Dates: Friday, - Sunday, October 19 - 21
Location: Heart Path Studio, Athens, GA
In Celtic tradition, Samhain (pronounced "Sowen")
is a time when the veils between the worlds are thin, when wayward
spirits of the dead seek resolution, and when the forces of chaos
challenge our determination to survive and flourish. The season of
Samhain calls on the seeker to make a stand for life to take them
through the hardships of Winter, and to engage in ceremony dedicated to
assisting our dead in finding their way.
Join us for a long weekend exploration of the rich traditions of Celtic
lore, and the powerful ceremony surrounding the special magic of late
Autumn and early Winter. We will experience the multi-faceted approach
to Celtic psychopomp work, and learn how to engage with the diverse
spirits whose specific roles contribute to the fabric of the Wild Hunt
Employing the tools of the spiritual warrior, through ritual battle, we
will engage with the wild forces of the Fall, while tending to the
spirits of the dead who are seeking to transition to the next phase in
their own journeys.
This is advanced work that can be particularly triggering. The requirements for participation in this advanced shamanic training include:
- solid journey skills and strong relationships with your helping spirits
strong commitment to personal accountability, and a willingness to
promptly and directly address personal and energetic issues that may
arise during your experience in this training. Guidance will be given at the beginning of this training.
- the willingness and awareness to perform personal energetic housekeeping as needed. Guidance will also be given.
To apply for participation in this training, please email me the following info to firstname.lastname@example.org :
- Your name, email address, phone number
- A brief description of your experience with shamanic journeying, including specifics regarding your training history
- The answer to the question below:
describe at least one experience you have had of feeling somehow
compromised personally or energetically in an interpersonal situation,
what actions you took to deal with the situation, and what you may have
done differently at this point in your life.
To Bring includes:
- Ceremonial regalia / mask for Saturday eve ceremony.
- This can be as simple or elaborate as you wish, but it is important for the ceremony
- One small stone
- One larger stone that can fit in one hand
- A branch about the length of your arm
- Fri, Oct 19. 2pm – 5pm & 7pm – 9pm
- Sat, Oct 20, 9:30 – 3pm & 7pm - end
- Sun, Oct 21, 10 - 12:30
This training is
designed for participants who are experienced with shamanic journeying,
and allied with their compassionate helping spirits, and is not intended
as a vehicle for participant's own healing.
Space is limited. Please email Gail to apply:
An Cailleach Bherra: The Bone Mother
In this Fall season, we may be drawn into
deep relationship with the Bone Mother, known also as an Cailleach
Bherra, the beloved and fierce protector of the wild and natural
resources of this world.
Her tender loving kindness is unsurpassable, unless you are an usurper, a
force of destruction upon our precious natural worlds. In which
case, the power of her wrath will be felt. She is a formidable
protector of the innocence of nature and the pure of heart.
All my love to you, sweet Bone Mother!
Please see this beautiful video for a glimpse into the heart of an Cailleach Bherra:
|About Gail Gulick
to her shamanic teaching and healing work her lifelong experience with
the mystical aspects of non-ordinary reality, and a joyful commitment to
helping others lovingly embrace all aspects of their human
Gail is also a spirit mask and rattle maker and graduate of Sandra
Ingerman’s teacher training and Tom Cowan’s training in Celtic
shamanism. She has also studied with Nan Moss, David Corbin, Sandra
Harner, Betsy Bergstrom, Hank Wesselman, among other gifted teachers of
the shamanic way. Gail lives with her family in Asheville, NC.
Shamanic Journey Circle
Wednesdays - 6:30 - 9pm
Suggested Donation: $10 - $25
On the first Wednesday of every month we open our circle of experienced journeyers to welcome beginners for an evening of introduction to shamanic journey work.
In these intro circles we focus on Lower World snd Upper World
Journeying skills, and on building relationships with our Power Animals
and Spirit Teachers. All levels of journeyers are welcome in the Intro
Journeyers with experience in Upper and Lower World Journeying via the drum are welcome to join us for experienced circles on the remaining Wednesday eves in the month.
The shamanic journey circle is a wonderful resource for
practicing shamanic journey skills. In a circle, individuals trained in
the journey process come together to practice in a dedicated
environment where one can strengthen their relationships with their
Helping Spirits, access spiritual resources for personal healing, and
build community with others who love to journey.
This circle uses live drumming as the vehicle for journeying, as in the
work of Core Shamanism, as taught by Michael Harner, or by Sandra
Ingerman. Our approach is to honor the ability of the individual to find
guidance and aid through accessing their own Compassionate Helping
email Gail for information: email@example.com
The greatest gift we can give another is to recognize their own
brilliance, their own soulful heart, and their own earnest desire to
love and be loved.
"And so I urge you, go after experience
rather than knowledge. On account of pride, knowledge may often deceive
you, but this gentle, loving affection will not deceive you. Knowledge
tends to breed conceit, but love builds. Knowledge is full of labor, but
love, full of rest."
Author: Unknown 14th Century Mystic
From The Book of Privy Counseling by William Johnston