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Rev. Zan Benham has worn many hats during her tenure here on earth. She is an ordained Interfaith, Universal New Thought Minister and a Sufi Cherag. She is also an energy worker, a certified hypnotist, a shamanic practitioner, Reiki Master teacher, motivational speaker and Wisdom of Avalon Oracle Card reader. She has studied metaphysics for over 40 years practicing and integrating religious/spiritual philosophies from east to west into her work to help empower others into embracing their own Divine Connection.

Rev. Zan aka Butterfly Deerwoman is also a ceremonialist, active in Native American Healing Circles. She has led many Sweat Lodges, Shamanic Journeys, and leads an annual Drum Making Workshop. She is honored to be a bearer of the Sacred Medicine Pipe, in the tradition of the late Sun Bear. Her many Shaman led trips to Peru have enhanced her shamanic and intuitive practices.

Rev. Zan regularly teaches Reiki Certification classes and facilitates weekly classes on Tuesday nights at Unity of Sarasota on Living the Law of Attraction.

Rev. Zan’s journey is and has been that of a catalyst; to serve in the spiritual re-awakening to understanding our inter-connectedness with Divine Source, one another and all things. She is grateful for the opportunity to serve.

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SHAMAN JOURNEY EXPERIENCE On Zoom

Rising Tide International

Mid Winter ~ New year ~ New Beginnings Calling on Journeyers to awaken and revitalize anew, the Shaman within you, in this first Journey of 2021. This is an excellent time to clear, clarify, release, observe and reflect on the opportunities for you in this coming year. You are being asked to flow with ease towards your highest goals and expectations, in order for you to reach potentials with joy and inner peace. We are asked to carry ourselves to this place, knowing that change is inevitable and all is well. This journey takes place in the heart of winter. On the Native American Medicine Wheel, winter is represented by the North Gate, the element of the mineralized earth necessary for our survival. Here we honor all gifts from the Earth Mother. It is also midnight or twilight on the Wheel, a time to envision, imagine and dream into being our desired outcomes! Here, Buffalo teaches us resilience and Wolf, loyalty. It is a time for clarification and purification to make way for the new. This is known as the time of the in-between, after the end of the harvest,(our reaping) and before the beginnings, the planting season of Spring, (our sowing.) Our goals are as seeds that are plucked when ripe, and re-seeded for new growth. We live on Earth, so adhering to her seasons, make our lives easier. We are now as the fetus growing in the womb. ABOUT THIS SHAMAN JOURNEY For those of you unfamiliar with this practice, a Shaman Journey Experience is a guided meditation enhanced by the heartbeat of the large mother drum. The Journey takes us down and out through dimensions of our imagination where reality and dream time interweave into a perfect tapestry based on each person’s own special rhythms, understandings, frequencies, and needs. Guides, allies, ancestors and totems await for us just beyond the veil, and rejoice in hearing our requests. They are always there to serve us and receive great pleasure from this. This is their job! Through the reverberation of the drum, inner gateways of frequencies unfold with insights for healing and understanding, according to each person’s individuals need. The Journey itself is approximately 30 to 40 min. The rest is preparation and processing. The fee is $25, payable in advance by 6pm, Thursday, January 28th. A confirmation email will be sent to each participant following this payment, and each will receive the Zoom Link along with instructions to help you create a sacred space for yourself, for an awesome journey! To RSVP, contact Rev. Zan Benham, Butterfly Deerwoman at [masked] or call her at[masked]. For more info go to www.woman-spirit.com. Payments can be made on Paypal or Zelle using this email address below. You may also send cash or check to me at, 2839 Trinidad St, Sarasota, FL[masked]

UNIVERSAL SERVICE

Rising Tide International

Rev. Zan Benham will be facilitating Sunday’s Universal Service On Zoom: http//zoom.us/j/[masked] Password: RTI2020 The Universal Service is an egalitarian service that celebrates all of humanity’s religions and spiritual traditions on a single altar. Scriptures, songs, prayers, chants, and offerings from each of the religious traditions is accompanied with universalist prayers that honor all faiths as lights serving humanity’s unfoldment. A candle is lit representing the light of each of these religions. These services are led by Reverend Cherags, who rotate with one another each week throughout the year.

UNIVERSAL SERVICE

Rising Tide International

Rev. Zan Benham will be facilitating Sunday’s Universal Service On Zoom: http//zoom.us/j/[masked] Password: RTI2020 The Universal Service is an egalitarian service that celebrates all of humanity’s religions and spiritual traditions on a single altar. Scriptures, songs, prayers, chants, and offerings from each of the religious traditions is accompanied with universalist prayers that honor all faiths as lights serving humanity’s unfoldment. A candle is lit representing the light of each of these religions. These services are led by Reverend Cherags, who rotate with one another each week throughout the year.

UNIVERSAL SERVICE

Rising Tide International

Rev. Zan Benham will be facilitating Sunday’s Universal Service On Zoom: http//zoom.us/j/[masked] Password: RTI2020 The Universal Service is an egalitarian service that celebrates all of humanity’s religions and spiritual traditions on a single altar. Scriptures, songs, prayers, chants, and offerings from each of the religious traditions is accompanied with universalist prayers that honor all faiths as lights serving humanity’s unfoldment. A candle is lit representing the light of each of these religions. These services are led by Reverend Cherags, who rotate with one another each week throughout the year.

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