Grateful to live at such a beautiful place.
Twinkle has woven together a unique blend of offerings. Presently focusing much of her time at her home base on Moosehead Lake hosting retreats and workshops and leading spiritual services. She also does retreat leadership and pulpit supply for a variety of congregations and groups throughout New England and the USA. As an additional part of her ministry, Twinkle officiates weddings at Moosehead Lake. Twinkle prioritizes writing and creating art, as well as publishing books. While considering herself semi-retired in the television arena, she continues to host and produce Empowering Women events and gatherings for TV for Your Soul.
This wonderful book VIP celebration for “Twinkle” Marie Porter-Manning in New Smyrna Beach, Florida on Friday, April 1st to commemorate the launch of her newest Women of Spirit anthology entitled: Transforming Lives.
The official launch party took place online via Zoom on Wednesday, March 23rd. All involved are grateful for the opportunity to celebrate and honor the 21 women featured in the book!
This is the 2021 theme music to the newly resurrected archive of the 2011 Goddess Summit.
Over the next few weeks TV for Your Soul and Empowering Women TV will be sharing content from the one-on-one interviews of “The Goddess Show” as well as the “Goddess Summit.” Both projects recorded in Lexington, Massachusetts in 2011. Yes – this autumn it will be 10 years since the original footage was first recorded! Sadly & frustratingly, there were technical issues with the raw footage and at one point we believed it to be unusable. Recently I revisited the footage on an old back-up drive and decided to take a chance to weave together any remnants I could to preserve the content and conversations captured. The shoots were multi-camera (4 & 5 cameras as we envisioned dynamic edits) and some cameras went hot leaving red signatures on the screen, other cameras had audio issues. There were lighting issues and the impromptu backdrops were not keen on the eyes either so we hoped to be able to use various angles to minimize distractions. With so many issues, the project while reviewed over the years by several editors, was finally set aside.
Until this summer.
I felt compelled to try again.
I knew going in it was a leap of faith. I reconciled in my heart and mind that even if I could not use all video and audio, that just maybe there would be even a single camera and audio stream intact, I could use that if for no other reason than to honor the women who participated by making some remnant of their contributions to the lengthy history of sacred feminine conversations for the world to access. And that is the best reason in the world to take on such a daunting task!
I was relieved to discover much of the footage from 2 of the cameras were intact, so I ran with what we had access to. While the original vision has been set aside, I feel confident that what has emerged from the embers is something to be treasured!
We will be scheduling a more formal Launch/Debut this fall of each program.
“The Goddess Show” is a television talk show series of in-studio and on-location interviews – 9 in total – with some of the most dynamic female spiritual leaders in our modern era.
The “2011 Goddess Summit” film documents a circle-style gathering of women, centered on discussions of the sacred feminine spirituality and aspects of Goddess traditions, archetypes and embodiments.
I will share more soon!
In the meantime, be sure to check TVforYourSoul.org for updates 🙂
“Twinkle” Marie Manning
MatrikaPress will soon release the next book in the “Women of Spirit” anthology series. Those who have purchased Book 1 in the series will receive special discount on Book 2.
Twinkle’s Place annual holiday ornament decoration party will take place at 5:00pm on Thursday, December 3rd, 2020! Message us if you would like to attend.
Here is a sneak peak at this year’s selection of wooden ornaments. We will also have wine corks for those who wish to make snowmen style ornaments.
During the Summer of 2020 – I resigned all my remaining corporate UU roles, including my membership in UUSCM as while it is one of few organizations with in that tradition that is truly open to interfaith clergy, I simply no longer identify as UU in its current incarnation it is a lobbyist group and several of its key leadership are engaged in abusive behaviors I can not and will not condone.
There are still a few UU Groups I consult with, and a few congregations I serve as guest and retreat leader offering spiritual support as an interfaith minister through the pandemic and beyond.
For more information, feel free to reach out to me directly.
We are delighted to share this class being facilitated by Cheryl Partridge, creator of the Sacred Sisterhood Tribe. “Our Sacred Self” is a 40 minute introductory class that explores how your menstrual cycle is actually your super power! (Yes, even if you are entering or postmenopausal, this class can help bring you insights on the woman’s body and how to bring it into alignment in ways that enhance your physical and spiritual lives, as well as your personal relationships and careers, all while bringing you clarity of mind).
Thursday, May 21st, 2020
A $10 suggested donation is appreciated. You will find the PayPal button link on the event page.
Join us for a diverse celebration of women and femininity! Minerva Potlucks are a time for spiritual renewal and nourishment. A safe and sacred space for women to connect with one another in spiritual exploration. Our weekly online gatherings embody the same elements of conversation, poetry, music, art and ritual as our in-person Minerva Gatherings have over the years. Bring your meal and beverage to your computer. Relax. And be in the company of other women. Minerva Potluck+Ritual Gatherings:
Tuesdays 7:00PM – 8:00PM Eastern Time