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 third 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 3 - Winter Solstice, the conception of new light – the North
The Winter Solstice this year is on December 21 at 10:29 AM—when the sun appears to stand still on the horizon in terms of its southerly movement. It marks the darkest time of the year, as well as the beginning of “enlightenment.” This is when religions often celebrate the birth of light out of darkness (or the successful passage of the light through its own night journey). Our cultural bias is often to seek rebirth of the light without ever having truly entered the dark for its lessons and blessings.
We will seek support from the symbolic powers of the North as we venture into our own depths and find the light waiting to be born there.
Sunday, December 10, 2017
In this session we will explore:
- Absorption into Earth
- The Dark Mother that nurtures our hidden sources of life
- The direction of the North—source of the courage to face the struggles of life (perhaps meeting a Warrior Ancestor)
- The Solstice Journey into the Sun for gifts for the people
As usual, drums and rattles are welcome, but not necessary.
If you register by Tuesday, December 5, with your email address, you will receive preliminary information to help prepare for the day.
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 Lives, The Karma in Your Relationships, and The End of Karma. Karl is a musician, astrologer, bee keeper, wine maker and student of Celtic Spirituality.