Monday, April 19, 2010. 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
EXPANSION, INFUSION, ENGAGEMENT
The Women’s Visionary Council (WVC) is a nonprofit organization that supports women healers, scholars, activists and artists who explore the therapeutic and spiritual dimensions of expanded consciousness. The WVC organizes the annual Women’s Visionary Congress and regional salons where women discuss how they apply knowledge gained in their visionary experiences. This workshop will focus on the WVC’s three main areas of interest: EXPANSION of scientific inquiry in our field to include a variety of rigorous research approaches most often practiced by women ; INFUSION of vitality into the larger culture through exploration of visionary space; and ENGAGEMENT with the dying process in both visionary and practical ways. While our mission is to privilege the voices of women, our events are inclusive of the gender spectrum and all genders are invited.
In additional to thoughtful discussion and reflection on these topics, this workshop will include performances by local women artists who share our interests. We acknowledge that women arrive at visionary experiences in different ways. Deep insights can be reached through inner reflection, meditation, music, prayer, dance, love, art, the use of sacred medicines, encounters with the natural world and other catalysts that open us to divine inspiration. After the moment of clarity has passed, the challenge is how to sustain and manifest that vision.