A Spiritual and writing community
Pray, dream, write your new story.
One that inspires, gives peace, and strengthens your spirit.
Join us for our 2020 Path of Consciousness Virtual Conference
The 2020 Path of Consciousness Virtual Conference will allow you to enhance your writing, personal, and business life with the help of various ancient, sacred and creative teachings, including writing and storytelling.
We will be gathering online for our third annual event on October 3, 2020 from 12:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m. EST. This year’s event is free but donations are welcome. Unique Voices in Films is hosting our event and supports meaningful, diverse, and inspiring stories that empower, teach, and make the world a better place.
Our theme this year will revolve around Thanksgiving, as inspired by the Seneca Thanksgiving Prayer. Travel full circle on the path to gratitude as you explore writing concepts and shamanic wisdom. Meditations, journaling, creativity and writing workshops, sound healing, and writing life workshops will be presented at the 2020 Path of Consciousness Virtual Conference.
Join us from your own comfy space. We will be using Zoom to present the conference and attendees can participate from their desktop computer, laptop, tablet, or smart phone.
The workshops and presenters will include the following:
Thanksgiving Meditation – Lisa Argo
Heyoka Teaching Workshop – Weam Namou
Yoga Workshop with Crystal Bowls – Sandy Naimou
Interactive Writing Workshop – Weam Namou
Navigating Change in a Year of Transformation – Vince Anthony Pitre
Akashic Wisdom – Patty Shaw
Exploring Energetic & Creative Connections – Sonya Julie
This is a free event. However, you are welcome to offer a donation to help support the administrative costs of our event. All donations are tax deductible and even every donation, no matter how large or small, helps.
Register by emailing us at SpiritualAndWritingRetreat@gmail.com and please include the following information:
- Your first and last name.
- Your email address.
- How or where you heard about the event.
Once you contact us, we will respond by sending you a return email.
This is a free event. However, we are accepting donations for our host, Unique Voices in Films, a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization. This is a tax deductible gift that will help with the administration of our event.
About our previous events
The Path of Consciousness is a spiritual and writing community that offers inspiration and rejuvenation. Enhance your personal, business, and writing life with the help of various ancient sacred and creative teachings. It’s close enough to drive to and far away enough to find peace, spiritual growth, and writing time at an affordable price. Join us for the one-day conference or stay for the three-day retreat. Meals and refreshments are available, as well as overnight accommodations for those who attend the retreat.
Attendees enjoy workshops, classes, and guided meditations. Join us for nature walks, writing classes, gentle yoga, a gong ceremony, a fire ceremony, and walk the labyrinth. Self-care options will be available so that guests may schedule time for a massage or healing session. Writers may use one of our special writing rooms to connect with other authors or to schedule one-on-one time with a writing mentor. Head outdoors and enjoy the beautiful grounds at Colombiere Conference and Retreat Center.
Our in-person events are held at this location:Colombiere Conference & Retreat Center 9075 Big Lake Rd Clarkston, Michigan 48346
Colombiere Conference & Retreat Center is nestled on 420 rolling acres of mature pines and hardwoods in Clarkston, Michigan. Located right off I-75, we are less than an hour drive from Detroit, Flint or Lansing. Visit www.colombiere.com for details.
The Path of Consciousness is an idea born from a little spiritual hideaway in the Riviera Maya, Mexico where shamans perform a Mayan ceremony using a Temazcal steam bath. This relaxing mystical old-age rite is good for the soul and mixes a spiritual journey with an encounter with the basic elements of our planet: water, fire, earth, and wind.
Similarly to the Temazcal steam bath in the Riviera Maya, this community is about reconnecting to our inner power, healing and transforming ourselves, and creating a better world for our families and communities.
A number of medical schools such as Columbia University now have Narrative Medicine master’s program, recognizing the power that practices such as the art of storytelling provides for people to heal and grow.
UNIQUE VOICES IN FILMS IS HOSTING THE 2020 SPIRITUAL AND WRITING CONFERENCE & RETREAT
We believe that our personal and family stories, and how we tell them, are directly related to our health and well being. Educating our communities in the intelligent use of books, films, and personal writing can nurture communication and creativity as well as therapeutic and transformational tools that bring individuals and communities together. This event is hosted by Unique Voices in Films (UVF), a 501 (c)(3) whose goal is to support meaningful and inspiring stories that inspire, empower, teach, and make the world a better place. This event is designed to help guests to connect with physical, emotional, spiritual and mental healing techniques and practices.
The mission of Unique Voices in Films (UVF), a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, is to develop and promote uplifting media that encourages cultural diversity and underrepresented points of view currently ignored by mainstream media.
Philosophy / Values
We believe that stories matter. Books, films, media, and education can be used to nurture communication and creativity as therapeutic and transformational tool that could change people on an individual, community, and worldwide basis.
Support meaningful and inspiring stories by using media, films, education, and grassroots volunteer participation that inspires, empowers, teaches, and makes the world a better place.
khalil murrell grew up in Camden, NJ, wedged between a meat factory, Walt Whitman’s house and the county jail. He has an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and ran programs for the Dodge Poetry Festival & Program for many years. He now works in educational leadership, and writes poetry and essays on race, racism and … Continue reading Interview with khalil murrell, poet
Ann Esshaki is a Chaldean-American writer and spoken-word performer. She studied at Eastern Michigan University where she earned her M.A. of Creative Writing and Wayne State University where she earned her B.A. of English. During her years at Wayne State, she performed at numerous open mic events including the “Women in Hip-Hop” event hosted by … Continue reading Interview with Ann Esshaki, Writer and Spoken-Word Performer
Hiba Dagher is an undergraduate student at the University of Michigan, pursuing a degree in English & Ethnic Studies. She is the founder of Hikayat, an organization that celebrates and centers artists, writers, and creatives from the SWA/NA region and its diaspora. She is the recipient of two Hopwood awards, and her work has been … Continue reading Interview with Hiba Dagher, Poet & Founder of Hikayat