Come to this new online class with Theresa C. Dintino to explore, understand and learn to care for the Family Membrane. The Family Membrane is the bio-energetic container that holds your family system. There are many layers to this membrane, the immediate family, the family of origin, the extended family. Pets and ancestors are also held within this membrane. There are so many articulations of what we call “family.” All configurations are welcome in this class.

Each family system also has an interiority or a “soul” that we can become intimate with and attend to as well. Tending to the Family Membrane tends to the spiritual and energetic well-being of the family system.

The Family Membrane: What is it and how to care for it
with Theresa C. Dintino, author of Membranes of Hope

Cost: $35.00

When: Thursday April 18, 6-8 pm (PDT) OR Friday April 19, 10 am-12 pm (PDT)

****Please note: Because many components of this class are experiential, you want to preregister so you can receive the preparatory information for the class. Watch inboxes, spam and junk. Please register at least a day before

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Membranes of Hope

The membrane is a permeable boundary with intelligence and discernment that allows in or keeps out that which it senses is appropriate for the lifesystems within it. Spiritual, etheric, or bioenergetic membranes encase and enclose lifesystems, from the cells in our bodies to the cosmos around us. They contain, protect, and inform our personal souls, families, villages, the Earth, and extend out into the universe.

The Membrane acts as a filter, screening carefully and intelligently what it allows in while preserving the integrity of the center.

The interior “soul space” creates the membrane just as the membrane creates the interior. In other words, the health of the two are intricately linked and intimately connected. All life systems have this design from a cell to a human to a community/ecosystem, and the Earth.

The Family Membrane

When we are growing up the parents or responsible adults cultivate and care for this membrane for us. As we grow and mature, we create our own family with our own values and boundaries, crafting our own family membrane.

In this class we will explore the contents and interiority of our own family membranes, set intentions for what is required according to what we deem our needs and values, and begin to see if shifts are needed to accommodate those. We will learn how to care for and continue to be in dialogue with this essential membrane that holds us with care as we walk through the world.

Some functions of a healthy and vibrant family membrane:

  • A safe space to hold you within your larger community acting as a permeable filter and protective barrier.
  • A home within which to anchor, rest and rejuvenate.
  • A safe container to learn about relationships and how to interact with the larger world, allowing it in in positive ways.
  • A space to feel supported for all that you are.
  • A place to form identity and belonging within the larger community and  world.

I will be writing more about the family membrane in the coming weeks. Watch for new blog posts here and at

The Online Class

This 2 hour class includes three experiential segments. Once you sign up and pay please watch your email (including junk and spam) for emails from as Theresa will be sending you a worksheet, instructions and information you will need for the class. If you do not receive these emails please reach out to

For a deeper and more coherent experience, it is recommended for participants to purchase the book, Membranes of Hope. It is available here at Ritual Goddess, available for order through bookstores and in print and  ebook format on If you are local to the Sebastopol area, it is available at Many Rivers Books and Tea.

Want to learn more about the concept of the Membranes? Below are links to several informational posts.

Caring for the Spiritual Well-Being of Your Multilayered Family: The Family Membrane

Interview on Twisting the Plot podcast about Membranes of Hope
Hey Spirit Worker, Your Village has a Membrane that Needs Care
A Teaching Gifted to me by my Great-Grandmother, the Strega

The Personal Membrane is the Bio-energetic Womb that Carries Us Through Life
Personal Membrane Work Is Soul Work

Future classes will focus on the personal, village, earth and cosmic membranes.

The membrane is a fractal reality of the container—contained space. When everything is in balance and healthy, we are held within countless containers of safety, we are held with layer upon layer of membranes that are permeable, yet protective.

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