Sharman Crawford st
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.
A shaman is a person who is chosen by the spirits, to go into a repeatable, controlled trance at will. Journeying into that trance they visit the spirit worlds to work with the spirits they meet there, in order to make physical changes in this middle world. Spirits come in whilst in trance to use the shamans body in order to heal or give advice to the community. Shamanism connects us to the spirit world and a way of life that re-connects us to nature, to the human and the non-human soul.
Shamanic drum journeys are often used as the 'container' or 'oracle' during shamanic healings, ecstatic dance and soul retrieval for gathering insights and wisdom, it 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. We can journey for ourselves, for others and for community.
In this work 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.
It is important to understand that we are not 'becoming' shamans doing this work. If the calling is there, it will make itself known to us. We use the techniques of shamanism to expand our consciousness and seek wisdom.
This workshop gives you free access (normally £47) to level 1 of the online journey course on this website. http://www.middleearthmedicine.com/online-shamanic-journey-course/
Cost of this gathering is €165 (there are some concessions, please ask)
Contact for workshop details and to book your place Elixchel: middleearth.ireland(at)gmail.com
To pay online please send 75 euro deposit