2019 Preliminary Program

The Organizers of Goddess Spirit Rising are committed to enhancing the presence of Goddess Energy in the World and so have designed this weekend as a buffet of offerings from the many paths to the Goddess.  The views or practices of the presenters may not be the same as ours but we honor their right to find the path that calls to them. In this spirit, we offer this schedule.

Thursday September 12, 2019

7:30 – 8:00am

Morning Meditation – With 

8:00 – 9:00am Breakfast 

Dinning Hall

9:00am – 12:00 Various Fringe Workshops (You must sign up in Registration for the following workshops)

Celia Farran – Vocal Empowerment for Women

Your voice is an amazing instrument. It is always with you. Come and uncover your “consistent instrument” thru vocal games & discovery. Celia will guide the group thru imaginative play & exercises that will leave you with a new appreciation for this incredible expressive part of you called your voice. Expect to become more present in your body and vocal singing or speech expression whether you want to lead singing circles, audition for American Idol, or simply rock out behind your steering wheel with the windows up. We will play & sing together. You might even have a fantastic time!

Celia has been performing for over 30 years with training in stage speech & vocal singing. She currently tours the nation as a singer/songwriter/comedienne and is also a recording artist with 13 recordings to date. Celia teaches vocal workshops as well as private voice in person or via the internet. She specializes in guiding singers to finding new tones & soundscapes they didn’t even know they had.

Windwalker – Healing of the Inner Waters

Participants will receive an introduction to the Native American teachings in healing inner waters of the body how to heal (through water ceremonies), the oceans, rivers, ponds and all bodies of water, including the water that is consumed within. The workshop covers:

  • Learning the meaning of healing external waters.
  • Learning the techniques and applying these techniques to healing the inner waters.
  • Participants will learn to do a healing and have healings performed on themselves.
  • Learn the usage of various items in healing which includes drum, flute, stones, shells, feathers, horse tail, rattles, deer staff, corn meal, tobacco, sea salt and water.
  • Various water songs and dance.

Susun Weed – The Green Goddess

Who is the Green Goddess? How can we meet Her? How can we hear Her call? How can we be Her?

In this circle of womb-ones, we will weave ourselves back into the healing cloak of the Ancients. In this spiral of wimmin, we will vibrate with green blessings. We will honor Lady Beauty. We will step into True Glamor. With a little help from my friend Annie Sprinkle, we will make love to the Earth. Wear wonderful colors. Come as a Goddess.

We will start with a Talking Stick Ceremony. Continue with Earth Attunement. Consider a Goddess Pageant, and, of course, partake of the green wisdom growing around us.

This is a scent-free workshop. No essential oils please.

Lani Kamauu Yamasaki

12:00 – 2:00pm – Lunch

2:00pm – 5:00pm Various Fringe Workshops (You must sign up in Registration for the following workshops)

Bilawara Lee – Healing Circle

If you have been thinking about your spiritual well-being and want to make some changes in your life, come and join us in a healing circle where you can open yourself to healing in a trusting and confidential environment with like-minded individuals. A healing circle is comprised of a maximum of 20 participants who take it in turns to voice an issue or burden that they want to heal using the collective energies of the circle and with the guidance, support and protection of the ancestors of the spiritual world. The healing will be conducted by Bilawara Lee who is an Aboriginal Elder of the Larrakia Nation of Darwin, Northern Territory Australia. She is a healer and teacher of the ancient wisdoms of Aboriginal spirituality. Bilawara in Larrakia language means the black cockatoo. It is an ancestral spirit being and embodies the energy of change. The black cockatoo represents the power of spirit coming into your life. It could be a strengthening of your own spirit and soul, or a celebration of any spirits or gods or goddess that you happen to believe in. Black cockatoo energy tends to be celebratory and can bring about empowerment, happiness and contentment. Bilawara aims to provide a forum for the sharing of spiritual knowledge and wisdom and to promote discussion in order to assist with navigating this process of change  What you can expect  Be prepared and willing to share why you are in need of healing – choose just one issue

  • Anything shared within the circle, remains within the circle
  • Other than the facilitator, only the person with the “talking stick” may speak; participants are
  • requested not to counsel or make suggestions while the circle is held
  • Participants are given a second opportunity to speak on their issue if they wish
  • When the circle is complete, we direct white light into our crystals and out into our heart
  • chakras and call on our spiritual ancestors to assist us with healing our wounds and lifting our burdens
  • If you have a favorite crystal, bring it along so that it may resonate to the energy of the group.

Limited to 20 people

Wendy Rule – The Descent of Persephone

Join Visionary Songstress Wendy Rule for this 3-hour ritual workshop as she explores the central themes of one of Western Culture’s most important myths – the Ancient Greek story of the descent into the Underworld of the maiden goddess Persephone, and the subsequent grief of her mother Demeter, the Goddess of the Grain. This powerful myth explains the turning of the seasons, and the cycles of human emotion. 

Wendy will use songs from her new ‘Persephone’ double album (released February 2nd 2019) – as well as stories from her ongoing travels to the myth’s sacred sites in Greece – to unveil some of the most vital aspects of this complex and transformative myth.

Juilie Tumamait-Stenslie – Basket Weaving

Pine needle basket weaving with Julie

Limited to 20 people

5:30-6:30pm  Dinner 

7:00 – 10:00pm  Concert/Entertainment

Friday September 13th, 2019

7:30 – 8:00am  Choose from the following

Morning Meditation – With 


8:00 – 9:00am  Breakfast 

9:00 – 10:20 am  Opening Ceremony 

10:30 – 12:20pm  Choose from the Following Workshops

12:30– 2:00pm   LUNCH 

2:00 – 3:20pm  Choose from the following workshops

3:30-5:00 pm

5:30-6:30pm  Dinner

7:00 – 10:00pm  Concert/Entertainment

Saturday September 14th, 2019

7:30 – 8:00am  Choose from the following

Morning Meditation – 

8:00 – 9:00am Breakfast

9:00 – 10:20am  Choose from the following workshops

10:30 – 11:50am  Choose from the following workshops

12:00 – 2:00pm   LUNCH

2:00 – 3:20pm  Choose from the following workshops

3:30 – 4:50pm  Choose from the following workshops

5:30 – 6:30pm  Dinner

7:00 –   Ritual

Sunday September 15, 2019

7:30 – 8:00am  Choose from the following

Morning Meditation – 

8:00 – 9:00am  Breakfast

9:00 – 10:20am  Choose from the following workshops

10:30 – 11:50am  Choose from the following workshops

12:00 – 1:30pm   LUNCH

1:30pm  Closing Ritual