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Mara Senese
  • Female
  • Oslo
  • Norway
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How did you learn about Art of Hosting (please add the date and place) and what attracted you to it?
I have know of Art of Hosting for many years. I was most recently inspired to become part of this community when reading Margaret Wheatley's book Walk Out, Walk On. That led me to participate in a Circle Intensive with Christina Baldwin and Ann Linnea in Brussels hosted by Ria Baeck in September 2011.
Tell us about your experience with Art of Hosting as part of your life and work. What would you say your competence in it is? (new, starting practitioner, experienced practitioner, steward)
I have worked with World Café for about 15 years in all kinds of Organizations. I attended several Open Space gatherings in Europe in the 1980s. I have used circles in my consulting work with talking stick to start and end meetings. But have not be doing much with this for about 5 years or so. I would like to bring my experience into new arenas with the added dimensions that Christina and Ann bring in. I would say that I am an experienced practitioner with new potential to expand my skills.
What is the primary field/topic/focus in your hosting work?
My hosting work has been in public and private organizations. I would like to do more to bring diverse sectors, groups, people together for the purpose of expanding our ability as humans to be together in respect and love across boundaries and differences.
Where do you live/work?
Oslo, Norway and internationally
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Are there interests/passions that you'd like to share?
I am passionate about Planetary and Human Evolution. Concerned about climate change. Excited about consciousness development that I see happening. Want to be of service. And am dedicated to my own spiritual, holistic development.

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At 3:24am on September 23, 2011, Linda Joy Mitchell said…
well mara anytime you feel like hanging out in this neck of the woods you are very very welcome - love linda xx
At 10:56am on September 22, 2011, Linda Joy Mitchell said…

HI Mara good to hear from you sounds like you have been having quite a time of it  but the circle is protecting and supporting you

Oddne Dahle Lægrei (  is the person I was thinking of - he is in Oslo and Im sure would be interested to hear from you - send my love ....and of course love to you too !   L xx

At 9:04am on September 20, 2011, Mary Alice Arthur said…
Welcome, Mara, great to see you here (that is, we WILL see you when you upload a photo - got a good one?).  The more you add to your profile, the more the community can see how to connect with you.  There are plenty of resources to have a look at and conversations to become part of -- I hope this community will be a great one for you and you a great contribution to it!

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