“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
Woman Soul Gathering 2018 in the West
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
**More details and registration information coming soon.**
Drum Making Ceremonies with Starfeather
“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.)