Online-Meet the Author: The New Return to the Great Mother: Birth, Initiation, and the Sacred Feminine

Wednesday, January 19, 2022
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Pacific (6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Central, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Eastern)

Registration fee: $20

This talk, hosted by Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat Center, will focus on Isa’s Gucciardi’s best-selling book by the same title. She will read from the book and take questions. Isa will demonstrate the way important moments in our biological development offer a path of spiritual initiation and self-development through examples and meditation. Isa’s book invites the reader to rediscover the transformative feminine power at the heart of childbirth. Mothers, their partners, and birth professionals will learn how to tap into this ancient wellspring of power to create a birthing experience that is deeply intuitive and empowering. Offering a fresh perspective on birthing as a sacred initiatory process, The New Return to the Great Mother confirms the healing implications of this viewpoint with inspiring true stories, and offers up helpful tools and exercises for connecting with the wisdom and power of the Great Mother.

About Isa Gucciardi
Isa is the founding director and primary teacher at Sacred Stream. She holds degrees and certificates in transpersonal psychology, cultural and linguistic anthropology, comparative religion, hypnotherapy, and transformational healing. She has been a dedicated Buddhist practitioner for forty years and has spent over 30 years studying spiritual, therapeutic, and meditative techniques from around the world. Isa has worked with master teachers of Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism and Sufism, as well as expert shamanic practitioners from a variety of traditions.

About Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat Center
Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat, located on a 200-acre site along the Wapsipinicon River in rural Wheatland, Iowa, is operated by the Congregation of the Humility of Mary. The center is open year-round and welcomes people of all faiths for directed or non-directed retreats. One can stay for a day, a week or longer. Groups also are welcome, and regular programs are offered to the public, including more than 30 already scheduled in 2013. The retreat is a place for personal prayer and reflection, inner growth and nurturing of the soul, group team-building, creative thinking and decision-making.


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