Circle of Stones draws us into a meditative experience of the lost Feminine and creates a space for us to consider our present lives from the eyes of women's ancient culture and ritual. Incorporating the most ancient symbol of spirituality-the circle of stones-Duerk weaves stories, dreams, and visions of women to lead each reader into a personal yet archetypal journey, posing the reflective question, "How might your life have been different if ...?"
Who Do We Choose to Be? is a book that offers a path for leaders to engage wisely with the destructive dynamics of this time that manifest at every level, from individual to organizational to global. We enter the path by facing reality, wanting to see with clarity and discernment where we are and how we got here. Because of her own studies and experiences, Wheatley has chosen to use the lens of new science to understand where we are and why we ended up here.
“I believe we can change the world if we start talking to one another again.” With this simple declaration, author Margaret Wheatley proposes that we use the increasingly popular process of conversation and dialogue as the means to develop solutions for the societal changes that need to happen.
Linda Ellinor and Glenna Gerard, cofounders of their consulting firm, The Dialogue Group, draw upon their combined 50 years of experience in organizations to show how Dialogue can change the way we work by widening information arteries so that employees at every level begin to think along "leadership" lines and take responsibility for how their actions affect the whole organization.
The authors provide a method of communication taken from Native American and Buddhist wisdom teaching. This comprehensive book illustrates the methods used in both profession and nonprofessional training at the Ojai Foundation. It provides basic communication skills and illustrates the use of council in schools, communities, business, family and intimate relationships.
This book is for women who want to create and sustain a women’s sacred circle where each member can explore and deepen their spirituality. The authors have written through their own personal experience with being in a sacred circle, providing definitions, principles, stories, ideas, rituals, and a wealth of activities and resources that help the reader to start a circle. They also give suggested topics and activities for a focus, and practical advise on nurturing circles.
This give an in-depth understanding of circle called Wisdom Circles. In Wisdom Circles, a topic is presented -often in the form of a question-and all members of the circle take turns responding to it. Wisdom Circles offers examples of such questions and guidelines for determining which questions to ask as well, as presenting a set of guidelines called the Ten Constants.
Traveling with the Turtle can help you unleash the power and share the wisdom that you possess deep within, in order to make peace with yourself and others. This 13-part group process, created for women’s circles, uses ritual, exercises and life practices to empower you in your peacemaking journey. For more information visit: turtle.paceebene.org
This is a must have book for all who want to start circles and provide convincing reasons why circles can transform the world. Tej is a gifted circle facilitator and expert on group dynamics. His how-to information is clearly presented for you to start a Heart Circle and to apply his ‘How to Create a dynamic Heart Circle’ to whatever circle you want. He starts this gem of a book with a convincing chapter on how Circle can bring you peace and joy using the Abraham/Hicks teachings which states that what we give our attention to is what we attract to us. Through these lessons you can attract others in helping you start a circle of your choice.
Beverly Engel, author of many self-help books, presents the history of circles and the women’s circle movement. Through interviews, she provides an overview of the many kinds of circles that can be created and presents specific guidelines for creating: PeerSpirit circles, Wisdom Circles, Empowerment Circles, Simplicity Circles, Peacemaking Circles, Crone circles, Shamanic Circles, Women's Spirituality Circles, Medicine Wheel Circles and others. This resource gives substantial information on rituals and ceremonies, and is a guide to creating women’s sacred circles.
This book that serves as the foundation stone for PeerSpirit work. It grounds the universality of circles in past culture and teaches readers ways to practice calling the circle at home, in community, and in the workplace. Circle work is a dynamic field: this new edition is extensively revised from the 1994 original.
At a time when the news is bad and many of us feel powerless to affect change, the inspiring story of two grandmothers who stand in the park to save the world offers hope. At first the women stand alone, "not speaking, not looking at squirrels, not munching on coconut candy -- in actual point of fact, not anything at all." But soon they are joined by other women, then many other women. Their simple act of gathering has the power to transform the world. Together, these women discover that great things are possible -- even, and especially, peace.