13 Moons Year-Long Shamanic Training
Monday, February 13, 2012 1:34 PM
Starting in April 2012, I'll be teaching/facilitating this year-long series of classes, which is akin to an apprenticeship. We meet once a month, sometimes for a single day, sometimes for both days of a weekend.
Our focus over these thirteen sessions is on building a strong personal spiritual practice in shamanism. For some, this IS the goal. For others, this course helps create a solid foundation for moving into the shamanic healing practices.
Among the projected topics we'll cover: - Journeying in the shamanic realms, including Upper, Middle and Lower Worlds - Building strong and trusting alliances with one's own Power Animals and Guides - Ethical considerations and working from a place of compassion - Working with Spirits of Nature - Crafting tools for spiritual use (including pouches, spun cords, rattles and masks) - Creating ritual and ceremony; working with seasonal themes and energies - Psychopomp and afterlife-related work (aka Death & Dying) - Working with ancestor and descendant spirits - Working with the ecologically-based Medicine for the Earth and Healing with Spiritual Light material - Creation of community within the group for continued studies and support - Techniques for personal healing - Shamanic and other means of divination - Projected: Wild-area field trip, museum visit, sweat lodge and much more At the deepest heart of this year's work is - vitally - the creation of a vibrant personal path within the practice of shamanism.Dates: Class dates for the 2012-2013 series will generally be on the first full weekend of each month, meeting either on both days or just on the Saturday.
Location: We meet in a private Denver-area location, though there will be several "day trips."
Costs: All tuition costs are on a sliding scale within this specific range:- Two-day, full-weekend sessions are $95 to $140. - Single-day meetings are $50 to $75. Following an initial deposit, tuition is paid by the month. Participants should plan to attend all classes, and be prepared to do a realistic amount of independent work between meetings. There is generally no provision for making up missed classes.
NOTE: The Beginning Shamanism weekend workshop or its equivalent is a prerequisite for this training.
If you're interested in this extended training, please do these two things (and in this order, please):
1. Journey about it. Ask your spiritual guides for some
information and direction concerning this step.
2. Contact me by email so you and I can arrange a time to get together. We'll all be working together for the next year, so let's meet first and discuss what's involved, and be clear about our mutual expectations and responsibilities.