The Journey

THE ANAM CARA JOURNEY

A Woman’s Guide to Courage, Creativity & Community

Rev. Beth Astarte
Minister ~ Priestess ~ Mentor

“What if this darkness is not the darkness of the tomb but the darkness of the womb? What if our America is not dead but a country that is waiting to be born? What if the story of America is one long labor? . . . What if this is our nation’s greatest transition?” – Valarie Kaur, Sikh Civil Rights Activist and Lawyer

We live in strange times. Between COVID-19 and the heightened awareness around racial injustice, we are being inundated with information and, most likely, are reexamining who we are – our beliefs, where we have been and where we are going. But what if this is the time we are in the womb –as a country and as individuals?

Is there a stirring in your soul that begs for a safe place among women to explore what’s been going on inside of you around the current issues?

Do you long for a guide and listener who is spiritually mature, open, candid, compassionate and caring?

Want to uncover the role of archetypes in understanding your personal life and what’s going on in the world around you at a deeper level?

This is a call to bring together an intimate circle of spiritually mature women for a 9-month Anam Cara (soul friend) Journey. An Anam Cara Journey is a Celtic pathway to self-discovery, focusing on archetypes such as the Rebel, Sage, Saboteur and Visionary that will reveal and help us understand ourselves, our relationships and what’s happening in the larger world community.

In light of COVID-19, the journey has been re-imagined into an online format with three entry points depending on the amount of time and energy you can invest in yourself.

September 2020 thru May 2020
(Second Saturdays)
Designed for a minimum of 8 women, maximum of 10 per online group.
Deposit of $50 required to hold your space – will be applied to first month fee. (Non-refundable if you drop out. Refundable if group doesn’t form)

First Spiral Option involves meeting as a group on Zoom for 2 hours on the 2nd Saturday of the month and throughout the month doing workbook exercises. This allows you to explore personal growth and reflection going as deep as you are comfortable while having the support of other women, and learning how archetypes can be used to help you understand yourself, your relationships and what is going on in the world around you. Each online group is limited to 10 people to allow time for everyone to be involved. Cost: $50/month (Total: $450 for 9 months)

Second Spiral Option includes everything in the first spiral as well as an hour-long mentoring session each month via Zoom with Rev. Beth Astarte. This is a great way to address personal concerns and explore the archetypes that are working in your life. If you choose this option, you will be encouraged to create a personalized journal as part of your journey. Cost: $100/month (Total: $900 for 9 months)

Third Spiral Option includes everything listed in both the First and Second Spirals, plus delves deeply into the various archetypes at work in your life. You will receive information about various archetypes via weekly emails and the mentoring sessions. At the end of the 9-months, you will have the opportunity to re-claim the archetype to support you at this point in your life and can participate in a customized ceremony where you will be witnessed by the community of women who traveled this journey with you. (The ceremony will be in person if it is safe to do so. Otherwise, it will be via Zoom.) Cost: $150/month (Total: $1350 for 9 months)

Required Expense: One-time purchase of The Anam Cara Journey, the soul-book that companions the program, totaling $39.00. includes shipping to US address.

This is an opportunity designed to enhance whatever spiritual path you are already on, to go more deeply into your Feminine Essence, to witness and be witnessed by others on a similar journey, to learn about archetypes and discover what is hidden in the womb of your experience – to be enriched, empowered, and companioned, and to celebrate your journey!

To Register Contact:
Rev. Beth Astarte
anamcarajourneys3@gmail.com 
503-307-4357

TEACHINGS OF THE TRIPLE SPIRAL

© Rev. Kathleen McKern Verigin & Rev. Beth Astarte

SPIRAL ONE – COURAGE (September, October, November)

  • Learning to be an Anam Cara to yourself…
  • The power of ONE is about strength and courage.
  • The shadow of one is arrogance and isolation.

Until you know how to be a friend to yourself and know yourself, it is hard to have healthy relationships with other people. In this spiral, you will gain a better understanding of who you are by looking at archetypal family stories and patterns (some that may have been going on for generations) and releasing those that no longer serve you. You will have the opportunity to re-engage with your aspirations and deepen your relationship with yourself.

“I am…” ~ “My will…” ~ Independence ~ Protecting self

SPIRAL TWO – CREATIVITY (December, January, February)

  • Learning to be an Anam Cara to another…
  • The power of TWO is about interaction and creativity.
  • The shadow of two is duality and competition.

“We are…” ~ “Thy will…” ~ Co-dependence ~ Protecting the other

SPIRAL THREE – COMMUNITY (March, April, May)

  • Learning to be an Anam Cara in community…
  • The power of THREE is about collaboration and community.
  • The shadow of three is exclusion and chaos.

“Let us…” ~ “Our will…” ~ Inter-dependence ~ Protecting all

When fully activated, the Triple Spiral delivers us to the platform/stage of our being, the number FOUR, the foundation of our lives.

“The Anam Cara Women’s Journey with Beth Astarte was revolutionary for me as a young woman. Throughout the nine months in a safely-held intimate and diverse circle of women, we retraced the major chapters of our lives that shaped us into the people we are today. Through various mystical and emotional lenses, each of us were able to transmute pain and energetic blockages that had been pent up, stored away, even forgotten about within our subconscious. For the first time in my life, I was able to safely reflect upon the emotional trauma I had around my moon cycles and sexuality that kept me from fully embodying the powerful woman I intend to be. Thanks to the journey and Beth’s gentle coaching, I was able to not only forgive and heal these aspects of myself, but to further step into the empowerment of the goddess and embrace my body, soul, and womanhood. I could not recommend this journey more to any woman of any age or background seeking to understand themselves more and level up their embodiment of their truest, highest selves.” – Claire

TO REGISTER OR FOR QUESTIONS

Contact Rev. Beth Astarte directly at 503-307-4357 or email anamcarajourneys3@gmail.com

© Kathleen McKern Verigin, adapted by Desiree’ Rudder

Journey to the Sovereign You

Facilitated by Desirée Rudder LMT, CADC, RKYT, CIMI
www.happyspirithealingarts.com
Salem, Oregon USA
503-508-7868

Women’s Circle Forming – Begins Tuesday, September 22, 2020
10:30am-1:30pm
Meet monthly on the second Saturday, thereafter

  • Have you been feeling like you have lost yourself somewhere?
  • Maybe you are feeling powerless, defeated, or overwhelmed?
  • Is there a stirring deep within asking you to reclaim your power?
  • Do you long for a soulmate community of spiritually mature, open, candid, compassionate and caring individuals?
  • Are you ready to look deeply into the metaphysical mirror, seeing the eyes of a fully actualized sovereign being gazing back at you?

It’s time to call together an intimate circle of spiritually mature soulmates for a 9-month journey to the Sovereign You. This is a gestation and birthing process. It will conclude with a re-claiming ceremony celebrating an archetype imprinted at birth and reclaimed through the Teachings of the Triple Spiral. To date, over 160 women have completed the 9-month program, each with flying colors, deeper roots, and greater sense of presence in the world. Is it your turn?

$144 monthly investment includes:

Enrollment into Sovereign U Online School…

  • Online coursework and materials
  • Online group calls via Zoom
  • Invitation to the private Sovereign You Journey Cohort group on FaceBook
  • In-person gatherings as they become available
  • One 1-hour mentoring call/video session per month with Desirée.

One of the best parts?
A Sovereign SoulMate community!

We will meet virtually while physical distancing is recommended. I anticipate we will be able to meet in person at some point during our Journey. At that time, the group gatherings will be 5-hours from 10:00 am-3:00 pm. For now, gatherings are online through Zoom for approximately three to four hours.

Initial Circle meets Tuesday, September 22, 2020 and will include:

Sovereign You Group Live Zoom where we will introduce ourselves and get to know our SoulMate Community. You will receive a course outline and assignments via email prior to the first group. Also, an Autumn Equinox Meditation and New Moon intention setting ceremony!

Beginning Saturday, October 10, 2020…

  • Monthly 3.5 hour group gathering the second Saturday of the month via Zoom, (10:00-1:30pm Pacific). Sessions will include small group breakout sessions.
  • Monthly one-hour mentoring session with Desiree, via video or by phone.
  • Email contact as needed.
  • All day in-person group ceremony — Saturday, January 9, 2019 (10am-4pm)
  • Initiation Ceremony Retreat Day — June 12, 2019 (9am-6pm)

Additional Expenses:

One-time purchase of The Sovereign You Journal which is a companion to the 9-month journey, including writing prompts and mediations, $22 ebook). Printed copy is available for $33.

One-time fee for ceremony materials for January and June gatherings (under $100 total for both dates).

Optional and highly recommended:

The Anam Cara Journey, the soul-book that companions the Anam Cara program, (from which the Sovereign You Journey was designed) by Kathleen Verigin, available for purchase at a reduced rate of $33 – $39 if mailed to you.

WHAT ELSE?

This is not therapy or church. It is not witchcraft, the creation of a cult, New Age mumbo jumbo or a place to give away your power. It is designed to enhance whatever spiritual path you are already on and help you identify the power that dwells within…the Sovereign You!

This is an opportunity to go more deeply into your Sovereign Essence, to witness and be witnessed by others on a similar journey, to claim and activate your sacred contract for this lifetime, to come home to yourself—to be enriched, empowered, and companioned, and to have Fun!

CLAIM YOUR SPACE

Designed for a minimum of 12 women, maximum of 20
Deposit of $75 required to hold your space – will be applied to first month fee. (Non-refundable if you drop out.)

Desirée Rudder
desiree@happyspirithealingarts.com
www.happyspirithealingarts.com
503-508-7868

Desirée Rudder is a citizen of the Tsalagi Nation who lives and loves in Oregon’s beautiful mid-Willamette Valley. She is the mother of seven adult children and is enjoying the loves of her life who are her, 16 and counting, grandchildren. As a matrilineal, hereditary healer, Desirée approaches healing by blending ancient Earth-based teachings and Western education with Eastern yogic philosophy. Her spiritual gifts of intuition and empathy assist her in her work as a retreat facilitator, spiritual mentor and counselor, shamanic practitioner, addictions recovery professional, licensed massage therapist, healer, artisan, and ceremonialist. Her prayer as a holistic healer is to assist individuals in finding and listening to their innate wisdom. Their Sovereign Self. She wholeheartedly believes the answers are within the individual and she invites others to actively participate in their own discovery. During her spare time she enjoys hiking in the pristine forests of the Pacific Northwest, attending reggae concerts, taking dance classes, cuddling her grandchildren, voice acting for radio commercials, and recording meditations.

TEACHINGS OF THE TRIPLE SPIRAL

SPIRAL ONE Arrival, Aliveness, Aspiration Anam Cara to Self

The power of ONE is about strength and courage. The shadow of one is arrogance and isolation.

“I am…” ~ “My will…” ~ Independence ~ Protecting self

SPIRAL TWO Visibility, Vulnerability, Viability Anam Cara to Other

The power of TWO is about interaction and creativity. The shadow of two is duality and competition.

“We are…” ~ “Thy will…” ~ Co-dependence ~ Protecting the other

SPIRTAL THREE Renew, Reveal, Rebirth Anam Cara to All

The power of THREE is about collaboration and community. The shadow of three is exclusion and chaos.

“Let us…” ~ “Our will…” ~ Inter-dependence ~ Protecting all

When fully activated, the Triple Spiral delivers us to the platform/stage of our being, the number FOUR, the foundation of our lives.

INTEGRATION!!!

© Kathleen McKern Verigin

JOURNEY TO THE SOVEREIGN YOU

FOCUS WORDS in Search of
ARCHETYPAL PATTERNS

September 22 – Arrival – Maiden, Child, Youth
Archetypal exploration of your arrival in this lifetime—what is the family story of your birth? Through collecting old photos, journaling and crafting, discover what the Truth was/is of your birth.

October 10 – Aliveness – Woman, Mother, Step-Mother
Facing our fears about being alive, confronting and giving up ambivalence about living a full life. Powerful ancestral “give back” ceremony as we claim the essence of our grandmother and mother, forming an empowering personal Trinity of Belonging.

November 14 – Aspiration – Queen, Grandmother, Crone
Reflecting on what we aspired to be and do when we were little. What feminine characters did you resonate with—Wonder Woman? Della Street? Pollyanna?

December 12 – Visibility – Artist, Healer, Intuitive
Exploring patterns of visibility and invisibility. Through what “eyes” do you view life, including your own? Meditation taps into the 6th chakra as we delve into the archetypes of seer and mystic.

January 9 – Vulnerability – Visionary, Warrior
Embracing the discomforts that arise when we are seen for who and what we really are. The group gathering centers on the Ancient New Years’ Rites of Renewal ceremonies and claiming your Guiding Word for 2021.

February 13 – Viability – Healer
Feeling the “quickening” that signals new life as we align with the Feast Day of Brighid, Irish saint and goddess, known for archetype of healer. Candle blessing and holy soil from Chimayo in New Mexico

March 13 – Renew – Saboteur
Awakening to the newness about to break through the surface. Imagine the courage a tiny plant faces when first emerging from the dark earth and into the light. What might stand in the way as we identify the voices of the Saboteur?

April 10 – Reveal – Priestess, Holy or Wild Woman
Shedding the various issues that have been blocking our way, rising above what held you back. Experience a powerful Mary Magdalene ceremony, “…in memory of Her.”

May 8 – Rebirth – Your Archetype!
When you gather all the “dots” from the past several months, now creating a whole pattern, what is revealed? This is your archetype ready for integration!!!

June 12, 2021 ~ REUNION ~ Claiming Sovereign You Ceremony