Sacred Politics: Dance of the Sacred Feminine and Masculine

October 25 - October 27, 2019

Effective collaboration of sacred feminine and masculine energies is the most important issue of our times. It affects not just all human society, but the whole of nature. What will a harmonious future for humanity and the world look like?Will it be a time of resurgent feminine energies as part of a rebalancing of consciousness that has been overly patriarchal? If so, should the men hand over the baton of leadership to the women? Or is this the time when neither men nor women dominate—and instead there is a rebalancing of sacred feminine and masculine energies within all of us.In the Me-Too era, we are entering a period of rapid change not only in our romantic and sexual relationships, but in all arenas in life from the office to the social and political structures of power. Too much attention has been placed on the problems of this era and not enough on the opportunities. With more women coming into power, this is an opportunity to maximize positive feminine and masculine collaboration. This ground of cooperative interaction may seem new, but there is a vast tradition of sacred practices from many ancient egalitarian cultures to draw upon.In this retreat, we first explore Native American influences on our founding fathers and our founding mothers (who gave birth to the women’s movement of the 19th century). We then take the time to openly and honestly reflect upon the power structures of the present.We do this together – all of us, women and men, through ceremony, dialogue, and other practices. We explore what is or isn’t working; what is or isn’t changing. We listen and learn from each other, and in the process, co-create a microcosm of an alternative society. Each of us has a role to play in facilitating a transformation to a world of greater balance and harmony.This retreat will be groundbreaking because it acts as an incubator for birthing effective practices of masculine/feminine collaboration that can then be applied to all spheres of life.Come join us in this creative experiment as we collaboratively co-create a better tomorrow.
Schedule Friday, October 25th
  • 3 - 4pm Check-in
  • 4 - 6pm Opening ceremony
  • 6 - 7 pm Dinner
  • 7:30pm Introduction to Ceremony from Susan – Fire CeremonyIntroductions and Storytelling by the Fire
Saturday, October 26th
  • 8 - 9am Breakfast
  • 9 - 10am Water Ceremony with Susan
  • 10 - 11:15am Toward a Sacred Politics with Glenn
  • 11:15 - 11:30am Break
  • 11:30am - 12:30pm Role of Native Women in Sacred Community with Susan
  • 12:30 - 1:30pm Lunch
  • 2 - 5:30pm Group Dialogue:
  • 6 - 7pm Dinner
  • 7:30 - 9:30pm Dream Group/Drum Journey into Dreamland
Sunday, October 27th
  • 7 - 11am Check-out of Rooms
  • 8 - 9am Breakfast
  • 9:30am-12:30pm Nature Walk/Dialogue/Questions/Closing Pipe Ceremony
  • 1 - 2pm Lunch & Departure
* Please note that schedule of events subject to minor changes


Glenn Aparicio Parry, PhD

Glenn Aparicio Parry, PhD, is the author of the Nautilus award-winning book Original Thinking: A Radical Revisioning of Time, Humanity, and Nature (North Atlantic Books, 2015), and the forthcoming Sacred Politics (Select Books, 2019). He is also an educator, speaker, and ecopsych...

Susan Kaiulani Stanton

Susan Kaiulani Stanton (Mohawk/Native Hawaiian) is the Founder and Senior Grandmother of Grandmothers Circle the Earth Foundation, an international organization that travels the world in service of Mother Earth and future generations, giving birth to new Grandmother councils all ...


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