Dreaming into Essence An intimate day long healing retreat bringing together the alchemical power of your Dreams and Essences of plants. Saturday, F

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An intimate day long healing retreat bringing together the alchemical power of your Dreams and Essences of plants.

Saturday, February 27, 2016 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Worcester Town Hall, Worcester, VT

Dreams and plant essences are two of the most ancient healing practices of humankind. Both dreams and plant essences can help us recognize, resolve, or release different conditioned ways of perceiving the world and our habitual ways of experiencing and responding to the people, places and things around us. Bringing these two powerful alchemical practices together can help us experience greater well-being and harmony in our lives. By creating harmony within us, we often notice distinct changes in ourselves physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

In this unique 1 day retreat, participants will have the opportunity to explore a dream through experiential group activities including a short guided shamanic journey. Fearn will work with the wisdom and promise of your dream to create a custom blend of essences that will support the unfolding of your true nature. Group members will receive a bottle of their plant essence to take home with them. Basic journeying techniques will be taught. No prior journeying experience or dreamwork practice is needed.

This workshop is offered by a Mary Kay Kasper, a Druid Priestess and Dreamworker, Laura Smith, an Archetypal Dreamwork Practitioner, and Fearn Lickfield, a Druid teacher, Geomancer, and Flower Essence Practitioner (see detailed bios below).

Cost: sliding scale $75 - $100 includes snacks, beverages and a healthy vegetarian lunch and custom essence blend to take home with you! Participant will send one recent dream in advance of the workshop. Advance registration required. Please let us know if you require a gluten free lunch option.

Pay using Paypal or you may send us a check. Checks made payable to Mary Kay Kasper and mailed to 22 Foster Street, Montpelier, VT 05601. Pay by PayPal.

Artwork "The Dream" by Henri Rousseau


Mary Kay Kasper works with the intellectually disabled, is an ecotherapist, dream practitioner, rites of passage & wilderness guide, Druid Priest, and ceremonial leader. She has worked with her dreams for over 25 years, facilitated shamanic dream groups and instructed college courses on The Psychology of Dreams and Ecopsychology. She has presented workshops on Shamanic and Integrative dreamwork as well as Pagan Spirituality. She is a seeker of pathways that guide us to wholeness through the deep invitation of our relationships to each other, our dreams, and the more than human world.

"Way of the Birch" is a program created to share her passion for teaching and mentoring those who desire to seek this path to wholeness through the mysteries of our soul-rooted relationship to the earth.

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Laura Smith is an Archetypal Dreamwork Practitioner, working with clients one-on-one and in groups nationally and internationally. She lives in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont with her partner of 17 years raising heritage breed livestock on their 78 acre farm. When she's not traveling in the dream realm with others or wrangling sheep, you can find her painting or writing in her studio, connecting to the healing energy of the earth, or engaged in laughter and general mayhem with her friends and family on various parts of the globe. She regularly blogs about her journey through dreams on the dream blog In Search of Puella and her art work has been has been published deLuge Magazine (2011, 2012, 2015), Collective Magazine (2014), Still Point Arts Quarterly (2014), ARAS, The Poetry Portal (2014) and The Light Ekphrastic (2015). Find out more about Archetypal Dreamwork with Laura Smith on her website www.archetypaldreamworks.com.


Fearn Lickefield is a web weaver who facilitates the healing and connection of people with the Heart of Nature. She co-creates and teaches at The Green Mountain School of Druidry and Guardians of the Sacred Earth. Fearn is a certified flower essence practitioner, geomancer, community organizer, ecstatic dance leader, gardener and medicine maker.

As facilitator, teacher and grounded spiritual counselor she guides the healing and connection of people with the Earth. Being a lover of magic and ritual, she creates and leads community celebrations in honor of the earth and waters, the seasons and for rites of passage. fearnessence@blogspot.com. www.greenmountaindruidorder.org.

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