The journey is a type of “interactive” meditation that gives the journeyer direct and practical access to the workings of the deeper self. In traditional contexts, the shamanic journey was used as the primary vehicle for training the shamanic initiate. The particular focus of the journey was to help the initiate gather power and form relationships to power sources arising within and outside of the self.
In modern counseling contexts, assisting clients to step into their personal power in a balanced and integrated way is an essential component of emotional, mental and spiritual healing. This form of healing is especially valuable in a time where more and more individuals who are able to hold power in a balanced way are needed to help bring the social and natural environment back into balance.
In this class, you will be shown how the journey can be dedicated to resolving difficult client issues. You will learn how to use the journey to help the client move past resistance and defensiveness. You will also learn to interpret the images and teachings of journey and learn to recognize and work with references to hidden client issues. You will also be shown the key points in the counseling process where the journey can be most effectively introduced.
Class Details and to Register:
Instructor: Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D.
When: Every other year, during the fall term
All classes are held at the Sacred Stream Center (2149 Byron St, Berkeley, CA) unless otherwise indicated.
Advanced Applied Shamanism
In addition, you must have maintained a daily journey practice for a minimum of 3 months and have well established relationships with guides from the journey practice. Upon registering for this class, please provide a 4-5 page detailed summary of your practice and your experience with the journey.
Special Circles for the EarthThese circles are called to help you strengthen your practice and to align with the weather spirits and assist in bringing balance to the earth during these times of climate change. We will be offering a round of these circles once every quarter for the foreseeable future - alternating between the Redwood Room and the Sacred Stream Center. You must know how to journey to join these circles. Please join us!
April 30, May 14 and May 28, 2014
7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Applied Shamanism Links
About Applied Shamanism
ASP Program Overview
Power Retrieval & Middle World
Soul Retrieval & Guiding of Souls
Advanced Applied Shamanism
Advanced Shamanism Extension
The Shamanic Journey
Shamanic Journey: Next Steps
Psychopomp: Next Steps
Soul Retrieval: Next Steps
Space Clearing Society
Areas of Study
Applied Shamanism PodcastsRemarks from the Special Circle for the Earth Part 3
Remarks from the Special Circle for the Earth Part 2
Remarks from the Special Circle for the Earth
The Sacred Earth
Shamanism and Dogma
Shamanism in Contemporary Culture