Bridging The Worlds:
Spirits of Place and Shamanic Healing 2016
The Shamanic Journey
Our class is small, with no more than ten people. You'll receive personalized attention as you enter shamanic practice. In the first session we'll teach you to explore spirit worlds and get answers for yourself and others. You'll journey to retrieve a power animal, an ally who helps you in the worlds to do spirit work. In the next day's session you'll journey to meet a spirit teacher, a wise being with messages for growth and empowerment. By the end you'll have the skills to take part in our shamanic drumming circle where we meet every full moon as equal partners to call on spirit for healing, growth, and light.
April 9 and 10, 2016. Please click HERE for details and registration form.
The Birthday of the Trees
At this time of winters deepest cold and dark, a spark of life is stirring in the roots of trees, though growth hasn't yet begun. Trees can teach us about this hidden "inkling" that precedes all creating, showing us how our own inner spark can grow and flourish.
In experiential form you will have the opportunity to explore the four levels of the universe using the breath, encounter the guardian spirit of a tree, breathe along with a tree's respiration, enter a tree in
spirit form to ask for knowledge for ourselves and the planet, form ongoing relationships with tree spirit helpers, and envision next steps for ourselves and the world.
January 31, 2016. Snowdate: February 7. Please click HERE for details and registration form.
BRIDGING THE WORLDS: Spirits of Place and Shamanic Healing 2016
~ Intermediate Level Shamanism Training Series
This series of six weekend gatherings extends from June to October. Participants will need a working relationship with a power animal and ability to journey shamanically.
You'll learn to work with spirits in the Middle World and the Upper and Lower Worlds with a deepened practice. Walking on trails and fields, you'll encounter spirits of the place, meeting rocks, seeking lessons from trees, and asking to merge with an ancient hill to form alliances, receive knowledge, and take in healing. You'll explore right relationship with the powers of weather spirits. Learning spiritual diagnosis and healing techniques, you can restore power loss and remove spiritual intrusions. Techniques of soul retrieval help people to reintegrate parts of themselves that have become separated, and places in need to become re-inspirited and healed. Psychopomp work helps human souls that have passed on but gotten lost on the way to go on to the light.
June 4-October 9, 2016 Click HERE for full brochure and HERE for application.
Shamanism and Plant Allies
Using traditional shamanic practices, and with the help of nature spirits, we'll journey to meet a teacher from our own heritage as a guide for this work.
Within the context of drumming and rattling we'll receive a personal plant spirit, connect to the spiritual manifestation of this plant ally and sit with it respectfully, attuning our breath and inner listening to its teachings.
We'll experience the world-tree on which the universe rests, and record our journeys through art, writing, or movement. You can expect to come away with a deeper awareness of your place in the community of people, plants, and spirit, basic shamanic practice in working with a plant spirit, and a refreshed soul. Dates to be announced.
"Susan and Chris are incredible people to be able to teach shamanism in a patient, calm way."
"The workshop was one of the most profound experiences of my life. I was especially moved by the work we did for one another - journeying for an answer for our workshop partner and helping to retrieve a power animal for someone."