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January Shaman Circle: Meeting the Consciousness of 2013

Happy New Year, folks! Every year in January, we cast ourselves between the worlds to speak to the spirit of the upcoming year. As we peer curiously into the blank slate of 2013 and Serpent Year, we can plant seeds of intention, ask for information about upcoming energies, and learn what's coming for us on our earthwalks as we grow, play, and evolve together in joyful ways. This is a powerful way to begin the year - I'm looking forward to seeing you in circle!

Blessings to you! 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 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.

Doors open 15 minutes early to get settled before the event begins. We'll lock the doors promptly at the beginning of the event with no exceptions, to open ceremonial space, so please 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.

Happy healing,
Anna, Vibrant Reiki

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  • Dana S.

    It was fabboooo and can't wait for the next months quest!

    January 30, 2013

  • Dana S.

    the rest of that post, what a beeeeutiful first Journey I had with y'all I so look forward to all my new family has to share and vise-versa whooooo-Raaaaaa!

    January 28, 2013

  • Dana S.

    Anna and Herschell

    January 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Big Turnout! Must have been a lot of Shaman New Year's eve resolutions. I hope everyone sticks to it, and comes back for more.

    1 · January 28, 2013

  • Anna at Vibrant R.

    WOOHOO!! y'all are amazing. thank you so much for such a beyootiful evening! :)

    January 28, 2013

  • Julie D.

    Good to see you.

    January 27, 2013

  • fereshteh k.


    I jus registered for myself but by mistake i added i guess. Please reserve just for one person. thanks

    January 8, 2013

  • Dana S.

    Hiya, anything I need to know? I'm a circle virgin

    January 3, 2013

    • Anna at Vibrant R.

      aloha dana! the only suggestion is to peruse the 'read this before coming' pdf, linked in the meetup description. other than that, a journal, a snuggy blanket, and willingness to leap between the worlds is all you'll need. see you soon! :)

      January 7, 2013

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