by Rose Flint
by Alison Leonard
by Melissa C. Reardon
by Susun S Weed
Deep within you, whether you are aware of it or not, is your primal need for breast. It is part of you; it was born with you. It has been with you for millions of years.
When you emerged into the world of air, hunger came with you. And linked to hunger was the remedy for hunger, already known to you. You had, at birth, the skill to guide yourself to it by touch, by smell, by warmth, by sweetness. You had, and still have, internal, ancient coding to find the breast and suck.
‘Find the breast and suck.’ This message sings in you, in every one of us, from birth to death. It says: ‘Find the breast, source of nourishment, source of contentment.’ It urges: ‘Find the breast, where hunger ceases, where you are one with the mother, one with the pulsing heart of the Mother, at one with Breast/Heart/Mother/All.’
by Geraldine Charles
I managed to get a preview of the 2009 programme and it all looks very exciting – this is the fourteenth conference and one of the things I like best is that it seems new each year; there are always fresh ideas and amazing new ceremonies but there are regular favourites too. I also enjoy meeting up with old friends and making new ones.
Having done the job, I know that the ceremonial group works all year around to bring us stunning ceremonies, and a whole team of Melissas – conference helpers - work throughout the conference week – for although the conference officially opens on Wednesday 29th July there are fringe events and ceremonies from Sunday 26th.