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The leader of this Meet Up group, Grandfather Rick McBride, is away participating in the Sundance Ceremony at the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation in South Dakota during this period (Friday, June 17 to Friday, July 1). Many more Meet ups for July will be posted after he returns.
Native American Medicine Shields Saturday 9 July, 10:00am to 3:00pm, 62 page manual, materials. Led by Grandfather Rick McBride
NOTE: Pre-registration by 5 July, prepayment required.
"As always, grandfather Rick took us on and through our issues; mental, emotional, and spiritual growth. A superb workshop!" DS, Coral Springs, FL
The Medicine Shield is a tool that can help you understand your life patterns, especially those that work against you. Once you understand the underlying cause of any given negative behavior, and decide what you do want in your life, you then establish a working relationship with one or more Animal Medicine Helper.
This information is built into a physical shield, which you will learn how to use to achieve your goals. A Medicine Shield is a tool that will help you develop singleness of purpose, the necessary consciousness to redirect old patterns by consistently focusing on what you do want, rather than trying to directly eliminate self-defeating habits.
"Medicine Shields again hit the nail on the head for me!...The workshop was extremely informative, fun and in my opinion an extremely important and useful tool for everyday use." LGK, West Palm Beach, FL
Your Shield will become an object of beauty, something you'll want to look at and to work with: It won't be a "chore" to spend time with your Shield and the Medicine Helper(s) that you will have created a relationship with. It can be adapted to many uses. Once you learn how it works, you can make a Shield for virtually any good purpose.
Rick McBride's heritage is Ani'yunwi'ya (Cherokee) who has been active ceremonially for over 35 years. He was named Cante Lute (Schan-tay Lou-tuh) by the spirits through his sundance chief, which means Red Heart. He is a 19-year sundancer and has been traditionally trained and authorized to lead ceremonies, such as initi (purification lodge), prayer with the Canunpah (Pipe), drum healing and so forth.
Native American Hand Drumming Circle led by Grandfather Rick McBride; Donation. Please arrive promptly and please note this is an INDOOR drum circle. Traditional preparation, songs in the Lakota language, and drums to loan.
There is no charge for Ceremony, but donations are accepted to support the continuation of the circle. It is traditional for women to wear skirts or dresses to Native American Ceremony. Please arrive promptly; it is important for everyone to be present at the start of the Ceremony.
Rick McBride is mixedblood Ani'yunwi'ya (Cherokee) who has walked the Red Road in ceremony for some 40 years. He was named Cante Lute (Schan-tay Lou-tuh) by the spirits through his sundance chief, which means Red Heart. He completed his 18th sundance last June on the Cheyenne River Res. in South Dakota and is traditionally trained to lead ceremonies, such as initi (purification lodge), prayer with the Canunpah (Pipe), drum healing and so forth. For further information, visit his website: www.mixedblood.info (https://mixedblood.info/index.htm) NOTE: Grandfather Rick builds drums. If you have interest in acquiring one of his drums, or you would like to build your own in a 1-on-1 workshop, follow this link to the DRUM PAGE (https://mixedblood.info/drum workshop.htm) on his website.
The Teachings of the Medicine Wheel with Grandfather Rick McBride. NOTE: This is a one day intensive workshop.
$75 deposit REQUIRED Due Sunday 1 May. Zelle payment to Cynthia Mong at[masked] (preferred) or https://paypal.me/iwt2016
The Medicine Wheel is perhaps the single most profound "life tool" known in the ancient Americas. Nobody can say for sure just how old it is. But we do know it has survived into modern times for one reason; it works.
It is at once a mirror, reflecting your true nature back to you, and a guide providing you with a clear path to get where you want to be. It is fluid, dynamic, accessible, completely relevant, and capable of helping you create a high-quality life.
The teaching of the original Medicine Wheel came to me from Heyemeohsts Storm, a Cheyenne elder, over 28 years ago. You will not find these teachings in any long-drawn out (expensive) workshop, or Euro-centric book.
You will be proficient in creating an effective Wheel that will yield immediate answers and guidance, as well as start you on a journey of learning the Wheel on deeper levels, at your pace and capacity.
You need no previous knowledge of Red Road teachings to benefit from this incredible tool that has guided indigenes for literally thousands of years.
LIMITED to five (5) participants. $175 includes 45 page manual. Follow the link below:
Rick McBride is mixedblood Tsalagi (Cherokee) who has been active ceremonially for over 38 years. He was named Cante Lute (Schan-tay Lou-tuh) by the spirits through his sundance chief, which means Red Heart. He is a sundancer and has been traditionally trained and authorized to lead ceremonies, such as initi (purification lodge), prayer with the Canunpah (Pipe), drum healing and so forth. It has taken him years of dedicated interaction with many Elders, as well as his activities as ceremonial leader to get to this place in his life.
Prepayment of deposit is required. Dress comfortably, bring hydrating drink, a good lunch, and floor cushion (if you like.)