SHAMANISM AND SPIRITS OF THE COSMOS
Up until recently, man’s natural environment included nature on earth and the sun, moon, stars, planets and other sky objects visible to the naked eye. Shamanic cultures learned to know and relate with the spirits of nature, including animals, plants, trees, rocks, the elements, as well as important celestial bodies. In the last several decades, man has enormously expanded his awareness and understanding of his environment, to the very outer edges of the cosmos. He has uncovered the existence of a wide variety of strange and beautiful entities that people the cosmos, from galaxies to black holes, quasars, pulsars, supernovas, neutron stars, galactic clusters, etc. He has also learnt to trace back the history of our universe almost to the point of creation. It is important at this time for human beings to gain awareness of and acknowledge the sacred in cosmic entities, and to learn from the unique wisdom of these entities. In this workshop, we will get acquainted with and learn from the spirits of those cosmic entities. We will seek out the creation story, or myth, at the point where the knowledge of science leaves off. And we will invoke the power of the spirits of the cosmos to manifest a vision of a healed, restored and harmonious planet earth. Simple physics explanations of cosmological phenomena will be provided throughout the workshop. Participants need to have good shamanic journeying skills, including an ability to travel with ease in the middle world, and a strong connection with power animals and spirit teachers.