January 21, 2016
January 2016 Newsletter
What is a Shaman
Before we get started on what ASC is offering this year, let's take a moment to reflect on Shamanism... It is starting to become more prevalent in the mainstream consciousness. But what is it? I am often asked, Can it be learned in a weekend workshop? How do I sign up?!
There are many levels to being a "Shaman." Anyone can sit in ceremony, or meditation, with a group of people and have a spiritual experience, but the training of a true shaman involves deep personal work, initiations and solo work in aligning with the power of the elements. It is not about emulating another culture, it is about learning how to work with the Divine, in your own culture, in a conscious and ethical way. We can learn from other cultures, but ultimately we live here!
In short, it takes much longer than a weekend, and is much more than gathering wisdom in a ceremony or journey, but you can get a taste of it in a weekend... And if you want to go further, and even become a healer, then there are skills and ethics to learn as well!
See more on our January 2016 Newsletter!