- Stillness and reflection
- Create space for storytelling and remembrance
- Allow for a range of emotions from dread of the dark to delight in the long vistas opened up by falling leaves
In this group, running over 7 Tuesday nights from November 5th to December 17th, a simple format will create a container for us to be present to the invitations of the season and to share with each other in circle.
A theme will lightly guide the activities and conversations of each night:
Nov. 5 – Entering Long Nights: Invitations, Gifts, and Challenges of the Season
Nov. 12 – Storytelling: Remembering our Beloved Dead
Nov. 19 – The Wisdom Within
Nov. 26 – Preparing for the Holidays
Dec. 3: – The Cracks Where the Light Gets In
Dec. 10 – Forgiveness and Self-Compassion
Dec. 17 – Greeting the Light, Saying Good-bye
Each night will have a format with elements of:
- Gathering & Introduction of the Theme
- Simple Rituals with Tarot Card Inspirations & Candle “Lighting” (Bring your own candle to the call!)
- Guided visualizations inspired by the evening’s theme and Tarot cards
- Storytelling Circle
- Gratitudes & Closing
The group is open to people of all spiritual/religious traditions (or none) and, in circle sharing, all be encouraged to share gifts/practices/resources from the different paths we walk. The group and many of its themes are inspired by Tarot wisdom and Celtic spirituality (that weaves together earth-based and Christian influences) and the facilitator will share some resources/practices from that tradition. The main sources of inspiration will be the stories shared from our lives in the circle and the inspiration offered by the Tarot.
Cost is $10 to $25 per night. Payment of $45 via Pay Pal or check will reserve one of the 6 slots that I have available (non-refundable after October 23rd, unless the slot can be filled from the waiting list). Then you may pay as you go. Pay Pal payments may be sent to Carolyn (at) artofchangetarot (dot) com and checks made out to Carolyn Cushing mailed to 1 Cottage St, Box 33, Easthampton, MA 01027.
We will meet from 6:30pm to about 8:30pm, depending on the size of the group.
[Note: This is a variation of an in-person group that I am going to do in Easthampton, MA, but without a Tarot element. More info on that here: https://www.facebook.com/events/527302874010638/