble
Friday-Sunday, July 27-28, 8:00PM, playing through August 11
Oak Meadow Park, 220 Blossom Hill Road, Los Gatos
$22 Adults, $15 Seniors/Youth

“Fridays - Two Gentlemen of Verona
Boy meets girl, boy meets another girl, boy thinks he can get away with it.  In this delicious comedy, Shakespeare explores love Italian style.  FTE sets this tale of love in the Swingin' 60s. Lounge music, Italian suits, and mini-skirts included.

Saturdays - The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet
Festival Theatre Ensemble takes great pride in bringing this powerful story of love, hate, loyalty and blood to our audiences, continuing our tradition of breathtaking swordplay and unforgettable performances.

Sundays - Alice in Wonderland
Can Alice keep her head through jousting knights, dueling twins, a monster in the forest and a mad, mad tea party?   Join us for this fast-paced romp through Wonderland that will excite young and old alike.

Produced by Festival Theatre Ensemble (FTE), the Los Gatos Shakespeare Festival has played to sold-out audiences since 2002. FTE, under the leadership of Artistic Director Bruce W. De Les Dernier, began touring classical theatre across northern California in 1994.

We invite you to join us as we play in the park after dark!”

Friday-Sunday, July 27-29
The Serpent's Kiss, 2015 N Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz
see website for detailed schedule and registration information

“The first ever ConjureCon will be held at Serpent's Kiss in Santa Cruz, California on July 27-29, 2012!

Building on the successes of the Folk Magic Festival in New Orleans in 2010 and 2011, your favorite conjurers are coming to Santa Cruz.

Organized by Susan Diamond, Orion Foxwood, Sindy Todo and Starr Casas, featuring special guest Cat Yronwode!”

Women's Visionary Congress
Friday-Monday, July 27-29
EarthRise Retreat Center, Institute of Noetic Sciences, 101 San Antonio Road, Petaluma
see website for detailed schedule and registration information

"The Women's Visionary Congress (WVC) is an annual gathering of visionary women healers, scholars, activists and artists who study consciousness and altered states. The WVC supports the transfer of knowledge among women who apply the insights of their research and spiritual path. We gather on beautiful land in Northern California to renew our community of adventurers and visionaries.

The WVC welcomes interested women and men to join us as we create a temporary community, dance, eat delicious food and engage in a series of conversations with wise women. The Women's Visionary Congress is a benefit for the V Fund which makes grants to visionary women."

Throwdown for the Town
The Oakland Service Festival
Saturday, July 28, 10:00AM-2:00PM service projects, 2:00-6:00PM community festival
projects at various locations across Oakland - see website for details and to sign up
Festival at Mosswood Park, 3699 Broadway, Oakland

“On July 28, we will lead Oakland in the second Oakland Service Festival and we hope that you will join us! We've confirmed over 20 service projects throughout Oakland that need your help to succeed.

From urban gardens to beautifying Lake Merritt, sign up for a project to help our city thrive.  
Oakland Service Festival Schedule
Saturday, July 28, 2012
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, 20+ service projects throughout Oakland
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Mosswood Park Celebration

After four hours of people-powered community service, join the celebration at Mosswood Park. There will be food for volunteers, dance, and a solar paneled hip-hop concert. This is a family-friendly event and an opportunity to build community after a hard day's work.
We hope you will join us for this exciting event as we Throw Down for the Town.”

Women’s Sacred Circle
with Soul Coach Lis-Lotte Mariscal
Saturday, July 28, 10:00AM-12:30PM
Julie’s Coffee and Tea Garden, 1223 Park Street, Alameda, 510-865-2385
suggested donation: $25.  
Please RSVP to Lis-Lotte at 510-507-1907 or info@tuneupforyoursoul.com

“Let's gather in Sacred Circle over a Pot of Tea to talk about how Clutter Clearing - inner AND outer - truly can shift stagnant energies and create miracles in your life and relationships.

I am a certiļ¬ed Soul Coach and creator of sacred space. With my presence, playfulness, wisdom and love I gently and powerfully support Women to Step into the Light and dare to Trust, Live and Express their True Intuitive Wisdom Powers.  For the Healing of The Earth, Themselves and Their Relationships.

SHOW UP to gain a new sense of ‘Who You Truly Are’: YOU are SO MUCH MORE than your CLUTTER!

In this powerful ceremony you will Learn:
- How Clutter Clearing can have a profound effect on you and your life.
- How Inner Clutter is in the way of seeing yourself and others through loving eyes.
- Simple tips to get started - without being overwhelmed.
- To let go on a guided SOUL JOURNEY: Living Life Lightly.”

Faerie Barter Market and Harvest Ritual
presented by Wytchwood
Saturday, July 28, 11:00AM-7:30PM
40 Thieves Picnic Area, DeLaveaga Park, 850 Branciforte Drive, Santa Cruz
Admission is free - donations for costs accepted

“Faerie Barter Market and Harvest Ritual
Open to the Pagan public

Free parking!

Please come wearing your most wylde, fun outfits!
Masks, ears, wings, tails and ribbons especially encouraged!!!
Play Area for parent-attended small kiddies

Hosted by
FireDrake Grove, Greenheart Grove, Sacred Grove and many other folk

Event Schedule

Faerie Barter Market 11:00AM-6:00PM

Bring your ‘stuff’ to barter for other people’s ‘stuff’!  Market is located at the upper picnic area next  to the parking lot of 40 Thieves Picnic Area

Barter Booth offerings include: handicrafts, fun clothing, mask-making, face painting, Gypsy Tarot readings, 10 minute chair massage, healing practices, ritual items, mathoms and other small items

Barter Booths are for bartering - no money is allowed to change hands.
Shoppe vendors will take donations for non-barter items.

Performances during market
Sharon Knight, Jafar Thorne, Dancing, Live Music, Irish Singing, Minstrels and more!

FireDrake Grove and Greenheart Grove present:
Harvest Ritual and Lughnasadh Games

A Pagan ritual to celebrate 1st Harvest
Bring Harvest food to share during the ritual in the Market center of  40 Thieves Picnic Area”

Spiritual Cleansing: Purification Rites for the Self and Home
with Storm Faerywolf
Saturday, July 28, 1:00-3:00PM
The Mystic Dream, 1437 N Broadway, Walnut Creek, 925-933-2342

“Every religion and spiritual path has knowledge of practices for the purpose of cleansing the soul of that which ails us. Whether this be in the form of anger, grief, worry, negative energy or ‘evil spirits’, we can take control of ourselves and our environments to banish unwanted spirits and energies and attract those things that are beneficial. Together we will discuss herbs, stones, symbols and rituals from various cultures and traditions and combine what we have learned into a simple rite to cleanse ourselves leaving us feeling purified and free.

Storm Faerywolf is a practicing warlock and priest in the Feri tradition of witchcraft where he holds the Black Wand. He has studied various forms of magic and spiritual practice for almost 30 years and has taught classes for more than 20.”

Chief Golden Light Eagle and Joe Plum
presented by Moonfyre Metaphysical
Saturday, July 28, 1:00-6:00PM
The Enlightened Mind, 409 E Campbell Avenue, Suite 220 (upstairs), Campbell
$44 in advance, $55 at the door
for more information or to register, please call 408-370-0333

“With great Honor and Respect we at Moonfyre Metaphysical, The Enlightened Mind, and many other devoted followers, welcome Chief Golden Light Eagle of the Yankton Sioux in South Dakota to Downtown Campbell, California.  During this extra-ordinary event, Chief Golden Light Eagle will  share the teaching of the "Maka Wicahpi Wicohan" the Earth-Star Ways, which are the Universal and Spiritual Laws of Creator according to our ancestors. He will also discuss the 13 Moon Ceremonies, which revive the true solar-lunar calendar of ancient times.

We also welcome Joe Plum, Bardic Poet, to our event. Joe Plum is a direct descendant of Welsh bards and Native American spirit.  He lives off the grid in South Central Iowa, where he composes and presents poetry of an original nature.Joe travels extensively to share his bardic gift with communities in the United States. He is a featured speaker at conferences and bookstores throughout the nation.  His belief that life is an event, not a monument, creates magical moments for audiences large and small alike.”

Ashik Kerib
film screening
Saturday, July 28, 5:00-7:00PM
Silk Road House, 1944 University Avenue, Berkeley, 510-981-0700

“Ashik Kerib is a 1988 film directed by Sergei Parajanov, his last completed feature film dedicated to the memory of Andrei Tarkovsky (1932-86). Assistant director David Abashidze. Written by Guiya Badridze based on the story by Mikhail Lermontov (1837). A Georgia-Film Studio Production. The 2007 DVD by Kino International Ruscico.

The story is about Ashik Kerib, the wandering minstrel living in the city of Tiflis, who wants to marry his beloved Magul-Megeri, but her father rudely opposes since Kerib is poor. Magul vows to wait for him for a thousand days and nights until he comes back with enough money to impress her father. If he fails to return or returns with not enough, she will have to marry the rich Kurshudbek. Kerib sets out on a journey to gain wealth and encounters many difficulties and symbolic adventures, but with the help of a saint horseman, he miraculously returns to his beloved on the 1001st day, before the wedding ceremony of Magul and villain Kurshudbek is completed. Ashik Kerib and his faithful Magul are fairly able to reunite and to happily marry. This folk tale was well known in slightly different versions throughout the Caucasus, Central Asia, Near East, Russia, and other regions. Its plot belongs to the well-known (since The Odyssey) international motif ‘the husband at his wife’s marriage.’

In this movie music and color are playing a key role. Dialogue is minimal and scripts are used to narrate the plot changes. Starring Yuri Mgoyan (Ashik Kerib), Sofiko Chiaureli (his mother), and others. Original music and the saz playing by Djavanshir Kuliyev. Numerous songs sung by the outstanding Azeri singer Alim Gasimov. Choreography by Gogi Aleksidze (1941-2008). Cinematography by Albert Yavuryan and Sergo Sikharulidze.

Running time 74 minutes. In Azeri with English subtitles.

The screening will be introduced and commented on by Alma Kunanbaeva.

Silk Road House events are sponsored by the Silkroad Foundation.”

Shall we Dance? The Showtune Shindig
Dance Party and Potluck
Hosted by Alan Kline, with special guest Bob Galloway
Saturday, July 28, 6:30-11:30PM
Temple Beth Hillel, 801 Park Central, Richmond

“Come hear a waltz, feel pretty, dance all night and have your spirits hit the top. By popular request, Alan's next party will be a full night of social dance to musical theater songs. Once again our potluck will be outside so bring your favorite picnic delicacy and if you're not yet a waltzing expert there will be lessons before the dance. After that discover if our open dancing includes waltzing to Weber, swinging to Sondheim, polkas to Porter, two-steps to Trask or contras to Coleman. If you have no idea who those people are, it's your chance to find out! Discover new favorites and sing along to the old ones. It promises to be a fantastic night of dancing, frivolity and friends.”

A Witchy Class
Saturday, July 28, 7:00PM (and the fourth Saturday of every month)
Antioch Public Library, 501 W 18th Street, Antioch
Please RSVP - see Meetup page for more information

“Join us for a series of classes about the craft.
You will find a bit of everything; working within ritual space, energy workings, history, ethics - And there's more, there's always more!”

Thanks to Ardys for letting me know about this event!

Berkeley Kite Festival
Saturday-Sunday, July 28-29, 10:00AM-5:00PM
Cesar E. Chavez Park at the Berkeley Marina, 11 Spinnaker Way, Berkeley

“A Free Event for the whole family - Kites aren't just for kids any more. Experience the excitement and artistry of modern kite flying. You'll find something for everyone, from the Giant Creature Kites as big as houses to the free Kite Making and Candy Drops for kids.”

Park Street Art and Wine Festival
Saturday-Sunday, July 28-29, 10:00AM-6:00PM
along Park Street, Alameda

“The Park Street Business Association is proud to present the 28th Annual Park Street Art and Wine Faire - a hometown tradition in Alameda. Weekend activities will include art and craft vendors, live music, kids’ area, food vendors, and beer and wine sales.

With more than 250 arts and craft booths located between Encinal and Buena Vista avenues, there is sure to be something for everyone. Festival-goers can even quench their thirst at one of the four beverage booths serving beer, mimosas, and local Rock Wall wines.

Along with all the activity in the street itself, the Park Street District merchants will be open for business. Many of them will be running specials during the weekend so we encourage you to take the time and visit their shops. You just might discover something new!”

Time Travel Weekends
in Historic Old Sacramento
Saturday-Sunday, July 28-29, and every weekend through August 26
Historic Old Sacramento, 101 I Street, Sacramento

“Get ready to step back in time when the past mingles with the present once again in Old Sacramento! Visitors to Old Sacramento will enjoy lively and interactive street theatre as part of the hugely popular Time Travel Weekends that debuted last year to much applause. The streets of Old Sacramento will come alive with talented performers who put on spontaneous and elaborate skits and performances. Plus, visitors won’t want to miss the highly entertaining Old West stage shows happening daily including the much acclaimed Golden Melodeon Review in the Eagle Theatre.

As you stroll through Old Sacramento on weekends July through August, you might just chance upon historic re-enactments complete with wagons, wild characters with heroes and villains, children’s pioneer craft activities, historic gambling, bowling, juggling, singing, dancing and other forms of musical mastery, military encampments, mining camps, parades, historic events, medicine shows, Civil War cannon firings, and much, much more!”

A lot of the performers in this program are Renaissance Faire and/or Dickens Fair folk!

Director Robert Young, who may look familiar to you if you’ve ever met Mr. Dickens himself, or attended a Mysterium Om ritual at PantheaCon, says:
“THE CURTAIN'S GOING UP - on a new season of Time Travel Weekends in Sacramento City.  The very first melodrama to open the Eagle Theatre in 1849, 'The Bandit Chief', will be reborn on that stage every afternoon. An entertaining show of variety acts will also take stage - jugglers, Shakespearean actors, medicine show, can can, music hall and much more - concluding in the stirring pageant 'Triumph of Eureka'.  Mr. Mark Twain himself will hold forth with his droll humor and entertaining tales. The streets will be bustling with wagons, carriages, parades, music and lively characters.  Will you be there?”

Tree Walk
with Tree Girl Julianne Skai Arbor and Damien McAnany of Abundant Earth Landscaping
Sunday, July 29, 10:15AM-12:30PM, and the last Sunday of every month
Stafford Lake Park, 3549 Novato Boulevard, Novato
Please RSVP to skaiarbor@treegirl.org

“WHERE: Each time in a different location in the North Bay!  

This tree walk we will spend quality time with one of the biggest, most crazy-beautiful-looking california bay laurel trees in California!!

Sometimes it will be a state or county park, and other times in other locations. It may even be a 'urban' tree walk identifying landscape trees and their disastrous pruning jobs.

With demand, we'll venture out further. Let us know if you are interested.

Look for me holding up an open umbrella!

We'll always park and meet where we can enter a park for Free!

Learn to identify trees, shrubs, plants and wildflowers!
Get your Tree Questions answered!
Spend time outside in Nature!
Enjoy some mild to moderate exercise!
We'll spend at least 15 minutes of every walk just sitting in silence with a tree!
Meet other treegirls, treeboys and plant geeks!
Although you can bring your camera, this is not a TreeGirl photoshoot. Everyone, please, keep your clothes on!

Layers of clothing
Rain gear or umbrella if chance of rain, just in case (we'll cancel if there is a good chance of rain)
Water, water, water
Snacks (we'll end in time for those who want to stay for a picnic can get it out of your vehicles)
Field guides (we'll have some too)
Good walking shoes
Notebook or journal and pen
Little budding treegirls and treeboys
Dogs? (we'll find out for each hike if we can have dogs where we're going. It will vary hike to hike)
Something to sit on to avoid possible poison oak.

Please join us!
Please reply to this email and we'll put you on a mailing list to remind you of upcoming Tree Walks including their locations, where to meet, what to bring, and let you know if we're cancelling due to rain. We are planning to have these events posted on our websites.

We'd love you to RSVP by email, so we don't leave without you! If you are late or can't find us, please call Julianne at 707-332-9925 or Damien at 707-360-5231.

Feel Free to forward this message to interested Tree People.

TreeGirl (Julianne Skai Arbor) and husband Damien McAnany are not only Tree geeks, but plant geeks too, certified arborists with the International Society of Arboriculture, as well as passionate and experienced educators and nature guides. Together they are owners of Abundant Earth Landscaping and TreeCare in the north Santa Rosa area, and are both Certified Permaculture Designers and Teachers.
We Love trees!!”

Monthly Temple Service with Ile Orunmila Oshun
Sunday, July 29, 11:00AM (and the last Sunday of every month)
The Sacred Well, 536 Grand Avenue, Oakland, 510-444-9355
$10 donation requested
Please be 5 minutes early as we start the Temple Service promptly at 11:00AM

“Ile Orunmila Oshun, the Yoruba-based house of worship founded by Luisah Teish (author of Jambalaya), hosts its monthly Temple Service at The Sacred Well.

Join us at 11:00AM on the last Sunday of every month to explore the mysteries of the Orishas with Initiated members of the Ile's clergy. The powerful, ancient wisdom of Ifa is readily applied to modern situations, and each ceremony is a life lesson. At the end of the service, donations are gratefully accepted.

July’s service: Praise Singing for Shango”

Art at the Oasis
Sunday, July 29, 11:00AM-6:00PM
Isis Oasis Sanctuary, 20889 Geyserville Avenue, Geyserville, 707-857- 4747

“If you haven't been up to the beautiful Isis Oasis Sanctuary in Geyserville yet, here is your chance!  
There will be...
Local Artists on the lawn
Art films in the theater
Live music on the deck
A tour of the many Cob Creations
See the new earthen exotic cat playground
Wood-fired pizza in the Horus cob oven
Wine tasting...

The event is free and open to the public.  Donations warmly welcome.”

Family Day at Sienna Ranch
Sunday, July 29, 12:00-4:00PM, (and the last Sunday of every month)
Sienna Ranch, 3232 Deer Hill Road, Lafayette, 925-283-6311
$85 includes up to five people, advance registration required - see website

“On the last Sunday of each month, Sienna Ranch will open its doors for a special family and community day.  Come enjoy the activities, good company, healthy food, and the wholesome environment at Sienna Ranch.  Family Day is fun for all ages.  

Horse and pony rides, sustainability education and projects, archery, hayrides, survival skills activities, and more.  Bring your own picnic lunch or buy from one of our healthy food vendors.  

Family Days are on Sundays, 12:00-4:00PM.  
Family Day Pass is $85.

With the purchase of a family pass, you will get
admission to Sienna Ranch family day for up to 5 people
3 horse ride tickets
3 archery tickets
5 hayride tickets
participation in the featured hands-on sustainability or survival skill activity
unlimited animal visits to goats, sheep, chickens
special demonstrations, entertainment, or hands-on projects (vary from month to month)

Note: Food and special services offered at an additional cost.  For additional archery and horse ride tickets, please purchase a second family pass.

Family Days are limited to 40 families, so register soon!”

CAYA Sprouts Lammas
Sunday, July 29, 1:00PM  
Berkeley - please RSVP to hvnwalker@gmail.com for exact location

“Come As You Are to Sprouts Lammas!

Lammas or  ‘Loaf Mass’  is the first grain harvest of the year.. We will honor the gifts of summer, celebrate community,  and prepare for a prosperous fall with bread magic and games.  

Please RSVP to hvnwalker@gmail.com with the size of your family if you plan to attend.

What to Bring: a snack to share

CAYA Sprouts offers Sabbat rituals that are specifically designed for children up to age ten. However, the all self identified families are welcome to attend. Come and celebrate the Wheel of the Year with us!”

Active Imagination for Personal Growth
with Rue Harrison Whittaker
Sunday, July 29, 1:00-4:00PM,
The Dream Institute of Northern California, 1672 University Avenue, Berkeley, 510-845-1767

“Twenty years ago I was visited by an archetypal image that I named Indigo Animal. Indigo and I have traveled together through picture and story, meeting other creatures along the way. This encounter with the unconscious is a contemporary example of what CG Jung ‘discovered’ and elaborated in The Red Book, eventually calling the process active imagination. In a slide show of my illustrated book, Indigo Animal and the Lawn Statuary Research Institute, I will present the characteristics of active imagination. Participants will learn how to embark on an inner adventure with active imagination themselves; feel free to bring your own theme or dream image to work with. Together we will investigate both the joys and the potential pitfalls of this most creative of psychological investigations.

Rue Harrison Whittaker, MA, MFT, is an exhibiting artist and a psychotherapist in Oakland whose approach draws on image, metaphor, dream, EMDR, and hypnosis. She is currently preparing the Indigo Animal trilogy for publication.”

Playing With Fear - Expose and Exploration
Sunday, July 29, 2:30PM
CounterPULSE, 1310 Mission Street, San Francisco
http://www.sirentheatre.org (website plays music)

“Join us for a one-of-a-kind multi-disciplinary performance, Playing with Fear, directed by Roke Noir, produced by Siren Theatre Project and presented by an all-women cast and crew.

Share in the real stories from a diverse group of Bay Area women who collaborated for over three months facing, understanding, and playing with their fears. This unique hybrid, an experimental ensemble performance, exposes their explorations through word, image and movement. Join us in this life-changing journey to see magic unfold as these raw personal stories tug at your heart's core and leave you transformed forever.

This innovative initiative offers a type of performance generosity that challenges, exalts, and leaves audiences celebrating the human mind's full potential. For artists, the private and personal mix together in a display of fragility and indulgence, creating a performative moment that I, as a lifelong audience member, have learned to hunger for that moment when something cracks open and the room achieves a feeling of collective communion.

Join us in this life-changing journey to see magic unfold as these raw personal stories tug at your heart's core and and leave you transformed forever.”

The Fellowship of the Spiral Path welcomes you to attend….
Liturgy of the Lady in Honor of Luna
Sunday, July 29, 5:00PM (and the last Sunday of every month)
BFUU Main Hall, 1924 Cedar Street, Berkeley
Donations gratefully accepted
More information or special requests: LiturgyoftheLady@gmail.com

“The Liturgy of the Lady is an open celebration of the Goddess in Her many forms. She is the Maiden of youth, the Mother of culture, the Crone of wisdom, and She is mirrored in all life, death and rebirth. We honor Her with reverent and joyful singing, ritual activities, and opportunities to learn. Now in our fourth decade of offering this sacred service, we invite you to join us.

Enchanted Moon Circle has been meeting under the full moon for fifteen years to worship the Goddess with songs and chants. Our Lady Moon mirrors the cycles of women in Her courses, and reminds us that all things wax and wane. Luna connects us with the primordial past as we join in the tradition of honoring Her at the full moon.

Please dress in layers: Enchanted Moon prefers to meet outside if possible.  Men, this is your chance to worship with this women's circle.

Objects may be charged on the altar during the rite. Wheelchair accessible (let us know if you need someone to hold the door for you.) Family and child-friendly. Incense will be used in this ritual, unless requested in advance. Mark your calendar for the next Liturgy of the Lady, August 26. Please share this invitation with your friends.”

Conjure, Envision, and Actively Imagine Yourselves the Week of Your Dreams!

Molly Blue Dawn

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