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A 14-hr mixed level initiation into the transformative teachings of the Black Madonna, the Assumption of Mary as the marriage of spirit and matter, and Chartres Cathedral through lecture, dance and music featuring Anne Baring, Andrew Harvey and other faculty.

Venus Rising:

Regenerating Love


Apela Colorado, PhD indigenous scientist and elder of the Oneida-Gaul ancestry, founder of the World Indigenous Science Network will invoke our days and guide the exploration of our dreams .

Eve Ensler (V),   author of The Vagina Monologues, The Apology, and founder of V Day and One Billion Rising will invite participants into a collective ritual of apology. 

Jim Garrison, PhD will co-moderate the proceedings and speak on various aspects of the archetype of Venus and Plato’s Symposium.

Banafsheh Sayyad, MFA, MA,  Co-Director of Ubiquity Chartres Academy, will moderate and guide the group to embody the wisdom teachings explored during our week.

Ruth Cunningham, classically trained musician, sound healer and founding member of the Anonymous will create musical context for our initiatory process

Calen Rayne, DMin will share insights on the labyrinth and lead the rituals.

Lynn Bell, astrologer, will provide an astrological report every day.

Andrew Harvey, PhD (Hons), scholar, mystic and author of more than 30 books, will share his understanding of the Black Madonna and vision of a new relationship between the feminine and the masculine.

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