“The shaman perceives a world of total aliveness, in all parts personal, in all parts sentient, in all parts capable of being known and used.” Jean Houston
“Nowhere in the Bible, for example, is there any argument about the existence of gods, demons, angels. People did not first ‘believe in’ God: they experienced His Presence.” R D Laing
Meeting the Dreamingbody:
An Introduction to Shamanism
This weekend workshop introduces the concepts of shamanic consciousness, living with the Anima Mundi, the Soul of the World. The first lesson is learning to ‘tune in’, to hear Spirit guiding us. The next lesson is to differentiate background noise from the essential message.
Training includes how to shape time and to see space, power walks, and the way to walk amongst invisible energies, sealing space, the importance of paying gatekeepers and how to make payment, and how to sustain ‘doubleness’, holding different viewing points at the same time without this becoming a paranoid duality.
We begin to examine the very personal impact of consensus and ordinary reality on Shamanic consciousness. In discussing how to prepare for the inevitable consequences that accompany the shifts of consciousness, it is valuable to discuss the ethical obligations of opening to shamanic perspectives. Living amongst an ordinary and conscious group of like-minded fellow travellers, we come to understand what we need to know and do, as we walk between worlds and learn ‘the ten thousand things’ that keep us on a path of heart.
Homework: ‘Shaman Journey’ . Study.
This workshop is the now incorporated as the first part of the 8-day shaman 1 course.