The New Return to the Great Mother: Birth, Initiation and the Sacred Feminine
Join us in a discussion of the seven initiations of birth, puberty, menses, first sexual encounter, childbirth, menopause, and death. I hope to shed light on the life-altering effects that initiatory experiences can have on us. Like rungs on a ladder, each initiation can serve as a sturdy step upon which we feel supported as we climb upward toward greater awareness and understanding of ourselves and our place in the world.

*APPPAH recognizes that not all birthing people and parents identify as mothers or fathers. Our intention is to be inclusive of all genders, non-binary and other-gendered pregnant people, birthing people partners and parents.  Although some people may find comfort in the use of these traditional terms, we know that for some they may cause discomfort or pain, please accept our apologies as we work toward finding the right balance ourselves, with our speakers and with the communities we serve.  We are actively seeking speaker(s) who can help bring greater awareness about gender issues in the PPN world. Please contact Catherine at if you have any speaker suggestions.

Isa Gucciardi, PhD

Dr. Isa Gucciardi holds degrees and certificates in transpersonal psychology, cultural and linguistic anthropology, comparative religion, hypnotherapy, and transformational healing. She is the Founding Director and lead teacher of the Foundation of the Sacred Stream. The workshops and training programs of the Foundation are part of her larger vision for helping people who are interested in stepping into greater consciousness and leading happier lives. Her primary focus is on teaching, writing, and curriculum development. Isa is also the creator of the groundbreaking therapeutic model Depth Hypnosis, and author of Coming to Peace. She has been a dedicated Buddhist practitioner for forty years and has spent over thirty years studying spiritual, therapeutic, and meditative techniques from around the world.,,

Posted on September 27, 2021 by Catherine Lightfoot