July Shaman Circle: The Spirit Canoe...for the Bee Nations

This is a fun one, folks!  The spirit canoe is a group shamanic journey, very different from the individual journeys we've been practicing together.  We'll create a very literal 'canoe' with our seated bodies touching one another, surrounded by sacred objects, and take a group journey.  Someone will lead, someone will drum, and the rest of us will row.  We'll head into the lower world together, with our power animals guiding the way.  We'll be sending power and healing to the Bee Nations...bee ready for a magical time!

NOTE:  Please bring sacred objects to help build the sides of the canoe.


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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  • Anna at Vibrant R.

    woohoo! many thanks to everyone in our beautiful spirit canoe...that was fantastic! see you...for the aussies next month! :)

    July 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    10 intrepid explorers cast off from San Francisco in their spirit canoe, and rowed into the heavens, gathering nectar, pollen, the essence of life and all manner of medicines for the bee tribe. We presented it to the heavenly bee queen and were in turn blessed with bee sweetness.

    July 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    figured i would get my "feet wet" in shamanism before the one tribe event in Aug so looking forward to having some fun and connecting

    July 12, 2013

  • elaine b.

    i cant wait to participate in this amazing sounding Canoe Journey!!!ive done lots of journeying and its been awhile since my last&im needing like minded people. to open my heart to,with this new group of seekers on this amazing journey of Life.

    July 1, 2013

  • Angela O.

    I <3 Anna

    June 25, 2013

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