Special Event: Ecstatic Body Postures
7:30 to 9:00 pm
Hundreds of statues and figurines of people in various positions have been found in archeological & anthropological sites among cultures all over the world. The similarities of these figurines is quite striking. In the late 1970s, Dr. Felicitas Goodman began an examination of the effects of holding the body in these positions, combined with drumming or rattling. She and her students found that they each produce fascinatingly consistent trance experiences.
In this circle we will journey using one or two of the postures to experience how they might influence or enhance our experience.
Here are two references for more information:
Ecstatic Body Postures Article
Download the handout from the Austin Shamanism Meetup Files area
This Circle is for anyone interested in shamanic practice. Shamanism is not a religion or a dogma. It is not dependent on any particular organizational structure or belief system, but is a practical world view based on ancient understanding of the relationships between humans and nature or Spirit. The shamanic perspective on life and living is extremely relevant to the challenges and concerns of our modern world and ordinary life experiences, and is compatible with all religious and spiritual beliefs.
What to bring with you?
In addition to curiosity and willingness to explore something new, bring a journal or notebook with you to record your journey and insights that you receive. Wear comfortable clothes for floor seating on pillows and yoga blankets. If you have a hand drum, feel free to bring it, but it is not necessary. You might also bring a bandanna or blindfold to cover your eyes.
A $10 contribution requested to cover time and space rental. RSVP is requested for attendance. PayPal is available, but not required. You can also pay by cash or check at the door.