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This series explores the shamanic foundations of Celtic spirituality through the modern tradition of eight seasonal holidays.
In-session time will be devoted primarily to ritual, journeys, and discussion. Journeys will explore the mythical and mystical power of the seasons using imagery of the Irish pantheon, and their application to our own lives.
Most of the teaching will be provided in the Introduction and Orientation seminar on October 19 and in preparatory material sent before each session. Therefore, those taking only selected classes should also take the Introduction and Orientation session.
Participants will be encouraged to journal and to be aware of the rhythms of the seasons in their own everyday lives.
Oct. 19 Introduction and Orientation
Nov. 2 Samhain (Halloween – Feast of Release and Indrawing)
Dec. 21 Winter Solstice (Yule or Christmas – Feast of Rebirth)
Feb. 1 Imbolc (Feast of Awakening)
Mar. 15 Spring Equinox (Feast of Flowing)
May 3 Bealtaine (May Day – Feast of Flowering)
June 21 Summer Solstice (Feast of Fruiting)
Aug. 2 Lughnasadh (Feast of the First Harvest)
Sept. 20 Fall Equinox (Feast of Fallow)
Nov. 1 Samhain (Feast of Death/Release)
All seminars are on Tuesdays at 7:00 PM and last from 90 minutes to two hours.
Registration at least one week prior to each session is important so that preparatory material can be sent. Register with Ann at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can register for the entire series or for any combination of individual topics.
These seminars are open to those who have a good working relationship with their Shamanic spirit helpers.
Suggested donation is $15 per session, but in recognition of differing situations, participants are invited to donate according to their means. Pay by clicking on the Donate button above or mail a check with "Shaman Class" in the memo line to Unity North Spiritual Center, 11499 Martin St. NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55433.
Access links and instructions to prepare for each session will be sent to those who pre-register. Links to the video recording of the session will be sent after each session.
Karl Schlotterbeck has been a student of shamanism since 1986. His teachers have included Michael Harner, Sandra Ingerman, Ailo Gaup, Connie Grauds, Sarangerel and, most extensively, Tom Cowan. He has been involved in Druidry for decades, served as archdruid for six years in an initiatory Druid order, and developed a three-year Druidic training curriculum. In his professional life, he has been a psychologist, past-life therapist, HeartMath Trainer and Coach, and author. He’s a musician, grandfather, beekeeper, astrologer, and yeast herder.