The Plasmic Portal is Coming!

Some of us at ISA have felt, once again, the call from our Spirits to share ourselves in a theatrical way.  We have been asked to make aspects of the Shamanic path visible through Performance and Ceremony for modern people in our evolving world.  We are doing this on Saturday, October 20 at 7pm in Tucson, Arizona.  We brought you Cracking Open in 2011, now it is time to enter the Portal within.

Six female shamanic performers will share Spirit Guided segments, performances, and offerings to whoever feels called to participate in this interactive ceremonial experience.  Your Spirit is calling! Join us! Find out more at https://shamanacircle.wordpress.com/is/performance/the-plasmic-portal-a-ceremonial-performance-honoring-shamanic-elements/

THE BEST PARKING IS IN THE LOT ON THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF STONE AVE AND TOOLE AVE.

We hope to see you there!

To Life!

Drumming the Elements…

Last night, 5 spirit travelers joined together to create rhythm for the four elements.   The five called on Romanian, Irish, Punjabi, Native American and African ancestors to help them.  Two humans had drumming experience.  Three had never drummed before. They intuitively connected with Earth, then Air, Fire, and finally Water, and below are some quotes shared by travelers after they completed the circle of rhythm for the elements.

“I felt the elements.  I really felt Fire, our beats blended into flames!”
“I kept hearing voices, like there was someone else in circle speaking old prayers.”
“I let go, and then I peaked into myself…and then I got into it again.”
“The drum was picking up on each of the elements, and we asked our ancestors to guide us.”
“Water was a calm ocean, and then it was a hurricane!”
“During each element session I heard the following… Earth-Ground it.  Air-Blow it away. Fire- Burn it off. Water- Wash it away.”
“I felt a buzzing in my body that peaked between Air and Fire.”
“I had a sensational experience.  I had a man in back of me and a woman in front of me.  I trusted them to help me.”

Drumming and rhythm making belongs to all people of all lands.  All are welcome to ISA’s drumming circles offered approximately once a month.  The best way to expand one’s drumming ability is to Practice, Practice, Practice 🙂  Join ISA in this practice.

Below are some articles regarding various drum cultures (specifically of those present in this drumming circle)
http://www.drummagazine.com/features/post/when-the-drummers-were-women/
http://www.godammit.com/2012/02/03/visits-from-the-other-side/
http://www.turtlewomenrising.com/
http://www.ask.com/wiki/Dhol?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shamanism:_Archaic_Techniques_of_Ecstasy  (Classic book written by Romanian historian of religion Mircea Eliade)

 

Ancestor Night

 

On Friday, Oct. 28, the eloquent and very talented storyteller, Fetish Dragonfire (practitioner Patricia Bowne), gathered together other superb storytellers for a fun filled night.  Here is what Fetish reported about the event:

Ancestor Night:

A storytelling circle to share family and/or cultural, spooky stories.

Lots of fun, tasty treats and true ghost stories.

Hosted by Fetish Dragonfire and one of many alter egos, Grimalda the Troll.

Storytellers took us to ancient Ireland, Zanzibar, enchanted forests and grandma’s basement. We heard tales of near death experiences and serendipitous, Spirits.

I see more storyteller circles in the future. This was too fun!

If you would like to find out more about Patricia Bowne and her wonderful offerings, please visit her practitioner page at:

https://shamanacircle.wordpress.com/practitioners/patricia-bowne/