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AUGUST 1.2.3.4.5. halfway between Solstice and Equinox, we celebrate the Peak Season. This is a time for profound ceremony and connection. Join your Intentional Creativity sisters and Shiloh Sohpia to...experience oh so many things!

Through ritual and oracle time we will access the deep inner codex that your soul is wanting to express and bring it onto the canvas. We will also spend a day using Intentional Creativity with horses and a sound bath!

Some of the exciting things that will be taking place at Aqua Terra include:

  • Learning a new way of swimming
    Working with horses and intuition
    Painting a Collaborative Mural
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  • Be in community with Mary MacDonald (StellaMac) and Crystal Charlotte Easton while we enjoy writing and painting together.
  • Share your voice with the Cura Council in person and experience the red thread in real life! So that you can bring red thread home and put it into your ball of thread for your circles.
  • Explore your relationship with earth and water and participate in riutals that honor your connections.x
  • Participate in co-creating rituals with your sisters honoring the elements and the earth in intimate ways so that your animystic connection
  • Gather around the sacred water and fire at Wild Water Creek and share our intentions. Be witnessed in allowing and receiving and letting go. So that you can mark this time as a time of fundamental change for yourself.
  • Honor the cycles of creation with a ceremony at Peak Season. Become more familiar with leaving the spiritual year based on the actual seasons of our beautiful earth.
  • Enjoy two fabulous feasts prepared by Chef Jonathan McCloud and a wine tasting of Estate Musette Wines grown on the property so you can be blessed by our bounty.
  • Spend time outdoors, soak in beautiful Sonoma, and visit Wild Water Creek for ritual in nature related to Good Relations with Creation.
  • Attend a real Intentional Creativity Guild Meeting with local Guild Members, where we make choices about the future of our work together like we can only do in person.
  • Experience Intentional Creativity with the Curate and Founder, Shiloh Sophia, and hear stories that only get told while we look into one another's eyes and hearts.
  • Sign the red leather Intentional Creativity Guild book - make your presence known in our lineage. Go down in herstory as part of one of the world's largest art movements centered on women's stories.
  • Experience Intuitive Drum Song with Lavender Grace; dance, drum, sing, and move your booty to the music. Our featured Guest Teacher, Lavender Grace who will be with us for part of our time together.
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2023 Graduation Ceremony Gathering at Wild Water Creek in Sonoma California

The Cura Council Gatherings at MUSEA Sonoma and Wild Water Creek on Sonoma Mountain in California with Founders and Guest Guides. Each retreat is rooted in Medicine Painting, Care for Creation, Shared Wisdom Labs, and Nourishing Feasts. A Holographic Framework in Social Sciences and Humanities for Creatives along the evolutionary timeline.

We will explore things that are part of the
Intentional Creativity Culture like...

  • Medicine Painting
  • Collaborative Ritual
  • Ceremony and the Elements
  • Presence of the Divine Feminine
  • The Timeline of Creation
  • Frame Drumming and Singing
  • Conscious Evolution
  • Sacred Reciprocity
  • Alchemical Activism
  • Rematriation Decolonization
  • Coherence Meditation
  • Particle and Wave Energy
  • Relational Compassions
  • Seasonal Apothecary
  • Feasts by Chef Jonathan
  • Wine Tasting with Jonathan
  • Ceremony in Nature
  • Signing the Red Book of the Guild
  • Tour of the Museum
  • Late night painting and dance parties

And more that is co-created by all of us through the framework of the ceremony.

If you haven't had the chance to experience a Feast prepared by Jonathan McCloud. Food is one of his many artistic gifts and will leave you feeling nourished and loved.

Steelhead Salmon Topped with edible blue Borage flowers.

Figs from our Fig Tree

Zucchini Blossoms

Homegrown Collards, Carrots, Onions, Celery, & Garlic finished with Molasses cooked in Dutch Oven from Sue Hoya Sellers

Della Fattoria Bread, Petaluma Butter and Fleur De Sel Salt

Gnocchi - small, pillowy dumplings made from potatoes and flour with red crab and vegan butter sauce.

2021 Legend: VIVID Gathering at MUSEA Center for Intentional Creativity

"This weekend has been so valuable for me, actually VITAL for this work and my training to be here in the body with these other women and Shiloh Sophia! I could not have received what I needed without this experience. The Beauty of the living energy of Shiloh and her paintings and the women supported a breakthrough into myself as an Artist." 

~ Student share

Prima Materia Gathering

Land at MUSEA Center

CURA Gathering at Musette Atelier

Beautiful Outdoor Dinning

Jonathan hosting a meal at Musea

Shiloh soaking in the Sonoma sun

MUSEA Classroom

MUSEA Red Thread Circle

Students at MUSEA Campus Studio

Intuitive Drum Song
Fill Up with Sound Health with Lavender Grace

What Is Intuitive Drum Song

  • A practice of interdimensional self-care to support your sound health.
  • A sacred play shop that will fill you Full of Song. IDS will surround you with a Circle of Sound Fun!

Intuitive Drum Song Experience

You will be guided in an effortless community song by Lavender Grace, who provides a safe and inspired environment to explore and free your genuine, authentic voice.

In this experience, you are supported to heal the connection to your voice within the community and develop your sound health practice.

In each season, Intuitive Drum Song (IDS) weaves the strands of sound, rhythm, and intention into sacred gifts for your well-being.

  • Wintertime ~ The Gift of Hope, we cultivate the sound of love.
  • Springtime ~ The Gift to Forgive the Unforgivable, we sing to set us free.
  • Summertime ~ The Gift of Unity, we raise our voices as one.
  • Autumntime ~ The Gift of Healing, we infuse our being with health.

Three Strands of Sound Support

FIRST STRAND ~ TELL IT

Sound Origins

Ø Quality - Find the unique tone and timbre of your voice

Ø Mood - Connect to the attitude and feel of your tone

Ø Rhythm - Learn the pulse and life beat of your frequency

SECOND STRAND ~ SING IT

Sound Creation

Ø Vocabulary - Learn to use the unique sounds from your voice

Ø Listen - Detect and tune into your sound channel

Ø Inspiration - Explore and express your unique voice

THIRD STRAND ~ BE IT

Sound Intention

Ø Energy - Learn how the song directly reflects what is behind it.

Ø Momentum - Follow the path of sound waves vibrating into your molecules.

Ø Transformation - Experience and replicate the state of Sound Health

*Sound Health refers to being physically, mentally, and emotionally well. It is characterized by the absence of illness, pain, or serious health conditions. IDS has the potential to connect you to a wellspring of creative source, unique sound frequency, and energy. It allows you to experience a spaciousness within your cells that is created as sound and rhythm hum and buzz through your being. This can reconnect you with a powerful sense of well-being and a feeling of “sound health”.

Tools Recommended

  • Frame Drum or Buffalo Drum – You have the option to focus only on singing.
  • An object for the altar and vessel of water – to fill full of song and bring home.
  • A favorite blanket/scarf – You will wrap yourself in.

Lavender Grace

Creator, Producer, Musician, Teacher, and Consultant.

Lavender explores the depth of human expression through the language of song and has taught and studied world rhythm and voice for over 25 years. She is inspired by the intersection of art and ecology, the natural world, and the changing tides of humanity’s evolution.

Lavender received formal training from the Jazz department at the New School for Social Research in NYC and studied Theater at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, Scotland. Over the years, she has worked with Shiloh Sophia McCloud on numerous projects and co-facilitated many events with Cosmic Cowgirls, ICI, and Musea. In 2018, she performed the closing ceremony at the first International Learning from the Bees Conference in the Netherlands and then again in 2019 in Berlin, Germany.

Raised in Mendocino on the California Coast, she had a “back to the land, off the grid” upbringing and is a 5th generation musical artisan. As a Sustainability Consultant, she formed the Bee Bold Alliance, a regenerative ecology network for pollinator protection. She has recently joined the board of the Mendocino Art Center and is excited to form a multimedia cross-cultural storytelling course with the youth.

Learn more: HoneyHiveMendo.com

Hello Precious Hearts - I look forward to gathering with you - I have stories to share and techniques from Sue Hoya Sellars to share with you.
You will get to see her show in person, as well as my own. See you in circle,
Curate Shiloh Sophia - 30 Years ago with my first pottery!

You are Invited to Gather Sonoma-Style
at the Mothership!

Opportunities to Gather In-Person with Shiloh, Jonathan and fellow MUSEA Students and Graduates of Intentional Creativity Trainings in 2024

Curate Shiloh Sophia and Jonathan McCloud offer in-person retreats

CURA COUNCIL SONOMA GATHERINGS

Held at the MUSEA Center for Intentional Creativity and Consciousness

Where Ceremonies, Feasts, Rituals, Nature, Creativity, Drumming and Circles occur with our Initiated Intentional Creativity Community (Graduates and Student Cohorts)

Shiloh and Jonathan 2023 Graduation Ceremony

VIVID StarSong Gathering 2023

2023 Gathering

Student Painting Experience

2024 CURA COUNCIL SONOMA REGISTRATION

*Tuition is normally $1,500. Register Today and use code sisterhood for $250 savings. Payment plans available as low as $117/month.

Aug 1.2.3.4.5. 2024

AquaTerra

Wellness, Water & Earth

August AquaTerra RSVP

Nov 1.2.3.4.5. 2024

VIVID

Harvest

SCHEDULE: Doors open 2PM on the first day and we complete by 6.
11 AM the other days. We complete around 6pm.
We complete at 2 PM on the last day.


Each gathering has experiences of; ceremony, medicine painting, nature, ritual, feasting and the elements. Each one has a similar pattern and schedule flow. Yet each one focuses on a different part of the Wheel of the Year and the building blocks of creation.

We are in essence rematriating with the natural world and all of creation.

Each retreat is connected with the primary archetype of the Cura, the healer and the Curate, the healer who leads. The root of the Cura is the one who cares for the Soul of the Village.

These in-person experiences will have specific content that can only take place in a natural environment.

On Site Lodging Available

We have lodging for up to ten people at MUSEA, lovingly called the Mermaid Room. Lodging onsite is available on a first come basis for $100 per night. More details will be shared upon event registration. Questions contact Sarah Mardell

Mermaid Dorm

Mermaid Dorm

Our Food is Delicious, don't just take our word for it. Hear it from our community members!

MUSEA Founders Shiloh Sophia and Chef Jonathan McCloud 2023 Gathering for the Feast.

Photo by Kathleen Brigidina

"Oh, My Goddess! Never have I ever eaten such delicious and healthy food! Knowing most of it came from the garden tended by the Chef's own hands, so I know it's clean and healthy eating. I have eaten things that I swore I would never put into my mouth! Rare lamb chops - I would have never put rare meat in my mouth! But I tried it, cuz Jonathan... Everything is fresh fresh! And you can certainly taste the difference! Oh my!! When am I going back to Sonoma again? November? Not soon enough..."

~ Sumaiyah Yates


"Eating Jonathan’s prepared food reminded me of my mother’s saying, “love goes through the stomach”. I felt nurtured, loved, satiated while staying light and not overstuffed. Plus, it was super yummy!"

~ Sylvia Becker-Hill


"A gastronomic extravaganza that was both stunningly beautiful, light and delicious- all the flavors, distinct, yet beautifully harmonized! A total treat for the palate and the eye."

~ Clair Oaks


"The wonderfully tended and intentionally paired items I have experienced from the kitchen of Chef Jonathan, has continued to expand my palate while nurturing my whole being. I have continued to enjoy the lovingly prepared meals that are as farm to fresh as if I picked them myself. Jonathan meals, for me, have been a wonderous example of the Intentional table made with nutritional care and attention for mind body & soul."

~ Kelly House


"The care and detail in every dish from Jonathan’s kitchen is exquisite. He is a master of texture, flavor, and freshness that make the food sing through your body. What he doesn’t grow he chooses locally with such diligence; he can tell you where every ingredient originated. Your body knows you are eating a meal that is lovingly prepared."

~ Kara Young


"Oh goodness yes! I have seriously MISSed Johnathon’s inspired, deliciously tasty, exquisitely beautiful, incredibly healthy and responsibly grown culinary creations ever since I came back to Chicago. It would be so healthy to eat like that every day."

~ Kathleen Brigidina

The Cura Council Vision

500 Vision Year for a Quantum Commons and a Calling to Ceremonial Gathering following the Wheel of the Year

The CURA Council is a community offering seasonal ceremonies and story circles Guided by Curate Shiloh Sophia and the Guardians of Intentional Creativity®.

We come from a lineage of Art Matriarchs who passed on ideas of how to live this life to us in a good and conscious way. They taught us to live with intentional creativity and love at the center of our choices. We pass the teachings and ceremonies onto you so you can pass it to the people in your life.

Our Great Work in this unfolding story of our lives is to:

  • Gather: Call people to gather in ceremony, a return to tribe/clan/circle
  • Celebrate: Honor the cycles of creation and elements 8 times a year
  • Evolve: Explore the innate capacities of each person and how we live
  • Create: Summon each of us to be wildly self-expressed
  • Discover: Learn the Care for Creation Teachings and become a guardian
  • Certainty: Create a sense of continuity in a world that feels so uncertain
  • Inclusivity: Provide a mystical agnostic sacred container for ‘village’

and for the first 50 or so years… as long as our founder is still living ...

  • Connection: Offer our practicing students at MUSEA University and the Intentional Creativity Museum time with Curate Shiloh Sophia. The Cura Council is meta, you practice with her while you practice for your village curation.
  • Structure: Provide a framework for how to create a circle without end that passes the teachings of each generation forward to the next guardians.

and most of all

  • Love: Practice living big love together as we consciously choose to evolve

We're looking forward to gathering with you in Sonoma.

“There is almost a sensual longing for communion with others who have a large vision. The immense fulfillment of the friendship between those engaged in furthering the evolution of consciousness has a quality impossible to describe.”

~ Teilhard de Chardin

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