newsbriefs VideoCasts from Mystery School of the Temple Arts
eslie Blackburn of Mystery School of the Temple Arts, often gets asked ‘What is Sacred Sexuality or how did I get started with this practice’ so Blackburn devised a series of VideoCasts addressing these topics and more. The monthly videos allow one to tap into the deep wisdom of the sacred sexual path from the privacy of their own home, “Exploring the authentic you” says Blackburn. The free, first Wednesday of the month VideoCasts are easy to join; watch or type questions or join in the live audio/video experience. Additionally, all of the past episodes are available to watch from YouTube. Blackburn bridges the gap between sexuality and spirituality, covering tantra, consciousness, sexual anatomy and energetics, yoga, meditation, sacred geometry, and more. Her personal path and work has “been the integration of the ever-unfolding feminine in body and psyche with masculine direction and purpose – Love in Action” as she says. Blackburn, MS is a Sacred Sexual Healer and Transformational Guide. She is one of the leading authorities on sacred sexuality and tantra in the United States. She was a mechanical engineer specializing in quantum physics, and Ironman triathele before her spiritual awakening. She now works with thousand of clients, conducts workshops regularly (some are attended from as far away as Alberta and Australia), and has reached thousands with her inspirational presentations which range from intimate groups to large speaking engagements. When individuals wish to continue the work with group or individual guidance. Blackburn also offers privates sessions and group classes. For more information, visit MysterySchoolOfTheTempleArts.com or facebook. com/leslieblackburnpage/.
Frog Call Rodeo
earn about the many different species of Michigan frogs and toads and meet some live members at the Nature Center at Nankin Mills in Westland. Create an amphibious craft and then venture out to the pond for a catch and release activity on Saturday, from 6:00 p.m. To 8:00 p.m., May 7. Those interested may carpool to another location a few miles away in Holliday Nature Preserve to enjoy the spring symphony of frog romance. Learn to recognize their various calls. The Friends of Nankin Mills who presents this program, is a small, growing volunteer organization who play an important role in preserving the historic mill They work in partnership with the Wayne County Parks Department to improve the building and ensure Nankin Mills is an important community resource plus a fun place to visit. Nankin Mills has served Wayne County since 1842. Once abandoned and in disrepair, the mill now houses an interpretive center that tells the natural and cultural history of the mill and the Rouge River watershed. It was originally built as a grist mill, and was one of Henry Ford’s “village industries. The Frog Call Rodeo is appropriate for ages six through adult. Pond edge can be wet, so waterproof boots are advised for the outdoor portions of this event.
Interactive Storytime at Charles Wright Museum
on Barden Foundation Children’s Interactive Storytime is where music, movement, and literacy collide; in a good way. This interactive story performance on Sunday, at 2:00 p.m., May 8, at the Charles Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, will puts children in the story. They will have fun dancing and enjoying storytelling with Michelle McKinney. They will also receive a free book to take home. This program is made possible by the support of the Don Barden Foundation. The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History is the world’s largest institution dedicated to the African American experience. Their mission is to open minds and change lives through the exploration and celebration of African American history and culture. Their vision is of a world in which the adversity and achievement of African American history inspire everyone toward greater understanding, acceptance and unity. The Wright Museum houses over 35,000 artifacts and archival materials and is home to the Blanche Coggin Underground Railroad Collection, Harriet Tubman Museum Collection, Coleman A. Young Collection and the Sheffield Collection, a repository of documents of the labor movement in Detroit. Cost: Free. Admission to museum, adult $ 8. Location: 315 E Warren Ave, Detroit. For more information, visit TheWright.org. 313-494-5800.
Location: 33175 Ann Arbor Trail, Westland. For more information, visit NankinMills.org. 734-261-199.0 natural awakenings
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