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Vein of Gold is based on the book by Julia Cameron, author of the Artists Way. It utilizes tools from the Artist Way offering an opportunity to go even deeper. The book examines the many ways we sense the world, such as hearing, sight and touch. We engage in weekly art projects while we share our explorations. You don’t need to be a self-identified artist to participate. Each week we check in about progress on the practices recommended by Cameron as we warm up with easy, non-demanding art process. Then we do some kind of art project connected to the curriculum, such as mandalas, shields, doll making, masks, assemblage and collage. Materials are included. You can jump in at any point. Here is a short description from the introduction by Julia Cameron. “This is a journey of healing, a quest or a vision quest, a spiritual journey. We will be consciously using our creativity to encounter our Creator. Looking at it psychologically we are seeking wholeness and healthy autonomy, and not to satisfy the expectations of others. Looking at it politically it can be seen as a radical act, severing ties with outmoded hierarchies that have subverted our powers. It is an individual journey, not necessarily easy or comfortable. Some words that might apply are fascinating, arduous, magical, difficult, rewarding and especially personal. It is called vein of gold because we are like prospectors. Finding and mining our own inner gold is what it is all about. When we align with our inner gold our lives manifest in a richer way. A distinction is made between productivity and alchemy, the process of transformation.” . Here is what one of the members said of the group. "This group has been AMAZING for me. I am so thankful for the insight, love, creativity, accountability and support I have received this year. What a blessing! "
When you experience a loss there is a natural grieving process that can take some time to complete. The cause of grief can be as obvious as losing a loved one through death, divorce or legal action, or as elusive as a lost opportunity or a move away from a familiar environment. In the Grief and Loss Group we provide a safe environment to explore the five states of grief that are commonly identified: Denial, Bartering, Anger, Depression and Acceptance. These may occur in any order and can continue to cycle as the grief is processed. This will be an opportunity to explore any unresolved grief and loss issues through the creative arts in a safe environment, facilitated by a board certified, registered art therapist. All levels of artistic experience are welcome, from no experience to self-identified artist. Group meets at Arts Unity Movement Center:149 South Blvd. San MateoCost: $15.00-$25.00 sliding scale. No one turned away for lack of funds.www.artsunitymovement.com
A Course in Miracles Discussion Group is held every Wednesday evening from 7-9pm at the AUM Center. The group is open to all levels of experience in working with the ACIM teachings. Each meeting begins with a brief guided meditation, followed by a reading of one section of the text. A discussion of the reading follows with sharing of experiences from the previous week. The emphasis is on application of the teachings in our daily lives, for that is where the miracles take place! There are five regular students who attend so you may be new but you won't be alone. This class is funded by donations.
Welcome to a special multimedia presentation of Being in Rhythm and "The Goddess slides." This viewing, with musical performance by Dune and DrummingBird, is followed with a rhythmically grounded led creative visualization using our own Chakra system as our guide. "With the sound of the Drum and the drone of my voice Join in and enter your deepest selves, and connect with the energies all ready pulsing through your being, through your earth, and your sky. experience is not necessary Led by Fern Filner: Teacher, facilitator, Hand Drummer Being in rhythm ' is based on the work of Layne Redmond, Author of “When the Drummers were woman” https://www.echopointbooks.com/religion-spirituality/when-the-drummers-were-women These slides are from the original Layne Redmond collection. As her student for many years, she gifted me and others with the Gift of her permission to pass her gifts on! Some of the slides are in the book just mentioned many are not. Welcome to a Spiritual History of Rhythm! Many frame drums will be displayed and played! http://www.meetup.com/RhythmShakerz/ Private or group Drum Lessons, and ongoing Drum circles available email: [masked] Pick your drum: Djembe, Tambourine, Dumbek, Tar, many styles of playing