THE 15 MYSTERIES OF JOAN OF ARC PRAYER INTENSIVE
What is The 15 Mysteries of Joan of Arc prayer intensive?
On May 30, 1431 the Catholic Church with the collusion of the English army and the French government burnt a 19-year-old girl alive. Now known as Joan of Arc, she was the youngest general of any gender in history. She had performed both military and political miracles—liberating the besieged city of Orleans and crowning the Dauphin king of France. The soldiers who fought beside Joan were ready to die for her. Women brought her their stillborn babies to revive. As her body turned to ash in the flames, her executioner began to weep and afterwards all present swore they saw a dove rise from the pyre into the heavens. Joan’s mother spent the rest of her life fighting to have her daughter’s reputation exonerated.
Over the centuries Joan of Arc has ignited devotion and inspired the imagination of people all around the world. Mark Twain, an atheist, spent the last years of his life writing about her. George Bernard Shaw, a social critic and nonbeliever, created his greatest play as a testament to her. Whenever we see a teenage girl of incalculable courage in the face of violence and empire, we know we recognize her spirt.
But who was Joan of Arc? Why was she so dangerous to men in power then? Why has she compelled the attention of artists, playwrights, novelists, poets, movie directors, and actors for six hundred years? And, of greatest importance, why is she returning now?
In this prayer intensive, a mystical exploration like no other, we will meet the real Joan of Arc as we sit in sacred circle with Perdita Finn, who is devoted to Joan and committed to elucidating who this most beloved woman was—and is—and Janet Conner, who, under Joan’s direction is creating The Return of the Witches Jeanne d’Arc Listening Novena opening in June.
A sampling of the questions we will explore together through story, prayer, conversation, deep listening, and soul writing:
- What mysteries are revealed in Joan’s many names?
- Why was the church desperate to kill her?
- Why did it take the church 590 years to saint her? Why did they finally do it?
- What did the illiterate peasants of the day think about her?
- Who did they whisper that she was?
- What does the mysterious appearance of her sword reveal?
- What is the “hidden in plain sight” meaning of her banner?
- How was Joan connected to the Cathars?
- What connects her to Mary Magdalene?
- Who were her voices?
- What was her devotion to the Black Madonna?
- How is her story connected to the Grail story?
- What is her connection to the great Goddesses of old?
Hidden within Joan’s life are fifteen mysteries that mirror the ancient mysteries of Isis and Osiris, Demeter and Persephone, Miriam and Yeshua. Together we will explore them and let Joan, Jehanne as she called herself, initiate us into wonders, magic, courage beyond measure, and the possibility of the Great Goddess returned.
In perfect timing, our closing gathering on Sunday, May 30th is Joan of Arc’s feast day, the anniversary of her death. And The Return of the Witches Jeanne d’Arc Listening Novena opens with a sacred ceremony led by Sabin Bailey 5 days later on Friday, June 4.
What will you receive?
Invitation to all 3 live sessions
Access to a password-protected resource page with recordings of all sessions in both video and audio formats, plus bonus videos and PDF Handbooks with support material and resources for this intensive
- Seven Steps to Get Into Theta video on how to drop into the theta brainwave state while writing with Janet Conner. We’ll soul write in each gathering.
- Theta Music audio to support you in your soul writing and any other creative experiences
- “The Return of the Witches” Sacred Anointing Oil and Anointing practice video with Emma Kupu Mitchell, who receives plant and mystical guidance on the content of the oils from the plants themselves and Mary Magdalene, and Janet Conner, who receives guidance on the anointing practice itself (Note: purchase of the oil from Emma is optional, you can use any oil you love during the anointing)
- PDF of The 15 Mysteries of Joan of Arc rosary practice from Perdita Finn
Membership in a private Facebook discussion group (optional)
Devotees of Joan of Arc
I am a prayer artist, mystic witch, creator in the Theatre of the Miraculous, and mistress of the Threshold—the mystical theta brain wave state. But first and always, a devoted daughter of the Sacred Feminine. My first book, Writing Down Your Soul, was a surprising success and led to The Lotus and The Lily, Soul Vows, and more. All that was only the warmup. In the dark one morning in 2018, my beloved voice whispered prayer artist in my left ear. I knew prayer artist would change everything, but I said yes anyway. I began writing a new genre of prayer, redefining prayer, and offering radical prayer intensives. Two years later, witch arrived in a stunning endorsement from Rabbi Tirzah Firestone. I was ecstatic; my agent was not. I ended that relationship to follow witch where she wanted me to go. She knew exactly what she wanted: transmute witch from a word that strikes terror back into an honorific that awakens a bone-deep memory of being revered for our spiritual gifts.
I trust witch. I trusted her when she asked me to create The Return of the Witches Jeanne d’Arc Listening Pilgrimage. I trusted her when she asked for a year-long mystery school Re-membering the Songlines of the Witches. I trusted her when she insisted I gather a team to create The A.R.T. of Becoming a Witch: How to Awaken, Remember, and Trust Your Body’s Natural Intuitive Senses. As that intensive was ending, witch guided me to see that ART wasn’t one intensive; it was the first of 7 in The Witch Sequence—an 7-circuit labyrinth walk to awaken all 7 of our original sacramental gifts. As my collaborators and I listened intently to what wanted to be created, we began to see a sacred purpose far beyond anything we could imagine. We are here to walk this path, embody these 7 sacred gifts, and become a truly whole and holy witch because this is the way we heal the wasteland. It may be the only way we can heal the wasteland.
To do this profound witch work, I need massive amounts of time in silence and mystical theta. I think that’s why witch is holding me in Ozona, a tiny village on the Gulf of Mexico, where I am surrounded by screeching ospreys, swooping woodstorks, and one very precious redtail hawk.
Perdita Finn is the founder, with her husband Clark Strand, of the international fellowship The Way of the Rose devoted to the Earth and the Lady "by any name you want to call Her." They are the co-authors of the book of the same name. Perdita is also the co-author of The Reluctant Psychic and the forthcoming Take Back the Magic: Getting to Know the Dead. She teaches popular workshops on connecting with the ancestors.
Have questions? Contact Janet at firstname.lastname@example.org or 727-772-1118 between 1pm and 5pm Eastern