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Drumming in the Temple is a dynamic two-day workshop that requires shamanic journeying experience. You should be familiar with upper and lower world journeywork and have established shamanic contacts.

This workshop explores an aspect of shamanism common to all shamanic peoples but not often addressed in Neo-shamanic contexts -- our connection with the Divine. All shamanic peoples believe in a Divine Being or Beings who created the world and continue to shape and guide it. These Beings are concerned for their creation and are available as shamanic helpers for healing and maintaining balance of our world. Bekki developed this workshop for exploring our connection to Deity under the guidance of the spirit helpers who are her Divine connections.

For some people this work is entirely new. For others it is a natural outcome of our work but one we have not yet explored through shamanism. Some have encountered specific Deities as shamanic helpers. Some have been drawn to them through studies of mythology, anthropology, religion or other formal or informal training.

During these two days we use the shamanic journey, trance dance and other techniques to
● open a dialog with the Gods
● discover how we can connect more fully with our spiritual path
● discover how we may be of service to the divine and all our relations
● discover how this connection may further our ability to help others through the healing path of shamanism
● discover what it means to dedicate ourselves to a path and to a particular face of the Divine.

Divine beings are among the most potent of shamanic helpers, giving us meaningful guidance and strong support, as well as powerful healing energy.

We follow a protocol similar to that of the Circle of the Ancestors, involving shamanic journey, trance dance and other techniques to open a dialog with the Gods.

We examine what it means to dedicate ourselves to a spiritual path and to a particular face of the Divine. It is our intention to discover how we may be of service and how this connection may further our ability to help others through divinely inspired shamanic work.

Persons of any creed can use this work to augment their experience of Spirit. For a detailed perspective on this experience see Crow's article on Drumming in the Temple.

Advance registration is required to attend all Church of Earth Healing classes and workshops. See the Schedule for when and where Drumming in the Temple is next offered.