by leo posted January 2, 2017 category Eagle's Wing News, Workshops & Training Events

cocopellieExplorations on the Shaman’s Path.   

First year of a two year course.

With Leo Rutherford

One of the experiences that set me on the shamans’ path is a trip in Peru back in 1986 with Alberto Villoldo and Inca/Moche shaman don Eduardo Calderon. This was framed as a journey to the Four Directions and it changed me for good. Ever since I have seen/sensed/felt/lived life from the perspective of and guided by the Medicine Wheel.

The Medicine Wheel is a circle of power and knowledge, a way of understanding life framed in a circle. It teaches of our connection to all things, it shows us our way back to centre, our way home. The medicine Wheel is not a belief system but a way to see life clearly, a series of diagrams to help understand the structure of life and see how one action causes another. It reaches how to steer a good heart-full road through life’s many challenges.

This course will take the form of a journey, first on the Red Road – to the South, (the past, the inner child, the emotional body, water, and the qualities of trust and innocence), and the North (the future, the adult, the mental body, air, and the qualities of knowledge and wisdom,) and second on the Blue Road – to the West (present moment, the inner spirit adult, the physical body, the earth and the qualities of self-knowledge) and the East (timeless, the magical child, the spirit, fire and the quality of personal power).

The journey starts where we are and leads to much greater self knowledge, sense of empowerment, ability to manifest the life we really want to live, and feelings of satisfaction and joy in being the self that we are.

1. First meeting – the Medicine Wheel starting with the Twenty count, the Four Directions, ceremony of commitment to the journey and to ourself and each other, a look into your life story as if it were a movie. Journey to see into what has brought you to this present moment.

2. Your life story to date. The Star Maiden’s Circle – exploring into the stuff that has been governing your life and how to gain freedom from those old false messages, to unstick your life. Trance dance into possible futures.

3. Looking into grief and joy. Trust exercises and other challenges to shift your energy matrix.

4. Intro to the Blue Road. Dance, play and the Magical Child. Psychic development exercises, exploring energy.

5. Deeper on the Blue road. Sweatlodge ceremony, letting go the old and calling in the new. A look at death both the final act of life and the challenge of aliveness versus deadness while alive.

6. Ceremonies of integration, rounding the circle, Trance dance and journeying. Sound bath. Completions, grounding, looking to the future.

That is an abbreviated list of probable happenings! There will be many other ceremonies and experiences as we move along the road of unfoldment.

The course is designed to help you navigate whatever life throws at you. To take you to a place where you have much more power to deal with life and its stuff. As the group bonds and trust develops, so we get to go much deeper. There will be homework assignments and we will set up email/skype sharing so everyone can help each other and continue the group’s process while we are apart.

The second year will include practitioner training.  

Group 2.   1 : February 18-19th    2: March 17-19th   3:  May 27-28th   4: July 1-2nd    5: August 26-27th.  6:  September 22-24th    Saturday 10am – 6pm, Sunday 10am – 5pm. Also Friday evenings 7-9.30pm on 2nd and final meetings

Venue: Clophill Centre, Shefford Road, Clophill, Bedfordshire, MK45 4BT

£785 by instalments. Booking deposit £150 (Preferred instalments: 1st meeting £225 / 3rd £225 / 5th £185)  Work exchange /bursaries can be arranged.

Booking: / /  01525-861456/ 862278     Simple accommodation at Clophill or option of local B&B’s.

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