Our myths are our stories that inform and shape our world-view and our cultural ideals. Such stories are often fictitious, yet within each of them is an eternal truth that explains aspects of the natural world as well as the customs of our society and of ourselves.
We embodied humans are mythic creatures and we cannot function separated from our myths. We literally ARE our myths… and our myths are our sacred ground. Carolyn Myss has said “myths are the batteries of our belief systems, and if our myths are challenged or are discredited, then our world comes crashing down around us … if we are not awake.”
We are now living in a time of unparalleled change in which we can sense a dismantling of our most familiar myths—the myths of our religions, of our nation, as well as the myths of ourselves in relation to the future of our planet. These are the stories that have held the social fabric of our society together for hundreds, even thousands of years.
So how can we as awakened mystics be of service? In this five day workshop with anthropologist Hank Wesselman, we will utilize the shamanic path of direct revelation to receive and bridge the incoming cultural mythos into being, the new stories that reflect our changing social values, attitudes, and perceptions of our self as we proceed toward the future. In this way, we may be of service to our society as well as to The Mystery that breathes life and wonder into our world.
This workshop will utilize the shamanic journeywork method of meditation, yet all who join us will be welcome. If you have them, bring a hand drum, a rattle, power objects (for the altar), a notebook, perhaps an eyeshade, and a light blanket.
Suggested reading: Hank Wesselman—The Re-Enchantment; Awakening to the Spirit World (with Sandra Ingerman); The Bowl of Light; and the Spiritwalker Trilogy.