13 Moons with the Divine Feminine in Spiritual Sisterhood
Enrollment is open until May 12th, 2024



A Call to Spiritual Seekers
Through Painting and Community
to connect with the intersection of our heaven and earth natures.

We Will Awaken Our Celebratrix
She Who is a Celebrant in Relationship
with Her Guiding Guardian Angel

She Who is Storyteller of Life
and Protector of the Sacred

She Who Co-Creates with Creation

All traditions welcome that honor the
Divine Feminine

You will work with two painting in YOUR OWN WAY inspired by our guidance.

"As above, so below; as below, so above" The Kybalion.

Register for the Year Long Journey Today

Intentional Creativity®
as a Spiritual Creative Practice

Sisterhood for Women
Virtual yet Rooted in the Real

Opening Intuitive Painting Process with
Curate Shiloh Sophia and
Director Havi Mandell

Deep Connection with Natural Cycles and Elements with The Cura Council

Writing, Teachings, and Ceremonies with
Havi Mandell
Sue Boardman at the Fireside of Dangerous Old Women

Black Madonna Teachings
with Anasuya Isaacs

Red Thread Circle with Sisterhood

8 Ceremonies Guided by Shiloh Sophia honoring the Wheel of the Year

Honoring the phases of the moon on a

13 Moon journey

Havi Mandell, Shiloh Sophia, Members of Harmony Group Copper Wimmin (Kiranjot, Alyx, & Sophia), Anasuya Isaacs

Intentional Creativity® as a Spiritual Practice

A Virtual Sisterhood for Women with a 13 Moon Intuitive Painting Process to Connect with Your Celebratrix with Shiloh Sophia, Including Life as Ceremony Teachings with Havi Mandell and Fireside of Dangerous Old Women Teachings with Sue Boardman, in a Global Red Thread Circle Community


The Red Madonna Sanctuary is a MUSEA Intentional
Community working through a Sacred Feminine Archetype we call "The Red Madonna."

The Red Madonna is She who appears in your heart and on your path. The Divine Mother, in her many forms, has appeared worldwide for tens of thousands of years.

We like to imagine that her next appearance is in your own heart. We explore Her and our relationship with Creation through devoted common practices, including presence, painting, and prayer and tracking the moon's phases through our delivery of teachings. We have gathered every moon since December 2011 and focused on different themes and frameworks.

Alongside our teachings, we extend the sanctuary of a Sisterhood Membership. This is a space where we gather in our Red Tent, a safe haven for all to be and explore their unique spiritual paths. Here, we offer loving support, prayer, inspiration, and deep presence, all informed by intentionally creative practices, fostering a sense of nurturing and care.

Painting by Shiloh Sophia 2008

2 Paintings over 13 Moons
How it Works - Delivery and Experience

We will begin with a livestreamed painting weekend with Shiloh Sophia and Havi Mandell live from the Mothership in Sonoma California - MUSEA. This will be recorded instantly and available to view at your leisure. How exciting it is that!?

This experience will form the foundation for 2 Paintings, one is your Celebratix, and one will be your version of a Guardian Angel, Higher Self or Spirit Guide - yet we will have an emphasis on wings and receiving information from your pathway of guidance.

The approach will be about an ongoing relationship between the two paintings and how they inform each other.

Shiloh will guide the Guardian Angel process on opening weekend and you will continue to be informed by the information. Havi will guide the rest of the painting for 13 moons.

Shiloh Sophia at MUSEA Sonoma School, Studio and Museum. Red Madonna Teachings will be broadcast LIVE in-studio. You can watch in real-time or the recording is available to watch on-demand.

The Ever-Emergent MA by Shiloh Sophia 2023

Red Madonna Celebratix Practice Will Include:


  • Painting: Creating an intuitive painting of your Celebratrix supported by your version of your Guardian Angel (can work from within any tradition)
  • Study the way Sue Hoya Sellars worked with wings based on her Angel Paintings.
  • Study the way Sue Hoya Sellars worked with creating gold without using gold paint.
  • But then, Gold Leaf will be added - how to use it in your paintings.


  • Guidance: Meditations to deepen your connection with your Angel
  • Ceremony: Meeting at the turns of The Wheel, including equinoxes and solstices, with the Cura Council
  • Nature: Working with the elements, earth, air, fire, water, and ether/ breath in our paintings
  • Cycles: Honoring the cycles of the moon + meditations to amplify your experience


  • Voice: Claiming and expressing your sacred sovereignty and essential voice
  • Access: Intentionally accessing our consciousness and shifting stories and patterns
  • Nourishment: The practice of the Sabbath, times for rest, creation, and prayer
  • Inspiration: Developing a body of writings and meaningful rituals


  • Community: Living into the beautiful reality of the Red Thread Connection developed since 2011.
  • Creativity: Gather monthly for circles and painting parties
  • Sisterhood: Make connections with fellow sisters on the path
  • Safety: While we can never promise safety, this container is sacred and highly monitored by our team

Red Madonna 2024 Registration

Register for Red Madonna 2024

Tuition: $990 or 12 payments of $93

3 MUSEA University Credits

WHO: For Women Called to Explore the Divine Mother and Her nature through Ceremony, Painting, Community, and Sisterhood.

WHAT: The Red Madonna 2024 Celebratrix: Life as Ceremony in the Womb of Creation

WHEN: A Year long journey that starts on April 25th, Mama Cloud's Birthday. You are welcome to register today. You will receive everything you need to prepare.

WHERE: Online inside our private community website + Zoom for monthly Calls

WHY: To explore our relationship with Her and Creation through ritual, presence, painting, and prayer.

HOW: You will paint TWO paintings over the course of a year.

  • Reserve 2 hours per month to work with your painting delivered by Havi Mandell on the Full Moon. Teachings are delivered via downloadable video for you to watch on your own schedule.
  • We will also gather via Zoom for 90 minutes on the first Wednesday of the month alternating between 10 AM and 6 PM PT. These are optional and recorded for later viewing.
  • A full schedule will be provided.
  • You will want to book sacred studio time and make this a part of your practice.

WOW: Additional events include Crone Moon Teachings and Monday Medicine Basket Teachings with Sue Boardman and Shabbat Meditations, Living Ceremony, and honoring Sabbath Days of Rest with Havi Mandell. Anasuya Isaacs will to offer teachings on the Black Madonna.

ABOUT MATERIALS: You will need two canvasses at least the size of 30"x40" or as big as 4'x5', acrylic paint in a variety of colors, brushes, a mixed media journal, black gesso, white chalk, a compass (that makes circles that you can put a chalk in), gold leaf and gold leaf glue, some kind of clear varnish, and some other basic materials.
A full list of materials will be provided.

ABOUT SCHOLARSHIPS: Those who can afford the regular price make it possible for us to offer savings to others who express a need. Red Madonna involves a full staff of team and faculty women who support our community for a full year and are compensated through the income we receive. We are happy to support those called to study Intentional Creativity who have a financial need. To inquire about a partial scholarship please contact support@musea.org

OUR GUARANTEE: We offer a 100% Money Back Guarantee if you complete the entire process and do not experience it as worthwhile. View our refund policy.

Co-Creative Sanctuary: Through our sisterhood, we enter a co-created sanctuary space to explore the deep connection with each other and the Divine Feminine energy that lives in each of us.

We practice prayer and alchemy to vision, share, awaken, create art, write, and practice rituals. This opens us to the power and wisdom of moving into harmony with the natural cycles of life, and the elements in nature, and stepping into sacred sovereignty.

Your investment supports the Red Madonna Sisterhood and goes towards stipends for the women leading you, scholarships for those in need, and to support the general Intentional Creativity® Community. This is a resource well spent.

Join us as we gather to cherish, nourish, embody, inhabit, celebrate, and honor the women of our Sacred Sisterhood in Circle.

Watch a Slideshow of some of the beautiful art created by Red Madonna Sisters of the Ever-Emergent MA in 2023:

A few of the Red Madonna Prophetess Paintings:

MA of All Life 2023 and Prophetess of the Tree by Havi Mandell 2024

One Common Red Thread
Celebratrix with Shiloh Sophia
+ Havi Mandell

A Virtual Sanctuary for Women 

Weekly Teachings

Medicine Basket Mondays: Sue Boardman invites you into a brief Intentional Creativity writing practice each Monday to add perspectives and tools to your Medicine Basket, empowering your journey wherever it leads you.

Shabbat Meditations: Havi will share her beautiful Shabbat Meditations again this year inviting us to deepen our sense of the sacred each Friday evening.

Honoring Sabbath: Perhaps the most important practice is the Sabbath, a day to rest. What day will you choose? Havi will provide teaching on this as we go along, but we would love for you to book days off on your calendar now. A traditional Sabbath will begin at Sundown the day before and last until Sundown the next day.

One of Shiloh's first paintings: To Be Free by Shiloh Sophia at the age of 23 with the Guidance of Sue Hoya Sellars

Monthly Teachings

Plan for a minimum of 1.5 hours per event and 2 hours to work individually. Or you have a choice of a Painting Spirit Buddy to work with for accountability.

Our teachings align with the New and Full Moon, occurring within four days before or after the listed date. This flexible approach, honed over eight years, ensures a stress-free learning experience.  Block your creation dates on your calendar, and you'll be right on time.

Curate Shiloh Sophia will initiate and guide our intuitive painting process's emergence on canvas with Havi Mandell. Painting videos will be released on the Full Moon. We will be painting two large paintings throughout 13 Moons in rhythm with our journey around The Wheel of the Year. Curate Shiloh Sophia, with Havi, will take us on a powerful and intuitive Intentional Creativity painting journey to bring the Celebratrix alive on the canvas.

New Moon: Havi will share teachings on nature-inspired ceremony and inner creativity with a kabbalistic grounding, inviting us to deepen our connection to Earth, soul writing, and ritual.

Crone Moon: Sue Boardman will invite us to the Fireside of The Dangerous Old Women to explore and invite good trouble.

Sisterhood Circles: These are video calls through Zoom with the community, guided by Havi Mandell, that include meditations, prayer, and connections. They occur on the first Wednesday of each month, alternating between 10 AM and 6 PM PT. The calls are best experienced live. Recordings are made available.

A Welcome Invitation From the Red Madonna Team just recorded for you!

Painting: Dancing Into Life by Havi Mandell 2022

A Message from Curate Shiloh Sophia

Shiloh Sophia connecting with earths elements 2022

Dear Ones,

Over eleven years ago, with my mother, Caron McCloud, I dreamed up a sacred sisterhood for women on my knees in prayer. I remember the exact moment when the words ‘Red Madonna’ came to me and how it felt in my body and heart. Never could I imagine how much the Red Madonna was needed in the hearts of so many women called to the Blessed Mother (or however each woman experiences their relationship with the feminine) and what an incredible journey this would be… 

Sometimes, I wonder if we will keep going, yet I am inspired to continue with the amazing women who have nurtured this community for so long. Like our director, Havi Mandell, who was the very first person to register when I offered this teaching back in 2011, who is now co-leading Red Madonna 2024 - with a focus on Life as ceremony and our relationship with Creation and the elements. 

As a spiritually focused leader, I am aware that the diversity of cultural and historical teachings includes the Divine Feminine, the Black Madonna, Judaism, Kabbalah, and the mystical roots of Christianity. All of this is very rooted in the elements of the earth. With that said, this community has LOTS of room for many views. We are free women, returning to serve within the frameworks we have come to understand in new ways. We seek the revolution within the heart….and live in the Great Mystery.

We invite you to the Red Madonna Sanctuary this year. Consider exploring “Celebratrix” and what it means to you. How do you invite ceremony with Nature into your life? Where do you create ceremony? Do you go to a place of worship or a space at your altar? Do you invite Celebration and Ceremony in wide open spaces or sacred groves, oceans, or mountains?  Do you honor the sunrises and sunsets, the seasons, the flow of your life cycle? And what, if any, traditions are practiced or held for you: prayer, dance, chants, song, or silence?   

Build an altar, pray with sisters, paint with prayer, bring poetry to your practice, expand your view, and engage with the Divine richly and colorfully. This is an experience of sacred connection in the red thread—a place to pray, be nourished, and find a deeper intimacy with Creation and the Divine.

As Havi and I explored our theme for Red Madonna this year, we both felt the importance of attuning deeply to Nature and intentionally and consciously living life as a ceremony, celebrating the earth herself, our relationship with The Wheel of the Year, cycles, seasons, and the elements. We imagined weaving her understanding of the Tree of Life and inter-creativity with my relationship with the divinity I find in nature.  

Over the years, my relationship with what I understand as Creation and Creator has changed dramatically, and yet I find myself called to the idea of Ma. How each one of us needs this primary relationship with Ma and with Mother.

I am delighted that in addition to Havi, Sue Boardman will join us again this year to bring her wisdom, Anasuya, with Black Madonna teachings and loving support from Hobby, Katie, and Olivia. 

The Red Madonna is an archetypal framework for She who appears in the sanctuary of your heart. The Red Madonna should be able to weave seamlessly with any tradition you're currently involved in. That said, we challenge structures and invite new possibilities. The sanctuary will be defined as a space together to gather all of us. 

We would be honored to welcome you to the Sanctuary.

With love,

Shiloh Sophia

About Cura Council, Guided by Curate Shiloh Sophia:

Your Red Madonna experience includes Cura Council, where we practice ceremonies that can begin, further, and sustain the sacred relationship of life.

To know how to mend, we must first awaken individually and within the context of the "village." The idea of the Cura is about people who care for the soul of the village and provide an innate healing presence to tend the wounds and invoke the wonders.

The Cura Council is a call to honor all life as sacred and to see humans as nature and in collaboration with all of life. This inter-generational project is held within the context of the Wheel of the Year and the Intentional Creativity® Communities.

Guided by Curate Shiloh Sophia and The Cura Council with honor to our Ancestors and the Stewards of Every Land We Come from and into.

The Wheel of the Year provides a continuous circle of connection that we will be working with to connect with the seasons, cycles, moons, and ancient markers of space and time to create rhythm in your life with more harmony and flow. Curate Shiloh Sophia will be leading us and the Cura Council in eight sacred ceremonies honoring the celestial cycles and natural rhythms.

About the Painting Process

Our painting process for Red Madonna Celebratrix 2024 is centered around being in ceremony and celebration with the divinity of all Life. We seek relatedness and intimacy with ourselves, one another, the Divine Mother in all life, and with all of creation. Through our process, we hope to come home to ourselves and earth by experiencing interconnection with the natural elements and rhythmic cycles, creating a life of ceremony, celebration, and community. The archetype of the Red Madonna is "she who makes an appearance in the sanctuary of your heart." This idea of the Divine Feminine is not prescribed, dogmatic, or historical. She is rooted in the rich archeomythology of the Divine Feminine ever-present in humanity.

The Divine Feminine is not a distant entity returning to us – She has always been here, a constant presence. It is we who are awakening to Her, realizing Her importance in our lives and on earth. She is the Mother Life, the creative force that births all of creation. Regardless of your past relationships with the mother, these teachings can be woven into your existing beliefs, as they do not conflict with your personal stories. However, we will challenge ourselves to deepen our understanding of Her and our relationship with Her.

The 'Ma of the World' is multifaceted, often specific to a particular region on earth, with specific Goddesses appearing in the symbols and colors of the people there. In the age of globalization, it is time for us to redefine 'Ma' for ourselves. She is no longer confined to specific places, peoples, cultures, or sightings—although we will explore how she manifests in unique ways, such as through her appearance as the Black Madonna.

The Timeline of the Goddess is a record of human beings making HER in their image. This is the very thing Patriarchal traditions ask us not to do – the understanding is clear – do not worship the thing itself as God. Understand, we only do that when we have nothing else to refer to and fixate on the objectification and personification of matter. But what about how everything has life and is animate? Every rock, tree, bird, and bee has life and agency, and what if our reverence for that IS part of our actual honoring of all of life and life as a Divine Relationship?

While these are subject to some change, as the curriculum needs to be emergent relative to the rhythms present at the time of living out teaching, they will offer a basic idea of the areas of our Life in Relationship with Mother Life that we will explore together through painting. If you haven’t painted in this way before, we quite literally move the brush while we metacognitively explore the specific inquiry we are working with.

All of our ancestors were created with intention. When they made the Great Pyramids or put the stones in place to align with the Solstices and Equinoxes, they created with intentional creativity. When they hand-crafted clay sculptures of the mother in their image and body shapes, they were creating and worshiping with intention. So, it is not so much that we worship the thing itself; it is that creativity IS active reverence and worship. The resulting artifact has the life we put into it – but it was the act of making it that we were in direct relationship with creation and being co-creators ourselves. When we engage with Intentional Creativity, we understand that co-creation is THE RELATIONSHIP with the DIVINE in real space and time. Painting is prayer in motion. The artifact speaks to that cycle of devotion and holds the power and presence we put into it, so our relationship with it is sacred.

My relationship with the Divine Ma has always been rooted in painting, praying, being with Her, and listening in that in-between space. Love is at the Center of our practice in Intentional Creativity, and in Sanctuary, we bring that love into the spaciousness of the sacred. Sacred is how life already is, and it is our responsibility to understand that life. We are all part of a sacred call and response.

Shiloh Sophia painting Bella Mama

Enjoy This Mini Film of the Story of the Red Madonna Sisterhood by our founder, Curate Shiloh Sophia

Where paths meet She takes Her stand ~ Proverbs

Caron, Shiloh, Susan, Emily and Havi, December 2019 Red Madonna Gathering

Message from Dr. Havi Mandell, Red Madonna Director

This year's Red Madonna focuses on embodying the Celebratrix , she who is a celebrant, priestess and storyteller of life, each moment alive with possibility, each space sacred. It is the life of one who chooses to live in Radical Amazement, in wonder at the gifts of each day, eager to meet each being, human and more-than-human, in his/her/their uniqueness and Beauty, recognizing that creation is continually occurring, continually inviting our co-creation. The Celebratrix lives her life in ceremony, movement, arts, and deep presence, her delight to co-create in the womb of Creation with all Creation. This will be a year of community, connection, creativity, ceremony, and celebration, a year to live your life in a sacred and celebratory manner.

Thomas Berry wrote:

The human venture depends absolutely on this quality of awe and reverence and joy in the Earth and all that lives and grows upon the Earth…In the end the universe can only be explained in terms of celebration.  It is all an exuberant expression of existence itself…We must feel that we are supported by that same power that brought the Earth into being, that power that spun the galaxies into space, that tilt the sun and brought the moon into its orbit.”

When I look at my life experiences and the underlying message woven into my being, one phrase sings out as a mantra of strength, joy, and clarity: Embrace Life and Be Embraced by Life. We are here to live in sacred reciprocity with Life. That means opening my body and soul, creating, loving, and life to being wholly, consciously, and intentionally in a deep relationship with Creation. Life is a ceremony, a celebration. I am at cause for bringing that essential celebration alive in all the ways I live my life, to celebrate the wonder of each new day and continually co-create with Creation. Will you join me?

We are the living sacred landscape of Life. Within us are her landscapes, desert to forest to ocean, are the elements of fire, air, water, earth, ether, nature, and minerals. We are the cycles of the moon and the stardust of the Cosmos. We are living space, time, consciousness, and body, and a creative imagination that extends to dimensions that have yet to be known. We are Life, all Life interbeing. We carry within us what was, is, and will be. We are a living prayer to all; each breath is a holy connection, each breath is a creation, and each breath is a weaving into Oneness. We are the relationship and the One, the creator and created.

In each moment, we are creating with the trees in their creative dream; the flowers, the birds, and all of life participate in every act of creation. We are all creating together, with no beginning and no end. We each share our voices in their gorgeous diversity, yet all come from oneness. We have a limitless connection and expression of creativity connected with life, deepening inter-beingness and intimacy. We are part of a limitless, loving web of creation.

Existence exists and blossoms in our relationship to it, to all. Your loving attention celebrates and invites the grasses to grow, the trees to root and reach, and the winds to blow.

As you nourish your co-creation and celebration with Life, as you open to the spiritual and physical mycelium of miraculous connection on all levels of your being, you breathe unique co-creation into each moment, illuminate the Divine, and celebrate each being's heartistry and presence.

You begin to notice the relationships thriving between each being, cell, and moment in divine lovemaking and sacred expression. You begin to hear the harmonies that evolve deeper and fuller connections and the wholeness that unfolds the Oneness. And you can bring that experience into meaningful ceremonies, creating healing stories and possibilities of co-creation with Nature.

I invite you to join us in intentionally and gratefully tending and immersing in sacred connection and intimacy with all the wonders of creation, opening to our deep relationship with the Divine within us and with all of life, a priestess, celebrant, and storyteller in service of Creation.

Painting: The Mothers by Havi Mandell

Sacred Storytelling, Sovereignty, and Voice

Sacred Sovereignty speaks so clearly to what has been at the heart of Red Madonna throughout the years: an honoring and embodiment of living in a sacred relationship based on personal, authentic truths, values, and ways of being with ourselves, each other, and the earth, grounded in respect, harmony, inclusiveness, self-accountability, and empowerment.

The Red Madonna is She who appears in your heart and on your path. She is not a construct of any particular religious belief or culturally defined path but a connection with what is most vital in your heart, most integrous to your path, and most empowering to your soul. The beauty of intentional creativity is that it speaks the language of the heart, of what emerges when connected to the sacred within us, and gives it form through creative expression in word and image.

This sanctuary is for women ready to dive deeply to explore their inner soulscape and knowing, honor their unique gifts, embody their empowered expression of the Divine Feminine, and weave their threads into inspired action.

It is a space for those ready to release old ways that don't work and consciously create vital healing stories the world needs, letting their unique voice be heard in a community of like-minded women.

Live your magnificence as a living prayer and blessing for the planet. As she sources her Sacred Sovereignty, she carries and shares the gifts of her deep spiritual and creative practice, meaningfully claiming her place and vision for the coming generations.

We invite you to welcome the wisdom within and the calling of your soul to inhabit a life filled with sacred artistry, activism, adventure, affection, authenticity, and amazement and to embrace the potency and promise of living your sacred sovereignty, experiencing personal growth and empowerment.

Message From Dr. Sue Boardman Red Madonna Co-Director:

You, wise soul, may be wondering what you’ll get out of this adventure known as Red Madonna. The short answer is it depends! The slightly longer answer is a bit of my own story.

My journey with the Red Madonna Community began during my Color of Woman (teacher) training when I was still a budding artist and more at ease with words. My pivotal realization was the power of integrating words and images within myself. It was like unlocking a new level of my creative potential, allowing my thoughts and emotions to intermingle in a beautiful dance of expression.

This is a big part of the magic of Red Madonna! An amazing group of travelers through a world where everyone’s voice is welcome. Where words feed images and images feed words. There are sisters who’ve been on similar journeys before, ready to lend a hand. And an ear! Where the goal is, literally, becoming more of who we are! (And having a couple of really cool painting!)

For this moment, I’m going all Dangerous Old Woman—which is my role around here—and remind you of an old John Denver song! Red Madonna is a whole lot like coming home to a place you’ve never been before—and you don’t even have to be able to climb mountains!

~ Sue Boardman

Red Madonna 2024 Features

Anasuya Isaacs and her Beautiful Teachings on the Black Madonna

Anasuya Isaacs

Writer. Healer. Painter. Speaker. Coach.

Painting: "YEMEYA, MOTHER OF US ALL!" by Anasuya Isaacs

It is my ecstatic pleasure to bring forth The Black Madonna's wisdom, grace, and healing waters into our Red Madonna Circle 2023. Here is a sneak peek into what I will be sharing this year in our Sisterhood Circle.

The Black Madonna, Dark Mother, First Mother, the One who was God when God was a Woman. Those who worshiped her because only women birthed life and saved life throughout all the trials and tribulations of being human. Their art, talismans, and artifacts reveal that the church was Her body, Holy and Revered, worthy of praise. She has been and still is elemental to our survival whether we call Her Black Madonna, Isis, Yemeya, Durga, White Buffalo Woman, Tara, Shekhina, or any of the thousands of Her names around the globe.

To honor the Black Madonna is to honor the womb from which we all came.

To honor the Black Madonna is so grateful that She made a way out of no way and made sure we all survived each and every exodus that humans have made as we spread across the very Earth of Her being.

So let us form a new Cosmos to honor the Black Madonna to celebrate the Mother we were denied; to reclaim our divine source; to free Her from the confines of religions and restore Her to her Sacred Sovereignty, which came before religions and other interruptions and imprisonments by patriarchy and his lies. Let us Praise Her with our prayers, poetry, and songs using the "Three Mothers:" Aleph, Mem, and Shin, to form a more perfect union between all of Creation. Let us return to the Temples of the Earth, the oceans, mycelium, volcanoes, and the cosmos and praise Her with our prayers, poetry, and paint!


Enjoy experiencing some of the beautiful art created over the years in Red Madonna from Musea's "In Her Embrace" Exhibit

Intentional Creativity as a Sacred Practice

Shiloh Sophia Legend painting 2020

Intentional Creativity is a process, a way of being, that invites us to live each moment in a mindful and heart-centered way, opening to our intuition and deeper knowing so that our lives are a conscious co-creative journey with Life, willing to be in the Mystery as it unfolds. The creative process is the key that unlocks the flow of more profound connection to the ancient wisdom within us, the rhythm and flow of life moving with and through us, and to symbols and stories that shape the reality and the truth we choose to live in. Often, surprising revelations arise, healing of places of inner brokenness begins, and there is an empowered sense of being at cause in our lives.

Meaningful, personalized rituals, self-sovereignty, and an honoring of being an essential part of the interweaving of Life are foundational to Intentional Creativity. One particularly beautiful practice is the red thread circle, honoring our connections that last beyond the circle and claiming our unique piece of the red thread that we are responsible for.

In Red Madonna, we have gathered in the community for 11 years, intentionally and non-judgmentally supporting each other on our spiritual paths, sharing presence, prayers, and painting. Women from many traditions have journeyed through the moons together, building a safe and sacred sanctuary for the soul.

People often speak of their Intentional Creativity experience as a spiritual process, connecting with their sense of Divinity and into a more mindful and compassionate space of living in the world and with themselves.

According to an Intentional Creativity Foundation Study (2017) of 500 respondents:

93% said they experience creativity as a mindfulness practice. 

89% said they include creativity as a part of their spiritual practice. 

89% felt a sense of connection with the Divine (as they define it) 

86% felt that their creative practice positively impacted those closest to them. 

92% feel that creativity influences their compassion for themselves. 

90% said they experienced compassion for others near them through creativity. 

83% experienced compassion for others they did not know through stories they heard.

Bringing the Divine Energy of the Elements Alive

Our Lady of Living Waters

Our Lady of The Flowering Earth

Our Lady of The Flaming Heart

Shiloh Sophia painting at Terra Sophia

YHVH Tree by Havi

YHVH Tree by Havi

Shiloh Sophia McCloud

Matrica by Shiloh Sophia

The Power of the Elements and Directions

Jung Cross

Jung Mandala

Medicine Wheel Hildegard

Red Madonna Sisterhood

Cultivates Infinite Blessings

  • Enter into a safe space to explore your unique spiritual path.
  • Experience presence, painting, and prayer in community.
  • Develop meaningful intentionally creative spiritual rituals and practices.
  • Feel the support of a non-judgmental loving sisterhood as you navigate your spiritual journey.
  • Engage in monthly red thread circle calls, meditations, and explorations.
  • Share prayers, poetry, and inspiration.
  • Connect to your spiritual center with greater ease, certainty, and frequency.
  • Connect with and honor the rhythms and cycles of Nature.
  • Leverage the Intentional Creativity approach to access Divine Wisdom at will.

Guardians: Red Madonna Painting by Shiloh Sophia 2020

The Red Madonna Sisterhood is a Spiritual Creative Path of Devotion. Gather with women worldwide to celebrate, explore, and let this 'virtual sanctuary' become a place to pray and create. Together we work with the sacred power inherent in Intentional Creativity when we focus on it. You are not alone; we are connected by the Red Thread in the most common and uncommon ways. Let's feel the quantum connection...

Shares from Red Madonna Sisters

"First, thank you for all the love that you put into this journey. I have loved our time together in the Red Tent Sanctuary. I have been inspired by you and all of the members. I have learned so much. I have painted and written through new eyes and surprised myself at the depth and healing in my work.

I looked forward each week to roots and branches. I would sometimes immerse myself for the entire week in the prompts and inquiries. i also look forward to the waxing and waning moon posts. They were wonderful!

I'm so looking forward to our next Red Madonna together.
The team is so warm and kind and welcoming and makes you feel a part instantly! It is a wonderful sacred space."

~Debbie Jackson, 2023

"Joining Red Madonna in 2014 was a magical and heartfelt decision that has nourished me through the years as an ever-expanding beautiful journey.  Being in a supportive, generous, and caring community of women has been fun, and a cherished and integral part of my life.  Curiosity is my spice of life, and Red Madonna is the special ingredient!"

~ Cathy Pearl

"I have taken Red Madonna several times, the journey is a deep and fruitful one. The collective Spiritual Wisdom blended with art instruction and symbolic guidance is a rare find."

~ Kendall Sarah Scott

"Red Madonna has been one of the few places I've found where I could just be myself and feel not only accepted but welcomed and nourished. I love having a place to share my art and experience others' processes and creativity. Whether it's a drawing, painting, music, prose, poetry, or inspiring readings, the heart-warming and spiritual focus of the lessons and sharing continues to be a wonderful source of inspiration and food for my soul."

~ Deborah Pierce

"The Red Madonna Sisterhood became one of the treasures in my life. I experience love, beauty, depth, wisdom, knowledge, and sharing with a deep sense of acceptance. For me, it is like a place by the fire, where we gather to share our stories, our worries, and our joy wrapping it in prayers and psalms of devotion to the divine, to the Mother - whatever this might mean to each woman. I am very grateful for this gift in my life, guided by women of a heart of wisdom and compassionate love."

~ Anna Maria Michalski

"Red Madonna is a dance with the mother: yours, mine, ours; a dance on the canvas floor, back rubbing against the heart walls of our yearning to feel our divine mother's pulsating passion pouring through our hands, feet, and tongues. We reclaim Her, one intentional stroke at a time, and She renames us by her star-lit sighs, an orgasm of delight at our homecoming, our coming home to the truth of who we are: hers. 

When we go on this journey called: Red Madonna, we are going on a pilgrimage to the holy temples of the Mother in the desert of the faraway places in our soul we were never taught existed, but knew... they had to, be. The terrain can be unforgiving ~ we have been prodigal daughters for too long ~ yet the rewards... ah! The rewards for such a pilgrim, for such a daughter, are... to be discovered, for all who make it before the altar of the Most Holy Womb have been sworn to secrecy about such a blessing. All I can say is

"I am not the same.

Thank Goddess. 

Go ye and be transformed in the crucible of her love."

I gift you Blessings for your journey!

~ Anasuya Isaacs

Introducing the Fabulous Faces Behind Your Red Madonna Education!

There is something profoundly powerful about women gathering together in Sisterhood. Sisterhood has been essential to women's communities since ancient times in the red tent and is a foundation of the women's movement. The loving bonds, the nurturing, the empathy for every experience, the safety, the deep sharing, the encouragement to fully show up as your authentic self and live your truth, and the ways sisterhood empowers each woman to claim her sovereignty and to come together in inspired action is a gift beyond compare.

Our Sisterhood is about connection and belonging and has been formed over many years to be a loving supportive space in which to cultivate your inherent wisdom and explore your own journey within a supportive sisterhood.

Our wonderful team will be here to guide you on your path. We will be inviting you into the classroom a few days before we begin - between now and then, make a date with your calendar and the art store. 

Curate Shiloh Sophia


Dr. Havi Mandell


Dr. Sue Boardman


Olivia Marie Oso

Art and Hearth Tender

Katie Leathers

Art and Hearth Tender

Hobby Parent

Zoom Circle Host

Copper Wimmin will be joining us as the soundtrack for Red Madonna this year.

A Three-part Harmony to soothe all souls and conjure high-potency feminine power, Copper Wimmin invites you into a transformational experience. Like the three fates weaving us into existence, Copper Wimmin’s intricate vocal tapestries remind us of the time when all was sacred. You will be invited to breathe, pray, honor yourself, and join your voice in the celestial chorus.

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For those pursuing a degree from MUSEA University
Red Madonna is eligible for 3 Full Credits.

MUSEA University, powered by Intentional Creativity® ignites a new era of change-makers, healing and visual artists, and thought leaders!

We are home to an inter-generational and multicultural collective of emerging and experienced creatives, healers, and leaders.

MUSEA offers educational classes, certifications, and a degree in Intentional Creativity®. We are a private university open to all centering on the healing arts and visual arts. In 2023, we launched our first degreed program, CURATE. The CURATE degree is designed for women, though aspects of the curriculum are open to all.

Our Common Red Threads

by Shiloh Sophia  

The Red Thread is a sign of connection.

A reminder that we are already connected.

A symbol of protection.

A gift of blessing.

The color of life.

The Red Thread is a legendary Talisman throughout the world

with different meanings of sacred, destiny, and taboo,

which makes it a dynamic symbol that wild women love!  

The Red Thread is the hem of the garment of the Great Dancing Lady.

Our first red thread is the umbilical cord to our very own mother, of life force in the womb, our red room.

The Red Tent from times of old that women gather in to rest and tell stories during their moon cycles.

Red, the color of the thread the Blessed Mother was used to weave the veil of the temple, the red gateway to the holy of holies.

A place is forbidden to women that has a gateway woven by women’s hands.  


The color of desire, sex, passion, romance, and devotion, and the red velvet box for wedding rings.


A color used symbolically in stories, like the sturdy red thread from Little Red Riding Hood’s coat, with which she saved her life.

The red thread the fates are spinning, the color of memory the red rubedo in the final stage of the magnum opus in alchemy,

and the cover of Jung’s Red Book

and the Libre Vermell of the Black Madonna with the songs of pilgrims singing

and dancing The red roses associated with Guadalupe, Magdalene, and Mother Mary  

The Red Thread is tied around the expectant mother’s wrist and the women in her life who are supporting her.

The Lover’s bond at hand-fasting with that red satin ribbon.

The red thread wrapped around Mother Rachel’s Tomb.

Red, is the color of thread women in positions of power wear throughout history.

The color of royalty, the sacred spaces, and the red carpet rolled out on special occasions for a special guest.  

The color of the forbidden fruits, the apple, the pomegranate, chili, and the deliciousness of cherries and strawberries.

Red, is the color of the thread Ariadne gives to the warrior, along with a sword to navigate the heart of the labyrinth.

Some say that the words 'web' and 'email thread; come from the story of that spool of the wise Greek princess.  

Many Asian traditions say that those who are supposed to meet are connected by an invisible red thread before birth! That it may stretch or tangle but will not break - it will lead you until you are face-to-face with that person.  

The red thread can be the symbol of quantum connection when we say, I am sending you my love, representing energy moving across space and time.

This is the red thread we connect with in our Intentional Creativity Circles.  

The fiery core of our star, our sun, our heat, our life, red.

Red, the color of our blood, the red from the iron of exploding stars from billions of years ago.

If you need to feel our connection you can just tug on the red thread and imagine we are there with you, and we are.  

In our community, we have legends of the Red Thread, that we feel make a life move beyond just a story into a legendary life -  

Dear One You are already connected.

You are called to this circle.

You have your own unique piece.

You are only responsible for your own piece

and You, are not alone.

We bear witness to each other’s red threads.

Let us spin a red thread of story throughout our lives,

finding a common red thread woven between us.