The Feminine and the Seeds of the Future
“The feminine holds the mystery of creation. This simple and primordial truth is often overlooked, but at this time of global crisis, which also carries the seeds of a global transformation, we need to reawaken to the spiritual power and potential of the feminine.”
—Llewellyn Vaughan Lee
This programme will explore the role the feminine has to play in birthing the future we long for. We will ask, what if we treated the Earth as our mother? What if we re-infused our culture with feminine values of interconnectedness, embodiment, and reverence for all life? What if we changed our concept of activism so it was grounded in the feminine principles of listening, receiving, holding space, and giving nourishment?
This programme will include a series of public talks and one-day workshops on different aspects of the feminine:
February 2, 6.30pm: Mac Macartney, The Feminine and the Seeds of the Future.
March 2, 6.30pm: Hilary Hart, Men, Women, Masculine, Feminine—Making Sense of the Two in the One
March 4, 10am – 5pm: Hilary Hart, One-day Workshop
April 6, 6.30pm: Pat McCabe, Indigenous Wisdom of the Feminine. **** PLEASE NOTE**** The venue for the upcoming event on April 6th with Pat McCabe, has changed. The new venue is THE DUTCH CHURCH, 7 AUSTIN FRIARS, EC2N 2HA. This is a 5 minute walk away from St Ethelburga’s. Her April 8th event will take place at St Ethelburga’s as advertised.
April 8, 10am – 5pm: Pat McCabe, One-day Workshop.
May 4, 6.30pm: Samantha Werhnam, Remona Aly, and Sahajatara Blake, The Feminine and Spiritual Authority: Christian, Muslim, and Buddhist Perspectives
June 1, 6.30pm: Justine Huxley and Ruth Scott, Darkness, Imperfection, and the Feminine
There will also be a series of gatherings where a small group of women may explore these themes more deeply through dialogue, group exercises, ritual, and silence. These women’s circles, which need to be booked in advance, will be held on: February 17: a one-day workshop from 10am – 5pm, March 16: 6.30pm, April 20: 6.30pm, May 18: 6.30pm, and June 22: 6:30pm. Further details are provided below.
St Ethelburga’s Centre
Evening talks: £12 full price, £10 concession
Series pass to attend all 5 evening public talks: £45
One-day workshops: Given by Hilary Hart and Pat McCabe respectively. Each workshop costs £80 for the day. A limited number of concession tickets are available for £55 for the day
Women’s Circle: the cost to participate in the women’s circle gatherings includes also all the evening public talks: £160 full price, £120 concession. Tickets for the women’s circle are not available on the eventbrite page, if interested in the women’s circle, please contact email@example.com, and please write a few lines about why you are drawn to participate. If you would like to find out more, feel free to ring Clare on 0776 1111 325.
For further details, or to purchase tickets, please visit: The Feminine and the Seeds of the Future
This programme offers a small group of women a chance to explore the feminine through a series of workshops. The idea is to create a shared community of practice over the course of 4 months, supporting each other to apply feminine principles in action in service to life. Collectively we will work with feeling, relationship, intuition, and receptivity as pathways of discovery. When considering what ‘feminine action in service to life’ means to us, we will measure the impact by how the action feels, what beauty it brings, and whether it sparks greater intimacy and connection within the web of life.
The women’s circle comprises:
• One introductory workshop (1 day)
• A series of evening gatherings, held on the 3rd Friday of each month in March, April, May, and June
• Free entry to evening public talks
Participants will be offered:
• A space to connect, through meditation, ritual, and discussion
• A safe, structured context in which to explore putting feminine principles in action
• A community of people to work with and to learn from, and collaborative tools to support the exchange of energy and ideas
Participants will be asked to:
Engage in a project or outer practice that puts feminine principles into action. The nature of each person’s contribution will be unique to them. Some people might have existing projects that they are already working on. Others may wish to offer support to other people’s visions. For some, taking action from the feminine may mean bringing care and attention to seemingly small, intimate things. For others it may involve stepping up to leadership on a bigger scale. However each person feels drawn to act is valid, there is no right or wrong way. The point is to commit to do something, to give and receive help from within the group, and to be willing to share what you have learned.
Artist in residence:
Applications are welcome for the position of artist in residence for the series. The successful applicant will receive free entry to all the events. Artists working in any medium are welcome to apply: writers, visual artists, performers, etc. All that we ask is that you produce some work in response to the themes of the series and that you share your work as widely as possible! Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org outlining what you would bring to this role.
This series of events is sponsored by workingwithoneness.org and is part of an ongoing work exploring the vital contribution of feminine wisdom and her principles of interconnection, inclusion, compassion, co-creation, and unity.
These events are hosted by Clare Martin: email@example.com