Sophia's Portico

A Feminine Spirituality Center - For More Than 20 years!

2330 Beacon Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805
   
Sophia's Portico

 

A Feminine Spirituality Center
 

  260-482-7402

kuanyin011@frontier.com

www.facebook.com/SophiasPortico

New Programs

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Healing Art Journeys

Date to be announced

1:00 to 5:00 PM at Sophia's Portico

Session 9 - Faith Ringgold is an 87 year old artist, author and educator whose famous narrative painted quilts are the epitome of the genre.  As a social activist, she skillfully intertwined painting, quilt-making and story-telling.  Her striking images are combined with text, recording African-American history both political and personal.  Her wonderfully bold colors and naive style will have you spellbound and ready to create your own narrative in her innovative and appealing style.

Cost: $20

PRESENTER: CAROLE HOLMES GORDON is a Fiber, Mixed Media and Studio Artist.  She can be reached at seajaystudio@hotmail.com.

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Women's Power

Date to be announced

7:00 to 9:00 PM at Sophia's Portico

We are continuing the conversation started in February about "Women and Power."  If you could not join us then, please join us now as we discuss how women's voices can be "voices of authority" and whether power can be an attribute or a verb, rather than a possession.  We will view images from Max Dashu and review excerpts from Mary Beard's book:  Women and Power.  We'd love to hear your voice.

COST: $15

PRESENTER: Lisa JH Gardner is an artist and avid reader.  She began researching the Sacred Feminine while pursuing her Master's degree at IPFW.

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Journeying With Soul Cards

Date to be announced

2:00 to 4:00 PM at Sophia's Portico

Come and experience peaceful reflection, journaling, divination and group discussion.  SOUL CARDS - evocative and mysterious images - by Debrah Koff, will speak directly to your soul and call forth your personal insight and creativity.  You will be able to take home your own image, the mirror through which to reflect upon your soul, your unique and beautiful life force.

BRING A JOURNAL.  All other materials supplied.  Special contemplative music chosen by Tonya will accompany the experience.

COST: $20

PRESENTER: Tonya Threet, a Priestess in her cultural Nordic traditions and an internationally known Nordic American recording musician. Tonya is also actively involved in the Fort Wayne Pagan Community.

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Women Who Run With The Wolves and Cello

Tuesday ~ June 5, 2018

7:00 to 8:30 PM at St. Mary Magdala Spiritual Center

2800 Rolston Street

Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805

A presentation of myths and stories to inspire your "creative journey" and connect to your empowered self, quickened by the improvised, soulful sounds of the cello.  Our most authentic, raw and natural selves are sometimes buried in the day-to-day demands of our lives.  Hearing Clarissa's passionate, poetic, psychologically potent words will empower us to be true to our wild nature and potent selves.

COST: $20

PRESENTER:  Jane Heald, a professional cellist with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic for over 25 years, is also a teacher, author and composer, now exploring how to share the cello in more intimate settings.

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Dances of Universal Peace
Prayer ~ In ~ Motion Circle

Saturday ~ June 9, 2018

6:30 PM at St. Mary Magdal Spiritual Center

2800 Rolston Street

Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805

Using simple movements, mantras, lyrics and songs from many religious traditions, the Dances focus on peace and harmony, celebrating solidarity and unity with all spiritual traditions of the earth.


Leader: Terri Duclos

Musicians: Laura Hillyard, Tammy Silowski and Lindy McCormick

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Animism: A Spiritual Practice for Urban Dwellers

Saturday ~ June 16, 2018

1:00 to 4:00 PM at Sophia's Portico

Animism is a spiritual belief that everything which makes up our world is vitally alive and ensouled.  Everything - animals, insects, plants, trees, rocks, rivers, oceans, weather systems and more - has a distinct presence, essence and intelligence that can be communicated with ... and WANTS to be communicated with.  Even in urban settings, we are surrounded by a rich interactive world that speaks to us if we take the time to listen.  Join us to learn, listen and explore our world in a fresh new way.  Bring a notebook or sketchbook.  Space is limited, register early to reserve your place.

COST: $20

PRESENTER:  Laurie Rainey Schmidt is a counselor, shamanic practitioner, animist and kairomancer who delights in sharing information and exploring new horizons.

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Creating Your Personal Spirit Doll

Saturday ~ July 21, 2018

1:00 to 5:00 PM at Sophia's Portico

Making a Spirit Doll is a playful and revealing way to reconnect with your authentic self.  Symbolic discoveries may surprise you during this fun day.  You may bring any small meaningful item to embellish your doll.  You can sample the Spirit Dolls that live at Sophia's Portico.  One always attends the Rituals.

COST: $50

All materials and some munchies provided.

PRESENTER:  Carole Holmes Gordon is a Fiber, Mixed Media and Studio Artist.  She can be reached at seajaystudio@hotmail.com

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