SCTW: May Day

Explore building power in seasonal celebrations, the directions, cycles, healing, myths, and our relationship with the invisible other worlds (those outside and within us). This is the sixth in a series of eight shamanic events. Each session will explore a traditional seasonal celebration of the Celts, nature mysticism, myths and a method of healing. Six of the sessions will explore the five directions of Irish tradition. Each session is scheduled prior to the usual seasonal celebration so that participants can be more attentive to the meaning of the time and can craft their own observance.


Shamanic Celebrations of the Turning Wheel(SCTW): Explorations of Time, Space and Soul

- A printable flyer with description and dates for this series is here.

- A printable flyer for this session is here.


Session 6 - May Day and Beltane, the traditional beginning of Summer, another “thin” time

The first of May is another “thin time”—like Halloween (Samhain)—and marks a significant change of season. This was the traditional Celtic beginning of summer. Fires were lit, and the fertility of nature was celebrated. Light is strong and still increasing. 


With the worlds close, it’s a good time to align with the Gentle Folk and other spirits of nature. Thus, in our time together this session, we will:

  • Hear about the importance of the Beltane Fire on the Hill of Uisneach (and Karl’s visit there)
  • Seek ways to honor the forces that sustain life and our relationship with the Good Folk
  • Enter the fire on the Hill of Uisneach for inspiration and renewal
  • Process some of the discoveries people have made over the course of these seasonal celebrations
  • Celebrate with songs and chants


Sunday, April 22, 2017

2:00–5:15 PM


Cost: $30 per session, but you are free to give according to your means.


Participants should be familiar with the shamanic journey and have a strong relationship with their spirit helpers.


Karl Schlotterbeck is a licensed psychologist with a specialty in de-hypnotic past-life therapy. He has been trained in Celtic, Mongolian and Core shamanism; and is the author of Living Your Past LivesThe Karma in Your Relationships, and The End of Karma. Karl is a musician, astrologer, bee keeper, wine maker and student of Celtic Spirituality.