Join us for an evening of deep exploration of personal & spiritual growth. This evening we will do a clearing ritual called limpias and explore shamanic journeying. Though guided meditation and with assistance of both a shamanic drum and a 34" Chinese Rain Gong, we will deepen our connection to the expanded worlds - or the universe.
Traveling both to the lower world, also known as the Ukhupacha (one's interior realms, the place of the sub-conscious where things are hidden within our shadow-self and may be brought to light and transformed) and the upper world, also known as the Hanaqpacha (this place is known as the superior realms, the place of ascended masters, high teachers and beneficent ancestral beings), we will have a very rich evening of self-inquiry and personal transformations.
To give space between these worlds, we will break bread together in the kaypacha (our physical here and now "reality"). We'll do this by offering a time of fellowship and community, with the participant being offered a light vegetarian soup along with delicious bread and cheeses.
This beautiful evening will reap the benefits of exquisite beauty and all of the nature spirits that reside amongst the area of the Hillside Community Church's sacred space.
We invite all levels of participants, those that are brand new to shamanism and journey work to folks that have been on a medicine path for years. It is for everyone.
This work has the potential to be extremely transformative and profound in a short period of time. Coherently, we exist in the three worlds of soul, the journey work provides an expedited key to a gateway that has always existed. It is truly soul-nurturing work.
What holds this work together so impeccably is the use of a Pachakuti Mesa, a shamanically empowered altar (originated by Peruvian Healer-Curandero, don Oscar Miro-Quesada). This powerful altar creates a pristine container for individuals to do their personal growth work by being deeply supported by nature spirits. It is a portal to other worldly realms and a cosmic composting center!
If you feel stuck, lost, isolated...this work may assist in a shift that may bring you back into wholeness. If you are a curious seeker, this might be just the prescription you are looking for. If you want to be with folks that are on a quest for deeper connection to spirit, this is the place.
When: Saturday, October 21, 2017, 5:30-10:00 p.m.
Where: Swedenborgian Hillside Community Church, 1422 Navellier Street, El Cerrito, CA 94530 (same location as Peter Pan Preschool)
RSVP deadline: Wednesday, October 18, 2017
PLEASE RSVP: We are serving a meal. There is a wiggle room for 5 drop-ins but you must contact Jnana with your intention to drop-in, so that we may plan for it.
What to bring:
A journal and pen
A yoga mat or floor mat/cushion and wrap/blanket for journey work
Sacred item to "charge" on the central altar (it will return with you)
Any dietary special items - we are offering vegetarian soup (gluten-free), bread and light cheese plate.
Bio of leader:
Jnana Gowan, Sanctioned Teacher of the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition is a healer and community leader in service to shamanic arts. Director of Powerhouse Education (her umbrella organization) is an institution dedicated to personal and planetary well being. As an Urban Ceremonialist and healing practitioner, Jnana has led workshops, classes and retreats for two decades. These events/healing sessions are infused with her unique blend of enthusiasm, insight, body-knowledge and a good sense of humor. Her healing center, The Ukhu Pacha Healing & Inquiry Space is in Albany, CA.
Sliding scale: $60-$120 (pay what you able to pay)