38 Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA
MONTHLY SHAMAN CIRCLE DETAILS:
Blessings to you! Welcome to the Shaman Circle, a space for shamanic practitioners and the shamanically curious to explore, honor, and practice shamanic journeying.
SOME BACKGROUND ON SHAMANISM:
Shamanism is one of the oldest traditions in our human heritage - we two leggeds have had some form of shamanic practice in each of our ancestral cultures on planet earth since time began. In early times, when our ancestors were unsure of what medicine plants to use, where to hunt for game, how to help a sick or injured clanmate heal, or how to work in harmony with the life-giving spirits of nature, a shaman would enter an altered state of consciousness, and journey in non-ordinary reality for information, and healing. Shamans served their community by working closely with helping spirits, and keeping their tribes or clans safe, healthy, happy, and connected to the natural world.
Today, many traditional ways of knowing are being embraced again as a means for healing and wholeness, including shamanism. In the US, the practice of 'core shamanism' draws on universal shamanic techniques and ideas. Based in core shamanism, the Shaman Circle offers a safe, joyful space to explore shamanic journeying and practice. Through listening to shamanic drumming and rattling, we'll enter non-ordinary reality and explore different shamanic worlds. Everyone can learn to journey, and work with compassionate beings to gain information about our life paths, insight into our struggles, help solve problems, and offer healing for all of creation.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT CIRCLE:
At each monthly event, we'll meet for three hours. We'll introduce ourselves, call in the directions together, and cover a brief description of how to journey safely for beginners. We'll have time for two journeys with live drumming, and sharing around them for those who want to. We'll close with checking in, honoring and releasing the directions, and blessings. Please bring an eyepillow, a journal, and snuggy blanket to journey comfortably.
Folks brand new to shamanic practice are welcome to come and experience beginning journeys, like how to meet a power animal or helping spirit, and more experienced folks are welcome to come and deepen in our practice. Everyone is always welcome to journey on what medicine they need (of course) and we'll have a monthly suggested theme to explore as a group at each meeting.
We'll meet 15 minutes before the event begins, and lock the doors promptly at the beginning of the event with no exceptions. The nature of the work we do requires a sacred vessel, and we're diligent about closing the space to create it -thanks for your understanding. Please arrive early, allow time to find the space and park, and bring exact cash or check for energy exchange. Thanks for attending to that, friends.
Shamanic practice is a profoundly wonderful experience - we have access to helping spirits who love us unconditionally, and joyfully. I invite you to come build relationships with your allies, and community.
Anna, Vibrant Reiki
Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.