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2015
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Event Dates: Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2015

For five Mondays a challenged group of participants shared moving conversations on the latest edition of Cynthia Bourgeault’s book “Love is Stronger than Death”. Her personal story of the ongoing post death connection with the love of her life and her struggle to make sense of it all invited us all into an unusual depth of inquiry into our thoughts and experiences. John
Lawson and Barbara Susan Booth, who facilitated the experience, were touched by the dialogue and the impetus to their own continuing spiritual growth that this experience afforded. The Bookshelf generously provided the welcoming environment of the E-Bar which was perfect for our dialogues.

The cost of the series was $65.00 incl. HST.

Event Dates: April 18-19, 2015

April 18 - 19, 2015, Christa Lancaster and Marc Bregman offered a two day workshop “Embodying the Dream” at St. Brigid’s Villa, Ignatius Jesuit Centre. Their students Chantal Lapointe and Ellen Leonard assisted. Six others of us had the wonderful experience of enacting our dreams with their expert guidance to find our soul’s meaning awakened and enriched. We were privileged to have their skilled leadership in Guelph to benefit from a unique form of dream re-enactment they call Strings. It is a dynamic and intuitive way to bring the dream to life in a group setting. The workshop was hosted by Chantal Lapointe and Sacred Wisdom Centre. The fee for the workshop was $339.00 incl. HST.

Event Dates: May 1 - 3, 2015

May 1- 3, 2015 experienced activists and distinguished presenters Annie Symens-Bucher, Adelaja Simon and Kit Miller (centre in order) gave engaging and deeply meaningful workshops on compassionate language, nurturing community and expanding conscious and compassion. They offered a platform for actualizing the Great Turning and embodying the pioneering work of their teachers (Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr. and Joanna Macy). Annie and Adalaja came from Canticle Farm in Oakland CA (which Annie and her husband founded) and Kit from The Gandhi Centre for Nonviolence in Rochester NY (where she is the Executive Director).

The events were held at St. Brigid’s Villa, Ignatius Jesuit Centre and co-sponsored with Transition Guelph. The talk was $20 and each day workshop $100. The Guelph Seminar donated $500.00 for bursaries to allow 5 people from Guelph’s Transition Guelph membership to access this event. Community building manifested with practical and appreciated contributions from without and within our Guelph community.

Event Dates: May 15-17, 2015

May 15- 17, 2015, Mariabruna Sirabella (second from right bottom row) presented a powerful weekend workshop “Healing the Ancestral Line” at St. Brigid’s Villa, Ignatius Jesuit Centre. Weaving SoulCollage ® work with ritual, drumming and flute we journeyed into our creative imagination and met those ancestors, who’s traces we currently embody. Bringing into consciousness both healing energies and challenges lightened our load and gave us greater appreciation of our heritage. Mariabruna’s expertise in so many areas was exemplary as we left enriched and empowered to free our energy to live more fully in the present. The fee for the workshop was $350.00 incl. HST.

Event Dates: July 22-23, 2015

July 22-23 2015, at Silence Eva Rider presented a fascinating talk and workshop on the fairy tale “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: An Alchemical Guide to Reclaiming SELF”.  

Entering into the heart of this beloved fairy tale via multi-directional pathways we explored alchemy, dreams, music, movement and art as we deepened our insights into the mystery and messages for discovering meaning in our own lives. The talk was $30, talk and workshop $140. incl HST

“Fairy tales are the purest and simplest expression of collective unconscious psychic processes.Therefore their value for the scientific investigation of the unconscious exceeds that of all other material.They represent the archetypes in their simplest, barest, and most concise form. ~ Marie Louise Von Franz ‘Interpretation of Fairy tales’

Honouring the teachings of Marion Woodman we brought her presence into our midst during the workshop and actually visited her following the event. Eva and Marion July 24, 2015.

Event Dates: Sept. 10-12, 2015

Sept 10-12, 2015, Mariabruna Sirabella led a brilliant workshop “Shaped by Fire: Creation and Creativity” at St. Brigid’s Villa, Ignatius Jesuit Centre. Exploring the Archetypal qualities of fire through the Four Qualities (Orixas) we became more intimately connected with our own creative fire and deepened our creative expression through SoulCollage® and ritual. Mariabruna continued to astound us with her wealth of experience and clear and compassionate teaching. We left enriched and most grateful. The fee for the workshop was $339.00 incl. HST.

Event Date: Sept. 26, 2015

On Sept. 26, 2015 Brenda McMorrow, with accompanying artists Shannon Kingsbury (vocals), Tanis Simmons (vocals), Morgan Doctor (percussion) and Chris Gartner (bass) presented an amazing CD Release Celebration Concert at Sukha Yoga Centre in her hometown of Guelph. 70 people enthusiastically applauded her new CD “My Heart Bows Down to You” as an exemplary and polished musical contribution. We were so fortunate to hear her live in Guelph between her frequent bookings around the world. The tickets were $25.00 in advance and $30. at the door.

Event Date: Oct. 2, 2015

On Oct. 2, 2015, Gary Bobroff presented a fascinating talk “Crop Circles, Jung and the Reemergence of the Archetypal Feminine” based on his recent book of the same title. He powerfully introduced 23 participants to the mystery that awaits explanation in the Crop Circle phenomena with his masterful visual imagery and informed presentation.   The event was held at St. Brigid’s Villa, Ignatius Jesuit Centre for the fee of $30.00 incl. HST.

Event Date: Oct. 3, 2015

On Oct. 3, 2015, Gary Bobroff presented his signature workshop “Our Archetypal Nature” at St. Brigid’s Villa, Ignatius Jesuit Centre, Guelph. With a polished and well-researched power point presentation Gary expanded less known work on archetypes developed by Toni Wolff and Carl Jung.

Delving into four primary archetypes underneath our nature he led us to better assess our unique patterns and understand others with greater compassion. We were grateful he came to Guelph on his way from Vancouver to his next teaching engagement in Europe.

The fee for the day was $100.00 incl. HST.