Events

Dollmaker Sacred Familiar

WORKSHOPS

MARCH 2017

AUTUMN EQUINOX 2017

In The Dreaming Pool

Crystal Sound Bath Immersion with special guest Kylie Bower

The Studio, Tree of Life, 3 Denmarket Street, Kew

Tuesday 21st March 2017   7-9pm  $45 / $40 concession

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MAY 2017

KEENING CIRCLE

Swan Blessing, Birth Death & Rebirth

Lineage Grieving Ceremony

For our Outcast Ancestors & the Ghosted Parts of Ourselves

With Julia Inglis, Bec Walker & Kaggi Valentine

Saturday 10am – 4.30pm

Samhain, Saturday 6th May 10 – 4.30pm

Tree of Life, 3 Denmarket Street, Melbourne

Cost $110  /  $90 concession (places are limited)

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We invite you to sing the ancestral song of the Keener with us, to be held in community as you grieve and release and to send this love to the forgotten members of your own lineage. In releasing our grief we become stronger and more compassionate. We then become strong anchors for our families and communities in times of grief and suffering. We open our hearts to compassion in the unending cycle of birth, death and rebirth.

By removing the mask over death and grief we see the beauty in compassion and emotion. In this full day workshop and ceremony, I will be joined by my sisters Bec Walker of Wayfaring Death, a death worker of over 20 years who will guide and invite the Death Mysteries and Kaggi Valentine, medicine woman of 13 Moons Blood Mysteries a doula and shamanic birth worker who will guide and invite the Birth Mysteries. Through this portal we will all cross together holding space for the forgotten women and men and children and the outcast stories of our own lineages to be sung back into the family tree.

Singing Home the Ghosted – turning our tears to crystals. A birth-death-rebirth grieving ceremony for the outcast ancestors, the ghosted stories or our lineage and ritual keening circle. In these turbulent times there is a need now to find ways to experience and release grief. Not too long ago a Keening ceremony was a natural and healthy way to release and heal and mourn in community together. This full day Swan Blessing will be a ceremony for the forgotten, the shamed and the orphaned ancestors or our lineage and the orphaned parts of ourselves. A Keening Circle is a sacred crying ritual to release grief and pain and to use the voice to sing back the light and create emotional balance. 

To book please contact Julia : swanweaver@gmail.com

JUNE 2017

JUNE  2017

WINTER SOLSTICE  2017

Crystal Dream Sound and Vision Circle

Crystal Sound Bath Immersion with special guest Kylie Bower

The Studio, Tree of Life, 3 Denmarket Street, Kew

Wednesday 21st June 2017   7-9pm  $45 / $40 concession

Limited to 12 participants

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JUNE 2017

WINTER SOLSTICE 2017

Medicine and Spirit Doll Workshop

The Animal Wife

Creating a needlefelted medicine doll to carry the spirit of your Animal Soul-kin

The Studio, Tree of Life, 3 Denmark Street, Kew

Saturday 24th June 2017   1pm – 4.30pm

   $90 /$80 concession  (includes all doll making materials)

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PAST WORKSHOPS 2016

Sacred Familiar journey circle

MAY  2016

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Ancestral Dreaming Circle

Thursday, 5th May 2016

7 – 9pm

Tree of Life, 3 Denmark Street, Kew

‘In a dark time, the eye begins to see…’  Theodore Roethke

Developing the ability to see and journey – a circle for men and women

to be held at the thinning veil

on the Southern Hemisphere Halloween

With Julia Inglis and Tony Esta

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JUNE  2016

Spirit Weavers Gathering – Moon Session

Redwoods California, USA

Medicine Doll Circles

Swan Blessing Ancestral Medicine Ceremony

Dreaming back the medicine of our Grandmothers

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JUNE  2016

Melbourne Medicine Doll Workshop

Winter Solstice – Dreaming Trees
Mother and Daughter Doll Lineage Circle

open to girls from 8 years upwards

and to ‘aunties’ who would like to come on their own

Saturday, 25th June  1- 4.30pm

Tree of Life, 3 Denmark Street, Kew

$90 and $20 for either Mother or Daughter or Grandmother

(includes all doll making and 9 healing trees materials)

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In this circle you are welcome to bring your mother or daughter above the age of 8 years due to the sharp felting tools used. And of course we may have mothers bringing their mothers – Grandmothers! And any aunties wanting to come on their own to share their wisdom and stories and learn how to create a personal medicine doll in this ancestral circle.

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AUGUST  2016

Sydney Medicine Doll Circle

Swan Blessing Ancestral Medicine Ceremony

Medicine doll workshop – Imbolc in Sydney!

This workshop will be held in Sydney at the same time as the Frida Kahlo exhibit and will be held with swan blessing ceremony to honour the wild spirit of the artist. We will also share stories and memories of Australian artist, Vali Myers.

This circle will be held in Mosman

Saturday, 6th August 12.30 – 4.30pm

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Singing Home the Ghosted Sister

Swan Blessing Lineage & Death Mysteries

Magdalene Keening Ceremony

for our Outcast Ancestors

With Julia Inglis, Bec Walker & Kaggi Valentine

Saturday 10am – 5pm  27th August

Tree of Life, 3 Denmarket Street, Melbourne

Singing Home the Ghosted Sister – Turning our tears to crystals. A Magdalene ceremony for the Outcast Ancestors and ritual Keening Circle. Full day Swan Blessing ceremony for the forgotten, the shamed and the orphaned ancestors or our lineage and the orphaned parts of ourselves. Singing back the Rebel, the Misfit, the Outspoken Ones. It is a 3 year anniversary of our ceremony at the site of the Magdalene Laundry in Melbourne. Keening Circle – a sacred crying ritual to release grief and voice to sing back the light and emotional balance. 
By removing the mask over grief we see the beauty in compassion and emotion. In this full day workshop and ceremony, I will be joined by my sister Bec Walker of Wild and Sacred, a death worker of over 20 years who will guide and invite the Death Mysteries and Kaggi Valentine, medicine woman of 13 Moons Blood Mysteries and doula and birth worker who will guide and invite the Birth Mysteries. Through this portal we will all cross together holding space for the women and children of the Magdalene Laundries, the outcast sisters of our own lineages to be sung back into our family trees and finally through releasing our own keening song we will open up the ancestral memory, alchemy and magic of this ancient crying ritual.

To attend please contact Julia : swanweaver@gmail.com

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OCTOBER  2016

England, Scotland and Ireland

Saturday, 8th October at 11am

Cross Bones Graveyard – London

Gifting of Spirit Dolls for the Outcast Dead

Talk with founding member Jacqui Woodward-Smith

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Saturday 15th October – Dublin Workshop

A Circle of Swans – Heaven Meets Earth

Weaving of Black and White Swan Magic

Ancestral Medicine Circle

with Karen Ward of Sli An Chroi in Dublin, Ireland

Book with Karen: moonmna13@slianchroi.ie

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Pittenweem – Scotland

4pm Wednesday, 19th October

A Gifting of a Companion Doll for Janet Cornfoot

known as the Witch of Pittenweem

Honouring of the women persecuted and punished as witches in Scotland

Gathering and Talk at the Tour and Witches Corner, Pittenweem

If you would like to join the tour of the Tower please contact: Julia (swanweaver@gmail.com)

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AUSTRALIA – NOVEMBER 2016

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NOVEMBER  2016

Spirit Doll Workshop in Queensland!

Swan Blessing for the Spirit of the Artist

Water Blessing Ceremony

With Julia Inglis

Grail Haven, Natural Spring Sanctuary

Mt Tamborine, QLD

Saturday, 12th November   12.30-4.30pm

Cost: $110  (includes all materials and plant medicine)

Book with Julia : swanweaver@gmail.com
This workshop will be held on Mt Tamborine at the site of the natural spring at Grail Haven and will be held with swan blessing ceremony to honour the wild spirit of the artist. We will also share stories and memories of Australian artist, Vali Myers.
The spirit doll is an ancient being familiar and beloved to many cultures around the world. When we create a spirit doll we reconnect to the ancestral medicine of healing and enchantment – to sing life and love into creation. This act of creation is not something outside of us but a natural gift as women to birth and weave a bridge to the source, to the ancestors and to our own spirit – the dreamer within the dream. In our doll enchantment ceremony we will learn how to craft a medicine doll from felt and wool and plant medicines found on the land. In circle we will birth our dolls and share stories of our lineage, offering our voices to the ancestral doll makers, the wise grandmothers who will assist you to create a doll that will become a sacred vessel to hold your medicine and dreams for all that you love.

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Julia Inglis of Sacred Familiar