Magical Thinking

Shamanic Book Study & Practice Circle

This Group explores themes of shamanism, magic, healing and ritual. In recent decades more and more people have written books exploring shamanism as a way of life, and so there are many resources to draw from. We no longer have to seek out elders who only pass on teachings through oral transmission. Although that path still has its advantages, we live in a special and unprecedented time where shamanic practices and esoteric teachings are openly taught and available to everyone, and widely discussed by the uninitiated. This is both a blessing and a sacred responsibility.

Shamanism as a worldview acknowledges the Spirit world as the foundation of everything. The root traditions all vary to some degree, but the underlying view is largely the same: what we often perceive as inanimate is actually full of Life and meaning. By looking at various perspectives on the subject, we have the opportunity to deepen our ancestral memory and reclaim from the past, as well as to choose today which practices we might best integrate into the modern experience. As we study together, we have the chance both to learn from each other's wisdom and the possibility of seeing a separate reality.

People of all backgrounds are welcome. Drop-ins welcome.

$10/group. Books for study will be chosen periodically by the Group. Although it is encouraged to participate through reading, it is also possible to sit in on the group discussion and practice without being current with the chosen book.

Facilitated by Shinai A. Schindler, Meditation instructor and Intuitive medium. Shinai has studied shamanism since 1999, and facilitated healing ritual since 2002.

*We request that no perfumes or fragrant cosmetics be worn to facilitate clear practice, and in respect to asthmatic participants.

Free Parking is available in front of the Studio. Please be aware and use caution when entering and exiting 66th St N.

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  • Shinai

    Hi everyone! This is a new Group that's being launched. In this first meeting on June 19th, I'd like us to introduce ourselves, and get to know our own past experience with Shamanism. In doing so, I'd also like to invite you to bring books or authors you'd like for us to consider for our reading list. We'll make a group decision on the first book, and dive into it a few chapters at a time in the next few weeks. Sound good?

    1 · June 6

    • laura m.

      Is there practice in this group or is it just book reading and share? Sorry for so many questions.

      June 19

    • Shinai

      Yes, I am hoping to derive practices from our exploration together. I have experience with many forms of practice, and we will see what we can weave into this group as participants are ready.

      June 19

  • Shannon H.

    Idk this will be my first time with this group

    June 6

  • Sheri

    has a text yet been chosen?

    June 6

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