MAY

FROM FRIDAY MAY 3 UNTIL SUNDAY MAY 6 WE WILL CLOSE AT 6PM!
JOIN US AT OUR BOOTH AT SHAKORI HILLS GRASSROOTS FESTIVAL!

Monday May 7  7:00-8:00pm
Self-Love Workshop with Anita Woodley

You are worthy of receiving the ultimate love in this lifetime and only you can provide it.  Anita Woodley will share how to increase love for yourself through self-forgiveness. Develop the willingness to let go what is no longer supporting your personal expansion. If you are willing, p ast decisions, experiences and hurts will be released at this workshop. All ages are encouraged and invited to attend.

Anita Woodley tours America and abroad modeling what freedom gained from self-love looks like. She works full-time as a Creative Health Education Speaker and Educational Entertainer, who specializes in teaching effective forgiveness techniques, as well as transformative social and life skills within community, K-12, college and corporate groups. Anita has earned ​an Emmy® award, and is the recipient of numerous awards for her work as a storyteller, former producer for CNN and WUNC-FM’s The Story with Dick Gordon, actress, poet, mixed-media folk artist, baker and playwright.

In 2017, Anita was named both Arts & Culture Woman of the Year by Spectacular Magazine, and the Health Equity Impact Community Member of the Year by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health & Health Disparities. To date, Anita Woodley has written and performed ten solo theatrical productions, including critically-acclaimed Mama Juggs: Breast Cancer Awareness Show, Bucking The Medical and mental Bull: The Black Male Experience in the American Health Care System, and The Men in Me: Urban Male Issues Exposed. Anita Woodley is also a Tikar Village African named “Princess Bekang” of the chiefdom of N’ditam, Cameroon.

​Learn more about Creative Health Education at www.anitawoodley.com

 

Tuesday May 8 7:00-8:00pm
Jungian Models with Ken Turner

A Practical Introduction to the Ideas of C. G. Jung Carl Jung, (1875 – 1961) arguably the most important psychologist of the last century, was first a younger colleague, later a rival of Sigmund Freud. In contrast to Freud’s materialistic model of our human nature, which sought to increase happiness by adjusting us to the demands of society, Jung had a more expanded view of humanity. He sought, not adjustment, but what he termed Individuation, the process of becoming who we were meant to be.

He discovered, beyond the personal unconscious that Freud had worked with, a more extensive realm he called the Collective Unconscious – psychic contents and processes common to everybody, everywhere. In this inner world, he found all the myths and ideas of the world. In this series of 6 conversations we will discuss Jung’s basic model of the psyche and show how we can use it to find our own individual path to becoming who we really are. We will use the Enneagram to explore our complexes, numbers and the Tarot to explore the Archetypes, extract techniques for personal growth from the old Alchemical literature, and find signs of our progress by observing synchronicities in our lives as we do what has been called the Great Work.

Kenneth Turner brings a variety of life experience to his work with people. He earned a PhD in Physics (Princeton, 1962), an MA in Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology (University of West Georgia, 2007), and passed the National Counselors Licensing exam. He has been an astronomer, an administrator, a federal bureaucrat, an executive at a high tech start-up company, a college professor, an entrepreneur, and a psychotherapist. He has married, helped raise children (his own and others), lived abroad, been widowed twice, and retired. Kenneth holds certifications in the Body Centered Transformation work of Gay and Katlyn Hendricks, and in the Enneagram approach of Kathy Hurley and Theodorre Donson. He is an authorized facilitator for the Institute of Noetic Sciences Conscious Aging program and has been involved with Jungian psychology for more than fifty years.

A six-part series of a general introduction, explaining the basic Jungian model followed by a look at the complexes, using the Enneagram of personality as a useful tool, then two talks on the Archetypes, one on the intellectual Archetypes, represented by Numbers and geometric shapes, and another on the Tarot as representing the more emotional and experiential Archetypes.

 

Wednesday May 9  7:00-8:00pm
And you thought psychedelics went out with the sixties?
with Dr. David Nichols

Tonight Dr. David Nichols will talk about the history and natural sources of psychedelics, where they work in the brain, and update the state of the art in modern clinical studies with psilocybin.

David E. Nichols, PhD, is Distinguished Professor Emeritus and was the Robert C. and Charlotte P. Anderson chair in Pharmacology at the Purdue University College of Pharmacy until his retirement in 2012.  Currently he is an Adjunct Professor of Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy.  During his career, starting with his graduate studies in 1969, he studied the relationship between the structure of a molecule and its biological effects.  In particular, he is internationally recognized as one of the foremost experts on the chemistry and pharmacology of psychedelic agents such as mescaline, psilocybin, and LSD.  He has lectured about psychedelics in numerous university settings, both in the United States as well as in many other countries, and is widely published in the scientific literature.  His research was funded for nearly three decades by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institute of Mental Health.  He also has served on numerous government advisory groups and review boards and has been a consultant for the pharmaceutical industry.  He is also the founder and Chairman of the Board of the Heffter Research Institute, founded in 1993, which is sponsoring clinical studies of psilocybin-assisted therapy in the treatment of depression, anxiety, and various addictions (www.heffter.org).

 

Thursday May 10  7:00-8:30pm
Our Cancer journeys: the road to recovery with complementary services

Presenters Pamela Moore and Lois Boynton
ALL EVENING’S PROCEEDS GO TO Cornucopia Cancer Support Center!

 

Our Cancer journeys: the road to recovery with complementary services
Presenters Pamela Moore, Lois Boynton, and Meredith Brna

Come hear the stories of three women who are paying it forward to fellow cancer patients during their own cancer treatment.

In June 2017, Pamela was diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer and is currently going through treatment – surgery, chemo, radiation. Quickly Pamela found the cancer journey resources overwhelming which lead her to create a website and a Facebook personal blog page in hopes she can connect others in locating helpful resources. Along the way, she discovered Cornucopia Cancer Support Center and is thrilled to be working there.

In June 2011, Lois Boynton was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer and went through treatment – chemo, double mastectomy, radiation and is currently in remission. Lois started volunteering at Cornucopia in 2002 and joined the board in 2010. She is the interim executive director of Cornucopia and is an associate professor at UNC-Chapel Hill in the School of Media and Journalism.

In December 2010, Meredith Brna was diagnosed with stage 2 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and went through treatment – chemo, and radiation. She is currently in remission. Meredith completed her degree in Massage Therapy at UEI College in San Diego, California in May 2011 and is now licensed to practice massage in California, Florida, and North Carolina. In her practice, Fingers of Light, Meredith specializes in Geriatric, Hospice, and Oncology massage and also offers Reiki and Shamanic Energy Healing. Meredith began providing Oncology massage and Reiki energy healing for Cornucopia clients in April 2017 and loves every second of it!

* Cornucopia Cancer Support Center website: http://www.cancersupport4u.org/
* Fingers of Light website: http://www.fingersoflight.com/
* Moore Connection Healing website: www.mooreconnectionhealing.com
* Pamela’s healing journey blog: https://www.facebook.com/MCHealing/
* GBM Duke Cancer Survivors: https://www.facebook.com/groups/GBMDukeSurvivorConnection/

 

Friday May 11  7:00-9:00pm
Oasis GAME NIGHT!
JOIN US FOR OUR FIRST OASIS GAME NIGHT!

Come play some of our group games.
• To laugh as much as possible
• To get to know people better and bond
• To learn something new
• No skill required

It’s 100% free, so come in and have a good time!

For our first game Two Truths and a Lie, think of your 3 statements. The object of the game is for the participants to guess which statement is the false one. The lie can be outrageous, wacky, or sound like a truth and the rest of the participants have to guess which statement is a lie.

Your Co-Hosts: Jamie Cohen & Pamela Moore

 

 

Saturday May 12  7:30-9:00pm
Wilton Dubois on steel drums! LIVE! FREE!

Wilton Dubois specializes in jazz, but also plays classical, R&B, Motown and standards. Bringing a lifetime of experience in blues, jazz and classics resulting in an exotic blend of steel drum sounds. He is a professional musician who can perform solo or with a band.His extensive repertoire can be tailored to fit any situation. The epitome of an eclectic jazz steel drum player, Wilton Dubois is available for:

Private Parties, Proms, Resorts, Restaurants, Reunions, Showers, Ski Lodges, Sorority Function, Studio Session, Birthday Parties, Casinos, Celebrations, Children’s Birthday Parties, Christenings, Christmas Parties, Church Services, Anniversaries, Awards Nights, Bachelor Parties, Bachelorette Parties, Banquets, Bar Mitzvahs, Bat Mitzvahs and more!

Wilton’s nonprofit Resounding Steel,org:
Educating our youth is a mission that is of national priority. There is nothing more important than saving our children and preparing them for the 21st century. According to an African Proverb, “it takes a village to raise a child.” In essence many approaches, styles, techniques and personalities are needed to nurture children as they grow and develop.

We are a village of helpers whose program is entitled, Together We Aspire, Together We Achieve’ (TWA-TWA). It is a part of Resounding Steel, Inc. (RSI), a nonprofit organization located in Durham, NC. We have an exemplary musical educational program using the Steel Drum to inspire and motivate youth to reach their full academic, and personal potential.

Educating our youth is our mission, we must save our children!

 

betseynew


Sunday May 13 6:30-8:00pm
CLIMATE DESTABILIZATION: OUR LONG SLOW EMERGENCY

VIDEO & DISCUSSION NIGHT ~ 2 nd Sunday of each month
PRACTICES AND ACTIONS TO CREATE RESILIENCE ~ 4 th Sunday of each month, 6:30-8:00pm

On the 2 nd Sunday of each month, 6:30-8:30pm, we show a different climate video and discuss a range of important issues and options to address them, both individually and collectively.

Our perspective is that the core ecological problem is not climate change, but rather it is overshoot, of which our climate destabilization is a symptom. We have overshot the ability, i.e.,“carrying capacity”, of the earth to support the population by using up resources faster than they can be replenished. In the process we’ve put an amount of CO2 into the atmosphere that has destabilized our climate.

“There can be no greater crime against humanity than the destruction of conditions that make human life possible…” Lawrence Torcello
We are in an unprecedented time of risk, uncertainty, and opportunity … and with some urgency we are called to greater participation to serve our Emerging Future.

Join us for this important discussion of how we move forward to create an Earth Community of justice, sustainability and peace! Bring your comments, questions and ideas. Free! Open to all!

For detailed information of the specific video that will be shown, see
https://betseydowning.com/upcoming-events/ . Information will be posted 5-6 days prior to the event.

CLIMATE DESTABILIZATION: OUR LONG SLOW EMERGENCY
PRACTICES AND ACTIONS TO CREATE RESILIENCE ~ 4 th Sunday of each month, 6:30-8:00pm

On the 4 th Sunday of each month, 6:30-8:00pm, we focus on creating resilience, individually and in our communities. The first 30 minutes focuses on our individual resilience and includes practices such as meditation, deep breathing, guided imagery, and/or gentle movement to calm and center ourselves, so that we function at our best. Following that we discuss actions to prepare for the coming challenges to create greater resilience in our communities as well as in our individual lives.

No experience necessary. Free! Open to all!

Presented by a group of concerned and dedicated citizens:
Betsey Downing, Marty Adams, Tana Hartman Thorn,
Dirk Kelder, and Jim Sander

Monday May 14  7:00-8:00pm
The Loneliness of the Peacemaker with Oasis founder Robert Roskind, author of A Guide for an Awakening Planet

Ever feel like you really didn’t fit with your family? Your friends? Your species? Your planet? Ever compromise yourself just to try to fit in? It’s not easy when you are awakening early on a sleeping planet but it’s just part of the journey!

Robert Roskind is the author of twelve books including Rasta Heart: A Journey into One Love, The Beauty Path: A Native American Journey into One Love, The Gathering of the Healers, In the Spirit of Marriage and In the Spirit of Business. He is also the producer of a record-breaking PBS series and the organizer of over 200 One Love Events in the U.S. and Jamaica. He lives in Carrboro and operates the Oasis.

 

Tuesday May 15  7:00-8:00pm
Prepare for Aging: Let Nature Do Your Vegetable Gardening
Dr. Kevin Morgan.

As we age, diet becomes increasingly important, when it comes to our health. There isnothing better for us than home-grown, organic food. When most people think of gardening, they think of a sore back. All that digging and composting. Then you have to buy fertilizer, weed-killer, and bug sprays. Oh! Boy.

  • When I think of digging the garden, I thank the worms.
  • When I think of fertilizer, I thank the decaying plants.
  • Whe nI think of weed-killer, I thank the broad-cast clover.
  • When I think of bug sprays, I thank timing and marigolds.

With a little planning, some advice from The One Straw Revolutionary, and a few poundsof the right kind of worms, 20 minutes a day is all you need. Boy, what could be better than vegetables straight from, or even in, the garden. Bon appétit. Kev akaFitOldDog

Dr. Morgan (aka Kevin aka FitOldDog) is a retired veterinary scientist and entrepreneur. His business, Old Dogs in Training, LLC, is working to help people handle the challenges of aging. As a life-long athlete, he received a medal at the end of every Ironman race he finished. He noticed that aging is tougher than the Ironman, but there was no medal, not that he’s in a hurry tofinish that race. Aging comes with more aches, pains and challenges. If you ask him how he’s doing, 99% of the time he replies, “I’m happy.” If you ask him why he’s happy, he’ll reply, “It’s a choice. Being miserable is hard work.” Kevin is now making his living writing and selling books on aging. His main marketing tool is story-telling. As a plant-based athlete, Kevin loves his vegetable garden, where nature does most of the heavy lifting.

Links:

http://prepareforaging.com

https://youtu.be/PLaZDTNncpc

http://www.onestrawrevolution.net/One_Straw_Revolution/One-Straw_Revolution.html

 

Wednesday May 16  7:00-8:00pm
Cultivating Inner Peace
with Kezia Renee Lechner

Inner peace is much sought after, but sometimes challenging to attain. What do you feel holds you back from your own experience of inner peace? Are your thoughts often focused on the past or the future? Do you find anxiety and worry difficult to let go of, and are you often stressed and over busy? What steps do you feel you could take to cultivate an increased sense of inner peace?

Come enjoy an experiential evening of Intuitive Life Coaching and hands on Energy Healing. If the group is small, I will provide short individual sessions for each person. If the group is large, I will work with as many people as I’m able. Together we will explore what seems to keep you from more daily moments of inner peace.

Kezia Renee Lechner moved to this area from Philadelphia. She offers private sessions and hosts a monthly, sliding scale Healing Clinic in Chapel Hill. Formerly a professional artist, she was a member of a National Artist’s Coaching Community for over a decade. Drawn to the Healing Arts, she became a Reiki Master in 1999, explored a number of other healing modalities and soon after established her own practice.

Over the years, as her sensitivity to energy and her intuitive abilities grew, she began to combine Intuitive Life Coaching with Reiki/Energy Healing, a blend she finds highly powerful and effective in helping clients move forward in their lives.

Over the years, as her sensitivity to energy and her intuitive abilities grew, she began to combine Intuitive Life Coaching with Reiki/Energy Healing, a blend she finds highly powerful and effective in helping clients move forward in their lives. To learn more about Kezia visit www.HeartofaHealer.com – www.OpenintoChange.com or contact her at 919 929 8749 – keziarenee@gmail.com

 

Thursday May 17  7:00-8:00pm
Love God NOW
with Andy and Shef

Come explore the wonders and fullness of life and dig deep into what it means to Love God Now Who is God? How is Love? What is Now? When is Love? Where is God? Why is Now?
How is Now? Where is Love? Why is God? When is Now? What is Love? Who is Love?
Why is Love? How is God? Who is Now? What is God? Where is Now? When is God?

You dig?
Andy Ross is a progressive, independent minister who seeks to awaken others to the peace, love, and joy of God’s being through deep personal insight and transformative spiritual practice. His first book, Where is God? , is the introduction to a NEW theology for the HERE and NOW, honoring both the eternal moment and the progress of humanity. Andy lives in
the moment, but resides with his wife and two daughters in Wake Forest, NC.

 

www.andyrossministry.com

 

Sheffield Pulley is the author of the soon to be released NAO TE CHING and teaches carpe iam , a series of pillars and principles born out of the text that reveal a way of life founded
on The Way, the foundation of life and the space in between and beyond the contrast and chaos of life. This way of being lends clarity and context to one’s story, leading to a new sense
of self grounded in wholeness, hope, and service. He lives in the research triangle with his guru, his 8 year old son Fo.

www.sheffieldpulley.com

*Warning: Conversation will most definitely induce laughter and leave you light.

 

Friday May 18 7:00-8:30pm
Movies-That-Matter/Spiritual Cinema
John of God: Miracle Man

João Teixeira de Faria, internationally known as John of God or João de Deus, is arguably the most powerful unconscious medium alive today and possibly the best-
known healer of the past 2000 years. However, João is a humble man who is very clear about one thing: “I do not cure anybody. God heals, and in his infinite goodness permits the Entities to heal and console my brothers. I am merely an instrument in God’s divine hands.” – John of God. The medium Joao Teixeira has no formal medical training. Instead he gives over his consciousness and incorporates the spirits of past doctors and saints. These entities give talks, examine the waiting masses and conduct the visible and invisible operations. It is estimated that he has treated, either directly or indirectly, up to 15 million people during the past 40 years.

We hope you enjoy our DVD about the healing process in the Casa de Dom Inacio de Loyola and that you use it to prepare for your travel and access the healing energy of the clinic.

 

samadhi-oasisSaturday May 19  7:30-9:00pm
Samadhi LIVE!! FREE!! AWESOME!

Samadhi is a soulful kirtan band based in North Carolina. Although the term kirtan is originally from India, we celebrate traditions from around the world that foster community gatherings centered around devotional call and response singing. Kirtan transforms the spirit, bringing us together, unifying our hearts and voices, sharing in the spirit. Because kirtan requires participation, WE NEED YOU! Our music is as diverse as our band, and with influences that include jazz, gospel, indie, rock n’roll, and soul, our chants range from moments of sweet intimacy to resounding expressions of the heart. Our members include Krishna Nama, Prema, Rangadevi, Steve, Kat, Julian, Courtney & Vikram.

www.samadhikirtan.com

 

 

 

Tuesday May 22 7:00-8:30pm
Essential Oils Workshop with Irina Teixeira

Essential oils are natural compounds that are found in plants. They give plants, flowers and fruits their aromatic smell and have been used for a very wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications for thousands of years. If you have ever enjoyed the scent of a rose, you’ve experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils. These naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. Essential oils provide plants with protection against environmental threats and play a role in plant pollination. In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and being beautifully fragrant to people, essential oils can be used for food preparation, beauty treatment, and health-care practices. Essential oils are both exciting and promising when it comes to taking care of your own and your family’s health. Whether you’re applying essential oils topically, enjoying the aromatic benefits through diffusing, or taking essential oils internally, the positive effects of essential oils are boundless. Essential oils are a natural way to accomplish a healthy lifestyle because they work on the mind, body and spirit. Come and learn how use essential oils to unleash the potential of these natural remedies, take control of your health and lower your pharmacy bills.

Irina Teixeira is a doTERRA Health and Wellness Advocate. Her role in the community is to teach workshops on empowering people to make healthy and natural decisions with respect to their health care choices. For more information, visit www.mydoterra.com/irinateixeira or contact Irina at 336-213-2869 – mysticgroveoils@gmail.com.

 

Wednesday March 23  7:00-8:00pm
Green Party Films

 

Thursday May 24  7:00-8:00pm
Crop Formations: Assistance for Our Transformation with author and Oasis founder Robert Roskind

In the last few decades thousands of crop formations have been appearing all over the world, with many appearing in southern England. Who are creating these and why? There are fake, human-made formations but the real ones are recognizable because:

* There are no mistakes – none;
* There are no footprints or tire tracks though the ground is usually soft and wet;
* They are completed over a short summer night, on irregular ground where the pattern can only be detected from above;
* The millions of flattened grain stalks are interwoven like baskets and are not crushed but rather molecularly bent and suspended a quarter inch above the ground. they are ot dead but continue to grow;
* Many include complex mathematical, astrological and astronomical information.

Robert Roskind is the author of twelve books including Rasta Heart: A Journey into One Love, The Beauty Path: A Native American Journey into One Love, The Gathering of the Healers, In the Spirit of Marriage and In the Spirit of Business. He is also the producer of a record-breaking PBS series and the organizer of over 200 One Love Events in the U.S. and Jamaica. He lives in Carrboro and operates the Oasis.

Friday May 25  7:30-8:30pm
Magic with Steve Dixon

 

Saturday May 26  7:30-9:00pm
Nathan Vallejo LIVE! FREE!

Local musician Nate Vallejo is the lead singer and songwriter for the local band, Mr. Darcy (Love Is EP available for listen/download at mrdarcyband.bandcamp.com), a four-piece rock n’ roll band with original content drawing from a wide array of genres (from Wilco to Steppenwolf, My Morning Jacket to Santana, The Black Keys to Pearl Jam). Nate Vallejo has built his vocal and lyrical style from influences such as Ryan Adams, Jeff Tweedy, Dan Auerbach, and Eric Clapton.

Not quite folk, not quite soul, but somewhere in between, Nate Vallejo plays sweeping rhythms and haunting melodies, jumping from finger-picking poetry to soggy-bottom blues in the blink of an eye. Never having been classically trained, Nate Vallejo has learned to “play by ear,” which has influenced his music to come primarily from feeling and intuition. When playing solo, Nate commits to creating vulnerable emotional space as he bears his heart and soul. Having traveled cross country to the west coast several times over the years, Nate’s lyrics reflect a thoughtful outlook on what it is to leave home, to find love, and to heal the wounds of the past through loving one’s Self.

Currently, he is working on Mr. Darcy’s first full album, Carolina Skies, which will be available by the Summer of 2018. Nate is also working on his second solo release, titled Renewal, after his 2015 release of his self-titled EP (available for listen at https://soundcloud.com/nate-vallejo). Find Nate on Facebook to follow his travels and to stay tuned to upcoming shows and releases.

 


betseynewSunday May 27 6:30-8:00pm
CLIMATE DESTABILIZATION: OUR LONG SLOW EMERGENCY

VIDEO & DISCUSSION NIGHT ~ 2 nd Sunday of each month
PRACTICES AND ACTIONS TO CREATE RESILIENCE ~ 4 th Sunday of each month, 6:30-8:00pm

On the 2 nd Sunday of each month, 6:30-8:30pm, we show a different climate video and discuss a range of important issues and options to address them, both individually and collectively.

Our perspective is that the core ecological problem is not climate change, but rather it is overshoot, of which our climate destabilization is a symptom. We have overshot the ability, i.e.,“carrying capacity”, of the earth to support the population by using up resources faster than they can be replenished. In the process we’ve put an amount of CO2 into the atmosphere that has destabilized our climate.

“There can be no greater crime against humanity than the destruction of conditions that make human life possible…” Lawrence Torcello
We are in an unprecedented time of risk, uncertainty, and opportunity … and with some urgency we are called to greater participation to serve our Emerging Future.

Join us for this important discussion of how we move forward to create an Earth Community of justice, sustainability and peace! Bring your comments, questions and ideas. Free! Open to all!

For detailed information of the specific video that will be shown, see
https://betseydowning.com/upcoming-events/ . Information will be posted 5-6 days prior to the event.

CLIMATE DESTABILIZATION: OUR LONG SLOW EMERGENCY
PRACTICES AND ACTIONS TO CREATE RESILIENCE ~ 4 th Sunday of each month, 6:30-8:00pm

On the 4 th Sunday of each month, 6:30-8:00pm, we focus on creating resilience, individually and in our communities. The first 30 minutes focuses on our individual resilience and includes practices such as meditation, deep breathing, guided imagery, and/or gentle movement to calm and center ourselves, so that we function at our best. Following that we discuss actions to prepare for the coming challenges to create greater resilience in our communities as well as in our individual lives.

No experience necessary. Free! Open to all!

Presented by a group of concerned and dedicated citizens:
Betsey Downing, Marty Adams, Tana Hartman Thorn,
Dirk Kelder, and Jim Sander