Shaman 2: Dreaming the Crystal Body
The first Shaman workshop opened us experientially into the ‘world as energy’, expanding our concepts of space and time, and developing the ability to see and hear in new 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 guidance. Now the images of who we might be have expanded.
The Shaman 2 develops the senses of ‘hunting’ and ’gathering’ images, and particularly acquiring the skill of story telling. Using earth, air, fire, and water in synergistic alignment, we utilise communal creative space to deepen the art of shaping healing fictions. We make our own ‘mask of death and beauty’ and come to understand the purpose and use of ritual costume.
This workshop explores further living the extraordinary within the ordinary. Playing ceremonially every day, we develop the vitality of imaginal consciousness and embodying this passionate involvement. 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 ability to sustain an intense environment.
7-days. Knysna. Residential. Homework.
Ocean and deep earth rituals, image work, story creation, study, discussion, sculpture, song, breath training, firework, good food, play and laughter. Chopping wood and carrying water.