The Braided River Confluence of Women
12th September 2020 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
CREATED & HOSTED ON DARTMOOR BY CAROLYN HILLYER
We are born from the hollows smooth and dark
We are born from the waters wild and free
We are born from the storms and the rolling winds
We are born from the soul of our mothers’ songs…
You are invited to join this gathering of sisters to share a braiding of our courage and hope, an infusion of our dreams and clear intent, a confluence of intuitive and wise waters.
Our thirteen hour journey together will include presentations, workshops, song, drum, ceremony, mythic tales, making totems, wild dancing and a riverbank of women’s craft & art all held within our symbolic and sacred House of Rivers.
The Confluence programme includes…
Four workshop sessions guided by Carolyn Hillyer: When We Are Thorn, When We Are Willow, When We Are Oak, When We Are Fire.
Powerful and inspiring presentations by Salmon Sisters and Braided River Apprentices: From Ocean To River ~ From Hill Stream To Sea
Wildsong sessions: Sing Your Heart Out ~ Drum Up A Storm
Sacred craft circle: Making A Bone Prayer
Evening ceremony: Drumming Our Path Through The Heron’s Marsh
Evening music & dancing with Denis Rowe and The Earth Dance Drummers ~ women’s powerful drum rhythms drawn from African and ancient traditions with Denise leading us in the wild dance
Closing concert with Carolyn: Wild Litany ~ an offering of new and vintage songs and shared chants
This Confluence offers 113 places – all women welcome.
Vegetarian/vegan supper, hot drinks & cakes included in your tickets – bring your own packed lunch. Dinner is prepared by the Food Groove cafe team. All craft materials provided with your ticket.
B&B accommodation may be booked locally. Please would participants email us either if you live locally with a spare bed or floor space to offer a sister, or if you would like to receive this offer.
There will be a sacred walk for participating women, organised by Dartmoor’s Daughter, on Sunday 13 September for those who would like to walk together and share ceremony on the open moor. More details to follow.
COME INTO THE WATER, SISTERS! LET THE RIVER WASH YOU THROUGH…
(+44) 01822 880301