Caerphilly and Valleys Red Tent
Caerphilly Red Tent Ritual Recipe: Our sacred container
Here is an outline of what we do in our red tent. The actual content varies month by month according to our theme for that month, usually chosen by drawing a womanrunes card.
Beforehand: make clear if there are items women need to bring and what is expected. And cost if any. This information is shared in our
Entering Sacred Space: As the women enter the space we smudge and ground
1. Passing the red thread: “This cord symbolizes our “mother line,” the red thread of the generations stretching through me and
space to the first woman who ever lived as well as forward into the future”. I am Jessica, daughter of Ann, daughter of Alma, daughter
of Maud, daughter of Elizabeth, and mother of Ella and Dylan. etc…
2. Drop the thread behind us in a circle, stand and do group hum (if mobility issues, offer chair)
3. Stay standing and sing The River is Flowing or other chants
4. Pass rattle – either freely or with a topic, depending on the theme of that month’s red tent
5. Introduce the month’s topic/ speaker/ activity: Could be art making, craft, calamoondala, yoga all sorts!!
6. Do the activity 🙂
5. Lie down for meditation/ visualisation
7. Dancing. Either to music or with singing/ drums.
8. Reading – either solo or group.
9. housekeeping: plans for next meeting, volunteers needed, ideas to share.
10. Closing the circle: pick up red thread and stand together and hum three times. Coming full circle. Though we are going off to our
separate places and our separate lives we know that the connection, the red thread, flows within us. The items we brought are blessed and carry blessings with them
11. Song: Call down a Blessing or similar
12. sharing a drink and snack (if people want, or they can leave when feels good to them).
We also have a pink tent circle for girls 4 times a year.