Summer 2020 Event Details
GROUP HEALING & SILENT MEDITATION
A free online event, held fortnightly on Mondays (lunchtime)
DATES: As listed above
TIME: 12:30 BST - 13:00 BST
ACCESS: Via Zoom, a link will be sent with your booking confirmation
TICKETS: Free, but booking in advance is necessary due to limited spaces.
An opportunity to join together for 30-minutes of meditative rest. You will be invited to sit quietly and receive distance Reiki healing as a group, before offering your own healing thoughts and intentions for others.
INTUITIVE CARD READING WORKSHOP SERIES (via Zoom)
Interactive practical workshops to help you develop and trust your intuition
DATES: As listed above
TIME: Workshops start at either 10:30 or 14:30 BST - please check when booking
ACCESS: Via Zoom, details to be provided with booking confirmation
TICKETS: Prices vary, please see individual listings for details
"I had been studying Tarot for a few years when I took a selection of oracle cards to an 'intuition' exercise at the Women's Circle. Everyone was invited to think of a question so the person sitting next to them could select a card and answer them using their intuition. Most of the participants had NEVER touched an oracle card before, so I was as astounded as they were by the messages they shared. There were gasps, nervous laughs, and even some tears!
Since then I've repeated similar exercises with friends and always had the same kind of response. They are often amazed at the things they come out with, from 'nowhere'. The seeds were sown by these experiences, and after various requests, I started to write these workshops during 'lockdown'. They are intended to be informal and interactive - a safe place to practice listening to and trusting your intuition." - Sarah Knight (aka 'The Curious Cardslinger'), IHUK Workshop Facilitator
As well as being a powerful divination tool (requiring plenty of study and practice), card reading can also be a wonderful way to help access your own inner knowing/intuition and to consider things you may not be (consciously) aware of.
These practical workshops have been designed to help you feel confident in using any deck of pictorial cards to gain personal guidance and insight, without reading/referring to books or learning lists of 'standard meanings'. (Both of those things are great, and pretty much essential if you want to become a professional Tarot reader, but that's not what this series is about.)
These workshops are specifically designed for anyone who would like to:
Learn to develop and trust your own intuition to receive personal guidance
Interpret cards for different situations or questions you may have
Confidently interpret any pictorial Oracle deck
Gain deeper insight through journalling or meditating with the cards
Use your existing knowledge (of life, colours, numbers, symbols or any other expertise you may have) as part of your personal frame of reference
You do not need any previous card-reading experience. If you do have some, you will be able to incorporate it into your readings, but you will be encouraged to look beyond what you already know and use the imagery and your senses first.
Each workshop will be held via Zoom and include:
DAY 1: Group workshop, with an exercise to complete yourself overnight, and
DAY 2: Group feedback session, so you can share your experience of the exercise.
The amount of time you spend on the overnight exercise is up to you, but you should allow at least an hour.
Please note that these are sequential workshops. Workshop 1 is a pre-requisite for workshop 2 etc. You will need your own deck of Oracle (or Tarot) cards, a notebook and pen, and internet access, to connect via Zoom.
The number of places is limited to ensure each person can actively participate.
MONTHLY WOMEN'S CIRCLE
The Women's Circle is now being held ONLINE!**
DATES: Thursday 23rd April, Friday 22nd May, and Sunday 21st June 2020.
TIME: 19:00 BST (duration 60 - 90 mins).
ACCESS: Via Zoom, details to be provided with booking confirmation.
TICKETS: £5 per person.
- Welcome, setting an intention for the evening and opening sacred space.
- A discussion, presentation, or activity on the theme for the month. (May include a guest speaker/exercise.)
- Group conversation around the theme, and anything else participants would like to share with the group.
- Looking forward to the month ahead, and setting personal New Moon intentions.
- Closing the circle.
WHY DO WE NEED A WOMEN'S CIRCLE?
In her book Light is the New Black, Rebecca Campbell expresses it perfectly: "From ancient caves to coffee shops, moonlit dancing to WhatsApp group texts, stone circles to workshops. For longer than any of us can fathom, women have been tapping into the mystical power that is activated when women circle. It doesn't matter what our age, life experience, shape or size, when three or more women come together with a common sacred intention, you can be sure that something magic is about to happen.
Sharing stories, holding space, and a passing down of wisdom, there is nothing more healing than being in a group of honest sisters that truly see and accept you. In a period of history where we live more separately than ever, the ritual of coming together is one we must not underestimate."
As a reminder of our cyclic natures, the Circle meets on the evening of the New Moon, which means the day changes from month to month. Please check the Upcoming Events section (above) for details and to book your place.
After you've joined us for a Circle, you might like to join our Facebook Group - please be sure to answer the questions when applying for membership.
**We hope to return to physical meetings later this year when social gathering restrictions are lifted and it is deemed safe to do so. Subject to our regular venue being open, dates for the rest of the year are 17th September, 16th October, 15th November, and 14th December. The Circle is normally held at The Chapel*, Lakers Meadow, Billingshurst, RH14 9QS.