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Welcome to your Red Tent Tool Bag
This is the page where you will find resources such as videos, recordings, and documents, ideas, and models to support your work as a Red Tent Facilitator. Come back often to find this page regularly updated as our workshop progresses.
All information and recommendations are entirely voluntary and only suggestions. SARAH does not assume responsibility and urges you to pay close attention to your personal protection, such as; when inviting people into your Tent, be careful not to share personal information with strangers, and/or when lighting candles. Electric candles work great too!
If hosting an in-person Red Tent in a private setting, be certain to only invite people you know, or friends of people you know. If you light candles, only you as host accept all responsibilities in the proper care to prevent unwanted problems.
Imagine A Woman by Patricia Lynn Reilly
Writing Your Spiritual Will
A Special Treasure from Kala
She drank us
Death faded faded faded
and the doors opened on the birth of a
one when nature arrived before our drought and consumerism
for her free flowing charms
And She took us to the fountain
and drank us.
Women's Woven Voices
The Circle Is Open Song
Black Elk Prayer
Here are some online offerings to help you be the New Leadership
Making a Red Tent Doorway
Lymphatic Massage and Oxytocin Breath
Enjoy a gentle massage and commune with your Divine Self!
Sacred Soma, Magdalene's Mirth
Our Intrinsic Values and Gifts, The Goddess Arechtype
Brenda speaks to world renown experts in the field of the goddess archetype Dr.s' Jean Shinoda Bolen and Carmen Boulter
Kay Lindahl, has books, videos, and much more in helping us to listen. Kay Lindahl www.sacredlistening.com
Daily Practices and Inquiry with Jon Kabat-Zinn
Live: Weekday Meditations with Jon Kabat-Zinn
11:00 AM PST Cultivating Mindfulness in this Critical Moment
Set the tone as your Sisters are arriving into your Red Tent, or find songs to move/dance to.
Enjoy this assembly of songs to inspire you when building your own music catalogue.
You will find a variety of song styles here.
Some Altars from Red Tent Facilitators on our calls
Would you like to share your Altar with us? Send your photo to Sarah4hope@gmail.com
Here are some suggestions when looking for women to fill your Tent, or possibly expand your circle
Faith based community or interfaith group
Women’s studies at local universities/colleges
Community based organizations around your home
Human relations commissions
Safety-Net non-profits looking for alternative ways to empower their community to solve problems
Health and well-being centers and yoga centers
"That which is placed on the Altar is altered.” ~Marianne Williamson
Preparing Your Altar
Creating sacred space begins at the center of the room, or a focused area. Creating an Altar has more benefits than a sacred center.
Altars have been used for millennia in religious ceremonies and holy architecture. Traditionally the site of a sacrifice or ritual, Altars are typically associated with making offerings to God or Gods. Each religious tradition has their own version of an Altar.
Altars represent a way to connect with your spirituality, as well as an anchoring presence. Altars can be found in many places besides a Red Tent or any circle gathering, including a place of worship, a home, or a garden.
Your altar is an outer representation of your inner attunement. It’s a way of honoring yourself by having a place that is solely yours and represents your ideals. Over time, just entering into the space of the altar has an effect on your energy and mood.
When you bring women into the Red Tent, the Altar now becomes solely yours as a whole. This is why it is special to invite others to bring an item of significance to them to the Altar. (They can take it home after you close your circle.)
Some suggested items:
Have a red scarf or red fabric? Lace it around your room or bunch it up and make it the home for your alter pieces.
Set the mood. Twinkly or low lights are fun
A statue or symbol of spiritual importance to you
A stone or other natural element
A talisman, or special ring given to you by a loved one
Essential oil or fragrant flower
A photo of a loved one(s)
Talking Piece* discussed in detail in Sessions I and II