First Sundays, 7:00 - 10:00 pm
During these basic experiential workshops, participants are introduced to core shamanism, the universal, near-universal, and common methods of the shaman to enter non-ordinary reality for problem solving and healing. Special emphasis is on the classic (Siberian/Mongolian) shamanic journeying styles and methods as well as those that are of Northern European in nature (not Native American). Particular emphasis is also placed upon the classic shamanic journey (Upper, Middle and Lower Realms of the World Tree), one of the most remarkable visionary methods used by humankind to explore the hidden universe otherwise known mainly through myth and dream. Participants are initiated into shamanic journeying, aided by drumming and other techniques for experiencing the shamanic state of consciousness and for awakening dormant spiritual abilities, including connections with Nature. The practice includes comparisons by participants of their discoveries in shamanic journeys as well as being introduced to shamanic divination and healing. They are also provided with methods for journeying to meet and study with their own individual spirit helpers in non-ordinary reality, a classic step in shamanic practice. Participants will learn how the journey is utilized to restore spiritual power and health, and how shamanism can be applied in contemporary daily life to help heal oneself, others, and the planet. This course is a prerequisite for all of the advanced courses
Learning shamanism is not just a matter of acquiring methods, but also of increasing spiritual power and knowing how to use it. From the shamanic point of view, people who are not spiritually "power-filled” are prone to illness, accidents, and misfortune. Anyone who has had a traumatic experience may lose a portion of their soul, of their spiritual essence. There are also other reasons this may occur. In the workshops which we hope to provide you with, participants will eventually learn about soul loss and soul retrieval from a shamanic perspective. There will be a particular emphasis on the importance of shamanic power to do successful soul retrieval. Participants will also learn how to re-empower a client’s soul after it has been returned so that the client is once again spiritually power-filled, leading to greater health and well-being. This soul retrieval training is based on worldwide core principles and methods. It does not require Western psychological perspectives and practices.
Please remember that drumming in a sacred place can be powerful and life-changing! Welcome everyone!
WHEN: EVERY FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH. Check our facebook events page for dates and more info.
Metta Center of St. Petersburg
4554 Central Ave. Unit F
St. Petersburg, FL 33711
WHAT TO BRING:
If you like, you may bring a rattle, drum or any musical instrument if you have one, no worries if you don’t, it’s not mandatory. Wear comfortable clothing, warm socks, and bring a bandana or scarf (something to cover your eyes with) if you wish, and a cushion or yoga mat and/or blanket, though there are some there as well if you don’t feel like bringing them along.
In order to cover the expenses for renting the space, the voluntary participation fee/Love Offering for the course is $5 for students, the unemployed, and pensioners; and $10 for everyone else. The money will be used to cover the expense of renting the space only, and anything left over will be used to buy coffee and tea for us to drink at the events.
You must send an email to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org, in order to be officially registered for the session. Simply hitting the “going” button in Facebook is not enough. Only those that have confirmed by email their participation will be ensured a place. Our limit is 15. The deadlines for registration are at least 2 days before the event itself. Welcome all religions, creeds, colors – or just plain human beings!
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
Henno Erikson Parks, Shaman
Co-sponsor: Joran Slane Oppelt,
Minister and Founder of Integral Church
Henno Erikson Parks is a Northern European Shaman of Estonian descent more specifically and of deep Finno-Ugric roots more broadly. He is a healer, teacher, and a scholar, who dedicates himself to helping and advising people on their spiritual path. He has been called to this same shamanic path for 15 years, and has lived for the past 23 years in Northern Europe, where he has studied the practices, beliefs, and customs of the native peoples of Europe and Siberia. He has learned to listen to Spirit and follow its guidance and counsel, to heal and help people, to honor nature, and all of creation.
(every Monday 7:15 - 8:15)
(2nd Tuesday 7:30-9:00)
SPIRITUALITY FOR MEN
(last Tuesday 7:30-9:00)