On the Shaman's Drum
Participants will be invited into Shamanic Journeying experiences as handed down through the lineage of Michael Harner and Sandra Ingerman, and also be introduced to the ecstatic body postures researched by anthropologist Dr. Felicitas Goodman and later documented for practice by long-time student Belinda Gore.
This class will benefit any one wishing to experience deeper levels of conscious experience.
In this class, we will journey on the Shaman's drum to make contact with archetypes within representing our blessed Spirit Animal Helpers and Spirit Guides. Similar to dream work, Shamanic journeying has been called "conscious" dreaming. In the Shamanic practice of engaging the ecstatic body postures, we will embody ancient hieroglyphics to discover how they may inform our lives today. Shamanic practice awakens us to our unity with all of life - both the life we know through our senses as well as the life just beyond the veil. It is a profound practice beautiful beyond measure.
Qualifications/certifications relative to teaching this class.
I studied with Michael Harner, Sandra Ingerman and Alberto Villoldo in the 1990's and early 2000's. It was in my first workshop with Harner and Ingerman that I received the name "Tree of Life" for my new yoga studio. Over the next 10+ years, I incorporated regular Shamanic Journeying into my spiritual practice and worked personally with Shamanic Practitioner Julie Hannon as the need arose. In 2012, I returned to New Mexico to work with Sandra Ingerman and, following, was listed on her website as one of her recommended Shamanic Practitioners. Since that time, I have led Shamanic Journeying many times, in various classes, at the Tree of Life and, just last year, began introducing the ecstatic postures.
Where: At the Sparrows Nest located on the same floor as the Temple.
Prerequisites: an open heart
"Shamanic Journeying: A Beginner's Guide" by Sandra Ingerman
"Ecstatic Body Postures: An Alternative Reality Workbook" by Belinda Gore
"The Way of the Shaman" by Michael Harner
"The Four Winds: A Shaman's Odyssey into the Amazon" by Alberto Villoldo
"Where Spirits Ride the Wind: Trance Journeys and Other Ecstatic Experiences" by Felicitas D. Goodman
Date: Oct. 21, Nov. 4, Nov. 18, Dec. 2, Dec. 16, Jan. 6
Number of Classes: 6
Number of Participants: Min 5/Max 8
Day/Time: First and third Mondays, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Please contact Stephanie at firstname.lastname@example.org for information and registration