Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Local Shamanism Lessons This Weekend

I am posting this for my liberal Episcopalian friends who are seriously into other religions and for my serious Christian friends who might find the following notice amusing and sad. I know some Episcopalians who will be interested in this workshop. They should feel free to contact me for the details since I have redacted the contact information.

This is the Basic workshop through The Foundation for Shamanic Studies, a non-profit public 501(c)(3) charitable and educational organization. 
Shamanic Journeying, Power, and Healing

During the Basic experiential workshop, participants are introduced to core shamanism, the universal, near-uni-versal, or common basic methods of the shaman to enter nonordinary reality for problem solving and healing.
That was a mouthful. It kinda reminds me of Episcobabble. I guess I'll call it "Shamanababble".
Particular emphasis is on the classic shamanic journey, one of the most remarkable visionary methods used by humankind to explore the hidden universe otherwise known mainly through myth and dream.
Aren't hallucinogenic drugs part of the classic shamanic journey?
Participants are initiated into shamanic journeying, aided by drumming and other techniques for experiencing the shamanic state of consciousness and for awakening dormant spiritual abilities, including connections with Nature. 
At least there are none of those unnatural tambourines.
Practice includes comparisons by participants of their discoveries in shamanic journeys as well as being introduced to shamanic divination and healing. They are also provided with methods for journeying to meet and study with their own individual spirit helpers in nonordinary reality, a classic step in shamanic practice.
I always wanted to meet someone in nonordinary reality.
Participants learn how the journey is utilized to restore spiritual power and health, and how shamanism can be applied in contemporary daily life to help heal oneself, others, and the Planet. 
Can you earn a degree in Planetary Medicine?
Please bring:• A rattle or a drum if you have one.• A bandana or other eye covering.• A cushion and/or blanket.• A rough-surfaced GRAPEFRUIT-sized rock.• A pen and notebook to record your journeys.• A bag lunch (optional).
Wear comfortable layered clothing and warm socks. Please do not use perfumes or scented oils (some participants may have allergies). 
I knew I should have kept that GRAPEFRUIT sized rock.
Completion of this workshop qualifies participants to take more advanced FSS workshops.
(and spend more money)
WORKSHOP DATE AND TIMEApril 22 & 23, 2017 10 am - 5:30 pm
FEE AND REGISTRATIONFee: $250 with a $25 discount for paid in full registration by March 24, 2017.
Only 250 bucks to journey universally, near-uni-versally, or commonly into nonordinary reality! Sign me up!


  1. I'm a little worried about what they're going to use those rocks for. Stoning comes to mind -- although they may all be stoned in another sense.

    I thought I could find out where this is by googling "shamanism South Carolina." I didn't, but goodness, shamans are all over the Carolinas, according to the search results.

    Having lost God, people are searching for meaning under all kinds of rocks.