The “Age of Miracles” is not over…. you just haven’t started creating them ……yet.
Shamanic Journeys 1 (“Awareness”)
Class Length: Saturday 9-5 / Sunday 9-3
Shamanic 1 Class Dates: February 24-25, 2017
Shamanic Journeys 2 (“Healing”)
Class Length: Saturday 9-5 / Sunday 9-3
Shamanic 2 Class Dates: TBA
Location – Same as Shamanic Journey 1 Class (above)
Prerequisites: Shamanic Journeys 1
Synopsis of both Shamanic Journey 1 and Shamanic Journey 2
First, I want to say that neither of these two classes have anything to do with religion, although many have told me that their religious views were strengthened by what was covered in the class. These classes offers a unique apprenticeship in the spiritual healing tradition used by many Native American cultures. Through a series of workshops, participants learn how to journey and work with spirit to heal self and others. Unlike other shamanic teachings, these classes are sequential; each session builds from the one before. This systematic approach helps the individual build a solid foundation, understanding and proficiency of this spiritual pathway.
While its impossible to separate “healing” from “awareness” Shamanic Journey’s #1 will be primarily focused on awareness…the awareness of what you are capable of.
Shamanic Journey’s #2 will provide you with a “Cosmic Map” to provide you with a clearer understanding of that aspect of our counciousness as well as focusing on healing, however both topics will be intertwined in both classes.
The course’s purpose is to teach you how to use ancient, nearly “lost art” techniques to enter non-ordinary reality to solve personal problems, receive guidance and provide healing to others. Throughout the class you will be addressing and experiencing all of these situations. As you learn these techniques you will become comfortable with the process so that in the future you can to do these things again and again, on your own.
We will be using methods similar to those used by a number of North American Native American tribes. In order for them to begin their spiritual journey they needed to become aware of their “Creator given” gifts. Once on this path, some became Shaman, the highest spiritual leader of their culture. I have elected to use training methods similar to those used by the Lipan Apache of New Mexico because of their straightforward approach and inherent lack of dogmas and/or rituals. It is a simple yet highly effective way to allow students to progress extremely quickly and become successful with the techniques.
This courses format also differs from other workshops in that drumming is not part of the classes. In the original way this information pas passed on the lack of the use of crystals and a drumming was a crucial teaching approach since the student does not become dependent on the drum in order to journey or to do healings. This allows the student greater freedom and ease in integrating this shamanic practice with other healing arts. Whether an individual is interested in working with spirit to do healings, or in developing their own personal path, this apprenticeship is invaluable. No prior meditation experience is necessary
WHAT WILL HAPPEN AT CLASS
Beginning with a sequence of relaxation techniques (similar to traditional meditation) we will calm and quiet the mind as well as the body. Then, through guided meditation, move beyond the five senses, beyond dreams, and beyond imagination, into the realm of Spirit. Many refer to this experience as a “Shamanic Journey”.
Shamanic Journeys are one of the most remarkable visionary experiences used by the ancients to explore the hidden Universe that is typically only known through dreams and myth. During the class, participants will share the discoveries they have made on their journeys as well as compare and contrast the individual spiritual teachers they will be introduced to.
Practical applications such as to how to apply these new found techniques and abilities in everyday life will be discussed as well as ways to heal the Self and others.
Note: Again, these teachings and techniques are not in any way of a “religious nature” nor do they typically conflict with religions. In fact for many, the class actually strengthens their religious beliefs.
The “Journeys” are simply a way to allow you to learn how to use your natural abilities of awareness and healing, abilities that that everyone possesses but few know how to use.
– No prior meditation experience or meditation knowledge is necessary
– Wear comfortable clothing to class
– Lunch will not be provided, so either bring a brown bag lunch or there are fast restaurants/fast food in the area.
– Bring a light blanket, and warm socks if you tend to be cold when sitting still
– A pen and notebook
– A willingness to leave all expectations of what you will learn “at home”
– A voice recording device (phone, mp3 recorder etc.) to record the meditations if you wish (optional)
Location of Shamanic Journey 1 and Shamanic Journey 2 Classes – 1721 E. Sprague Rd. , Seven Hills, Ohio 44131 (10 miles south of Cleveland, Ohio)