Shamanic Sound Journey & Trance Dance. September 2nd 2018, Forest Row.
With Sika Deer & Leo Rutherford
A multi-instrumentalist, performance and recording artist, music producer, workshop facilitator and visual artist. His versatile ritual-like performances have had crowds rejoicing around the world for over twenty years.
He is recognized by and conversant in the Aboriginal, Native American and Maori indigenous traditions. His musical journey has been that of a wisdom carrier — a sound weaver between the worlds.
With reverence he carries a unique ‘quiver’ of instruments that bridge us back to the timeless story of humanity’s relationship with sound. Each instrument bears stories from afar — stories reuniting us with the peoples of the land, the ancestors and their source.
MA Holistic Psychology, once an engineer, now a practitioner of shamanism for over thirty years. He brings a lot of life experience, humour, accumulated knowledge and a pressing desire to know how the Universe really works. Plus a great joy in dance, in music, in rhythm and the release and presence it brings.
For the first time, the merging of these two men, in a powerful Shamanic Sound Journey & Trance Dance workshop. Both Sika and Leo have worked in this way for over 25 years and are specialists in their fields…
Trance-Dance brings together body movement, dynamic rhythms, healing sounds, transformational breathing techniques together stimulating a trance state that promotes spiritual awakenings, mental clarity and emotional well-being.
Shamanic journeying takes us inside while the body goes into rest mode. The monotonous beat of the drum enables an opening in our visionary centres. Travelling with specific intent, engages our inner being/spirit to give us pictures, senses and feelings to help understanding life patterns and life ‘stuff’.. Both these methods take participants on an ‘inner journey’ outside of normal perceptions of space/time.
THE INTENTION: To help people connect their inner and outer worlds, to heal old wounds within, to enable us to bring dreams from the world of spirit into matter and thus enjoy a creative and fruitful life, to dance their dreams awake.
There is a feeling in Sika’s ‘music’ his sounds, that comes from his deep passion for life. A soul searching, spirit driven response inherently truthful in every expressive tone, mood, vibration, timbre and note that he plays.
The raw, humorous and un-compromising path that Leo takes us along, as he opens our eyes, ears and all senses on all levels to other worlds and realities…this is the spark of pure spirit. Sika says: “Leo was my first official teacher of Shamanic practices, over 30 years ago. It is a great honour to be now co-facilitating alongside my mentor. I fully respect this elder and am grateful for our friendship”
Sun 2 September 2018, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM BST
LOCATION: Emerson College, Hartfield Road, Forest Row, East Sussex, RH18 5JX
TICKETS: £95 from Eventbrite – details tba