Events: Goddess Studio Meetup Clan

 

What is the Goddess Studio "Meetup"?

Our Next  Sabbat  Meeting
Date & Topic will be... 

 

A little slide show of our 2014 Brigit's Day...

The “Goddess Studio Meetup” is an official group of the international web based networking assistance organization called “Meetup, Inc.”* As an official group, I have paid membership dues ($150 year) to “Meetup” in order to obtain online access to moderate a group.

 

The intention of the “Goddess Studio Meetup” group is to provide another way for Goddess fans to connect and chat online as well as to create more opportunities to actually meet in person. Also this group is about expanding the community of women who would like to share in any of the other activities offered at The Goddess Studio.


What is the intent for our gatherings?

Our intention for these Meetup gatherings is to empower women, deepen our spirituality, and strengthen our community by sharing about the Sacred Feminine and the mythology of the Goddess.


Since 2011 we've focused on honoring most of the eight sacred seasonal days of the year, called “Sabbats”. (See "Wheel of the Year" image below.)


These gatherings will be educational as well as incorporate ceremony, meditation, dialogue, and sometimes movement and craft making.  We’ll be focused on learning and understanding about the significance of the Sacred Feminine and the many Goddess archetypes throughout history as well as how this understanding can add greater meaning and purpose to our lives now. 


How do I join the
Goddess Studio Meetup?

To join the Goddess Studio MeetUp group on-line, visit:  


http://www.meetup.com/goddess-studio/


and click the “join us” button. It’s FREE! You'll just need to submit your email and a password!


(Note: you don’t have to be a member of our online MeetUp group to come to a Goddess Studio MeetUp gathering or any other Goddess Studio event or activity.)


PS) donations are always appreciated to help me defer the dues I pay to MeetUp Inc, but not required! Just come!



Schedule of next Meetups 2017:

1.  Sun Feb 5:    Imbolc/Brigit's Day

2.  Sun Mar 19:  Ostara/Spring Equinox

3.  Sun Apr 30:   Beltane/May Day

4.  Sun June 25:  Litha/Summer Solstice 

5.  Sun July 30:   Lammas 1st Harvest

6.  Sun Sept 24:  Mabon 2nd Harvest

7.  Sat night Oct 28:   Samhain 

8.  Sun Dec 17:   Yule/Winter Solstice/St. Lucia & Guadalupe 

 

Sun April 30th, 2017
Beltane / May Day & Potluck

We will learn about the meaning of the Sabbat, celebrate and share!

1. OUR THEME is: 

Beltane is the time of union and pleasure as we honor the promise of the coming summer! This Sabbat represents the Sacred Marriage of the God and Goddess, the time when the two become one, when all things meet their opposite, in perfect balance and in perfect harmony.


To our ancestors, Beltane’s celebration of both life and love ensured fertility and fruitfulness in the fields and among the animals and in the human tribe. The dancers connected themselves and their village to the web of magical energy that was created. The Beltane rites were pleasurable and felt to be vitally important to the well-being of the Earth. As the years went by, however, the sexual enactment of the Sun’s union with Mother Earth became symbolic, rather than literal.


Beltane Maypoles represent the sexual enactment, the mystical and sacred union of a harmonious and fulfilling joining of the Lord and Lady. But these unions and fertility rites can be seen as a metaphor for all kinds of things, not just crops and babies, but anything you wish to grow in your life!


The spirituality of pleasure is often an alien concept in our present culture, but it is the theme of the Beltane Rite:

Innocent pleasure in sensuality, and the creativity which arises from the union of opposites.

Come celebrate some innocent pleasure and creativity with a joyful and thankful heart at this beautiful time of year!! Let’s have some FUN!


2. WHAT WE'LL BE DOING:  Singing, Dancing, Circling and Crafting!

In addition to dancing ‘round the (big) Maypole, we are creating Magical Mini Maypoles to take home!

 ***Please ponder what you wish to blossom in the coming Summer months***


3. BRING: ideas for intentions and affirmations that you want to fertilize and empower.... 

AND a dinner potluck dish

4. WEAR:  be comfy!


5. THINGS TO EXPECT:  sacred circle time, crafting and sharing.


6. LOCATION: The Goddess Studio!  ~ (Email Amalya for address and gate codes and directions!)


7. TIME: 1:45 - 6:30 pm. Please arrive by 1:45 to give yourself enough time to park and settle in. Circle starts at 2:00!  Potluck starts about 5:45.


8. COST: $20-$30 Love Offerings are appreciated! (Cash, check or credit card accepted at the door, or if you are a member of PayPal, you can simply send $ to [email protected] too with a note saying which event this applies to!) (Love offerings help cover the Meetup Organization fees, supplies, and presenter costs.)


9. PLEASE RSVP: please rsvp on the MeetUp site or email Amalya! And feel free to invite friends~ Women and Maidens welcome!


10. GUIDELINES for sharing in a group: Please acquaint yourself with our Guidelines for sharing in a circle:

Article 1: *In Consideration of Creating SAFE and Sacred Space; and 

Article 2: **Council Sharing:Guidelines for sharing in Circle. Follow links to see both pages posted on the Meetup "Pages" tab.


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So sisters, please come and play and learn and share with us at our next MeetUps. And please RSVP. I look forward to seeing you and to meeting new sisters too!


Please RSVP on Meetup, or email me directly -- [email protected] 

And please continue to feel free to post your great suggestions and feedback. I'm really looking forward to growing our circle and getting further acquainted with each of you.


And as I've mentioned before, feel free to invite a woman friend, you don't have to be an official member of the Goddess Studio MEETUP group to come to any event at the Goddess Studio!


I look forward to receiving your RSVPs!

Until we merry meet!!

Amalya


Explore the "Goddess Studio Meetup Clan" meetup site pages

  • For more about the Goddess Studio Meetup intent, please check out the Meetup "About us" page on the Goddess Studio Meetup Clan site too.



  • And see lots of essays/articles that Amalya and Victoria have posted too on our Meetup "Pages" page! Anyone can view these essays. (NOTE: When you visit this Meetup "Pages" page, you may have to scroll down to see the Table of Contents list for links to the articles.)


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A little slide show of our Yule 2013...