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Archetypes of the Sacred Feminine
It gives me great delight to offer this this little e-book, Archetypes of the Sacred Feminine, the first fruit from a large body of work that is now being harvested into words. This download is a 33 page excerpt from a larger book, Sacred Feminine Initiation: An Archetypal Journey. This e-book is a 33 page excerpt that includes one chapter on Sacred Feminine initiation, and five chapters describing each of the five core archetypal energies I have been working with since 1980: the Mother, the Amazon, the Lover, the Medial, and the Queen. Enjoy!!
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DVD copies of our evocumentary Eve's Fire are available now on amazon.com for $18.
The time has come to shut down Dangerous Old Women Studios. Our beautiful film dvd, Eve's Fire, is available at amazon.com. It was first screened in 20
The film travelled to about 26 countries and around the US, and was viewed by many women and men. Making the film was a rigorous labor of love for Kirsten D'Andrea Hollander, filmmaker and member of the Temple Community, and me. We could not have done it without the relentless support and love of the many women and men who helped us with everything from building an office, running the business end of things, silent auctions, cooking meals for us while we worked, caring for our dogs and Kirsten's son, as well as the extraordinarily generous financial contributions that kept us going and made it possible to complete and share the film world-wide.
I am deeply grateful to Kirsten for her amazing filmmaking skills and acute intuition that significantly shaped the project, and to the women of the Temple community who are in the film, who shared the preciousness of themselves in such extraordinarily intimate ways.
Everything that happened around the film, in the making of the film, and in sharing the film has been Grace. My heart is filled with gratitude for the amazing initiations it brought, as well as the ineffable beauty of the people that Eve's Fire has brought into my world.
Digital downloads of Meditations from a Women's Mystery School, volumes 1 & 2, are available here at the Temple Store.
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Samyama: Alchemy of the Heart
Samyama is an ancient meditation practice from Raja Yoga that appeared in my meditation one day about 20 years ago, to my great surprise. I was unfamiliar with this form of meditation at the time, so I simply followed the detailed instruction I was given on the inner levels in how to turn toward my heart. This radically changed my life and my work with others, and the lives of the many it has touched, as you will see when you read what others say about Samyama below.
Samyama makes it possible to directly experience life as it is, be in the present moment, and meet ourselves in our own precious hearts, no matter what is happening in any given moment. It is also a path and a portal to the realization of our essential being, the pure awareness that is the unified field. The practice also offers a profound level of healing for our deepest wounds. From my own experiences, as well as witnessing so many others doing Samyama, I see that it is an amazing gift of Grace that keeps on giving, endlessly, and an exquisite vessel of receptive devotion.
Samyama is truly Alchemy of the Heart. This means that when we learn the skill and cultivate the practice, amazing changes occur within our hearts so that healing of painful emotional states occurs and we open to the silence and peace of our essential nature.
The instruction given to me was simple: no matter what was arising, I was directed to bring my attention back to my heart and hold my focus there on whatever what happening in my heart. It sounds simple, and it is, once you learn the skill involved. We all can feel what is in our hearts, and we do. What we don’t understand are the subtlties of attention that are involved to activate the Alchemy of the Heart.
Once I began using the practice several times a day, I became more peaceful in general, and this was remarkable to me at the time, as I was going through a painful time. Ever since, I have used Samyama daily for meditation, self healing, for simply being with what is. My center of consciousness has shifted from head to heart, as it does with most of the people who practice Samyama daily.
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