The Poetics of Receptivity


“The Poetics of Receptivity: The Power of the Anima and its Movement in Our World,” a profound, soul-pounding commentary on feminine power and receptive wisdom, will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14 at the Carondelet Center in St. Paul, featuring author and spiritual teacher Dr. Christina Donnell, accompanied by cellist, Dr. Anna Vazquez. The event will take place in Room G-1, and the suggested donation is $10.

The stirring combination of Christina Donnell’s lyrical prose style and her transmission of the unseen, with the authentic virtuosity of cellist Anna Vazquez, promise to carry the audience to an imaginary plane seldom experienced in our culture. “This will be an evening to remember,” promises the sponsoring Winds of Change Association.

Christina Donnell, Ph.D., is the author of the five time award-winning book, Transcendent Dreaming. She spent more than two decades studying Eastern traditions and the shamanic energy practices of the Q’ero Indians of Peru, which helped her to awaken a form of dreaming that expands consciousness and allows the dreamer to identify with the intelligence that animates the universe. Larry Dossey, M.D., wrote in the foreword to her book, “Has the universe birthed Christina Donnell because of an urgent need in a desperate time? One is tempted to think so.” Because of her lyrical prose style, she has been compared to a modern-day Rumi.

Anna Vazquez, D.MA, is a classically trained cellist who has explored where music, spirituality and healing overlap, whether it is through classical music, devotional chanting, improvisation or a fusion of world music, folk and jazz. Anna’s cello music resonates through body and mind, evoking awareness of being. She has a Doctorate of Music from the University of Minnesota.

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