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Reindeer, Mushrooms, and Santa

Reindeer, Mushrooms, and Santa. There are many versions, and layers, of the story below.  Here are but a few. Let your own research and intuition guide you as you explore the possibilities of this reality. http://news.yahoo.com/magic-mushrooms-may-explain-santa-flying-reindeer-210334389.html   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amanita_muscaria http://www.shamanswell.org/shaman/siberian-shamanism-origins-santa-claus-reindeer-pine-trees-and-mushrooms   http://www.dosenation.com/listing.php?id=5514   http://compassofpleasure.org/bob-dylan-and-siberian/    

DO NOT Be afraid- Shamanic Journey Circle for Turkey Wisdom

“Do not be afraid to go where your mind can’t reach. The journey is infinite and you will be prepared for all.” On the Sunday of the four day Thanksgiving weekend 2012, journeyers gathered for a shamanic journey circle that happens every week in downtown Tucson, Arizona.  On this day there were 13, and the…

Ravenous Divination

The Way of Raven was pondered and explored this weekend at ISA. On Saturday we gathered for RAVEN SHADOWS, a shamanic circle focused on connecting with, and learning from, our old friend Raven.  Wikipedia says many things about the ‘Common Raven’, including- The Common Raven evolved in the Old World and crossed the Bering land bridge into…

Solstice Shamanic Techno Blast!

On Thursday, Dec. 22, we celebrated Winter Solstice. 45 light beings joined us in this spectacular celebration. Together we celebrated by infusing each of our 7 chakras with light. We called in the Spirits of Light to be present.  We were thankful for “light” and felt much love. This celebration used a combination of traditional…

Cracking Open-EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT!

On Saturday, November 26, the Institute for the Shamanic Arts presented Cracking Open-A Shamanic Evocation. Performance members spent the day preparing the space by setting things up, clearing the space with ritual, smudging,  bringing in love and light, communing with our spirit guides, sharing camaraderie, and really invoking our intentions for the the night. There…

Stoking our Inner Fire!

Friends and supporters of ISA gathered at 7,800 feet up Mt. Lemmon for an overnight Full Moon campout. It was fun, filled with shamanic ideas, and darn cold!  A cold snap moved in, so we desert dwellers went from 95 degrees to 25 degrees. Snow flakes even fell, for  a minute or two. We told…

ISA Welcomed the Equinox in Style

Community members of the Institute of Shamanic Arts gathered at The Grotto to welcome the equinox in style. We met new friends and were reunited with old friends. Even with all of our celebrating and sharing in our life happenings, we took time to share our blessings with others. We collected food for the community…

Animistic Love Notes from the Earth

On September 11 2011, 8 journeyers gathered to bring back messages from our Earth Kin.  Using divination, each journeyer picked an Earth element/aspect  and then wrote humanity a message after listening to a drum and rattles. These are their messages… The Sky is the limit. Soar through the sky like an Eagle flies. The sky…

Moving on from the Cave…

This little room with orange walls has heard many stories, wiped many tears and explored many inner worlds of hundreds of people since 1999.  Now, in 2011 it is time to move on. Thank you Healing Cave!  Thank you to all who have visited and journeyed here!  Now, circles and events can be found in…

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