Advance Care Planning and Death Rights workshop with Bree Rose
- Thursday, April 7th at 6pm PDT

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The arms that hold us closest in life through our fears, sorrows, and celebrations should also be the ones holding us in death and guiding our sacred vessels to their final dispositions.
For many of us, our family is chosen. Many of us have partnerships that are not recognized by governmental laws. We have the right to not only decide who will be our keepers upon death, but who should be our advocates in times of physical trauma or illness so severe that we cannot speak for ourselves.
I am certified in advance care planning and a notary public and with these skills I can help you to maintain your sovereignty, identity, spiritual preferences, and preferred caretakers in a time when you cannot advocate for yourself or have crossed over unexpectedly.

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I will also take some time to touch on your legal rights in caring for your dead and options regarding home funerals, green burials, and other methods of disposition available in your area.

There is a suggested donation of $5-$25 for this event, but no one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

Donations can be made here

Please register for this event here

Thank you for your willingness to join me on such heavy and important subject matter! 

Stone Circles Illuminations: A Conversation on Death Deities with Meagan Angus 
- Friday, March 18th at 6pm PDT

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Meagan Angus is a musician, a tarot reader, an teacher, and arguably one of the most educated witches out there. She teaches subjects with a highly informative yet comedic nature that will leave your brain full of new ideas and your belly sore from laughter. 

 

Along with teaching students one on one, Meagan offers online group tarot lectures and Wheel of the Year classes.

 

We are SO excited to have her as our guest this month on the full moon where she will be talking to us about various Death Deities, their origins, and how they relate to death work in various cultures.  

You can find Meagan's online classes and teachings and sign up as a Patron by visiting MeaganAngus.com

This event is free and donations are always graciously and gratefully accepted here

Register for this free event here

Stone Circles Illuminations: A Journey Within: a guided meditation with Bree Rose 
- Monday, December 20th at 7pm PDT

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On This darkest of nights, Bree Rose will lead us on one of her guided meditations to spiritually and energetically prepare for the coming year.

Journeying inward, we will explore the rooms within our psyches and tend to our internal altars to enter into the coming year with intention and clarity.

This event is free and donations are always graciously and gratefully accepted here

Register for this free event here

Stone Circles Illuminations: Ink and Intuition: a conversation with Medium and tattoo artist, April Cornell           - Monday, November 22nd at 6pm PDT

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In this month's Illumination, we will be having a conversation with April Cornell.

Owner of Altar Tattoo in Seattle, April is "an intuitive Tattoo artist, medium, healer and coach that combines the healing energies of Reiki and Shamanic practices into the art and transformational process of tattooing."

She will be discussing what brought her to walk this path, how tattoos create a union of the physical and spiritual, and the Intuitive Development Program she will soon be offering to those feeling called to hone their skills in mediumship.

Learn more about Altar Tattoo and April's work here

This event is free and donations are always graciously and gratefully accepted here

Register for this free event here

Stone Circles Illuminations: Spirit Cafe - Sunday, October 24 at 6pm PDT

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In the spirit of the season (see what we did there), our free October Illumination is a Spirit Cafe!

This Spirit Cafe is an opportunity for anyone with an interest in spirits, ghosts, visitors at the time of death, the afterlife, the beyond, mediumship and those who travel to and fro the veil, to share and hear stories of each others' experiences, ask questions and discuss this super cool topic. 

We've gotten several requests for this and can't wait to share time talking about traveling and visiting souls. 

This event is free and donations are always graciously and gratefully accepted here

Register for our free Illumination here

Stone Circles Illuminations: Medical Aid and Dying - Sunday, September 19 at 6pm PDT

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Medical Aid and Dying is a trusted and time-tested medical practice that allows a terminally ill, mentally capable adult with a prognosis of six months or less to live to request a prescription from their doctor to die peacefully in their sleep.

Many questions can come up when enacting the right to access this care. How does a terminally ill person access this option; where can you access MAID; as guides and loved ones how do we support someone through MAID?

 

Lu walked with her beloved sister through accessing MAID and will share her perspective of the process. Bobbi is an end-of-life doula who has guided numerous people through the MAID process in Hawaii and will offer a practical perspective on how to support MAID patients.

Learn more about Bobbi Bryant and Inspired Endings here

This event is free and donations are always graciously and gratefully accepted here

Register for our free Illumination here

Join Us for A Special Gathering - Our July Death Cafe - Monday, July 26 at 6 pm PST

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Have you ever been to a Death Cafe? 

A Death Cafe is an open forum gathering to discuss death. Any aspect, all topics are welcome. The only rules are, there must not be a set agenda and there must be cake. Cake, because, it helps to have a little sweetness to balance out this heavy topic. So grab your favorite sponge and sign up below. 

 

We will provide the Zoom container and have a light and gentle hand in ensuring everyone that wants to share or speak gets to. Other than that, this is a forum to ask questions, share experiences, express fears and other emotions and just generally find community around the topic of death. 

 

Please note, this is NOT a grief support group. We do have resources available for you if that's what you seek. Please contact Amanda Provenzano if you're interested in learning more about grief groups.

Death Cafes are always free.

Register for the Death Cafe here:

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Preparing for Life and Death a Special Consideration for trans and non-binary people- June 30, 7pm PST

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This month's Illuminations will highlight considerations for the queer community when death planning. We will review a brief history and have a discussion around considerations for both death doulas serving the LGBTQ+ community as well as those planning ahead. Materials on how to integrate special considerations as a doula will be provided to those who register after the illumination.

 

Joining us will be special guest Melissa Hall of Smol Law. Melissa's purpose is to guide her clients in being recognized and remembered for who they are.

This event is free, but donations are always graciously accepted here: https://www.stonecirclescollective.org/donate

Register for this special event here: June Illumination

Stone Circles Illumination - The Death Deck
Sunday, May 30 at 6pm PST

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The Death Deck is a game which offers the refreshing opportunity to have discussions about death and dying which are both entertaining and thought provoking!

In this month's Illuminations, Death Deck creators Lori LoCicero and Lisa Pahl will be joining us to share their stories about how this useful tool for families and End of Life Doulas came to be, and we can pull some cards together to see what kind of discussions come up!

Learn more about the Death Deck and purchase your own at https://thedeathdeck.com/

This event is free and donations are always graciously and gratefully accepted here

Register for our free event here

Stone Circles Illumination  - A conversation on green burial
Wednesday, April 28 at 6 pm PDT

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We are delighted to host Brian Flowers for this very special illumination.

 

Brian transitioned from fine wood working to Moles Farewell Tributes in 2009 to manage and develop their green burial options.

 

In this Illumination, hear what Green Burials are, the unique and beautiful experience at Moles Farewell Tribute in Ferndale, WA and Brian's own journey. 

This event is free and donations are always graciously and gratefully accepted here

Register for our free event here

New Moon Guided Meditation - Sunday, April 11th, 7pm PDT

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A guided journey offering from Bree Rose ~

I would like to take you on a journey of clearing and cleansing, of communing with herbal allies and the energy of the new moon.

 

As a follow up to my discussion on Spirit Baths in the last Stone Circles Illuminations meeting, I will guide you on a journey where we will slip into the still waters of a beautifully adorned bath and feel as each herbal ally we add gives us its medicine and releases from us what is no longer useful to hold onto. (participating in the meditation from an actual bath is optional!).
We will emerge from these waters in the other realm feeling cleansed and cleared and ready to wax back into fullness.

This event is free, but donations are always graciously and gratefully accepted here

Register for this free event here

Spiritual Spring Cleaning: A Discussion of Energetic Hygiene in Death Work - Sunday, March 28th, 6pm PST

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Spring is in the air, and with it the collective pull to clean and clear our physical spaces. As we move into the season of Spring cleaning it gives us the ideal opportunity to freshen up our practices around spiritual and energetic cleaning and clearing.

In this month's Illuminations discussion, each member of Stone Circles Collective will spend some time sharing some energetic practices that can be used when working with death and dying as well as methods of personal energetic hygiene. 

Since all of our members have such unique perspectives and spiritual practices, there is bound to be a message and method that resonates individually with each who joins us for this presentation.

There is no charge for this event. if called to donate we gratefully accept here.

 

View the recording of this event here

Life Event Grief Group - Thursday, March 25 - April 22nd, 5pm PST

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This group is focused on people going through major life shifts. This includes separation, job loss, home insecurity, loss of lifestyle. Grief comes in many forms and group will help support you with your transitions. 

 

Amanda Provenzano is the facilitator of grief conversation and teaching prompts. To join group please "purchase" a ticket on Eventbrite and then complete the phone conversation with Amanda.

 

To request another day/time please email Amandaprovenzano@posteo.org

 

This FIVE week group is at no charge and if called to donate we gratefully accept here.

Register for this free event here.

Grief Support Group - Tuesday, March 2nd - April 6th , 6pm PST

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The group is focused on people who have lost important beings in their lives (recently or many years ago). Amanda Provenzano is the facilitator of grief conversation and learnings. To join group please "purchase" a ticket on Eventbrite and then complete the phone conversation with Amanda.

 

To request another day/time please email Amandaprovenzano@posteo.org

 

This six week group is at no charge and if called to donate we gratefully accept here.

Register for this free event here.

CANCELLED! Flower Mandala Making - Monday, February 22 from 7-8:30 PM // FREE
This will now be a blog post. Coming soon!

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Join us for a little free self-care you-time. Our February Illumination, lead by our own Kristen Elliott, is part informative, part meditative and 100% beautiful. And we're going to get to work with our creative minds and hands - which we could not be more excited about. We'll start with a short history of the Mandala to ground us and then each create our own flower Mandala while listening to calming, meditative music. At the end, we can each share what we've created. 

Materials needed: Found or repurposed flowers of any kind, your creative spirit

 

This event is free but donations gladly accepted here

Register for this free event here

Emblems of Grief - Monday, January 25th, 7pm PST

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Emblems of grief is the first in a series of offerings on the topic of mourning art and symbolism. Join us for a discussion on how ideas about death have been reflected in cemetery symbolism and art.

 

The event is free but donates gladly accepted here.

Register for this event here.

Full Moon Guided Meditation - Tuesday, December 29th, 7pm PST

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This moon's Illumination gathering will be a guided meditation to aid in the releasing of the personal and collective grief and trauma this past year has cast upon us and make our way into the new year feeling fresh and empowered.

 

The event is free but donates gladly accepted here.

Registration for this event is closed. 

Connected Death Awareness - Sunday, November 29th, 6pm PST

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Emblems of grief is the first in a series of offerings on the topic of mourning art and symbolism. Join us for a discussion on how ideas about death have been reflected in cemetery symbolism and art.

 

The event is free but donates gladly accepted here.

Registration for this event is closed. 

Dia de los Muertos - Sunday, November 1, 6pm PST

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During Dia de los Muertos, please join us for a visual presentation regarding the ancient history, and rich cultural tradition of the three days of the year honoring the dead.

 

The event is free but donates gladly accepted here.

Registration for this event is closed. 

Stone Circles Illuminations - Thursday, October 1, 7pm PST

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Please join us for a casual online discussion with special guest, Rachel LeBlanc, licensed WA state, Funeral Director Intern of The Co-op Funeral Home of People's Memorial.

 

The event is free but donates gladly accepted here.

Registration for this event is closed.