Desert Dreaming

2020 Annual Women’s Gathering


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The Star Nation Dreamers Sisterhood of Phoenix, Arizona, sponsors a Woman’s Retreat every winter to allow us to dream together to renew our bonds of sisterhood, share sacred knowledge, and restore our wombs to power and beauty. We drum, sing, and do ceremony together as well as receive teachings from the Sweet Medicine SunDance Path in a magical way that speaks to us as women.

Our teacher, Barbara Brachi “Midnight Rose”, travels from Canada to guide us into the Dreaming. She is the co-founder of the Institute for Contemporary Shamanic Studies in Toronto, and is also the leader of Raven’s Call, a sisterhood of over 20 women, now in its 22nd year.

We gather on a Thursday night in a magical landscape in the heart of Scottsdale, and continue our dreaming process until Sunday noon. The meals are nourishing and we have our own gathering place in which to share our beauty and life wisdom so that it reflects back to us the power of who we are as women. There are also 26 acres of Desert Walking Paths and an outdoor pool and whirlpool.

We welcome women from all walks of life and spiritual/religious backgrounds to join us. No experience of the Sweet Medicine SunDance Path is needed.

Led by: Barbara Midnight Rose with the support of Holly White Lightning Dreamer and Marguerite Lightning Jaguar.

Making Arrangements

DateStarts Thursday March 5, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. | Ends Sunday March 8, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.
LocationScottsdale, AZ (Phoenix metropolitan area)
Ground TransportationA shuttle is available from Phoenix airport directly to the venue.
AccommodationCheck-in to your room is at 4 p.m. We start with dinner on Thursday.
CostEarly Bird price of $799.00 (USD) if registered by November 20, 2019. After that, $850.00 (USD).
Price includes accommodation for 3 nights, all meals, and teachings.
Price is for double occupancy. There is $50 (USD) charge for a single room occupancy.
You can also stay before or after the retreat at a significantly reduced fare (maybe as low as $130 US a night which includes lodging and meals). For this option, Holly will direct you to contact the venue directly.
RSVP Holly White Lightning
What to BringA list will be provided to you upon registration.

About Barbara Brachi “Midnight Rose”

Barbara Brachi Head Shot

In 1998, Barbara had a dream. It was one of those prophetic dreams that we all have from time to time. A full moon was rising at midnight over the desert, in a magical landscape, and two ravens swooped in, landed in front of that full moon, and cawed and cawed to the east.

The message that presented itself to Barbara was, “It is time to share your knowledge and all that you have been taught by Thunder Strikes about the mystery, beauty, and power of the feminine.”

We will dream together with Barbara in this very special and nurturing desert oasis. In this way, we will nurture the womb strength that our families and the world need at this time. As the “first teachers” we must continue to teach other women about this sacred knowledge.