A workshop for Men & Women
utilizing shamanic dream techniques
with the serpent and the Bee
Betwixt & Between
Thursdays 5 - 7pm PST December 13 - January 17
A 6 part course by teleconference
Our dreams can be a rich source of nourishment, healing and discovery. Working with shamanic techniques from within the European bee tradition, The Path of Pollen, we will dive into dreamwork focused on dreaming ourselves into wholeness. This will be done through exploring nature, spirit and gender.
This course will focus on building relationship with the feminine principal and masculine principal residing within. It offers opportunities for individual discovery as well as collective dream weaving. We will work with the honey bee as our principal dream ally, as well weaving in serpent wisdom.
“Dreaming reality into being” comes from an understanding that we are all part of a great dream tapestry, and that through our dreaming we can thread the dreams of what CAN BE into WHAT IS. Dreamwork can thus become a vehicle for personal and collective transformation, dreaming ourselves into wholeness.
Betwixt and Between is open to men, women, femmes, trans and gender fluid individuals.
This course will be taught in a small group. Each attendant will be invited to share at least one of their dreams with the group over the span of four weeks.
For those of you who have attended my Dreaming with Bees course, this class is an opportunity to deepen further into dream work. While Dreaming with Bees is womb-focused, Betwixt and Between will focus more on the dynamic exchange between the As Above/So Below, the Masculine/Feminine, the Spirit/Body and the places we experience both.
This is a participatory class. Each student will have the opportunity to share a dream and have it reflected upon by classmates. If you do not feel comfortable sharing in a group, that is fine. We are creating a vessel; a container of support for deep work.
Introduction and Dreaming with Bees
The Breath of the Serpent: dreaming with the Divine Feminine
The Song of the Drone: dreaming with the Divine Masculine
Betwixt and Between: Healing at the Knot
Imagination & Nectar: Dream Re-entry
Dreaming Reality into Being: Collective Weaving
Sessions will include:
Guidance and practices for dream tending and dream recall
Sharing and group mirroring of dreams
A weekly dream intention for collective dreaming based on bee/serpent medicine
Opportunities to engage with your relationship to gender and your own interior landscapeY
December 13 - January 17th
••••Attendance mandatory for first and last session••••
(please enquire if you would prefer a payment plan: email@example.com)
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What will you receive?
How to dream with intention & have a meaningful dream life
Honey bee wisdom and keys to accessing this medicine on your own
An opportunity to collectively explore symbolic language
How to work with dream allies
Tools for remembering your dreams
An opportunity to share and ask questions with a group
Who is this course for?
This course is designed for people interested in exploring the interior terrain of their mutli-dimentional nature. It is for those individuals who seek a stronger connection to their inner Creatrix/Creator, exploring the ever-shifting dance of the yonic & phallic life force energy contained within the body and within the dreamscape. This course is meant for both individual exploration as well as collective “hive” work.
To aid in the healing of our mother planet we must find ways to become fully expressed individuals, able to access the totality of our essence, which contains the rich and dynamic polarity most easily express through gender. I believe tending to the fertile soil of our dreams can help bring us toward a greater understanding of our own nature and our place in the fabric of things.
This course is beneficial for those who have a lot of experience with sacred dreaming, and those who are new to learning how to track your dreams. You do not need to be able to consistently remember your dreams, although experience in keeping a dream journal will prove helpful. You do not need to be a beekeeper or know anything about bees to take this course, although it will most definitely enhance your relationship to honey bees regardless of your experience with their medicine.
How do you attend?
The course will be held on a conference call. After you register, you will be given a toll-free US number to call in, as well as instructions for how to prepare for the first session. You can attend the call from the comfort of your own home. The course will be offered on United States dial in number. If you are an international participant please take this into consideration and sign up for a service such as skype or google voice for cheaper/free rates.
Who is Ariella?
Before I became a beekeeper in skirts, I was and remain an avid story seeker and dream tender. I have been a student of dream work throughout my adult life, specializing in the celtic-shamanic traditions of my heritage. I have designed and held ceremony for large and small groups, worked as in intuitive, held women's circles and dream circles, and studied European folk music and lore.
My journey into beekeeping was through my introduction to the Path of Pollen, a British shamanic tradition currently taught in the United Kingdom. This path recognizes its women as Melissae, a Greek term for "Bee" and a title held by the oracular Bee Priestesses of ancient Greece. After meeting the Honey Bee as a spirit ally I began working with her in physical form.
My work combines first-hand knowledge of the honey bee species with an intimate understanding of shamanic bee wisdom and practices. I do not teach Path of Pollen practices, but my all my work is heavily informed by my experience with these ways.
Karla Capacetti - Beekeeper, North Carolina
Ariella's Dreaming with Bees class is a delicious communion of inner and outer realms, the way she weaves together the gifts of the hive. The whole experience offered me a taste of bee magic and encouraged me to discover more of their medicine on my own. During our time together I witnessed myself open to new possibilities, new perspectives, and new interpretations of the symbols curated by the bees and their gentle spirits. Every week was a sweet reminder of why I'm committed to serving the honey bee in dreaming and waking hours and how to continue walking between the worlds. I would recommend this course for anyone who is even slightly intrigued by bees, dreaming, or magic!
Seren Rubens - Yoga teacher, California
Ariella's 'Dreaming with Bees' course helped me to relate to my dreams in a whole new way. Working with other women in this course and having the chance to share dreams, listen to dreams, and reflect different perspectives and intuitive hits to each other was invaluable. Not only was it really FUN, but I was astonished by the insights and wisdom that came through every single time. I learned so much about how to really LISTEN to dreams and their messages from a deeply embodied place, rather than just analyzing the symbols in a completely cerebral way.
Ariella's wisdom and guidance throughout this course is what made it exceptional. She held the container in a way that was heartfelt, authentic and fun. Her experience, wisdom and passion for these subjects is obvious and infectious. The way that she weaves the teaching of the honeybee, goddess wisdom, embodied knowing, and the realm of dreams is seamless and insightful. She is deeply intuitive, and has a way of reflecting back dreams that cuts right to the meaty heart of things.
Christine Pensa - Artist at Art That Moves, Toronto, Ontario
When I saw Ariella’s course, Dreaming with Bees, I knew it was time to open back up to my dreams, after many years of closing down to the images and messages coming to me in my sleeping state. The course work was hugely transformational for me. I felt tenderly guided and honoured throughout the 5 weeks we were dreaming together. Learning to work with the Bees, and weaving their love through my dreamtime has led to big changes and openings in my heartspace. The messages I continue to get by implementing the practices are like gifts falling from the sky, and I’m gathering them in delight.
Ariella’s grounded and powerful guidance held the space beautifully for all 13 sister dreamers in the class. She helped us to develop sacred dreamtime practices and weave the golden threads we found there into our waking lives. I know my awareness has been shifted to one where seamless intuitive messages now run through my meditations, my shamanic journeys, my waking life—and now joyfully—my dreamtime! Dreaming with Bees and Ariella’s divine presence shepherding us through this course was a glorious gift!