Shapeshifter, know me
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.
Receive 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 the expressions of your presentations from acting, to job interviews, to speaking in seminars, to being infront of the camera, to being able to give a clearly constructed performance of ritual. Becoming an Oracle in order to deliver great wisdom!
Ritual and ceremony magnifies our actions a hundred fold.
In this five day exploration, with support, you become the director of your own play of life, create theater as ritual, make and embody your own medicine mask and cloak, be the holy actor & sacred clown of ceremony. You will learn traditional and ritual acting skills in order to enhance your ceremonial offerings, step more fully into your power and learn the presence needed for clear communicative direction, set boundaries and exorcise trauma. The entertainment can enhance the personal ritual by distracting the ego in favor of a stronger collective wisdom. By discovering the archetypes within us, we can bring meaning to our communities, and give courage to those who don't normally speak with a strong voice.
Learning to embody the shapeshifter and act from this place with the guidance of the hollow bone state inspires and enriches our life. Includes working in the dance with movement and presence, outdoors in nature, shamanic skills, journeying and connection to allies, voice work and poetry, the making of masks and crafts and the oracle theater work.
Five day workshop with Caroline, Ben and friends. This gathering is a requirement for the Middle Earth Apprenticeship.
Ben spent 20 years as an actor performing alongside great talents like Anthony Perkins , Colin Firth, Sean Bean, Gary Oldman. He studied movement psychology and has performed rituals with many indigenous tribes around the world from Australian Aborigines to Pigmies in the Congo to Feteshers in Ghana. He learned that when theatre explores the real issues in a community and is ritualised the participants become channels for the collective feelings of the group and their ancestors to inspire healing.
Caroline has played and danced with the veils of shapeshifting in ritual and ceremony, she has trained and studied with the Gali theatre co, and Academy of Acting, Brighton. Has performed in mask and has acted in short films and music videos as a performer and dancer. Her connection to the spirit world informs much of her experience.
Held at the beautiful Cae Mabon in North Wales, with ancient oak forest, cascading rivers, deep lakes and hobbit houses, hot tub and peaceful tranquility. This is the perfect setting for creativity and the theater of the human soul.
Assistant place available to anyone who has completed the Hollow Bone Shamanic Course.
Venue: Cae Mabon, Snowdonia Wales (http://www.caemabon.co.uk/)
Date: 8th - 13th May (Arrive from 2pm for 5 pm start on 8th, end 3pm on 13th)
Investment: Includes full board healthy locally sourced vegan/vegetarian food, accommodation (3-5 people per dwelling), all tuition and use of wood fired hot-tub
Early bird until 12th March 2018: £445
Regular price: £495
Due to retreat capacity places are limited so early booking is advised
Click here for application form Application form Oracle Of Shapeshifter 2018
Prerequisites: It is helpful if you have taken part in at least one weekend workshop with Middle Earth Gatherings, Movement Medicine workshops or other movement related practice e.g. 5Rhythms, Open Floor, Soul Motion, shamanic journey work or similar. Do contact us to discuss if you need more information. Please also ensure that you have inner and outer resources and support that mean you can engage with this workshop in a responsible way.