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The Elementals Series consists of four workshops, and is designed to introduce students to the four classical elements recognized by cultures ancient and modern. Each two-day workshop explores the interface between shamanism as a healing and spiritual practice, and the realm of the elementals as viewed and experienced in both traditional shamanic cultures and in modern Pagan practice. Experience with shamanic journeying is required. Normal progression of the workshops is to begin with the Earth element and continue with Water, Air and Fire. Sometimes the progression varies. Participants must commit to all four workshops. Because each class is energized by the element being worked with, there are aspects of each that are unique to that workshop.

Each class begins with invoking the element through elemental chi gong  facilitated by Crow and ceremony facilitated by Bekki, according to guidance given them by Spirit. Bekki and Crow then lead discussion of the place of elemental work in shamanism, and the lore of the elementals we are working with. We will journey to meet with elemental spirits, and establish a working relationship with them.

We work with nature spirits associated with this element, and do shamanic work for healing and other shamanic tasks with the spirits we encounter throughout the work.

We also do group and individual ritual work as shown to us by our helpers.
 
Experience with shamanic journeying is required for this workshop, preferably with a qualified teacher. If you have questions or concerns regarding your journey skills prease contact us.

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