What we're about

Shamanic learning is experiential. Only when you have experience do you really have intelligent questions and insights based on a direct encounter with reality. In the West, however, we emphasize talking and explaining first; then maybe have an experience that validates what we decide is real.

This group is about learning and experiencing the powerful potential of shamanic techniques and rituals that can be practiced in everyday life. We encourage you to join us, to experience shamanic practice first-hand, and then to test what you learn in your everyday life. This is the way to incorporate spirit guidance and wisdom.

The group meets several times a month for drum journeys, trance practices, workshops, and retreats. This group does not use or advocate the use of psychogenic substances.

The core of this group has been meeting regularly since 2003, but everyone of all experience levels is welcome. As an established group, our circles are supportive, high-energy, and often astounding in content.

We meet weekly for explorations in shamanic journeying, healing ritual, music and movement, and other practices. There is something happening every week! Membership in this group is free. We do ask for a contribution of $10 per person to cover time and space rental for meetings.

Learn more on our website: http://www.shamaniccommunityaustin.com

An Important Note About Teacher Plants and Other Substances
As expressed above, this group does not advocate the use of psychogenic substances in any of our events. The reason for this is that the journey work we do is inherently trance-inducing and may be harmful to the person under the influence of such substances. In addition, such use generally is disruptive to the energy of the circle, as well as distracting to other participants.

Therefore, if someone attends any event under the influence of mind-altering drugs or other substances, they will be asked to leave. Repeated violations may result in the person being banned from the group.

Upcoming events (5)

[Online] Modern-Day Shamanic Practices

Online event

Modern-Day Shamanic Practices
with Bill

** PLEASE NOTE:
Zoom login information will be posted here an hour before this event.

How do we successfully practice shamanism in this modern, technically advanced world? Very well, actually. We are not cave dwellers nor nomads of the ancient world, we are citizens of this electronic, concrete, automobile world. Come and explore with Bill how to practice living shamanic in this world we live in now.

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Here are some protocols that will help enhance the circle for you and other attendees:

• Check the Meetup description 1-2 hours before the start time to get the link and password for the evening.
• Log in to meetings 10-15 minutes early. While in the waiting room, use the time to smudge yourself, play your drum, or rattle to help you let go of your day and become more present. The circle will begin on time, and it helps if you are already set.
• When you log in, your video and audio will be turned off. We would love to see you, though, so you can choose to turn your video on! Please leave your audio off unless you want to speak or ask a question. That reduces distracting background noise.
• Please rename your login to include the name you use in Meetup. This helps us determine who we might not want to let in.
• The virtual door will be locked at 8:10 to reduce distraction by latecomers. So please be on time. Unfortunately, if you get dropped, you may not be able to rejoin, especially once the journey begins.
• Be aware that many people will use the “Gallery” view so they can see the whole group. If you are using a phone or tablet, please set it in place. Movement and extraneous activity can be very distracting, so please keep that at a minimum. If you become distracting, the facilitator may turn off your camera.
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While attendance for this event is free, please consider contributing to help us to keep making payments for our Zero Gravity studio rent, that would be most appreciated. http://bit.ly/sca_contribution

We would also like to offer some resources that should be helpful to you. Please do take advantage of them when you need to. They are free to download here: http://bit.ly/spi_resources.

Also, be sure to join the email list (http://bit.ly/sca-email) in order to be informed of other news and opportunities, as well as the SCA Website at www.ShamanicCommunityAustin.com.

If you are unfamiliar with Zoom, when you click on the link, you will be directed to download the free (and safe) Zoom application. It works on iPhones, Android, tablets, and computers. (You might do this ahead of time in case you encounter installation issues, which happens sometimes.) When you log in, your video and audio will be turned off. We would love to see you, though, so you can choose to turn your video on! Please leave your audio off unless you want to speak or ask a question. That reduces distracting background noise.

We hope that you are doing well. Please remember to rest and take care of yourself, and to be kind to others. We will all come through this working together.

[Online] Deepening Journey: Creating and Maintaining Intention

[Online] Deepening Journey: Creating and Maintaining Intention
Host: Nate Long "Owl"

An intention is a directed impulse of consciousness that contains the seed form of that which you aim to create. Like real seeds, intentions can’t grow if you hold on to them. Only when you release your intentions into the fertile depths of your consciousness can they grow and flourish.
-- Deepak Chopra

Go on a deep journey to investigate how to create, maintain and use intention in the most optimal and productive ways possilbe.

The Deepening Circle is designed for you to take your shamanic practice to a deeper level. With suggested intentions, this journey will assist to enhance and improve your relationships with your spirit guides and understand better how to move about your journey. Each month's Deepening journey will be hosted by an experienced facilitator, allowing for a safe and sacred experience.

** PLEASE NOTE: TO PROVIDE A SAFE CONTAINER FOR THIS EVENT, ONLY THOSE WHO RSVP WILL BE ADMITTED.

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Join Zoom Meeting

Shamanic Community is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Zoom login instructions will be updated here the day of the event and an email will be sent to all who have RSVP'd "yes". Please RSVP to ensure you are notified.

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Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to settle in. While in the waiting room, it is a good opportunity to rattle or sage yourself to prepare. Access to the circle will be locked at 8:05, so please do not be late!

- Please join in promptly to be sure to be admitted!
- Feel free to have some sage or other cleansing options available.

This class on shamanic practice was designed for those new and relatively new to shamanism and shamanic journeying. It will serve as an excellent introduction for you to begin and enhance your shamanic practice. Everyone is welcome to attend!

While attendance for this event is free, please consider contributing to help us to keep making payments for our Zero Gravity studio rent, that would be most appreciated. http://bit.ly/sca_contribution

After getting settled in and oriented, we will begin at 8:05 with calling the directions and a short round of drumming to help let go of the day. A group discussion will follow, and a virtual journey. We plan to end by 9:15.

We would also like to offer some resources that should be helpful to you. Please do take advantage of them when you need to. They are free to download here: http://bit.ly/spi_resources.

Also, be sure to join the email list (http://bit.ly/sca-email) in order to be informed of other news and opportunities, as well as the SCA Website at www.ShamanicCommunityAustin.com.

If you are unfamiliar with Zoom, when you click on the link, you will be directed to download the free (and safe) Zoom application. It works on iPhones, Android, tablets, and computers. (You might do this ahead of time in case you encounter installation issues, which happens sometimes.) When you log in, your video and audio will be turned off. We would love to see you, though, so you can choose to turn your video on! Please leave your audio off unless you want to speak or ask a question. That reduces distracting background noise.

We hope that you are doing well. Please remember to rest and take care of yourself, and to be kind to others. We will all come through this working together.

[Online] Community Fireside Chat

Online event

Community Fireside Chat
with Gerry Starnes M.Ed. (Falcon)
Founder of the Shamanic Community of Austin

An important part of any community is to connect and share with each other, even when we might not be able to be together in person for a while. Join us in this virtual weekly community chat to share pieces of life and how we are doing. (Bring your own marshmallows or chocolate!)

** PLEASE NOTE: IN ORDER TO PROVIDE A SAFE CONTAINER FOR THIS EVENT, THE LINK TO THIS CIRCLE WILL BE POSTED ON THE EVENT DESCRIPTION. HOWEVER, ONLY THOSE WHO RSVP WILL BE ABLE TO SEE IT. YOU CAN RSVP ANYTIME BEFORE THE EVENT CLOSES TO FIND THE LINK.

Here are some protocols that will help enhance the circle for you and other attendees:

• Check the Meetup description 1-2 hours before the start time to get the link and password for the evening.
• Log in to meetings 10-15 minutes early. While in the waiting room, use the time to smudge yourself, play your drum, or rattle to help you let go of your day and become more present. The circle will begin on time, and it helps if you are already set.
• When you log in, your video and audio will be turned off. We would love to see you, though, so you can choose to turn your video on! Please leave your audio off unless you want to speak or ask a question. That reduces distracting background noise.
• Please rename your login to include the name you use in Meetup. This helps us determine who we might not want to let in.
• The virtual door will be locked at 8:10 to reduce distraction by latecomers. So please be on time. Unfortunately, if you get dropped, you may not be able to rejoin, especially once the journey begins.
• Be aware that many people will use the “Gallery” view so they can see the whole group. If you are using a phone or tablet, please set it in place. Movement and extraneous activity can be very distracting, so please keep that at a minimum. If you become distracting, the facilitator may turn off your camera.

Thank you! And see you soon!

Gerry / Falcon

May 2021 Drum and Rattle Making Workshop

Lotus Bend Sanctuary

Lindsay and I are pleased to offer this workshop! Making your own drum and rattle adds unique intention and allows for a personal relationship with your tools.

Please go to the Blue Eye Art event description page to get all information on this event, including pricing and procedures.
http://blueeyeart.com/2021/03/spring-2021-drum-and-rattle-making-workshop/
Please read over all info carefully and don’t hesitate to contact me if you have questions!
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When:
Saturday, May 15th,[masked]:00PM Rattle Making … will wrap up at 2:00PM
2:00PM Drum Making … closing at 5:00PM

Sunday, May 16th,[masked]:00AM Rattle Making … finishing
4:30PM Drum and Rattle Blessing Ceremony. This is open to the community and everyone is welcome.

Location:
Location: Lotus Bend Sanctuary
2808 Robin Rd, Manchaca, TX[masked]https://goo.gl/maps/G1ibtRfiqfm4TtRR8

Please try to arrive early so we can begin on time.

The making of drums and rattles for the purpose of Shamanic work has been done for centuries. Making these sacred tools with proper intent and integrity is necessary when bringing such a wonderful ally and tool into this world. With this in mind, this drum and rattle making workshop is offered and held only after creating a sacred space and with proper integrity. When complete, we will bring these new young drums and rattles into this world with sacred ceremony.

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