with Glastonbury Goddess Temple

The Goddess Luminary Wheel

Liberating Leadership

The Goddess Luminary Wheel

with Dr Lynne Sedgmore CBE

Two Year, Two Spiral Training

Spiral One begins 24th/25th November 2018

The Call

Goddess LuminaryAre you are longing to lead consciously – to liberate, nurture, heal and foster others from your deepest values and from Goddess wisdom?

Are you keen to achieve results while supporting others to reach their full potential?

Are you ready to explore the embodiment of your own power and leadership beyond conventional approaches?

Do you have a dream you wish to manifest and contribute to the world?

Do you want to contribute to a sustainable, fair and thriving future for everyone?

This programme is for you if your answer is yes and you are already in, or stepping into, formal or informal positions of leadership in community, movements or organisations.  You may be involved in Goddess, charity, voluntary, spiritual or environmental groups, community activism, local politics, the public sector or be self-employed.

The Approach

“You can’t easily fit women inside into a structure that is already coded as male; you have to change the structure” Women and Power – Mary Beard (2017)

Goddess Luminary Wheel is much more than placing desirable female attributes or the sacred feminine into existing male leadership models and practices.

It transcends current patriarchal conventions of leadership into a new core relationship with power – a power stemming from the female capacity to birth and foster the fullest potential and power of all – beyond dominator hierarchies. Goddess Luminaries will co-create a new leadership paradigm and practice that explicitly holds Goddess at its centre while recognising this work cannot be exclusive and involves both women and men called to serve.

Artwork by David Hayward

Artwork by David Hayward

A New Path

The radical and innovative Goddess Luminary Wheel arises from the female flowing cyclical illumination of moon, soul and spiritual energy to foster Goddess powered leadership. Inspired by my dream to initiate a new community of Goddess Luminaries – women and men ready to step forward into visible, revelatory and power-full manifestations of Goddess inspired leadership within the world.

The wheel includes Goddess archetypes, the four elements, leadership qualities and practices, liberating uses of power, communication, discernment, reflection, presence, five wisdoms and exploration of shadow through the dark moon. The training is deeply experiential with specially designed circle and spiral processes plus action projects. It draws on and transcends existing male dominated cutting edge leadership theories and practices.

Spiral One

Goddess LuminaryThe first year of seven weekends travels through the facets of the Goddess Luminary Wheel focussing on your own identity, confidence, authenticity and power as a leader. You will be encouraged to “know yourself” and to lead from your authentic values, unique voice and wisdom beyond the restrictions of patriarchal and conventional beliefs and pressures.

Sources and types of power will be deeply explored and your own relationship to liberating power unleashed. Underpinning practices of Awareness, Autonomy, Adaptiveness and Authenticity will be developed within the spirit of the interconnectedness of all things. The shadow side and dangers of leadership will be explored in safe spaces to liberate and support each other. By the end of Spiral One you will be confident in fostering liberating processes of discernment, decision making and the emergence of effective outcomes. You will prepare impactful practical projects developed throughout the year which resonate with your own arising and contribution to the world as Goddess powered radiant leaders. On successful completion you will make Dedication as Maieutic Luminary, She/He who brings to birth.

 

Course Outline & Dates

Where: Each weekend will be held in Goddess Hall, Benedict Street, Glastonbury, BA6 9NB

When: Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm with one hour break for lunch.

The training will include the keeping of a reflective journal and homework. Some weekends will require outdoor clothing when we work on the land.

Fees

Spiral One – Seven weekends:

Full Fee: £890 paid in full at the beginning of the course – £100 deposit payable by November 5th 2018. Balance of £790 payable by November 24th 2018.

Payment by Instalments: £926 (includes £36 admin fee) – £100 deposit payable by November 5th 2018, plus 7 monthly instalments of £118, beginning December 8th 2018, by standing order or online by paypal.

Spiral Two – Six weekends:

Full Fee: £760

How to apply for the course

Spiral Two

The second year of six weekends will be more outward looking and we will go deeper into core aspects of Spiral One and travel into broader systems thinking, group discernment and decision making. Implementing your specific projects we will work round the Luminary Wheel with collective liberating processes to co-create and manifest actions and outcomes within your own communities, organisations or movements. In your newfound confidence, power and authenticity you will become highly equipped to “Be the change you wish to see in the world” through being willing illuminations of the power and presence of Goddess. On successful completion you will make Dedication as Goddess Luminary.