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November Shaman Circle: Personal rituals to release the past

Most of you lovelies know that I teach a 16 month intensive based on Inka medicine ways - we're currently in the South portion of the medicine wheel, where we shed our past with Great Mother Serpent.  This month in circle, we'll run with that theme...

We'll journey to our compassionate helping spirits, and ask to receive a personal healing ritual for each of us to release the past.

Just as we can't receive new treasure in our outstretched hands if we're holding onto handfuls of garbage, we can't welcome new joy into our lives when we're clinging to the past.  So...let's learn how we can each use powerful, personalized ritual to let go of old story and the past.  Welcome to our glorious, joyful futures!  Woot!

PLEASE NOTE: We've signed a locked door policy at our venue, The Center SF.  We'll meet outside at 5:45pm and walk in together promptly at 6pm...the policy doesn't allow for any late arrivals, and the door will be locked at 6pm sharp.  Thanks for arriving early, and we'll see you soon!  :)

FIRST TIMERS: If you've never journeyed before, please click here and read this 'how to' before coming to circle. Many thanks!

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.

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.

    Beautiful evening, folks! :)

    1 · November 25, 2013

  • Rene M.

    Not ready for this yet. Will join you when I am ready.

    November 19, 2013

  • Mark

    Sad to miss this month however I relocate on 22Nov. Hope to make future events when schedules align! ;-)

    November 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello, I am new to MeetUp and new to Shamanism. I would like to learn more about the group and about Shamanism in general and am hoping someone can point me toward some resources. Thank you.

    November 1, 2013

    • Anna at Vibrant R.

      aloha vincent! the best suggestions I have for you sandra ingermans book on beginning shamanic journeying, and come join us in circle. experiential practice is, in my experience, the best way to learn. many blessings!

      November 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you Anna. Will do. I hope to see you soon.

      November 4, 2013

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