Monday, 2 January 2017

Magic School: Shamanism and the Initiatory Journey

If your new year resolutions include learning more about shamanism, here are the details of a two-day course in London run by Ken Rees and Rod Sazio:

The Fruits of Consciousness: Shamanism and the Initiatory Journey

An age-old way of changing consciousness, particularly for healing purposes, has been shamanism. Focusing on the initiatory journey made by shamans, with reference to classic commentators on the subject such as Carlos Castaneda Michael Harner, Mircea Eliade and Terence McKenna, this course looks at both traditional and revived forms of shamanism from a range of cultures critically examining its methods, activities, outcomes, and the role of its practitioners acting as ‘technicians of the sacred’ and ‘travellers between the worlds’.

The lessons will examine Africa, Siberia, the Americas and Europe to gain a cross-cultural appreciation of what traditional shamanism was and, in some places, still is. Classes look at its survival/revival in modern times and evaluate its contribution to society and to the individual.

A little light experiential work may be undertaken (e.g. meditation, visualisation or path-working) alongside the application of relevant anthropological and psychological perspectives to analyse and appraise the value of shamanism for today.

Tutor: Ken Rees (with Rod Sazio)
Venue: The Mary Ward Centre, Queen Square, London WC1
Date: Saturday 21 January & Saturday 28 January 2017
Time: 10.30 am – 5.30 pm
Fees: £53.00 Concessions £19.00 inclusive.
Enquiries: 020 8671 6372 or email:
Enrolment (credit/debit card): 020 7269 6000 or on-line via: - Course No. 445

The photos show a shaman's drum and The Mary Ward Centre.

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