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  • Reawakening with the Runes, Mini-Course

    by skelleyh 0 Lessons in

    Reawakening the Runes 5-Week Mini Course - Create direct personal relationship to the runes through understanding their cultural context, learning their meanings, acquiring a rune set, and using them as a practical oracle for daily life. Get the Full Details, or Register Now.  

  • Reclaiming the Runes

    by skelleyh 10 Lessons in

    Reclaiming the Runes: Putting the elder back in 'futhark.' Taught by Kelley Harrell, at Spirited Paths Soul Intent Arts

    Putting the 'elder' back in futhark. The Reclaiming the Runes Intensive offers a primer on the runes as an alphabet, and as a system of storytelling, timekeeping, and divination. It is your opportunity to create your relationship to the runes. Often the runes are erroneously compared to the tarot. Next to the lush art and vivid imagery of today's decks, the runes come up short. Modern concepts on the staves have distilled them to one-word meanings, omitting their rich cultural backdrop and archetypal narrative. Reclaiming the Runes teaches their story in as full a context as possible, and instructs on how to work with them as a personal tool for growth, and a facilitator of gaining insight for others.

  • Intro to Animism (Middle World) (Self-paced)

    by skelleyh 8 Lessons in

    Intro to Middle World Journeying introduces a method of accessing the Middle World. The objectives for this course are to learn to access the Middle World as it is best for you, to establish contact with Nature as a spiritual entity, to explore the boundaries and limitations of your concept of animism, to gain the ability to do healings or learn wisdom in this realm, and how to apply what transpires in the Middle World in everyday life.

  • Working with Nature Spirits (Self-paced)

    by skelleyh 8 Lessons in

    Spirited Paths Introduction to Modern Shamanism from Soul Intent Arts

    This class offers basic insight into totemism in a traditional and modern context, and distinguishes between the presence of Nature Spirits and Nature Allies. These distinctions inform how we can build relationships with Nature Spirits and be good fellow residents of our immediate animistic community. This course is taught in the context of shamanic ecstatic soul travel, though is valuable without the emphasis of shamanic work.

  • Introduction to Modern Shamanism (Self-paced)

    by skelleyh 6 Lessons in

    Feather by Sonny Abesamis -

    Intro to Modern Shamanism surveys the history and philosophies of shamanism, current challenges facing traditional and modern shamans, cultural considerations of shamanism, what it means to be a shaman, how one becomes a shaman, and what a shaman does. Psychological, gender, and religious perspectives are also discussed. This Course is an opportunity to learn principles of shamanism, and to determine if formally studying as a shaman is appropriate.

  • Ritual, Ceremony, and Cosmology Class (Self-paced)

    by skelleyh 3 Lessons in

    Photo by Julie Gibbons, flickr

    This course is designed to impart an understanding of the distinction between ritual and ceremony, an understanding of the importance of cosmology in shamanic journeying, how to create personal rituals and ceremonies, and specifically how to create sacred space for the purpose of shamanic journey.