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Oct
7
Sun
2018
Magic Of Mandorla – Intensive @ Earth Spirit Center
Oct 7 @ 5:00 pm – Oct 12 @ 2:00 pm


It is known as one of the most powerful of (spiritual) experiences we can have in life. Mandorla is the place of poetry 'where the fire and the rose are one!' (Four Quartets, T.S. Eliot)

"Sometimes within our individual self and within the self of our worn-out society, there is no answer to conflict. There is, however, a way to stand within the center of the opposing forces. Conflict creates tremendous energy. If we leave out judgement then that 'energy' can become a vibration of light. Not always just a single light but many lights, sending out a vibration that is LOVE!"  — Caroline Carey
 

Purpose & Light.  Knowing our purpose, our own offering and how we wish to bring it into the world means being awake and aware, finding acceptance for who we are and creating the resources necessary for our personal growth. In order to fully embrace our purpose, we must know what lies in the shadows and be prepared to clear out the old. We must find an intimate relationship to the spiritual force around us, (what ever that means to us personally) in order to be 'right sized' in the world, to therefore embrace and accept who we are as a complete and perfect human being who knows him/her self at a core level. This is ultimate freedom! 5 day Intensive Gathering.

  • Dance & Creativity
  • Movement Meditations
  • Writing
  • Individual Constellation Process
  • Connection to others
  • Support
  • Illuminating life experience

Mandorla is the ancient symbol for wholeness. When we are in conflict we often do not feel whole. The key to transforming the destructive consequences of conflict into life-affirming outcomes lies in how we relate to the tension between opposites. When we can hold the tension within  ourselves and are aware of it, bearing the pain, beauty and terror that this brings, we bring the two opposing elements together, creating a space in which the split between the two can be resolved. We call this space the 'mandorla' – a word derived from 'almond' in Italian, which refers to the almond shape created when two circles overlap. The mandorla also known as the 'Vesica Piscis' is the sacred space of our soul work; when we stand in this place, we have the ability to transform what once was a curse into powerful medicine for the soul. Its energy is that of the Father Mother Principle in the
Divine Union, the mother of all forms and the Yin and Yang that has been known to us for decades.

As human beings, we can exist on multiple planes of being; the one that we are usually most aware of, however, is the material world. By its nature, the material world is a place of duality – a place of opposites that we often experience as being in conflict with one another. Examples include heaven and earth, light and dark, masculine and feminine, loyalty and betrayal, to name but a few. The polarity between these opposites creates a fundamental tension at an evolutionary level that has the potential to be either profoundly destructive or powerfully generative and creative. The evidence of the destructive consequences of this tension lies all around us in the terrible scourges of war, inequality and conflict within and between individuals, groups and societies.

Knowing our own purpose and how we offer it into the world means deeply acknowledging ourselves, in relation to our ego and to our soul, in relation to our masculine and feminine, our yin and yang. In order to fully embrace this purpose and relationship, we must be willing to look at our shadow and we must befriend the inevitable death of what no longer serves. It is a way to embrace and accept who we are as a complete human being, one who knows him/her self at a deep core level. This is an intensive workshop using the Mandorla process, deep enquiry and contemplation. You will have the opportunity to explore the conflict of meeting your core-wounds in relationship to your aspirations to discover authentic, integrated empowerment.

During this workshop, we will use the tools of dance, creativity, movement meditation and constellation-work to work with the magic of the mandorla. You will have the opportunity to explore some of the conflicts in your life, looking at how they play out in your life and how they affect you by embodying them in the dance. Then, with the support of the group and a constellation process held and guided by Caroline and the drum beat, you will enter the space of the mandorla, allowing it to work its magic upon you, bringing the riches of wisdom and new insights.
 
This work is open to all adults, regardless of gender, age, experience or ability. Whether you want to work with deep-rooted issues, or simply discover new insights, whether you are training in therapeutic studies, or a student of life's experiences, this work has something to offer you.

£535 early bird, when £ 250 deposit  by 1st June '18 £595 thereafter.  A few 'special' concession places available. Please enquire.

Accommodation separate see this form for costs...Information sheet

This intensive is a prerequisite for Middle Earth Training

To apply please fill in this application document and send to Lies & Tom moc.kooltuonull@cigam.motdnaseil

MOM Intensive application form

Please contact Lies & Tom for any other info needed for this Mandorla Intensive  moc.kooltuonull@cigam.motdnaseil

"Magic of Mandorla, amazing and deep work with Caroline Carey. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT to anyone who is studying to become a therapist or is one already but seeking the thread of connection in continuing your own development and work with your own process (which we so need when we work with others - right?). If you feel called to this work, then follow your intuition and go for it! I think it's of excellent quality." Suzan Lemont

 

For more information about  Caroline's personal journey with this work, click here

 

Oct
13
Sat
2018
Soul-Sofa, Brighton, UK @ Saturday October 13th 2018 9.30am- 6pm Dome Room, x
Oct 13 @ 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
‘She woke up every morning with the option of being anyone one she wished. How beautiful that she always chose herself.’ Tyler Kent White
Would you like the opportunity to explore who that 'self' actually is?
 
You are warmly invited to:-
Soul Sofa
A one-day, multi-arts journey to transform your relationship with yourself and the world
 
A place to:-
Self-regulate & process experiences
Make friends with your mind
Feel at home in your body
Hold (not fear) memories
Experience the world as a soft and safe place
Reclaim your creative spirit
Gain perspective
Feel possible again
When we sit with ourselves through the art we allow ourselves to reveal our point of view to the world. 
We do not see things as they are, we see them as we are.
Have you tried to sit with yourself in an Arts process?
Have you ever danced, sang, painted and allowed yourself to come home to you?
 
Soul Sofa will give you the space to do that.
 
Want to know more about who is running this day?
Sometimes I know I need to get a good sense of people before I can make a decision about attending a workshop.
To hear more about my story, my journey with mental health, and why the Arts are profoundly important to me,
you can read my blog post here,  Vikki Parker
 
To get a feel for the kind of wisdom involved in the creation of this one-day event, listen to one of our workshop leaders, 
Caroline Carey, in conversation with Vikki Parker on the latest Soul Sofa podcast. Listen here.
 
There are only 6 EARLY BIRD tickets left.
£99 for you and a friend.
 
To grab yours now before they all go, or before the offer ends on September 12th, go to www.artsunwritten.com/soul-sofa
Community Spirited Pricing
EARLY BIRD TICKETS – Purchase before September 12th 2018
  • The first 8 tickets sold are Buy One Bring a Friend. £99 for 2 lucky people
  • You can share the cost or gift it to someone who would really benefit from the day.
  • I have benefited hugely in the past from being able to use a skills swap and so I’m offering 4 tickets for complementary / holistic therapists - 
  • £59 + donate a treatment to the charity we will be working with (tbc)
  • (T&C’s apply – You must be a fully qualified practitioner, a member of a registered professional body and fully insured)
  • After September 12th the remaining tickets are £99 per person.
Lunch is not included, but tea & coffee will be provided in the breaks.
 
If you feel you can offer a skills swap that would hugely benefit the event in return for a ticket then please do email Vikki at moc.nettirwnustranull@ofni
 
If you would like to sponsor the event and provide experiences / gifts for the participants in return for a ticket then please do email Vikki at moc.nettirwnustranull@ofni 
Oct
26
Fri
2018
The Shamans Oracle – Denmark @ Eagleroad,
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 28 @ 5:00 pm

The Shamans Oracle - a portal to the spirit world

Shamanic Journey is an ancient practice which connects us to the Spirit world. Along with Animism, it is the most time tested of all spiritual practices.

Often used during healing's, ecstatic dance, soul retrieval for gathering insights and wisdom, the shamanic journey offers us a way to seek guidance and support in our daily lives, connecting us to the Spirit World of power animals, guides, allies and guardians. You will learn how to access the 'other' worlds via 'axis mundis' and learn how to interact with what you find, to move with them, embodying the wisdom and information as well as a deeper access to spirit allies and guardians, teachers and power animals.

Our imagination becomes a portal to the spirit world, where we begin to perceive and connect with the other worlds, also using myth and inner guidance of the heart. We begin to imagine that non-ordinary reality and vision-in what we learn to expect to see, characteristically archetypal and nonlinear in nature. Our imagination gives the journey a container which can help us to interpret the messages we receive. This gives us a way to articulate the experience for ourselves, to write it and draw it, create art or poetry. We become story tellers of our own visions. We can then translate what we receive into our 'ordinary' reality, manifesting our dreams upon the earth.

We aim for this work to be body centered and in this particular gathering it will be used with dance, movement, as well as by sitting or lying down. We may find ourselves speaking or singing, telling stories and finding new poetry.

Within the journey we are experiencing an altered state of consciousness, that expands our awareness to many dimensions. Expanding our awareness to include not just our ordinary state, sometimes called the mundane state, but to understand on a much deeper level, the potentials held in the metaphoric, the artistic and the creative. We learn different ways of 'seeing' things, like the patterns in our lives, the habits, the ways of relating and within relationships. We learn to understand things in a whole new way, interpreting them to find a greater meaning for ourselves finding more passion, purpose, and authenticity.

This workshop gives you free access to level 1 of the online journey course on this website. http://www.middleearthmedicine.com/online-shamanic-journey-course

Nov
15
Thu
2018
The Oracle Of Dance – Cape Town, SA @ Kalk Bay Community Centre
Nov 15 @ 3:00 pm – Nov 18 @ 4:00 pm

The Oracle of Dance

Deep Immersion into the Heart Middle Earth Medicine

An intensive 4 day gathering.

Exploration of movement, voice, healing, expansion and spiritual connections. Using the teachings from the middle earth medicine wheel and the mandorla process, we explore the ancient dance of ecstacy that is inherent within our own DNA.

The essence of this work is to marry our core wound with our aspirations to discover our authentic and fully integrated self, thus becoming truly empowered, allowing the soul and the ego to live in harmony. 

We will explore the use of movement to create the energy necessary for expanding our consciousness. This will also help us to open our heart, to bring awareness to our emotional body and to induce healing of our voices and what it is we need to speak. We will dance and create connections to the repeating patterns of behavior in our lives, that leads to more self awareness, thus relieving ourselves of negative influences that no longer serve us.

Dance is a powerful experience, one that can be connected to our greatest vision in order to seek wisdom and clarity. We learn how to use the dance as a resource for living. In this workshop we will use the Mandorla process to find our own inner polarities, dance with them, explore the story that holds us in conflict and find the medicine that becomes our truth.

This gathering is equivalent to the ‘Mandorla Intensive’ requirement for the Middle Earth Medicine Training.

15th - 18th November '18

R3200 - or R2900 if booked by end of September

Kalk Bay Community Centre, 27 Main Rd, St James, Cape Town 7946, SA

Contact Doreen for more info EMAIL

Nov
20
Tue
2018
Open Dance Eve – Cape Town
Nov 20 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Come and share in the dance with Caroline, as she leads you through a mindfulness meditation, a liberating body freeing experience and a journey into your own wisdom.

Be inspired, have fun, awaken your connection to community and express what is true for you in that moment.

We are all dancers, there is no right or wrong way to do YOUR dance, simply follow what is moving through you and experience yourself at your most creative. Wear lose comfy clothing, bring water to drink and a willingness to show up and to move your body. You will receive wonderful music, gentle guidance and other dancers to move and dance with.

Nov
23
Fri
2018
The Fabric Of My Soul @ Cearn Hall, Leisure Island
Nov 23 @ 6:30 pm – Nov 25 @ 6:30 pm

Sacred Theatre & The Middle Earth Medicine Archetypes.

In Middle Earth Medicine we are working with nine minor archetypes and seven major for the syllabus of soul retrieval and finding/exploring our purpose. Getting to know certain archetypes that are inherent in us, it helps us to understand and harness the different kinds of energies and attitudes that stand-out in our culture and personalities, making them more healthy. They are a map to guide us in our quest for psychological, emotional and spiritual health. It can be a fun process and very illuminating.

It also invites us to look closely at our life story, embarking on particular stages of life, to discern the familiar patterns that occur when we start each new passage, whether it be a time in our life, a new project, work, or even a relationship.

It is our souls calling to become the 'one we are meant to be' and life will deal us many challenges to awaken that part of us. At times we will need to do the work necessary to step up and at times we will need to get out of the way as divine intervention takes the lead. Knowing what we can change and what we can't change is key to the process.

Our medicine wheel takes us on a journey to explore the archetypes which are innate in us all and gives us a new outlook on ourselves, offering ways to create ritual and theater in order to learn how to adopt our purpose more fully.

Getting to know this Medicine Wheel can enhance your experience of soul retrieval. We will dance to help embody the spirit of each archetype and we will create together to bring them to life.

The book, 'Middle Earth Wisdom' and its own cards representing each segment of the wheel, will be available by 2019.

Nov
30
Fri
2018
The Wheel Of Souls Return – from innocent to sovereign – Johannesburg
Nov 30 @ 6:45 pm – Dec 2 @ 5:00 pm

An exploration of soul purpose, using the Middle Earth Medicine Wheel, archetypes, tools, dwellings, resources and tools.

We will dance, contemplate and share the journey of our soul.

Middle Earth Medicine takes us on nine stages of soul work, integrating soul through personal development, soul-retrieval, creativity and ecstatic dance.

This particular medicine wheel not only supports your personal growth, but offers deeply healing experiences and meditations to open the heart and re-member a broken innocence. We learn to use the tools that can physically put us in touch with our purpose on this planet, guides that will support us on the journey and the very particular archetypal quality we need to embrace. We journey with each of the archetypes and their dwelling places, time of life, tools and resources, to establish the current position of soul and purpose.

Without careful observance and enquiry into knowing where we are in the cycle of our souls offering, it is almost impossible to know what stage we are at and what we need to embody before we can fully move on to the next stage. Often we can find ourselves trying to move on too quickly to the next stage before fully engaging with the last, thus meeting with the same challenges over and over again without fulfillment.

During this workshop, Caroline will guide you through the wheel, using movement meditations, self reflection, sharing and creativity. She will share her own story of the Wheels discovery and the maps that have led to the Middle Earth Medicine path. No matter what your experience, no matter what your age or position in life, this Medicine Wheel may be able to support you on a journey of discovery.

Every purpose or new beginning starts with spirit and prebirth with its dreaming and then follows the wheel to the innocent stage where the imagination begins to vision in what is possible to create. From innocent to rebel, where we need to let go of old structures and immerse ourselves in the untamed forest to release ourselves and explore the true nature of who we are, leading us to become an apprentice to our own work what ever that might be, whether it is a particular project, body of work, even relationship, being helped and guided by our own repetitive patterns, by spirit allies and guardians.
The wheel continues to be our guide, through adulthood to the artisan and the thespian, creating and acting from that place of creativity, Parenting those qualities into being. Knowing and maturing our purpose, becoming the sovereign of our own magestic garden, stepping into the responsibility needed for the task set out to us and those we must serve, accepting the humor of our own sacred fool, that we might not take ourselves quite so seriously and we might relinquish our ego, trusting in the void aspiring to be the elder of our own making, finally standing, staff in hand with our own wise elder. Surrendered to the acceptance of who we are, knowing ourselves, and honoring our ego as the hands of the soul. We step into each of these gateways, gather the tools, resourcing ourselves, accepting and surrendering to who we are and where our soul must dwell at this time.

Exploring our souls purpose means exploring our lives, to unravel some of its life long experiences. Our purpose is born through us and the challenges we meet along the way are divinely there to sculpt us and shape us into who we are meant to be and what we are here to offer.

Mar
8
Fri
2019
Magic Of Mandorla – Slovenia
Mar 8 @ 6:45 pm – Mar 10 @ 5:00 pm

It is known as one of the most powerful of (spiritual) experiences we can have in life. Mandorla is the place of poetry 'where the fire and the rose are one!' (Four Quartets, T.S. Eliot)

"Sometimes within our individual self and within the self of our worn-out society, there is no answer to conflict. There is, however, a way to stand within the center of the opposing forces. Conflict creates tremendous energy. If we leave out judgement then that 'energy' can become a vibration of light. Not always just a single light but many lights, sending out a vibration that is LOVE!"  — Caroline Carey

As human beings, we can exist on multiple planes of being; the one that we are usually most aware of, however, is the material world. By its nature, the material world is a place of duality – a place of opposites that we often experience as being in conflict with one another. Examples include heaven and earth, light and dark, masculine and feminine, loyalty and betrayal, to name but a few. The polarity between these opposites creates a fundamental tension at an evolutionary level that has the potential to be either profoundly destructive or powerfully generative and creative. The evidence of the destructive consequences of this tension lies all around us in the terrible scourges of war, inequality and conflict within and between individuals, groups and societies.

The key to transforming the destructive consequences of conflict into life-affirming outcomes lies in how we relate to the tension between opposites. When we can hold the tension within ourselves, bearing the pain, beauty and terror that this brings, we bring the two opposing elements together, creating a space in which the split between the two can be resolved. We call this space the 'mandorla' – a word derived from 'almond' in Italian, which refers to the almond shape created when two circles overlap. The mandorla also known as the 'Vesica Piscis' is the sacred space of our soul work; when we stand in this place, we have the ability to transform what once was a curse into powerful medicine for the soul. Its energy is that of the Father Mother Principle in the Divine Union, the Mother of all Forms and the Yin and Yang that has been known to us for decades.
 
During this workshop, we will use the tools of dance, creativity, movement meditation and constellation-work to work with the magic of the mandorla. You will have the opportunity to explore some of the conflicts in your life, looking at how they play out in your life and how they affect you by embodying them in the dance. Then, with the support of the group and a constellation process held and guided by Caroline and the drum beat, you will enter the space of the mandorla, allowing it to work its magic upon you, bringing the riches of wisdom and new insights.

 
This work is open to all adults, regardless of gender, age, experience or ability. Whether you want to work with deep-rooted issues, or simply discover new insights, whether you are training in therapeutic studies, or a student of life's experiences, this work has something to offer you.
 

"Magic of Mandorla, amazing and deep work with Caroline Carey. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT to anyone who is studying to become a therapist or is one already but seeking the thread of connection in continuing your own development and work with your own process (which we so need when we work with others - right?). If you feel called to this work, then follow your intuition and go for it! I think it's of excellent quality." Suzan Lemont

Mar
17
Sun
2019
The Oracle of The Shapeshifter – Switzerland. @ Schloss Glarisegg, Switzerland
Mar 17 @ 5:00 pm – Mar 24 @ 2:00 pm

The Oracle of The Shapeshifter & Wounded Healer

Caroline and Elisabeth offer the Hollow Bone ways of holding space for groups.

Shamanism is the most ancient of spiritual practice's which date back to over 100,000 years.

Drumming and repetitive dance  opens portals to the spirit world, draws spirit in, and opens you up to receive.

Within this gathering we are guided via shamanic journeys and ecstatic dance to unveil our own shapeshifter, trusting in the art of presence, repetition and trance, we develop a stronger connection to our spirit guides - where we may find wisdom never moved or been spoken before.

Evoking the spirit of our guides within the creation of our own Oracle Field, we explore the potential we hold as a human being. Guided to explore parts of our self that have been or remain hidden, allows them into the light.

As a wounded healer we communicate with our spirit guides to offer through us and to become the medicine man/woman that wants to emerge.

Receiving the wisdom from your own embodied shapeshifter and the spirit allies that support you. Getting to know this quality as a powerful allie to support you in your own expressions, able to construct  ritual and follow the emergence of your spiritual nature.. Becoming an Oracle in order to deliver information and wisdom!

Ritual and ceremony magnifies our actions a hundred fold.

This 'medicine' is rooted in the drumbeat. It is about the softening of hearts, with the deepening of our connection to nature. It is soul retrieval at its simplest. It is work to heal, to move on, to empower ourselves, to live as fully as we are meant to, with nature as our ally and friend. To be that friend to the earth, to nature and the spirit world, by offering what is really needed without taking what is not ours.

What does the course involve?

The essence of this work is to marry our core wounds with our aspirations and allow the soul and the ego to live in harmony. Thus becoming truly empowered. The practice is to become the ‘edge walker,’ to be able to stand in the tension of opposites, to face conflict within ourselves as an opportunity for growth. We work with the 'Magic of Mandorla' as an exercise and a process of illumination, in this case 'the seen and the unseen'. The tools we use are ecstatic dance, movement meditations, theater skills individual and group process's, creativity, ritual theater and ceremony.

Learning to accept the mantle of the hollow bone is the primary teaching of this work. You will learn how to shift your consciousness by moving out of the ego and rational mind for periods of time in order to become an empty vessel through which spirit can work. You will discover how to work with the divine power of the universe in a grounded and down-to-earth way to create healing for yourself and others. A prerequisite for future training's and apprenticeship in Middle Earth Medicine Ways. Once integrated, you can use this state to assist you on shamanic journeys, creative tasks and vision quests. Furthermore, the capacity to become a hollow bone yourself, will support you to marry your deepest soul purpose to your ego (the hands of your soul), which then acts in the world. This will radically empower you, enabling you to live from a place of true integrity and authenticity so that you can embody your passions and do the work you were brought here to do.

To support you on this journey, Caroline, Ben & Elisabeth teach a variety of practices and approaches with shamanic journeying, soul retrieval, drumming, vision quests, medicine songs, ritual theater, our connection to power animals and allies, and the crafting of tools, such as medicine bags, instruments and masks. The focus, ultimately, is on creating a clear channel and a strong enough presence to be able to stand fully within your own center and authority.

Engaging with this work demands that we inquire deeply into who we are, delving into our past, present and future to undertake the necessary work of clearing and cleansing all that lies in the way of stepping into the fullness of our essential selves. The more we carry out this work, the more aligned we become with Spirit and the journey of our Soul. This alignment represents true healing and integration – healing of our inner dancer and healing of the connections we have with others, with the environment, with our ancestors and with the universal web of the Divine Mystery.

The combination of the Ancient Shamanic Practice, Ritual Theater, Movement Medicine,Arts and crafts, connection with Nature, Vision Quest, Storytelling, Healing, Caroline's life experience and other adventurous, magical ingredients makes this work a unique Medicine for healing, creation, finding/adding soul in all I am and do, in my role as a mother, partner, in my work as an artist. Caroline, as a teacher, never stands in the way of the teachings and this is the gift from the Hollow Bone Work.     Thank you,  Lies Van Hee.

It is a good idea to take part in the Online Shamanic Journey course, levels 1&2 or a workshop that includes journeying. Or at least one shamanic dance workshop with Caroline.

Schloss Glarisegg is beautifully situated between forest, meadows, a brook with small waterfall and the shores of Lake Constance in the community of Steckborn (Switzerland). A place to fall in love, powerfully beautiful!

https://www.schloss-glarisegg.ch/zentrum/uebersicht

Workshops/Gatherings: €600 tuition fee, or early bird discount for full payment upfront €540 each by 16th February. Payment plans available. There are concession rates for low waged, please enquire.
Full accommodation: Please click here for details and prices of accommodation.   Hollow Bone Switzerland accommodation prices 2018-19

Any more info or to apply for the course contact: Elisabeth Shrag, moc.liamgnull@htebasile.garhs 

Hollow Bone opened me to my own magical nature. I was invited deep into unknown territory within myself and found strength and courage to journey in dark mystery to find treasures. Song. Dance. Drumming. Deep sharing. Connection with the deep greenness of nature. My work there has a tender place in my heart. The artwork I created there still has a place in my home... calling me to remember my own gentle power. Catherine Wright

My two journeys with Hollow Bone Medicine have been both very healing and empowering. I could really dive in my medicine and gather my tools, my allies, receive guidance and meet and transform the inner obstacles and resistances that kept me from opening my wings. The venue deep in nature, the dance, the arts and crafts and creative moments and the journeying were an delicious blend to explore my deep nature and connection to soul. Caroline Carey and Ben Cole, and the assistants, were such good guides on this journey. The medicine is still working through me 3 years later ! Thank you  Virginie Rastello

"It's been an amazing experience to work with Caroline and Ben. Anyone who chooses to work with them will be in awe not only with what they will gain but also what they will unburden themselves with. Fantastic!” Fabian Ray

My presence in the Hollow Bone workshop was a subtle, gentle, very deep dive into my inner universe, where I met my guides, my inner characters, richness of my own medicine, my very unique and personal connections with Nature and Spirit. All that in strong, kind, wise holding of Caroline and the Dance, and support of a circle of others she/we created by sharings of what we discovered in our explorations. Thank you for this amazing and healing experience which reveberates into my daily life in many beautiful ways. Katerina Stejskalova

May
17
Fri
2019
Beyond The Veil – Tallin, Estonia @ Taiji klubi (Taiji club)
May 17 @ 6:45 pm – May 19 @ 5:00 pm

The Wheel Of Souls Return.

A journey with the dreamer, the innocent and the rebel the first three archetypes of our medicine wheel. The gathering of our dreams, accepting our innocence and finding true freedom in the world of our own offering. Here we begin the journey to truly discover ourselves and why we are here.

Accepting the dance of polarity from the center of the wheel (mandorla) and the witness of our own destiny, we inherently know the contract that we signed up for. Our dance will take us into the deep crevices, where memory has been forgotten, where the foundations of our life have rocked and where we complied to the rules of others.

Breaking out into 'the untamed forest' we will be seduced with the aromas and sensations of the natural world, beckoning us into its midst and awakening all of our senses. We become alive, awake and more aware of the path ahead.

A dance and movement experience with Caroline

Venue: Taiji klubi (Taiji club)

Address: Pärnu mnt 102, Tallinn 11312

Times: Friday 19.00 - 21.30   Saturday 10.30 –18.00   Sunday 10.00 – 17.00

Cost: Early Bird €185 until 3rd of April 2019 and Full price €225 from 4th of April.

Jun
1
Sat
2019
The Oracle Of Medicine @ Earth Spirit Center
Jun 1 @ 6:00 pm – Jun 6 @ 3:00 pm

Caroline will guide you through the medium of ecstatic dance, shamanic journeys, meditations and enquiries, to discover your own medicine man, medicine woman and weave this information into the creation of your own Oracle. Once the  wisdom becomes apparent and with time in nature to journey deeper by yourself, connecting with your own spirit guides, you will begin to find the song that wishes to be sung through you and will weave that and all of the information gathered into your own medicine bag.

A medicine bag is an item that spiritually represents the person who wears it and is carried for guidance, healing and protection. It contains objects that represent spiritual and healing experiences throughout our lives. This is a place to give totems a home close to your heart.

Making our own medicine bag is a process of illumination, to craft our own medicine container or oracle and understand the potency of what it is and what it carries. Creating this Oracle also gives us the opportunity to weave into it the shamans songs, sung from our heart but not in the ordinary way of singing. Our shifted state of consciousness in the 'singing sense' allow the songs to sing us.

There is no need in this work to be able to sing in the normal ways. Traditionally, it is important to create the medicine bag yourself, finding its reflection and its song inside you and in the face you show to the world.

The workshop includes ecstatic trance dance, time in nature, sharings, craft work and meditations.

For men and women any age or experience.

A five day retreat at the beautiful Earth Spirit Center. More info soon......

 

Jul
24
Wed
2019
Meeting The Wild @ To be confirmed
Jul 24 @ 2:00 pm – Jul 27 @ 3:00 pm

 Meeting the Wild

A leaving-home rite of passage

What was your experience of leaving home for the first time? Have you now as an adult found your true place in society? Or do you perhaps feel lost, cast adrift in your own life, confused and disorientated?

A pervasive sense of fear, doubt and confusion about who you are and where you are going can be a sign that you have missed out on one or more important rites of passage in your life. In traditional societies, significant transitions, such as leaving home, marrying and giving birth, are marked with rituals or ‘rites’ that support people to let go of their old identity and embrace the new. In modern secular society, however, many of us miss out on such rites. Without them we can end up stranded in a form of psychological no-man’s land, unable to fully release the old self and fearful and unprepared for what lies ahead. Our transition into mature adulthood therefore remains incomplete.
 
Meeting the Wild addresses the lack of rites in our culture by providing a powerful opportunity to revisit the important transitions in your life – in particular, your ‘leaving home story’. In the stunningly beautiful landscape of Cae Mabon in Wales, we will share a powerful journey of self-discovery, an adventure into the mystery, to reclaim and integrate the parts of yourself that have been lost along the way. On this potent journey into the unknown, wild nature will be your guide, the drum beat will be your calling, and the spirit world will send its allies to your side. The tools will include dance, meditations, shamanic journeys, time in nature as vision-quest, ritual and ceremony, writing and creativity. We cannot know quite what form the journey will take. Only you can decide as you meet the dancer within you, choose to take each step, learn to trust in yourself and the support that lies all around in both the seen and unseen worlds.
 
Having completed your rite and assumed your new identity, you will be ready at last to re-enter society, with your heart opened, a renewed sense of connection and responsibility to all of life, and security in the knowledge of who you are and your true place in the world.
 
During the workshop, we will move through the following steps to explore our leaving-home story:

  • Creation & Curiosity Fascination as sacred medicine
  • Rebel or ArtistCreating the map, where am I going?
  • Lifting the veils of illusion - Where am I now?
  • Return to Essence - Who am I?
  • Unfolding the Mystery

This Rite of Passage is designed to be inspiring, informative, fun and insightful.

Due to retreat capacity places are limited so early booking is advised

Assisting roles available for those who have taken part in the Hollow Bone course.

For any other information contact moc.liamgnull@tnemevomniymehcla

To book please pay £100 deposit. More info on cost soon...    

For the Middle Earth syllabus: http://www.middleearthmedicine.com/middle-earth-syllabus/

Middle Earth Training program http://www.middleearthmedicine.com/intensives/middle-earth-apprenticeship/

 

YOUR RITE

Come and remember, come and share offer to the play of life 

the rite of passage you forgot to do

because no one told you 

you could or it was necessary.

Tell yourself it did not matter? 

Deny yourself with shame,

hide yourself and tell yourself it simply is a game.

Afraid to show to others self-indulgent did they say?

What do we choose from our hearts to remember of that day?

Come remember yourself ,

the journey that’s not forgotten let it all become its dance,

be seen and celebrated

your life it is a ritual a re-membering, a tale to be told,

a forgotten being

a story of the heroine

or of a wounded soul

They always have their place, a story to unfold

the lives that they have touched that will never grow too old

An empowering rite of passage that can no longer be denied,

you know in your heart it matters 

and your life can be your pride!

Caroline Carey

 

Sep
12
Thu
2019
The Dance Of Leadership – Training @ Little Earth
Sep 12 @ 2:00 pm – Sep 20 @ 3:00 pm

In applying for this training, you will need to have the experience of a movement practice, for a minimum of two years, engaging with topics such as embodiment, repetition and journeying. As an apprentice to the Leadership path, you will need to have an understanding of the Middle Earth Medicine Wheel. The syllabus is on the web page here http://www.middleearthmedicine.com/middle-earth-syllabus/

If interested in taking part in our training, please work with the training syllabus and courses  http://www.middleearthmedicine.com/middle-earth-syllabus/  Pre-requisites for the training modules are The Oracle Of Medicine, Mandorla Intensive and the Vision Walk.

Those accepted onto the training and during its process will be expected to:

  • attend 3 intensive workshops which can be Meeting The Wild, Oracle of Medicine, Oracle of Shapeshifter, and Oracle of Yin as assistant apprentices. Here you will work within the field, developing your own skills and be given tasks to enhance your experience.
  • complete tasks and projects including creativity and written work, in relation to the Medicine Wheel over two years
  • attend a teacher trainee module of 9 days held by qualified space holders and a further 5 day module to recap and share experience
  • be expected to work as individuals and also work in collaboration with others on the course.
  • take a minimum of 6 supervision sessions per year with Caroline or other qualified teachers during the apprenticeship and in setting up of their own work
  • keep up with supervision during offerings/teachings with qualified supervisor.

Every apprentice will be treated as an individual with their own needs and requirements in preparation for holding their own work. It will be advised that apprentices continue with ongoing study with Middle Earth Medicine taking part in regular workshops and assistant roles. There will be opportunities to train to teach the work of the Mandorla constellations in due course.

To be on the mailing list specifically for apprenticeship please send a paragraph about yourself, the work you have already completed and why you might be interested in a training program to moc.liamgnull@tnemevomniymehcla

I look forward to hearing from you and receiving you into further study with me. Application form... ‘Middle Earth Medicine Ways’ APP space holder  Once applied for, we will begin a conversation to explore with you, your personal needs on this path.

There are a maximum of 16 available places on this training. If you require a place please send your application as soon as possible with your application fee of £99. This fee includes one skype session.

Costs and fees. Application fee £99. (non refundable)  Cost of Space Holder 1st module 9 days - £1,800.  2nd Module £900.  Mentoring: £55 per session. Accommodation and food is not included in the training prices. Please see 'Little Earth' at Earth Spirit Center accommodation prices, there are various options. Accom list on application.

When attending the three intensive courses as apprentices/assistants the cost is 40% of the course fee.

The next Space Holder Modules begin in September 2019.

Booking Form: ‘Middle Earth Medicine Ways’ APP space holder pdf

What do I get if I complete the Middle Earth Medicine Space Holder Process?

If you complete all requirements of the Space Holder modules, you will be listed as a Space Holder of Middle Earth Medicine, be included on our website and members calendar and supported to hold your own work.  You will have access to regular webinars and meetings to support your practice and offerings and be able to attend space holder retreats yearly.

You will be expected to have your own insurance and hold a first aid certificate to be a member.

See this page for what is required during the space holder training.....  

Application Fee: £99  (non-refundable)

Costs of these gatherings:   1st gathering £1,800 (accommodation separate)

2nd gathering £900  (accommodation separate)

Assistant places on intensives: 40% of full cost.

Mentoring: £55 per session.

Applications to EMAIL Application form here..1A‘Middle Earth Medicine Ways’ SPACE HOLDER APPL