Summoning the Unseen
with Brooke McNamara & Special Guests Dave Rock, Erin Geesaman Rabke, & Rachel Blackman
via Zoom video conferencing
Fridays, May 15th – July 3rd
9-10:45 am PST/ 10-11:45 am MST/ 12-1:45 pm EST
$200 suggested investment, but please pay what you can and want. Enter your chosen offering in the field below.
“The poet is the priest of the invisible.”
~ Wallace Stevens
In these bewildering times, both our inner and outer worlds are undergoing rapid change and unraveling. So much is unknown and yet to be seen. We may fear becoming overwhelmed or disconnected from the emotional, relational, and spiritual resources we need most right now.
And so ~
Let us gather together around a fire of great wisdom and love, and become still.
Let us become concentrated and warmed by the flames, pulled into a heartfelt, coherent listening, born of a visceral longing for the Numinous.
When we listen like this, we effortlessly lean toward what we innately belong to, what wants to guide and inspire us from just beyond the veils of consensus reality.
Poetry can usher us into this realm of soul, imagination, and the liminal where we remember or sense things we didn’t know we knew. A realm where we can receive vision or calibration not available through thinking or the conventional five senses alone. Where we may court and be courted by our muse. And where we can unfold and reveal bits of magic and insight simply by showing up to listen or bring pen to paper.
Meditation can harmonize body, mind, and breath, allowing deep letting go of unnecessary tension and revealing an ever present Awareness. This deeper nature is our birthright to realize, is not separate from any moment or expression of life, and is refuge when old reference points fall away.
In these bewildering times, let us gather together around a fire to engage these sacred rites: of imbibing and creating poetry, of meditation and falling into intimacy with what matters most, and of being in community with the intention to be touched by sources of unseen support and inspiration.
Each weekly workshop includes:
- Spoken poems and teachings to bring themes alive in your experience.
- Meditation instruction and guided sitting practice (20 minutes).
- Writing prompts, guidance, and time to explore through your own writing.
- Interpersonal guidance and time for connection to build robust relationships and intimate community.
Week 1, May 15: Awareness & Intimacy
Week 2, May 22: Faith & Free-fall
Week 3, May 29: Poetry & Prayer with special guest Dave Rock
Week 4, June 5: Effort & Pleasure
Week 5, June 12: Receptivity & Expression with special guest Rachel Blackman
Week 6, June 19: Incipience & Impermanence
Week 7, June 26: Grief & Gratitude with special guest Erin Geesaman Rabke
Week 8, July 3: Intimacy & Awareness
You will also be invited to join a private Facebook group for members of Summoning the Unseen, in which to share poems, share your own writing and receive feedback, and generally explore together what comes up in the workshops.
Via Zoom video group call
Workshops will be recorded and sent to you within 48 hours, along with prompts and inquiries to consider in your writing and living between workshops.
$200 suggested investment,
but please pay what you can