Tag Archive: Consciousness

Apr 04

Conjure AMERICAN UBUNTU!! | Workshop & Conjure Dance |Benefit Gathering Saturday May 3rd Oakland

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   Listen to Kent & Lenore on the Radio! (Archived Podcast) We are  interviewed by Christina Pratt for her Why Shamanism Now? internet Radio show. We are talking about the upcoming Conjure Dance as community ritual to manifest change and animate social justice through spiritual practice and the American Ubuntu Film project.

Click Here to Listen to the Show

 

Join us for a Benefit Gathering to


Conjure
AMERICAN UBUNTU!!

 

Center For Shamanic Healing is co-sponsoring this Gathering and Ceremony with Lenore Norrgard  & the Circle of the Living Earth and the American Ubuntu Circle. Come together in a community ritual to manifest change and animate social justice through spiritual practice.  You are invited to join us in a ceremonial dance for the purpose of healing and positive transformation for our community.

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You’re invited!

A Full Day Event!  Saturday May 3rd  1 pm ~ 10 pm

(Four Hour Workshop and Three Hour Ritual & Celebration)

 

Come in the afternoon and learn about the Conjure Dance that originated in New Orleans as a means to evoke spiritual power to animate social justice.

 

“The Conjure Dance is a dance ritual and ceremony with origins in New Orleans. It arose from the melting pot of many cultures and spiritual practices that had gathered in the deep south during the 1700’s. These cultures included: Native American, African, Creole, Cajun, French, Spanish and Caribbean.The tradition of the Conjure Dance continues today finding its way from the hot steamy city of New Orleans, to the Bay Area. It is an incredibly powerful, energizing, uplifting, and serious ritual.  And, it is a beautiful way to come together as community, something that many of are drawn to in these times of global transition. The world is changing and it is time to conjure the new world in which we and our descendents will live.”  (Robert F. Bailey)

  Dream a new world, BE THE CHANGE… Ashay!

 

 

Saturday, May 3, 2014
1 pm – 10 pm
OAKLAND

$47
space is limited –
reserve your place now!

Register Now!

 




 


**
Both events will take place in central locations on major transit lines. **
You will receive the specific address and other important details when you register.

If you cannot afford the regular registration fee, email us – no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Gathering of the Ubuntu Village

 

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  1. Afternoon session:

    - Learning and practicing the Zulu concept of ubuntu, “Because we are, I am.”

    - Exciting updates on the AMERICAN UBUNTU film project!

    - Instruction in the Conjure Dance; preparation for a Conjure Dance for AMERICAN UBUNTU

  2. Dinner break: light dinner on your own

  3. Evening session:
    - Conjure Dance for AMERICAN UBUNTU; or, an alternative activity for those who are not dancing

    - Celebratory potluck feast!

Important!

We are keeping the registration fee very modest $47 to make this event accessible to all.
This is a benefit, so you can contribute more on the day of the event, if you are so moved —
We welcome you to bring your checkbook or card of choice!

 

What is A Conjure Dance?

What is a Conjure Dance?
© Robert F. Bailey

NOTE: These notes shall only be used, distributed or reproduced with the written permission of the author, Robert F. Bailey.

The Conjure Dance is a dance ritual and ceremony with origins in New Orleans. It arose from the melting pot of many cultures and spiritual practices that had gathered in the deep south during the 1700’s. These cultures included: Native American, African, Creole, Cajun, French, Spanish and Caribbean.

 

During this time in history, the city of New Orleans and the surrounding areas comprised an incredibly cosmopolitan world. In this world there were ample opportunities for the exchange of ideas, knowledge, cuisine, fashion as well as spiritual practices. This interface and exchange provided fertile ground for the emergence of new and unique spiritual practices and ways to work effectively with the Helping Spirits. Many of these cultures already had strong traditions which influenced this new world and contributed greatly to what emerged next.

 

One common practice woven throughout these cultures was dance. Dance was not only a social activity, it also provided a way to directly access the realms of the Helping Spirits who were regularly invoked to resolve problems, cure illness, alleviate suffering and restore justice. People would gather regularly in community to commune with the spirits.

 

One place the people would gather in New Orleans was Congo Square. During the spiritual dances held in Congo Square, the drummers would beat improvised rhythms that would allow the dancers to transcend their ordinary state of consciousness and access spiritual states of consciousness. While in these spiritual states of consciousness they would merge with the Helping Spirits. Often times the presence and merging of the Helping Spirits would bring blessings to the entire community. On a larger scale, it was the melding of these many traditions and the dances that gave birth to a unique form of working with the Helping Spirits that was effectively used to address major shifts in community consciousness and healing. Out of the drumming, dancing, acknowledgment and willingness to work with the Helping Spirits also came the incredible rich and uniquely American musical traditions of what we now call jazz.

 

Although the exact origins of the Conjure Dance are not known, it proved to be a pivotal way of working effectively with the Helping Spirits as a means of returning balance and equality to a society whose sense of human dignity, compassion and equality was out of balance when the ravages and cruelties of slavery engulfed a fledgling nation culminating in a Civil War. In order to bring an end to slavery in the United States, the traditional spiritual practitioners of New Orleans jointly focused their efforts through the Conjure Dance with the intention to end slavery. They literally danced a new reality into existence using the Conjure Dance. Ultimately they prevailed and slavery was abolished.

 

Many cultures throughout the world continue to access altered states of consciousness and the spiritual realms through dance. The Conjure Dance remains a powerful ceremony of effective transformation and has emerged to help us once again work with the Helping Spirits to dance a new reality into existence. The tradition of the Conjure Dance continues today finding its way from the hot steamy city of New Orleans to the Bay Area, the Pacific Northwest [and beyond]. It is an incredibly powerful, energizing, uplifting, and serious ritual.  And, it is a beautiful way to come together as community, something that many of are drawn to in these times of global transition. The world is changing and it is time to conjure the new world in which we and our descendants will live.

 

The Conjure Dance is set to percussive music.  There is an invocation of powerful compassionate spirits to engage their help for a specific healing intention on behalf of the community. Everyone dances for this intention.  As we dance, the spirits become embodied for the purpose of assisting with our request for healing and transformation.

                        “Conjure is the magical means of transforming reality.” –Martha Ward

NOTE: These notes shall only be used, distributed or reproduced with the written permission of the author, Robert F. Bailey. We have received Robert’s permission to share his notes here.

 

 

Saturday, May 3, 2014
1 pm – 10 pm
OAKLAND

$47
space is limited –
reserve your place now!

Register Now!

 

 




 

 


**
Both events will take place in central locations on major transit lines. **
You will receive the specific address and other important details when you register.

If you cannot afford the regular registration fee, email us – no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Gathering of the Ubuntu Village

  1. Afternoon session:

    - Learning and practicing the Zulu concept of ubuntu, “Because we are, I am.”

    - Exciting updates on the AMERICAN UBUNTU film project!

    - Instruction in the Conjure Dance; preparation for a Conjure Dance for AMERICAN UBUNTU

  2. Dinner break: light dinner on your own

  3. Evening session:
    - Conjure Dance for AMERICAN UBUNTU; or, an alternative activity for those who are not dancing

    - Celebratory potluck feast!

 

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Mar 26

Munay-Ki Community Circle | We’re Back!!! Next Circle April 18th

Munay-Ki Rites of Initiation, Awakening & Empowerment Community Circle | 3rd Friday  of each month

April 18, 2014 at Foundation of the Sacred Stream

Holy Fire Dances on Hirucan  Tuva photo by Kent Dorsey 2003

FREE EVENT

   We’re Back!  The Friday Munay-Ki Community Circle resumes passing rites this Friday,  April 18th.  Drop in and receive a different Munay-Ki Rite each month. These transmissions are passed as a Free “Give Away” from spirit   We will meet on the THIRD  FRIDAY of the month at the Foundation of the Sacred Steam Sanctuary in Berkeley.  • 2149 Byron Street • Berkeley, CA 94702

7:30 pm  -  9:30 pm

FRIDAY  NIGHT GATHERINGS:

Drop in and receive a different Munay-Ki Rite each 3rd Friday of the month. These transmissions are passed as a Free “Give Away” from spirit

Many have felt a calling from spirit and are awakening to make a difference in this world. We, as a people, are on a vision quest. Living a vision and questing for more of who we truly can become. We invite you to discover the Nine Rites of Munay-Ki and engage the quest for deeper, broader vision of who and what you truly are.

The Nine Rites of the Munay-Ki are transmissions and attunements kept alive and handed down by lineage keepers of the wisdom traditions of shamanic cultures worldwide. The external form varies from culture to culture but the essence of the transmission is universal. What is handed down are transmissions of energetic seeds that when nurtured, quicken the path to spiritual development and enlightenment. They quicken our journey towards who and what we are becoming as a species. The seeds of these rites can grow within anyone. This is our human birthright and path.

The Munay-Ki rites, as brought to us through the Q’ero Shamans of the Peruvian Andes, are a path of fire and a path of lightning; a fast track to recognizing our true divine nature. This all is a journey in space, time and energy. The  Munay-Ki is the  rocket fuel for this journey.

We are honored to share these rites with you…

Join us now on this journey of discovery.

For more information please contact:

Kent Dorsey – kent@centerforshamanichealing.com

Suzanne Savage – suzanneonforest@yahoo.com

Please visit: The Center For Shamanic Healing,

Munay-Ki Awakening

and

Spirits Song

FREE EVENT

NINE GREAT RITES OF THE MUNAY-KI

The Nine Rites of the Munay-Ki consists of two type of rites. The Foundation Rites and the Lineage Rites. The Foundation Rites consist of  The Healer’s Rite, The Bands of Power, The Harmony Rites and The Seers’ Rite prepare us with the needed tools for the initiations to come. These Foundation Rites prepares our luminous energy field to hold the vibration and power available in the next five rites, the Lineage Rites

MUNAY = LOVE FROM THE HEART

KI = ENGAGED AND IN MOTION

Foundation Rites

Healer’s Rite

Connects you to a lineage of luminous beings from the past, who come to assist you in your personal transformation.  Awakens the healing power in your hands so that everyone you touch is blessed. There is tremendous spiritual assistance available, and these luminous ones work in our sleep to heal the wounds of the past and of our ancestors.

Bands of Power

Five luminous energetic bands representing earth, air, fire, water, and pure light that are woven into the luminous energy field (LEF) for protection. Through Intent they act as filters, breaking down all negative energy that comes toward the person, into one of the five elements.  These energies then feed your LEF instead of making you sick. The Bands of Power are always ‘on’, and negative energies bounce right off them. In a world filled with fear, the bands provide essential protection. The Bands bring us into union with all of the elements. They do not insulate us from life, but rather deepen our connection and attunment with the Earth and all the elements.

Harmony Rite

You receive seven allies bringing gifts of transformation and harmony. Four allies,  organizing principles of creation, are placed into your four lower Chakras as well as three “Archangels” into your upper Chakras.  In the first Chakra, you receive the ally of serpent; jaguar goes into the second; hummingbird into the third; and eagle into the fourth; next you receive three archangels:  the Keeper of the Lower World (our unconscious), the Keeper of the Middle World (our waking world), and the Protector of the Upper World (our super conscious). These allies are transmitted into your Chakras as seeds of energy, each a particular vibration. This is a path of literal enlightenment – Infusing light into each Chakra.

Seer’s Rite

Reawakens the Shaman’s way to perceiving the World. Five luminous Extra-cerebral pathways of light are woven and installed that connect the visual cortex with the third eye and two are woven that connect the heart chakra to the visual cortex. This awakens the “inner seer” and your ability to perceive the invisible world of energy and Spirit.

Vibration of Angels and Archangels

Lineage Rites:

Daykeeper Rite

This is a lineage Rite of the Divine Feminine. You connect to a lineage of master healers from the past who have fully awakened their nurturing ways. Daykeepers are able to call on the ancient altars to heal and bring balance to the earth, call on the sun to rise each day, and bring humans into harmony with mother Earth following the cycle of life.  They are the midwives, herbalists and curanderas.  This rite helps you begin to heal your inner feminine, step beyond fear, and practice peace.

Wisdomkeeper’s Rite

This lineage rite offers gifts of the Divine Masculine. You connect to a lineage of luminous beings from the past and the future who have defeated death and stepped outside of time. This rite awakens stories that lift people up, speaking from a mythic realm to engage and lift with teaching stories. This rite is associated with the snow-capped mountains, perhaps a distant memory of our ancestors from the Himalayas. This rite helps you to begin to heal your inner masculine, step outside of time, become steeped in the medicine teachings and taste infinity.

Earthkeeper Rite

This rite connects you to the archangels that are guardians of our galaxy. The Earthkeepers, who are stewards of all life on the Earth, come under the direct protection of these archangels and can summon their power when they need to in order to bring healing and balance to any situation.This rite connects you to the stars, and to the sun, our local star. It helps you learn the ways of the seer and dream the world into being.

Starkeeper’s Rite

This rite anchors you safely to the time after the great change, said to occur around 2012.  Your physical body begins to evolve into homo luminous, the aging process is slowed down, your DNA is re-informed, and you become more resistant to disease. When you receive these rites, you acquire stewardship of the time to come and all future generations.
Creator Rite

Awakens the Creator-light within and brings forth a sense of stewardship for all creation, from the smallest grain of sand to the largest cluster of galaxies in the universe.  Once attained only through direct transmission from Spirit, it is now possible to transmit from one person to another.

As you work with the germination of these rites you’ll be touched and blessed by angels. You simply need to open yourself to the wisdom of the Earthkeepers, and all will be bestowed upon you.

FRIDAY NIGHT GATHERINGS:

MARCH 21, 2014  (3rd Friday  circle meeting date)

 

Facilitated by Kent Dorsey & Suzanne Savage

Please visit Munay Ki Awakening .Please visit the Center For Shamanic Healing website.

FREE EVENT

I understand that this and all other Center For Shamanic Healing training programs and events are offered for teaching purposes only and not for the purposes of providing healing or treating any student or participant for any physical or mental condition or illness.
Disclaimer     Shamanic  services and information on this website are offered to compliment medical and psychological advice and treatments. The user of said information accepts all responsibility for viewing and/or using this service. Kent Dorsey and Suzanne Savage  Shamanic Practitioners, are not  licensed physicians or surgeons and Shamanic Healing treatments are not licensed by the state of California but are complementary to healing arts services licensed by the state. Shamanic healing is an ancient spiritual method of healing that deals with the spiritual aspect of illness. As shamanic healing deals with the spiritual aspect of illness there is no way to predict the results that will manifest emotionally or physically. Shamanic healing does not replace the need for traditional psychological and medical treatment. The information on this site is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical/psychological concerns. We advise you to contact a licensed physician or Certified Medical Practitioner for any medical/psychological concerns.

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Feb 27

Prevention Magazine Article | How Shamanic Healing Works

Could Shamanic Healing Be The Answer You’ve Been Looking For?

One writer explores the mysterious connection between the physical and spirit worlds—and finds healing in the process By Laura Eraser  Prevention Magazine published a great interview on how shamanism works with Susan  Mokelke  from the Foundation for Shamanic Studies, Here is the link

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Dec 09

Holiday Healing for the Heart A Shamanic Gathering for Ceremony, Celebration and Community Supported Healing.

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Holiday Healing for the Heart

A Gathering for Ceremony, Celebration and Community Supported Healing.

Join our Shamanic Circle in opening to receive Love, Support and Healing on all levels. Let go of the Stress of the Holidays in a supportive Sacred Setting. Allow yourself, All of you “Givers”,  to pause and receive healing in community.

Saturday December 15th 2012           12 Noon to 4:00 pm. 

Give and receive the gift of healing in community.

Register Now!

More Information

The Center For Shamanic Healing invites you to an afternoon of Community Shamanic Healing and Ceremony.  Come for individual healing, group healing and Ceremony. We will hold a Gratitude Ceremony and a Ceremony to Anchor our Individual and Collective Vision and Truth into the Futrue. To the time beyond December 21, 2012.

Join Us In Sacred Circle!

Register Now!

  We are offering this Afternoon of Holiday Healing From the Heart as a Give-Away to the community. We Suggest a “Love Offering” on a sliding scale of  $5 – $55 to help pay the Space  Rent! As this is Spiritual Healing 

No One will be turned away for lack of funds.

We ask that you stay in circle for the whole event.

Join Us In Sacred Circle!

Register Now!

May you all have a blessed Holiday Season,

Kent Dorsey  & Suzanne Savage

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