South Jersey Metaphysical - Shamanic Meetup Monthly Meetup

  • December 21, 2012 · 4:00 PM
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Hello All!
Happy Day to you all. I am changing the date and time of this
meeting to December 21st. This is a day with lots of special energies and am looking forward to tapping into those.

The meetup will be a Despacho. This is a prayer bundle ceremony used in Peru. As stated, it is a ceremony and will be treated as such. A mandala will be created as a colorful offering with things taken from Nature and all of our prayers in individual prayer bundles (kintu) and wrapped and then burned in a fire to send them out quickly. Typically you bring a small gift of appreciation to the shaman. This does not necessarily mean something of monetary value, it is something meaningful from the giftor. I have seen anything from a flower to a bottle of wine and all things inbetween. During the ceremony there will be little discussion if any and I will offer instructions as we go.

I want to make sure we are finished in time to have a bite to eat and then go to the Drum Circle/Crystal Bowl Meditation that is taking place at 7pm. If you want info about that just let me know.

In Munay,


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  • Michelle S.

    Laurie- One quick question- The Drum Circle\Crystal bowl Meditation- it that at the same location? I want to join and am trying to work out planning. I need to be in Cherry Hill around 9pm and wanted to see if I would be able to be a part of this as well. Thank you again. munay- michelle

    December 19, 2012

    • Laurie M.

      Hi Michelle...glad to hear you are coming on Friday. The Drum Circle\Crystal bowl Meditation is not at the same location. That will be in Medford. I can send you the flyer if you like. It is hosted by someone else and has a cost associated with it of $27. Let me know if you want me to send the flyer to you.

      December 19, 2012

    • Michelle S.

      Yes- please that would be great! Thank you very much!

      December 20, 2012

  • Avigail F.

    Hi Laurie,

    Pat and I are going to be there this time! I have just heard from another friend, Sue Lazarchick, she wants to try the group as well, and I am wondering if you have room for another guest. Please reply as soon as possible! If it is alright, I will be there with Sheila Rosen, and Sue, and Pat Johnson.
    We will see you tomorrow! Are we suppose to bring anything other than a small gift, such as a snacking item? Thank you, Gail

    December 20, 2012

    • Laurie M.

      Hi Gail!It will be nice to see you. Yes, you can bring someone else just add them to your RSVP. Please note that it is at 4pm. Pat has already RSVP'd for herself. You can bring something for after the ceremony if you would like to. I will leave a bit of time to eat before leaving for the Drumming/Crystal Bowl Meditation in Medford. Let me know if you have any other questions. ~Laurie

      December 20, 2012

  • Andrew M. C.

    Hi, I am just writing to confirm that it will be in Hammonton. It is not in Medford right? The message from a few hours ago was pretty clear, but God knows I've been wrong before. I just don't want to be late and disturb anyone w/ my lateness.

    I'm more or less writing out of an overabundance of caution.



    December 19, 2012

    • Laurie M.

      Yes, the Despacho ceremony is in Hammonton.

      December 19, 2012

  • Louis A.

    me and my friend are new to this is there anything we should know or bring

    December 11, 2012

    • Laurie M.

      Hi Louis...There will be many who has not had this experience before. This will be the first time I have done this ceremony for this particular meetup group so you will not be alone. Most of the meeting will be in silence as it is a ceremony and prayer bundle. Make sure you are on time as I will get started not much after 4 pm. I look forward to meeting you!!! ~Laurie

      1 · December 11, 2012

    • Louis A.

      Thank you Laurie. My friend and I are looking forward to Friday

      December 19, 2012

  • Michelle S.

    Laurie, I am so excited to have found all of you. Thank you for putting this together! I can't wait to be a part of it!

    December 19, 2012

  • Ceci

    Laurie, This sounds wonderful. Thanks for doing this! Ceci

    December 13, 2012

  • shirley b.

    if others are interested i would love to see and hear about your crystals.

    December 7, 2012

    • Laurie M.

      Hi Shirley! I would love to talk about crystals! Maybe we can make that for January. I am shifting the December meeting so see the details above.

      December 10, 2012

  • isiah

    Need a ride

    December 3, 2012

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