FEBRUARY CIRCLE DETAILS:
This month, we'll journey to the Rainbow Mystery. Don't know what that is? Does it make your antennae waggle in cheerful anticipation, or send thrills of delight down your spine? Come learn more, and come play!
MONTHLY SHAMAN CIRCLE DETAILS:
Blessings to you! Welcome to the Shaman Circle, a space for shamanic practitioners and the shamanically curious to explore, honor, and practice shamanic journeying.
PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU'VE NEVER JOURNEYED BEFORE, please click here and read this before attending circle. Many thanks!
Shamanism is one of the oldest traditions in our human heritage - we two leggeds have had some form of shamanic practice in each of our ancestral cultures on planet earth since time began. In early times, when our ancestors were unsure of what medicine plants to use, where to hunt for game, how to help a sick or injured clanmate heal, or how to work in harmony with the life-giving spirits of nature, a shaman would enter an altered state of consciousness, and journey in non-ordinary reality for information, and healing. Shamans served their community by working closely with helping spirits, and keeping their tribes or clans safe, healthy, happy, and connected to the natural world.
Today, many traditional ways of knowing are being embraced again as a means for healing and wholeness, including shamanism. In the US, the practice of 'core shamanism' draws on universal shamanic techniques and ideas. Based in core shamanism, the Shaman Circle offers a safe, joyful space to explore shamanic journeying and practice. Through listening to shamanic drumming and rattling, we'll enter non-ordinary reality and explore different shamanic worlds. Everyone can learn to journey, and work with compassionate beings to gain information about our life paths, insight into our struggles, help solve problems, and offer healing for all of creation.
At each monthly event, we'll meet for three hours, introduce ourselves, call in the directions, set sacred space, and cover a brief description of how to journey safely for beginners. We'll have time for two journeys, and sharing around them for those who want to. We'll close with checking in, honoring and releasing the directions, and blessings. Please bring an eyepillow, a journal, and snuggly blanket to journey comfortably.
Folks interested in shamanic practice are welcome to come and practice beginning journeys, like how to meet a power animal or helping spirit, and start building resonance and rapport with allies. Everyone is always welcome to journey on what medicine they need (of course) and we'll also have a monthly shared theme to explore as a group at each meeting.
Our group will gather 15 minutes early (at 6:15pm) to get settled before the event begins. We'll lock the doors promptly at the beginning of the event at 6:30pm with no exceptions, both to honor the locked door policy at The Center SF and to open ceremonial space. Please arrive early to get settled, and allow time to find the space and park. Thanks for attending to that, friends.
Shamanic practice is a profoundly wonderful experience - we have access to helping spirits who love us unconditionally, and joyfully. I invite you to come build relationships with your allies, and community.
To visit the sister reiki circle, The Glorious Gaggle of Reikipeople, please click here.
Anna, Vibrant Reiki