A note on “PRACTICAL SHAMANISM” from David Thomson, PhD
In the old shamanic traditions, shamanism literally means “one who travels between the worlds.” In today’s fast-paced techno-material world, many of us are coming in from the cold and individualistic square culture into the warm relational round culture of the old ones.
In this new world we honor and travel the cycles of the seasons, the eternal round of birth and childhood, adolescence, maturity, and old age. Here we honor the teachings and seasons of the sun-moon-star dance that is our natural home.
Come join us this spring as we explore these worlds and open up our sight and our senses to that which has for too long lay hidden in our very natures.
Sacred Circles schedule for classes and gatherings this spring at The Lodge (in Edmonds). In addition there will be monthly sweats, occasional pipe ceremonies, and other gatherings that we can let you know about if you wish. Would you like your name added to our “events and gatherings” email list??
June 22nd (Wed) - Summer Solstice Celebration. Honor and celebrate the bright summer sun and the fullness and strength in our own lives
7 to 9:30 pm at Vision Quest, 36th and Colby in Everett, WA
Weekly Events CANCELLED during below date ranges due to out of town or events:
Sundance from July 4-11
In Poland from July 26 to August 10
Weekly (Wed) - Awareness Circle: A Weekly Spiritual Book Group at The Lodge, 22129 in Edmonds WA, 7:15-9:15 p.m.
Starting again August 24th (Wed)
October 6-9 (Th-Su) - Bear Clan Men’s Intensive at Blue Mountain Farm, in the North Cascades, just north of Sedro Woolley, WA
November 23rd (Wed) - Wisdom Council: Drum, Sing, Pray & Connect at Vision Quest (36th and Colby) in Everett WA, 7:00-9:30 p.m.
The suggested donation to the Institute for each of these gatherings is $10 per person, $15 per couple, or $5 for students or those with limited income.
Other ceremonies and celebrations are also held throughout the year at various places and times. If you would like to be placed on our “event notification” email list, please Contact Us at the Institute.
Work Shop Details Edmonds Healing Energy Circle: Heal yourself, Heal others We are exploring amplifying the field as we connect & work as a unified group. Hands of Light activation, teaching, sharing and practical experience. Enjoy connecting with like-minded people meet, network and heal! On-going monthly circle.Awareness Circle: A Weekly Spiritual Book Group Its not too late to join us! New book series: The Monks and Me by Mary Paterson. A memoir-type book about a womans experience of a 40 day retreat at Thich Nhat Hanhs French Monastery. Our Circle includes meditation, talking stick sharing based on our reading material.Walk in Beauty Sacred Circle: Drum, Sing, Pray & Connect Earth-based spirituality. Explore what it means to live a heart-centered life with the understanding that we are spiritual beings having a human experience. On-going monthly circle.Heart Expansion and Gratitude Ceremony Our co-created ceremony includes drumming, chanting, circle prayers, Language of Light Blessing, the crystal singing bowl Inter-dimensional healing energy and communication. (For information about any of these events, please contact the Institute).