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Cerrwiden’s Pig - Earth Mama's Spiritual Guide to Weight Loss: A Day of God...
Sat, June 3, 2017, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM CDT
image: Cerridwen (c) Sharon Bechtold
Cerrwiden’s Pig: Shifting and Personal Transformation
Goddess Spirituality - Welsh
Saturday June 3, 2017; 1-6 pm (with hour dinner break)
$125/$95 early registration by May 30, 2017
Cost includes supplies and signed copy of Earth Mama's Spiritual Guide to Weight Loss
So much of what we put in our mouths arises from a stress-filled mind. If we slow down, tap into the bounty of nature, listen to the ancient wisdom of the aboriginal people, it is possible to lose weight, joyfully and then keep it off. In this series of workshops based in her new book Earth Mama's Spiritual Guide to Weight Loss, author Stephanie Rose Bird presents prayers, invocations, rituals and ceremonies to use along the path of transformation.
Cerridwen is a very important Celtic Mother Goddess from Wales. She is an adept herbalist who brews an infinite cauldron of knowledge. Important for us in our weight-loss journey, is her fluidity and ability to change her appearance. At will, Cerridwen can change herself, shape- shifting into different forms—one of her favorites is that of a white sow or female pig.
Pigs represent good fortune and spiritual enrichment. Cerridwen possesses creativity and deep knowledge. She is a source of inspiration and brings luck and good fortune with her, wherever she goes. In this workshop, we will pay homage to Cerridwen’s many attributes by working her energies through a special project symbolic of her, made from handmade clay.
Click here for the next workshop in the series "Mirror Mirror" July 8
About the book
Earth Mama's Spiritual Guide to Weight Loss: How Earth Rituals, Goddess Invocations, Incantations, Affirmations and Natural Remedies Enhance Any Weight Loss Plan presents prayers, invocations, rituals and ceremonies to use along the path of transformation. Earth Mama’s Spiritual Guide to Weight Loss fills in gaps western approaches to dieting leave. This is a gentle and supportive guide to a dense collection of healing wisdom from around the world, which emphasizes the integration of the mind, body and spirit, cherished by our ancestors.
This is the first book to merge ancient wisdom, indigenous healing practices and contemporary earth-based spirituality to augment weight-loss. This book covers a broad range of topics and introduces approaches to weight-loss from across the globe. One thing it is not is another diet book. Who needs one? Earth Mama’s Spiritual Guide to Weight Loss is an easy to follow, hands-on guide, complete with recipes, rituals, ceremonies and prayers. This book focuses on non-Western approaches to healing, and advises readers to identify underlying issues behind obesity. These approaches include Chinese Medicine, East Indian Ayurveda, Native American and African practices, Herbalism, and Earth-based Spirituality. Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) techniques, useful in losing weight, and keeping it off are explained thoroughly. Earth Mama’s Spiritual Guide to Weight Loss is useful for all levels of experience with alternative health and earth-based spirituality.
Stephanie Rose Bird is an expert in the field of alternative health and a practitioner of eclectic earth-based spirituality. Bird is the author of six books: Earth Mama’s Spiritual Guide to Weight Loss: How Mother Nature, Earth prayers and Goddess Rituals Enhance Any Weight Loss Plan (2017, Green Magic) ; The Big Book of Soul: the Ultimate Guide to the African American Spirit: Legends and Lore, Music and Mysticism and Recipes and Rituals, (2010, Hampton Road Publishers); A Healing Grove: African Tree Medicine, Remedies and Rituals ( 2009, Chicago Review Press); Light, Bright, Damn Near White: Biracial and Tri-racial Culture in America (2009, Greenwood Publishers) Sticks, Stones, Roots and Bones: Hoodoo, Mojo and Conjuring with Herbs (June 2004, by Llewellyn Worldwide Publishers, which won the COVR award for Best General Interest Book in 2005); and Four Seasons of Mojo: An Herbal Guide to Natural Living(Llewellyn, 2006). She holds a BFA cum laude from Temple University, Tyler School of Art and a MFA from University of California at San Diego, where she was a San Diego Opportunity Fellow. She was a professor of fine art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for many years. She has also taught at the Chicago Botanic Gardens and Garfield Conservatory. Bird works as an herbalist, aromatherapist and sole proprietor of Almost Edible Natural Products. Her product line, which can be found on etsy.com, features herbal soap, incense, potpourri, bath salts, sachets and dream pillows. Bird wrote regularly for www.naturallycurly.com as resident herbalist. Her writing on herbalism, natural healing, complimentary therapies, herbal lore, goddesses, rituals and ceremonies has been featured numerous publications including, “Sage Woman Magazine” (Ase: from the Crossroads Column), “The Beltane Papers,” “PanGaia,” “International Journal of Aromatherapy,” “Aromatherapy Today,” “The Oracle,” “Herb Quarterly,” “Herb Companion,” “The Llewellyn Magical Almanac,” “The Llewellyn Herbal Almanac” “Enlightened Practice,” E-pregnancy and “Spell-a-Day.” As a Fulbright Senior Scholar, Bird studied the art, rituals and ceremonies of Australian Aborigines in the outback of the Northern Territory. Bird leads group rituals and ceremonies in conjunction with her writing, across the country.She is a hereditary intuitive and healer specializing in positive energy work and spiritual cleansing using African plant wisdom.