Sacred Sound Festival; Peepers, at a swamp near you!
*No cover charge.
Mind Blowing, Ear Ringing and Body Vibrating Spring at the Swamp! Go and stand in the middle of any swamp or marshland. Senses bombard with mind blowing, ear ringing, body vibrating wonder as those amazing tiny Northern Spring Peepers (a.k.a 'Pseudacris crucifer', 'pinkletinks', 'tinkletoes' or Chorus Frog) wash away groggy wintry blues making their spring mating debut. This tiny little thunder being keeps his strength up by gobbling on spiders and moth larvae. Some happy 1000 eggs are laid on twigs and leaves deep in the waters muddy bottom. Tadpoles transform all summer long, heading for trees cover by autumn. In the Northern reaches of habitat, spring comes in spits and spurts as does the Peeper fest,. Vocalist tiny frog must also avoid becoming al la carte to larger frogs, snakes and skunks.
'Ode to our ancient sisterhood'
"Help one another, is part of the religion of Sisterhood." Louisa May Alcott
The photo essay was first inspired during the first draft editing process of the first of the 'Soul Skin' novel trilogy, (pending publication).
I had been searching for a photo that offered the essence of a character in the third novel, named Crazy Annie; an ancient indigenous medicine woman, mystic or shaman who had survived the Trail of Tears. A spirit guide and mentor to the main character; Navi, who following menopause comes into her own authentic soul path as shaman, mystic, minister and Sacred Dream Journeyer.
As master musician - songwriter; James Buster Fykes first brought forth the original musical score and sound track, I was in reverent astounding joy, goosebumps. Each time I sit back and listen to the sound track with the accompany photos, I am amazed. This project still reverberates within my soul long after that first draft and I remain humbly honoured and in gratitude to participate in this project.
Incidentally, this is James first musical sore tuned in A432 freguency, proposed to be the ancient harmonics of divine love, miracles and healing.
Profound gratitude to the women in the photos: Your spirit, love, inspiration and untold journey lives on within all of us.
The love and wisdom of our Mothers and Grandmothers, both ancient and those yet to come, makes who we are and shows us the heart soul path.
"She takes my hand and leads me along paths I would not have dared explore alone."
Maya V. Patel
Enjoy and blessings on your journey!
Jan Porter, www.inspiredsoulworks.com
Gather The Women conference: Aug 23-26, 2012-Trent U, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada : Aug 23-26, 2012-Trent U, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Gather The Women conference:
We invite you to gather in circle, nurture your soul, awaken your spirit, and build community with women from Canada, the USA, and around the world.
August 23-26, 2012 at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Three days that will renew you and inspire you to change your world.
• meet other women like you who are making a difference
• grow your community and make connections with others
• visit the petroglyphs, ancient aboriginal rock carvings
• participate in sacred ceremony with wise teachers
• share stories and learn from others
• hear the wisdom of women from other parts of the world
• laugh, cry, dance, and sing
This event is put on by Gather the Women Global Matrix™ (GTW), a network of women and women's organizations who are activating the incredible power of women's wisdom on a planetary scale. We are part of an exciting, fast-growing movement to joyfully reclaim feminine principles for creating a world of peace, balance, and well-being for all.