From the cells in our bodies to the cosmos around us, membranes serve as boundary and container. Membranes, be they physical, spiritual or energetic, contain, protect, and inform our personal souls, families, villages, the Earth, and extend out into the universe. The role of the spirit worker has always been to tend to, support, and keep these membranes strong and supple so that what is held within them not only survives but thrives. In this 5 part course, Theresa C. Dintino defines this revolutionary concept and offers the student tools to learn how to engage in the work of caring for the membranes. 

Course includes 5 sessions (required to take all), one per month, beginning in April 2022. One in person (Sebastopol) and one online option course will be offered this year. Please see boxes below for dates and costs for each option available.

Below are the five monthly sessions with general descriptions of what will be covered in both online and in person sessions.
Each of the five monthly sessions will have one 2-3 hour class with the option of additional labs.The labs are 3 additional one hour long, one-on-one meetings per session with Theresa. The labs offer personal, in depth guidance and consultation on the work and its progression as we move through the many layers of membranes. For example if a student decides to take the labs with the Personal Membrane session they will take the 2-3 hour class PLUS meet with Theresa three additional times within the month of April.

  • Session 1: April, The Personal Membrane
    Learn about your own personal boundary and how to care for it so that you can be a centered and grounded human and spirit worker. 

  • Session 2: May, The Family Membrane
    Learn how to care for your family membranes through ancestor work and boundary setting.

  • Session 3: June, The Community or Village Membrane
    Learn how to be a caretaker for the spiritual container of your community. This includes the trees, animals, wild and plant life too.

  • Session 4: July, The Earth Membranes
    Learn to connect to the center of the earth to care for the membranes of the planet.

  • Session 5: August, The Cosmic Membranes
    Begin to understand the concept of the cosmic membranes and how to collaborate and interact with cosmic mind.

In Person Class Dates, Times and Cost:

The in person class will be held in Sebastopol, CA on Monday nights from 6-8:30 pm-ish. We will be outside and distanced so that everyone feels safe to participate. If you miss one of the in person classes you can make it up on the Thursday online class of the same week. Dates: April 4, May 9, June 6, July 11, August 8. Cost for all 5 sessions with no labs is $500. Payment is required in advance of the first class. If you wish to make a deposit of 1/2 to reserve your place that is fine.  There is an option on the sign up page. Class size will be limited to maximize the work time. Each participant receives a paperback copy of the textbook we will use: Membranes of Hope: A Guide to Attending to the Spiritual Boundaries that Keep Life Systems Healthy from the Personal to the Cosmic. If you already have this book you may choose another one of my books. Let me know when you sign up. Sign up for the in person class here. Labs are $75 each, payable at time of meeting.

 

Online Class Dates, Times and Cost:

The online class will be held on Thursdays 3-6 pacific time over zoom. Classes will be recorded so if someone misses they can watch recording once to keep up. Dates: April 7, May 12, June 9, July 14, August 11.Cost for all 5 sessions with no labs is $500. Payment is required in advance of the first class. If you wish to make a deposit of 1/2 to reserve your place that is fine. There is an option on the sign up page. Each participant receives a paperback copy of the textbook we will use: Membranes of Hope: A Guide to Attending to the Spiritual Boundaries that Keep Life Systems Healthy from the Personal to the Cosmic. If you already have this book you may choose another one of my books. Let me know when you sign up. Sign up for the online class here. Labs are $75 each, payable at time of meeting.

Theresa C. Dintino is  ancestral Strega (Italian wisewoman) and diviner. She is the author of eight books including her most recent Membranes of Hope: A Guide to Attending to the Spiritual Boundaries that Keep Lifesystems Healthy from the Personal to the Cosmic. She is also co-founder of Strega Tree Apothecary: ritual based remedies for reconnection to yourself, ancestors and the natural world and the the website nastywomenwriters.com, celebrating and giving voice to powerful women of all times and places.