Indigenous cultures around the world relied on the ‘Shaman’ to help with relieving everything from physical stress, emotional turmoil and even mental illness. In this self-help class you will discover answers from your subconscious mind that can enlighten your awareness and comprehension on many levels. The ceremonial approach to ‘journey’ work in this class is pleasant and relaxing. Your one day class will feel like a mini retreat. Be good to yourself and take this class for your personal grown and self-improvement.
The process involves a form of guided meditation where the participant allows themselves to be led through visioning, in a day dreaming state, to explore other worlds, experiences, other times in history, the animal kingdom, the future or other realities. The calming drum beat reminds us of ancient times and simpler civilizations where there was no separation of spirit, self, society or culture.
The Shaman uses specific rhythms of the drum beat to lull the participant into an alpha state. This is not a form of hypnosis, because the participant is fully conscious at all times. This state of consciousness is completely safe, relaxing and voluntary. The alpha state can be interrupted at any time by the participant without the instructor assisting in the ‘awakening’ process.
During this class you will be taken on a Shamanic Journey. The day will start with freely gifted ceremony, smudging and establishing the altar. After the journey, the circle will be gathered again and we will discuss our experiences and the messages we received from the animal kingdom during the journey.
You will learn about the altar and the significance of the ‘Four Directions’ and how they are honoured by various tribes. You will learn about smudging, how it is used and the different herbs used.
As you participate in the re-enactment of this ancient ceremony you will discover how our modern society is still reliant on ritual and ceremony.
The class is open for all.