Sarah’s Circle

Sarah’s Circle

We are dancing Sarah’s Circle, sisters, brothers, all.
Here we seek and find our story, sisters, brothers, all.
We will all do our own naming, sisters, brothers, all.
Every round a generation, sisters, brothers, all.
On and on the circle’s moving, sisters, brothers, all.

(to the tune of “We are Climbing Jacob’s Ladder”)

What is Sarah’s Circle?

Sarah’s Circle is a non-denominational women’s only book club to read and discuss books about spirituality, with a focus on feminine spirituality. Our Spiritual Book Club is a little more than the average book club. If you are seeking the support of other women in your spiritual journey or are looking for an interesting and deeper book club to join, then this is the group for you! It is open to all women in the community, not just members of PACC. We’re always delighted to welcome newcomers!  And if you’ve been on our list, but haven’t really attended in a while, why don’t you come to see the fun you’re missing!

When does it meet?

Sarah’s Circle was planned as a monthly meeting, in the Fellowship Room at PACC, on a Saturday morning.  Due to COVID and some members moving out fo state, we have been meeting via ZOOM.  Our club explores Spirituality through novels, science, philosophy and theology.  If you would like to join the Circle, or would like more information, please contact the church office by calling  781-643-8680 or via email.

What are we doing next?

Our next meeting is Saturday, June 4th at 11 AM via ZOOM and live at our leader’s home.

Bringing us back to our beginnings, so to speak,  we will discuss Jesus and the Lost Goddess: The Secret Teachings of the Original Christians, by Timothy Freke & Peter Gandy, published in 2002.  The book deals with the topic of why the teachings of the original Christians were brutally suppressed by the Roman Church:
Because they portray Jesus and Mary Magdalene as mythic figures based on the Pagan Godman and Goddess
– Because they show that the gospel story is a spiritual allegory encapsulating a profound philosophy that leads to mythical enlightenment
Because they have the power to turn the world inside out and transform life into an exploration of consciousness.

Drawing on modern scholarship, the authors  “… decode the secret teachings of the original Christians… and theorize about who the original Christians really were and what they actually taught.  In addition, the book explores the many myths of Jesus and the Goddess… This daring and controversial book recovers the ancient wisdom of the original Christians and demonstrates its relevance to us today.”
This book is available in Kindle, Audiobook, paperback, and hardcover on Amazon, Hoopla Digital (audiobook), and the Minuteman Library Network.

Here is what one review on Amazon.com has to say about this book:
Excellent background information on the history of the early Christians, terminology, and how the Literalist Christians turned against the more esoterically connected Christians/Gnostics for their own power and how the Sophia figure/Mary and all other parts of the Jesus myth was “borrowed” from early pagan myths.

And here is a link to the book on Amazon.com:

https://www.amazon.com/Jesus-and-Lost-Goddess-audiobook/dp/B07DM2LKWF/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1EOC9MEZG0KJG&keywords=jesus+and+the+lost+goddess+book&qid=1651949343&sprefix=Jesus+and+the+lost+%2Caps%2C135&sr=8-1

For more information, please contact the church office by calling  781-643-8680.

What topics/books are coming up next?

Sometimes, for more broad subject topics, we choose a single topic to read about, allowing members to choose their own book on that topic.   As a “free choice” month – it’s up to you whether you chose to read a large, scholarly tome, or a shorter, more-accessible paperback.  We return to everyone reading the same book for more narrow-focused topics. Whenever we choose a topic instead of a specific book, we will also discuss which books address the topic as well as which books might be found in our current book list.  So, here is an ongoing list of topics that we would like to pursue; if you have additional suggestions, please bring them to the next meeting!

  • Communicating with spirits/angels
  • Different Religions (e.g. Hindu, Confucianism, Catholicism, etc.)
  • Spiritual People
  • Angels
  • Mother Earth/Goddess/Gaia Spirituality and Religions
  • Greek Myths
  • Native American Spirituality
  • Island Culture Spirituality (e.g. Hawaii, Bali, Cambodia)
  • Celtic Spirituality
  • Kabbalah
  • Serendipity/Synchronicity
  • The Celestine Prophecies
  • Expressions of Spirituality via the Arts
  • Zen
  • Everyday Spirituality
  • Inclusivity/Exclusivity within Groups
  • Community Making

What books are being considered for possible future discussion?

Click here to see our current book list. These books include books that the Circle has read, as well as books suggested by members, and books that some of the members have read previously.