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Breath of the Warrior: a Ritual to Empower Your Voice

The Warrior Archetype Art Ritual in the Life Force Wheel Series with Sojourner Zenobia

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
7 - 10 pm

$30 Suggested Donation



Read Sojourner's article in Pantheon: Birth of a Butterfly

Please Join us for Breath of the Warrior: A Ritual to Empower Your Voice", the fifth of ten Archetype Art Rituals based on the Life Force Wheel series of exhibits. Surrounded by the powerful artwork of the exhibit, each Art Ritual in the series invokes one of ten Archetypes, activating the spiritual power of the visual, literary and performing arts and bringing the audience to an inner landscape of the human spirit, healing energy and mystical experience.

Breath is the most powerful tool we have as warriors. It is our spirit/consciousness. In this ritual of empowerment, shamanic artist Sojourner Zenobia will guide the group to embody the energy of the warrior, working intimately with the breath, building it to sound and using vision to guide the sound, free writing and group storytelling.  From this place of strength and support Sojourner will use Roy Hart's extended vocal technique to take you on a journey to find your personal warrior call so that you can stand in your power, stand with spirit and be the warrior in your own life.

Sojourner Zenobia trained at Piven Theatre Chicago, The School of Steppenwolf Chicago and experimental vocal technique at the Roy Hart Center in Paris. Sojourner has been creating original performance work since 2005, combining vocal work, movement and storytelling into participatory ritual performance journeys. Her themes include the discipline of freedom, human relation to nature and spirit, the body’s ability to realize wholeness in an instant and loving the full spectrum of human experience.

For more information & to register, please click here


Paper Crane Rain

a concert with Kat Kidwell & Gail Gallagher

Thursday July 10, 2014

8 pm

Suggested donation: $15
773-327-7224 or info@LifeForceArts.org

Read Kat Kidwells's article Autism, Animals and Making Sense Out of Senselessness in Pantheon

Paper Crane Rain is Chicago's Unitarian Universalist praise band featuring the two humorous, deep, and playful artists Kat Kidwell and Gail Gallagher.

Kat Kidwell is a versatile fingerstyle guitarist who leapt out with a great yowl of new stories and melodies at a young age. For over a decade, she's brought audiences her energetic and lyrical songs of animal friends, parallel worlds, inspiration, and social justice.

Gail Gallagher is a composer, actor and music director. She went to college at University of Nebraska-Lincoln and graduated with a degree in Acting, directing and theatre management- specializing in theatre and community outreach. Gail uses her music as a way to meditate and express complex emotions. Whether it's underscoring a scene or producing calm music for a candle meditation, she loves creating musical environments and connecting with others through her music.

For more information & to register, please click here


Open Drum Circle

with Cathy McManamon

Friday, July 11, 2014

8 - 10 pm
Suggested donation: $10
773-327-7224 or info@LifeForceArts.org

Drumming is often called the heartbeat of Mother Earth.  Drumming has been shown to alter human brainwaves to an elevated state, reduce stress, speed healing, and just be plain fun.  Whether you have never played a drum before, have been drumming for years, or are somewhere in between, come join us for this open drum circle.  Drums of any kind, as well as shakers, tambourines, bells, sticks, vocals, body percussion, etc. are very welcome.  Some instruments will be available to borrow.

Cathy McManamon is a musician who plays a variety of instruments.  A ritual drummer who enjoys supporting group energy and dynamics, Cathy has facilitated open drum circles and rhythm workshops at MuseCon, scout youth and leader events, and most recently at Life Force Arts Center. 

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Sound Healing Adventure with Joan Forest Mage
an Art Transforms! Program

July 11 – August 8, 2014


Admission to all events in the program is included in the cost of Art Transforms!

info@LifeForceArts.org 773-327-7224

Art Transforms! is an in-depth experience of the spiritual power of the arts as change-maker in our lives. Guided by a master Facilitator and in company with a like-minded group of fellow participants, each Art Transforms! program is a month-long experience of transforming and improving our lives through participating in the visual, literary and/or performing arts.

Sound Healing Art Transforms!
Learn to do sound healing for yourself

Activity 1: Friday, July 11, 8 PM - attend Open Drum Circle with Cathy McManamon; discuss online and listen to other music throughout the week

Activity 2: Individual session of Shamanic Chakra Drum Healing with Joan Forest Mage - day & time TBD; this individual session may be scheduled anytime between July 11 - August 8

Activity 3: Saturday, July 26, 7 PM – attend Halo Moon in Concert; optional: meet for dinner before the performance with your fellow Sound Healing cohort members and Joan Forest Mage, facilitator to discuss experiences of Sound Healing

Activity 4: Friday, August 8, 6:30 - 9:30 PM - Intro to Sound Healing with Joan Forest Mage Shamanic Practitioner and Sound Healer Joan Forest Mage teaches methods of vocalizing, toning the chakras and active listening to understand the many ways sound affects and heals us; process your experience in attending this Art Transforms!

For more information & to register, please click here

Coming Soon
Online Class: Energetic Protection with Joan Forest Mage; a Mage Shamanic Certification Level 1 seminar

Thursday, July 24, 7:30 - 9 PM - Siria Family Channeling with Sharyl Noday

Saturday, July 26, 8 PM - Halo Moon in concert

Sunday, August 3, 7 - 9 PM - "Gift of Art" drawing - an LFA Membership premium!



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