AUGUST

Thursday August 2  7:00-8:00pm
Andy Ross & Sheffield Pulley
Love God Now!

Love God Now is a gathering place for those seeking a higher sense of self before what they consider most sacred through fellowship and community with those yearning for the same within themselves. Come explore the wonders and fullness of life and dig deep, beyond belief, into what it means to Love God Now. 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 At the Movies with his guru, his 8 year old son Fo.

www.sheffieldpulley.com

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

 

Saturday August 4  7:30-9:00pm
Rob Gelblum  LIVE!!

Rob has been playing guitar and piano, and singing, for over  50 years. The thing that all his songs have in common, regardless of  genre, is soulfulness. The fullness of his 12-string and his wide-ranging voice do justice to hundreds of songs. Rob is resurrecting  the original songs he penned some 40 years ago; meanwhile, you’ll be  pleased at the material he digs up. It defies categorization and tends to be heavy on melodiousness and rhythm. He started off during the ’60s  folk revival, influenced by parents who treasured their 78 & 33 rpm  recordings of the likes of Woody Guthrie, Leadbelly, Josh White, the  pre-silly Burl Ives, Pete Seeger, Joan Baez & Richard Dyer-Bennet.  Before he knew it he was swept up in the excitement over the Beatles and the “British Invasion,” and was exploring rootsy rock and, influenced  by his Philly roots, R&B.

Rob did the obligatory duty in a high school rock & roll band and, taking a break from college, had the time of his life busking in  Paris. Post-college he returned to Paris to busk, and in the mid-’70s  was a fixture of the bar/club music scene in Chapel Hill & Durham,  NC. Next thing he knew he was up to his ears in community organizing,  where the dozens of protest/topical songs he knows landed him before  audiences concerned with social and economic justice issues. That work  led to a joint degree in law & city planning, and a career as a “white hat” environmental lawyer that has spanned 30 years. Plunging  back into a life where music again plays a large part was long overdue,  and today he loves nothing more than sharing his tunes with folks.

Sunday August 5  6:30-8:30pm
CLIMATE DESTABILIZATION: OUR LONG SLOW EMERGENCY
VIDEO & DISCUSSION NIGHT

We are at a crossroads in our history. We are on the precipice of destroying our habitat, the very earth that gives us sustenance and supports life. Our multiple challenges of climate change, deforestation, overgrazing, fisheries collapse, food insecurity, and the rapid extinction of species are all part of a single, over-arching problem: Humanity has overshot the carrying capacity of the Earth.

Join with others willing to honestly face our situation and have the most important discussion of our lives: how we pull out of our ecological nosedive and transition to a life-affirming global culture, an earth community of sustainability, justice, and peace! We show a different video each session and discuss a range of important issues and options to address them.

For detailed information on each session,  https://betseydowning.com/upcoming-events/  Information will be posted 5-6 days prior to the event.

PRACTICES AND ACTIONS TO CREATE RESILIENCE ~ 3rd Sunday of August, 6:30-8:00pm
In these sessions we focus on creating resilience, both individually and in community. It includes personal practices such as deep breathing and meditation to calm and center ourselves, as well as actions we can take in our communities to adapt to the coming changes brought on by climate destabilization.

Bring your comments, questions, ideas, and friends! Free! Open to all!
Presented by the Citizens Climate Collaborative:
Betsey Downing, Tana Hartman Thorn, Dirk Kelder, and Jim Sander


Tuesday August 7  7:00-9:00pm
Poet’s Open Mic Night


Join Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department and Oasis for POETS  OPEN MIC NIGHT. This is a night where poets can engage with others  and share the power and diversity of poetry. This event is staged to  provide the venue for people to celebrate, to share, and to encourage  the writing, reading, and listening of poetry. For information on this  program please call (919) 918-7364

 

Wednesday August 8 7:00-8:00pm
Grieving from a Spiritual Perspective with author Robert Roskind and including an audio presentation from Dr. Kubler-Ross, author of Living with Death and Dying

I do not know, none of us know, all the reasons why people we love and are connected with leave us, often all too quickly. What I have learned or rather “remembered” are two truths that comfort me in my grieving. First, separation through death from anyone we love or loves us is only temporary. Love is eternal and we will be reunited with them “in the camp on the other side,” as the Native Americans called it. Dr, Kubler-Ross also proved this scientifically in her landmark, 8-year study into death and dying. After interviewing over a thousand people from all cultures, spiritual beliefs, ages, etc. who had had NDEs (near-death experiences), most were greeted on the other side by people who they had loved and loved them and had preceded them in death.

The second thing I have “remembered” is that love is everywhere, in every moment of our lives. It may not appear in the specific form that we may desire and it may, and probably will, change forms. And when it does, we will be greeted with almost unbearable disappointment and grief. Our hearts will be broken open and it is in this opening that the ever-present love, in all its myriad of forms, more easily pours in. We are here to comfort each other, love each other, serve, each other, share with each other. Or as Archbishop Tutu once said, “God said: ‘I only have you. I don’t have anybody else.'”

Robert Roskind is a writer, speaker and event organizer. His books include Rasta Heart: A Journey into One Love, Memoirs of an Ex-Hippie, In the Spirit of Marriage, and The Beauty Path: A Native American Journey into One Love. Along with his wife, Julia, he has organized over 170 free One Love Concerts and Events at schools, prisons, public venues, and Native American Reservations in the U.S., Guatemala and Jamaica. Every year his One Love Foundation hosts the Gathering of The Beauty Path: A Native American Journey into One Love.

 

 

Friday August 10  7:00-8:30pm
Sitting Among the Angels with Elizabeth Foley

Are you curious about what your angels have to say to you? Well come and sit in the higher energies of the angelic realm, and allow yourself to be open to meet and receive a messages from your Guardian Angels in an open forum.

Elizabeth J. Foley, Ph.D., is an international Metaphysician, Angelologist, Spiritual Teacher, and Author. Elizabeth is an Ordained Minister in the Order of Melchizedek through the Sanctuary of the Beloved. She holds Master Degrees in Counseling and Public Health from Boston University, and completed her doctoral program in Metaphysics at the American Institute of Holistic Theology in 2014.

She has presented at the 2005 Berkshire Paranormal Conference in North Adams, MA and has appeared on various radio and television shows including Univision Nueva Inglaterra Television and the Liz Walker Show-WBZ. Elizabeth conducts private reading sessions and facilitates unique spiritual and psychic development workshops throughout the US and Canada.

Elizabeth formerly enjoyed a successful career in the healthcare field with emphasis on clinical research, and more than 10 years in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, and she makes her home in Nashua, NH Visit her website at:   divinehealings.us

 

Tuesday August 14 7:00-8:00pm
Some Old Recipes for Change: Alchemy
A conversation with Kenneth Turner, PhD (Board Secretary for the Jung Society of the Triangle) http://jungnc.org/

Carl Jung (1875 – 1961) was arguably the most important psychologist of the last century. He 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 space, he found all the myths and ideas of the world. Among the inhabitants of this space are what Jung called the ‘Archetypes’ – inner representations of the common experiences that define our humanity – such things as Mother, Father, Friend, Lover, Warrior, and innumerable others. In searching for evidence that the things his patients were experiencing were also encountered in other times and places, Jung came across the ancient writings of the alchemists. Here he found material that came “straight from the horse’s mouth” – from the unconscious. The alchemists – or at least a substantial minority of them – were seeking inner transformation, not physical ones. They spoke of “our gold” and “our water, that does not wet the hand.”
We will examine some of the alchemical literature and see that it can indeed be interpreted as recipes for personal transformation – as recipes for doing “the Great Work” of realizing our true inner nature and establishing a connection to the Divine.

Ken 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.

This talk is part 5 of a six-part series consisting 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. Notes and references for these talks may be found at www.jungnc.org.

 

Wednesday August 15 7:00-8:30pm
Stephanie Massingale and Arya

Stephanie Massengale is an Intuitive Life Coach and channeler for Arya. This talk will be channeled messages from Arya. In a style similar to Esther Hicks with Abraham, Stephanie channels a loving 5th dimensional being named Arya, from the Arcturus star system. Please bring your questions as Stephanie responds to your intentions for the evening.

In 2006, Stephanie had a near death experience which lead to a reawakening of her psychic abilities. In 2007, Stephanie was teaching non-verbal autistic children. They began to start talking to her telepathically. This completely changed the direction of her life. This evening will help you to understand the changing times in which we are currently living.
If you would like to know more about her, here is her website address:
www.intuitivewisdomtoday.com.
The email address is:
intuitivewisdom@gmail.com

 

Thursday August 16 7:00-8:00pm
Andy Ross & Sheffield Pulley
Love God Now!

Love God Now is a gathering place for those seeking a higher sense of self before what they consider most sacred through fellowship and community with those yearning for the same within themselves. Come explore the wonders and fullness of life and dig deep, beyond belief, into what it means to Love God Now. 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 At the Movies with his guru, his 8 year old son Fo.

www.sheffieldpulley.com

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

samadhi-oasisSaturday August 18 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. A w

 

 

Sunday August 19  6:30-8:00pm
CLIMATE DESTABILIZATION: OUR LONG SLOW EMERGENCY
VIDEO & DISCUSSION NIGHT

We are at a crossroads in our history. We are on the precipice of destroying our habitat, the very earth that gives us sustenance and supports life. Our multiple challenges of climate change, deforestation, overgrazing, fisheries collapse, food insecurity, and the rapid extinction of species are all part of a single, over-arching problem: Humanity has overshot the carrying capacity of the Earth.

Join with others willing to honestly face our situation and have the most important discussion of our lives: how we pull out of our ecological nosedive and transition to a life-affirming global culture, an earth community of sustainability, justice, and peace! We show a different video each session and discuss a range of important issues and options to address them.

For detailed information on each session,  https://betseydowning.com/upcoming-events/  Information will be posted 5-6 days prior to the event.

PRACTICES AND ACTIONS TO CREATE RESILIENCE ~ 3rd Sunday of August, 6:30-8:00pm
In these sessions we focus on creating resilience, both individually and in community. It includes personal practices such as deep breathing and meditation to calm and center ourselves, as well as actions we can take in our communities to adapt to the coming changes brought on by climate destabilization.

Bring your comments, questions, ideas, and friends! Free! Open to all!
Presented by the Citizens Climate Collaborative:
Betsey Downing, Tana Hartman Thorn, Dirk Kelder, and Jim Sander

 

Saturday August  25  7:30-9:00pm
Russ  Corvey LIVE!!

A lifelong student of guitar, Russ Corvey studied arranging and composition at Berklee College of Music before forming the popular smooth jazz act Indigo City. Russ toured nationally in support of 1998’s Samba Electrique album, performed at Switzerland’s Montreux Jazz Festival and on Norwegian Cruise Lines 2000 All-Star Smooth Jazz Cruise.Russ has composed and recorded three contemporary jazz albums and in 2002 composed a full-length contemporary ballet, “Arriving in Indigo City“.  http://bit.ly/2MEMAan
Russ Corvey919 360-2078  russcorvey@gmail.com

 

 

Monday August 27  7:00-8:00pm
A Guide for an Awakening Planet: A Joyous Journey into One Love

with Oasis founder Robert Roskind

By design, our planet is experiencing a quantum transformation. This book offers both the wisdom and the practical guidance needed to move from fear to love. Based on his personal 45-year spiritual journey and the stories and wisdom collected through his travels with various indigenous elders, including Hopi, Havasupai, Iroquois, Mayan, and Rasta Elders, Ros- kind has assembled the instructions on how to transform our lives from the mundane to the mystical.

While looking forward, this book also looks back to an age when societies were designed to bring out the best in their people while en- hancing their health and happiness, when people where taken care of from cradle to grave, leaders truly were the servants of the people, each person found their true calling and offered this to others, and life was sustainable for millennia. It was a time when everything was free and humans, like all other species, did not have to pay to live on the planet.

Robert Roskind is a writer, speaker and event organizer. His books include Rasta Heart: A Journey into One Love, Memoirs of an Ex-Hippie, In the Spirit of Marriage, and The Beauty Path: A Native American Journey into One Love. Along with his wife, Julia, he has organized over 170 free One Love Concerts and Events at schools, prisons, public venues, and Native American Reservations in the U.S., Guatemala and Jamaica. Every year his One Love Foundation hosts the Gathering of The Beauty Path: A Native American Journey into One Love.

 

 

 

Friday, August 31  7 to 8 p.m.
Alice Osborn LIVE!

Alice Osborn is a Raleigh-based poet-musician. She will tell heartfelt stories about authenticity and getting out of your own way, as well as perform her favorite originals and poems. Alice’s past educational and work experience is unusually varied, and it now feeds her work as a poet, book editor, and singer/songwriter on acoustic guitar. In the past 12 years, Alice has taught writing workshops to thousands of aspiring fiction, poetry, and memoir authors of nearly all ages from 9 to 90 both around the corner and across continents.

She now combines her twin loves of books and history by serving as a “Let’s Talk About It” scholar with the NC Humanities Council which takes her all across North Carolina. Heroes without Capes is her most recent collection of poetry and Old Derelicts is her most recent CD featuring crowd-pleasing favorite originals. Previous poetry collections are After the Steaming Stops and Unfinished Projects. A former editor for Wake Living magazine, Alice is also the editor of the anthologies Tattoos and Creatures of Habitat, both from Main Street Rag. A NC Writers’ Network, NC Poetry Society, and NC Songwriters Co-op board member and a Pushcart Prize nominee, her work has appeared in the News and Observer, The Broad River Review, The Pedestal Magazine, Soundings Review and in numerous journals and anthologies. Alice is the artist-in-residence for the Western Wake Farmers’ Market, a senior docent at the NC Museum of History, and she also plays Celtic fiddle and bluegrass banjo. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, with her husband, two children, and four birds. Visit Alice’s website at www.aliceosborn.com and check out her music at www.reverbnation.com/aliceosborn.
Alice OsbornWebsite: www.aliceosborn.com
Check out my music on www.reverbnation.com/aliceosborn