The Course consists of the following; Year 1
Weekend 1. Shamanic Journeying
A shaman is a ‘Master of Ecstasy’ (Mercia Eliade). The word ecstasy comes from the Greek – ex-stasis – meaning outside the limited, narrow, trance-state we call ‘normal’ waking reality.
The classical shamanic journey is one of the most profound visionary methods of obtaining hidden knowledge and wisdom. It is a powerful way to facilitate self-transformation, and personal empowerment.
Participants on this course will learn advanced shamanic journeying techniques, and explore the cosmology of the shaman, known as the Upper , Lower , and Middle worlds.
Weekend 2. Soul Retrieval
From a shamanic perspective one of the two main causes of illness, is a loss of power (or life force), and the other an ‘intrusion’ of an invasive external force within our field of energy.
The recapitulation of life force is the body of work, which restores or recapitulates lost life force. Soul Retrieval is one of the most well-known and effective practices to this end.
To understand how recapitulation practices work, we need to look at the multidimensional nature of reality and move away from a linear sequential perspective. From this expanded perspective, ‘anything which has ever happened to anybody, anywhere; it is still happening somewhere’. If a traumatic event occurred for a person 10, 20 and so on years ago, for that person it is still happening, and in some way still influencing the person’s life.
Shamanism does not dwell on past events; there is only this vast awesome ever-moving great moment of now where there is no separate past, present, or future. It is possible for a practitioner to journey and move outside of linear time to go to the place where that energetic event is still occurring for that individual. Find and bring back that person’s life force which is held in that energetic event, and when this has been carried out, then the therapeutic healing of the event and it’s consequences can truly begin.
The loss of life-force is known as soul-loss, and this can take place when we suffer a trauma, have an accident, experience strong emotional exchanges with a loved one, separation from a partner, death of a loved one, go through a pervasive period of difficult circumstances. When we undergo a severe trauma typically a part of our vital nature goes away, so that we can survive what ever is happening to us. It is a way for the body and consciousness to survive severe trauma. Problems develop when the soul part or fragment does not return. It may not want to come back, or may not be able to return due to the nature of the trauma
There are a number of symptoms of soul-loss, for example, when people feel that they are observing life as an outsider, rather than engaging and being fully involved. Other common symptoms are when people feel that they are being ‘spaced’ out a lot of the time, not really here. Other symptoms that …