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Postures of Flight!

Last Monday evening Quynn Red Mountain hosted a shamanic circle called Postures of Flight, based on the work of Dr. Felicitas Goodman’s work regarding sacred postures that show up all over the world in sculpture and cave. Anthropologist Dr. Felicitas D. Goodman, researched and explored ritual body postures as a means to achieve a bodily…

A Sacred Evening with Medicine Singers

“What an amazing experience. I’m happy to have attended. Thanks to Phil, Alyce, Ron for sharing themselves with us in such a way.” On January 5th, 2013, people gathered for an evening of sacred traditional songs, dances and ceremonial speeches shared by Phillip Cash Cash, his wife Alyce, and Phil’s Medicine Singing Brother Ron, in…

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…

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