WINTER SOLSTICE SHAMAN CIRCLE:
Happy Solstice, friends! We'll be celebrating Solstice (early), closing the chapter of our last year with gratitude, and offering powerful blessings for the new cycle. Thanks for such a beautiful year of Shaman Circles - we'll send 2012 off with great love, and great thanks. See you in circle...
MONTHLY SHAMAN CIRCLE DETAILS:
Blessings to you! (smile) Welcome to the Shaman Circle, a space for shamanic practitioners and the shamanically curious to explore, honor, and practice shamanic journeying.
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 by contemporary peoples 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 ($25 donation joyfully accepted), we'll meet for three hours, opening with smudging, calling in the directions and setting sacred space, introductions, and a brief description of how to safely journey 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. If you have a drum or rattle, please bring one, in addition to an eyecovering (eye pillow, bandanna, cloth) and a snuggly blanket or pillow to create comfortable journeying spaces.
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. As we progress together over the months, a core group of repeat attendees and more experienced shamanic practitioners are invited to explore creative, advanced journeywork. Everyone is always welcome to journey on what medicine they need (of course) and we'll have journey topics, ideas, and themes to explore at each meeting as well. A payment plan or other agreement is available for those who cannot afford fees for workshops or events - I strongly believe that the path and education of a healer should always be attainable. Please contact me to explore this option - many thanks!
We'll begin on time at each meeting, and will be ready to welcome members 15 minutes early to get settled. We'll lock the doors promptly at 7pm to open ceremonial space, so please do arrive early to get settled, and allow time to find the space and park. Thanks for attending to that, friends.
IF YOU'VE NEVER JOURNEYED BEFORE: please click here and read this before coming. Many thanks!
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