I have found the Medicine Wheel maps so incredibly helpful in steering my long life. The world is very challenging at the moment and it feels as if we humans have lost our way. From the shamans’ point of view whatever is happening out there is the play, the drama of life, the ‘dream’ – but what is real is within.
I call the work contemporary shamanism because whilst it is based on the teaching of the ancient shamans – the “wise ones” and visionaries of the old cultures – it is nevertheless modern in approach and deals with the issues and difficulties of contemporary life. Shamanism has always been a non-dogmatic, adaptable set of philosophies, attitudes and pragmatic solutions as it has always responded to the needs of the people of the time.
Shamanism is a path to wisdom which is gained through experience of many facets of life, through rituals, ceremonies, prayer and meditation, trials and tests. It is not a belief system, it is a way of knowledge – that which is known from inside – that which stands up to tests and to the test of time, something that is proven to work, unlike beliefs which are something taken on from outside and not personally tested in the laboratory of life.
A course for women. The aim of this course is to teach the contemporary use of the Shamanic drum journey for yourself and others. We will be working with the gift of the drum journey and will work in-depth with the practise of journeying with a hand held drum. The journey drum is often known as the Shaman’s horse, which enables us to ride the resonances of the drum to places deep within our energy being and connection, where we are able to communicate with, receive from and affect the energies of our lives.
How to release the influence of ‘Dragons’ and retrieve your power. With Leo Rutherford & Juanita Puddifoot
Mid-Summer Shamanic Celebrations
With Leo Rutherford, MA Holistic Psychology, shamanic practitioner for 30 years. And Peter Askew, Yoga teacher and shamanic practitioner, martial artist, mindful and Qigong teacher.
Evolution Arts, Brighton. 10.30am – 5.30pm. With Leo Rutherford.
Maps of the Universe
When we go somewhere new, the first thing we usually do is check a map to help in plotting our course. But have you ever had a map of life? I didn’t until I discovered the Medicine Wheel – and what an extraordinary blessing it has been!
Sweatlodge, Visionquest, Sit spots, Flowering tree ceremonies. With Leo Rutherford & Phil Greenwood. We live on the land and we live off the land. However concreted over it may be, we still live on the land of Planet Earth. And however well wrapped in plastic and sanitised it may be, all our food comes from our Mother Earth.
Shamanic Maps of How the Universe Works.
The View through the Medicine Wheel is a magnificent reflection on how to live creative, healthy and happy lives. We are all on a great journey -but how different life would be if you had a good map?