EarthSong: a Rite of Passage for Young Women aged 18-29
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About the Event
Would you like to join us? We offer this rare opportunity for a small group of young women to immerse themselves in the natural world. This is a chance to deepen into nature, slough off old skins and be renewed, a chance for each young woman to reach out into the wild hills and their own wild heart just as far as they dare. Stepping away from life as you know it, you will together move into a place of seclusion where women who have experienced different phases of life will guide you with traditional story, ceremony and time in nature. And then you will return to be welcomed back into community with feasting and celebration as you step out to take your place in our wider society. Ceremonies from many cultures and all parts of the world have one thing in common - community is at their heart. A sense of community is something we often feel the lack of in our modern world. So, we are hoping to work with the young women over the winter months, ahead of our summer gathering, weaving a sense of belonging and mutual support.
Wider Community In traditional cultures the young women would be taken away from their village to the ceremony, and the village would hold a great feast to honour them upon their return. To give a small sense of this, we are calling together a community to join us in Wales to form the village. The relatives, friends and partners of the young women are welcome to join this wider community, as well as anyone who wants to support or loves ceremonies such as these. This is a chance for them to support the incredible journey the young women undertake, as well as to enjoy time in nature with feasting, music and storytelling. If you are interested in joining this community contact John at firstname.lastname@example.org