May 13

Thank you, all who came and created the Conjure Dance!!!

Thank you, all who came and created the Conjure Dance!!!


The circle, the afternoon and the Ritual were amazing. Bless you for this co-creation. Bless you for stepping forward.

Conjure Dance Altar American Ubuntu

Conjure Dance Altar for Ubuntu


[notice]   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 Conjure Dance as community ritual to manifest change and animate social justice through spiritual practice and the American Ubuntu Film project.

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Center For Shamanic Healing co-sponsored this Gathering and Ceremony with Lenore Norrgard  & the Circle of the Living Earth and the American Ubuntu Circle. Together we created a community ritual to manifest change and animate social justice through spiritual practice.  Thank you for joining us in a ceremonial dance for the purpose of healing and positive transformation for our community.


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Thank you Saffire… the beat flowed

Saffire Bouchelion  is a Master Black Belt Nia instructor who has been passionately practicing Nia for 18 years. He is also a professional performer and musician who has been featured on over 40 CD’s, and has opened for several international acts, including Cheryl Crow, Crash Test Dummies, and Barenaked Ladies. His embodiment and transmission of music and rhythm stir profound transformation in his students.  Saffire co-founded two experimental dance companies in 1986 and 1989, and has performed with Danelle Hellander Dance Company and Mergence Dance Theater. For seven years he was co-director of the Ecstatic Choir, five at Naropa University where he was also a musical accompanist for dance and movement classes, and taught drumming classes for the continuing education program. He has taught Drumming and Dance into Being workshops throughout the US, Europe, Mexico and Bali for the past 10 years.  His greatest joy is helping to Embody the world, one Community at a time!





“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!


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