8 Mar 2013
Friday – Saturday, March 8-10, 2013
“The Magic of Co-Creation: Building Power in Groups ”
Working together in groups can be the most inspiring, empowering and ecstatic experiences of our lives. To change the world, we need to do it together. Yet over and over again, this happens—a group of people come together, fired up with passion to create change. They begin with huge inspiration and enthusiasm—and a year later, it’s all foundered in the mire of conflict. We could have changed the world ten times over—if we didn’t have to do it together with other people, those irritating, self-righteous, controlling, fluff-brained, clueless idiots who are our friends and allies.
But we can do better. In her latest book, The Empowerment Manual, A Guide for Collaborative Groups, Starhawk draws on four decades of experience in circles and collectives to show us how to foster connection, clear communication and positive power in ourselves and our groups.
In this weekend workshop, we will use the tools of magic, meditation, trance, and ritual to explore issues of personal and social power. We’ll look at ways to create nurturing and healing group structures, to deal with difficult people and embrace constructive conflict. We’ll raise and focus group energy to celebrate our connectedness and nurture resilient communities that can be joyful and effective agents of change.
Location: Rowe Conference Center, 22 Kings Highway, Rowe, Massachusetts
Cost: sliding scale $205 -305, plus meals and lodging ($95 – $335, depending on choices). Barter, work exchange, and scholarships available.
For more information: rowecenter.org
“The Magic of Co-Creation: Building Power in Groups”
22 Kings Highway