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The Forked Stick

Aug 29, 2015

Show 12 – Women’s Spirit


“A Woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing.

She goes where she will without pretense and arrives at her destination prepared to be herself and only herself ”

Maya Angelou

This show is dedicated to the sacredness of the Women’s SpiritMacintosh HD:Users:dragonstone:Desktop:247626-800x533.jpg

And to women, mothers, daughters and sisters.


Nikiah Seeds is has been working in the realm of woman’s spirituality and healing for the past 15 years. As a sacred beekeeper Nikiah has been working with the bees both shamanically and as holistically as possible, and is currently working on developing curriculum with the Collage of the Melissae. Nikiah is also a co-author of the book Moon Mysteries – Reclaiming Woman’s Menstrual Wisdom, and an Ordained Spiritual Minister. Since 2006 Nikiah has been a devout student of shamanism and this deeply informs her work as a ceremonialist and priestess. Nikiah is an Initiated Ceann-Iuil; Pathfinder of Saghìc Tire Dhream; the Wolven Path Tradition and cares for the Society`s bee hive.


Yvonne Owens is (B.A., M.A., Marie Curie Ph.D. Fellow) is a writer, researcher, Shaman, musician and Bard, performing in Celtic, Early, Folk, Experimental and World Music styles and idioms. She was born in the U.K. and raised from the age of nine in North America. Author of The Journey of the Bard and The Cup of Mari Anu, and co-author of The Witchąs Book of Days, she is co-founder of 13th House Mystery School and Founder-Director of the Tree of Life School of Shamanistic Studies. Speaking to the healing alchemy available through the marriage of science, the sacred, and the arts, Yvonne has presented teachings and papers internationally to many disciplines, discourses, academies, and conferences, and has published widely in arts, culture and academic journals. She is a Professor of Art History, Critical Studies and Philosophy of Arts and Consciousness at the Victoria College of Art, Victoria, BC.


Katalin Koda is the Author of several titles including "Fire of the Goddess" and "Sacred Path of Reiki," Katalin Koda is a passionate explorer and life artist.  Inspired by fifteen years of living in India and Hawai'i she is a dedicated student of earth stories and myths and practitioner of women's mysteries. Her work includes shamanic healing, storytelling, ceremony, and visionary artistic expression with a multi-media approach. She has been practicing as a Reiki Master, intuitive and Tarot reader for the last eighteen years. . She is a certified Shamanic Practitioner and Circle member of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies with Michael Harner.  Her current healing work includes spiritual mentoring and ceremonial design to help clients through transformative life journeys and deep soul level healing. Katalin is the founder of Fire of the Goddess Retreats and Ceremonies, which honor the divine feminine and illuminate women's brilliant potentials to affect community and global change


“Strong Woman Song”is performed by Raven Hart-Bellecourt and Lisa Muswagon. This is one of the first songs that she learnt as a young woman singing with other young women.

"Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves" is a 1985 song recorded as a duet by the British pop duo Eurythmics and American soul/R&B singer Aretha Franklin. It was released as a single by RCA Records in October 1985, and was featured on both Eurythmics' Be Yourself Tonight and Franklin's Who's Zoomin' Who? albums.

"Superwoman" is a song by American R&B-soul singer–songwriter Alicia Keys from her third studio album, As I Am (2007). Written by Keys, Linda Perry, and Steve Mostyn, the track was released as the fourth and final single from the album.[4] It earned Keys her second consecutive Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance at the 2009 ceremony, and was also nominated for Outstanding Music Video and Outstanding Song at the 40th NAACP Image Awards.

“Women’s Spirit” by Karen Drucker from her CD - Songs of the Spirit!1999 TayToones Music BMI. Words & Music: Malvella McPartland & Lynn Fuqua. Karen has recorded 15 CDs of her original inspirational music, and is the author of an inspirational book, “Let Go of the Shore: Stories and Songs That Set the Spirit Free.”

Dedicated to all the marvelous women of our World