THE BODY OF MEDUSA & THE MONSTROUS FEMININE

by | Sep 12, 2021

To the extent that we have culturally repressed and feared the powers of Medusa and have accepted the patriarchal view of her as a monster to be destroyed, we have cut ourselves off from our ability to access our sexual power to create, regenerate, and know the truth from within ourselves. – Demetra George

No longer a bloodless Monster, in this workshop we will explore, awaken, and embody our original Medusa nature – our instinctual bodily wisdom and power – through a depth process of embodied arts and photography.

 

What we’ve lost from Medusa is her story. We have lost her side of things. We only know her through the voice of the patriarchy. She has been frozen out and silenced.  It is time we let her in.

 

First Day

Beginning with the ancient roots of the myth of Medusa, we will explore her story as Libyan Queen and Crone aspect of the triple Moon goddesses:

Athena/Metis/Medusa – Maiden/Mother/Crone. It is she who ruled over all the patriarchy feared: women’s rage, women’s blood mysteries, Death, and the Dark Moon mysteries of a woman’s sexual self-rejuvenating power. 

 

After entering into the deeper feminine mysteries in our own bodies through a ceremony and embodiment practices, we will place the print of our bodies upon paper.

We will then continue to paint on our bodyprint while deepening our relationship to it through weaving between authentic movement, stream-of-consciousness writing, witnessing and more painting. 

 

On the second day…

we will merge the painting and our writing, in a whole body self-portrait, culminating in an embodied performance art experience.  

 

This work invites in the forces of primal intelligence to support us in our lives and Art of Self Creation.

The workshop includes a Medusa Astrology Reading…

pinpointing where the asteroids, Medusa, Athena and Metis, reside in your astrology chart – opening you to the intelligence and power of these Ancient Moon Goddesses  a s vital forces moving in us.      

**Essential to the embodiment of Medusa is our body. Each one will be invited to make their bodyprint on paper however you feel most comfortable. No one has to expose themselves to others. Our bodies are wholly welcome as they are. 

We will be using tempera which is a water-based non toxic paint to make the print. Acrylics may be used after that.      

I would add, the shame around our bodies comes through the patriarchal eyes we were conditioned by, which is the source of the Medusa split. For women to be received and witnessed by each other is both healing and empowering.  

The workshop includes a Medusa Astrology Chart & Reading

pinpointing where the asteroids, Medusa, Athena and Metis, reside in your astrology chart – opening you to the intelligence and power of these Ancient Moon Goddesses  a s vital forces moving in us.  

Read more about other Medusa astrology reports here

Family Portrait – The Monstrous Feminine Family Portrait – Sekhmet, Bast, Medusa & I

The FORCE is indeed with Us. We shall overcome!!!   oh… and that is Dionysus at the heart of Sekhmet – the wild conscious masculine is here with us as well