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Hi <<First Name>>,

In last week's Ancestors series class, we danced with our female lineage. This week, we will focus on our male heritage. Also, gender-fluid, non-binary ancestors are welcome.

Being in such a patriarchal culture, it is sometimes difficult to call on our male ancestors.

I’d like to bring in the archetype of the Green Man into this week’s exploration. The Green Man is represented in many cultures throughout the world as a head made of foliage. He represents the cycle of life, rebirth, and nature growing from Mother Earth. He is sometimes called the “man in the tree.”

German Benedictine abbess, writer, composer, philosopher, and mystic visionary, Hildegard Von Bingen, who I have been recently studying, writes about being strong as a tree--standing tall for truth and beauty.

She compares the Green Man archetype to a “Spiritual Warrior.”

“The Green Man is the symbol of Godhood within the male and its relationship with the transcendent life force of our Goddess, the female expression of divinity. He is a Pagan symbol who heralds Spring after a long winter and the renewal of lush vegetation.”
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For tonight's Ancestors class, create an altar of your male lineage with photos, symbols, or favorite items. For those of you who cannot participate, I invite you to create a place in your surroundings to honor your "spiritual warrior" ancestry and see what comes through for you.

With Love,
Sylvie and the SDP Team

PS. No dance experience is needed. Beginners are always welcome. Come join us! You can register for the entire series or single classes.

Tonight's class begins at 7:30 PM PST and ends at 9:00 PM PST. The Zoom Class Waiting Room opens at 7:20 PM PST. The classes follow the following schedule:
  • 7:30 - 9:00 PM PST - Warm-up and a brief chat, then we move through the dance meditation.
 
Moon man

Wednesday Virtual Ancestors Series Registration Details
Register for tonight's class here:

https://www.syzygydanceproject.org/ancestors-6-week-series.html

*If you are a recurring member of SDP, you do not have to register for this class.

WHAT'S NEW AND EXCITING
ancestry eyeJoin Sylvie Minot for a virtual 6-week virtual 5Rhythms Ancestors series via Zoom Wednesdays from October 6th to November 10th, 2021, at 7:30-9:00 pm pst. You can attend the entire series or individual classes.

This 5Rhythms series will explore our often unconscious family/ancestral patterns with ways to shift and release them.

Through dance, movement, voice/sound, and guided group exercises, we will use each of Gabrielle Roth’s 5Rhythms—flowing, staccato, chaos, lyrical, and stillness—to honor our past and create new pathways for healing.

5Rhythms Ancestors is accessible to anyone interested in transformation through movement and offers an opportunity to tap into the generations of wisdom that live deep within us. For those patrons who participate in the SDP monthly membership program, you can participate in this 6-week series for free.

To find out more or register for this series, please visit: https://www.syzygydanceproject.org/ancestors-6-week-series.html
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