I wanted to let those of you based in London and the South East know about the calendar of meetings of the Greenwich Shamanic Spirit Circle in 2012. Half of the Circles will have a ‘northern tradition’ flavour while the other half are being co-hosted by the truly magnificent Bhavna Mistry from Life Healing Values and will focus on connection, soul path, and heart-centred awakening.
The Circle is based at The Yogi Tree. You can receive further information by following StarFire Alchemy on Facebook, joining our newsletter, or simply letting me know you plan to attend by emailing email@example.com
Friday 13th April 2012: Working with power animals
This class will focus on one of the most important, and well known, aspects of shamanic practice – journeying to find, and then working with, power animals. This is the last in our first six-month series of Circles and the proceeds of the Circle will be donated to The Shamanic Voice.
Friday 11th May 2012: The Eagle and the Serpent
During 2012 a number of sessions will be devoted to the northern tradition which has a rich heritage of shamanic practice. At the very heart of the Germanic cosmology is the World Tree Yggdrasil (‘Odin’s Steed’) which contains within it the Nine Worlds of northern tradition. At the top of the World Tree rests a great Eagle while, at its base the serpent Nidhogg gnaws continuously upon its roots. In this circle we will be exploring their mysteries and ways in which we can work with them.
Friday 8th June 2012: Power of the Sun
I am delighted to be running a number of circles with special guest teacher Bhavna Mistry from Life Healing Values. Bhavna is a phenomenally gifted healer and teacher who works at an intense level with heart focused healing and soul path work. In this first joint circle we will be sharing different approaches from around the world for working with the energies of the Sun.
Friday 13th July 2012: The Soul Tapestry
Within the northern tradition we work with the concept of ‘Wyrd’ which might be considered similar to karma. Northern practitioners are skilled at weaving and re-weaving Wyrd as a means of bringing about deep soul-level healing. In this special session we will be working with the Mistresses of Wyrd, the Nornir, to find out what our individual soul tapestries can tell us about our soul paths and healing journeys.
Friday 10th August 2012: Power of the Moon
In this joint circle Bhavna and Magin will be sharing different approaches from around the world for working with the energies of the Moon.
Friday 14th September 2012: Energy of Dragon
The dragon is a revered and often feared creature within many cultures. Ferocious, terrible, powerful, beautiful, these fabulous creatures hoard wisdom, wealth and great magical skill. Many cultures identify dragons with the elements, or as the spirits or protectors of the land, sea and sky. Our work with dragon will be focused on the individual soul paths and healing needs of the group.
Friday 12th October 2012: Power of Star
In this circle we will be looking at the idea of the ‘guiding star’, exploring the idea of our soul path being ‘written in the stars’, and working the energy of star as a transformative and guiding force.
Friday 9th November 2012: Working with your Disir Circle
Within the northern tradition every person is said to have their own personal disir circle; a circle of protective spirits who guide and guard us from birth through to death (and quite possibly beyond). The traditional disir circle is made up of female ancestral spirits and goddesses, although many find that their circle also includes power animals, male ancestors, and spirit beings. Getting to know your disir circle is a hugely powerful way of connecting with your spiritual and ancestral heritage and forming a deeper connection with the protective powers who are there to help and guide you in times of difficulty, sorrow or danger.
Friday 14th December 2012: The Heart Seed
The shamanic path is sometimes referred to as ‘seeing with the heart’ and much of our work as shamanic practitioners is focused on removing the obstacles to this true vision. The heart seed contains the potential of our true selves and, at the darkest time of the year the heart seed burns brightly, yearning to guide us into growth for the new year.