The Women at Easter An online retreat during Easter week, led by Fay Barratt with guest appearence from Miranda Macpherson
Meditation, inspiration, poetry and artwork will be the nourishment for this retreat. It will be delivered via a 15 minute broadcasts at 4pm, starting on the 29th March and running until the 5th April, with longer sessions on Palm Sunday (29th March) Good Friday and Easter Sunday. On Good Friday we will receive an inspirational webcast from Miranda Macpherson. There will be daily emails and webcasts with inspiration and suggestions for practice and each participant will receive the name of one of the women to go deeper with. All sessions will be recorded for downloading at a later stage.
The price of this online retreat is £48. Bookings are still being taken as the live recordings are all available as a download so you can still join in Click here to book...
The Easter story invites us to embark on a journey through triumph to darkness and to the knowledge of the fully awakened soul within each of us. What is often hidden is the deep mystic engagement of the women who were there. In this online retreat we seek to draw back the stones from their tombs and find our own, personal relationship with them and with this poignant and world changing story and experience.
Mary Magdalene will take the lead, as she did at the time, bringing us a deeper knowledge of the mystic experience that led her to be the first to see and know the risen Christ. The Gnostic Gospels tell us that she was the constant companion of Jesus and that she received teachings from him that were unknown by the other disciples. We will also go deeply into the experience of Mary mother of Jesus, the mother of Judas, other female disciples and women caught up in the Easter mysteries. They hold the key to the heart opening that begins to answer such questions as:
- How do we hold pure joy and light within when we can see hardship ahead?
- How do we keep faith when the world around us seems to crumble?
- How can we stand (as at the foot of the cross) with the greatest suffering of others and be a strong, loving and useful presence?
- How can we know that there is no death?
- How can we look into the face of the Cosmic Risen Christ and see ourselves?
- How do we open ourselves to the place visions?
- How do I know myself as masculine and feminine, spirit and matter joined in sacred union? There will be daily emails and webcasts with inspiration and suggestions for practice. The webcasts will be broadcast at 4pm GMT each day and will be available to listen to later if that is more convenient: they will last no more than 15 minutes except on the first day (Palm Sunday), Good Friday and Easter Sunday where they will be longer. On Good Friday we will receive an inspirational webcast from Miranda Macpherson. Each participant will receive the name of one of the women to go deeper with.
£48 (free for participants of the Pilgrims programme)