9th Daughters of the Earth Gathering;
August 2-4, 2013
a Women's Tribal Event
Registration has not opened yet for 2013. Everything you see here is for 2012. Stay tuned.
Earthlands in Petersham, Massachusetts
Friday 1pm through Sunday at 4:30pm
After much anticipation, it is time for the women to gather on the land for council, celebration and pure fortitude for the times we live in. There are many beloved teachers, artists, drummers and ceremonialists joining us. This takes place off the grid yet Earthlands is solar powered. Primarily the gathering takes place on the earth, and oh how her beauty awaits to lovingly enfolds us! This is not billed as a festival but rather a gathering of women in their leadership holding a vision that we are part of the answer in our world. We use this time to dive deep, to replenish, to connect, to council, to be with the elders and young women, to create a diverse container of women leaders who are greater from the support we give to each other. Join us.
When the women gather
it is life sustaining
Our world is quickly changing and we are entering a period that let us call, "the Great Unknown". With all of the challenges and changes at hand it is vital that we stay connected and find our courage and love. This is an unprecedented moment in our human history women have a role to play in ways we might not have imagined as the power of the sacred feminine in all of life rises to rebalance a way of being that is not working for any of us. And the Sacred Feminine is indeed coming up this year in so many ways. Can you feel it?
At Daughters of the Earth we invite women to own their leadership, vision and gifts in service to our world. We invite your voice in council to be among us. Come sisters. The door is open.
We invite you to sit in circle on our Mother Earth together in council. We will also be offer experiences and ceremonies that will aid us in owning our own leadership that is needed in our own communities.
"If ever the world sees a time when women shall come together, purely and simply for the benefit of humanity, it will be a power such as the world has never known."
We come to take our place on the earth, co-creating, co-conspiring, releasing our pre-conceived expectations to find ourselves alive and awake to what the sacred moment brings us.
Connection to the Earth and Our Body:
Enter the Temple of Healing and Dance:
Connection to the Air and Our Breath:
Enter the Sky Temple of Inhaling Inspiration:
Connection to the Fire and Our Spirit:
Enter the Phoenix Temple of Passion and Pleasure:
Connection to the Water and Our Moontime, Womb Journeys and Tears:
Enter the Women's Red Tent:
Connection to our Diverse Sisterhood and Our Need to Know that it is Possible to Heal the Deep Cultural Divisions that have separated and hurt us:
Enter the Rainbow Turtle's Women's Temple:
Daring new paradigms together by diving into the unspoken, honesty and deep listening, Shadow Work, council, offering up of our heart stories, healing the Sacred Hoop, courageously facing racism, classism, homophobia as fractures that we the women of the earth are bravely seeking to repair and actively shift, remembrance of our ancestors, teachers, and children, naively asking for trust to form new buds in the hearts of our sisters who the dominant culture has hurt, forgiveness, radical shifts.
A Sacred Place for Young Women to be Heard, Mentored and Loved
The shadow sides of our lives when we do not meet our hungers:
Not following our intuitions and dreams.
Women Rise Up, in our power and our truth.
Women Rise Up, in our love for the earth.
Women Rise Up, honor life, death and rebirth.
Women Rise Up, for all we’re worth.
We’re a force to be reckoned with.
~ Chant written by ALisa Starkweather
Facilitated and envisioned by ALisa Starkweather, founder of the women's mystery school, Priestess Path Apprenticeship, the Women's Belly and Womb Conferences, co-founder of Women in Power; Initiating Ourselves to the Predator Within. ALisa is a certified Shadow Work and Transformational Breathwork facilitator who travels internationally as a women's empowerment trainer, teacher and ceremonialist. She brings over twenty-five years of experience in community building drawing from the wildwoman archetype. Her CD's of original chants are Daughter of the Earth, Calling Us Home and Women Rise Up. This year she is joined by over 20 extraordinary teachers and a beautiful network of the DOE sisterhood team as well as women that ALisa has worked with for many years. We are a phenomenal and vital healthy community of women!
See other menu bars on side for more information. Registraion includes camping, overall event and meals
Registration is now closed due to capacity. No walk in registrations are allowed.
See registration in DOE menu to the left to see much more detailed information.
Fees included camping, program, and vegetarian meals.
OPTIONAL: To reserve a Bunk Bed - FRI, SAT - add $75
per person of any age. They are limited on a first come, first serve basis. Camping is open in the fields to all participants.
Young Women (age 11-20) are ALWAYS - $140
This is primarily an adult women's program with a young women's teen program. We do not recommend bringing young children with you as there is not childcare or programming for them on the land. However we realize that some of you feel the strong urge here to be here knowing this is true and we do not block your choice either. It is sometimes difficult with all that happens here for women to have small children and yet somehow together we do work it out. You are responsible for the safety of your children. It works to have children who are babes in arms or 11 or over best due to the nature of the gathering. (Note: bunk beds are always additional however.)
Children 5-10 are a $50 charge
Children 10-5 are under the full care and responsibility of mother. See below. DOE was designed to be an adult women's gathering with intensives and a teen program.
Children under 5 are free but we do not encourage you bringing them because there is no programming or childcare
Please Read Cancellation Policies:
If cancellation occurs before July 24th we will refund all but a $35 adminstrative fee and whatever Paypal fees incurred.
If cancellation occurs between July 25th- onwards regrettably no refunds will be made. No exceptions are made to the non-refundable fee and is non-tranferable to other events. If you register but do not show up at DOE there is no refund made or moving your fees to other programs. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding with our cancellation policies.