Animal Totem Circles in 2022!
I’m so excited to offer these new circles in the year to come! I have a strong passion for animals, the spiritual path, and for circles: Why not combine them? These circles will be open to ALL – men, women, and all people however we identify.
We can learn from the animals on different levels. On a physical level we learn by observing their movements, habits, how they survive, and what they eat. This has helped people survive throughout the ages. On a psychological level, we learn about ourselves from myths, legends, and animals as archetypes, a part of our collective unconscious.
Shamanism shows us how we can work on a spiritual level with animals. In the Shamanistic world view, everything has spirit, we are all connected, and there is more to the world than meets the eye. And that we can, often in an altered state of consciousness, have access to other realms beyond the ordinary. Many Shamanic traditions talk about Medicine Animals, Totem Animals, and Power Animals. Some of these are collective animal spirits that are there for us, perhaps since birth, to support us in this life. Some are animal spirits that we can call upon for a limited period in our lives, or to help us with certain tasks.
In these Animal Totem Circles, we work with a different animal each time, and invite and explore the medicine they offer. In every circle we will do Shamanic journeying, sharing, movement, journaling, singing, and more. The circle format offers an experience of authentic support, and gives us an opportunity to heal and grow together. It is a place where you can simply be yourself, be seen, heard, accepted, and feel the power of community.
You can choose to pay for all 10 circles at once — 25% of that will be to support wildlife, through the Center for Biological Diversity. If you prefer, you can drop in, and pay instead for just the circle you participate in. The limit is 13 participants.
There are no prerequisites. Everyone, of all ages, faiths or spiritual traditions are welcome! We will meet on Sundays every month, except June and July, at 11am to 1:30pm EST (17:00 to 19:30 Central European Time). The cost is $22 per circle (20 Euro, 200 Skr) or $220/200 Euro/2000 Skr for the whole year. Pay to: paypal.me/beritjaramaestabrook
Save the date for the first circle – January 23, 2022!