Shadow, Soul and Soil

Decolonizing the Motherline & Reclaiming the Sacred Feminine

A 4-week Live Online Class with Cathy Skipper & Florian Birkmayer MD

NEW NEW DATES (!): Thursdays 1/26/2023 until 2/16/2023

Do you feel a blockage in your vital life force as if the energy of your earth cannot get through?

Are you aware of traumas that keep getting repeated in your motherline or challenges that seem more intense than just this lifetime?

Are you feeling the need to reconnect and feel the strength, love, wisdom and resilience of your ancients? 

Do you want to heal the traumas of your motherline so your children are free from them? 

Are you searching for an authentic sense of self and belonging?

Have you been wondering why the accumulated wisdom of many generations of mothers feels blocked and unobtainable to you?

The motherline is our psychic immune system – are you ready to get healthy?

Psychologically, the central point of a human personality is the place where the ancestors are reincarnated.” C.G. Jung

I believe the feminine energy in men and women comes through the embodied red thread of the motherline. This red thread is a channel created by the mitochondrial DNA passed down uniquely through the maternal lineage. Like a tuning fork it resonates through each member of the motherline connecting us viscerally and psychically. At the heart of our motherline is our clan or tribe.

This embodied resonance is the eternal soul that comes from the earth and through each generation. Matter doesn’t think, it feels. Jungian analyst, Marion Woodman spoke about the dark goddess and Black Madonna being,

“…the goddess who has chosen to hide herself in order to protect humanity from the devastating consequences of killing her.

In the same way we have cut ourselves off from nature and are destroying it, we have cut ourselves off from our ancestors. This is catastrophic on an individual and collective level.

We cannot hope to make a better world for our children if the traumas of the past are still rippling through each generation individually and collectively. We need to do the inner work of re-aligning and reconnecting with our ancients, re-igniting the spark of belonging in our cells.

I believe that the time has come and the feminine is rising through our motherlines – it is urgent that we heal the traumas held there and clear the channels so we can help the sacred feminine to emerge through us. This is not just a personal journey to heal ourselves but a collective and ecological necessity.

Western women have been fighting since the sixties to reclaim child-birth. We are now beginning to take back the language, the definition and the experience of menopause. Now is the time to remember that we hold the ancestral line, the clan in our DNA. This is our birthright, an aspect of the feminine that has been so expropriated that we don’t even realize it is the very essence of the feminine.

Elinor W. Gadon, an American cultural historian said,

“... there is a growing awareness that we are doomed as a species and planet unless we have a radical change of consciousness. The re-emergence of the Goddess is becoming the symbol and metaphor for this transformation of culture. With the return of the Goddess, the new power of the feminine is being expressed in all areas of life.”

If you feel the call to heal your motherline and help the emergence of the sacred feminine, please join us on this 4 week live-online program.

Program Outline

4 weekly sessions, 1.5 hours each

Thursdays 1/26/2023, 2/2/2023, 2/9/2023, 2/16/2023

(We just decided to schedule these new dates.)

10am-11:30am US Mountain Time. That’s 9am-10:30am Pacific, 11am-12:30pm Central, 12pm-1:30pm Eastern. 5pm-6:30pm GMT, 6pm-7:30pm GMT

Session 1: How healthy is your motherline – Diagnosing the line. Creating a working altar.

Session 2: Journeying into the depths of the motherline to connect with the ancestral guide. Reconnecting with the energy of your healthy ancients.

Session 3: Identifying the patterns and the core wounds of the motherline

Session 4: Opening up the healing connection between you and your ancient grandmothers. Beholding their work and being beheld by them. Moving forward connected.

We will meet via Zoom and sessions will be recorded for those who cannot make them all live and for future reference.

A private Google group will be available for sharing, reflecting, asking questions between sessions.

The class comes with a kit of essential oils.


Connecting with a visceral, earth-based energy that comes through your physical body and supports, guides and loves you unconditionally. This is your birthright!

Truly healing long-standing and transgenerational traumas so are no longer ruled by them, but free to be your authentic self and share your unique gift with the world.

Your Facilitators Cathy Skipper & Florian Birkmayer MD

Cathy Skipper is an international teacher, plant person and healer who brings 30 years of teaching, healing, and plant experience, her highly-attuned intuition, and her mastery at ‘seeing the person within’ to this work. Find out more about her here.

Florian Birkmayer MD is a wounded healer and an aromatic, holistic/heretical psychiatrist. With Cathy he is the co-developer of the AromaGnosis approach, which offers a roadmap to working with the unconscious to reconnect to our ancestors and nature. For more about Florian, click here.

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