The Priestess Arts: Tools for These Times

By Expanding Inward (other events)

Fri, May 5 2017 6:30 PM Sun, May 7 2017 12:00 PM

The Priestess Arts: Tools for These Times

"Some magical traditions require the initiate to make a tool for each element. That which is and represents, the tool is more than an exercise, it is a process that creates something necessary for the work that lies ahead. What if… what if…

What if… you are the tool?" -- Cynthea Jones, Playing for the Song

The Priestess Arts of Diana’s Grove are the elemental tools that we become, when we dedicate ourselves to embodying our values. They are the way we give the things we believe in hands, and feet, and voice, and the ability to walk around in the world.

When Change is needed, the Priestess Arts are the Tools that let us Be the Change.

“I don’t use the word Priestess to tell you what I am, I use the word to tell you what I do. I am a Priestess when I am Priestessing. Priestess, for us, is not gender-specific. No one is asked to take this name, nor is anyone who is doing the work denied it.” -- Cynthea Jones, Playing for the Song


The Priestess Art of Air: Officiating the Sacred Rites of Speaking and Listening
How do I enter into exchange with others?
How do I balance the inhalation and exhalation of a conversation?
How do I find the right balance between words and witness?

The Priestess Art of Fire: Leading to Others to Their Own Discovery

How do I ignite curiosity?
How do I spark recognition and realization?
How do I bring to light the courage to discover?

The Priestess Art of Water: Acting as Healer
How do I soften hard edges?
How do I flow around barriers and obstacles?
How do I dive deep and make space for vulnerability?

The Priestess Art of Earth: Relentless Support of the Sacred Made Manifest
How do I tend what I honor?
How do I cultivate healthy boundaries?
How do I allow my conviction to take root?


Note: For a more detailed overview of the Priestess Arts, click here.

Originally taught at Diana’s Grove Mystery School as essential components of professional spiritual leadership, the Priestess Arts are also remarkably effective everyday tools for everyday life. We’ll spend a weekend exploring them as practical skills to support our relationships, our work and our world. We will mine the resources of community and legacy, coming together to explore these teachings in their original context and as tools for these times.

Registration and Logistics

This skills-based intensive will take place May 5-7 at Hollis Renewal Center in Kansas City, KS. There are camping opportunities on-site, and a block of rooms will be available at a nearby hotel for $82/night. Registration will begin at 12:00 noon, Central time on Thursday, 2/2/17

**Note: Early registration is available through February 28. Beginning March 1, minimum pricing will increase by $25.

Dates and Times:

Fri. May 5        6:30 - 10pm         Dessert and beverages will be offered

Sat. May 6      9:30am - 10pm       Continental breakfast, lunch, dinner and evening dessert will be offered

Sun. May 7      9:30am - 12pm    Continental breakfast will be offered


On-site camping in tents or with an RV is available for $5/night. You may register to camp by contacting the retreat center, Office: 913 441-0451 or
Email: [email protected] Letting them know you’re with the Expanding Inward group that weekend and want to camp.

There is a block of discounted rooms available for our group at the Super 8 hotel in Bonner Springs, KS for $82/night. The hotel is 10 minutes away from the retreat center. You may register under Expanding Inward for $82/night by calling 913-721-3877. You must book by April 21st to receive this group rate. 
Please contact Robin at [email protected] if you are interested in sharing a room. 


The closest airport is KCI. Please contact Robin if you need transportation to or from the airport. Note: For those traveling by plane, we will offer a shuttle service before and after the event for a nominal fee. For those using this service we will suggest arrival and departure parameters at a later date.


This is a drug-, alcohol- and firearm-free event.