Revealing the Divine Feminine Event Offers A Weekend of Earth Spirituality
Feb 01, 2016 11:30AM
● By Gisele Rinaldi Siebold
Rev. Dr. Karen Tate
Revealing the Divine Feminine with Rev. Dr. Karen Tate, a Spring Equinox event for adults, will be held from March 18 to 20, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Lancaster (UUCL). Participants will celebrate a season of renewal with awareness of the sacred feminine, becoming energized by honoring the role of women in history, recognizing spirituality and power in creating a new perspective of living with optimism, nurturing, cooperation and love.
Discover how Goddess mythology can provide a template for a sustainable future and reshape society with a presentation, Reawakening Our Sacred Stories, at 7:30 p.m., March 18. A reception will follow. On March 19, a reception begins at 10 a.m., followed by the first workshop, Living a Goddess Inspired Life—Personally, at 10:30 a.m. Lunch, which is included, follows at 12:30 p.m. The second workshop, Living a Goddess Inspired Life—Changing the World, begins at 1:30 p.m. The day concludes with a Spring Equinox Ritual at 4 p.m. On March 20, the 10 a.m. worship service features The Sacred Feminine for a Sustainable Future. A presentation about Sacred Goddess Sites of the World is scheduled for noon.
Facilitated by Web and Wheel at UUCL, the event is free and open to Lancaster and Berks communities, and beyond, due to a grant awarded by the Art and Selma Walters Trust for Programming Opportunities. Web and Wheel honors the Earth by providing education, community, celebrations and rituals regularly with intention, practice and spiritual-based ceremonies.
Divine, sacred feminine, and Earth-based spirituality are ancient concepts, lived in harmony with Earth’s continuous cycles, distinct seasons and all of nature’s wonders. The mythology is based upon the female archetype which symbolizes the reproductive cycle, nurturance, cooperation and interconnectedness.
“The focus of Earth spirituality, interchangeable with the term Goddess spirituality, is to create a template for a sustainable future—using nature as an ally—that fosters partnership, compassion, equality, balance, inclusivity and gratitude,” says Linda Dobbins, event coordinator.
Dobbins further shares, “To replace God with Goddess is a misconception. Our intention is to promote awareness of sacred feminine, influence life-affirming theology, build bridges between culture and spiritual communities, promote partnership, inclusivity, compassion and ecological sustainability. Our work is devoted to using Earth energy as our main ingredient for moving toward change.”
Cost: Free. Location: 538 W. Chestnut St., Lancaster. For more information and to register, email [email protected] For more information about Karen Tate, call 310-450-6661, email [email protected] or visit KarenTate.com.
Gisele Rinaldi Siebold is a contributing writer to Natural Awakenings, Lancaster-Berks edition. Connect with her at [email protected]