WVC events

How to Make the Most of the 2016 Women's Visionary Congress

How to Make the Most of the 2016 Women's Visionary Congress

Today, I hiked to the labyrinth at Hillside Park in El Cerrito. I’m starting to feel what it will be like to once again retreat to a profoundly inspiring and safe space – the Women’s Visionary Congress at IONS in Petaluma. It was during my first time there 4 years ago that I learned how to walk a labyrinth as meditation.  

 Today’s mediation inspired me to write a list of ways to make the most of the WVC retreat:

Women's Visionary Congress Hosts Weekend Events in New York City

Women's Visionary Congress Hosts Weekend Events in New York City

The theme of the 2015 Womens’ Visionary Congress was “Rising from the Underground.” Next month, the WVC will travel east and ascend further by gathering in New York City for a weekend of events from March 11-13. Our conversations in NYC will focus on how we integrate insights from our explorations in expanded consciousness and share them with the world.

The Shaman Woman, Plant Medicine, and Psychedelics Salon

The Shaman Woman, Plant Medicine, and Psychedelics Salon

I have just returned from Canada where I attended WVC’s third annual Shaman Woman, Plant Medicine and Psychedelics Salon at Simon Fraser University in downtown Vancouver. Organized by Eleonora Molnar, the Director of WVC Canada, the event included a series of thoughtful conversations about the use and misuse of power in ceremonies that include psychoactive materials. The gathering also featured presentations by speakers who looked at the history of these substances and ways in which they shape culture, politics and our own personal search for self-knowledge. It was great fun to reconnect with a community of people in Vancouver who care deeply about these topics and have a well of insights to offer.