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Frau Holle

A Sacred Art Retreat intensive
with Imelda Almqvist and Susan Rossi

5 Day Residential  Course
November 12-16, 2019 

Pendle Hill, Wallingford, Pennsylvania  

 Registration is now open.  

Between November and early January each year, we enter what many traditions in the Northern Hemisphere deem a “Thin Time” or time of Thin Veil when our ability to sense the unseen worlds heightens. That keening sound we hear in the howling wind is the Wild Hunt riding out, sweeping up in its ranks the Dead as well as the Living who cross its path.

Does the riding out of this Wild Host presage only a time of catastrophe and death, or does it hold within it the seed of regeneration?

Is there a great cosmic clearing away that occurs?

What did it mean to our ancestors in the Northern and Western European traditions?

What does it mean for our understanding of the cycle of creation, loss and regeneration today?

What is our relationship to the Forces of Chaos and Destruction – how can we work closely with those powerful forces in midwifing processes of rebirth on Earth?

In this course, we will work with ceremony, ritual, journeying and art process to explore:

  • the mythology and cultural origins of The Wild Hunt and its relevance to our own life’s journey

  • the power of The Wild Hunt as a tool for change

  • the forces of chaos and their potential and their cosmic gifts

  • what happens when Life draws back into the taproot and everything around us appears to die?

  • What is the role of loss and destruction in the creative process?

  • the cycles of Life and Death, creation and destruction

  • correspondences between The Wild Hunt and esoteric beliefs and ancient divination systems – the Runes and Astrology- engaging the transformational myths and energies of Scorpio, Aries, Uranus, Mars and Pluto as they relate to the Wild Hunt

  • the twinned mysteries of Samhain and Beltane, the relationship between death, ecstasy, and creation

  • And more….

Contact Susan Rossi – msrossi@comcast.net – for additional information. Registration information and materials are here.

Watch Imelda’s art video about The Wild Hunt of Frau Holle and Her Heimchen:

Imelda Almqvist is a shamanic painter, teacher, practitioner and author who divides her time between London UK, Sweden and the U.S. Her paintings can be found in collections all over the world. She is the author of NATURAL BORN SHAMANS, A Spiritual Toolkit for Life (Using shamanism creatively with young people of all ages). Her second book, SACRED ART, A Hollow Bone for Spirit: Where Shamanism Meets Art will be published by Moon Books on 29 March 2019
Imelda’s sacred art courses take place in the fertile space where art meets shamanism. They have a strong Mystery School aspect: the focus is on engaging in fresh and innovative ways with ancient material and wisdom traditions to create powerful art work, ceremonies and Rites of Passage. She is a presenter on Year of Ceremony for Sounds True and on the Shamanism Global Summit with The Shift Network.
(Art videos on Youtube Channel)

 

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IN MANY CULTURES, THE DARK GODDESSES, THOSE WHO RULE THE NIGHT AND FREQUENT THE UNDERWORLD, ARE VENERATEDWE WILL PAINT THE DARK MUSE AND CELEBRATE WHAT WE RELEASE AS WE ENTER THE DARKEST TIME OF YEAR.
 A SOUL WORK LAB 
and RED THREAD CIRCLE from
FLYING TO THE HEART
Amelia Nela photo

Amelia Moonlight Muse

THE CYCLE OF GROWTH CANNOT
BEGIN UNTIL THE SEEDS OF THE OLD YEAR ARE RELEASED, WITH LOVE AND BLESSING.
RELEASE PRECEDES REGENERATION, MAKING ROOM FOR WHAT WANTS TO TAKE ROOT IN US.

Join a circle of women gathering to celebrate and release to make room for growth in the New Year.

 We’ll work with a visionary process to bring the Dark Muse, Keeper of the Keys to the Mysteries, into form.

She will be our guide to Release as we make way for the New and the Rebirth of Light at Winter Solstice.

 No painting experience necessary,
I promise!

You will leave with a painting you created, deeper insight into the rhythm of your creative cycle and a deeper connection to your inner vision.

 Painting supplies and light refreshments are included.   So are camaraderie, generousity, ceremony and laughter!

 Please contact me at flyingtotheheart@gmail.com

or  856-216-1859 with questions or to register.

 INTRODUCTORY PRICING!

Early bird savings -$140 with registration by November 15, 2014.
$175 with registration after November 15th.

 $70 holds your place – non-refundable deposit payable at registration, the balance by November 29, 2014.

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Paulus Berensohn on being part of the flow of Life, and “singing up the Earth.”

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Shiloh Sophia McCloud, visionary artist, presented the images in the slideshow below to the United Nations on March 4th as part of panel discussion of how the arts can help women hurt by violence to heal. I have studied painting images of the feminine with Shiloh for the last two years and have learned to teach her Color of Woman Method, as have the other women whose work is featured in the slide show. It is very powerful work – both to create and to view! Here’s link to Shiloh’s notes for the speech she gave while the slide show played, describing her experience with healing through visual art and poetry. http://ourladyoftheredthread.com/2013/03/19/my-talk-at-the-united-nations/
Enjoy these beautiful images!

Soul Fire Collection from the Color of Woman from Shiloh Sophia McCloud on Vimeo.

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