‘Before enlightenment, chop wood and carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood and carry water.’
Shaman 2: Dreaming the Crystal Body
The first Shaman workshop opened us experientially into the ‘world as energy’, expanding space and time and developing the ability to see and hear in different ways. Going on ‘walkabout’ in Middleworld and paying attention, dreaming, drumming and gathering soul songs, journeys into the Underworld and death dances, flights into the Overworld and guides. The images of who and what we might be has expanded.
The Shaman 2 develops the senses of dreaming and stalking and especially acquiring the skill of story telling. Using earth, air, fire and water in synergistic alignment, we create and then utilize communal creative space to deepen the art of sharing healing fictions. Then we come to understand the role of ritual costume and how to make our own ‘mask of death and beauty’.
This workshop explores further living the extraordinary in the ordinary. Playing ceremonially every day, we develop and sustain the vitality of imaginal consciousness and learn to embody this passionate involvement with our lives. We understand the meaning, risk, challenges, and pleasure of ‘voluntary interdependence’ and of living the dreamingbody ecologically.
The entry requirement is Shaman 1 plus the emotional ability to stay in an intense and inspiring environment.
7-day workshop. Knysna. Residential. Homework.
Sea and deep earth ritual, image work, story telling, study, discussion, sculpture, song, poetry, breath training, firework, good food, play and laughter. Chopping wood and carrying water.