Online. Foundation Level Shamanic Practitioner’s Course, Module Four: Cost €110
The Way of the Snake: Masks of Transformation
In module four of the Foundation level Shamanic Practitioner’s Course: The Way of the Snake: Masks of Transformation, we will again look at the Spiritual path of the student and help develop the apprentice Shamanic Practitioner’s Spiritual goals and direction. As the Snake sheds its skin, so can we. It is never too late, or too difficult, to address those aspects of our lives that are not working and which do not fit into our ‘Spiritual future’ life. We can change these aspects of our lives by changing our personal stories and be the person we truly want to be. In this module, with the help of our Spirit Guides and the influence of our profound Shamanic techniques, we will be all we can be. We will look at the false masks we have worn to fit in to our sometimes negative societies and our toxic relationships. As a marker for change in this module, we will build a mask representing the person we once were and the negativity we carried, when it is finished, we will destroy this mask and build a mask for the person that we truly are and what we want to bring into our lives. This is a symbolic representation of us ‘shedding our skin’. In this module also, we will look at some of the other Shamanic skills necessary for the Practitioner, including the Vision Quest, fire ceremony and Shamanic divination, which will also help us on our Spiritual path. This module will include some soul retrieval, ancestral healing and past lives work. An honest weekend of self reflection. Understanding what needs to be let go of, what needs to be disgarded, deeply connecting with what has held us back through obscure teachings, family issues, negative experiences and traumas. Creating what we call the hollow bone is important. The hollow bone in Shamanic philosophy in where we begin to clear out the unwanted, unhelpful energies we carry deep within. The hollow bone means we can channel healing energy through a clean vessel (Ourselves) and pass this on to others. If we do not make a strong attempt at creating the hollow bone, then we can easily transfer the negative energy we carry on to people and places we are healing. The simple philosophy here is that we can not and should not attempt to heal others until we heal ourselves. This is an interesting module where we will fashion two masks. This is known as healing through art. One mask will be your positive mask. The other will be your negative masks in which will be offered to the fire at your own fire ceremony. This prepares us and strengthens for the following modules ahead.