Welcome to Sophia Sanctuary!
We are a women's temple in the Eugene area, open to women of all ages and walks of life. We currently are a temple-without-walls, meaning we do not have an actual building we call home. We meet in women's homes and in rented public spaces for our rituals, classes, and other events. Please feel free to contact us for more information.
We hold women only public rituals on the four lunar holy days: Imbolc, Beltane, Lammas, and Samhain; and all are welcome to the four sun holy days: Spring & Autumn Equinox, and Summer & Winter Solstice. We are a private not-for-profit 501(c) 3 tax-exempt religious/spiritual organization, registered with the State of Oregon. All women who are interested in our organization are encouraged to attend these meetings and rituals.
Our Mission Statement
We are a circle of women committed to Healing, Education, Ritual and Service (HERS). We are open to all women and honor all sacred traditions. We are seeking to create a safe haven for women to share their spiritual vision, healing arts, sustainable living skills, social activism, and love for the Earth.
Month of November, Thurs., Fri. & Sat, 1-5 pm -- Goddess Art Show at DIVA by Karen Rainsong
Join me tonite Friday the 1st, at DIVA gallery downtown at Lincoln and Broadway for my art show opening. Dreams of the Shadow Goddess is an exhibition of photopaintings done in the darkroom that explore the mysteries of dreams, the subconscious, and feminine archetypes. With titles such as the Seeker, the Dreamer, the Weaver, these black and white works explore the shadow, or alternate sides of women.
Location: DIVA gallery downtown at Lincoln and Broadway
Monday, December 9th: WINTERSONG -- Annual Sophia Singing Event, all genders are welcome
Come at 7 PM to socialize, and we will start singing at 7:30. This event, like the upcoming Solstice ritual, is open to all genders. I have sheet music for several winter-related rounds and chants. You don't need to be able to read music; we will run through everything. If you have a song to add, please teach it to us. Bring finger food.
Location: East Blair Housing Coop community room. On the well-lit alley between 4th and 5th, west of Adams St., in the Whiteaker neighborhood. Park on the street and walk in.
Cost: A suggested $3-7 donation will help pay our rent and expenses, and anything beyond that will go to Sophia Sanctuary, a women's temple-without-walls.
Contact: Karen at 541-345-3626
Friday, December 20: WINTER SOLSTICE. This ritual is open to all genders and families. Gather at 7, ritual at 7:30. Please bring finger foods to share, and your own place setting. Place is TBA.