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.

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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 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 journey, healing ritual, TranceDance, 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

Upcoming events (5+)

Medicine Dance

Clear Spring Studio

Medicine Dance Facilitated by Jason Traweek (Spirit Lab) and Lauren Tietz (EarthSkyBodyWorks) Doors open ~ 7:45pm Ceremony begins ~ 8:00pm Doors close ~ 8:05pm Medicine Dance provides the opportunity for you to deeply explore intimate connections with both yourself and spirit through movement. Lauren Tietz will provide gentile guidance to bring you into a deeper place of mindfulness and embodiment followed by Jason Traweek's drumming and sounds to guide your experience as you move through your journey. This is open to everyone of all abilities: no prior movement experience is needed. *Note* - this is NOT an ecstatic dance. Rather, this is contemplative dance where the focus is inward. Eye contact, touch and spectation are discouraged in this setting. We are together, but in our own journeys. You can expect a ceremonial space and offerings, a dimly lit room and time in the circle for settling at the beginning and integration at the end. Donation: $10 (Please pay at door or you may Pay via PayPal (https://www.gerrystarnes.com/secure/MeetupPayments.htm) - please include the name of who is attending, the date and title of the event) RSVP is requested for attendance. PayPal is available, but not required. You can also pay by cash or check at the door. --- Please note that parking is limited and only allowed on the grounds, not in the streets. Overflow parking can be found a block south on Gibson. Please carpool, if you can! Important message about parking. Please watch this video! (https://youtu.be/HK8dMc_kByI)

Shamanic Healing Circle

Needs a location

$10.00

Shamanic Healing Journey with Crystal Bowls and Drums with Gerry Starnes Contribution: $10 (Please pay at door or you may Pay via PayPal (https://www.gerrystarnes.com/secure/MeetupPayments.htm) - please include the name of who is attending, the date and title of the event) Doors open ~ 7:45pm Ceremony begins ~ 8:00pm Doors close ~ 8:05pm Please watch this short video about parking at Clear Spring (https://youtu.be/HK8dMc_kByI). Overflow parking is available one block south on Gibson Street. This Journey Circle focuses on the application of the shamanic journey and group energies for healing. In this Circle, we learn and practice a technique specific to healing of ourselves and any other individuals who are in need of assistance. If you know of anyone who can benefit from this group energy, you are invited to bring an intention for them. However, you can also simply come and combine your energy with the group intention. Previous Healing Circles have been very powerful and productive on many levels. Here is a video that describes this group healing practice: http://youtu.be/1U0oT0asgY0 Please RSVP to ensure your place in this very popular event! If you are placed on the waitlist: If someone does change their RSVP, the Meetup system will add you in the order in which you joined the event. You will get an email about that. PLEASE monitor your email, especially that afternoon, as that is when many people find that they cannot attend after all. Be sure to check your spam filter, too! New to the Circle or the Shamanic Journey? One of our more experienced members will be glad to visit with you. Another great resource is the $2.99 Kindle book, The Shamanic Journey: A Beginner鈥檚 Guide to Journeying (http://www.theaustinalchemist.com/book-the-shamanic-journey-a-beginners-guide-to-journeying-by-gerry-starnes-m-ed/). What to bring with you? In addition to curiosity and willingness to explore something new, bring a journal or notebook with you to record your journey and insights that you receive. If you have a hand drum, feel free to bring it, but it is not necessary. 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 (http://shamanism.meetup.com/226/messages/boards/view/viewthread?thread=3117636)

North Austin Journey Circle

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North Austin Journey Circle with Kerri Hummingbird Donation: $10 The rhythmic heartbeat of the drum mimics the heartbeat of our mothers that we heard in the womb, and when we get into this space of drumming our minds relax into alpha and theta states, promoting lucid dreaming. Drum journey meditations allow us to enter the void, quiet our minds, and access wisdom from our higher selves and spirit guides. Wisdom comes in many forms for each person. Some people see visuals similar to the dreams you experience when asleep. Others hear messages or have profound knowings, or simply enter a peaceful trance-like state that is revitalizing and relaxing (at the same time... paradoxes!). This monthly drum journey meditation will occur on a Friday night up in Cedar Park at the home of Kerri Hummingbird. Address to be disclosed to participants. The drum journey meditation is a part of Fire Tribe membership; members simply message Kerri Hummingbird that you will be attending. REGISTER Austin Shamanism Member ($10): http://tinyurl.com/jazfxbk Discover Fire Tribe and find out about the perks of membership! http://kerrilawnsby.com/fire-tribe/ (http://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fkerrilawnsby.com%2Ffire-tribe%2F&h=tAQFufUTd&enc=AZMwHEi1IkK_YtOooulEVpgtIlgEUCTRhP-9H8quHBnlAtqfqB5BrN2ShGPhxHoxJqc&s=1)

Monday Shamanic Journey Circle

Clear Spring Studio

$10.00

Monday Shamanic Journey Circle 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. Contribution: $10 (Please pay at door or you may Pay via PayPal (https://www.gerrystarnes.com/secure/MeetupPayments.htm) - please include the name of who is attending, the date and title of the event) Doors open ~ 7:45pm Ceremony begins ~ 8:00pm Doors close ~ 8:05pm Link to map to Clear Spring Studio (https://www.google.com/maps/place/605+Copeland+St,+Austin,+TX+78704/@30.253447,-97.7539254,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x8644b51d6a284029:0x6c31480e38ec64e3) Important message about parking. Please watch this video! (https://youtu.be/HK8dMc_kByI) Overflow parking is available 1 block south on Gibson. Do I need to journey or even know how to? No. Not at all. If you want to learn the journey process, we are glad to assist you, and there are many good videos and other resources for you. However, we find that simply being present in the circle, with the rhythm and sound is very relaxing, rejuvenating, and healing. This Journey Circle is for anyone interested in the shamanic experience. Whether you have attended an introductory session or workshop or not, everyone is welcome to attend. Please note that parking is limited and only allowed on the grounds, not in the streets. Overflow parking can be found a block south on Gibson. Please carpool, if you can! In this circle, we focus on the fundamentals and exploration of the shamanic journey experience. Shamanism is a very practical and powerful practice that is relevant to ordinary life experiences and decisions. It is not dependent on any particular organizational structure or belief system. New to the Circle or the Shamanic Journey? Please come 10-15 minutes early for a brief introductory discussion. One of our more experienced members will be glad to visit with you. You might be interested in the new Kindle book, The Shamanic Journey: The Beginner's Guide to Journeying, by Gerry Starnes. It's $3.99 and downloadable from Amazon here: www.GerryStarnes.com/journeybook (http://www.gerrystarnes.com/journeybook) Watch this video for more about the shamanic journey: Introduction to the Shamanic Journey and other videos on the Shamanic Passages YouTube (http://www.ShamanicPassages.com/youtube) channel: - The Three Worlds of the Shamanic Journey - Power Animals - Working With Power Animals We begin promptly at 8:00 with a short meditation to drumming and end at 9:30. What to bring with you? In addition to curiosity and willingness to explore something new, bring a journal or notebook with you to record your journey and insights that you receive. If you have a hand drum, feel free to bring it, but it is not necessary. You might also bring a bandanna or blindfold to cover your eyes. You will also find these articles to be very useful prior to attending: The Shamanic Journey process (http://www.gerrystarnes.com/drumjourney.html) The Journey Center (http://shamanism.meetup.com/226/messages/boards/view/viewthread?thread=3117636)

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N. Austin Drumming Meditation

Meditation Bar

$20.00

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