Wed 13th
Vicki Burke
Beauty in the Beast:
A Musical Journey into the Labyrinth

This is an invitation to accompany me on a pilgrimage to explore my understanding of humanity and our collective shadow. This has forced me to re-evaluate our story beginning with the Garden of Eden. I have started from my personal vantage point, as a Jew who is on a spiritual journey, mirroring my life story with the past seven years I have spent living in Frome.

I believe the pilgrimage to rediscover the divine feminine within us all, and how it was silenced and oppressed, can only be completed by facing our Minotaur, the beast within, in order to see its beauty. Then we can see that this journey, that has taken us into a state of separation, disconnected from each other and from Mother Earth, is as circular one and that we are on our way home; a return to love.

Vicki Burke has been working as a creative and a healer for 20 years, working with sound and Reiki energy, the spoken and written word. She began life working as a saxophonist and a music teacher until her awakening. 2000 took her on a new journey and she began to find her voice. First, she started writing songs then she took up the harp. She became a storyteller and then she healed her singing voice.

In 2008, Vicki played harp for John Wadsworth’s ‘Alchemical Journey’, a course exploring living astrology, delving into the archetypal and seasonal energy of each month through the year. Inspired by this, she created, and then recorded, a twelve-step spoken word journey with song called Keys to the Golden City – a Musical Journey Around the Cosmos. In the following years this developed into a book which she published alongside her CD in 2017 called
Journey to the Golden City – Finding the Way Home.

In 2014 after a move to the small but engaging Somerset town of Frome, Vicki wrote a play called Return to the Golden City, inspired by the Sulha project (meaning reconciliation) which she produced as a film, a lockdown reading, during the Covid months of 2020. She is now developing workshops in personal reconciliation work, healing our inner conflict, based on the play Return to the Golden City.

This year will see the launch of her next book and CD, Beauty In the Beast – Facing our Collective Shadow, as the second in her trilogy. This journey into the Labyrinth offers us an opportunity to explore and face our fears asking us to deal with our inner conflict as a culture.

Over the past ten years Vicki has been working as a facilitator. Created out of the wisdom she gained from actively living her personal archetypal, seasonal journey, her healing workshops have inspired participants up and down the country to rediscover their connection with their true nature. She offers a monthly meditation, using the fluid and expansive energy of the harp to lead the participant into a deep guided journey to reconnect with Mother Nature and the true essence of their humanity. These are now available online as a live event and as a recorded file.

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