PRIMA MATERIA

PRACTICE the ART of CONSCIOUSNESS

A Ceremony of Liberation

Guided by Intentional Creativity Founder
and Musea Curator

SHILOH SOPHIA
with
Teacher and Chef Jonathan McCloud

Watch this Video Invitation to learn more!

MUSEA : Intentional Creativity Museum
Valley of the Moon in Sonoma, California

Three dates in 2021 to choose from

JUNE 20.21.22.23 - Registration Closed
JULY 25.26.27.28.
AUGUST 22.23.24.25.

An Exploration of
Metacognitive Illustration
and Medicine Painting


Come in person to the museum for a very special gathering with Shiloh Sophia. Gather under the Redwood trees, in a space made for Intentional Creativity. Come to our living museum. Enjoy nourishing feasts together, curated by Jonathan with our flowing Musette wine. Hear and see illustrated talks from Jonathan and Shiloh and participate with your ideas. Create a portfolio that will serve as a record of your experience of liberation and shaping your own consciousness. Learn how to illustrate your ideas and experiences with watercolor and ink with a metacognitive illustration.

What if there is an original soul-self that has always existed, whole and intact?
What if no matter what has happened to you, this part of you has been keeping track, evolving along with you, and contains the healing you need? What if through Intentional Creativity and ongoing practice you could contact the source of this innate being and begin to live from this new awakening, practicing first this relationship in your interior life and then in your relationships with others? To gain access to our source self, we will visit nine frameworks that reveal areas that keep us from being self-expressed to open the door to the Self beneath the self.

We are calling this place and part of you "a potential for Prima Materia." You are making contact with your very first matter, your formless form. The "you" before you. As the Artist Alchemist, you will illustrate dynamic ideas, imagery and patterns. This is the ceremony. Your art will be the literal artifact of freeing yourself and your consciousness; the record of the work done.

You are your own magnum opus!

Register for Prima Materia. It is simple!

After reading this page with details and tuition, simply complete your Registration and our team will be in touch with you to confirm your date. That is it. Space is limited, and so is Sonoma lodging. So please Register ASAP so we can help you get started in planning your trip.

You will also be able to join Shiloh Sophia's current show opening on June 19th and July 24th, "Kinship with Creation" if you come a day early. You can also come to Sue Hoya Sellars' show on August 21st.

Register and Book your Spot!

WE ARE OPENING after a year!

Come!

Gather in Co-Creative Ceremony
Be in person with Shiloh Sophia for the first time in a long time.....with material she has never taught in this way before in the Museum. The mediums of watercolor and oak gall ink will delight and astonish you and bring you into a whole new way of working with the art of consciousness.

"Universum" attributed to Flammarian 1888

OUR EXPERIENCES

A Ceremony of Liberation through
Medicine Painting and Metacognitive Illustration


Invite the unconscious to
become conscious through image


Join in passionate and
joyful self-liberation rituals


Complete unwanted internal bonds and
Liberate unconscious default settings


Gain access to the truest voice you have
and find freedom in your own way of knowing


Connect with Shiloh Sophia and women on the
path in community


Experience nourishment through feasts
prepared fresh every day for you


Design a personal creative spiritual practice
that you'll continue to work within your life

Explore and illustrate the "science" of
Intentional Creativity

Develop your Prima Materia Portfolio,
a visual record of your transformation

TOGETHER WE WILL
EXPERIENCE & EXPLORE OUR PRIMA MATERIA
We Will Illustrate a Whole New Mind

CONNECTION

Imagine a circle of women creatives, healers, and intuitives gathering together in Circle at MUSEA in Sonoma

PLEASURE

Imagine eating every day out under the Redwood trees sharing our stories and experiences, complete with naps and snacks and some erotica writing

PERSONAL

Imagine gaining access to a part of your consciousness you have never been before and never losing access again because you will know the way

PRACTICES

Imagine learning Medicine Painting and Metacognitive Illustration as a tool you can use the rest of your life to ongoingly access your intuition

ENERGY

Imagine gaining access to working with your own energy moving between particle and wave for self-healing and understanding the science with and in creativity

HERSTORY

Learn the very basics of what we need to know about ancient herstory for understanding our matrilineal framework as well as ancient symbols of the feminine



SATISFYING

Imagine creating 9 works on watercolor paper for your PRIMA MATERIA
PORTFOLIO,
a visual documentation and record of your new way of working


PASSIONATE

Imagine a potent, playful and passionate experience. We won't be "digging into the past" we will be forging a path forward with sensuality and joy


AWAKENING

Imagine that after this experience things will be different because your perspective will never be the be same after working with these 9 Frameworks


The Materials are particularly exciting to share with you. Watercolor + Plant-based ink and techniques for how to work with them.

The primary teaching is ACCESS to your own internal information and voice which is your unique domain of PRIMA MATERIA. You will develop a creative spiritual practice that works for you every single time. You will leave with a portfolio of images that are the Artifact of your transformation. Medicine Painting doesn't require that you know how to paint. We will show you what you need to know.

Ready? Here are the details.

GATHERING DETAILS

PRIMA MATERIA CEREMONY
in SONOMA
with Shiloh Sophia
and Jonathan McCloud

Choose one of the three dates!
JUNE 20.21.22.23.
JULY 25.26.27.28.
AUGUST 22.23.24.25.

Note that June 19th and July 24th will feature Shiloh Sophia's art exhibit "Kinship for Creation". Also August 21st is the opening of Sue Hoya Sellars Show, "Into the Future." If you would like to come a day early to attend the exhibit we would love to have you!

After you complete your registration our team will be in touch to confirm your date of choice. At this time we have space available for both dates, though they are filling up!

Daily Schedule
Friday (Museum Show Opening Optional)
Sunday 3pm-7pm Opening Circle, Introduction to Frameworks + Feast Dinner
Monday: 11-6pm Circle + Framework 1,2,3,4 + Lunch
Tuesday: 11-6pm Circle + Framework 5,6,7,8 + Lunch
Wednesday: 11-3pm Framework 9 + Lunch Feast

Each day Musea studio opens at 10 am for Cafe and Closes at 5 pm
Feast lunches provided daily by Jonathan

How Much: $2200 or 5 payments of $450/mo.
Lodging is independently arranged. Recommendations will be made. Act soon as space is limited.

Savings: Musea Members and Guild Members receive $100 savings.

What's Included in your TUITION

PRIMA MATERIA Curriculum: Instruction and Experience at Musea

Painting Materials: 9 Pieces of Watercolor Paper, Watercolor Paint, Oak Gall, and Walnut Ink and Brushes + carrying case to bring your work home via plane or car (no shipping needed)

Meals: One feast a day curated by Chef Jonathan
Intentional Creativity
® Center 75 Fremont Drive Sonoma, CA 95476

Refunds: In the event of an unprecedented or an environmental challenge precedent like a fire, a flood, a pandemic outbreak, or an extreme emergency, you will be fully refunded.

Cancellations: You can cancel up to two weeks before with only a 10% processing fee or transfer to another date with no fee.

Please be sure to book travel insurance.

COVID Restrictions: In Sonoma County our area is cleared to open. We know this changes day by day at times. We are taking precautions. We are honoring each person's privacy as to whether or not they are vaccinated, or choose to wear a mask. Each one of us is responsible for our own choices. Please do not attend if you have any symptoms of course. The onsite team is vaccinated. We honor your choices to do what is right for you. 

PRIMA MATERIA Portfolio of your Artifacts

You will work with nine 22X30 pieces of watercolor paper, watercolors, and plant-based inks.
These art supplies will be provided as part of tuition.
Read more about your Prima Materia Portfolio.
You will begin each painting but will more than likely finish it at home.


Format: We will gather in Circle each day to discuss the materials and the approach Frameworks. We’ll use metacognitive illustration to access the information of and for our Prima Material. We will paint our designs. We’ll share and discuss the material. We’ll eat and nap. Then we will revisit and witness what transpired. You will develop your own creative spiritual practice to work with after you return home.

Exploration Links (see also the navigation menu at the top)

Explore the Philosophy behind the design of the material

Explore the Approach we will be working with

Explore Medicine Painting

Questions? Contact shilohsophia@musea.org

MUSEA is READY for YOU!

Registration is simple!
After reading this page with tuition and details, simply CLICK HERE to register and book your spot. Space is limited, please REGISTER ASAP!

We recommend arranging your travel and lodging as soon as you complete registration and our team confirms your dates. You might also consider coming early or extending your stay to enjoy a mini-vacation to explore the beautiful wine country.

This event will be recorded, so you must agree to be a part of the recording. There are times we are not recording that are personal times. We will be appropriate. A camera person (other than Jonathan) may be present from time to time but will not be in the room. This will not be live-streamed. For the time being this is being recorded to document the material as it is being delivered for the first time.

This event is going to be beautiful, nourishing and fun! Because you know what? Liberation is about the funnest thing going. We can’t wait to welcome you to Musea, to dance with you, paint with you, eat with you, and rock our worlds together.

CUSTOM COLOR PALETTE
Create a custom palette - no tube colors. Your Prima Materia Portfolio will include all of your images. You will custom design a palette for working that will be consistent across the work. No one else will have the pallette you do.

From a technique perspective, we will be doing a lot of ink illustrations, followed by coloring in with watercolors. Watercolors are generally less saturated than ink, making a softer look. We will be working also with walnut ink to create a sepia tone.

Have you seen Hilma Af Klint's work before? She is one of the inspirations for Prima Materia's primary approach to illustrate consciousness, constructs, and concepts. Each of her paintings was designed to pass on a certain message that would be largely invisible to the human eye - these are not illustrations of something of reality but within the imagination. How can your paintings communicate a message from your interior and bring it to the exterior?

Hilma af Klint "The Ten Largest, No. 07, Adulthood"

Hilma af Klint "Tree of Knowledge No. 1

Hilma af Klint "Altarpiece No. 1"

Hilma Af Klint "The Key to All Works to Date"

WHY ATTEND? A Message from Shiloh Sophia

I fell in love with Hilma Af Klints work the minute I saw it. Then learning she was the first abstract impressionist but wasn't known until quite recently was even more exciting. I had the honor of going to see her work in New York when it was at the Guggenheim - and oh my goodness gracious. I was so struck by HOW she was 'illustrating' concepts so clearly - and the technique with lines and simple geometric organic shapes to communicate ideas. Then there was 'how' she was receiving the information through a direct download from the divine. So much to say about her and we will talk about her.

We will be inspired by her images, as well as those of Hildegard Von Bingen and Frida Kahlo - the way they use images to communicate stories and ideas is so incredible - and we want to be able to do the same thing. So attend because you are ready for something NEW in your art.

And Because it is time to gather! And! This is the highest level of my most esoteric material I have ever taught. I don’t know what will happen! This is an experience. I can’t guarantee the outcome or what your paintings will look like or how you will feel. I have never taught it before. We will enter the unknown together and know that something magical will take place in our time together. The idea of women entering the ‘museum’ to muse on their own material and curate their consciousness through illustrating their ideas is pure delight.

Study in a museum, while making artifacts that could one day be shown in a museum with a museum curator who has been practicing for this art 25 years. See amazing things in the permanent collection of the museum you have never seen before. Just cool. 

I can almost guarantee you will feel a way you have never felt before and stretch in a way you haven’t stretched before. And that it can be blissful and surprising and delighting. That said, your paintings might not be stunning, but they may astonish you! We are in an alchemical process not doing the paintings to look a certain way but to create a condition in which the artist will access her own Prima Materia. Highly unlikely and curiouser and curiouser, but we have to try, don’t we? 

This is like Intentional Creativity on a psychedelic drug without any side effects other than increased consciousness and I hope, laughter!

COME to the QUIVERING EDGE

I often laugh when I am doing this process, which is illustrating our consciousness and making the invisible visible. I do feel almost scared to share it but I feel more scared not to share it. Not scared about what might happen per se. Yet if I don’t feel fear, if I am not shaking in my boots then I am not at my quivering edge. I want to take you there, to the quivering edge, where you are the very edge of your known territory of being and then you DIVE in.

There is risk involved, your default settings will self-destruct and you will break your own spells with a paintbrush and cup of tea in ceremony. But.

I don't think this is going to hurt in the same way other healings have. Just keep going when you reach the edge of the unknown you will see a fork in the road. Yes, take that one. Which one? Yes, the fork is the way. Both/And BABY!

I don’t think it is going to drag you into trauma and processing like the old days of healing. Why? Because it feels SO GOOD to be in the power to self liberate. To no longer wait for someone to come and fix it or have it worked out of you. YOU are THE keeper of your own internal medicine.

As I write these words my stomach rumbles, my tears burn my eyes and the top of my head tingles. I am onto something here, but I am of course not the only one. It’s just that I have dedicated my entire life to this ‘something’ and that I want to share it with you.

I feel I am dipping into a territory that alchemists and mystics visit. When I go there/here I wonder....Hum.....wait a minute. I wonder who doesn’t want me over here ‘in this arena of consciousness and dimensionality’? As if I have entered a highly guarded secret door without the proper (patriarchal) password that shows I am initiated in the mysteries held there. 

I am going in. Come with me?

Here are some of Hildegard's images - telling stories and using sacred geometry and color to communicate concepts.

Here are a few of Frida's images, telling stories about her life experience. What would your life experiences images look like?

We have been waiting such a long time to gather. Let's make this gathering dreamy and potent together!

What Intentional Creativity Community says....

Intentional Creativity and work like the Prima Materia reveal the "Me" that always was, is, and ever shall be before space, time and form existed. To strip away all of the layers of "Not Me" that was given to and enforced upon me by my family, race, culture, religion and country is to meet my first Self, my true Self, my Divine Self. My "Prima Materia" is that essence that is the essence in ALL beings and in all things which is the basis of oneness. I will release all illusions of "Other" and release the need to separate and distinguish a hierarchy that has led our world into hatred and division, chaos and destruction. When we truly see that we are no "better" than and have no more "value" than a frog, a tree, a mosquito, rock or ANOTHER person, we can then start to honor and cherish each expression of BEING as ourselves.  "Prima Materia" is our journey to setting ourselves free from the hardened, suffocating marble of preconceived, inherited beliefs and truths all around us to reveal who we truly are and have always been. ~ Anasuya Isaacs in a letter to Shiloh Sophia about the curriculum.

"Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to release it.... I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set it free." ~ Michelangelo

When I look back and see the different stages on my canvas I see how I have grown, I feel so inspired! What a transformation within and without. If I had to choose one word to describe this experience, it would be ‘freeing’. Not only have I learnt to trust my intuition and LISTEN, I am painting more freely...

- Heather Baker

This creative experience has been such a healing force in my life! I was able to honor my connection to Mother Earth and her many gifts for healing and expansion. I also gave honor to myself and Gratitude to Source during this process for the many Cosmic Gifts I possess to help uplift the Humanity.

- Denise Woolfolk

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