“We call to you, dear Sister, to join us in Sacred Circle to honor the Sacred Feminine. Our intention is to deepen our sense of inner knowing, recognize our unique gifts and stories, and to experience being immersed in and supported by a community of wise women. We are part of an emerging Tribe of Women. We are taking hold of our power. It is our time to be nurtured and nurturing, to find our way to understand and express our spiritual inner world, as well as our rights as human beings. In beauty and in balance, we find the soulful women’s way to rest, renew, have fun, learn, and share our blessed life as Sisters on the Path to wholeness.” Respectfully, Starfeather
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Drum Making Ceremonies with Starfeather
August 26, 2018 and September 23, 2018 in Edmonds, WA
“May every woman walk into the New World carrying her own drum.”
The quote above is from a vision Starfeather had regarding her life work and personal goals. Drum making in ceremony has been a calling for her from the beginning of her spirit work as a Teacher/Healer/Medicine Woman. Always encouraging women to make their own drums, Starfeather created a special workshop and ceremony to share this knowledge and craft. Since the early 1990’s, she has helped hundreds of people birth their own special drum.
Women have always been drummers. Throughout history there are recordings of women using hand-drums in ceremony, healing rituals and celebrations of life and death. Drum rhythm unites us in non-verbal communication, connecting us to Mother Earth and the Ancestors. (“When the Drummers Were Women” by Layne Redmond)
Starfeather and Woman Soul are offering the opportunity for women attending the 2018 Woman Soul Gathering in the West to make and bring their own drums. We will also have the big Mother Drums to gather around and drum and sing together. You will be able to join on the Mother Drum and/or play your new drum and join together as individuals in a united voice of song and rhythm. A powerful experience to be sure.
Starfeather is offering 2 opportunities for Drum Making in Ceremony (with space for only 8 women):
DATE: The 4th Sundays of August and September: August 26th and September 23rd
TIME: 10:30 to 4:00
PLACE: Starfeather’s Lodge in Edmonds
COST: $150* for a 15″ Elk Hide drum (add $20 if you want Buffalo) (*Starfeather is discounting the cost for women that have registered for the 2018 Woman Soul Gathering. If you are not attending the Woman Soul Gathering, the cost will be $195.)
Grandmother Moon Bundle Honoring Circle
Sunday, September 17, 2018 from 11-3:00 pm on Vashon, WA
The Grandmother Moon Bundle is returning to the Pacific Northwest! The Grandmother Moon Bundle travels with Barbara “Bobbie” James Snyder to various ceremonies (see our website Elders Page for more info about Bobbie). In September, Bobbie will bring the Grandmother Moon Bundle to share with women, and you are invited to bring your heart-held intentions and prayers so needed at this time.
We will pass the Grandmother Moon Stone to each woman in the circle; you can ask for guidance as you would talk to your own loving Grandmother, perhaps ask for the manifestation of your soul’s purpose, for healing of your soul’s wounds and to access the mysteries that are unfolding for the feminine at this time.
Grandmother Moon Bundle Honoring Circle
Sunday, September 17th, 11:00-3:00 pm
Home of Mary and Jim – RSVP to email@example.com for location and directions.
Please bring Snacks & non-alcoholic beverages to share. Discount ferry tickets available through Woman’s Way Red Lodge by emailing Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org. Amy will email tickets to print out or just show on your smart phone!
The Grandmother Moon Bundle is the heart of the Woman Soul Gathering and will hold the center when we gather again the last weekend of October. If you or anyone you know are thinking about attending, please explore our website and click on the link to register, as we have limited space available!
This is an interesting time we live in, and there is tremendous healing and change we can create when we come together with open hearts!
Woman Soul Gathering 2018 in the West
October 25 – 28, 2018 in Port Orchard, WA
These are extraordinary times. Life itself is asking us to awaken – to be change-makers – to not just survive, but thrive – to consciously correct and recreate how we live in relationship to each other and to our beautiful planet, our home.
You are invited to join a 4-day, Woman Soul Gathering at Pilgrim Firs Retreat Center in Port Orchard, Washington from October 25 – 28, 2018.
There will be time in large and small circles with our Honored Elders to learn from each other and to listen and witness the lived wisdom we each carry. There will be ceremony with the Mother Drums, sacred songs, and evening ritual. There will be time for solitary walks around Lake Flora or through the woods or along the labyrinth, and there will be creative time with gifted craftswomen.
Located in Port Orchard, Washington, Pilgrim Firs is 120 acres of nurturing woods with a large lake, plenty of cozy rooms and outside decks. There are large cleared ceremonial areas, including a rock labyrinth. The land was donated by a Seattle philanthropist, Miss Julia Lang, in the 1950’s, and the dedicated staff maintain the land with care and respect.
Together we will shed old stories and limiting beliefs and release and heal the suffering that holds us back from our best and brightest life. We invite you to be part of a loving community in which each of us is essential to the whole, and where pleasure, grief, joy, sadness, and even folly can be sources of deep healing and world transformation.
As Tilda Long Soldier writes: “We’re like Mother Earth: each one of us has that ability within us to grow spiritually, we’re connected with the Creator from the top of our head, our feet walk on Mother Earth. It’s within us; and why should we hold that to ourselves?”
Read more details and register for Woman Soul West here.
Woman Soul Gathering 2019 in the East
May 16 – 19, 2019 in Jefferson, MD
**More details and registration information coming soon.**