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2018 Workshops

The Old One Full Moon Dream Circle

Dissolution and Re-Membering Vision Circle and Ceremony with Julia Inglis and Tony Esta

Into the pot! Journey with the Old One, the Cailleach, Crone, Hag... She who is older than the hills remembers who you truly are. Lose all that is not yours. A clearing of conditioning, convention and illusion to enter the new year with clear eye and heart.

Thursday, 1st February 2018   7-9pm   $45

The Studio, Tree of Life, 3 Denmark Street, Kew


Ancestral Tradition of the Keener

With Julia Inglis, Kaggi Valentine and Bec Walker

Saturday, 10am - 4pm, 5th May 2018

Tree of Life Centre, 3 Denmark Street, Kew (Melbourne)

COST: $150

We invite you to sing the ancestral song of the Keener with us, to be held in community as you grieve and release and to send this love to the forgotten members of your own lineage. In releasing our grief we become stronger and more compassionate. We then become strong anchors for our families and communities in times of grief and suffering. We open our hearts to compassion in the unending cycle of birth, death and rebirth.

By removing the mask over death and grief we see the beauty in compassion and emotion. In this full day workshop and ceremony, I will be joined by my sisters Bec Walker of Wayfaring Death, a death worker of over 20 years who will guide and invite the Death Mysteries and Kaggi Valentine, medicine woman of 13 Moons Blood Mysteries a doula and shamanic birth worker who will guide and invite the Birth Mysteries. Through this portal we will all cross together holding space for the forgotten women and men and children and the outcast stories of our own lineages to be sung back into the family tree.

Singing Home the Ghosted - turning our tears to crystals. A birth-death-rebirth grieving ceremony for the outcast ancestors, the ghosted stories or our lineage and ritual keening circle. In these turbulent times there is a need now to find ways to experience and release grief. Not too long ago a Keening ceremony was a natural and healthy way to release and heal and mourn in community together. This full day Swan Blessing will be a ceremony for the forgotten, the shamed and the orphaned ancestors or our lineage and the orphaned parts of ourselves. A Keening Circle is a sacred crying ritual to release grief and pain and to use the voice to sing back the light and create emotional balance. 


Julia Inglis Sacred Familiar

Spirit Weavers Gathering 2018 Oregon, USA

 

Sun Session and Moon Session

I'm very happy to be returning to Spirit Weavers Gathering in Oregon to teach classes at both Sun and Moon Sessions. 

I will be sharing:

Spirit Doll making circles

Swan Blessing Ancestral Folklore ceremonies

 


Julia Inglis - Sacred Familiar

A Ribbon for the Ancestors

Ancestral gatherings in Cornwall and Scotland, UK

October 2018



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Previous Workshops

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MAY 2017

SURVIVING THE MAGDALENE LAUNDRIES

Talk and book signing with Sandi Gamble

survivor of the Magdalene Laundry and Author of 'Broken'

Free Talk with Julia Inglis - Medicine Dolls for the Outcast

7-8.30pm  Thursday, 4th May 2017 10am - 4.30pm

Tree of Life, 3 Denmarket Street, Kew, Melbourne

Free Entry  (places are limited)

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JUNE  2017

WINTER SOLSTICE  2017

Crystal Dream Sound and Vision Circle

Crystal Sound Bath Immersion with special guest Kylie Bower

Journey and sound meditation at the Winter Solstice portal

The Studio, Tree of Life, 3 Denmarket Street, Kew

Wednesday 21st June 2017   7-9pm  $45

Bookings

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JUNE 2017

WINTER SOLSTICE 2017

Medicine and Spirit Doll Workshop

The Animal Wife

Creating a needlefelted medicine doll to carry the spirit of your Animal Soul-kin

The Studio, Tree of Life, 3 Denmark Street, Kew

Saturday 24th June 2017   1pm - 4pm

Bookings

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AUGUST 2017

ENCAUSTIC WAX ORACLE

AND SCRYING WORKSHOP

I'll Be Your Mirror - Creating your own Encaustic Oracle Deck

Saturday 12th August 9.30am - 4.00pm Selby Community House, 2/1 Minak Rd., Selby

I'll be your Mirror - Encaustic Oracle and Scrying workshop in the forest. I'm very excited to offer this work again in a workshop. This is a practice that I've used for over 10 years to develop the ability to scry and read movement and language in nature as well as connect to a deeper love for colour. In this one day workshop you will create your own encaustic oracle deck and develop your ability to create a story and narrative from the symbols and images that appear in the wax.

In this one day workshop you will create your own oracle deck through the ancient art of encaustic - painting with hot wax. We will be working with the ancestral folk magic of the seer and scrying in the wax to receive messages and symbol so that you can create a personal oracle deck for yourself to take home.

 

NOVEMBER 2017

KEENING CIRCLE

DARK MOTHERS

Lineage Grieving Ceremony

For our Outcast Ancestors & the Ghosted Parts of Ourselves

With Julia Inglis, Bec Walker & Kaggi Valentine

Beltane, Saturday 4th November 10 - 4.30pm

Tree of Life, 3 Denmarket Street, Melbourne

Bookings

We invite you to sing the ancestral song of the Keener with us, to be held in community as you grieve and release and to send this love to the forgotten members of your own lineage. In releasing our grief we become stronger and more compassionate. We then become strong anchors for our families and communities in times of grief and suffering. We open our hearts to compassion in the unending cycle of birth, death and rebirth.

By removing the mask over death and grief we see the beauty in compassion and emotion. In this full day workshop and ceremony, I will be joined by my sisters Bec Walker of Wayfaring Death, a death worker of over 20 years who will guide and invite the Death Mysteries and Kaggi Valentine, medicine woman of 13 Moons Blood Mysteries a doula and shamanic birth worker who will guide and invite the Birth Mysteries. Through this portal we will all cross together holding space for the forgotten women and men and children and the outcast stories of our own lineages to be sung back into the family tree.

Singing Home the Ghosted - turning our tears to crystals. A birth-death-rebirth grieving ceremony for the outcast ancestors, the ghosted stories or our lineage and ritual keening circle. In these turbulent times there is a need now to find ways to experience and release grief. Not too long ago a Keening ceremony was a natural and healthy way to release and heal and mourn in community together. This full day Swan Blessing will be a ceremony for the forgotten, the shamed and the orphaned ancestors or our lineage and the orphaned parts of ourselves. A Keening Circle is a sacred crying ritual to release grief and pain and to use the voice to sing back the light and create emotional balance. 

To book please contact Julia : swanweaver@gmail.com

 

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Sacred Familiar

SPIRIT DOLL eBOOK

Coming Soon!

Register your interest with Julia here

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JUNE  2016

Melbourne Medicine Doll Workshop

Winter Solstice - Dreaming Trees
Mother and Daughter Doll Lineage Circle

open to girls from 8 years upwards

and to 'aunties' who would like to come on their own

Saturday, 25th June  1- 4.30pm

Tree of Life, 3 Denmark Street, Kew

$90 and $20 for either Mother or Daughter or Grandmother

(includes all doll making and 9 healing trees materials)

Book with Julia

In this circle you are welcome to bring your mother or daughter above the age of 8 years due to the sharp felting tools used. And of course we may have mothers bringing their mothers - Grandmothers! And any aunties wanting to come on their own to share their wisdom and stories and learn how to create a personal medicine doll in this ancestral circle.

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AUGUST  2016

Sydney Medicine Doll Circle

Swan Blessing Ancestral Medicine Ceremony

Medicine doll workshop - Imbolc in Sydney!

This workshop will be held in Sydney at the same time as the Frida Kahlo exhibit and will be held with swan blessing ceremony to honour the wild spirit of the artist. We will also share stories and memories of Australian artist, Vali Myers.

This circle will be held in Mosman

Saturday, 6th August 12.30 - 4.30pm

Book with Julia

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Singing Home the Ghosted Sister

Swan Blessing Lineage & Death Mysteries

Magdalene Keening Ceremony

for our Outcast Ancestors

With Julia Inglis, Bec Walker & Kaggi Valentine

Saturday 10am - 5pm  27th August

Tree of Life, 3 Denmarket Street, Melbourne

Singing Home the Ghosted Sister - Turning our tears to crystals. A Magdalene ceremony for the Outcast Ancestors and ritual Keening Circle. Full day Swan Blessing ceremony for the forgotten, the shamed and the orphaned ancestors or our lineage and the orphaned parts of ourselves. Singing back the Rebel, the Misfit, the Outspoken Ones. It is a 3 year anniversary of our ceremony at the site of the Magdalene Laundry in Melbourne. Keening Circle - a sacred crying ritual to release grief and voice to sing back the light and emotional balance.  By removing the mask over grief we see the beauty in compassion and emotion. In this full day workshop and ceremony, I will be joined by my sister Bec Walker of Wild and Sacred, a death worker of over 20 years who will guide and invite the Death Mysteries and Kaggi Valentine, medicine woman of 13 Moons Blood Mysteries and doula and birth worker who will guide and invite the Birth Mysteries. Through this portal we will all cross together holding space for the women and children of the Magdalene Laundries, the outcast sisters of our own lineages to be sung back into our family trees and finally through releasing our own keening song we will open up the ancestral memory, alchemy and magic of this ancient crying ritual.

To attend please contact Julia : swanweaver@gmail.com

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OCTOBER  2016

England, Scotland and Ireland

Saturday, 8th October at 11am

Cross Bones Graveyard - London

Gifting of Spirit Dolls for the Outcast Dead

Talk with founding member Jacqui Woodward-Smith

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Saturday 15th October - Dublin Workshop

A Circle of Swans - Heaven Meets Earth

Weaving of Black and White Swan Magic

Ancestral Medicine Circle

with Karen Ward of Sli An Chroi in Dublin, Ireland

Book with Karen: moonmna13@slianchroi.ie

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Pittenweem - Scotland

4pm Wednesday, 19th October

A Gifting of a Companion Doll for Janet Cornfoot

known as the Witch of Pittenweem

Honouring of the women persecuted and punished as witches in Scotland

Gathering and Talk at the Tour and Witches Corner, Pittenweem

If you would like to join the tour of the Tower please contact: Julia (swanweaver@gmail.com)

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AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 2016

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NOVEMBER  2016

Spirit Doll Workshop in Queensland!

Swan Blessing for the Spirit of the Artist

Water Blessing Ceremony

With Julia Inglis

Grail Haven, Natural Spring Sanctuary

Mt Tamborine, QLD

Saturday, 12th November   12.30-4.30pm

Cost: $110  (includes all materials and plant medicine)

Book with Julia :

swanweaver@gmail.com

This workshop will be held on Mt Tamborine at the site of the natural spring at Grail Haven and will be held with swan blessing ceremony to honour the wild spirit of the artist. We will also share stories and memories of Australian artist, Vali Myers.

The spirit doll is an ancient being familiar and beloved to many cultures around the world. When we create a spirit doll we reconnect to the ancestral medicine of healing and enchantment – to sing life and love into creation. This act of creation is not something outside of us but a natural gift as women to birth and weave a bridge to the source, to the ancestors and to our own spirit – the dreamer within the dream. 

In our doll enchantment ceremony we will learn how to craft a medicine doll from felt and wool and plant medicines found on the land. In circle we will birth our dolls and share stories of our lineage, offering our voices to the ancestral doll makers, the wise grandmothers who will assist you to create a doll that will become a sacred vessel to hold your medicine and dreams for all that you love.

Bookings

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