Showing posts from August, 2014

Next Healing Crystal Ceremony

On September 7th (a little over a week from now), myself and Caroline Kenner will be presenting the next Crystal Healing Ceremony in Ashton, Maryland.

The topic for this ceremony is Psychic Protection and Healing.

Psychic protection has many uses in ritual context, but I'd like to discusses its uses in everyday, practical life. Protection is needed to help one maintain boundaries at work, home life, social gatherings, etc. Psychic attack can come in many forms, both aggressive, passive-aggressive, and unintentional.
Aggressive-- this type of psychic attack comes from nasty coworkers, angry partners during arguments, etc. A person who uses this type of attack is specifically trying to hurt another by his/her words, actions, or games.Passive-Aggressive-- this type of psychic attack is a bit more subtle, but quite nasty. People fall under this attack when they are the subject of gossip at school/work, unclear demands from others, or being near persons with terrible boundaries (yelling…

Lonely Coyote in Ritual Dress

Although I am involved in numerous pagan events and shamanic ceremonies, I rarely have my photograph taken in Ritual Dress.

I love the smirk on my face!

Offerings of BACON

Last week, Caroline and I worked together to perform a Healing Ceremony for the local Baltimore area, hosted by the wonderful Druids at Cedar Light Grove, ADF.

After packing up Caroline's car, we began the drive to Baltimore City. Driving through both DC and Baltimore traffic, on a Friday, before a gorgeous beach weekend... needless to say, we were quite bushed when we arrived. We guzzled lots of water, and the air-conditioning felt marvelous. Of course, as we unpacked the stones and crystal, our energy levels returned, and we were ready to Work.

The ceremony lasted about 2 1/2 hours (or 3; not sure, as time gets wonky in Spiritual Headspace). At the end, both Caroline and I were Starving (lots of energy expenditure in Healing Ceremonies, and I don't just mean drumming, rattling, singing, and dancing)! We both work with many predator-type Spirits, and a combination of protein & fat (usually in the form of meat) is the immediate craving we share.

Upon running to the Kitchen…

Returning a Soul's "Much-ness"

I had the wonderful delight of working with a dear friend for healing and Soul Retrieval the other evening, and I discovered that the Spirits can sometimes use gaming references, fictional characters, and movie lines to get their point across!

One of the most interesting philosophies about Soul Retrieval is that sometimes, a Soul can "hang out" with other Souls in the Otherworld, and miss its chance to be born into a new body.

The cartoon-like image that popped into my head for this was a Soul drinking with Soul-Friends at a Lounge-y Type bar, and checking its watch and thinking, "Oh damn, I'm late!" It flies through the air to make it to hospital, just in time to watch the birth of a new baby, and "missing its chance" by mere seconds (sort of like the White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland). <-- This is not to imply that the baby is born without a Soul, it just is missing an additional "layer" that had made the agreement to be born into a c…

Full Time Shamanism!

I did it, I made the leap, I made the sacrifice.

I am now a full-time shamanic healer! Wahoo!
It perfectly coincided with Lughnasadh on August 1st, and I have used this past weekend for my own Self-Healing (internal Journey work, wonderful acupuncture treatments, ritual, etc.).

I look forward to working with the greater public for shamanic healing, and to help instill Joy and Laughter to those in need!

(I've had terrible HTML issues with my calendar, but I hope to make it work soon. Please check back for upcoming Healing Ceremonies, Shamanic Workshops, Conferences, etc!)

Funny moments in the realm of Ritual

Or, how Artemis gets my attention when I forgot about Her

This past Saturday, August 2nd, I celebrated with dear friends and loves ones at a UToS Ritual for the Spirits of Cleansing/Purifying.

There are three main pagan groups that I join with for ritual celebration of the Gods/Goddesses, and they are Cedar Light Grove, ADF (Druidry), Fellowship of the Ancient White Stag, ASW (Wiccan), and Universal Temple of Spirits (Celebratory).

During the preparation for the ritual dancing, feasting, and merriment, the host brought out archery tools for us to play with/shoot. Crossbows, Compound Bows, Recurve bows, and one lovely person brought a gorgeous Korean-style bow. I was incredibly happy to play, but alas, all the bows were for right-handed archers (and I am a left-handed archer). Hilarity ensued as I attempted to shoot right-handed bows with my left hand!

The beautiful Korean-style bow was created with no arrow-rest, and so it could be used by either righty or lefty (see images here). I h…