An uneasy reaction to the word "Goddess” is common among men and even women. Two millennia of repression, hostility, and conditioning against a Divine Mother have made a deep impression on all of us. Now, it is time to rebalance the Godhead with Sacred Feminine energy … and reclaim the Goddess within!
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$100 deposit due by May 15
Balance due before class
88 Oracle Way
Independence, VA 24348
Women’s Empowerment Weekend
All women are reflections of the Divine Feminine (though sometimes we need to be reminded of this fact). Early man honored women for their ability to create life and give birth. Indeed, early humans paid homage to the “Great Mother” – our first monotheistic deity. Over time, however, society began to dismiss and even suppress the Sacred Feminine, causing women to lose touch with their direct connection to the Divine. Now, it is time to relearn, reclaim, and rejoice in the history, mythology, power, and presence of the Goddess!
This sacred retreat will examine the Divine Feminine from the perspective of the five primary religions and other hallowed wisdom traditions. Attendees will experience an intimate and direct connection to the Divine Mother through various classes and exercises, including: a full moon ceremony, morning yoga, meditations, dance, and shared storytelling.
|Day 1||Friday, June 9 (Full Moon)||5:00 pm – 10:00 pm|
|Day 2||Saturday, June 10||8:00 am – 10:00 pm|
|Day 3||Sunday, June 11||8:00 am – 2:00 pm|
About Our Speakers:
Rev. Sumati Govinda (representing Hindu & Buddhist goddesses) grew up in the interfaith community of Yogaville, and in 1979 she received mantra initiation from Sri Swami Satchidananda. She teaches at Yogaville and other venues, offers Spiritual Coaching, and runs a wellness program for a clinic in Buckingham, Virginia.
Meghan Don (representing the Realized Feminine in Judaism & Christianity) is an initiate of the Sophian Lineage, Founder of the Gnostic Grace Circle, and award-winning author of three books, including The New Divine Feminine. She has taught at Esalen and Omega Institutes and she has led many pilgrimages to Europe.
Chaplain Nisa Muhammad (representing Islamic female prophets) has a Master’s Degree in Islamic Studies and graduate certificate in Islamic Chaplaincy. At Howard University, she provides spiritual and pastoral care to students and faculty, and she advises the Muslim Students Association. She also is the Politics Editor at Sapelo Square.
Rev. Laura George (representing Divine Feminine Archetypes) is the founder of The Oracle Institute and its Executive Director. Laura is an attorney, interfaith minister and author, and she manages construction of the Peace Pentagon – Oracle’s new headquarters in Independence, Virginia