Soul Conversations I
Exploring The Inner Landscape
In this class, we begin getting acquainted with our own sacred inner landscape. Using Hank Wesselman’s Journey to the Sacred Garden and in the sacred container of a circle, we explore shamanic tools as a portal into our own deep imaginal lives.
“Because it is not an organized religion as such, but rather a spiritual practice, shamanism cuts across all faiths and creeds, reaching deep levels of ancestral memory.” John Matthews
Evidence of shamanic practices has been found on every inhabited continent. If any one of us goes back far enough in our ancestry, we will find an ancestor who practiced shamanism. Every one of us is indigenous, yet we may have been raised in a culture that denies or has cut us off from our deeper knowing.
“In non-indigenous cultures, shamanism is studied and practiced as a life path. Following a shamanistic perspective, individuals seek to be in relationship with the spirit in all things. They seek to use information and guidance from non-ordinary reality to intentionally form their own life experience.” Karen Lawson MD
Some of the Shamanic principles and tools that we will be exploring:
- Using drumming to alter our consciousness to travel to the realms of the invisible.
- Journey work as a form of meditation
- Encountering helping spirits and developing a relationship with them
- Becoming acquainted with our own Sacred Garden as a metaphor and tool for making changes in the invisible realms that will impact our ordinary reality.
The purpose of this class is to bring us into connection with our own sources of wisdom. When we do this, we reconnect with our personal power, certainty, and healing.
“In reverie, we are not dreaming up something that isn’t there or that we have consciously invented, but allowing something deeper that already exists in our experience to arise and show itself.” Caitlin Matthews
We do this work in a group because it is my belief that the group field not only enhances our personal work, we are nourished by having our experiences witnessed by others and by the opportunity to imbibe the stories of others.
So, Come…sit your bones down in a Circle.
Share your story.
Hear others’ stories.
See your story change and be changed.
Take your place in the Sacred Circle
Cost for the series $150.00
Contact Ellen at 707-391-9901 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This series is a prerequisite for diving into the deeper waters of Soul Conversation II and III.
Recommended reading: The Journey to the Sacred Garden: A Guide to Traveling in the Spiritual Realms by Hank Wesselman