Conversations with the Spirit World:
a Spring Equinox 3-day retreat
20-22 March (Spring Equinox), 2015 - (wait list)
(Chalet Ganesha, Champéry, Residential Retreat)
led by Jacqueline Teoh
From a shamanic perspective, the non-ordinary reality or the Spirit World is also a reality. For the shaman, dreams are also places within the non-ordinary reality. With the aid of tools like drumming, song and dance, the shaman enters a shamanic state of consciousness. In this altered state of consciousness, the shaman is able to meet, converse and partner with his or her tutelary spirits in the Spirit World, the hidden realms, to access information for problem-solving and healing.
Accessing the Spirit World is a matter of shifting our perception. The Spirit World is here and now.
Communication with the Spirit World is also a natural and a daily aspect of our human experience, our birth-right. Consequently most of the communication experienced by people in the world is unintentional and often unconscious.
The objective of this 3-day exploratory play-shop is to allow people to experience the communication with the Spirit World intentionally and consciously by working with the hidden realms of compassion, with the goal of self-enlightenment (Know Thyself).
We will further explore and map the non-ordinary reality to deepen our connection with the Spirit World through shamanic journeying, shamanic dreamwork, meditation, mental mediumship, trance mediumship, theater, song, dance, rituals and a Lakota purification ceremony (Inipi - led by Pascal Cavin).
We will also work on the following:
- grounding, centering and achieving stillness of the mind through meditation
- energy cultivation practices in being with the power
- understanding the Spirit World and how the communication with the Spirit World is carried out effectively
- how to interpret our own symbolic language with the Spirit World
- how in communicating with the Spirit World can bring about healing for ourselves and the earth, our home
- there will also be an opportunity to take part in a full trance mediumship ceremony and to converse with a discarnate spirit in the flesh, for divination and healing
- laugh, dance, sing, share delicious healthy food and celebrate all of life!
Pre-requisite: you need to have taken the Intro to Shamanic Journeying workshop or equivalent (basic shamanic journeying skills). This course does NOT certify a person to be a shaman. There is no such thing as certifying shamans. It is the successful results in shamanic healing that make a person recognized by his/her community as a shaman or shamanic healer, and even that status can change at any time according to a practitioner’s relationship with the helping spirits.
Price: CHF 450.- (fees only, price does not include accommodation and food)
Time: Friday: 12:30 (lunch), work commences at 14:00 on Friday until Sunday 1630, including fire ceremony either on Friday and/or Saturday evening.
To book: A 100 CHF non-refundable deposit, cash/bank transfer is required to secure your place. Contact Jacqueline. Remaining payment is due 30-days before the workshop*.*Cancellation policy: cancellation of participation 3 weeks before date of event; 10% fee: 2 weeks before 50% fee: during week leading up to workshop 100% fee. Living Resonance and partners reserve the right to cancel any of its workshops or training course, or the partcipation of anyone, at any time for any reason. In such a case workshop fees and deposit paid in advance will be reimbursed.
Accommodation: Price CHF 294. Inc: Two night's accommodation* Full board (2x breakfast, 3x lunch, 2x dinner)
*including tourist tax, use of sauna, twin-sharing (double room) or triple-sharing (large room) basis. Chalet Ganesha is a 5-star swiss chalet in the Swiss Alps but in keeping costs to a minimum for participants - please bring own bed sheet, pillow case/sleeping bag and towel. If you wish to use the Chalet's bed sheet, pillow case and duvet covers, there is an additional 25 CHF charge for the 3-days. If you would like to request for own private room, additional chf 50.- per night supplement is charged (additional 10 CHF if using chalet's bed sheet, pillow case, duvet covers). Additional nights or meals on arrival can also be requested with supplement. Max participants 14.
IMPORTANT: Please inform us of any special diet requirements, allergies. Fresh, organic, vegetarian food is served.
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