Honoring the Divine Feminine ::Commuter
Chapel of Sacred Mirrors
46 Deer Hill Road
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
United States
Admission: $300.00
Online tickets sales through Friday at 9am.
Limited walk in tickets available at Registration between 5-7pm Friday evening.
Day tickets must be purchased by phone M-T 10 am - 6pm.


"Through the Goddess, we can discover our strength, enlighten our minds, own our bodies, and celebrate our emotions."
— Starhawk
 
This weekend we celebrate the gloriously diverse forms of the divine feminine - open-heartedness, fierce compassion, creativity, the courage both to love and to face the shadow. Come join in a warm, supportive, sacred circle in which we will share our goals, hopes, joys and fears as we  empower each other in our transformative journeys. We will explore how we can restore right-relationship to our mother, Gaia, the Earth, and delve into how archetypal expressions of feminine consciousness, such as Sophia, Shekhinah, and Shakti manifest themselves in our art, spirituality, activism, sex, nutrition, parenting, conscious entrepreneurship, medicine and healing.  We will dance, chant, laugh, cry, and give voice to the divine river that runs deep within each of us.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to share a few powerful days with an extraordinary group of inspiring, visionary women, including eco-heroine Julia Butterfly-Hill, psychiatrist and author of Weekends at Bellevue, Julie Holland, Omega Institute co-founder Elizabeth Lesser, and legendary countercultural figure “Mountain Girl” Carolyn Garcia, among many others.

Meals (Friday dinner through Sunday lunch) and morning yoga classes are included. As the autumnal equinox draws near, you may camp in the natural beauty of CoSM's 40-acre property, or enjoy the comforts of a nearby hotel. This is also an excellent teaching moment to share with an adolescent, especially mothers and daughters of all ages. The sacred masculine is invited to join in celebrating the Divine Feminine.

This is an excellent teaching moment to share with an adolescent, especially mothers and daughters of all ages. The sacred masculine is invited to join in celebrating the Divine Feminine.

"God may be in the details, but the goddess is in the questions. Once we begin to ask them, there's no turning back." 
— Gloria Steinem


Special Guests

Julia Butterfly Hill: became the most internationally recognizable figure in environmental activism when she brought attention to the plight of one of the world’s last remaining ancient forests by climbing 180 feet into the branches of a 1000 year-old redwood tree and refused to come down for over two years.
Dancing With Divine Darkness
For too long, we have severed ourselves from the Divinity of our Darkness.  We always want to "Go Towards The Light."  Too many stories and archetypes have perpetuated this myth of disconnect, trying to force us into severing our most magical and potent places.  The Light does not exist without the Darkness.  Whole beings hold space for all of it!  Yin and Yang create Divine Balance.  So why then have we severed the Divinity of our Darkness?  Explore not only accepting our "Shadow Side" but fully embracing the MAGIC that exists in the places we are afraid to tread.   www.juliabutterfly.com

Barbara Bizou: Barbara Biziou provides women with empowerment tools and rituals for moving through life's passages . She is the renowned author of The Joy of Ritual and The Joy of Family Rituals and an internationally acclaimed motivational speaker.
She creates soul centered ceremonies, workshops and solutions.  As a certified coach, hypnotherapist, voice dialogue facilitator, meditation teacher and Inter-faith minister, Barbara integrates spiritual truths into practical realities. Barbara Biziou provides women with empowerment tools and rituals for moving through life's passages . She is the renowned author of The Joy of Ritual and The Joy of Family Rituals and an internationally acclaimed motivational speaker. www.joyofritual.com/

 

Pete Seeger: is an American folk singer and an iconic figure in the mid-twentieth century American folk music revival. A fixture on nationwide radio in the 1940s, he also had a string of hit records during the early 1950s as a member of The Weavers, most notably the 1950 recording of Leadbelly's "Goodnight, Irene", which topped the charts for 13 weeks in 1950. www.peteseegermusic.com

 



 

Carolyn Garcia: Psychedelic veteran Carolyn Garcia  aka Mountain Girl joined the Merry Pranksters in 1964 and traveled on Ken Kesey’s bus “Furthur”  presenting “Acid Tests” in California. She joined the Grateful Dead family in the Haight-Ashbury in 1966. Jerry Garcia and Carolyn have two daughters. She has been on the board of Rex Foundation among others, for many years, and keeps up with psychedelic and cannabis issues and developments as best she can. She serves as President of the Women’s Visionary Council,  which presents the  annual Women’s Visionary Congress  and other educational events investigating the marvelous. Currently she has been surveying the world of Visionary Art and coming to COSM is a dream coming true.   wikipedia.org/wiki/Carolyn_Adams
              
Julie Kirkpatrick: Yoga
Yoga originally was a form of Goddess Worship. Julie Kirkpatrick is a certified advanced Jivamukti Yoga instructor, practicing since 1986. The Jivamukti method incorporates meditation, scriptures and inspirational music to lead to a deepening of the experience of a spiritual journey. We will have an asana class that helps us to become more connected to the earth, and thus more connected to the Divine Feminine. www.julie-kirkpatrick.com

 

 

 
Dr. Julie Holland: psychiatrist and author of best-selling autobiography, Weekends at Bellevue: Nine years on the NIght Shift at the Psych ER.  Julie’s topic for the weekend is the title of her next book, Moody Bitches.
Moody Bitches
Women are naturally emotional, empathic creatures. There is a growing trend for women to medicate away their naturally fluctuating emotions, but as a psychiatrist and psychopharmacologist, I have learned; the further away we take ourselves from what is natural, the more problems we have. We should be outside, reveling in nature, following the rhythms of the moon and seasons, part of hunting/gathering clans.  Instead, we’re inside with computers all day, sunlight deprived, cardio-starved, and socially isolated. We take antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications to cope, but there is a better way. A return to what is natural for us as primates is a prescription for happiness and ease. weekendsatbellevue.com


Dr. Mary Rockwood Lane: is a bee priestess, artist, author and nursing professor.  She is the founder/director of the Arts in Medicine program at the University of Florida Medical School and teaches Creativity & Spirituality in Healthcare.
Art as a Healing Force
Become empowered and be the Goddess you are, heal the earth, your community, your family and yourself.
www.maryrockwoodlane.com

 

 
Rebecca Hoffberger: is the Founder & Director of the American Visionary Art Museum, America’s official national museum for visionary and outsider art, located in Baltimore Maryland.
Feminine/Masculine: Two Harmonic Sides of One Divine Coin: Transcending the limits of labels, toward pro-pure Being to create dialogue with Essential Self Founder and director of the American Visonary Art Museum will share, "What I've learned about the notions and practice of masculinity and feminity in 15 years of curating visionary artists from around the world and through mining the best samplings of global wisdom and humor, that likewise supersedes neat gender boundaries. Dessert will be what I've concluded is utter crap and what, life-giving, liberating, liquid gold."  www.avam.org


Sheri Winston's mission it is to transform our cultures attitudes about sex. She is a medical professional,
a sexuality educator and author of Women’s Anatomy of Arousal.
Juicy Wholistic SexCraft
Discover Wholistic Sexuality, a transformative, empowering, integral vision of pleasure, passion, power and possibilities. You have the ability to experience ecstasy, to create arousal and to dance with your sexual energy. We’ll practice using with breath, sound, intention, imagery and awareness to play with erotic energy and explore your juicy potential. www.intimateartscenter.com

 

 

Kiana Love: is a healer and educator who began Be Wild Woman, and community committed to the feminine inner wisdom, from the abandon and joy of a child to the ferociousness of a protective mother, through events that include herbal gardening, women’s circles, and celebrations.
Reclaiming Your Wild Nature
It's time for you to claim your feminine wild nature. Your wild plant allies want to commune with you. Wild weeds, rooted trees, emissaries of the divine feminin invite you to awaken to your wild nature. Claim your roots, unfold & bloom. Be Wild, Woman! www.bewildwoman.com


Parashakti: dancer, yogini and spiritual seeker and community leader, originated the powerful, life-changing Dance of Liberation®, which integrates shamanic journeying, hands-on healing, drumming, global music, sweat lodges and fasting to dissolve all barriers to a joyful life.
Dance of Liberation
The Dance of Liberation integrates shamanic journeying, hands-on healing, drumming, and global music to dissolve participants’ physical, mental, emotional and spiritual blockages to joyful life. www.parashakti.org



HuDost
:  Visionary, experimental Indie World Rock. Listen, Feel, Dance! Belly dancing performance by  Sarah Jezebel Wood
www.hudost.com



 
 

 

Helen Kim: Financial Counselor, is an active workshop presenter, speaker and founder of YourMoneyRelationship.com, a company devoted to helping people gain clarity around their relationship to money so they can make conscious financial decisions. Through her workshops, coaching programs and products, Helen helps you loosen the grip that money holds over you, allowing you to experience freedom from the inside, out. With her mindful approach, Helen gives you the opportunity to create a positive, dynamic and nurturing relationship to money and therefore, yourself. Your Relationship with Money Gain clarity around your relationship to money to make conscious financial decisions. yourmoneyrelationship.com
  
            

Alicia Klat
: Enlightened Entrepreneurs  
Create and grow a businesses in harmony with society and the planet. www.societyofenlightenedentrepreneurs.com

 

 

 

 

Annie Oak Harrison: is the founder of the Women’s Visionary Congress, an annual event in Northern California featuring visionary healers, scholars, activists and artists who explore the leading edge of consciousness and sustainable social change.  She will speak on the reverent use of psychedelics and the power and awareness acquired during menopause.
Psychedelics & Menopause    
The spiritual knowledge women can gain from the careful and reverent use of psychedelics and other conscious expanding substances. She will also reflect on the power and self-awareness acquired during menopause. visionarycongress.org

Program subject to change.

Program schedule

Friday Sept. 10

5-7pm ................Meet & Greet  

7-8pm.................Dinner

7:45pm...............Welcome - Alex & Allyson Grey

8-9pm.................Barbara Bizou: Rituals to Access the Divine Feminine Learn simple ways to evoke power and strength in
                           your daily life.
www.joyofritual.com

9-10pm...............Carolyn Garcia: Further: SurThriving the Psychedelic Era
                           1965-1966—The Acid Tests, the Furthur Bus, the Grateful Dead's longterm
                           survival and culture change, some family history. How weird choices can
                           change history and improve the world.
wikipedia.org/wiki/Carolyn_
Adams


10-12pm.............Fire circle


Saturday Sept.11

8:30-9:15am........
Julie Kirkpatrick: Yoga An asana class that helps us to become more connected to the earth, and
                            thus more connected to the Divine Feminine.
www.jivamuktiyoga.com/fms/teach_fm.html

9-10am...............Breakfast

10-11am..............Julia Butterfly Hill: Dancing With Divine Darkness
                            Explore not only accepting our "Shadow Side" but fully embracing the
                            magic that exists in places we are afraid to tread.
www.juliabutterfly.com

11-12noon...........Dr. Julie Holland: Moody Bitches
                            There is a growing trend for women to medicate away their naturally
                            fluctuating emotions. A psychiatrist and psychopharmacologist, Dr. Holland
                            shares a better way. A return to what is natural for us as primates is a
                            prescription for happiness and ease.
weekendsatbellevue.com

12-1pm................Dr. Mary Rockwood Lane:  Art as a Healing Force
                            Become empowered and be the Goddess you are, heal the earth, your
                            community, your family and yourself.
www.maryrockwoodlane.com

1-2pm..................Lunch

2-3pm..................Rebecca Hoffberger: Feminine/Masculine: Transcending the limits
                            of labels, toward pro-pure Being to create dialogue with Essential Self
                            "What I've learned about the notions and practice of masculinity and
                            femininity in 15 years of curating visionary artists from around the world
                            and through mining the best samplings of global wisdom and humor, that
                            likewise supersedes neat gender boundaries. Dessert will be what I've
                            concluded is utter crap and life-giving, liberating, liquid gold."
www.avam.org

3-4pm................. Elizabeth Lesser: Broken Open: A Spiritual Journey
                            Elizabeth will read selections from both of her books (The Seeker’s Guide,
                            Broken Open)  that speak about the feminine band take questions.
eomega.org

4-4:30pm.............Coffee / Tea break

4:30-5:30.............Sheri Winston: Juicy Wholistic SexCraft You have the ability to experience ecstasy,
                             to create arousal and to dance with your sexual energy.
intimateartscenter.com

5:30-6:30..............Kiana Love: Reclaiming Your Wild Nature
                             Wild weeds, rooted trees, emissaries of the divine feminin invite you to awaken to
                             your wild nature. Claim your roots, unfold & bloom. Be Wild, Woman! 
www.bewildwoman.com

6:30-7pm..............Personal time

7-8pm...................Dinner

8-10.......................Parashakti: Dance of Liberation
                              The Dance of Liberation integrates shamanic journeying, hands-on healing, drumming,
                              and global music to dissolve participants’ physical, mental,emotional and spiritual
                              blockages to joyful life.
www.parashakti.org

10-11.....................HuDost: Visionary, experimental Indie World Rock. Listen, Feel, Dance!
www.hudost.com


Sunday Sept. 12

8:30-9:15am.........Julie Kirkpatrick: Yoga
                              An asana class that helps us to become more connected to the earth, and thus more
                              connected to the Divine Feminine.
www.jivamuktiyoga.com/fms/teach_fm.html

9-10am.................Breakfast

10-11am...............Helen Kim: Your Relationship with Money Addressing the practical and emotional
                             aspects of your dynamics around money and finances
  yourmoneyrelationship.com/

11-12noon...........Alicia Klat: Enlightened Entrepreneurs
                            Create and grow a businesses in harmony with society and the planet.
www.societyofenlightenedentrepreneurs.com

12-1pm...............Annie Oak Harrison: Psychedelics & Menopause 
                            The spiritual knowledge women can gain from the careful and reverent use of  psychedelics and other
                            conscious expanding substances. She will also reflect on the power and self-awareness acquired during
                            menopause. 
www.visionarycongress.org

1-2pm.................Lunch

2-3:30pm............Group Sharing, Closing blessing - Alex & Allyson Grey

Program subject to change.

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As the autumnal equinox draws near, you may camp in the natural beauty of CoSM's 40-acre property, or enjoy the comforts of a nearby hotel. Call Sarah at 845 632-3880 for information on accommodations.

Office hours  10am-6pm EST Monday - Friday

Day passes:  $50 Friday; $150 Saturday; $100 Sunday -- meals included

Please call the office during office hours to sign up for day passes.

Day passed are NOT available at the door.

 
845.297.2323
46 Deer Hill Road
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

www.cosm.org  HDF@cosm.org

Program subject to change.


Please email workshops@cosm.org with any food allergies you may have.

Workshop Registrations cancelled within 2 weeks of the event date are subject to a 10% penalty.

Office hours  10am-6pm EST Monday - Friday

Day passes:  $50 Friday; $150 Saturday; $100 Sunday -- meals included

Please call the office during office hours to sign up for day passes.

Day passed are NOT available at the door.

 
845.297.2323
46 Deer Hill Road
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

www.cosm.org 

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