Some impressions of the Seattle trip where we met the Makah Native American Indians in Neah Bay.
This photograph is of myself and two of my most trusted friends and collegues. We work together as a team on the Native American and Shamanic week at the Arthur Findlay College. We have a great common bond, and that is the passion we share for the work that we do. Up to date, we have never had a week that we havent as a team thouroughly enjoyed, and learned from. I thank all those who come to join us in our journey of learning, life is good because our paths have crossed.
Walk in Beauty & Balance, blessings, Maureen x
I am in the process of setting up a web site dedicated to the investigation of Paranormal Phenomena, as in Ghosts and Hauntings of selected locations across the UK and Europe. Hauntings have been experienced by people from all walks of life and from just about every part of the globe, through out all ages. Through these investigation we will look at the validity of Orbs, Ghosts, Apparitions, Poltergeist, Apports, The movement of objects and EVP (electronic voice phenomena ).
I am working with a collegue who is a very fine Drum Maker, we are putting together some weekend workshops for 2010 & 2011, this will involve students in the making of their own 15 inch Deer hide drum. I have wanted this for some time now as I feel very strongly that the Drum is such a valuable asset to the Shamanic Journey, I think it even becomes our companion. To make our own Shamanic tools is a very powerful exercise, because we put our own energy into the creation of the tool itself. And as the Drum will be a tool that we work with for pesonal progress, it makes sense to be there at the birth of such a tool. Once the Drum is made we will show you how to honour it through ceremony, drum dedication and shamanic ritual, and how to call forth the power of the Drum.
When we have our plain drum, some students want to paint their own symbology onto the drum, the best and most powerful symbolic image to put on our drum is that which has come to us in a vision, a dream, through meditation and asking the guidance of those in the spirit world that take care of us.
Hence the Dreaming the Drum workshop is about making drum journeys to seek the help and guidance of our helpers, our power animals and even our ancestors.
With the influences we recieve from our guides/helpers, power & totem animals we are likely to be given a symbolic image that has deeper spiritual and personal transformation significance. For this reason I encourage you to look for/seek your own vision and do not allow yourself to believe that what comes to you is of less importance that the vision recieved through some other medium.
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