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COURSE CALENDAR 2017

BASIC COURSES:

The Shaman's Journey
10-12 March, Copenhagen, Denmark
20-23 July, Halland, Sweden
24 -26 Nov, Aarhus, Denmark

COURSE REGISTRATION
 
ADVANCED COURSES:

Shamanic Practice Day - Planting Seeds
2 April, Åsbacka, Sweden
 

Shamanic Healing with Nature
28 April - 1 May, Ireland
The Cycle of Giving & Receiving
5-7 May, Sussex, UK
Blessed by the Moon
3-7 May, Sjælland, Denmark
6-10 Sept, Poulstone, UK
Shamanic Counselling 1
20-26 Aug, Åsbacka, Sweden
The Power of Ritual
6-8 Oct, Copenhagen, Denmark
1yr Shamanic Healing & Mentoring
Nov 2016-Nov 2017, Åsbacka, Sweden
 
 
OTHER EVENTS:
Shamanic Earth Gathering
25-30 July, Tokalynga, Sweden
 
COURSES NOT IN SEASON:
Shamanic Healing 1
Shamanic Healing 2
Shamanic Counselling 2
Voice of the Earth
Soul Retrieval
Rhythms of Life 
Return to Spirit
Spirit Voice  
Seidr
Forest Power
Step Into Change
Spirit Dance
 

 

THE CYCLE OF GIVING & RECEIVING

Using drum journeys, nature work and spirit dance, this weekend workshop explores the relationship between giving and receiving, both in our own lives and in the world around us. Shamanic practice is based on a deep sense of inter-being, of developing relationships to our Spirit Helpers and offering our gratitude back to them.

In the shamanic worldview, giving and receiving are part of a natural cycle that helps to sustain life. When we are able to give and receive more fully, power flows easily and it is possible to live in balance and harmony. So what do we need in order to move with this cycle? How can we learn to Give without Losing and Receive without Taking? How do we receive the gifts that the Spirits and Life offers to us? How do we share those gifts with the world and give our thanks in return?

From ancient times shamans worked together with Spirits and Nature to ask for healing, power and wisdom. In appreciation of this help, shamans always ask what they can give in exchange. Seen from this perspective, current environmental issues relate to being out of balance, both with the world and within our selves. When the Earth is treated as a resource from which we take what we want without offering anything in return, the cycle is broken.

There are simple and powerful ways to re-learn how to live in relationship. By awakening a feeling of connection, giving no longer seems like a sacrifice but becomes an act of mutual benefit. Receiving becomes a natural source of nourishment. In this way, the cycle of reciprocity helps to heal both the Earth and ourselves.

Participants must have completed introductory course The Shaman's Journey or agreed equivalent.

5-7 May, 2017: Eastbourne, East Sussex, UK. Taught by Jonathan and Zara in English. Contact Zara by email: courses@asbacka.org . Fully residential. Price: £330, deposit: £130, includes food and accommodation. Start 4.30pm Fri, end 4pm Sun.

For information about the venue, see http://www.retreattogayles.co.uk

To read about each course, click on the links in the Course Calendar on the left.
To get general information about booking a place, click on Registration.