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 (4+)

[Online] Friday Sunset Chat

Online event

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

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:

• 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

[Online] Journey Circle with Nate Long "Owl"

Online event

Journey Circle with Nate Long "Owl"

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

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Join Zoom Meeting

Zoom link and password will be shared here an hour before this event and will be shared as both a comment and emailed to those who RSVP.
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Please join in promptly to be sure to be admitted!
Feel free to have some sage or other cleansing options available.

The Shamanic Journey is a practice to reach in and touch, communicate and gain insight from an "other side". Journeying can connect you with spirit animals, ancestors and guides. It can also allow you to visit strange and not-so-strange places and discover new perspectives providing answers to your most pressing questions and needs.

Tonight there will be a featured video track... feel free to use your own drum and drum along with your sound muted.
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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] Stories to Explore the Darkness - A Night of Halloween Stories

Stories to Explore the Darkness - A Night of Halloween Stories
with Bill (the Storyteller)

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

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Zoom information to be provided to those who RSVP

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Stories to Explore the Darkness
Halloween is traditionally when the Otherworld draws close. We respond to this special time by using imagination to explore our relationship to darkness, fear, and death. Join us for a special circle where we honor the ancestors by listening to stories that proclaim our fears and explore our mortality. (Some of these stories may be overwhelming for young children and/or triggering for adults with a history of trauma. Please use your best judgment.)

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.

If you are new to the group or new to the shamanic journey, you will find these articles on the Meetup Message Board to be very useful prior to attending:

The Shamanic Journey process (http://www.gerrystarnes.com/drumjourney.html)
The Journey Center (https://shamanism.meetup.com/226/messages/boards/view/viewthread?thread=3117636)

[Online] Friday Sunset Chat

Online event

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

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:

• 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

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