THE ANAM CARA JOURNEY
Discover & Claim a Dormant Archetype Unique
to Your Spiritual Path
- Is there a stirring in your soul that begs for a safe place among women to roam and explore?
- Do you long for a listener who is spiritually mature, open, candid, compassionate and caring?
- Are you ready to look deeply into the metaphysical mirror, seeing the eyes of an anam cara gazing back at you?
It’s time to call together another intimate circle of spiritually mature women for a 9-month Anam Cara (soul friend) gestation & 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?
September 2018 thru May 2019
Ceremony Claiming Day ~ June 8, 2019
Investment of $175 a month includes…
- Monthly 5-hour group gathering the second Saturday of the month at Dream Acres west of McMinnville. (10:00am-3:00pm)
- Monthly one-hour mentoring session with Rev. Kathleen, in person or by phone.
- Email contact as needed.
- All day group ceremony — Saturday, January 12, 2019 (10am-4pm)
- Initiation Ceremony Retreat Day — June 8, 2019 (9am-6pm)
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.
This is an opportunity to go more deeply into your Feminine 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!
Rev. Kathleen McKern Verigin
- Designed for a minimum of 8 women, maximum of 12.
- Deposit of $75 required to hold your space – will be applied to first month fee.
- (Non-refundable if you drop out. Refundable if group doesn’t form)
TEACHINGS OF THE TRIPLE SPIRAL
© Rev. Kathleen McKern Verigin
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.
“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.
INITIATION CEREMONY ~ June 2019
THE ANAM CARA JOURNEY
FOCUS WORDS in Search of ARCHETYPAL PATTERN
© Rev. Kathleen McKern Verigin
September 8 – Arrival – Maiden
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 13 – Aliveness – 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 10 – Aspiration – Queen
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 8 – Visibility – Artist
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 12 – Vulnerability – Visionary
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 2019.
February 9 – 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 with Brighid’s perpetual flame and holy water from Ireland.
March 9 – 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 13 – 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 11 – 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 8, 2019 ~ REUNION ~ Claiming Ceremony
You are Invited to Take a Sacred Journey
A journey into the most intimate parts of yourself. . .
An Archetypal Journey into your Sacred Sexuality
Join a small group of women for
The Anam Cara* Journey
A Woman’s Guide to Sensuality, Sexuality & Spirituality
Over the course of the next nine-months, we will take the Anam Cara journey together. It is a Celtic pathway to self-discovery, focusing on archetypes that will reveal a dormant part of Self, ready and ripe for re-claiming. This particular group will focus on our relationship to our bodies – our sensuality and our sexuality. How do the various archetypes affect our view of ourselves? How do religious and societal messages play into that? How have the archetypes of the virgin, mother, prostitute and others shaped us and our relationship to our sexuality and sensuality?
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. This is an opportunity to go more deeply into your Feminine 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! Is it your turn?
HOW DOES THIS ARCHETYPAL JOURNEY WORK?
Throughout the nine-month Anam Cara Journey, under the mentorship of Rev. Beth Astarte and with the support of like-spirited women, we will explore archetypes in the way we might go shopping for new glasses. We try on many until the right and perfect pair of glasses emerge that allow us to see and be seen in a new, more empowering way. It is the same with archetypes.
We look for patterns in our lives, including feminine ancestral beliefs and behaviors around sensuality, sexuality and our bodies that we have unknowingly taken on as our truth. Is it mine, or does it need to be left behind? How did our religious/spiritual beliefs play into that? What shame do we still carry and wants to be forgiven? How has the emerging women’s movements and #MeToo affected the way we see ourselves?
We look for patterns that are considered shadow aspects of sexuality that are fraught with limited beliefs. What is holding you back from fully embracing your sensual nature?
We look for patterns that shine the light on feminine archetypes emerging at this time on the planet through the lens of our sensuality and sexuality. Is it time for you to claim queen, goddess, mother, prostitute or crone?
We look for patterns in ways we have sabotaged our relationship to our bodies and to others. How can we befriend the Saboteur?
During the monthly gatherings, there will be no nudity, touching of others or any activity that is overtly sexual. Due to the sensitive nature of the topic, sharing will always be an option. You will, however, be given assignments to work on at home that may involve sensual and/or sexual activity—with a partner or alone.
The group of 10-15 women will meet in Beth’s Beaverton home on the first Saturday of each month, October through June. Individual mentoring sessions are scheduled monthly via phone. There will be a day of claiming ceremonies in mid-June. Investment is $163 a month for both the monthly gathering and individual mentoring. A one-time fee of $39 is charged to cover the manual and materials. You pay whether you are present or not. If you pay for the entire journey, you get one month free. Returning Anam Caras may join for the special price of $125 a month.
The first gathering will be Saturday, October 6th, 10 am-3 pm. You are encouraged to bring a snack and beverage to support your body. Beth will have water and tea on hand. The date for your claiming ceremony will be Saturday, June 15th, likely at another location. There may be an additional fee to cover excess rent.
Rev. Beth Astarte is passionate about helping people connect to their inner heart wisdom and have a fully-embodied experience on their unique spiritual journey. She has over 20 years of experience volunteering or working in spiritual settings. Beth first completed the Anam Cara Journey in June 2014, claiming the Triple Goddess as her archetype. She found this to be a powerful process and was honored to lead her own circle in 2015, focusing on women’s sensuality and sexuality and its innate sacredness. In 2017, Rev. Beth received her ministerial license through Anam Cara Connections. She is also a certified Our Whole Lives sexuality educator and an initiate in the Western Hermetic Mystical tradition..
“Beth Astarte’s work with Anam Caras allows for a solid foundation so that participants relax into the little realized work of sensual attention. Living life with a sense-filled experience makes all the difference.” – Lisa
“For me taking the Anam Cara journey for the second time with Beth was special. With the emphasis on Sex and Sacred Sensuality I was able to heal some past wounds, discover resources to continue my growth, and be in a position to develop and express a new relationship toward my sensuality and sexuality. Beth is a warm, supportive and wise mentor. She creates a place of safety for all participants.” – Susan
TO REGISTER OR FOR QUESTIONS
Contact Beth Astarte directly at 503-307-4357 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.