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Drumming and Dancing Weekend with Alessandra Belloni and Guru Jarat

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Ra Ma Institute, 125 Stanton Street, New York, NY 10002

Drumming and Dancing Weekend with Alessandra Belloni and Guru Jarat! March 19: 2:00pm-2:45pm Post Lunch Reality Riffing Interview with Guru Jagat 3:00pm-4:15pm Group A Dance 4:30pm-6:00pm Group B Dance March 20th

2:00pm-3:15pm Group A Drum and Song 3:30pm-5:00pm Group B Drum and Song 5:00pm-6:00pm Wrap Up with Guru Jagat

For more info, contact: Shabadpreet, Chief of Staff, Guru Jagat (928) 713-7704

BLACK MADONNA retreat in Maui with Alessandra Belloni

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Ala KuKui_Hana Retreat, Maui, Hawaii, Maui

IN A SPECTACULAR PLACE WITH A BEAUTIFUL BLACK MADONNA STATUE featuring Sacred chants and drumming in honor of the Black Madonna Monday FEB 24 | 12 to 2pm

Healing Journeys with the Black Madonna book presentation and concert Tuesday FEB 25 i 1 to 3 pm

Followed by part 2 of the workshop and drumming and dance from 4 to 6 in honor of the Black Madonna.

Closing ceremony on Wednesday. FEB 26 at 12 noon in nature, if possible, using the beautiful outside space and ending by the ocean.

To reserve a room, contact: Misty Fontanilla Administrative Assistant Ala Kukui - Hana Retreat (808) 248-7841 P.O. Box 489 Hana, HI 96713

ALESSANDRA BELLONI Singer, percussionist, author & teacher, artist in residence at the Cathedral of St John the Divine, New York City In a BOOK TOUR FOLLOWED BY CONCERTS AND WORKSHOPS ”HEALING JOURNEYS WITH THE BLACK MADONNA” published by Inner Traditions – Bear & Company - also featuring a CD ,

ALESSANDRA BELLONI Proudly announces the LAUNCH & CONCERT with music from the CD "HEALING JOURNEYS WITH THE BLACK MADONNA” Published by Inner Traditions - Bear & Company featuring healing chants, ritual drumming and trance dance ceremonies that are found on the CD accompanying the book. ABOUT THE BOOK, "HEALING JOURNEYS WITH THE BLACK MADONNA" Alessandra Belloni's book, "Healing Journeys With The Black Madonna," is the product of more than 35 years of research and fieldwork at sacred sites around the world. Belloni takes the reader on a mystical pilgrimage of empowerment, initiation, and transformation, explaining how her love for Italian folk music led her to learn the ancient Tammorriata musical tradition of the Earth Goddess Cybele and the Moon Goddess Diana, leading to her discovery of the still-living cult of the Black Madonna in the remote villages of Southern Italy. Sharing chants, rhythms, and sacred songs, accompanied by 12 audio tracks, Belloni details how she uses these therapeutic musical and trance practices to heal women and men from abuse, trauma, depression, and addiction and shows how these practices can be used for self-healing and transformation, including her personal story of using the Tarantella to overcome cervical cancer.

Upcoming Events

Alessandra Belloni Presents “Gifts from the Black Madonna in the Time of Covid & BLM” with Special Guest Rev. Dr. Matthew Fox


“Gifts from the Black Madonna in the Time of Covid & BLM” FEATURING BEST SELLING AUTHOR REV. DR.MATTHEW FOX!

Celebrating May Month of Mary & the Black Madonna


“Gifts from the Black Madonna in the Time of Covid & BLACK LIVES MATTER ” SATURDAY MAY 8TH – 6pm EST (3PM PST) – (90 minutes)

Rev. Fox is the foremost proponent of creation spirituality (based on mystical teachings of Hildegard von Bingen, Meister Eckhart, Saint Thomas, Julian of Norwich, among others). In his book on the Sacred Masculine, The Hidden Spirituality of Men: Ten Metaphors to Awaken the Sacred Masculine, Fox offers a challenging chapter on the "sacred marriage" of the Black Madonna and the Green Man. He is also the author of 38 books on spirituality and culture translated into 78 languages.

The event will also Feature Alessandra Belloni and John La Barbera offering sacred chants & music in Honor of the Black Madonna from Belloni’s book "HEALING JOURNEYS WITH THE BLACK MADONNA” Published by Inner Traditions - Bear & Company presently No. 1 on Amazon in the category of Folk dances- with Foreword by Rev. Dr. Matthew Fox.& The Opera ‘THE VOYAGE OF THE BLACK MADONNA” and music by composer/guitarist John La Barbera & Alessandra Belloni.

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The length of the presentation is 90 minutes Registration is: $ 40 Pay through Also accepted VENMO @ Alessandra-Belloni or ZELLE

You will receive a zoom link after you register, please register in advance! We will begin with a sacred chant to the Black Madonna and continue with Dr. Rev Matthew Fox extraordinary talk and presentation, and end with more sacred music and ritual drumming for the Black Madonna from Southern Italy and around the world. We will end with Q & A with Dr. Matthew Fox.

Alessandra Belloni is proud to feature Dr. Matthew Fox's foreword in her book "HEALING JOURNEYS WITH THE BLACK MADONNA", (complete with a music CD) The book opens a portal into the sacred sites of the mysterious Black Madonna, in Italy and around the world. It is rated 5 stars and is best seller on Amazon under dance.

FROM DR. MATTHEW FOX PREFACE: "It takes a certain fierceness to face climate change, the extinction of countless species, the disappearance of rain forests and trees and soil and animals in our times. There is, as the Sufi mystic Hafiz put it, a “fierce battle” going on, and people need to be awakened and aroused. This is one reason the Black Madonna is returning in our time—to wake us up from our anthropocentric (Pope Francis calls it our “narcissistic”) slumber. This is one reason why the African goddess Isis was often pictured wearing a headdress with rattles—to wake people up and to rattle our institutions, to awaken us from slumber.”

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