This intensive workshop introduces you to the Gatekeeper that stands between the life you are leading and a life of your dreams--your Shadow. You'll discover that your Shadow is not the reflection of your limitations, but rather your teacher and guide to a life of wholeness and happiness. This course is designed to help you uncover your shadow beliefs, your insecurities, wounds and fears, weaknesses, anger or doubts, and to help you see the "dark qualities" you bury, deny or project onto others as the source of self-knowledge, freedom and fulfillment.
The work will also introduce you to the practical application of one of the key rules of alchemical magic: within any negative lies the secret of its opposite positive. We will use guided meditation, journeying, divination, mirror exercises and ritual to discover how our "worst" qualities are, in fact, the sources of our greatest gifts. You will learn tools and techniques to see yourself with radical honesty and courage, discover answers within yourself, and open your heart as a source of healing and self-love. And you will learn how to dance with your Shadow.Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites, but Ara Weekend Intensives Levels 1 and 2 are recommended. The Shadow Workshop is required for Initiation into the Ara Tradition. It is also open to all those interested in discovering and creating an empowering relationship with her or his Shadow.
High Priestess, Founding Elder and current Treasurer of the Temple of Ara, Linda Maglionico has been instrumental in the creation of community not only in the New York area, but across the globe. She has developed and implemented such programs as Holiday Celebrations in the physical and spiritual realms, monthly Journey Circles, and 21-Day Healing programs.
She has also taught teaching circles in New York for nearly 10 years, and has conducted workshops in Rome and Milan. Linda currently hosts lunar and solar celebrations in New Jersey as a way to introduce people to Nature as our Greatest Spiritual Teacher. She also helps create community by managing the Temple’s social media strategies.
As a Temple Elder, Linda has performed wedding ceremonies and funerary rituals and is legally recognized as Clergy by the city and state of New York as well as New Jersey.
Linda is a Certified Reiki Master (with a specialization in Animal Reiki), and is a Certified Life Coach, helping people thrive in their lives. Linda is currently developing a proprietary healing modality using Nature as healer to be offered exclusively through the Temple.
She embarked upon her studies with Phyllis Curott and the Circle of Ara in 1995.