Terra’s Temple Presents “Pilgrimage: Why I am not an Indian”

Pilgrimage: Why I am not an Indian A solo performance piece conceived by Elanie Magree Directed by Rebecca Fisher Friday, July 6 7:30 curtain box office opens at 7pm $10 per ticket NOTA, all proceeds go to the Temple. Very Limited Seating RSVP Required, please email Rebecca: rebfish@pacbell.net Sacred Living Room Theatre and Blessing for the Journey Presents Elaine Magree in a solo theatre performance which asks: What part Indian are you? And what’s up with that Ex-Nun and the box of ashes?! Elaine, intrepid lesbian, turkey-baster Mom, and childhood abuse survivor, sets out at 60 to untangle the Story of her Mixed Heritage. If only that were ALL she’d inherited from her dramatically disturbed mother. A tale of irony, outrage and irreverence. Fun for dysfunctionals, genealogists, social activists, anyone who loves their family despite it all, and for the deeply hopeful. This intimate performance at Terra’s Temple in Oakland will send Elaine off to The Winnipeg and Minnesota Fringe Festivals this summer. For more information about Elaine and the show Read more »

Red Tent Temple: Feel the LOVE

February’s Red Tent Temple will delight and amuse, it will ignite and excite, it will open your soul’s doors and allow for self-LOVE to flow. As love fills the air and promises of spring yet to come swirls around us we will gather once again at Terra’s Temple to honor our sacred sexuality, fill our cups with self-love and nourish our soul with healing. Join Ashely Apple of the Yoni Temple co-hosted with April C. Taylor of Terra’s Temple for an intimate and fun evening exploring the depths of our bodies and beings. From Ashely: “Understanding the female physical sexual anatomy introduces us to the importance of vaginal muscle control and strength. Creating a relationship with our yoni’s helps women connect their heart/mind to their sex. Explore how to cultivate more pleasure with muscle control while strengthening the reproductive organs in this intimate circle of women.” Tuesday, February 21 Gather at 6:45 Circle at 7pm Closing by 9pm Please, as always, wear red as you wish, and bring easy snacks share following our circle. RSVP to April C. Taylor (Temple Priestess): magikal1act@gmail.com We are asking for a $5-10 donation to cover costs. Ashley Apple is a clinical herbalist, alchemist, licensed esthetician and yoga teacher with a passion for exploring energy expansion and the awakening of Consciousness. She lived in Thailand and India for four years studying and teaching Tantra yoga, holistic nutrition and herbalism. Presently, Ashley lives in Berkeley, CA, teaching workshops and retreats on whole foods nutrition, sacred sexuality, alchemy with herbal medicine and Tantra yoga. She is the founder of The Yoni Temple in Oakland, an intimate waxing boutique and educational space for exploring the feminine mysteries. www.TheYoniTemple.com Ashley will be teaching a workshop the weekend following our Red Tent:https://www.facebook.com/events/291117860953187/ She is offering participants $10 off her workshop! Jade […] Read more »

Myra Jackson coming to Terra’s Temple!

Myra Jackson coming to Terra’s Temple, by Aumatma I met Myra Jackson a few months back as my partner and I traveled the country. She actually organized a film-screening event that brought in about 70 people. Not only was that incredible, she did it with extreme grace and efficiency. That was my introduction to Myra Jackson. She is an incredibly established woman who has done many things in many fields. Asking her questions about her life story was fascinating- I kept being surprised by the incredible depth of life experience she brought with her. Then, I learned she was in the midst of writing a book, Living Alchemy of Synthesis and Distinction, that seemed very connected to the divine  feminine earth consciousness. So, I told her about Terra’s Temple, an awe-some sanctuary dedicated to Gaia and immediately we had a deep connection! I invited her to come to the Temple to share about her book and mission as we parted ways and she said yes! So… the opportunity has arrived to host Myra, a well-distinguished leader, to gain from her wisdom and experience. I’m so looking forward to our time with her on Monday, October 4th at 7pm! Read more »

Weaving the web

“I” and “We” by new priestess circle member Makenna It’s wonderful to finally you all albeit virtually it is still meaningful. See, for me community is a My first blog as a member of priestess circle of Terra’s Temple, wow — finally sat down and did this. A few years ago I sat in a presentation done by a wonderful Candomblé priestess or as she is known as Makota Valdina Pinto. She was presenting on her activism work in Salvador da Bahia, primarily around preserving the land and traditions of her community. My heart sang when I heard her say something that I had long felt in my spirit. I can’t provide an exact quote, this was about 4 years ago. Basically she said, We must preserve and heal our communities that live on this land because we know the land and know how to protect and conserve what is on this earth. I thought about this in relation to all of the movements and activism around Gaia and felt that I had finally heard someone speak a vision that I knew had to been seen. Our communities, families, and ourselves must be healed in order for us to do the work to heal Gaia. We are her stewards. If we are sick, tired, and not actualized to our purpose in life, how can truly work on her behalf or help others who are in our lives? That moment with Valdina, pushed me over the ledge and forced me to open my wings and fly to fulfill my own purpose in life. So, I’m here in California, working on my PhD in psychology focused on social change and transformation in relation to individual and community well being. It is my intent to be a part of the transformation by working […] Read more »