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Alchemy & Women’s Compassionate Action S.A.R.A.H.
September 14, 2021 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm PDt
Dr. Jean Bolen (author of Like a Tree) answers the call of women gathering to prepare themselves and one another for the Parliament of the World’s Religions.
We will be inspired and activated by world renown speakers
We will dialogue and listen in
We will get into our bodies and heart
We will nurture our creativity and discover our courage
We will honor our compassion and power
We will all participate in a water ceremony
This event was first hosted by a planning circle convened by Women of Spirit and Faith in advance of the 2015 Parliament of Worlds Religions in Utah to prepare women leaders for the dynamic week ahead. About 80 women met in circles where we practiced Circle Principles to anchor our voices, practice sacred listening, and recognize the power of our wisdom. Because of its success, a small group of us decided to bring it to the next Parliament in Toronto in 2018 for 200 women (with a wait list) with a planning committee of U.S. and Canada based women. S.A.R.A.H. then brought this Alchemy event to the Commission of the Status of Women in advance of the opening of 2 weeks of the UN Commission of The Status of Women with the help of NY based women. We are now bringing our signature Alchemy event to the first ever virtual Parliament event.
Together we prepared ourselves and one another for the dynamic week ahead of The Parliament of World’s Religions. We prayed, danced, sat in small thoughtful dialogue circles, each with their own altar. Each topic led by inspirational thought leaders. Then, we all participated in a memorable water ceremony and that collective water, in its copper vessel, resided for the full week on the altar of the Lodge of Nations, prepared and presided over by indigenous peoples. Now we are bringing that alchemical magic online! We hope you will join us!
Portions of our proceeds will support S.A.R.A.H.’s Women and Girls Education Fund
How Trees, Women, and Tree People Can Save the Planet
Of trees and women. This book on the importance of trees grew out of Bolen’s experience mourning the loss of a Monterey pine that was cut down in her neighborhood. That, combined with her practice of walking among tall trees, led to her deep connection with trees and an understanding of their many complexities. From their anatomy and physiology, to trees as archetypal and sacred symbols, Bolen expertly explores the dynamics of ecological activism spiritual activism and sacred feminism. And, she invites us to join the movement to save trees.