Posts Tagged ‘Drumming’

Connecting with the Divine Feminine

October 7, 2009

Connecting with the Divine Feminine through

Candle Magick and Scrying at Salamander Camp

October 30 – November 01 2009

View of the ceremonial yurt, lap pool and the hot tub!

Salamander Retreat 09 

This retreat is a time for connecting with the Divine Feminine.

A time for women to explore their personal power and spirit.

A time for rejuvenation.

A time of laughter!

We are blessed to have the retreat site during Samhain/Halloween, when the veil between the worlds is at its thinnest. This is why I decided to teach basic Candle Magick and Scrying.

Scrying is the ancient art of crystal gazing to divine the past, present and future. We will be scrying to see our Divine Path in this life.

Salamander Camp is less than 10 minutes outside of Los Gatos in the Santa Cruz Mountains. In fact it is on top of a mountain.   

19315 Bear Creek Rd. Los Gatos Ca. Easy, close; yet still a world away! 

The cost is $250 for three days and two nights. It includes delicious organic meals, snacks and lodging.

As well as; Sacred Ceremony, Candle scrying, Labyrinth walking, arts and crafts, meditation, movement and dance, hiking, chanting, drumming- rattling, Sisterhood, self-care, Magick, quiet time, wood fire stoves.

Arrival: Friday 2-5pm

Depart: Sunday 5 pm 

$50 deposit required to hold your spot.  

If you want to stay over Sunday night it will be an additional $50.

Please send check to Elizabeth Barton,

501 E 40th Ave, San Mateo CA 94403

(650) 572-8850

Salamander Camp has three huge yurts; one is the kitchen, one for ceremonial work and one for sleeping. 

It has hot water showers, complete kitchen (no microwave), wood burning stoves for heat, Futons for sleeping on, composting toilets, electricity, hot tub, labyrinth, fairy grotto, hiking trails, and two old growth Redwoods.

This retreat is for 13 women, including myself and Tanya Keenan our Divine kitchen witch! 

PS Please tell me if you have any dietary restrictions so we can make you your own delicious food. 

Picture yourself at night, floating in a redwood hot tub, gazing at thousands of stars, as you smell the smell of the forest at night!  The only sound, your breath and the breeze.  Ah!  I am there already!

 Peace and Love Elizabeth!

Center for Creative Living

August 19, 2009

All are welcome to Sunday Celebration at the Center for Creative Living, UCM Charter #801, at 1460 Koll Circle, Suite “C” – services in back. Need directions? Call (408)392-9090 or visit Healing Chairs (come give or receive a hands-on-healing) start at 9:30am Celebration is from 10:00 to 11:30am. Dress is casual and Kids are welcome.

          This Sunday Rev. Doti Boon and others will present “A Passion For Spiritual Change.”

        Aug. 23rd Sunday Celebration- Dr. Ayleen Augustine “Stumbling Blocks into Stepping Stones.”


Will be closed for the month of August. 

In September we are delighted to welcome Virginia Essene and her friends as they discuss Healing with Magnetics. 

1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month, 7:00pm to 9:00pm.

Happenings at the Center

Aug. 14th 7:00pm to 9:00pm Breakthrough Breathwork with Michael Berry. Come join us for an evening of focused breathing, evocative music, and optional bodywork that will change your world. Wear comfortable clothing, bring pillows, blankets and a mat. (408)509-0764 for more information.

Aug. 16th 1pm to 3pm CCL Singers Rehearse.

Aug. 18th 6:30pm to 9:00pm Drumming with Norbeth and Friends. Join us for an exciting and energetic evening. Bring your drum or play one of ours! 

Aug. 23rd 1pm to 3pm How to Heal Carpal Tunnelwith Michael Berry 

Aug. 28th First CCL Men’s Group Meeting 6:30pm – Norbeth Granado 

Sept. 1st last day to get money in for Journey to Paradise Trip to Hawaii

Sept. 3rd Healing Magnetics with Virginia Essene and friends

Sept. 4th Earth Magic with Ayleen Augustine 6:30 to 8:00. Awaken and answer the call of Earth Magic! You feel it. . . the ageless wisdom that surrounds you when standing amongst the ancient Sequoias; the quickening of your heart as you stare into a storm and feel the power of it course through you, the voices of the forest spirits in the whisper of the wind through the trees.

          Join us for an informative seminar on how to become a modern day Druid. Explore how you can deepen your connection to and work with Earth-based energies through the traditions of the ancient Druids. Walk the path of the Oak-wise, learning and practicing the magic of the living Earth. Cost: $30. For more info contact Dr. Ayleen at (408)313-7641 or email

Sept. 5th Appreciative Coaching Workshop 10am to 5pm with Debi Meizer. “Bringing the Elements of Your Life Together.” Appreciative Coaching is a holistic process of positive change that celebrates who you are in the NOW and helps you identify through reflection your strengths and gifts and engage them to create the change you desire. Cost: $40. For more information call (408)667-7354 or

Sept. 6th “Laboring to Heal Your Soul” with Ronnie Grigsby and Kevin Nickelson. Thank You brunch served immediately after

Monday – Sept. 7th Mercury goes retrograde, for a month!

Upcoming Events 

The Memorial for Tom McCall, Reverend Corry Gott’s dad, will be on August 22nd at 2:00 pm at the Garfield Village, 721 Bay Street in Santa Cruz.

The Celebration of Life for my Mom, Elenore Ostroga, will be held at Seacliff Beach (where we have Thanksgiving) on Sunday August 23rd at 9.00am.

Earle Core’s Celebration of Life will be held at the CCL Sanctuary on Saturday the 29th of August from 3:00 to 5:00pm.

Please put all of these beautiful people, their family and friends in your prayers.

Life is meant to be a joyous celebration!

Love and Light,

Rev. Doti Boon