Basic Shamanic Workshop
Awakening to Crystals
A Journey into Stone Energy & Healing
Focus of the Workshop
Rocks and crystals have been treasured for their beauty and healing energies since the dawn of time. For example, spiritual and healing ceremonies incorporating rocks, often in the form of gemstones, and crystals were performed by Mayan, Native American Indians, Aztec, Inca, African, Tibetan, and Celtic Cultures. In more recent times, the Bible refers to quartz crystals more than 200 times as well as a multitude of other rocks in the form of gemstones and crystals.
In similar ways, rocks and crystals can assist in our spiritual journeys. For example, they bring forth spirit energies that provide interesting applications in the ordinary and non-ordinary realities. For some, the rock and crystal spirit energies can enhance shamanic work by adding new experiential dimensions to the ecstatic journey. For others, the rock and crystal spirit energies provide a new set of tools to be used in healing practices, such as establishing protective energy cocoons. At a minimum, as we learn to awaken the spirit energies of the rocks and crystals, parts of ourselves will begin to
awaken as well.
What to Expect
This workshop introduces the people to shamanic practices and how these practices relate to the use of rocks and crystals. The people will experience different types of journeys through the use of drums, rattles, and story-telling. Rocks and crystals will be an integral part of these experiences as will be community building through the sharing of experiences. Typically, we will do eight to ten journeys in the workshop. Teaching about the stones will be interspersed throughout the weekend. Generally, it involves only Saturday and Sunday and does not include any evening work.
Who Should Come
The workshop is designed for people from all walks of life. It is focused towards expanding the skills for spiritual explorers, practicing healers, and curious people. Hence, crystal healers, hands-on healers, shamanic practitioners, body-workers, and the delightfully inquisitive can expand their skills through the use of crystal energies.
What to Bring
Please bring any rocks or crystals that want to come along. A journal notebook is encouraged as well as any comforts for sitting on the floor, such as blankets, pillows, etc. Bring something for a community potluck lunch.