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Tree Songs: Braiding the Paths of the Labyrinth & the Celtic Tree Zodiac – 2 Sessions (via Zoom)
October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$60.00
Please join us for a two-session online labyrinth retreat, Thursdays, October 20th & 27th. We welcome back Barrie Gibby, who will engage participants in a deeper understanding of the labyrinth by linking its quadrants and path to life phases and the Celtic Tree Zodiac.
Trees are the oldest living beings on earth and are more precious now than ever. How does their wisdom deepen our understanding of transformative life? Following the path of the labyrinth and practices of the Celts, how are we listening to the trees and learning from their profound and patient wisdom? What song is rising in the sap of your soul tree to share with the world? What can we do to take meaningful action for eco-justice in our interior and exterior landscapes to partner with the Mother?
In this two-part series, we gather as pilgrims to celebrate the beauty of your mystical Celtic birth tree and healing properties, identify your soul tree, and interweave the sacred feminine through the embodied spiritual practice of walking the labyrinth. The experiences of journaling, sharing
photos in a slide collage, honoring your Ogham (ancient Celtic alphabet) symbol, creating an altar, and singing with the trees (and Ruth!) to unfold a new path given to us by the ancients are all elements of this two- session mini-retreat.
Resources sent in advance. Open to all.
Dates: Thursdays, October 20 & 27, 2022.
Leaders: Barrie Carter Gibby is an educator, social justice activist, accomplished pianist, and theater director. As a member of the Veriditas Faculty (Worldwide Labyrinth Project), Veriditas Council and an Advanced Certified Labyrinth facilitator, Barrie finds sacred spaces everywhere.
Ruth Cunningham is a sound healing practitioner and was a founding member of the group Anonymous 4. She specializes in early music performance as well as improvisational sacred music from varied spiritual traditions in both liturgical and concert settings. She works with individuals and groups on using the voice and music for healing and creating a spiritual practice using sound. With Anonymous 4, Ruth performed in concerts and festivals throughout the United States, Europe and the Far East and made thirteen recordings. She is a member of the core faculty for The Chartres Academy Wisdom School that meets in Chartres France each summer. Learn more about Ruth here.
Cost: $60. Sessions will be recorded for those with schedule conflicts.
Register below. Registrants will receive a Zoom link in the automated ticket confirmation.
This workshop is a natural extension of our programming, as RCWMS has been using its own 40’ x 40’ canvas labyrinth since 1998. For more information about RCWMS’s labyrinth programming history and current opportunities please visit Labyrinth Resources and scroll down to the video featuring RCWMS’ Jeanette Stokes.