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Shamanism is the oldest earth and spirit medicine: it touches that place within us that moves powerfully through time and space, and exists beyond the realm of city folks. Shamanism connects us to nature and to the spirit of all things. It is where our souls speak their own unique language. It is the place our ancestors walked to find the essence within themselves and the elemental nature of all things. It is the place where truth and transformation manifests as power and the spirit within us.

In this meetup, we will connect to the wisdom of shamanism throughout cultures, across continents and back to the beginning of time. We will learn about trance and concentration, and about journeying in the spirit and shifting levels of consciousness to gain healing and empowering states.

On December the 21th, 2012, on the day of the Winter Solstice, the Mayan calendar will end. This is the time of the Harmonic Convergence. Once that date arrives the whole world will be reminded of the ancient ways, and of the bonds of shamanism will start to tie all living things together in a more conscience embrace.

As healers we can help to bring about the Convergence of the Ways that was prophesized in ancient times, and we can also see to it that this convergence comes about in as harmonic ways as possible. We have the power, and tapping the source of raw magic which ties all living things together is possible for all of us as we share our secrets of power.

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Spring Equinox Celebration in Tilden Park

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PLEASE NOTE: RSVP DIRECTLY TO LEADER OF THIS EVENT: Greg Iadarola at [masked], or[masked] Saturday, March 23, 2019. Rain or shine! Where: Tilden Park, East Bay (see link info. below) Time: Gather by 9:45 a.m. in the Andersen Equistrain parking lot (see directions below). We will start hiking to our Apacheta at 10:00 a.m. It will be hard to find us if you are late. Please carpool if possible. Parking: in the lot on the left, across the road to the Es Andersen Equestrian Camp (see link). What: We will be hiking to our Apacheta, about 1 mile along an easy to medium terrain trail. Once at the Apacheta, we will repair, feed, activate and honor the apacheta, Pachamama and the equinox. We will then create an Ayni Despacho. Following our ceremony, we will have a picnic lunch around the Apacheta, (weather permitting). We should be back to the parking lot by around 1 - 2 pm, yet you can stay longer. Bring: food, drinks, snacks, etc. for yourself and to share. Also bring ritual foods both for the Apacheta and the Despacho: cornmeal, tobacco, flowers, shells, crystals, florida water, feathers, grains, fat/butter, small human made items, poems, drawings, etc. These offerings should be natural and biodegradable. Bring your sound makers! Wear clothing appropriate to the weather. Wear good sturdy shoes, sneakers are fine. Who: This ceremony is for PMT mesa carriers, their families and all friends. Please: RSVP via email to Greg Iadarola at [masked], or[masked] so we know you are coming. There is very poor to no cell phone reception in the park. LINK TO GATHERING SITE (Es Anderson Equestrian Camp) FOR EQUINOX CEREMONY IN TILDEN PARK: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Es+Anderson+Equestrian+Camp/@37.8967422,-122.2465703,17.2z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x80857c0bb0f49dff:0x6565b7738d15bed4!8m2!3d37.8984629!4d-122.2464448 FROM THE NORTH: South on 80/580. Exit on Buchanan and go east. Buchanan turns into Marin Ave. Go to Grizzly Peak Blvd. and go south (right) to Shasta Rd. Turn left onto Shasta Rd. This becomes Wildcat Canyon Rd. going right (north) and continue on toward Es Anderson Camp. Just before the road to the camp there will be a parking lot on the left. That’s where we meet. FROM BERKELEY AREA: Navigate to Tilden Park – a good landmark for our meeting place is the Brazilian Room in Tilden Park (located at Shasta Rd and Wildcat Canyon Rd.) Continue east on Wildcat Canyon Road - you will pass the Botanical Gardens on the left on Wildcat Canyon Rd. The link to the Es Anderson Camp will take you to the camp proper, we will gather at the parking lot on the left just before the road to the camp. If you get to Mineral Springs, you have gone too far. FROM LAFAYETTE SIDE - SAN PABLO DAM ROAD/CAMINO PABLO: At Wildcat Canyon Rd – look for signs that say “Tilden Park” turn towards Tilden Park (Rd to East is Bear Creek Rd- to west – Wildcat canyon Rd) Pass Inspiration Point on right, continue past Mineral Springs. The ES Anderson Camp road will be on the left, just past this road is the parking lot, on the right, where we will gather.

Reiki 1 and 2 Retreat - Mount Shasta. Walk the Path of the Healer!

Sacred Valley Healing Center

$525.00

Alan Waugh is offering a weekend retreat in the beautiful Mount Shasta area in Northern California at the base of the mountain that is considered the root chakra of Pachamama/ Mother Earth. The cost of this weekend includes accommodation on the beautiful land of the Sacred Valley Healing Center and all meals of organic, gluten free food. Retreat starts with dinner on Friday evening and ends with lunch on Sunday before departure. click on link or copy to browser to see video about our reiki events https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QgrboizVd4 Mount Shasta is an international destination for spiritual seekers and is considered the root chakra of the earth. Receiving attunements here enhances the potential to deepen quickly your power as a healer. Reiki Master/ Teacher, Shamanic Healer, Alan Waugh is teaching this Reiki 1 and 2 workshop / retreat, in the USUI Reiki tradition. On Friday evening you will learn about the chakra system, the history of Usui Reiki and hand positions for optimum energy balancing. Saturday morning you will receive Reiki 1 attunement and have plenty of time for hands on practice on yourself and other class participants. In the afternoon, we may have time for an excursion to a powerful mountain lake. After dinner you will learn the 3 secret Usui symbols that allow to amp up the flow of energy, for distance healing, mental/emotional healing, send healings into the past or future, to pets and relationships etc. Sunday morning you will be attuned to Reiki Level 2 allowing for an increased flow of Universal life force Reiki energy. Time to practice on others. Receive certificates to show you have been attuned to Reiki 1 and 2. Cost : $525 p.p. including instruction, class material, attunements, certificates, food and lodging. Locals receive a discount if you don’t stay on site or require meals provided by us. Class size limited to 8 people. Reiki is a type of spiritual healing using the universal life force energy that exists naturally, within and without us. If one's life force energy is low or depleted, we are more likely to get sick, feel stressed or anxious. The Reiki practitioner harnesses the energy and allows it to flow through themselves for their own self healing or that of another recipient. When it is increased during a Reiki healing session, the natural chakra balancing that occurs, allows you to feel calmer, more healthy and happy. Because there is no particular religious belief system attached to Reiki is a simple and natural method of spiritual healing and self- improvement for everyone. TEACHER: Alan Waugh Having studied from teachers of many shamanic and energy healing traditions, Alan is an accomplished professional healer and will include insights from his many years of training and practice both in North America and Peru. He has been a volunteer at the bedside with the Zen Hospice project for 20 years and uses Reiki to help the terminally ill transition through their often difficult final days. "Alan Waugh is a very loving, powerful, and trustable shaman and healer. I've had the privilege of participating in several sessions with him (healings and trainings), and have found him to be a wonderful shaman and teacher. After being in Alan's presence, I always leave feeling free, glowing with joy, refreshed, rejuvenated, and most importantly, healed. Alan provides a safe, comfortable, and nurturing space for healing and growth. He has my highest recommendation and utmost gratitude." Katie To read more testimonials on Alan Waugh: https://www.yelp.com/biz/spirit-wisdom-healing-mount-shasta?osq=alan+waugh Alan offers personal retreats at his healing center near Mount Shasta (http://sacredvalleyhealingcenter.com)

Reiki 3 and Teacher Retreat - Mount Shasta

Sacred Valley Healing Center

$575.00

Alan Waugh is offering a weekend retreat in the beautiful Mount Shasta area in Northern California at the base of the mountain that is considered the root chakra of Pachamama/ Mother Earth. The cost of this weekend includes accommodation or camping on the beautiful land of the Sacred Valley Spiritual Retreat and all meals of organic vegetarian food. Retreat starts with dinner on friday evening and lunch on sunday before departure. Cost is $575 all inclusive. $200 Discount given if you wish to sleep and eat off site. $50 discount for each paying friend you bring to the retreat. Mount Shasta is an international destination for spiritual seekers and is considered the root chakra of the earth. Receiving attunements here enhances the potential to deepen quickly your power as healer. Here is a recent email from a client who received a Reiki 3 attunement: "The attunement has had both physical and whole being components. I experienced tingling on my head so intensely in the first week that I actually had someone check my head at one point to see if something was there lol. It felt like electricity at times or someone touching me lightly on the head at other moments. Or/also pressure or a sense of openness in the back/top of my head for the first 3 days. I've had a much clearer stronger connection to messages in general, but especially when working with Reiki on someone. I've also had a lot of things come together in a beautiful way and create complete pictures, whereas I had only part of the pictures previously. I also feel a deep sense of calm and surety of step and being that's different." In this weekend retreat you will be attuned to Reiki Level 3 allowing for maximum flow of Reiki energy flow. Learn the secret Usui Master symbol that incorporates all the 3 symbols from Reiki 2, into one. Learn about setting up a Reiki Healing Practice, learn relaxation techniques and techniques of how to talk with new clients to put them at ease. Learn how to use a pendulum for diagnostic work and how to use the Master symbol to unwind, stuck energy. Learn how to incorporate Some Shamanic Practices into Reiki. Time to practice on others. Build sacred community. On the second day you will learn how to offer transmission of the Reiki atunements. How to structure and teach a Reiki class. At the end of the weekend you will come away with all the tools needed to start a career as a Reiki teacher. Pre requisite- already received Reiki 1 and 2 attunements and have experience of giving at least 5 full Reiki sessions . Go on to learn Shamanistic Reiki in a weekend workshop/ retreat with Alan who developed this powerful practice This retreat will be taught by Alan Waugh, who works as a Shamanic Healer/ Teacher/ Ceremonialist and Reiki practitioner in the Mount Shasta area and internationally. He leads groups to the Peruvian jungle. See his web site www.spiritwisdomhealing.com (http://www.spiritwisdomhealing.com/) for more info about his practice, trips to Peru and to discuss the retreat, or schedule an appointment. Alan offers personal retreats at his healing center near Mount Shasta www.sacredvalleyhealingcenter.com "Alan Waugh is a very loving, powerful, and trustable shaman and healer. I've had the privilege of participating in several sessions with him (healings and trainings), and have found him to be a wonderful shaman and teacher. After being in Alan's presence, I always leave feeling free, glowing with joy, refreshed, rejuvenated, and most importantly, healed. Alan provides a safe, comfortable, and nurturing space for healing and growth. He has my highest recommendation and utmost gratitude." Katie To read more testimonials on Alan Waugh: https://www.yelp.com/biz/spirit-wisdom-healing-mount-shasta?osq=alan+waugh

Reiki 1 and 2 Retreat - Mount Shasta. Walk the Path of the Healer!

Sacred Valley Healing Center

$525.00

Alan Waugh is offering a weekend retreat in the beautiful Mount Shasta area in Northern California at the base of the mountain that is considered the root chakra of Pachamama/ Mother Earth. The cost of this weekend includes accommodation on the beautiful land of the Sacred Valley Healing Center and all meals of organic, gluten free food. Retreat starts with dinner on Friday evening and ends with lunch on Sunday before departure. click on link or copy to browser to see video about our reiki events https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QgrboizVd4 Mount Shasta is an international destination for spiritual seekers and is considered the root chakra of the earth. Receiving attunements here enhances the potential to deepen quickly your power as a healer. Reiki Master/ Teacher, Shamanic Healer, Alan Waugh is teaching this Reiki 1 and 2 workshop / retreat, in the USUI Reiki tradition. On Friday evening you will learn about the chakra system, the history of Usui Reiki and hand positions for optimum energy balancing. Saturday morning you will receive Reiki 1 attunement and have plenty of time for hands on practice on yourself and other class participants. In the afternoon, we may have time for an excursion to a powerful mountain lake. After dinner you will learn the 3 secret Usui symbols that allow to amp up the flow of energy, for distance healing, mental/emotional healing, send healings into the past or future, to pets and relationships etc. Sunday morning you will be attuned to Reiki Level 2 allowing for an increased flow of Universal life force Reiki energy. Time to practice on others. Receive certificates to show you have been attuned to Reiki 1 and 2. Cost : $525 p.p. including instruction, class material, attunements, certificates, food and lodging. Locals receive a discount if you don’t stay on site or require meals provided by us. Class size limited to 8 people. Reiki is a type of spiritual healing using the universal life force energy that exists naturally, within and without us. If one's life force energy is low or depleted, we are more likely to get sick, feel stressed or anxious. The Reiki practitioner harnesses the energy and allows it to flow through themselves for their own self healing or that of another recipient. When it is increased during a Reiki healing session, the natural chakra balancing that occurs, allows you to feel calmer, more healthy and happy. Because there is no particular religious belief system attached to Reiki is a simple and natural method of spiritual healing and self- improvement for everyone. TEACHER: Alan Waugh Having studied from teachers of many shamanic and energy healing traditions, Alan is an accomplished professional healer and will include insights from his many years of training and practice both in North America and Peru. He has been a volunteer at the bedside with the Zen Hospice project for 20 years and uses Reiki to help the terminally ill transition through their often difficult final days. "Alan Waugh is a very loving, powerful, and trustable shaman and healer. I've had the privilege of participating in several sessions with him (healings and trainings), and have found him to be a wonderful shaman and teacher. After being in Alan's presence, I always leave feeling free, glowing with joy, refreshed, rejuvenated, and most importantly, healed. Alan provides a safe, comfortable, and nurturing space for healing and growth. He has my highest recommendation and utmost gratitude." Katie To read more testimonials on Alan Waugh: https://www.yelp.com/biz/spirit-wisdom-healing-mount-shasta?osq=alan+waugh Alan offers personal retreats at his healing center near Mount Shasta (http://sacredvalleyhealingcenter.com)

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Reiki 3 and Teacher Retreat - Mount Shasta

Sacred Valley Healing Center

$575.00

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