WOMEN ON FIRE
Welcome to our site. We launched our brilliant, easy to use guide to unsinkable womanly power - A WOMAN CUBED - at the Soho Theatre with Polly Higgins and Judith Seelig speaking on Unity among Women. After belting out a vigorous "No!" to an idealised body type (and much more) with Self-Confidence at King's College in April, we're matching the vigour of spring with Daring at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts on 11th June. Join us if you want to set your inner fire alight with a "what have you got to lose?" practice that's aimed at unleashing the glorious, wild power of an unrestricted feminine. Places are limited. Click on BUY to secure a ticket (the price is modest). To read the full guide go to A WOMAN CUBED.
Women on Fire is designed to link up the women of the world who make brilliant things happen. It promotes women as decision makers, especially in the many areas that have a direct effect on the wellbeing of all life on earth. It aims to embolden, uplift, inform and inspire women in all circumstances to live their power - but without the loss of lovely, feminine tenderness.
A WOMAN CUBED explores six aspects, as we've deflined them, of a woman truly in her power. We're going to explore all six at individual events, none of them just a turn-up-and-listen events. You'll always be fully a participant even if you don't feel moved to speak. Coming up is Daring in London on 11th June 2013. Number 6 on the dice addresses the Fundamentals in life, which includes your relationship with Earth. So we're heading out of town to Embercombe in Devon for the weekend of September 28 and 29. More details will follow.There'll be a coach from London for anyone who fancies the whole weekend. Or turn up for just the Sunday event. Booking soon.....
If you've visited this site before you'll notice we've made it much easier for you to tell us what you're doing, what's needed and what's happening wherever you are in the world. It's great to hear from you. Use us as your noticeboard. See YOUR NEWS
Everyone who helps make Women on Fire happen gifts their time, energy and creativity. We invested in producing a double DVD of the Westminster event which includes speeches by amazing women like Polly Higgins, Scilla Elworthy, Hafsat Abiola-Costello and Camila Batmanghelidjh. That's now available packaged with your own hand-made, love-laden A WOMAN CUBED booklet... yours for £10 if you come to an event. Keep it as a personal aide memoire or gift it to another woman, with your own fire, your own love, added. You can also BUY these here.
Any donations we receive go towards making the vitality and vision of Women on Fire available to more women everywhere. We want to share film clips and audio on our website (which at the moment means paying professionals - if you can help, please say) and we want to hold more events, not just in London.
We'd love to see you at one of our events. They're not just for women - men only TINDERBOX actually excludes women - but they all address the feminine, receptive side of men and women that includes instinct and intuition, the qualites of listening, of care and of nourishment.
Why women on fire and not men?
Because women as decision makers constitute our one underused resource in addressing all the crises of our time: ecological, economic, social and spiritual. We want to encourage women to develop self-confidence without feeling challenged by patriarchal certainties. We want to offer instinctual wisdom as a partner to reason, and wise women to accompany wise men. See LETTER TO MEN and Q & A.
Who's running Women on Fire?
The project began with shaman/visionary/healer/changemaker Judith Seelig. Yeah, that's a long list of credits but how she functions is so unusual and so changeably varied that it's hard to encapsulate. The translation of vision into reality is in the hands of Lucia Bardoul. Lucia trained as an accountant, spent many years in business and now provides gentle guidance and razor-sharp insight into people's career potential. There's also a group of men and women from different backgrounds who meet to develop the branding of something that's so unusual it almost seems unbrandable. Everyone's time and resources are gifted. We pay professionals for all the techie stuff. And we have the enthusiastic, often practical, support of many women and men who love and respect the fire in us. The same fire sparks in them too, so you could say the fire is running Women on Fire.
All this grew out of stillness, and it is that which makes Women on Fire really different. All action from the stillness of non-action. The active masculine principle arising naturally from the receptive feminine. Doing born of being. Creativity flowing not from a bunch of enthusiastic women but through them.
Having the vision held by a shaman makes us unusual, if not unique. This is someone who holds the vessel steady and true to course even when the boat is rocked or the wind abruptly changes direction. You might know very little about shamanism. So we asked Judith to write an introduction. See THE SHAMAN EXPLAINS