Restorying the Heroine's Journey 2016: Sacred Circles and Wild Wanders

With Lisa Bardack, Julie Gabrielli, Katy Gaughan, and Lindsay McLaughlin
April 29 - May 1, 2016
Friday dinner 6:00 pm - Sunday lunch
Rolling Ridge Study Retreat and Still Point Mountain Retreat

"Women must begin to forge alliances that will add strength to their individual voices. Women must rediscover and share their wisdom to ensure the healing of the entire planet and humanity by tapping into the vast reservoir of energy that runs beneath our common ground and is creating a new wave of women's power."
--Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers

Find your journey as a heroine of this wild and animate Earth. Explore in gathered community and in deep solitude; in conversation and sacred silence. Participate in circles of dance and drumming, storytelling and council; go out for long wanders in the springtime woods and return for sharing and support. Seek the Holy who is within and without and all around... in company of the ancestors, woodland spirits, goddesses from many cultures, and archetypes of the unconscious. Listen to the stories that Oak and River, Bluebell and Hawk tell us, these guardians and guides to the imagination of the Earth. Listen for the story that is emerging from our collective breath, a story that is both fresh and very, very old; that is deeply personal and profoundly universal: the story of our connection and belonging to the living Earth and all its wondrous and wild inhabitants.

Led by Lindsay McLaughlin and Julie Gabrielli with Lisa Bardack (Sacred Circle Dance) and Katy Gaughan (Drum Circles). The four of us share a fascination with the power of story to heal, reconnect, and create our world. We bring years of dedicated learning, practice, mentoring, and leadership in retreats, sacred circle dance, and drumming.

This retreat will be held at Rolling Ridge Study Retreat and Still Point Mountain Retreat, on 1400 acres of sacred wilderness near Harpers Ferry, WV. Access is by car only.

It begins with supper at 6 pm on Friday and concludes with lunch on Sunday. Fee for the retreat is $375 and includes lodging in an individual room, six meals, and program. Two women registering together and choosing to share a room may pay a reduced fee of $325 each. (There is a space on the registration form for you to write the name of your roommate.) Camping further reduces the fee to $300. (Bring your own tent.) Scholarships are available.

To reserve your place, register with a $100 deposit through Friends of Silence.

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If you do not wish to register online, you may download the form and mail it to Friends of Silence, 120 Jubilee Ln., Harpers Ferry, WV 25425, with $100 deposit to Friends of Silence.