A Women's Mystery School that refines, nourishes, and invokes Her emergence in you
Her Mystery School is a comprehensive, loving, revelatory 9 month immersion into the deep feminine. We will journey together through the arts of:
The school is a potent long-distance and live program (with group webinar calls, optional in-person immersions, and, when possible, monthly local in-person circles). It blends the intimacy and flexibility of an intimate, personal at- home journey, and the transformative power of group connection and reflection. The first year stands alone, but you can choose to continue into up to four more years of study. In brief:
FIRST YEAR: A nine month journey of remembrance, rhythmic support and initiation, suitable for those "new to Her path" or experienced within it. We cultivate a wide range of deep feminine sensibilities, and initiate into greater self-knowing, nurturance, and sacred sovereign Womanhood. Optional monthly one-on-one mentorship is available. There is a 7 day immersive retreat at the end, as well as in-person local circles when possible. For more details, CLICK HERE.
SECOND YEAR: A second spiral through the nine months, deepening, savoring the teachings. This deepening is supported by additional inquiry practices. A certificate of completion is offered at the conclusion of this second year for those who desire it, who have completed all the inquiry practices and who have also applied the teachings to a service offering of some form. For more details, CLICK HERE.
THIRD AND FOURTH YEAR: Entering the third and fourth year (and onward) is an invitation into ever-greater support and revelations on the path, and also more focused study. Essentially, enrolling after the second year is an opportunity to foster ongoing connection with the other women in the school, the curriculum, and deeper study with mentors or through focus groups. Facilitator's training and the ordination path are offered for second year and third year students respectively.
The core curriculum that is introduced and then deepened through all the years is a combination of weekly teaching/guided practice audio bundles, twice-monthly group webinars, partner assignments with other women in the school, as well as supplementary inquiry assignments, gently ritualized at-home practices, and readings. Essentially, we travel through 9 lunar months, each month focusing on a particular art of the deep feminine. For each one of the four weeks in a month, there will be a new teaching and accompanying meditation/cultivation practice.
Her Mystery School distills potent, core deep feminine arts, to create a space for revelation, reclamation, healing, power, and authenticity. Together we will foster an impeccable sisterhood.
For further description of curriculum, CLICK HERE.
For registration, CLICK HERE.
THE TEMPLE!!!! Her Mystery School is an offering through AquaMystica Ministries. We are steadily gathering funds to purchase and steward a donation based temple where trustworthy priestesses who have journeyed through the school can gather, learn, share joy, support each other, and offer service to the community. If you would like to support us in this endeavor, please consider becoming a sponsor, or benefactor, or benefactress. Donations are tax-deductible. More information is HERE.
Jumana is a beloved teacher, mentor, and soul shepherdess. An ordained priestess with over two decades of immersive experience, she is the founder of AquaMystica, a ministry program and water temple devoted to the spiritual, baptismal, deep feminine practice of the warm water healing arts. She was a founder and six year co-director of the Goddess Temple of Ashland, serving as ceremonialist, initiator, temple dancer, and social architect. She has facilitated countless women's circles and ceremonies, with a gift for dropping a circle below the story and surface into a truly compelling, potent, revelatory experience that draws from the self-realized depths of each woman.
To extend beyond her local community, Jumana founded Woman As Temple, a broader offering via online courses, webinars, and women's retreats. Her course, "Break the Grip of Past Lovers," is one of DailyOM's all-time top ten bestsellers. There are reflections from women all over the world on the Praises page, revealing how her work and presence have moved other women, in their own words.
Jumana holds the deep feminine mysteries with a safe, soulful, inclusive, powerful, yet practical mastery. Over the past two decades of immersive study, practice, and refinement she has fostered an integrity of presence and an authentic, living wisdom that her community both deeply trusts and loves.
For Jumana, the deep feminine path is less an exclusive spiritual path, and more of a True approach, an indwelling presence. The terrain of the holy feminine is both mystical and mundane, a full-spectrum, embodied, paradoxically inclusive realm of revelation that consistently escapes capture in the confines of ideology, even mythology. SHE is a living force, rooted in pre-eternity, branching into post-eternity, and showering fruits of all kinds into the present moment. Although unwilling to be captured or confined, when we turn towards Her, She does make Herself known, and immanently so.
Jumana teaches the deep feminine arts in an accessible, reverent way that calls forward the innate potency of Woman as the gift we bring to everything else - our spiritual path, our religious tradition, our families, our lovemaking, our work....everything. Her Mystery School is a journey of great love and comprehensive depth, an extended, life-changing, soul-making immersion into Her presence.
The core curriculum for the school unfolds over 9 lunar months, each month dedicated to cultivaton of a particular deep feminine art. Each of the roughly four weeks in a lunar month is then devoted to a specific aspect of that art. The teachings as well as the practices, will be intentionally potent, simplified, and relevant to both your inner world, and the universe of relationships, work, home, and life that is your unique universe to serve. Please CLICK HERE for more information about the general structure of the school.
This is a mystery school......much will be revealed over time, and much of course will remain unknown, but we do have a map! As we journey into each of the deep feminine arts below, we will do so through a delicate and thorough weaving of wisdom teachings, meditation practices, inquiry, and applied life action. There will also be a hearty seasoning of mystical writings, poetry, and the archetypal. We will find ourselves in Her remembrance, secure in a feminine lineage more ancient than time, but also profoundly relevant to the now.
This is not a spiritual path per se - it is more of a deep feminine approach, a drawing from the Well. Whatever your chosen spiritual path, religion, age, inclination, or stage of life, please know that sacred Woman is what you bring to it all, to infuse it all with greater life, wisdom, harmony, and soul. The living waters of Her Mystery School will enliven, irrigate and illuminate all else in your life. The rhythmic infusion of deep feminine practice will nourish a series of intimate, life-changing self-revelations, and will anchor you in the essential foundation of what you were created to be. We will be dancing in Her gardens - the approach of this school is one of embodiment, revelation that is true for you, and a reverence for the terrain, both mystical and mundane.
Reclamation ~ Power ~ Sovereignty
ONE Unto Herself
We begin by reclaiming essential energy, voice, energetic poise and reverence. We will establish a foundational sense of deep feminine power, residency in the womb/sacred bowl, coming to sit on the throne of personal sovereignty.
Love ~ Passion ~ Rapture
Entering into the mysteries of embodied communion, we will renew and celebrate the rapturous covenant between Woman and the World Soul. True communion is made possible by a foundation of discernment and self-knowledge. Behind the veil of all things, all relationships, all circumstance, all of Creation, is a subtle, cherishing nectar that is necessary for the thriving of the feminine soul.
Fertility ~ Nurturance ~ Pleasure
Goddess of Love
Cultivating the practices of deep feminine fertility, nourishment, and sensuality, we will turn toward the endlessly generous, infinite inner springs, remembering ourselves to be oases in the desert, ever-generative, regardless of circumstance. Woman is a Garden of Paradise.
Death ~ Loss ~ Annihilation ~ Resurrection
Inanna, Queen of Heaven
Every woman, often many times, must make the Descent. Shedding all that we believed ourselves to be, losing what is precious to us, annihilated by grief, disorientation, pain, we descend. We are stripped of all, and must surrender to the great un-making of the descent in order to rise again. The arts of the Descent bring awareness, courage, strength, and sacred context to the many experiences of devastation that visit all of us.
Shelter ~ Mystery ~ Immanence
Faced with the unknown, unseen, or uncontrollable, together we turn to the Dark Mother, claiming the birthright of shelter in Her, shedding our fears, our limitations, our sense of aloneness and separation from Her presence. It is She who was before, who remains with us through life, regardless of the path chosen, and who will receive us in the end. We answer the question - in whose hands am I, truly?
Redemption ~ Transmutation ~ Liberation
Woman is made to be touched by life, and then to bring all around her to a higher order, a greater harmony, a clearer truth more aligned with the great Natural Laws. Glory, liberation, and true illumination are the gifts of the Alchemista, and we will cultivate specific practices for transmuting emotional, psychic, and difficult energies, both within and around us. We will also travel the path of deep feminine creation principles, bringing to life a dream or vision not yet manifested, held dear but perhaps daunting in its magnificence.
Indwelling Guidance ~ Truth ~ Ancient Knowing
Pythia, Oracle of Delphi
The most trustworthy source of guidance we can turn towards is the indwelling oracular presence, the voice of the ages that rises up through us and offers simple guidance relative to the path ahead, the crossroads we face, the choices we must make. With sacred regard and a commitment to deep listening, we will anchor ourselves solidly on the seat of ancient intuitive power, the throne of self-authority.
Purity ~ Grace ~ Eternal Love
Queen of Heaven; Mary, BirthGiver of God
Woman is made to call down the Heavens, to cultivate purity, and become a dwelling place for heavenly lights. Mercy, grace, the mysteries of the Immaculate Conception, and an embodied, true relationship to the eternal, the vast, the cosmic. Light upon light.
The Path of Sacred Woman
This cycle is one of completion, integration, and rest into the harvest of all that we have journeyed through thus far. We will enter the archetype of priestess, Woman as one who knows how to empty and surrender so that power and grace much bigger than her can have their way with her, and infuse the rightness of her actions. This is a month of allowing all that has been given through the journey to settle, to be absorbed, and to become an authentic part of you.
Certificate of Completion
A second, deeper year through the basic curriculum
Monthly comprehensive inquiry questions and reflections
Submission of inquiry assignments to receive a certificate of completion
Certificate Plus Mentorship
A second year through the basic curriculum and submission for certificate
One 75 minute private mentorship sessions each month
Additional teaching from your mentor each month
A nine month master class for women who want accountability, profound support and guidance on their chosen sacred path
Taught by Jumana, includes bi-weekly live discussion calls
Nine months of transmissions and practices that parallel and deepen the basic curriculum
Only available by application and for women who have already completed a year of the basic curriculum
Qualifies for a Certificate of the Sacred Arts
Limited to 13 Women
All women who enroll or complete the first year of the school can continue in many ways:
Walk through the nine months again, with support, for as many years as you wish
Submit for a Certificate of Completion in second year
Private mentorships, or private sessions with mentors
Shorter term focus classes that develop particular topics in the school
The School of Sacred Woman
For basic enrollment in years past first year: $25-255/month
All other classes, retreats, programs and mentorships are additional.
RETREATS AND WILDERNESS IMMERSIONS
We offer four to six retreats a year, in beautiful locations that offer sanctuary and a safe space in which to nourish, clarify, heal, and set free what may have become imprisoned in you.
In May of every year we hold a seven day immersion open only to students of the school, but all other retreats are general registration.
September 19th - 21st, 2019
OCTOBER HOT SPRINGS RETREAT
Sierra Hot Springs, California
October 18th - 20th, 2019