Hallowe’en is a time of year when the ancients celebrated a thinning of the veils between this world and the spiritual realm. A time when ghosts and ghouls represented the spirits of the ethereal world and when the ancestors were honoured as their wisdom and love draws close. Rituals abounded to nestle us close in rapport with the worlds beyond, shining a whispery light on the mystery of death and the eternity of the soul’s journey. These are the notions and potions we shall be putting in motion at The Big Love to honour Hallowe’en/Samhain.
The invitation for this Big Love is to coalesce with the penchant for costuming around Hallowe’en by adorning yourself in your WILD SELF. That could be a divine being, nature spirit, animal, or whatever phantasmagoria of multi-dimensional magical self you wish to revel as. This BIG LOVE will also honour the return of Clarity & Dana Day, sacred sisters and our beloveds, who shall be joining us to help cultivate sacred space. These wondrous women will be guiding our opening Cacao Ceremony, Connection Exercises along with other movements and meditation. We are so joyous to have the divine feminine help us take things even higher!
The usual magic will be ripe for our revelling: an elemental ecstatic dance journey through Water—Earth—Fire—Air/Ether, our healing sanctuary with numinous healers ready to offer you support and salving when needed and a grounding Crystal Bowl Soundbath following the dance. We shall close with a ritual to honour the Ancestors, opening to their connection and wisdom, culminating in a rousing communal song prayer to send them our love and respect. We invite you to bring any offerings, pictures of past loved ones and such to lay at our altar for the honoring of the Ancestors.
If you joined us last year for our BIG LOVE Hallowe’en Celebration, you know a night of wild love awaits! We imagine tickets will go fast so do act in haste and take advantage of the savings of early rates. We look forward to getting wild with you all and entering into the wilderness of mystery of which this time of year portends!
Super Early Ghost: $25 (until Oct. 8th Midnight) Early Witch: $30 (until Oct. 15th Midnight) Advance Spookiness: $35 (until Oct. 27th Midnight) Monster at the Door: $40
CACAO CEREMONY // SING ALONG SONGS // SACRED SISTERHOOD // SENSUAL MOVEMENTS // SHARING CIRCLE
Sisters! Our next Full Moon is in the sing of Taurus, the sign of Sensuality and Pleasure! How appropriate to be sharing a Circle with Beautiful Sisters and Cacao to warm our Hearts!
For this ceremony, Clarity and Li will be serving ceremonial grade Cacao which will help us open our heart and be present with the energies that we will co-create with our Intentional Chanting on this Full Moon.
Clarity will be leading some sensual, embodied and grounded movements to allow us to experience the Power of our Sensuality as Women and to free our Bodies before freeing our Voices :)
Li Samadhi will lead us into some heart-earth-centered chanting, calling in Elements, Deities and the Power of Sisterhood. You will be invited to dedicate these songs and channel their energies towards anything that you wish to see manifest or nurture (e.g. relationship, Goddess, courage, etc.). Our intentions will be amplified by our collective chant and we will all be supporting each other in our healing and manifestation process.
Sisters will also be invited to share their intention for this Full Moon as well as any lessons that they are working through. There will be space for anyone who wishes to share a song (call and response / sing along prefered to maintain the cultivation of our collective energy and bonding). Bring ANY INSTRUMENTS that you would like to share with us ♥
Energy exchange: $25 Early Bird (until Oct. 22nd) $30 in advance $35 at the door
Sisters! Wild Women! Time for our initiation into the Power of the Divine Feminine Wisdom!
Our current modern and Western culture is lacking two fundamental aspect to the human development: rites of passages and wisdom stories. As a result, we are lost -- left to ourselves to find our place in the world and give it meaning. Our souls long for the stories of our Elders and their symbolism. This Circle Series is a means to enter this symbolic realm, for those very symbols and initiations are present all around us. We go through them in phases and see them every day and night. Together, we shall decode their meaning to learn the mystical language of the universe and, in that way, integrate the lessons of our own life's journey.
Many of us have heard of Clarissa Pinkola Estés’ famous book Women Who Run with the Wolves on the archetype of the Divine Feminine. Many of us have had the intention to read it or have read parts of it or are interested in revisiting this incredible work.
I had the chance to run a full women’s circle series based on this book between 2015 and 2016. It took us 9 months (including a 1 month break over Christmas and new year) during which we met every two weeks to cover a chapter of the book. The amount of wisdom and transformation that we went through during this time completely changed my life. I gained understanding of patterns present within the universe and within myself (archetypes). I learned to recognise ways in which they influence us and I learned how to work with these archetypes to become empowered in my feminine nature and make wise decisions in my life and as a woman.
At present, it is with great honor that I offer you to join this same transformational journey with a group of beautiful Sisters -- for I have received the call to share this circle series once again. We will be studying Women Who Run with the Wolves with all of its symbology, poetry and stories, uncovering the initations and lessons to Feminine Wisdom.
Amongst other things, you will learn:
What are the initiations that women go through during their live? What form do they take? How to recognise them? How to overcome the challenges that they present? How to connect to our intuition? How to find our soul tribe? How to build a fulfilling and long-lasting romantic relationships with someone? How to deal with anger? How to strengthen from trauma? How to set and assert boundaries? How to find one’s purpose? How to recover from addiction? … and many more insights about universal themes for empowerment and self-discovery.
These circles shall be our common initiation into the Power of the Divine Feminine <3
HOW IT WORKS: ~ We will meet on Mondays (Moon day), every two weeks (see calendar below) ~ You can join any circle at any point. ~ You don’t need to read the chapter nor have read previous chapters to join the circle. ~ Every circle, Clarity will be presenting a new chapter following the order of the book (see below). ~ The main chapter’s story will be read out loud and Clarity will be describing the symbology and meaning encoded within it. ~ Each participants will have the opportunity to share their interpretation of the story and its analysis. ~ The circle will then engage in a discussion based on personal experiences in relation to the chapter’s themes.
SUGGESTED DONATION $10-$20 per circle
NOTES ~ An audio recording of the chapter’s analysis will be available for Sisters who have missed the circle and discussion notes can be shared ~ A strict confidentially shall be our container for these circle. Any personal story shall NOT be shared outside the circle. ~ You can find Clarissa Pinkola Estes’ book on Amazon, at Alternative Thinking store, at the Crystal Store in Toronto and many other esoteric shops and book stores.
TENTATIVE DATES - every second Monday, 7pm-10pm
2017 September 11th: Chapter 1, The Howl: Resurrection of the Wild Woman October 2nd: Chapter 2, Stalking the Intruder: The Beginning Initiation October 9th: Chapter 3, Nosing Out the Facts: The Retrieval of Intuition as Initiation October 23rd: Chapter 4, The Mate: Union With the Other November 6th: Chapter 5, Hunting: When the Heart is a Lonely Hunter November 20th: Chapter 6, Finding One's Pack: Belonging as Blessing December 4th: Chapter 7, Joyous Body: The Wild Flesh
2018 January 22nd: Chapter 8, Self-Preservation: Identifying Leg Traps, Cages, and Poisoned Bait February 5th: Chapter 9, Homing: Returning to Oneself February 19th: Chapter 10, Clear Water: Nourishing the Creative Life March 5th: Chapter 11, Heat: Retrieving Sacred Sexuality March 19th: Chapter 12, Marking Territory: The Boundaries of Rage and Forgiveness April 2nd: Chapter 13, Battle Scars: Membership in the Scar Clan April 16th: Chapter 14, La Selva Subterranea: Initiation in the Underground Forest April 30th: Chapter 15, Shadowing: Canto Hondo, The Deep Song May 14th: Chapter 16, The Wolf's Eyelash May 28th: Chapter 17, Afterward Story as Medicine
Ladies! Sisters! Time to gather again and honor our Ancestors' Wisdom of Tradition, Rituals and Ceremony. Time to honor the Earth by offering our Moon Blood to Her. Therefore, reconnecting our Spirit to Mother Earth, the Great Goddess of All.
This Ritual and Circle are for Women to connect to their womb, their menstrual cycles, the cycles of Nature, to the Beauty and Power of the Divine Feminine. All women are welcomed, even if you are no longer or not yet menstruating. There is much wisdom in coming together and sharing around this topic and the theme of the Red Tent which we will introduce.
Clarity Bartleet, Mandika Divya and Nicole Tupechka invite you to gather around our Women's Sacred Red Tent New Moon Planting Ceremony & Fire. Together we shall chant mantras, sing, pray, eat, dance, manifest, heal and create beautiful space for all women to come together in love, unity and a deep sisterhood. ❤️
We invite each and every Woman to share a bit about her personal story as well as a song, poem, spoken word, etc. Instruments are welcome. We LOVE drums! We encourage anything that comes from the heart and that you would like to share in the safe and sacred container.
We welcome you with hearts, arms & 3rd eyes
❤️PLEASE SAVE YOUR MOON BLOOD FOR THIS CEREMONY IF YOU CAN. ❤️
We encourage all sisters to offer a part of their essence - a strand of hair or a nail clipping are perfect to offer to the Earth in ceremony. Thank you ❤️
What to bring: ~WEAR RED and bring some warm clothes in case it gets cooler at night ~Wood for the Fire if available to you ~Offering for the Fire (e.g. hair, resin, sage, wax, candles, etc.) ~Vegan Potluck (Gluten free)
Energy Exchange/suggested donation $20
Near College and Dufferin Toronto, ON Text: 647-8340 869 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment