"In the midst of life we are in death" is a common saying, and Halloween is a time when many pagans remember their loved ones who have died. For the shaman, the world of the dead is a place that can be visited.
For those interested in finding out more about this, Shaman UK is running a free workshop this Saturday called Shamanism: Life and Death.
The one-day workshop is intended to be suitable for anyone with an interest in ideas about life, death and consciousness and in exploring how shamanism can help overcome fear and anxiety about our own death and that of loved ones. It aims to look at both life and death through the shamanic journey and human/spirit interaction.
It will be a mixed workshop, with people who are shamanically experienced and those who are not.
The event is at The Open Centre, 188 Old St, London EC1V 9FR on Saturday 17 October from 10.30am – 5pm.
The workshop is free, but the organisers say a donation of £5 - £10 towards the hire of the space would be appreciated. Reservation is essential as entry to The Open Centre requires a door code. To reserve a place, or for more information, email info@shaman.