A cross-cultural look at the stories of three of the most powerful images of the Divine Feminine throughout history: Isis, Egyptian goddess of life and death, legendary originator of Alchemy and Inanna, ancient Summerian goddess of grain and civilization, whose harrowing story of descent into the underworld is a potent symbol for the call for depth in the second half of life. We will conclude with the Virgin Mary, revered in both Christianity and Islam as the most virtuous and holy of women, whose European shrines are built on top of sanctuaries dedicated to these earlier goddesses.
Our day will weave together art and story with time for personal reflection. After a magnificent lunch buffet in the garden, we'll deepen our understanding of the myths through prompted journaling and small group sharing. We conclude with a private outdoor labyrinth walk set amongst an oak grove with sweeping views of the hills of Sonoma.
Recent participants of Kayleen's one-day workshops have raved:
“Stunning! What a feast for the mind, spirit and senses! There is nothing else I know of that brings together so much beauty and inspiration in such an integrative, passionate and scholarly way"
-Anna Elliot, writer and professor
“ A perfect balance of the head and the heart. Kayleen is the new Joseph Campbell!”
-Donna Colfer, Financial counselor and owner of Building Wealth From Within
“ I was surprised and delighted by what a profound experience of community was possible in such a short time. This was exactly what I was yearning for- but didn’t know existed!”
-Connie Mygatt, artist and art therapist