Time: January 21, 2012 from 1pm to 4pm
Location: Tabor Space at Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church/Muir Hall
Street: 5441 SE Belmont Street
City/Town: Portland, OR 97215
Website or Map: http://www.brownpapertickets.…
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: Larry Hawk
Latest Activity: Jan 2, 2012
The Natural Way, Indigenous Voices presents: The Power of Ceremony: Restoring the Sacred in Ourselves, Our Families, Our Communities
Restoring ceremony to our lives is one way to develop a closer relationship to Earth, Spirit, and our fellow human beings. Using the seven principles of ceremony from her newest book, The Power of Ceremony: Restoring the Sacred in Our Selves, Our Families, Our Communities, Linda Neale helps participants build their own personal or family ceremony based on their particular spiritual orientation. Listening, Intention, Preparation, Structure, Symbols, Prayer, and the Unexpected are all considered in this interactive workshop. Please bring an idea or an intention for a particular ceremony that you’d like to create.
Linda Neale, LMFT, LPC, is a native Oregonian, a writer, and a licensed marriage and family therapist who is married to a Native elder and has participated in native ceremonies for over 30 years. In 1991 she founded the Earth & Spirit Council, a nonprofit educational organization in Portland, Oregon. As a professional marriage and family therapist, Linda integrates ceremony into her therapeutic work with couples, families, and communities, and has dedicated her life to helping people develop ceremonies to heal feelings of separation in modern society. Linda’s extensive and varied ceremonial work overlaps the circles of deep ecology, Native American spiritual traditions, women’s spirituality, and depth psychology. Since 1992 she has regularly taken part in sundance ceremonies throughout the Northwest and has been recognized as an elder in more than one native spiritual community.
More information about Linda Neale and her work can be found at: http://www.lindaneale.com
Details about the Natural Way, Indigenous Voices and other Earth and Spirit Council programs can be found on the Earth and Spirit Council website http://www.earthandspirit.org