Between Lives: Exploring the Art of the Psychopomp
Saturday & Sunday, August 27 & 28, 2016
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
East Windsor, NJ
Prerequisites: Participants must have experience with shamanic journeying.
Death and dying are experiences common to every human being ever born. Our contemporary culture tends to fear and look away from this natural transition. This workshop is an opportunity to explore death and dying with curiosity and with a shamanic perspective in a supportive, sacred environment. This is an experiential, initiatory workshop. It will include:
• Exploration of cosmologies of death and dying: Where do we go when we die?
• Examination of what constitutes a “good” death (and conversely, a “bad” death);
• Shamanic journeys to gain insight into how to prepare for a good death and how to help others prepare;
• Exploration of death and dying as transitional experiences;
• Introduction of the some of the compassionate spirit allies who assist with transitions;
• Opportunity to explore one of the important traditional roles of the shaman: that of “Psychopomp” or “conductor of souls.”
• Recommended Reading List.
$100 per day (or $50 per day, if you have taken this work with me before)
This training is essential prerequisite work for those taking Introduction to Compassionate Depossession in October. It is also useful, even if you do not see clients now, because it supports exploration of our own dying, death, and rebirth. It is possible to participate in one or both days, depending on your interest and experience. Those who participate both days will receive a certificate of completion.
Please contact me if you would like to register.