Monthly Archives: July 2013

Alchemy: Occupy Your Sacred Self

Women of Spirit and Faith convened its second Alchemy gathering November 7-10, 2013 at the Sofitel San Francisco Bay. It’s lasting impact is best described in the words of attendees: I treasured the intentional open network design of the conference, with key questions posed in circles without efforts to direct, control or shape outcomes.   I have more confidence in myself and my abilities … I no longer feel comfortable remaining silent in situations where I am overlooked or ignored because of my gender or my age or my race.   What I think about often is also the diversity (age, ethnicity, religion) of the women. It takes intention to achieve that diversity and it was so rich. The lingering impact for me is the longing and [...]


Our Collaborative Community

The Alchemy Event has been guided and shaped through a series of Exploratory Meetings held from January – March 2013. In addition, we have engaged a diverse community of women through teleconferences and personal conversations. Women from the following organizations and networks have already been involved in this collaborative process of inquiry and exploration: Ambassador Program at Parliament of the World’s Religions Anglican Women’s Empowerment Association for Global New Thought – WAVE California Institute for Integral Studies – Our Inner Lives Foundation for Women Gather the Women herChurch Lutheran Millionth Circle Odyssey Networks Red Tent Temple Movement/ Daughters of the Earth REVEAL TED Prize We Are Enough Women’s Task Force at the Parliament of the World’s Religions Women of the ELCA Women’s Interfaith Institute Women’s [...]


Support Alchemy’s Scholarship Program

Opportunity to support women through our Alchemy Scholarship Fund. Women of Spirit and Faith is committed to convening a diverse community of women at the Alchemy gathering, including women who are frequently under-represented in important conversations about women, spirituality and leadership: • Young leaders (ages 16-30) • Indigenous and First Nations women from across North America • Low income women • Ethnically, spiritually and culturally diverse women of all ages. Your donation will help us to fund travel, lodging and meal expenses for these women. DONATE NOW!


Alchemy Listening Team

Dr. Kathy Hearn is an international speaker, teacher, consultant, counselor and facilitator. In February 2012 she completed 10 years as the Community Spiritual Leader of United Centers for Spiritual Living. She is an Ordained Minister, and was awarded the Honorary Doctorate and the Doctor of Religious degrees by United Centers for Spiritual Living.  She has been a regular contributor to Science of Mind magazine.  Currently, Dr. Kathy serves as an instructor for Holmes Institute School of Consciousness Studies and is on the Board of the Science of Mind Foundation and the Board of Governors for the Spiritual Living Archives.  She is a member of the Leadership Council of Association for Global New Thought and served as a facilitator for AGNT’s Awakened World 2012 Conference in Rome and [...]


Call For Proposals

ALCHEMY: Occupy Your Sacred Self BREAK OUT SESSIONS: SACRED EXPERIENCES Alchemy: Occupy Your Sacred Self , a  gathering of women from all spiritual and faith perspectives exploring together the intersection of women’s transformative leadership and authentic feminine spirituality,  November 7-10, 2013 at the Sofitel San Francisco Bay. We are now inviting proposals for 90 minute break-out sessions which will offer a variety of Embodied Experiences for our participants. This might include: · movement · art · healing/ herbs · massage and bodywork · ritual and ceremony · dance · drumming · poetry · yoga · song or chanting · silence and guided meditation · labyrinth or other walking meditation NOTE: These are not workshops in the typical sense but sessions which will help women to integrate their [...]