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Goddess Festival Celebrates Feminine Divine

Diversity, creativity, spirituality share center stage next week...

Posted: March 15, 2014 at 6 a.m.

Staff Photo Becca Martin-Brown Krystina Poludnikiewicz, from left, Julie Jeannene and Cat Oswald look at entries for this year’s Goddess Festival art show. The festival begins Sunday at the Omni Center for Peace, Justice & Ecology in Fayetteville.

Maiden, mother, crone -- the three stages of a woman's life, the three aspects of the goddess in belief systems such as Wicca.

Go & Do

Goddess Festival

(All events are at the Omni Center and free unless noted)

Sunday

3 to 5 p.m. — Opening ceremony

6 to 8 p.m. — HOWL (Her Words Out Loud), Nightbird Books

Monday

1 to 2 p.m. — Our Allies in the Plant World with Melissa Clare

2:15 to 3:45 p.m. — Oceanic Awareness with Melissa Clare

4 to 6 p.m. — Cerridwyn’s Wisdom Bottles with Penny Gray ($5)

4 to 6 p.m. — Food, Body, and Restoring the pH Balance with Krystina Poludnikiewicz

4 to 6 p.m. — Dinner Discussion Hour: For the Love of the Goddess with Julie Rickard

6 to 7 p.m. — Goddess Prayer Flags: A Celtic theme craft for All Snakes Day celebration with Kathy Skaggs

Tuesday

1 to 3 p.m. — Ecstatic Healing Posture Ceremony: A Shamanic Experience with Allee Anabal ($5-$15)

4 to 6 p.m. — Animal Encounters: A Dream Sharing Circle with Seajay Crosson

4 to 5 p.m. — Story hour with Krystina Poludnikiewicz

7 to 9 p.m. — Chant cirle with Cat Oswald

Wednesday

1 to 3 p.m. — Painting the Goddess with Cedar Kindy ($30)

5:30 to 6:30 p.m. — Unordinary Folk With a Jazz Flair with Jori Costello

7 to 9 p.m. — Song Circle with Judi Neal and Ellis Ralph

7 to 9 p.m. — Understanding Your Menstrual Cycle with Michelle Green

Thursday

1 to 3 p.m. — Build and Learn to Play Didgeridoo with Sylver Blake ($8)

4 to 6 p.m. — Maintaining Joy in a Chaotic World with Willow Blake ($5)

6 to 7 p.m. — Mindful Yoga with Lisa Longino, Fayetteville Movement Co-op

7 to 9 p.m. — Spring Equinox Ritual, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Friday

1 to 4 p.m. — Visioning Board Workshop with Manon Wilson

3:30 to 5:30 p.m. — Artemis Rising: Archery for the Amazon at Heart with Kathy Skaggs ($5)

5 to 6 p.m. — Understanding the Crystal People with Genn John

7 to 9 p.m. — Healing Circle with Harmonia, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

March 22

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Painting the Goddess with Cedar Kindy ($30)

10 to 11 a.m. — Laugh for the Health of It with Karen Stein

10 a.m. to noon — Chakradance Awakening Intro Workshop with Lileith Achey, Fayetteville Movement Co-op

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Becoming Earth in the Ozarks: Natural Burial in a “Green Cemetery” with Vick Kelley

1 to 1:30 p.m. — Edgewalkers: Integrating Spirituality Into Daily Life with Judi Neal ($5)

1 to 4 p.m. — Sacred Women’s Wisdom Circle with Joy Caffrey (donation $5-up)

1 to 4 p.m. — Labyrinth Walk with Krystina Poludnikiewicz, Fayetteville Movement Co-op

3:30 to 5 p.m. — Artemis Rising: Archery for the Amazon at Heart with Kathy Skaggs ($5)

4 to 6 p.m. — The Goddess in Your Everyday Life, a writing workshop with Diana Rivers

4 to 6 p.m. — Wand Making with the Omni homeschoolers

7 to 9 p.m. — Music by Aelwyd

March 23

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Remembering the Balance with Krystina Poludnikiewicz, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

1 to 3 p.m. — Ritual Healing with Talina Madonna, Fayetteville Movement Co-Op

1 to 3 p.m. — Shapeshifting for Balance: The Role of Benevolent Female Tricksters with Larry Faulks

3 to 5 p.m. — Closing ceremonies

Source: goddessfestival.com

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