I’m so excited to offer these new virtual circles! 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.
There are no prerequisites. Everyone, of all ages, faiths or spiritual traditions are welcome! The limit is 13 participants. We will meet on Sundays every month; January 23, February 27, March 27, April 24, May 22, August 28, September 25, October 30, November 27, December 18. At 11am to 1:30pm EST (17:00 to 19:30 Central European Time). The cost is $22 per circle (20 Euro, 200 Skr) Register by paying to: paypal.me/beritjaramaestabrook
Previous Animal Totem Circles:
“Serpent Medicine” – Sunday March 27, 11 am-1.30 pm EST (17.00-19.30 CET), on Zoom.
Snakes are mysterious beings – meandering silently across the lands, leaving traces of waves and spirals. They awake both fear and fascination within humans, their powers seeming otherworldly, magical and frightening. All across the pre-historic world one finds depictions of Snakes, and of spirals or meanders as Snake’s symbols.
In this circle we will get to know some of their history and mythology, and experience how they can be medicine for our body, mind and spirit.