The herstory of many cultures has brought forth the stories of women gathering together for many centuries in celebration of the Divine Feminine. Traditionally, women of the tribe or village would spend the days of their moontime – the monthly menstruation together in a specially designed red tent or tipi. They would be fed and cared for by the young girls of the tribe. It was believed that women were most spiritually intuitive and powerful during this time. They would pray, sing and meditate together, bringing their visions and divine guidance to the tribe at the end of their stay in the red tent.
The Red Tent Temple Movement, introduced to America in 1998 by Alisa Starkweather “offers women a state of beingness rather than our continual doing mode. How about not do anything for a few hours? Or seeing what happens when we don’t have a plan or a direction? Are we keeping ourselves busy so we don’t feel? Where are we hiding in our busyness that may speak to our hearts when we finally take time to slow down?
The Red Tent Temple offers an opportunity for women to take our inner momentum, that feeling that the time is now and come forward with everything we are as women and give us a place to incubate, dream, slow down, and not have an agenda or plan. And simultaneously much is waiting for us in this not knowing place but we need to make time for the empty space. It is also not only empty space but woman space where we can share stories, laughter, songs, food and honor the unique cycles that we experience as women.
Join us for this very special day of peaceful celebration of yourself as a woman. Dress very comfortably – sweats or pj’s are perfect!
Delicious hot soup, breads and sweets will be available throughout the day.
This event is a community service offering by The Coven Of The Green Fire and Leslie Moore and Jenna Kulp.
Donations to support this event and others like it are accepted and appreciated.