Womb Alchemy: 6 week course

Hosted by The Psychedelic Society
Activity Psychedelic Women's Circle
When Thu 17th Sep 2020, 7pm – Thu 12th Nov 2020, 9:45pm UK time (UTC +01:00)
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Enquiries to bryony.darbon@gmail.com
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An alchemical exploration into the honeyed wisdoms of the Womb, within a supportive hive of sisters.

As the interface of cosmic rhythms, the Womb offers a gateway through which one can travel through and to the otherworld.

Returning to body wisdom, we unearth our true and raw essence through the cultivation of practices in Womb consciousness, such as ritual, Womb yoga, myth work and alchemical meditation.

This is the path to empowerment, a deep remembrance of something ancient within us that many of us are being called to awaken.

(artwork by Jade Wade Art)

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Six Week Structure

Thursday’s 17th Sep - 12th Nov, 19:00 - 21:45 GMT on Zoom

Meeting weekly in our virtual temple, we will undertake a journey through the elements and sacred feminine symbols:

Week One: 17/09
The Temple: The Womb as a sacred sanctuary

Week Two: 24/09
The Cave (Earth) : The Womb as keeper of ancient wisdom

Week Three: 01/10
The Chalice (Fire) : The Womb as an alchemical tool

Week Four: 08/10
The Well (Water): The Womb as a source of abundant creativity

Week Five: 15/10
The Labyrinth (Air): The Womb as a place of transformation

(4 weeks later)

Week Six: 12/11
The Moon (Space): The Womb as the interface of cosmic rhythms

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Embodying the wisdom within us, we develop a deeper trust and sense of acceptance towards ourselves, honoring the inner knowing that we have when we let our intuition and womb lead the way.

 

Overview

  • 6 × 2.5hrs Live Workshops
    We meet weekly on Thursday evenings, for a 2.5hr live session delving into Sacred Symbols of the Feminine, journeying through Ritual, Guided Meditation, Sharing Circles and Womb Yoga.
  • Resources & Homework
    Each week you will receive a recording covering the symbol for  your personal exploration, a guided meditation, a PDF with resources, and optional homework, typically in the form of a creative task or ritual.
  • Sisterhood Pods
    You will be placed in a pod of 4 or 5 other women, so that you can share in depth and form close connections. 
  • Integration Meeting
    The final session will occur a full Moon cycle later, to see how the work has been integrating into your life as you  continue your journey into the Womb.
  • Facebook Group Community
    Option to join a Facebook group community, where you can share your experiences and creations throughout the course.
  • One to one Mentoring
    Opportunity to receive one to one mentoring with Bryony, to deepen your personal practice and creativity.

 

What are the benefits and possible effects of this course?

  • Increased awareness and deepening of the relationship with your Womb.
  • Awakening of the creative and sexual energy, and discovering how you can channel this in your life.
  • The development of your own personal Womb practice to nourish your body and soul.
  • Building of sisterhood and lasting friendships, through authentic and clear communication.
  • Learning to connect to your body wisdom, increasing your intuition and confidence. 
  • Empowerment and radically stepping into your sovereignty.

To note...

Although the effects of this work may be therapeutic, it is important to know it isn't therapy. If you are moving through something extremely challenging, we strongly recommend that you combine this work with a somatic/ psychotherapist who can offer you one on one support.

 

The Modules

Week One: The Temple

The Womb as sacred sanctuary.
Element: All

The Temple is our sanctuary and the container for this body of work – and our temple – is the body. We open the space with a ritual to honour our sacred vessel. 
Here we begin our descent into the realm of Womb Consciousness. 
The temple-laboratory is our axis mundi (world centre) throughout the duration of the course. We discover how we can start to move through life guided by the wisdom of the body and the Womb.
 

Week Two: The Cave

The Womb as keeper of ancient wisdom.
Element: Earth

To the human psyche of the prehistoric times, the Cave represented an external manifestation of the Womb,  symbolic of both death and rebirth – the Womb and Tomb. 
These were primordial power places, and still to this day many caves around the world are frequented as sacred sites.
Through this week’s module, we journey through the Earth element, uncovering our place of power within. In the gathering of personal symbols, we meet with ‘First Woman’. Woman pre-patriarchy, before she was conditioned to be a certain way.
 

Week Three: The Chalice

The Womb as an alchemical tool.
Element: Fire

In old spiritual beliefs, the Chalice is the symbol of the Goddess. It is the great Womb of life, where opposites meet and transmutate.
Within the Chalice is the matrix of feminine darkness, the meeting place of Earth and Sky, the terrestrial and celestial realms.
The sacred element this week is Fire, which we connect with through a series of alchemical practices designed to awaken the pelvis and the transformative capacity of the Womb. 
 

Week Four: The Well

The Womb as the source of abundant creativity.
Element: Water

The Sacred Wells were once recognized as Womb gateways, portals that led to other worlds and offered life giving waters as the source of magical renewal. 
As the entrance to the feminine underworld, these Wells were guarded by Priestesses, Female Oracles, and the Well Maidens, as recorded in stories and legend.  
Guided by the element of Water, this week we delve into the unlimited potential and source of creativity we have within our Wombs. Using a series of creative tasks, we work with our inner Creatrix, as we turn our gaze to ancient myths of the wild waterways.
 

Week Five: The Labyrinth

The Womb as a place of transformation.
Element: Air

In Paleolithic Womb cultures, the feminine journey was envisioned as a spiral path. This was a downward, inward movement that led initiates along the non-linear circle of dreamtime consciousness.  
This circuitous, spiraling path was reminiscent of the journey through the birth canal, the centre point being Womb Consciousness, the heart of the cosmos. 
Entering our inner Labyrinth, we move with the Air element, as we bring forth our visions from the liminal realms. This week our focus will be drawn to the descent of feminine consciousness, seeing how the spiral dance weaves through every aspect of our lives.
 

Week Six: The Moon

The Womb as the interface of cosmic rhythms.
Element: Space 

As our closest planetary sister, the Moon’s cycles deeply affect life here on Earth.
The Womb is the interface of these cosmic rhythms, offering us a gateway to expanding our awareness. Awakening the body as a microcosm of the Universe, is the key to understanding how we are co-creators in the dream of life. 
In this module we harness the celestial energy through the element of Space, to dream beyond what we thought to be possible.  

Meeting a whole month after the fifth module, we reflect on how we have been integrating the work through the previous Luna cycle.

 

Why participate?

The world needs empowered and liberated women. 

The restoration of the wisdom of the feminine, draws closer each time a woman takes her own power. 

By coming together as a collective, we are part of this rebalancing act, as we restore what was once 'lost' or 'hidden' behind the veil - recognising that it begins with women both honouring themselves and their stories. In undergoing this course in a weekly format, we build lasting friendships and connections that will be supportive as we move deeply with the Womb and our own empowerment. 

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If you are curious and want to find out more, or are unsure and want to have a little taste of the work before you commit, then you can join one of Bryony's one off Workshops happening on the 3rd August, 23rd August and 13th September.

 

Investment

Abundant: £220
Standard £180
Low income: £150

There are three payment options to support people on a lower wage. If you consider yourself to be a high earner, then paying abundant option helps to subsidise places for people on lower incomes. We really appreciate your support. If you feel strongly called to come but cannot afford the low income option please get in touch to discuss something that can work for you.

Practical Info

To join this event you’ll need to create a free zoom account which you can set up here: https://zoom.us/ Instructions on how to join the call will be sent the week before the first session

Please note that we do not arrange refunds or exchanges. We welcome swapping or reselling your tickets with people you know or via Ticket Swap

For enquiries please email Bryony at: bryony.darbon@gmail.com

Website: bryoniamelissae.com 

Facebook Page: The Womb Alchemist

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