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WISEWOMAN FORUM: The Cauldrons of the Soul: An Experiential Workshop with Sundance Metelsky

  • Sunday, May 21, 2023
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Zoom, Eastern Time
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This program will NOT be recorded.


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The cauldron is a sacred symbol of wholeness, mystery, magic, rebirth, and transformation. The ancient Celts have many stories where cauldrons figure prominently, including the goddess Cerridwen’s Cauldron of Transformation and the god The Dagda’s Cauldron of Plenty. The Cauldron of Poesy is an Irish text from the Middle Ages that describes three cauldrons that reside within each person: The Cauldron of Warming (associated with physical health), The Cauldron of Motion (associated with emotions/activity in the world), and The Cauldron of Knowledge/Wisdom (associated with spiritual knowledge/advanced poetry). The text provides some insights into what each cauldron regulates, their positions, and how they engage with each other. The cauldrons were meant to help poets and bards hone their craft and grow spiritually. Today, people work with these cauldrons to engage with their body, mind, and spirit, checking to see how each cauldron is doing and whether it needs to be turned. Yes, the cauldrons can be on their side or even upside-down! In this experiential workshop, we will learn about the three cauldrons of the soul and do a guided imagery visualization to engage with each cauldron and see how our own inner cauldrons are doing.


  • A notebook/pen
  • Wear comfortable clothing
  • Be in a room that is quiet where you won’t be disturbed

Sundance Metelsky learned about Carl Jung in the 1980s when she read the back cover of the Police’s album, Synchronicity. She continued exploring Jung in college and later with the Jung Society of Washington and the Philadelphia Association of Jungian Analysts’ Seminar. She has been walking the shamanic path since 1992 and is currently enrolled in the Foundation for Shamanic Studies’ 3-Year Program of Advanced Initiations and Shamanic Healing. She has a BA in English Literature with a Minor in Psychology from the University of Maryland, and an MA in Liberal Arts from St. John's College Graduate Institute. She has studied Celtic history and mythology for many years. Sundance enjoys diving the depths and creating art as part of her explorations.

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