"Positive Living with Your Inner Shaman" - April 2010

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In this month's E-zine...

* Dreams are Whispers from the Soul
* Beltaine, Shamanism & LifeSkills: Events & Training
* Movement Medicine: 9 Gateways To Living The Dream
* Shaking Medicine: The Healing Power of Ecstatic Movement
* Eat that Frog! - Tips for Procrastinators!
* Illumination: The Shaman's Way of Healing
* Living the Shaman's Dream - Video Descriptions
* Write an Article or submit Feedback for this E-zine?


Dreams are Whispers from the Soul
Check out this stunning, beautiful and uplifting online video [allow a few moments for it to download]

Shamanism & Interpersonal Skills Events - 2010
* Beltane celebration: May 2nd
* Soul Retrieval Day May 9th
* Shamanic Nature Practices Workshop May 16th
* Cambridgeshire Shamanic Drumming Circle Meetings
* Shamanic Journeying Workshop: June 13th
* Basic Shamanic Practitioner Training Course [July]
DETAILS: UK Shamanism Workshops
* "Intuitive & Listening Skills" Course
* "Deal with Verbal Abuse!" Workshop
DETAILS: UK Lifeskills Training Workshops

Movement Medicine: 9 Gateways To Living The Dream
At last year's UK Shamanic Practitioners' Conference [www.shamanconference.co.uk] 'Dancing with the Ancestors', many of us had the wonderful experience of an ecstatic drumming dance session with Ya'Acov and Susannah Darling Khan. They have now released a CD called "Movement Medicine: 9 Gateways to Living the Dream" which is currently available on bargain offer!

The CD contains a mix of meditations, processes and music to exercise [and exorcise!] your mind, body, emotions and spirit. It is a guide to the ancient and modern "psychotherapeutic and shamanic", devotional and traditional, scientific and the mystical, all woven together into simple yet profound experiences to support us in living our dream. The CD augments their book "Movement Medicine: How to Awaken, Embody and Dance Your Dream" [New and Used Copy Offers] which is an instruction manual laced with funny, inspiring and moving personal stories from the authors' lives plus 38 recipes to change the way you see and feel about yourself and your place in this world. They say "Take a deep breath. Your drum is calling you. Its rhythm is in your blood. We are being challenged as a species to raise our game. The 9 Gateways are a map and a guide for the critical times we live in."

What they offer is is a grounding and uplifting modern meditation practice rooted in the traditions of ecstatic dance, suitable for "anybody in a body". Everyone, no matter their age, shape or background, has a dancer inside them. This dancer has the capacity to access wisdom, vitality and creativity that we cannot access with intellect alone. The exercises in this book combine movement and meditation to guide you on a profound and transformational journey.

Susannah and Ya’Acov have studied with healers and shamans from the Amazon to the Arctic Circle, including an 18-year apprenticeship with Gabrielle Roth of "Five Rhythms" fame. Susannah’s background is in anthropology, Gestalt, voice and music. Ya’Acov’s background is in shamanism and visual communications. Why not try some Movement Medicine yourself at our forthcoming workshop in East Anglia?... UK Movement Medicine Workshop.

Shaking Medicine: The Healing Power of Ecstatic Movement
Coming from a background of 3 decades of veterinary practice, I was well aware that shaking is the number 1 stress management technique used by animals. A wild creature in particular cannot afford to slip into stress, depression or burnout - death from predation or starvation would soon follow! So they physically, emotionally and spirituality SHAKE OFF life's traumas and setbacks in order to remain fully present and alive in the HERE AND NOW. I was therefore really taken by Bradford P. Keeney's manual on the ancient Shamanic art of "Shaking Medicine" [special offer].

His manual [includes a 40-minute CD of ecstatic drumming music for shaking] is a revolutionary call to reawaken our bodies and minds to powerful healing through ecstatic movement. He has studied and practised this art around the world with Quakers, Shakers, Kalahari Bushmen, Native American Shakers of the Pacific Northwest and Japanese SEIKU JUTSU practitioners. He instructs readers in how to shake for physical AND spiritual therapeutic benefit. Shaking Medicine reintroduces the oldest medicine on earth - the "ecstatic shaking" of the human body, which Keeney proposes as the essential holistic counterbalance to the deep relaxation of meditative practices.

Most people's worst fear is that of "losing control" - of situations, emotions and, most of all, of our bodies. Yet in order to achieve the transcendent state necessary to experience deep healing and a return to living in a harmonious flow of spirit we MUST be able, on occasions, to surrender control. Keeney explores the full spectrum of the healing cycle that occurs when moving from ecstatic arousal to deep trance relaxation. He explains how the alternating movement produced while shaking brings all the body's energetic systems into balance. He includes practical exercises in how to shake for physical therapeutic benefit and shows how these techniques lead ultimately to vibrant health and spiritual attunement.
Why not try Shaking Medicine yourself at our forthcoming "Movement Medicine" workshop?...
UK Movement Medicine Workshop.

Eat that Frog! - Tips for Procrastinators!
Tough but fair!! Free Online Movie

"Illumination: The Shaman's Way of Healing"
Just published 2010! - check out this 45% DISCOUNT INTRODUCTORY OFFER
Life itself invites us to be initiated through many means - the possibility of love, the loss of a parent or friend, the birth of a child or a serious health crisis. Dr. Alberto Villoldo's guide to a healing journey - forged by the timeless wisdom of indigenous cultures and the latest theories of neurobiology.

"The most powerful way to successfully solve physical and emotional problems is to undergo a sacred initiation that leads to rebirth-and illumination. Recounting his own experiences, tracing the mythologies of an array of cultures, and expanding his inquiry into the field of neurobiology, Alberto shows readers how they can benefit from these sacred practices. "Life itself invites us to be initiated through many means, the possibility of love, the loss of a parent or friend, the birth of a child, or a serious health crisis. True initiation is empowered by facing these challenges and experiencing the spiritual rebirth, or illumination, that follows. As you progress through the stages in this journey, you'll come to understand the causes of your suffering and how to free yourself from the pain and drama of your unhealed emotions."
See also our: UK Shamanic Healing workshop.

Living the Shaman's Dream - Video Descriptions
Online video presentations in which shamanic practitioners speak about what shamanism means to them...
Shaman Society Videos

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