WEATHER SHAMANISM FOR OUR TIMES
Bridging Earth and Sky for Love of the World
When shamanic practitioners of today are willing to show up to work together – to engage with compassionate spiritual powers of both ordinary and non-ordinary reality – remarkable occurrences of healing can happen.
Dedicated to supporting environmental health and personal growth. Through partnerships of shamanic practitioners, compassionate spirits, forces of Earth and Sky, and the alchemy of dedicated regional weather circles, we work together on behalf of balance and healing for wherever needed.
During those times of greater awareness of our kinship with Nature, it was accepted that shamans would work when necessary to influence a course of weather. This ability to work with weather is coming around again. The challenge of Climate Change that we face today is one that our children and their descendants will also face. Every step we take now counts on their behalf.
With each meeting we continue to evolve in our alliance with each other and the spirits of Weather and Earth.
Level l: Introduction to Weather Dancing
A Shamanic Path of Personal Growth and Global Healing
A form of spiritual ecology –a call to those who care about where our world may be heading, and who sincerely wish to safeguard the health of our planet.
A look at our culture’s relationship with weather – including our own – and an opportunity to expand our world-view beyond the confines of our mainstream perspective.
An invitation – and a chance to resurrect the venerable and respected task of the shaman to ensure good relations among the living communities of humans, beings of nature, and the local spirits of our home realm.
Level II: Weather in the Middle World
A deepening of our spiritual understanding of the Middle World and our relationship with the spirits of weather. We begin to explore the connection between spirit and form, and where we fit into that dance. For this we need to know more about ourselves, and the True Human Being within us.
In Level ll we approach weather shamanism with a high degree of awareness. This quality of attention, and the respect that it embodies, is essential for relating with Middle World spirits and powers.
LEVELS 1 AND 2 ARE THE GATEWAY TO OUR MULTI‐FACETED EXTENDED SERIES IN COMMUNITY WEATHER SHAMANISM:
Weather Dancers, Rainmakers, and Healers
Extended Study Series In Weather Shamanism
Weather Dancers, Rainmakers, And Healers is open to those who have taken Levels 1 and 2. The Series begins with Level 3 and continues through Level 7.
The Extended Study Series will eventually be offered in regions across the continent. At this time there is an established circle of weather shamans who have worked together for years and who travel from their homes in New England, Canada, New York, the Mid-Atlantic, and Kentucky to join in circle each year. There are also newly formed circles in New Jersey, Maine, and Michigan.
Level III: Weather, Creation and Us
In this circle we approach weather shamanism with a high degree of awareness – especially personal awareness – so we can learn to recognize our typical, automatic behaviors, and to uncover what’s really driving us – our hidden motivations. This awareness is essential for relating with the Middle World spirits and powers, and to effectively practice weather shamanism in a compassionate and ethical way. We continue to deepen our knowledge of the Middle World and the Principles of Creation.
Level IV: Dancing the Eye of Storm
This circle is aimed at deepening our understanding of the rainmaker… aligning with the compassionate power of storm for personal healing and growth…
Level V: What Calls Weather Down?
Investigation of weather-working – its mystery and miracle… becoming deep friends with the realms we live in, the nature of Power in the Middle World…
Level VI: Coming into the Circle: Weather Dancers, Rainmakers, and Healers
As a culmination of the experiences, explorations and workings of the previous levels this meeting is an opportunity to recognize ourselves and each other as a circle of weather dancers in a dedicated alliance with the spirits and forces of Earth and Sky.
Level VII: The Healing Heart of Weather – Aligning with Weather’s Compassion
In Level 7, The Healing Heart of Weather, we discover how weather shamanism and spiritual healing complement and enhance each other. Through seasoned relationships, weather shamans and their trusted helping spirits can most effectively work together on behalf of a viable world for all.
Together we cultivate an expanded focus on matters of healing with the power of weather. In alliance with the wisdom of compassionate spirits of weather, we explore and co-create methods and tools to experience for ourselves how weather heals – and how we can help people and all beings, animate and inanimate, through our tried and true relationships with weather.
How it works:
We circle together once a year. Our experience over the past five years with the first “experimental” weather circle has clearly demonstrated that the once a year gathering works well.
Once a core group has formed, we can create our schedule of circle meetings. We’ll also meet by phone conference at least twice and hopefully three times during the year so that we can get together each season. This is an important part of the program and brings the work home so that it is not just as a circle ‘event’. There may also be individual phone sessions according to the need for more contact. There will be password-protected e-mail access for our circle as well.
* Please note that this series is also open to those who can only commit to one meeting at a time. The only requirement is that they take the workshops in sequence. For example, Level 3 could be taken in Maine and then Level 4 elsewhere – and so on.
However, the core group will have the advantage of the additional “at a distance” meetings and explorations. Most circle gatherings will be 3 days and 1 or 2 evening sessions – for example, from Friday morning to Sunday afternoon, with additional evening sessions on both Friday and Saturday.