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Blessing Darkness

Feb 4-6, 2022

A weekend workshop with Rev. Rhetta Morgan
$495/private room; $430/shared room; $300/commuter

If you are seeking financial assistance to participate in this program, please click on the link for our Financial Assistance Application form, below. Do NOT register online.

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610-566-4507, ext. 137

All guests visiting Pendle Hill are required to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or proof of negative results from a PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival on campus (see our statement and FAQ about this policy).

Out of the winter season, participants in this program will explore the darkness together. We will start with a blessing:

We will bless each other.
We will bless what we bring to the adventure.
We will bless our beautiful world,
both the miraculous and catastrophic.

Then we will turn toward how we each define the dark and enter into a journey of reflection, mirroring insights, singing, movement, journaling, and communing in silence to deepen our relationship to the dark. We will then explore themes of the dark as a place of healing and rest, womb that births our vision, our creativity and the home of awe and wonder.

In order to do this, we’ll support each other to:

  • Look at the hard things that happen in the dark;
  • Face our fear of the unknown;
  • Look at how our culture has equated dark with bad;
  • Explore the generative and restorative components of the dark.

Join us for an adventure into the willowy shadows. Bringing our curiosity and hearts, we will discover, celebrate, and heal together.

Leader(s)

Reverend Rhetta Morgan is a singing healer, spiritual activist, and interfaith minister who has been gathering tools for healing and inspiration for over 40 years. Through her gifts of prayer, poetry, facilitation, and sermonizing she cultivates hope and nurtures connection in her community as a pathway back to belonging and wholeness. As a facilitator and coach, Rhetta is known for her ability to support others to be bold, heal their self-limiting beliefs, and integrate their internal healing with their social movement work. This support is essential to cultivate the powerful spiritual activism that is needed in these times.

As an active facilitator in the Philadelphia region and beyond, Reverend Rhetta currently works with the Unitarian Universalist National Ministers Association, the Center for Contemporary Mysticism, the People of the Global Majority in the Outdoors, Nature, and Environment and more. She also founded and leads the Ecclesia Spirit Interfaith Community as well as Ritual for Change Makers, an 8-month program for activists seeking to renew their spiritual connection to the transcendent and to land. For more information, see https://reverendrhetta.com.


Financial aid may be available. If you are seeking funds to participate in this program, click to review and complete our Financial Assistance Application and a Pendle Hill staff member will follow-up with you shortly (please do NOT register online). Thank you for your interest.


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