A Sacred Evening with Medicine Singers

“What an amazing experience. I’m happy to have attended. Thanks to Phil, Alyce, Ron for sharing themselves with us in such a way.”

On January 5th, 2013, people gathered for an evening of sacred traditional songs, dances and ceremonial speeches shared by Phillip Cash Cash, his wife Alyce, and Phil’s Medicine Singing Brother Ron, in Tucson, AZ.   ISA was honored to host this ceremony.

I was taken by every attentive detail by all involved near and far, in having this ceremony and containing the healing for all! So much love and concern was maintained from the beginning to the end.The Phil, Ron, Alyce, Quynn, Elisabeth, Alyson, Coyote soup makers and blessers and pourers, all the Spirits of Mother Nature, here and beyond, everyone present, Thankyou. It was my honour to be able to receive the blessed Spirits and Singing and Salmon and Water and Fir Burroughs and Cedar and Coyote Soup!

A link to images of the gathering of the Fir boughs from the top of Mt. Lemmon before the ceremony.

What a blessed ceremony! Thank you Phil, Alyce, and Ron for the beauty, and for the soulfulness, and for the generosity of spirit. I feel a happy, bubbling heart happiness from it all. <3! Thank you Salmon, thank you Eagle, thank you Water. And, Elisabeth, thank you for delicious Coyote Soup buffet! 🙂 Thank you mountain Trees. You were very kind!

“Thank you for sharing your healing songs, dance and laughter. The love, light, joy and energy that filled the space was heart warming/expanding… Phil, Alyce and Ron please keep up the Good works for it is much needed as well as appreciated. This night is now a memory for me to be cherished with a smile.”

Phillip and Ron, the singing was magnificent. Alyce, your beautiful light was shining. The room was filled with kind and loving hearts. The spirits were awesome. Thank you Coyote for sharing your soup. I enjoyed the laughing, dancing, singing and soaring. 🙂

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The day after the releasing and healing ceremony, the singers took the Fir boughs (which absorbed sickness and sadness from people who stood upon them) back up the mountain, to give to the Spirits.

Greetings, a very precious, sacred feeling accompanied us as we released all the fir boughs and other materials used in our medicine singing. This happened at top of the hour of 2 pm today. Our mother earth and the many earthly spirits will take care of our heart’s prayer and open a clear path. Alyce, Ron, and I are all very grateful to share our songs. Many thanks to all who had a hand in preparations on making this event happen. Life and healing always, Phil

The Sacred Calling of Corn

Brought to you by Darcey Blue

maizecobfiguresCorn has always been sacred- as food, medicine, spirit guide- to cultures throughout the Americas. It is only our modern culture which has turned corn into a commodity that has been abused and vilified. Corn asks us to begin to reclaim our sacred reciprocal relationship. I ask you today- what can YOU do today to begin to bring corn back into health and sacredness?

Spirit of Corn Altar

Spirit of Corn Altar

“Recently I was clearly called by the spirit of Corn to offer a community ceremony to begin to reconnect with and heal the relationship we as a culture have with the Corn Plant.  At this community ceremony- offerings of corn, tobacco, handmade stylized corn ocarina, corn husk dolls and prayers were placed on the altar as a on offering to the spirit of corn.  And each member of the circle that night asked the spirit of Corn what they could do as an individual to transform their own awareness and relationship with Corn- as a food and as a being of sacred wisdom- and what comittments they would make to the Corn spirit to bring the awareness of the Sacred medicine and wisdom of Corn back into our culture.”

You can listen to Darcey share about corn during her recent ceremony at the Institute for the Shamanic Arts in Tucson by clicking here.

You can read Darcey’s full post about her sacred journey with Corn here.

“There is much healing to be, there is much work too. I know not where it will take me – what more will be asked- but I know, with every cell of my being, that it will be meaningful, deep and healing- for me as an individual- as a healer- and for the world around me.  And I am in humble gratitude.  To the land- to the Corn-to the Ancestors- and Spirit in All to be here, doing this work – not just by words on a page, or a small circle- but taking this work into the physical world, with my body, with my song, with all of me.”

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!