Upcoming Events

May 23, 2017

Ghost Opera: New Paintings about Silence by Robert Rhodes

ARTIST'S STATEMENT:  My pictures are emotional statements, rendered visually. To me, they are just as representational as they are abstract. The paintings in Ghost Opera are about silence -- about places and scenes that evoke a spiritual movement toward quiet and memory.

Robert Rhodes was born in Kentucky in 1964 and grew up in the Mississippi River delta region of eastern Arkansas, near Memphis, Tennessee. He has painted since he was 12, and for nearly 20 years was a newspaper journalist. He has published three chapbooks of poetry and the 2009 non-fiction book, Nightwatch: Alone on the Prairie with the Hutterites. He and Duann have two adult daughters, Shelby and Lydia, and a teen-aged son, Aidan. He lives and paints in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Start: May 23, 2017
End: June 30, 2017
Venue: Radiance
Phone: 7172901517
Address:
9 W Grant St, Lancaster, PA, 17603, United States

June 2, 2017

Alchemy: a Concert with Helena and John Protopapas

Come join us for an evening of enchanting visual and sonic landscapes, with father and daughter duo John (sitar) and Helena Protopapas (voice and violin).

Helena will begin sharing images from her travels throughout Denmark, Belgium, Spain,Morocco, and her recent studies in Switzerland. A a synesthete ( visual and auditory overlapping of senses), She creates Soundscapes inspired by the places she travels too ( the colors, smells, sounds of the language, etc.)

John will follow with a solo performance on the sitar.
The evening will come to a close with a raga inspired and improvised duet between Helena and John.

Start: June 2, 2017 7:00 pm
End: June 2, 2017 9:00 pm
Venue: Radiance
Phone: 7172901517
Address:
9 W Grant St, Lancaster, PA, 17603, United States
Cost: $10-$20 donation, children under 12 free

June 4, 2017

Mugwort Moon Magic with Sarah Preston

Mugwort, Artemesia vulgaris, is named for the moon goddess, Artemis. Long used for dream enhancement, Mugwort is also a traditional prayer plant, sacred to the element of Fire.

Join Sarah in the garden for this afternoon class & deepen your relationship to this magical plant. We will meet the plant spirit in meditation, harvest respectfully, tie smudge sticks, start an oil infusion, and sip a Dreamtime tea. There will be a limited number of relevant herbal products available for sale. Each participant will take home the smudge bundle they have tied.

Cost for this afternoon workshop with Sarah is $25, $30 on the day of the class.

To register, call Radiance at 717-290-1517, or stop by the shop at 9 W. Grant St, in downtown Lancaster, right across the bricks from Central Market.

This experiential class will be held in the Herbs from the Labyrinth gardens, 1053 Wheatland Avenue, Lancaster. Wear clothes to be comfortable sitting outside, on the ground if that is a possibility for your body.

Sarah Preston is a community herbalist in Lancaster, PA, and is owner of Herbs from the Labyrinth, LLC. She says, “Being an herbalist is a natural extension of my life-long love of plants, trees and wild places, and my interest in natural healing, which was instilled in me by my mother. I see herbalism as a lifelong learning process. My spirituality deeply informs my work with herbs, just as my work with herbs informs my spirituality. I see the Earth as the living body of the Goddess, and all living beings as parts of her body”.

Start: June 4, 2017 1:00 pm
End: June 4, 2017 3:30 pm
Venue: Herbs from the Labyrinth, LLC
Phone: 7172901517
Address:
1053 Wheatland Avenue, Lancaster, PA, 17603, United States
Cost: $25 in advance, $30 on the day of class

June 9, 2017

International Herb Symposium

Held every other year, this is the 13th symposium.  A gathering of herbalists from all over the world, this is a wonderful opportunity to study with the best!  This year, Robin Wall Kimmerer ( one of my favorite authors) is the keynote speaker.  If you are an herbalist, or want to become one, this is a must.

Start: June 9, 2017
End: June 11, 2017
Venue: Wheaton College
Address:
Norton, MA, United States

June 10, 2017

Faery Hair and Henna Tattoos

Henna is an ancient, mostly feminine, tradition from India, Africa and the Middle East. Many ceremonies have developed around the painting of henna on the skin. Special occasions are accented with the tradition of mehndi, weddings, birthdays, baby showers, and more.  Henna body art is more than painting a pretty design on your skin; it serves as a time to relax, slow down and feel beautiful. It is also a time for women to gather together to support each other in a sacred way.

Faery Hair is a brand new phenomenon!  A tiny strand of hair tinsel is affixed near the root of one strand of your hair and adds color and sparkle.  Lasts for weeks, or even months if the faeries are smiling on you!

Experience Mehndi at Radiance, 9 W Grant St in downtown Lancaster, across the bricks from Central Market. Individual and group appointments are welcomed for belly blessings, weddings, and everyday celebrations.

Henna appointment times and costs vary according to the size and complexity of each design:

15 minutes - small medallion or wristlet/anklet - $15.00

1/2 hour - simple design: hands, feet, wrist, ankle - $25.00

1 hour - large design: arm, foot-to-knee, etc. - $50.00

Faery Hair Sparkles are $3.00 each, or 7 strands for $20.

Call Radiance at 717-290-1517 to schedule an individual or group appointment!

Alicia Lyter is a trained artist and yoga teacher. MehndiSol is a perfect meld of the two sensibilities, “adornment for the body, nourishment for the Sol”. She has traveled to India & experienced traditional Mehndi while there.  She says, “I have always been intrigued by the intricate art of Mehndi.  I love the practice of women adorning each other, and all the healing aspects associated with the craft.”

Start: June 10, 2017 10:00 am
End: June 10, 2017 2:00 pm
Venue: Radiance
Phone: 7172901517
Address:
9 W Grant St, Lancaster, PA, 17603, United States
Cost: $3-55 depending on size, or number of strands

June 19, 2017

Sense of Wonder Camp for Girls

Sponsored by

FULL CIRCLE SUSQUEHANNA, INC.

 An Eco-feminist Camp

For Girls 8 – 15

• Learn about the habitats of the Eastern Woodlands •

• Identify native plants, animals, and insects •

• Explore aquatic life in a restored stream habitat •

• Develop a personal sense of the sacredness of the Earth •

• Experience nature as interconnected,

interactive, and challenging •

• Make crafts using natural materials •

• Learn about women who work to change the world •

• Sing and make music •

• Acquire a stronger sense of self, empowerment and trust•

 

Camp Philosophy:  "If I had influence over the good fairy who is supposed to preside over the christening of all children I should ask that her gift to each child in the world be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life." ~Rachel Carson

We want girls to know the beauty and mystery of nature and to see and learn about female role models who hold a deep regard for the Earth and the amazing life on Her.

A Sense of Wonder Camp:  will be held at the beautiful  Millport Conservancy. The camp is sponsored by Full Circle Susquehanna, Inc., a non-profit women's organization dedicated to the empowerment of girls and women. Mission - We, Full Circle, honor an Earth-centered way of being that is organic, is respectful, is consensus-based, and is sustaining within the web of life.

 Camp Staff & Committee:  The full-time staff is led by Kara Kriner, Michele Bote’, and Alicia Lyter.  The camp is staffed by Full Circle Susquehanna board members, guest presenters and Sense of Wonder alumni.

 The Board of Directors:  Alicia Lyter, Amy Antonucci, Kara Kriner, Marilyn Weaver, Michele Bote', Sarah Preston.  Cheryl Desmond is on sabbatical.  Our vision is to create unbounded possibilities for women and girls to empower themselves.  Other projects Full Circle Susquehanna, Inc. has established are a free, lending library from a diverse book collection from the estate of Molly Keen and presenting workshops with leading journalists, authors and feminist theologians.  Assist us with growing our vision by making a tax-deductible, charitable donation to Full Circle Susquehanna, Inc.  Full Circle Susquehanna, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.

APPLICATION INFORMATION: Camp begins each morning at 9:00 a.m. each day, Monday through Friday.  We will finish at 4:00 p.m.  Girls need to bring a lunch every day along with a mess kit and water bottle for the daily snacks and beverages we provide.  Each camper needs a towel, old shoes for stream wading, and a change of clothes, if desired.  For more information email fullcirclesusq@yahoo.com. The camp fee is $200.   Contributions are welcome to help send a girl to camp.

 TO REGISTER, COMPLETE THE INFORMATION BELOW AND SEND A $75 DEPOSIT TO: Full Circle Susquehanna, Inc., “Sense of Wonder” Camp, c/o Radiance, 9 W. Grant St., Lancaster, PA 17603

Camper Name:                          Caregiver’s Name:

Address:                                                                               Tee-shirt size:

Age:                   Astrological sign or Birth Day:                     Home Phone:

Work Phone:                          Caregiver’s Email:

Tax-deductible scholarship donations: I’d like contribute $________ toward a camp scholarship.

Start: June 19, 2017 9:00 am
End: June 23, 2017 4:00 pm
Venue: Millport Conservancy
Phone: 7172901517
Address:
737 E Millport Rd, Lititz, PA, 17543, United States
Cost: $200 for the week

June 24, 2017

Faery Hair and Henna Tattoos

Henna is an ancient, mostly feminine, tradition from India, Africa and the Middle East. Many ceremonies have developed around the painting of henna on the skin. Special occasions are accented with the tradition of mehndi, weddings, birthdays, baby showers, and more.  Henna body art is more than painting a pretty design on your skin; it serves as a time to relax, slow down and feel beautiful. It is also a time for women to gather together to support each other in a sacred way.

Faery Hair is a brand new phenomenon!  A tiny strand of hair tinsel is affixed near the root of one strand of your hair and adds color and sparkle.  Lasts for weeks, or even months if the faeries are smiling on you!

Experience Mehndi at Radiance, 9 W Grant St in downtown Lancaster, across the bricks from Central Market. Individual and group appointments are welcomed for belly blessings, weddings, and everyday celebrations.

Henna appointment times and costs vary according to the size and complexity of each design:

15 minutes - small medallion or wristlet/anklet - $15.00

1/2 hour - simple design: hands, feet, wrist, ankle - $25.00

1 hour - large design: arm, foot-to-knee, etc. - $50.00

Faery Hair Sparkles are $3.00 each, or 7 strands for $20.

Call Radiance at 717-290-1517 to schedule an individual or group appointment!

Alicia Lyter is a trained artist and yoga teacher. MehndiSol is a perfect meld of the two sensibilities, “adornment for the body, nourishment for the Sol”. She has traveled to India & experienced traditional Mehndi while there.  She says, “I have always been intrigued by the intricate art of Mehndi.  I love the practice of women adorning each other, and all the healing aspects associated with the craft.”

Start: June 24, 2017 10:00 am
End: June 24, 2017 2:00 pm
Venue: Radiance
Phone: 7172901517
Address:
9 W Grant St, Lancaster, PA, 17603, United States
Cost: $3-55 depending on size, or number of strands

July 1, 2017

Goddess on Earth

Goddess on Earth (the film) is a meditative video based on the archetypal stages of a woman’s life – maiden, mother and crone. Using the photographic portraits from the Goddess on Earth series of contemporary women portraying ancient sacred myths, viewers are enveloped by words, sounds and video. A virtual landscape of archetypal imagery is created that takes the viewers on a transcendent journey that encourages them to ruminate on their own life passage as well as the divine presence within us all.

Beginning with a presentation, Lisa will explore the artwork of various artists in America – herself included - who have used Goddess imagery as an affirmation of female power and independence.

As the feminist art movement arose in the early 1970s, innovative artwork was created that heighten the awareness of the female perspective. During this period, feminist artists such as Judy Chicago, Ana Mendieta, Mary Beth Edelson, and Louise Bourgeois, to name just a few, also began to reclaim the Goddess in their artworks. Their political art brought into focus both the lack of representation of women artists in the mainstream, male dominated art world, and the devaluation of the feminine in our patriarchal society.

After the initial presentation we will view Lisa's film, Goddess on Earth, together. This is a short film that celebrates the strength and self-esteem of contemporary women by photographing them in their embodiment of goddesses and sacred myths. The film has been seen in a variety of venues throughout the United States, and has featured such well-known women as Isabel Allende (author), Olympia Dukakis (actress), Nomfundo Walaza (CEO of Desmond Tutu Peace Trust), Gloria Feldt (former CEO Planned Parenthood, founder of Take the Lead) and Kathy Eldon (founder of Creative Visions).

The afternoon will culminate in an experiential workshop during which we will use Goddess imagery to invigorate our personal connection with the Divine; cultivate a deeper understanding of our selves through ancient mythology; employ archetypes as a catalyst for change; and stand in circle embodying the divine within us to bring a deeper mindfulness of our collective memory.

Cost for this afternoon workshop is $35 in advance, $40 on the day of the event.

Please feel free to bring any clothing, accessories, masks, etc, that you think you might want to use of share during the experiential portion of the workshop.

There will be a few opportunities for individual photo sessions with Lisa on the following day. Contact Radiance for more information on this opportunity.

Goddess on Earth (the film) has been seen at numerous conferences and festivals including; Women, Power and Peace Conference, Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY; A Conversation with Eve Ensler, Riverspace, Nyack, NY; Power into Action, Grass Valley, CA; Glastonbury Goddess Conference, Glastonbury, England; Where Womyn Gather, Pennsylvania, Smarter, Bolder, Older, Rye, NY; WAVE- The Women’s Avenue, Mashpee, MA; and Women at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY.

Start: July 1, 2017 1:00 pm
End: July 1, 2017 4:00 pm
Venue: Radiance
Phone: 7172901517
Address:
9 W Grant St, Lancaster, PA, 17603, United States
Cost: $35 in advance, $40 on the day of the class

July 7, 2017

Kirtan with John Terlazzo

A special evening of ecstatic chant with John Terlazzo

Pay as you wish donation

($5 to $20 suggested)

John will play harmonium and guitar, and lead us in this kirtan. Bring your voice.  Bring your open heart and hungry soul.  Bring water to drink and a cushion if you wish to sit on the floor.

Start: July 7, 2017 7:00 pm
End: July 7, 2017 9:00 pm
Venue: Radiance
Phone: 7172901517
Address:
9 W Grant St, Lancaster, PA, 17603, United States
Cost: by donation, $5 - $20 perperson suggested

July 22, 2017

Intuitive Spiral Collage: Naming Our Core Anchor

How do we find and maintain our balance when we are surrounded by threats to our environment, our human rights, our core values?

A visual affirmation for your spirit, a Spiral Collage is a creative way to express your core self, the roles you play, and the skills you bring to this challenging time. Used in daily meditation the collage you make can remind you of the way back to your own groundedness.

Nancy Warble will guide us through this process with guided meditation, quiet contemplation, and creative collage.

Cost is $35 in advance, $40 on the day of class. This includes all of the materials and art supplies you will need to create your spiral collage. Feel free to bring any additional personal items to attach to your collage board.

Class will be held at Radiance, 9 W Grant St., Lancaster. Stop in or phone to register 717-290-1517

Nancy Warble has a degree in Art Education from Millersville University and is retired from 31 years of teaching art in public schools. She is following her dreams by studying shamanism and psychic development, and teaching art to adults!

Start: July 22, 2017 12:00 pm
End: July 22, 2017 4:00 pm
Venue: Radiance
Phone: 7172901517
Address:
9 W Grant St, Lancaster, PA, 17603, United States
Cost: $35 in advance, $40 on the day of the class