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Friday July 24, 2015

10 am - Workshop

 

Working on the Heart

Presenter: Lucera Love

Lucera

We each have the choice to discover what is important, what we came here to do. The deep and tender place in your heart is your guide. We will work together creatively with images and the voice of the soul to delve into the veiled mystery of our heartfelt longing, and to bring our true nature to the light.

Lucera Love has been active in the Magickal Cauldron Mysteries and Goddess Gather for over a decade as an artist, poet, priestess, presenter, and skilled ritualist. She is a graduate of the University of California Davis in studio art, and California Essence School of Yoga. She also studied imaginal psychology at Meridian University. Lucera is currently a special education credential candidate at Humboldt State University. She lives in Arcata, California with her husband and two daughters, where she makes and sells her ceramic artwork at the Fire Arts Center

Noon - Lunch


1:30 pm - Workshop

Piercing the Shadow. Revealing the Light

mediumship made comfortable

Presenter: Rain Graves

RainHave you ever had a paranormal experience? Have you seen, felt, or heard a presence you could not explain? Have you ever wanted to? We will set aside misconceptions and fear and learn to understand and work with spirit, by getting in touch with a very special light within ourselves.

Everyone has inside them the ability to connect with spirit. Some tap into this, and others choose not to, or simply don't know how. In this workshop we will discuss what spirit is and isn't, why we fear it, and repress our own abilities to connect with it through ourselves. We will create a Medium's "Toolbox," using protection, spirit guides, tarot, automatic writing, and our intuitive self to connect with with other side, and differentiate between energies.

Journey to a place people rarely go within themselves - the depths of your 6th sense, third eye, and introspect to find your intuitive self. Reach out with the tools you already have inside of you that allow you to sense and sometimes communicate with the shadowy realm of spirit. Discover the radiance of light that is the essence of spirit, goddess, and angels.

A Mediumship 101 Workshop

Rev. Rain Graves is an ordained High Priestess of Isis, Bast, and Sekhmet in the Temple of Isis and a Grand Dame Commander within the Noble Order of Tara in the Fellowship of Isis. She is a Tarot Specialist and Intuitive Medium, with regular clients across the United States. In January of 2014, she founded the Lyseum and Iseum of the Awakened Ab in San Francisco, and is a Temple Guardian and Director of Fundraising at Isis Oasis Sanctuary in Geyserville, California.


4 pm - Workshop

Depths of Heart, Shadows of Soul, Radiance of Spirit.


Qigong Teaching and Practice

Presenter: Janet Seaforth

JanetQigong is a mind body spirit practice.  In this session we will explore the true heart, the home of our spirit energy the Shen, the Immortal Soul Self.

Janet Seaforth or Simu (teacher mother) Seaforth will lead the qigong (pronounced chee gong) with several qigong energy work practices to connect mind body and spirit with gentle meditative movements and stances, many of which may be done from a sitting position. All are welcome.

Through alignment with the natural forces of the universe we can heal ourselves and bring the vital life force energy into our bodies by qigong. Qigong practice is done standing or sitting employing gentle movements and meditation to connect the three treasures of mind, body and spirit.

In this year of the Wood Sheep we explore the function and attributes of its assigned organ, the liver. This organ in Chinese medicine is associated with anger and vision. What makes us angry? And why do we get irritated, frustrated and aggressive? How do we process and deal with our anger so that we can use it for good?  We look into our shadow and all the deep places of our “negative” emotions, our vision and perception and how we are looking at the world. How might we change ourselves through the practice of qigong?

We will also have an opportunity for the honoring of the Goddess Kuan Yin. She is the Chinese Goddess of Fearless Compassion and Mercy. An altar will be provided for your prayers to Kuan Yin as the Goddess Who Hears the Cries of the World. There will be time to Light Memorial Incense for those births and deaths of the past year you wish to be acknowledged.

Janet Seaforth has been studying and practicing qigong and Tai Chi continuously for 40 years. Her school is PYNK, (Po Yun Nei Kuan, White Cloud Women’s Temple School) was sanctified in the hills of Mendocino County on Woman’s Land, where she chopped wood and hauled water for 20 years with lesbian separatists. The School is now on a ½ acre in Cloverdale, California and open to all who want to seriously study the arts of qigong and Tai Chi. She has studied with many masters and is credentialed by the National Qigong Association. She competed in the World Wu Shu Championships in Huang Shan, China in 2012 with the USA team.

She became an ordained Priestess of Isis in 2013 under the leadership of Lady Loreon and mentor Marylyn Motherbear Scott.


6 pm - Dinner


8 pm - Goddess Gather 2015 Ritual


10 pm - Goddess Gather 2015 Dance Party!


Saturday July 25, 2015

8:30 am - Breakfast

10 am - Keynote Journey

Journey — to the Depths of your Heart

   Explore — the Shadowed Places of ThySelf

      Discover — the Radiance of Being

Presenter: Marylyn Motherbear Scott

MotherbearJourney upon the pathway, into heartfelt deepness, sounding into the wellsprings of feeling, of emotion. It is here that we traverse time without end, find out who we were when, then and now. Allow. Our eternal and divine presence dances behind the veils of what we make manifest. Shimmering out of the shadows of self, Thy Greater Body of Light illuminates the Way. Guided by original poetic narration and rhythms, this journey of entrancement beckons you toward Intimate Source, Highest Self, the Beloved One.

Marylyn Motherbear Scott is the Founder of Magickal Cauldron, and High Priestess of the Cauldron, and the Living Mysteries of Eleusis. Ordained in the Church of All Worlds, the Temple of Ishtar, and the Fellowship of Isis, she is an elder Witch who brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, inspiration and creativity to her magickal work. Motherbear, fondly known as the Poet-priestess, is published and has been a featured presenter in the Bay Area and many NoCA counties. Motherbear offers counseling, divination sessions and Rites of Passage — Birth, Blessing Way, Wedding, Death and Dying. She offers uniquely written personal rituals and ceremony for special occasions. Licensed by the State of California.

Noon - Lunch

1 pm - Workshop

Embracing Your Hidden Brilliance

Presenter: Durga Fuller

DurgaConnecting with others is a natural and precious part of our lives. It is the truth of our existence. And yet, all of us feel disconnected at times. We may be afraid of being out of control, of being judged. Our vulnerability is the key to our power.

Your true, congruent, authentic self is wild, present, and free! We will call the hidden aspects of ourselves forward, to be known. Doing so leads to deep understanding, an experience of the interconnectedness of life. Access the depths of your heart. Be the hidden, shining radiance that is You.

Durga Fuller is a healer with a thriving private practice. An ordained minister, she counsels, writes, and leads workshops, groups, and rites of passage. Strongly intuitive and compassionate, she specializes in uncovering the blocks to self-care. She helps her clients bring more ease and comfort into the relationship with their body and stage of life, and, if necessary, make diet changes to optimize health or heal from chronic illness.

Durga is trained in Buddhist, Advaita Vedanta, Voice Dialogue, NLP, The Psychology of Eating, Reiki, Neo-Shamanic and Neo-Pagan modalities, as well as being solidly grounded in nutritional approaches to a variety of illness states and optimal health. She is also a passionate, professional cook. These trainings come together in a unique synergy, allowing her to meet her clients where they most need help, and participate fully in their process of healing.


While she works internationally by telephone and Skype, her office is in Portland, Oregon, in the backyard of the house where she lives with her husband and partner in self-realization, and her two amazing sons. Are you ready for a truly human life?

Find out more at www.DurgaFuller.com

3 pm - Workshop

Piercing the Veils: A Multivalent Path

Presenter: Lasara Firefox Allen

LasaraThe paths to enlightenment are innumerable; I will walk them
The veils of illusion arise again and again; I will pierce them
Suffering of Beings is endless; I will extinguish it
Enlightenment is unattainable; I will achieve it

Piercing the veils of illusion, we release attachment. Releasing attachment, we arrive in the present moment free of the grasping that causes suffering. Free of suffering we realize the solutions held at the heart of contradiction.

In this workshop you will be given the opportunity to let go of your ideas of who you are in order to find your deeper truth. In Piercing the Veils we find ourselves on the path and arrive at an elusive destination; there is nowhere to get to. We are already here.

Lasara Firefox Allen is the internationally published, best-selling author of Sexy Witch (LlewellynWorldwide, 2015), and the upcoming Jailbreaking the Goddess: A Radical Revisioning of Feminist Spirituality. Lasara has an active coaching practice and offers ongoing individual and group coaching, interactive online classes, and in-person workshops in the greater west coast region. Her work weaves together themes of empowerment, embodiment, body positivity, sexual liberation, feminism, and owning our whole selves – from the rageful to timid, from the mundane to the ecstatic, and everything between. Married to the love of her life, Robert Allen, and mother to two amazing kids, Lasara and her family live in the wilds of northern California, and surround themselves with a community of loving, like-minded souls. Visit www.lasarafirefoxallen.com to find out more, or find Lasara on Facebook.

6:30 - Wine and Appetizers and Maiden Path Performances

7 pm - Feast and Participant Performances

9 pm - Cauldron Cabaret!

Performers: Faerie Elaine Silver, Sherry Glaser, Cyoakha Grace, Marylyn Motherbear Scott, Lasara Firefox Allen, Durga Fuller, and more….

ElaineElaine Silver (A.K.A. Faerie Elaine) is a seasoned performer, songwriter, touring musician and recording artist (18 CDs) with a voice you’ll never forget. It has been described as stunningly clear, supple, rich and like fine crystal.

She is a metaphysical practitioner and trans-denominational minister, and for many years she has combined her beautiful voice and lively Spirit with Truth teachings to present healing concerts, music-inspired Sunday church lessons and workshops, and most recently her own expression of kirtan, known as "Kirtonica,” a singing, chanting, moving, dancing tonic for the heart and soul!"  Eastern and western mantras and affirmations are put to music designed to raise participants' vibratory rate, which fosters healing on all levels.

She has completed her studies in the Science of Mind for practitioner through Religious Science International, (Centers For Spiritual Living) and her work with ritual and sacred gatherings has garnered her the title of Faerie Priestess.  On 10-10-10, she was ordained as a Priestess in the Temple of Isis in Geyserville, CA.  She is also a Certified Passion Test Facilitator and has assisted many people in finding more clarity in lives through identifying their passion and heart-felt feelings around this simple, yet profound technique.  Most recently Elaine has become certified Beatleologist due to her obsession with the Fab Four and has developed a new program entitled Spirituality and The Beatles.

Elaine has had the honor of working in conjunction with many world-renowned spiritual leaders, teacher and authors including Deepak Chopra, Neale Donald Walsh (Conversations With God), don Miguel Ruiz (The Four Agreements), Barbara G. Walker (The Women's Encyclopedia of Myth's and Secrets), Marianne Williamson (A Woman's Worth), Alan Cohen and Wayne Dyer. 

Well-known in her original home state as "The Folk Music Queen of New Jersey," she has also shared the stage with many of the world’s brightest folk stars including Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Doc Watson, David Bromberg, The Kingston Trio, Richie Havens, John Prine, Louden Wainright III, Willie Dixon and Steve Forbert, to name a few.  She has also enchanted hundreds-of-thousands of children in school assemblies, libraries, museums and birthday parties as "Faerie Elaine."

"This is the voice of an angel...  She sings about everyday life, love, the Earth, the Universe and... Heaven.  It is a relief to hear these positive words.  Dim the lights and enjoy Elaine's singing.  You will feel a different person afterwards."  
-Roger Nupie, Nina Simone Society.

Please view her wonderful website to learn more about Faerie Elaine Silver: www.elainesilver.com

GraceCyoakha Grace O'Manion is a Irish Faerie in love with trees, forests & music. Raised on the west coast, California & Oregon, she now resides in the south of Portugal on a ancient Fig & Almond Farm. Says "it's extremely magical to do rituals in 300 year old ruins with my two familars Sock Monkey & Chai". She returned to Amerika for Goddess Gather & Oregon Country Fair.

A solitary Green witch who practices the art of musical magic & touches many hearts with her deeply grounded earth songs, taking listeners on a journey with her other worldly world trance music. She performs both solo & with her bands-Land of the Blind, Azigza & Druid Sisters Tree Party. She has 9 CD indie released, has toured America many times, both coasts, performed from 10,000 in Mexico down to the tiniest Pagan Pride fairs, it doesn't matter to her one bit. She toured Australia with fellow Scorpio witch Wendy Rule, month long, from the Australian Goddess Association & ending at International Fringe Fest in Adelaide.(only 1 other American chosen) . In May she headlined at UK's Magical Faerie Festival & fell in love with the green of southern England. Critics and fan love her original music, her unique (a published poet) eco-warrioress Pagan lyrics & her haunting 4 octave voice.

" A sublime soaring simply suborbital voice" The Rocket, Seattle "Unapologetically Shamanic" International Looping Fest, Santa Cruz
"Pop music for Druids" Oregon Journal
"A magic carpet ride with honeyed voice" Willamette Weekly Pick
"the women's answer to Robert Plant" Progfreaks.com
"Shamans puts the listener in a borderline trance state, awakening those primal emotions & human instincts that run so deeply through our souls" review of Shamans of Sound-WITCHES & PAGANS Magazine
5 out of 5 broomstick rating *****

Cyoakha loves to add deep earth drones to assist trance journey leaders going from underground to sunlight for transformation work. She uses intuitional healing methods, energy touch & sound & extreme empathy.
She does vocal & didjeridu sound healings/re-alignments from Starwood to Enchanted Forest, from Harbin to Breitenbush. She's held sound workshops at Starwood, PantheaCon, Mystic Garden Fest, Jackson Wellsprings & Faerie rituals & photo art at PantheaCon. She believes in faeries, yes but also ordinary everyday miracles & in keeping ritual from routine.

In honor of Mother Earth she has added her eco songs gratis to many documentaries for Earth Films, including TreeSit with Julia Butterfly, Bonnie Raitt, Joan Biaz & Earthfirst, & done free concerts for Redwood Mary & Anti Gap protests in Union Square SF, as well as donating percentages of cd sales to Earth First, AIM & other groups, just trying to save the Redwoods of northern California & forests of Oregon.

She writes music for films which have received rave critical reviews, the stand out for her 90 minute otherworldly soundtrack for Dreamquest of Kadath by H.P. LOVECRAFT. She has her original music on over 11 indie films & recorded on over 13 CDs.

A fine art photographer who has shown around the world, she had her dreamy artwork released as FaerieFotos Nature Fae calendars from 2009 on. She is currently writing a faerie fairy tale novel & publishing a hard cover photo book of her 10 years of "winged women" art.

just your average left winged tree hugging dirt worshiping bi sexual witch faerie arty farty singing dancing dreamer who believes in Magic.

http://www.cyoakhagrace.com
http://www.landoftheblind.com
https://www.facebook.com/faeriefotos
www.facebook.com/cyoakhagrace

SherrySherry Glaser, born and raised in New York, is the star and author of Off-Broadway's longest running one-woman show; Family Secrets. She developed her passin for the solo performance while practicing improvisation in the company of Whoopi Goldberg, Mo Gaffney and Kathy Najimy. Her other stage works include Oh My GODDESS!, and The Breast of Sherry Glaser. Sherry's website

Other Performers include: Marylyn Motherbear Scott, Lasara Firefox Allen, Durga Fuller, and more….



Sunday July 26, 2015

9 am - Breakfast

10:30 am Workshop

To be announced

Presenters: Cauldron Priesthood

Description to come

Noon

Goddess Gather 2015 Initiation

3 pm

Isis Oasis Service

Presenter: deTraci Regula

Description to come


Kidz

Kidz Path at Goddess Gather 2015

Journey to the Realms of Mystery and Magick,

Discover Spiritual Growth from an Early Age,

Explore the Wonders of Being a Kid!

The breeze gently glides across the grass bringing with it the sound of a child’s voice singing “Kwan Yin”. Standing down in our garden is my sweet little girl raising her voice and arms in divine praise to the goddess. As a mother, I know how important it is to instill positive virtues and morals within our children's lives but to do so using a guided approach that allows the child to open to all realms of Spirit. Finding activities and group’s that accept a multitude of beliefs and honors all religions can at times be a little challenging. But byallowing our children to experience different cultures and beliefs only provides a more balanced foundation for them to foster and develop their own spiritual practices and belief systems. 

This year at Goddess Gather many women all shapes, sizes, races, and religions will come together in celebration of the Divine Goddess and all her many celebrated archetypes. While the women are in workshops and rituals sharing their personal stories and experiencing personal growth on the ecstatic edge, the children too gather to honor the goddess and discover the world of magickal mysteries.  

Upon the Kidz Path children will build friendships, laugh, and share their experiences of the magickal realms they have experienced. Throughout the weekend we will dance, sing, craft, and play with the fairies and other creatures. Kidz will learn about many different archetypes of the goddess and deepen their understanding of how she presents HerSelf in their daily lives.  Children will learn the purpose of magical tools and will begin to create their own magical toolkits that they can add to throughout the years. A special rite of passage is offered to honor those maidens that have received their moon time since last we gathered. 

Space is limited on the Kidz Path so register today to ensure your and your child’s space at this amazing event. Almost all of the presenters on the Kidz Path are professional educators and childcare providers who work with children on a daily basis from early childhood development to blossoming adulthood. Children must have an adult guardian attending Goddess Gather to join the maiden path.


Questions?
Call Marylyn Motherbear - 707.937.3629

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