Introduction to the Medicine Wheel
September 12-14, 2014
Camp Asbury, Hiram, Ohio
Indigenous cultures refer to medicine as the essence of the person, place or thing. In our terms it is the essence of being a spiritual, physical, mental and emotional being. Over the last tens of thousands of years, the Medicine Wheel has evolved as the one consistent tool that has informed us about our essence of being. Embedded in every form (Celtic Cross, Four elements, four cardinal directions, four archangels, etc.) has been a set of consistent methods for not only making meaning of the world, but how to live in it from a present, focused, here and now approach of being. More modern theorists such as Carl Jung and Robert Moore have recognized that the medicine wheel inherently makes sense of our entire state of being. The most impactful realization is that every culture Figure 1A Traditional Medicine Wheel had their version of the medicine wheel. Hence, there is not one correct medicine wheel. Yet, the value becomes is to use the wheel in whatever form that makes sense to you that can lead you back to your center.
A Return to Our Center
The Medicine Wheel reflects the teachings of most all spiritual practices that profess that we need to return to our center, the place where not only do we find our true self, we find how we are at one with all creation. As Kierkegaard reported in his experience to find himself, the center comes to those that are silent, that are able to quiet the mind through the fear of silence to suddenly awaken to what has always existed.
In this workshop we will explore the medicine wheel using four guiding principals:
In addition, we will look at the medicine wheel as a whole to understand the symbolism and processes that go into understanding how to create a wheel that can lead you back to your center.
What to Bring
Please bring any rocks or crystals that want to come along, as well as any artifacts, claws, teeth, tools. A journal notebook is encouraged as well as any comforts for sitting on the floor, such as floor chairs, back supports, blankets, pillows, etc.
Dinner will be served on Friday night; Saturday: breakfast, lunch and dinner; Sunday: breakfast and lunch. Departure at 3pm.
When and Where to Come
Registration will begin at 12:00 PM on Friday, September 12th at Camp Asbury. The workshop will begin on Friday, running into the night, Saturday all day and into the evening, and Sunday 9am to 2pm. The workshop will be held at Camp Asbury, 10776 Asbury Rd., Hiram Ohio 44234.
What to Pay
The fee for the workshop is $405 if paid by August 1st, 2014. Send $100 to hold your space or call Lauren if you need to discuss payment. If paid after August 1st, 2014, the fee is $455. This included room and 6 hot meals as listed above.
There is a $100 administration fee for cancellations occurring within the two weeks prior to the workshop.
For further information, kindly call Lauren at 216-272-8438 or e-mail email@example.com to reserve a space in the circle. Please send a check, payable to The Rock Girls inc. Mail the check to The Rock Girls Inc. PO Box 24455, Cleveland Ohio 44124. Once paid-in-full you will receive info on your stay at Camp Asbury.
Due to the workshop focus and the unique facilities, the attendance will be limited to 25 people.