We are thrilled to announce that the Women's Ways Mystery School has opened enrollment for the Fall and Winter semesters of our Rites of Passage "e-Course" - Training, Preparation and Initiation.
Women’s Ways Mystery School and its Rites of Passage “e-Course” are affiliated with Moonfire Meeting House, community and center for wholistic wellness, earth education and spiritual unfolding since 1990.
The Mystery School provides a genuinely empowering, exceptionally focused and highly experiential body of work devoted to honoring the eternal, universal, sacred and earthly essence of the Beauty and Power of Woman. It offers workshops, spiritual trainings, retreats, and initiations rooted in Feminine Spirit and the Earth. It has held one or more gatherings of “A Circle of Women” each month for the past 20 years.
Rites of Passage
Rites of Passage are a vital part of the forgotten legacy of every woman. The function of Rites of Passage Ceremonies is to initiate girls into womanhood. The vibration a woman carries forward into her life from her Rites of Passage awakens within her the recognition of self, place and purpose, which may otherwise have remained dormant through out her life. In ancient times, it was customary in many cultures and societies throughout the world for girls to be acknowledged at the time of their first blood.
Entire communities gathered to celebrate the power and mystery of a young woman’s ability to bleed each month in harmony with the moon and not die, and the significance and duties associated with her body’s budding potential to bring forth new life. In these ceremonies, young maidens found acknowledgment for individual talents and strength to take on the sacred responsibilities of the feminine in this new stage of their lives.
After initiation, young women were educated to become influential governors, esteemed counselors, respected healers, innovative thinkers, consummate herbalists, spiritual leaders and community builders. This too was a part of their legacy as mothers, wives and warriors. Their training took place in temples and mystery schools where they were formally instructed by ceremonialists and craftswomen, or apprenticed to revered clanswomen and grandmothers.
Rites of Passage Ceremony at The Women’s Ways Mystery School is a most empowering experience, born of fire and water, earth and air. When a woman, of any age, walks through the willow arch, as her antediluvian grandmothers did, she claims her wholeness and power. She leaves behind her past with its childlike misconceptions of the feminine, She awakens to her authenticity, and no longer needs to relinquish her control and authority to anyone or anything outside of her Self.
She then steps into a new beginning - free to re-member who she truly is and capable of creating an empowered future based on her true strengths - compassion, receptivity and vulnerability. When she emerges from the waters of initiation and speaks her name, she takes back her true voice, With this voice she reclaims herself as:
vessel of beauty
conduit of power
instrument of peace and harmony
womanly expression of the Sacred Feminine in the world
Like the lackluster raw ruby that barely resembles the luminous jewel it will become after it is faceted, a woman’s untapped feminine potential awaits to be awakened by Rites of Passage. And so, like the ruby, the light within her is sparked in that Ceremony to be forever reflected into the world.
The Rites of Passage “e-Course” is the newest program offered by The Mystery School. It accommodates women of all ages from around the world and around the corner who want to experience this unique opportunity and celebrate this momentous Ceremony. Our “e-Course” allows them to prepare for their Rites of Passage at home or to commute to the monthly gatherings in Southampton, New York. During this nine-moon program “e-Course” girls and women are educated in the art and science of the feminine and encouraged to access their own inner knowledge through personal experience.
It’s intention weaves the teachings of Women’s Ways into the occasional communal gathering, monthly on-line meetings, ongoing private mentoring, and continual email correspondence, to produce a sisterhood of deeply committed women – women who are ready to undertake this most intimate transformation and step into the promise of their birthright.
These teachings are experiential, presented in the style of esoteric mystery schools and oral traditions. Following these ancient traditions of empowered learning, women re-member who they truly are, walk their talk, learn to celebrate the uniqueness of their feminine spirit and reclaim their heritage as healers, teachers, innovators and leaders in the world.
The Rites of Passage “e-Course” Overview:
* preparation for first initiation, Rites of Passage, begins at the end of October and culminates with a powerful Ceremony in July.
* over 200 hours of in-depth instruction from teachers with a decade or more of experience in the wisdom traditions of Women's Ways. These women are graduates of The Mystery School and committed to your success and expansion, and all that you offer to the world.
* peer and teacher support before, during and after Rites of Passage to assist in your group bonding experience and personal integration process.
* tuition: $1450+ the occasional material. Payment plans available.
Are you Interested? Are you Ready?
If you’re a woman who has been touched by the work of Women’s Ways, we know that you are already interested in Rites of Passage. What woman today wouldn’t benefit form carrying the vibration of these Rites into her life and the lives of her family and friends? The question remains, “Are you ready?” Are you ready to be whole and powerful? Are you ready to confront the inconsistencies in your life? Are you ready to take the risks necessary to make your life make a difference in the world? Are you ready to be who you truly are?
Ask yourself these questions, “ Am I …?”
* passionate about transcending the common and limited perceptions of the Feminine as they are presented in modern society?
* ready to exercise personal empowerment?
* seeking spiritual community based on the connectedness and Oneness of all life?
* prepared to cultivate an appreciation for the wisdom that my body contains?
* yearning to understand and utilize the power of the moon and the seasons as it influences the cycles of my life?
* craving the sheer joy of living in the potential of personal inner guidance and authority?
If these questions sing to your heart and soul, “Welcome home!” You are now ready to embrace your feminine in a truly honored and empowered way, a way that will change your life and change the world.
If this is so, you are invited to join the Rites of Passage “e-Course” and discover new ways of seeing, listening, thinking and being in the world. You owe it to yourself and to the power of change alive in the world today to do what is necessary to begin preparing for your Rites of Passage in 2009.
Simply reply to email@example.com and more detailed information about the specifics of the Rites of Passage “e-Course” will be e-mailed to you.
Still not sure? E-mail or call with your inquiries, or set up an appointment for a conversation with Lorraine Simone, Deep Arrow Woman, about the appropriateness of Rites of Passage in your life at this time.
For more Information:
Listen to Rites of Passage Interview with Lorraine Simone, aka Deep Arrow Woman.