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Psychopomp: Shamanic Practice with the Dying, September 19, 2015

June 15, 2015 – 8:11 pm | 120 views | Edit Post

9 AM-4PM, Saturday, September 19, 2015 at Spirit Hollow.
Facilitated by Robert L. Patton
The role of psychopomp  has long been a part of the shaman’s practice.  We forget that this role deals not only with the …

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GODDESS RETREAT , October 10-11, 2015

March 30, 2015 – 7:37 pm | 371 views | Edit Post
moon_h5  Our last retreat was SO wonderful, so deep, so connected that we have decided to have regular retreats throughout the year, roughly around the Solstices and Equinoxes.


 Come relax, rejuvenate and nurture your beautiful Goddess self in a safe circle of sisters!


With the warm early summer, we will be able to get out on the land and really celebrate our Earth Mother through solitude in nature, hikes and ceremony.


We will gather to honor the Divine Feminine in each of us through a series of powerful, revealing and fun activities.  We will choose Goddess Cards, take a goddess archetype quiz to fin out more about ourselves, do guided journeys and visualizations, explore myths and stories, eat yummy food, do gentle yoga, share from our hearts in deep council work, spend time alone in nature to heal and express gratitude, hike to the sacred waterfall, explore more about our soul’s work, release outworn ideas that no longer serve us through fire ceremony, receive symbols of our unique gifts, nurture and celebrate one another and adorn our bodies with henna.  We will laugh, cry, sing, be goofy and, most of all, CELEBRATE!
Spirit Hollow now has bunk beds in our new tent cabins, and we can sleep up to 18. You need to bring bedding, such as a sleeping bag and pillow! Also, you may bring a tent and camp out!! Or you can bring an air mattress and bedding and sleep in the yurt. Tent cabins are not heated.


To keep cost low, we ask that you bring two potluck dishes for two lunches; we will provide supper on Saturday night.  Also bring your own breakfast stuff for Sunday breakfast.  Spirit Hollow will provide coffee, tea, milk and other beverages for all meals.
We will try to coordinate the dishes this time so there isn’t overlap nor too much food.


This is a rustic retreat–we have outhouses!  But they are clean and have skylights and inspirational reading material on the walls.  You may use the kitchen in the house for water and washing up.  If you’d rather not “rough it” on an air mattress, there are some lovely Bed-and-Breakfasts and inns within 20 minutes of Spirit Hollow that are listed on the webpage.


The cost is on a sliding scale of $125-150 for the weekend.  The retreat is facilitated by Deena Chappell and Tracey Forest.  Deena and Tracey have been joyfully running Goddess Camp for girls each summer for the past five years at Spirit Hollow.  Deena has her Masters of Art in Counseling Psychology, is a singer-songwriter and gifted with kids.  Tracey has been facilitating workshops of all kinds for 20 years and running Spirit Hollow’s camps for the last 10.  She also has facilitated Women’s Transformational Quests and writes songs and sings.


Other questions?  Message Tracey Forest on Facebook or send an email to: traceyforest@spirithollow.org.


Register early; we have space for 23 people.  Please send a $50 deposit to hold your place, either by registering online here or by sending a check by mail to:


Spirit Hollow Goddess Retreat
2509 Shaftsbury Hollow Rd
North Bennington, VT 05257


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