CURRENT EVENTS CAVE
Hi everybody! Welcome to the Cave of Current Events. My name is Wella, and you can tell I'm a Weremaid because I have wings and a tale. Come to the HOME CAVE to find out more about me.
This cave is the place to come to find out where and when Shekhinah is Appearing and Disappearing. <g> We will list concerts, workshops, rituals, classes, radio and tv spots, chatroom happenings, and any other offerings as they arise. (This cave last updated 12/1/06)
between 2PM and 2AM CA time..
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SPECIAL BENEFIT EVENT TONIGHT AND TOMORROW!!
Announcing "Viva Shekhinah!" a benefit performance and ritual for Shekhinah Mountainwater, to help her survive cancer. This event takes place in Santa Cruz California, at the Motion Pacific Dance Studio downtown. The address is 408 Front Street. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org , 831/234-4375
The event will happen twice, on Friday Dec 1st at 8:30 PM and Saturday, Dec 2nd at 8:00 PM. Tickets at the door are $10-to-infinity-sliding scale. :0)
Included in the program will be a raffle and silent auction. Anyone wishing to donate an item or service of value to this effort can contact Raven Lang at: email@example.com or Karen Ehrlich at firstname.lastname@example.org
Shekhinah's beautiful son Frey Faust, world famous dancer,
will perform! Benefit or not, this
Below is a rough draft of the program. See you there!
Mistress of Ceremonies: Raven Lang
WITCH SONG & THE
Witch Song: Lyrics & vocals: Molly
The Raven: Lyrics: Marca Cassidy Vocals: Molly Hartwell
Choreography: Miranda JaneschildAerial Dance: Rhionnan Janeschild, Isabella Engleman
SONGS FOR STAYING ALIVE
Lyrics, vocals & guitar: Copperwoman
Composed by Shekhinah for the Hermit card in the Tarot
Lyrics, vocals and guitar: Shekhinah
Idea & dance: Frey Faust
Idea, Choreography & Dance: Frey Faust
THE HEALER AND THE
HEALED, RITUAL CIRCLE
Muse-ical priestess: Shekhinah Mountainwater
Dance: Miranda Janeschild
Mistress of Ceremonies: Raven Lang
Comments From Participants:
(Molly has been singing for as long as she can remember, and performing since age 5. Her voice
is the mirror of her heart and the truest expression of her soul. She wants to touch the place in
your heart that you keep hidden, to draw it out, serenade it, to remind you that you are perfect and
sacred, just as you are. She offers her voice in deep gratitude to life.)
my prayer for shekkinah....
I envision Shekkinah vital and whole, drenched in health and juicy well-being. May she
live a long, glorious, fulfilling life. Viva Shekkinah!
I am a 67 year old Crone witch, a midwife of the Womanspirit movement, a Musician,
Poet, and Ritualist. I adore the Goddess in all Her expressions - as Maiden,
Mother and Crone...as Nature, Woman and Man... as the Abundance that is born
from Love...as the Love that Desires us into Being. As Liberation and Transformation,
Creativity and Passion...as Nurture and Power and the Balance between them.
As Magic and Healing...and the Beginning, Middle and End of all things. But mostly
I adore Her as the Ecstatic Muse, Who has shaped my path, and informed my own
life and the life I have shared with my children. May She come through us strong
tonight, my friends, and bring the Healing as only She can do...So Mote It Be.
"The Healer and the Healed":
Tonight's sharings will culminate in a ritual circle in which all
are invited to participate.
To all who attend and participate: "Viva Shekhinah!" would never have
happened without YOU!
Thank you sooo much for helping to create, participating and being present at this community event to raise money bringing relief to the financial burden, Shekhinah has to carry on her path towards healing. Thank you for all the energy, thoughts, passion and creativity you put into this benefit. Besides assuring quality medical care for Shekhinah, our celebration tonight will generate the most powerful medicine: LOVE
A few words about cancer from Shekhinah:
"Cancer is often referred to by words like
carcinoma and carcinogen...surprizingly
So come to the circle oh beloveds, and flow with us in the music, the dance, the
poetry of Truth and Beauty
Much love, Shekhinah"
We invite you to participate in the SILENT AUCTION held out in the lobby before
and after the show as well as during intermission.
These donations/gifts are generously presented so that each one of you can look at them
and read about them. If you are interested in buying the gift, then make an offer on it
by writing your name, address, telephone number and email with an amount that you
offer on the paper that will be provided with each donation. The highest bidder will be
the winner. Please remember that this is to create as much money for Shekhinah as
possible when making your offer.
The announcement of the winners will take place during the night of the 2nd performance.
If you are not there for the announcement, we will be in touch with you and let you know
how to connect with the gift that you have purchased.
From Frey Faust, Dancer Extraordinaire and Shekhinah's beauty-full son:
Many were the times the next step seemed impossible. The way was barred by my own inertia, sorrow
and a leaden sense of futility. Just as many were the times I took that impossible next step and found
that the next one was waiting, easier than the first… and so on. After many, many steps I discovered
something… I know now that it is the moments when you learn something that give the journey value,
they are so worth waiting for. Without the journey, however, we would never be there to receive those
moments. This dance is journey and discovery both.
“I perceive health as a relative thing. There are always losses. Death and decrepitude is waiting for us all.
To truly be alive is to be vigilant, watchful of the gateways to our bodies, sensitive to our environments,
seeking dry ground and choosing the finest foods and the best friends and lovers and education. Yet
illness will overtake us all at some point, giving us the opportunity to feel the value of this precious moment
we have here together more acutely, helping us to remember that our days are numbered in this form, the
first reason not to squander what time we have. Illness reminds us that if we don't need our bodies, other
beings have a use for them. Challenging us to rise to the occasion, testing our love of the miracle of life,
our dedication to ourselves and to those who really matter in our lives. My life-giver, my beloved mother Shekhinah, stands in her darkest hour as an inspiration to me and to all of us; firm in her vitality, creative and dedicated to her cause, open and willing to change and grow. She is an irresistible beacon for me, leading me back from the edge of depression and bewilderment. I feel that her healing is mine as well.”
Just as I am getting used to something, I’ll do something else… ok?
From Miranda Janeschild:
In the time I studied with Shekhinah I did not know Frey. Shekhinah talked of him
dancing in Europe. She spoke with great joy and enthusiasm of sharing performances
with Frey as a child while he moved in dance and pantomime with Shekhinah’s mythic
songs. Later, when Frey was very well known and I was studying with him, he spoke
of these child experiences enriching his direction as an artist. I am now very honored
to join Shekhinah again in ritual and bring my daughter, Rhiannon Janeschild and dance
partner Isabella Engleman to perform an aerial dance. Having these eight-year-old
children share in dance is also to honor Shekhinah bringing alive the muse in Frey when
he was a child. I am humbled to look back and reflect on the time I have spent with both
Shekhinah and Frey separately. I now join them in this healing performance ritual with
my child. I feel a circle of life has spiraled to some completion that was not planned and
yet is fitting to have happened in Shekhinah’s presence. I enter tonight with much love
and appreciation for the gifts bestowed upon me through Shekhinah.
Hold Wholeness Holy
Surrender into the Divine Within
Drink Deeply of the Well
It nourishes and sustains
Love All that You Are
This Heals Everything
Born singing, love singing and love providing space for people to sing together. The Great
Mother realizing this, has graciously sent many songs through me and with gratitude, I
have been a receptive channel. I have recorded 5 CD’s mostly of original songs and I
sing with groups of people at gatherings several times a year.
WITH SHEKHINAH MOUNTAINWATER!
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(Illustration "Aradia" above
by Shekhinah, from "Shekhinah's Tarot"
GODDESS MUSIC WITH
Shekhinah is a
mystical, magical, muse-ical
Dylan of the women's spirituality
is the note that's played when the
To arrange for concerts, singing
circles, chanting workshops or musical
to the tradition of our family, Frey has helped to begin a
book Frey offers a dance one can do all one's life without injury
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See Shekhinah for Tarot Readings
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Watch this space for announcements about Shekhinah's work with Frey