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Curricula

Cakes for the Queen of Heaven

Cakes_curricula_-_coversThe classic women's circle study course!
by Rev. Shirley Ann Ranck, PhD

IN ANCIENT TIMES: This five-session Volume I of the popular adult religious education curriculum includes an introductory section featuring author Shirley's Ranck's "Statement of Feminist Thealogy," Elinor Artman's "Brief Herstory of Cakes," and Nancy Vedder-Shults, "Baking Cakes for the Queen of Heaven." The themes of the Session Plans are: The Sacred Female, In the Name of the Mother and the Daughter, Womanpower, The First Turning-From Goddess to God, and Reclaiming Women's Heritage of Peace." The resource section includes supplementary essays by a number of important authors, a listing of highly recommended materials, and the sheet music of songs by Carole Eagleheart and Ann Forfreedom for use with the curriculum. The curriculum also includes a CD-ROM with five Visual Programs to accompany the sessions, plus resource material for easy distribution to participants.

ON THE THRESHOLD: In the six-session continuation of the course, Volume II, we will continue our journey into the past to reclaim the stories of powerful women to be found in ancient Judaism and in early Christianity. We will also look at the global silencing and brutalization of women that accompanied the rise of patriarchal religion and society. Finally we will celebrate the exciting new world-view and thealogy that has emerged in our time, and explore the personal and social changes that may be suggested by that new world-view and thealogy. We will continue the complex process of telling a new story.
In addition, you may order Carole Etzler Eagleheart's CD "She Calls to Us," which contains many of the songs in the curriculum. Sound samples are available on her MUSIC page.

To read more about Cakes, exchange comments with other facilitators, and find resources for Facilitator Training, go to www.cakesforthequeenofheaven.org.
UU Women & Religion, Publisher
Cakes Part I Funded in part by the Fund for Unitarian Universalism and the UU Women's Federation

For individual study, you might enjoy the BOOK.

Quantity Discount: 4 or more sets at $65 each

6 or more sets at $60 each

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Goddess Gatherings

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By Melinda Morris Perrin. Thirteen sessions for a year of study in a circle of friends.

 

For more information, permissions or copies, contact:

Melinda Perrin
400 Bradbury Street
Scotia, NY 12302
or melindaperrin [at] msn.com

To obtain a copy of Priscilla Herdman's CD, "Into the Stars," go to www.priscillaherdman.com

 

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Meetings at the Moon

Meetings at the Moon curriculumA six-session spiritual journey for pre-teen girls and their mothers

Meetings at the Moon is an opportunity for mothers and daughters to hear and tell sacred stories, create sacred artifacts, sing and dance together and to share a new relatedness based on our developing physical, mental, emotional and spiritual selves.

Rev. Joanne Giannino is a Unitarian Universalist minister who has served congregations in Massachusetts and Arizona, and soon in Illinois. Inspired by the class Cakes for the Queen of Heaven, she wrote Meetings at the Moon while serving as Director of Religious Education at the First Parish Bridgewater, UU in Bridgewater, MA.

Before becoming a religious professional, Joanne had a career as an expressive arts therapist at a community mental health center, served as adjunct faculty at Lesley College Graduate School, and served as managing editor for a chain of weekly newspapers.

Fourth Printing in 2005 with updated resources

Healing House Press © 1999 Joanne Giannino

Cover illustration © 1999 Meg Harrison

This curriculum is three-hole punched for insertion into a three-ring binder. 80 pgs (40 sheets)

 

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Rise Up and Call Her Name

A Woman-honoring Journey into Global Earth-based Spiritualities by Elizabeth Fisher
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Originally published by the UUWF in 1995, this multicultural and multimedia course has been experienced by thousands around the world. Many have been profoundly moved by its exciting exploration of sacred narratives that honor the cross cultural female divine, as well as the many diverse and creative activities included.
This re-release contains all the original content but is more flexible. Easier-to-use formats give facilitators additional possibilities for programming. Components are sold as a complete kit or separately.

LOWER PRICES!

Four components (U.S. shipping included)

  1. Leader's Guide, annotated, spiral-bound
  2. DVD, 11 segments with menu, two-hours
  3. Music CD, 24 Selections, Time - 69:17
  4. Sourcebook, searchable in PDF format

See www.RiseUpandCallHerName.com for more detailed information.

Complete Kit contains:

  • Leader's Guide to 13 individual sessions, each running from 2-3 hours-with complete facilitation notes, orientation essays and group leadership guidelines; also suitable for solo use. Spiral bound.
  • Two hour DVD of woman-honoring sacred art, both ancient and contemporary, that is sensitively narrated in 11 individual segments with full color menu.
  • Music CD of chants, songs, stories, and instrumental selections which express the emotional essence of the journey. Selections playable in any order.
  • 385 page Sourcebook in an e-book searchable file comprised of background and resources. It is recommended that each participant have a copy of this file or a printed version of this Sourcebook to use for home study. E-book can be shared with participants or additional copies can be purchased.

Complete Kit:

RU1 Complete Kit

Buy Components individually: 

RU2 Leaders' Guide

RU3 DVD

RU4 Music CD

RU5 Sourcebook (digital - PDF)

All prices include shipping and handling in the continental United States and Canada. Other locations please inquire by calling 831-920-2731, or by email to lizfisher@RiseUpandCallHerName.com

80.00

Rise Up DVD

A Woman-honoring Journey into Global Earth-based Spiritualities by Elizabeth Fisher
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Originally published by the UUWF in 1995, this multicultural and multimedia course has been experienced by thousands around the world. Many have been profoundly moved by its exciting exploration of sacred narratives that honor the cross cultural female divine, as well as the many diverse and creative activities included.

  • Two hour DVD of woman-honoring sacred art, both ancient and contemporary, that is sensitively narrated in 11 individual segments with full color menu.
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Rise Up Leaders Guide

A Woman-honoring Journey into Global Earth-based Spiritualities by Elizabeth Fisher
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Originally published by the UUWF in 1995, this multicultural and multimedia course has been experienced by thousands around the world. Many have been profoundly moved by its exciting exploration of sacred narratives that honor the cross cultural female divine, as well as the many diverse and creative activities included.

  • Leader's Guide to 13 individual sessions, each running from 2-3 hours-with complete facilitation notes, orientation essays and group leadership guidelines; also suitable for solo use. Spiral bound.
45.00

Rise Up Music CD

A Woman-honoring Journey into Global Earth-based Spiritualities by Elizabeth Fisher
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Originally published by the UUWF in 1995, this multicultural and multimedia course has been experienced by thousands around the world. Many have been profoundly moved by its exciting exploration of sacred narratives that honor the cross cultural female divine, as well as the many diverse and creative activities included.

  • Music CD of chants, songs, stories, and instrumental selections which express the emotional essence of the journey.
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Rise Up Sourcebook

A Woman-honoring Journey into Global Earth-based Spiritualities by Elizabeth Fisher
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Originally published by the UUWF in 1995, this multicultural and multimedia course has been experienced by thousands around the world. Many have been profoundly moved by its exciting exploration of sacred narratives that honor the cross cultural female divine, as well as the many diverse and creative activities included.

  • 385 page Sourcebook in a PDF e-book searchable file comprised of background and resources. It is recommended that each participant have a copy of this file or a printed version of this Sourcebook to use for home study. E-book can be shared with participants or additional copies can be purchased.
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Unraveling the Gender Knot

 

genderknotGenderKnot3esmallChallenging the System that Binds Us
A course for Unitarian Universalist adults and youths and our friends, published by UUWR in 2004. Topics in the seven two-hour sessions include gender, religion, feminism, economics, invisibility and denial, and how to challenge the patriarchal system.

Participants and co-leaders:

  • Examine religious writings that influence our beliefs about women and men
  • Study how the patriarchal system shapes women and men
  • Identify and practice confronting patriarchal actions by organizations, other people, and ourselves

Participants learn that:

  • We are not responsible for our inherited patriarchal system, and we participate in it.
  • Paths of least resistance are easy to take and hard to recognize.
  • We can change our attitudes and behavior, and can influence others.

Course materials include a 100-page detailed course guide for co-leaders with handouts for participants. Also obtain two documentary films: Who's Counting? Marilyn Waring on Sex, Lies and Global Economics (National Film Board of Canada, 1995) and The Gods of Our Fathers (Green Lion Productions, 1994). Links are below.

The course reference book is The Gender Knot: Unraveling Our Patriarchal Legacy, by Allan G. Johnson. The 3rd edition of The Gender Knot includes a new chapter on the causes and social invisibility of men’s violence. It is also available as an audiobook.

"The Gender Knot, Allan G. Johnson’s response to the pain and confusion that men and women experience by living with gender inequality, explains what patriarchy is and isn’t, how it works, and what gets in the way of understanding and doing something about it. Johnson’s simple yet powerful approach avoids the paralyzing trap of guilt, blame, anger, and defensive denial that often result from conversations about gender. He shows how we all participate in an oppressive system we didn’t create and how each of us can contribute towards its dissolution. He argues persuasively that something much better is possible and that our individual choices matter more than we can ever know.” (Amazon.com)

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Read more: Unraveling the Gender Knot

Women of Wisdom

CroneCurriculumBecoming Women of Wisdom: Marking the Passage into the Crone Years
a curriculum in thirteen circles
By Melody Lee with Karen Edwards & Dorothy Emerson

  • Marks with ritual and celebration the rite of passage into menopause and beyond
  • Explores the transition into the crone years through art, story, poetry, drama, music and dance
  • Encourages women to share their stories and claim their inner wisdom
  • Empowers women to share their wisdom with the world and live their ideals
  • Includes a CD with handouts and resources

More detail is available on her website, www.cronecurriculum.net

You might also be interested in CRONE STONES by Carol Campbell!

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Rise Up Details

NEW! TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY LOWER PRICES!

Complete Kit:

RU1 Complete Kit
Buy Components individually:     
RU2 Leaders' Guide

RU3 DVD

RU4 Music CD
RU5 Sourcebook (PDF eBook)

All prices include shipping and handling in the continental United States and Canada. Other locations please inquire by calling 510-236-9131, or Email Liz.

See the Rise Up website for more detailed information.