The Rose Sangha: Second Saturday of Each Month at 10:30 am PT (and recorded for later streaming) Monthly gatherings on the mystical and contemplative traditions through Art, Music, Poetry and History
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February 12: The Art of Loving An exploration of the Gnostic bishop Valentinus (reputed author of several of the works discovered at Nag Hammadi) whose teachings honored the role of women and who emphasize a mytho-poetic path of awakening that influenced the tradition of Courtly Love in France and Italy.
March 12: Magdalenes Today: Courage and Compassion Across the World For Women's History Month, photojournalist Paola Gianturco shares heart opening stories of women around the globe who are bringing courage and compassion into leadership that is changing the world. Paola is the author of six celebrated books including Women Who Light the Dark, Grandmother Power, and with her granddaughter, Wonder Girls.
April 12: Seeds of New Life Mythica's faculty and Rose Sangha members share the fruits of their creative explorations in art, music and poetry from our Lenten journeys. May 14: Margery Kempe Described as one of the world's first great feminists, Margery Kempe was Medieval brewer who had borne 14 children before she began experiencing mystical visions. which led her to "follow in the path of Mary Magdalene".Turning her back on all social conventions, she wandered the world as a pilgrim, journeying to the Holy Land and consulting Julian of Norwich about the intensity of her spiritual life. Her autobiography --the first in the English language--has been hailed as "one of the most astonishing documents ever written" .
Past Programs Access to the video archive of past and present Rose Sanghas is available for a monthly subscription of $33.00 through Patreon.
January 8: The Tree of Life Iconographer Tatiana Nikolova-Houston Storyteller and arts therapist Polly Paton Brown on the Wisdom of Trees Kayleen Asbo on The Tree of Life in cross cultural mythology from Inanna and Yggdrassil to the Buddha
Black Madonnas: December 11, 2021 Black Madonna scholar and interfaith leader Ella Rozett joins us from Europe to share the story of Our Lady of Loretto in Italy and artist and pilgrimage leader Emily Grieves teach about Our Lady of Guadalupe from Mexico and Catherine Braslavksy serenades us from Paris with Medieval Pilgrim songs for the Black Madonna in this international celebration of the sacred feminine..
Love Letter to God: Saturday, November 13, 2021 We follow the thread of Mary Magdalene to focus on three Medieval mystics: Mechtilde of Magdeburg, Hadewijch of Antwerp and Marguerite Poorete. Join Kayleen Asbo and Polly Paton Brown in a celebration of the poetic writing of these Beguines whose passionate lives were infused with longing for sacrd union, and whose images of Paradise are believed to have influenced Dante's Divine Comedy.
October 9: St Francis, Mary Magdalene and the Healing Power of Nature Kayleen Asbo on the deep connection between St Francis and Mary Magdalene; Polly Paton Brown on equine therapy; Harmony Harrison on poetry; the musical group of Notan Video recording available for purchase here
September 11: The Art of Lamentation Kayleen Asbo on rites and rituals of lamentation and the historic art of La Madeleine; Catherine Braslavksy on the healing power of music
May 8 The Feast Day of Julian of Norwich Kayleen Asbo on Julian of Norwich's Revelations of Divine Love; Robin O'Brien, music and Guest Scholar Lucy Reiger on the Magdala Center in the Holy Land
June 12 at 10:30 am PT Healing as a Journey of Justice and Mercy: The Arts as Social Transformation Kayleen Asbo on Harriet Beecher Stowe's quest to abolish slavery through the power of a novel; Artist Sue Ellen Parkinson on art as a bridge of racial healing Musician and Arts Activist Benjamin Mertz and Amazing Grace
July 10, 10:30 am - Noon PT From Trauma to Triumph: Art as Alchemy A Birthday Salon for Artemisia Gentileschi
August 14: Sophia Pistis Sophia with guest presenters Dan Craig-Morse and Elizabeth Kelley Icons of Sophia
September 11: The Art of Lamentation The Prehistoric Art of La Madeleine Composer and singer Catherine Braslavksy