THE MANITOU PROJECT

FALL SCHEDULE, 2016

Call 802-257-1832 for more details

Donation/fee schedule follows brief program summaries

RECURRING EVENTS:

Healing Walks, every 2nd and 4th Friday, 4-6 PM from late April to October

Please join us for the heart of our community practice of contemplative walking, shared silence, and communion in sacred conversation led by Ryan Murphy. Info, contact ryan@brattleborohospice.org.   Meet at parking lot kiosk.

FALL PROGRAMS:

FALL EQUINOX CELEBRATION
Sat. Sept. 24: 3 PM to Dusk: Rain Date, Sun. Sept. 25
 
THE WORK THAT RECONNECTS: AN AFTERNOON EXPLORING JOANNA MACY’S POWERFUL PROCESS OF PERSONAL AND PLANETARY TRANSFORMATION
Sun. Oct. 9, 12:30-5 PM
 
DETAILS: FALL EQUINOX:
The celebration will honor this seasonal transition into autumn, with movement, music and fellowship. After our popular Summer Solstice celebration, we’ll be incorporating the same movement and musical elements – back by popular demand.

Participants will gather at the parking lot at 3 PM with a brief stroll to a welcoming place in the woods for a shared circle dance–movements from the ancient tradition of paneurythmy.  Traditionally, the Fall Equinox is the conclusion of paneurythmy’s seasonal honoring of the sun in summer, so this will be a special opportunity to feel the power of these movements. Simple steps, learned and practiced together in joy and appreciation of the tall pines all around.

Then at 4 PM, a short walk to the outdoor concert hall, or forest glen, for Sound Healing on behalf of all Nature and human beings present..for soul and heart to soar, with accompanying birdsong! Vibrant Ensemble, with Stephan Brandstatter and Dennis Waring, will provide evocative soundscapes with gongs, chimes, bells, percussion & wind instruments.

The day’s celebration will conclude with a “Fireside Feast” outside the Hogan, where we’ll sharing of a picnic supper in a time of festivity and fellowship.

Join us for this outdoor time together, family friendly! Tax-deductible contributions gratefully accepted to help support the artists. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes for hiking and circle dancing in the woods. Info: contact Mike at 258-8598

Schedule for the Day:

3-4   Sacred Circle Dancing/ Paneurythmy

4-5   Sound Healing Concert with  Stephan Brandstatter   and Dennis Waring:  Improvised soundscapes reflecting Nature’s ambience and serenity~~Donations gratefully accepted

5-7   Fireside Feast at the Hogan
Bring your own picnic meal!

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DETAILS: THE WORK THAT RECONNECTS: Sun. Oct. 9, 12:30 – 5 PM

The forests of Manitou provide an ideal setting for an afternoon of exploring the “Work that Reconnects,” a powerful process for personal and planetary transformation pioneered by Joanna Macy. “Threats to life on earth, ” she writes, “from climate chaos to permanent war, can sink us deeper in denial or awaken us to our moral beauty and mutual belonging.” This work has helped many thousands around the globe to find insight, solidarity, and courage to act on behalf of all life on earth.

The process of the day will follow the spiral of Joanna’s work. Beginning with gratitude for the blessings of our lives and our earth, it then moves into exploring our feelings around the threats to the environment. That deeper engagement in turn leads to “seeing with new eyes,” focusing on visions for a more sustainable society, helping each person clarify what their unique contribution might be – “going forth.” Activities will include exercises for engaging with the landscape and reflecting on our interconnections with it, group sharing, movement and circle dance. The program will culminate in the powerful “Council of All Beings,” in which each person takes on the persona of another life form and speaks in its voice.

The Manitou land, having been lovingly tended as a sacred place for three decades, offers a unique environment for this deep soul work. The process will be guided by Fred Taylor, teacher of environmental studies who has led this work in a variety of settings, and Mary Stowe, retired Waldorf teacher who brings a life-time of leading others to engage with the landscape through the senses and intuition.

For information, pre-registration (requested) and directions, please contact Fred Taylor at rtaylor@antioch.edu or 387-2681.

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