Tree of Life - Online Event

Enter into sacred conversation with women who teach the feminine from different spiritual traditions. Begin a painting and writing journey of your own personal icon informed by the Tree of Life 
co-led by scholars and teachers of Intentional Creativity.

Teachings and painting process will be focus on a weaving of the Kabbalah Tree of Life Teachings from a personal perspective, as well as The Virgin de Guadalupe and Mother Eve threads. 

Video is available to watch for 3 months

Connection will take place inside our Red Thread Cafe Classroom, private group on FB.  


We would love for you to join us! 


Tuition: $97 Special for our community of only $55 
or 2 payments of $30

What do the Tree of Life, Mother Eve & La Virgin de Guadalupe have in common? What they have in common is so much more than it appears. Threads of so many legends, both forbidden and blessed. And they have US in common: Women teachers who have studied these myths and will bring them to you in a unique collaborative online gathering : Tree of Life : A Red Madonna Event

Her Stories +Ritual + Intuitive Painting + Poetry + Journey Within

A Red Madonna Event : Tree of Life

Register and Receive Instant Access to Class Videos, including: Online Cafe + Intuitive Painting & Teaching Class + Lady Church 

Guided by Maestra Shiloh Sophia with Dr. Havi Mandell,
 Emily Grieves and Mama Caron McCloud
with Special Guest, Scholar and Historian, Dr. Kayleen Asbo 

Red Madonna staff including Mary Ann Matthys and Susan Daniels aka Flamingo Gypsy as well as Mary MacDonald, aka Stella Mac showed up to join us! WHAT? That's right. 

This class was Filmed live in studio with Red Madonna Sisterhood  staff and guests.
Register and receive instant access to class videos to watch at your leisure for 3 months.

We are woven out of the fabric of Her robes,
 and she embroiders us like millions of fibers of light
 and glowing threads into the stars on her cloak.
 We are always intertwined... 

*For Red Madonna 2017 Students - Use code 'madonna' for 50% Tuition Savings

Our experience includes:

Red Thread Circle & Ritual

Teachings on the Kabbalah of our Mothers from Dr. Havi and Caron

Starting your own Tree of Life icon  - meaning we are not attempting to 'finish' during our time, but rather to lay a groundwork and you can continue on your own.

Lady Church Women's Circle on the first Sunday of Advent.

Painting Support from Intentional Creativity Guild 

Sharing of Paintings from fellow students.

Sense of Connection - Those joining the livestream will feel connected from around the world, bring your red thread.

Capacity to watch the recordings afterward.

Materials: Canvas  - Size is your choice but we will be using a 2x4 canvas. Acrylic paint. Brushes. 
More materials will be sent to you upon registration.

Registration Here

Red Madonna: Tree of Life

Kayleen and Shiloh Sophia have taught courses together, rooted in their mutual love for art, history and the stories of the sacred feminine. Kayleen and Shiloh Sophia have visited sacred sites of the Black Madonna throughout the world. 

Here's what the class videos include:

1. Special 1+ Hour Cafe
with Red Madonna Team for 2017 and 2018:
Havi Mandell, Emily Grieves, Caron McCloud and Shiloh Sophia. 
Followed by an introduction to Red Madonna 2018 Wisdom's Table. 

2. Tree of Life Teachings and Painting Process
co-led by Shiloh, Havi and Emily with poetry process from Caron McCloud. Note: This is the only day we will be painting on the stream.
(in person doors open at 9:30am)

3. Lady Church with Shiloh Sophia
Dr. Kayleen Asbo & The Red Madonna staff  

Shiloh Sophia lives life as a great adventure! For 25 years she has dedicated herself to art as a tool for transformation. Through paintings, poetry and teachings she reaches thousands throughout the world providing encouragement for the journey. She is the leader of a revolutionary education movement focused in Intentional Creativity; as offered in the Color of Woman Teacher Training. In collaboration with her husband Jonathan, she runs the Cosmic Cowgirls Ranch with a gallery, classroom, farm, vineyard and lodge in California. She can be found most mornings having tea with her Muse and kitties, Frida and Diego.

Kayleen Asbo is a  passionate scholar: a cultural historian, musician, writer and teacher who weaves myth, music, psychology, history and art with experiential learning.  A faculty member of the Pacifica Graduate Institute and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Kayleen also teaches regularly for the Osher Life Long Learning Institutes at UC Berkeley, Sonoma State University and Dominican University.  Her classes, on a wide array of topics ranging from Depth Psychology to Dante to Contemporary Classical Music, have been hailed as "inspirational," "fascinating and compelling," "transformational," and "truly life changing."
Educated at Smith College, Mills College, the San Francisco Conservatory, Pacifica Graduate Institute and the University of California, Kayleen wrote her Ph.D  dissertation on Passion and Paradox: The Myths of Mary Magdalene in Music, Art and Culture . Kayleen also holds three master's degrees: one each in music (piano performance),  mythology and psychology. Kayleen has been a guest presenter and lecturer on the intersection of history, mythology, psychology and the arts at Oxford University in England, the Assisi Institute of Depth Psychology Conference in Italy, the Houston Jung Institute, Chartres Cathedral in France, Grace Cathedral and the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. In 2016, she took on the roles as a pre-concert lecturer with the San Francisco Opera and Santa Rosa Symphony and has become a consultant in archetypal psychology, myth and ritual for Proctor and Gamble. The Creative Director and Resident Mythologist for the Mythica Foundation for Education, Contemplation and the Arts, Kayleen leads workshops and retreats throughout the country and offers a pilgrimage to sacred sites in Europe every year. 

Copyright 2017 Shiloh Sophia Studios

 Tree of Life - A Red Madonna Online Event

Message from Shiloh Sophia:

Dear Ones,

I am amazed that THIS group of women is coming together to collaborate on this experience. Delighted actually, since it has never happened and feels like it won't happen again this way. My mom is 80 and her mind and teachings are so eloquent I want to share them with you. We originally were not going to stream this - but after talking to my mom I just had to share her with you. Dear Havi who I have been teaching with in Red Madonna for over 5 years and Emily Grieves whom I have been teachings with for 3 years, both Intentional Creativity Teachers. And what a gift to teach again with Dr. Kayleen Asbo, I have taught the Black Madonna pilgrimage with her, as well the Magdalene many times. And so, this is a sacred happening and I hope you will join us in the spirit of sisterhood.

This will be a collaboration, authentic and true, weaving each woman's teachings into the experience. I am not going to provide benefits and outcomes, since what is going to happen hasn't happened yet. Organic inquiry into what truly wants to be shared will be in full form.

This is both a completion of this year's class, and an invitation to Wisdom's Table for 2018.

Every year since my early twenties I have celebrated the Feast of The Guadalupe in different ways. This year will be yet another variation through working with the tree of life. Very exciting threads are being woven into the discovery of this experience.

Emily Grieves & Shiloh Sophia have taught for three years together mostly focused on the Virgin Guadalupe and Frida Kahlo. Emily will be here from Mexico and offer us a special teaching from Nuestra Senora!

Emily Grieves received a BFA degree in art from the University of Montana in 1993, followed by study of art history in Berlin, Germany, as a Fulbright scholar. She lived in San Francisco, California, for 10 years where she began exploring symbology, mythology, and ritual in her artwork, drawing inspiration from the celebrations and mysteries of life, and immersing herself in study of the healing arts as well. She has been a practitioner of shamanic healing and hands-on energy work for over 16 years. As of 2004, she makes her home in Teotihuacan, Mexico, where she has painted murals at the Dreaming House spiritual retreat center and has created a body of artwork influenced by the cosmological imagery left in the 2000 year old pyramids. Emily had her first solo exhibition in Mexico in 2012 at the Museo Gonzalo Carrasco, Centro Regional Cultural, in Otumba. She enjoys guiding groups into the transformational energies of the pyramids, into connection to the Divine Feminine, and inviting women in particular to express themselves creatively.

Dr. Havi Mandell is a transpersonal and humanistic therapist, visionary artist and spiritual and energetic healer devoted to helping others create their lives as masterpieces of joy; uncovering multidimensional pathways to help people alchemize old patterns and creatively move into their fullest potential, meaningful living and and self-sovereignty. She weaves together over 35 years as a trauma therapist with an interdisciplinary specialization in art and creative process, shamanic and kabbalistic spiritual work, reiki and polarity therapy, intentional creativity and intuitive painting, and creativity coaching. She weaves ancient wisdom and healing technologies with cutting edge approaches to creative transformation and growth. She has presented nationwide on mind-body healing and creative process. Learn more about Havi at

Caron McCloud is a writer, artist, designer, entrepreneur, and teacher. A student of the Bible and Qabalah for over forty years, she authored RACHEL’S BAG, In Search of the Qabalah of Our Mothers (illustrated by her daughter, Shiloh McCloud), which examines the radical actions of Old Testament women. An award winning poet, with over a dozen chap books to her credit, she is in the editing process for a collection of her poems, Neon-Cuneiform, and also writing a book on Qabalah, Living the Tree of Life. She has been a teacher for online workshops, Leading a Legendary Life, Color of Woman, and currently for Red Madonna. 

Painting by Dr. Havi Mandell, Color of Woman Teacher and co-leader in the Red Madonna

For she is a tree of life for those that embrace her - Proverbs

Poetry from Caron McCloud

Painting by Caron McCloud

Painting by Caron McCloud

Caron McCloud, (my mommie)

Shiloh Sophia 

Last livestream of 2017!


Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or turn away from them. Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you. The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding. Cherish her, and she will exalt you; embrace her, and she will honor you. She will give you a garland to grace your head and present you with a glorious crown.

~ Proverbs 4:5-9

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What does the LEGEND of Eve, the Mother of All Living have to teach us today?

Shiloh Sophia's Tree of Life Painting in Process

Red Madonna Staff, during our 2017 Retreat: (Left to Right) Mary Ann Matthys, Dr. Havi Mandell, Shiloh Sophia, Caron McCloud, Susan Daniels and Emily Grieves