Thoughts from ISA Practitioners

Recently ISA Practitioners gathered to journey and reflect on how ISA is growing and evolving.

We began by lighting candles that represented each practitioner and the light we carry with us in all of our work. Then Celia Blackwood called in all the directions and asked that our spirit guides be present. This is really important because all ISA work, events, circles, journeys, labyrinths, etc. are spirit guided.

Next, we tuned into what messages our spirit guides wanted us to share. Each of us received meaningful information from our journeys that we imparted to others in our group.

In the picture to the left you can see a big octopus. It represents ISA and the different branches of ISA. All around the octopus is an ocean and that is like Earth Web Media-the umbrella for ISA.

We exchanged positive thoughts regarding ISA and then finally we closed with a beautiful blessing offered by Alyson Greene.

Each of us took time to reflect and write a thought about ISA down.

Here are our offerings:

Alyson Greene: Hummingbird magic journey of delight. Room filled with energy of Hummingbird (joy, love, beauty, quick flight, far journeys between the worlds). Everyone (all of us) had profound Hummingbird experiences in our journeys. One theme that came through was being courageous, shedding what is not needed, and the steady loving presence that arises when the busyness is set aside.

Celia Blackwood: Being involved with ISA has been a deeply enriching experience on a personal and community level. ISA has helped me discover and develop my own abilities and connections with my helping spirits as well as my own highest self. My confidence in the tools and techniques of shamanic practice has grown and continues to be nurtured. I am so grateful to offer circles and teachings to others because I know how transformative this shamanic experience can be.

Darcey Blue: The Idea! Yay! series helped me to define, clarify and enhance my professional image and presentation-with spirit guidance.

Plant Journey Walks that are magical and deeply move people to connect with nature in a meaningful way and put them beyond their usual comfort zone helping them to grow and feel the joy and magic of the world.

Plant Journey Circles help people of all skill experience levels to trust their intuition, the shamanic process, and their ability to communicate and understand nature and its messages and gifts.

Quynn Elizabeth Red Mountain: I am very happy to say that our recent shamanic performance came together perfectly. I am grateful that each performer was brave and listened to their guides about what she was to present. Each segment shared an aspect of the shamanic path as experienced by the performer. I don’t know if the whole audience “got it” but I know our spirit guides “got us”.  Thanks to all who attended.

I am grateful to be back to offering personal sessions for people. I took a break over the summer and then while I drummed for participants in a workshop in September, I was given a clear “go ahead” from my guides to offer shamanic journey sessions. I am thrilled to be of service in this way once more.

Elisabeth Black: My positive note is that ISA is having a greater outreach to younger people. Children have started attending circles and labyrinths with their parents. Sensorium for Kids is having a growing outreach. We are striving to meet the needs of children and their parents.

ISA has a strong foundation of beliefs and practitioners that understand and live these practices. They are models for healthy, vibrant, light filled, shamanic mindfulness.

Thank you to our ISA practitioners for bringing us all of the wonderful workshops and circles!

If you are interested in becoming an ISA practitioner, your first step is taking the Healing Practitioner series offered by Quynn each season. The first meeting for this takes place on Saturday, November 3. You can find out more information about it on our meetup page at:

http://www.meetup.com/tucson-institute-for-the-shamanic-arts/

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The Joys of Earth and Sky Beings Connecting!

We Humans were asked to be open to connecting with energies from the “Stars”.  A message that recently came through to Quynn was “You need help. We want to help you, but you must be open, direct your energy, and ask. We love you so. We are one.”

As shamanic practitioners we have become familiar with the feeling of “contact” from unseen, even unknown, energies. Always for our highest good. Many have had our lives changed on a deep and profound level by being willing to “be open, direct our energy, and ask”.  Such is a shamanic journey… So now the question= When is this contact a ‘Spirit Guide’, or a ‘Star Being’?  One only decifers this riddle by connecting over and over, and feeling how it feels.  What comes of our connections? Do we experience blessing, strength and clarity? These are the questions we ask ourselves as we learn to move beyond our assumptions about the world, and beyond.  Since January 26, 2012 practitioners and seekers from the Institute for the Shamanic Arts in Tucson, AZ have joined togther in many circles to seek connection to helpful energies and Beings of many realms.  So far, here is a recap… we began with Earthly Beings, and moved offworld from there…

Darcey Blue hosted a Plant Spirit Medicine Circle, focusing on Octotillo, a beautiful desert plant.  Mandee wrote “This was an amazing beginning to my journey in becoming acquainted with the Ocotillo!”

Elisabeth and Quynn hosted a Shamanic Journeying Circle connecting with Crystal and Stone Beings.  Stones graced our circle and shared their private messages.

To honor the winged Earth Beings, Dee Owl Woman shared her Owl wisdom with those who felt called to work with her.  Alese wrote of her session with Dee “I absolutely love Dee and am so thankful to her! It was such a helpful and beautiful experience.”

Bird and Insect Beings unite!  Some practitioners decorated masks made by Jacob, and shared costume and shadow for an activating evening!  See a video of the shadow dancers here.

Celia felt called to host a circle honoring our homeworld Star Being, our Sun.  Perfectly timed, after a week of intense solar flares, the Sun certainly shared messages with us!  Quynn wrote  “A great and fruitful circle. Many confirmations and new information.”

A group of brave journeyers connected with their Warrior ancestors and soul, and retrieved what was ready to return for the good of all.  “In the heart of every Warrior is a Just Cause to protect, an Adventure to live, and a Beauty to rescue.”

On Saturday, February 4,   22 open hearted Humans and who knows how many Beings  joined together for our first Earth and Sky People Congress.  Rosemary wrote  “The writing experiences then having some else read the thought was great. It expressed the sum total of the energy that was felt in the group for those who merged in the source.” 
And, there was a puppet show!!! Auriana wrote  “Wonderful experience! We especially loved the puppet show!”  Written messages are posted here. 

Also going on is the ISA Healing Arts Practitioner Training (thru May), and the Practitioners in Training hosted a Healing Arts Sampler.  Wonderful readings and sessions were offered and received. JEtana wrote “Thank you for “pushing” this beginning reader to “go public,” and all the wonderfully kind “clients” who appreciated and taught me this wonderful afternoon!”

Elisabeth Black offered Shamanic Seer- Star Messages. Participants received personal messages thru this giften seer, specifically from loving Star Beings.  Elisabeth wrote “”Thank you to all of the many Star Beings that crowded into that room with their bright lights”   A big thank you to Patricia Bowne for her fabulous Tree painting that has been a grounding backdrop for many circles, and many more to come!

On Full Moon Shannon hosted our monthly Labyrinth Walk at Unity Church. Mario wrote “Funtastic dancing under the Full Moon and walking the Labyrinth to the beat of the drums.” 

So far, our gatherings have been meaningful and fruitful! Yet we are not finished with this Congress!  We still have four circles remaining…

Saturday, Feb 10 at 11am  is Celebrating Green Tara with Alyson.

Sat, Feb 10 at 3pm is SHE- Shamanic Herstory Exploration with Elisabeth.

Sunday, Feb 11 is Dream Guides Shamanic Journey Circle with Quynn. 

and on Sunday, Feb 11 at 5pm is our Earth and Star People Congress- Remembering+Gratitude = LOVE.  Our Congress and Listening Circle that will close our Gem Show experience.  Information about these circles can be found at our calendar.  Please join us if it suits you.  We will continue to host monthly Earth and Sky People Circles through 2012.  Such Joy! 

Shamanic Seer Star Messages


My name is Elisabeth Black.

Recently, I presented myself most respectfully to the Star Beings and said the following:

“I offer myself as a conduit for Star Messages that want to be brought forth to others.”

I looked in my heart and knew I was ready to do this.

Not only was I ready, but I felt this deep longing.

I thought about the journey I have undertaken and  how I have practiced staying centered in my inner knowing, recognizing the sacred, working with compassion, and loving myself and others.

I do not think I am perfect.

I know that I make mistakes.

However, I felt this also qualified me because then I have empathy, humility, and grace.

I also knew it would help me to get out of the way of my “ego” and myself and let the Light and Love from benevolent Star Beings shine forth for others.

In my life-

I have been shy.

I have been quietened.

This night,

my words flowed like the stars in the Milky Way.

I felt alive.

I felt that I pleased the Star Beings.

All around the room I saw and was very aware of Star Being presence.

They gazed upon all of the beautiful humans and I know they brought forth the dearest most loving messages.

Perhaps it all sounds melodramatic to you.

On the other hand,

I hope that the light in you is responding right now.

It’s reaching out and saying,

“I want some of that too.”

And you can have it.

I hope to see you at the next Shamanic Seer Circle.

Thank you all loving Star Beings. I am filled with gratitude.

**Elisabeth is an empath, shamanic intuitive, storyteller, poet, artist and teacher. She has a passion for journeying to help you discover your soul’s message.**

https://shamanacircle.wordpress.com/practitioners/elisabeth-black/


Schedule for the 2012 Earth and Sky People Congress in Tucson, AZ

Welcome to the 2012 Earth and Sky People Congress in Tucson, AZ
Hosted by the Institute for the Shamanic Arts

 We think we know about the vast subject of ET/Star//Light/Interdimensional Beings and their past, present and future connection with Humanity.  It is time to expand our awareness and listen because messages are being sent to us now.  Humans have always used the drum and the shamanic journey to enhance communication between the ‘realms’ when needed.  Join us for this series of circles (one, a few, or all), and be prepared to participate. 

Each circle will offer the opportunity for participants to write a message or an account of their experience, thereby creating an ongoing archive of our respectful endeavors.  We are offering this series of circles during the eventful 2012 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show.  We feel that the energy of so many crystals, stones and minerals from around the Earth (as well as meteorites from Space), gathered in one place (Tucson, AZ), is a perfect conduit for traveling the realms and accessing benevolent knowledge.

Interested people do not need to have ‘shamanic’ experience to participate.  However an open mind and heart is essential.  If you feel something calling to you, and that there is something being asked of you, join us as we explore together. 

 A video announcement and invitation the 2012 Earth and Sky People Congress . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVMItEOEowM

Thurs, January 26  7pm     Plant Spirit Medicine Circle with Darcey

Friday, Jan 27   6:30       SJ Circle at Unity- Stone and Crystal People with Elisabeth and Quynn

Saturday, Jan 28 1pm   Journey to Owl Medicine with Dee

Saturday, Jan 28  7pm     Star People Procession- Bird and Insect People

Sunday, Jan 29 11am   Our Star Being Sun – Journey Circle with Celia

Saturday, Feb 4  10am     Warrior Heart- Rhythmic Soul Retrieval with Quynn

Saturday, Feb 4   7pm    Earth & Sky People Congress ACTIVATION

Sunday, Feb 5  11am      Upper World Blessings- Shamanic Journey Circle

Sunday, Feb 5 2-5pm     Healing Arts Sampler

Monday, Feb 6 6:30pm     Shamanic Seer- Star Messages with Elisabeth

Tuesday, Feb 7  6pm    Full Moon Labyrinth Walk- with Shannon

Friday, Feb 10  7pm    Activating Space Portals Using Movement, Shadow & Music

Saturday, Feb 11 11am   Celebrating Green Tara with Alyson

Saturday, Feb 11 3pm   Shamanic Herstory Exploration Circle with Elisabeth

Sunday, Feb 12  11am     Dream Guides- Shamanic Journey Circle with Quynn

Sunday, Feb 12  5pm       Earth and Sky People Congress- Choose Love and Gratitude Closing Ceremony

 For up to date details go to ISAs meetup group calendar
http://www.meetup.com/tucson-circle-for-the-shamanic-arts/#calendar

Activating the 2012 Earth and Sky People Congress

“Listening to the wind holds value.
The trees want to share their knowledge.
We are not crazy when we hear voices.
We are bringing the strengths of the past into the present.
The future is in our hands.”

Quynn Red Mountain

“All truth passes through three stages.
First, it is ridiculed.
Second, it is violently opposed.
Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.”

Arthur Schopenhauer

 

Unexplained, and Otherworldly, an experience in my 26th year called me to the path of the shamanic arts and forced me to look within.  I say ‘forced’ on purpose.  I would not have chosen to seek this world so young if I had not been made to pay attention.  While there is no scientific proof, I know that I was contacted by someone/something beyond this world and dimension.  It came in the night. My physical body was left with wounds. However, my spirit and mind were activated in a way I could not have imagined at the time. 

This was not my first ‘contact’.  A few days after this unexplained event, I experienced hypnosis for the first time to help me remember what happened.  Very quickly I found myself having sensations that were familiar.  Memories flooded me while trying to find answers.  Sudden feelings, taste, light and sounds were undeniable, all had visited me in dreams as a child.   They were so familiar, yet without words to describe them. 

After having the revelation that my recent physical contact had a connection with those who came to me many times as a child, all fear vanished and I knew that ‘it would all be ok and all will be revealed in time’.  This benevolent visitation set a  whole new life in motion, yet I decided to not talk about this part of my spiritual experience.  It all sounded to crazy.  However, “crazy” or not, in meditation they have since told me there was a time as a child they ‘contacted’ me, to protect me.  As an adult they ‘activated’ me.  Then they told me they “would be back”.

Now, in 2012, I have been told it is time to stop hiding. It is time to claim my connections, and honor the experiences of those around me.  I am not alone. We are not alone. It is time to ask to join the circle of friendly Star/Light/Dimensional Beings that are reaching out to us, whoever we may be, and wherever they may be.  Children, Elders, Men, Women, Straight, Two-Spirit, All Colors…we are all connected.  It is time to use our spiritually trained minds while we listen to the consistent beat of a drum and a rattle.  These simple sounds have been used for thousands of years to alter human brainwaves to open pathways to other realms of Reality.  We hear the drum beat and our Dreaming Mind awakens.  In this place, our heart opens, preparing us for sacred listening, complex understanding, and mutual cultural respect with any being that has our highest good.

http://www.transcendencies.com/2010/10/shamanic-journeys-and-ufo-encounters/ This article by Sue Jamieson and the late Dr. John E. Mack  (originally published by © Shamanism, Journal of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies, Spring/Summer 2003, Vol. 16, No. 1.) describes similarities and differences between an experience with the shamanic journey, and one of Star People ‘contact’. They also share information from varies cultures and tribes about their own Star People connections.  They writeMany indigenous shamans and medicine people, such as Ipu and Cleicha Peixoto, Sequoyah Trueblood, Credo Mutwa, Dhyani Ywahoo, Godfrey Chips, Standing Elk, and Wallace Black Elk, openly acknowledge UFO encounters as part of their reality and speak easily of myths and legends telling of peoples that come from the sky or the stars. According to Osage legends, some Osage lived in the sky, way beyond the Earth.3 The Cherokee, or as they call themselves, Tsalagi, trace their origins to the star group known as the Pleiades, or Seven Dancers,4 as do the Lakota/Dakota/Nakota peoples. The Colombian Amazon Desana say that in the beginning of time, their ancestors arrived on the Earth in canoes from the sky.5 The name of a small tribe in Brazil, Uru-e-Wau-Wau, means literally “people from the stars.”6 “Extraterrestrial” landings and interactions are commonly spoken of by these peoples. 7 According to African lore, “star people” have come from the heavens in “magic sky boats” for thousands of years. The great Zulu warrior king, Shaka, was said to have been “kidnapped” by the mantindane (the “gray beings”).8

Join with those who have had ‘contact’ with benevolent Star People/Dimensional Beings, and those who represent the best of Humanity, for the 2012 Earth and Sky People Congress in Tucson, AZ.  The Institute for the Shamanic Arts will host such gatherings as 2012 progresses.   As a group we will create a sacred circle and, while listening to the shamanic drumbeat, we will activate our crystalline nature to prepare for messages from wise guides of other realms. Emotional Safety and Intercultural/dimensional Ethics are of high priority.

Please ask yourself if you are called to participate. If called, please bring your open heart and uncluttered mind.  Whether you have experienced a ‘shamanic journey’ before, we need people in this circle who listen to the Realms, and who are comfortable with their own ‘quiet mind’. This gathering will be guided by Quynn Red Mountain and Elisabeth Black.   Spirit Guided Donations will be accepted to help Earth Web Media continue its programs and services.

“A thing does not therefore cease to be true because it is not accepted by many.”
Benedict Spinoza

INCLUDED BELOW IS AN OUTLINE OF CIRCLES AND CEREMONIES OFFERED BETWEEN JANUARY 28 AND FEBRUARY 12. For more detailed information as it comes available, please go to our meetup calendar
http://www.meetup.com/tucson-circle-for-the-shamanic-arts/#calendar

ALL CIRCLES WILL OCCUR SOMEWHERE IN THE ‘SOLAR CULTURE’ COMPLEX ON E. TOOLE AVE IN DOWNTOWN TUCSON.

Earth and Sky People Congress

Saturday January 28  6:30pm  “Star Being Procession- Bird People, Insectoids and You” with Elisabeth, Jacob and Quynn

Friday, February 3     7pm  Rhythm Portals– Explore the realms with vibrational, binaural and harmonic sound for helpful messages from wise guides. This is a participatory circle with Quynn.

Saturday, February 4  11-1:30  Warrior Heart – rhythmic soul retrieval- with Quynn

                                     Evening- Earth and Star People Congress- ACTIVATION

 

Sunday, February 5     11-1  SJ circle  Star Teacher Blessingswith Quynn

                                     2-5  Healing Arts Sampler with ISA Practitioners in Training

Monday, February 6   6:30pm- Star Being Messages with Elisabeth-

Tuesday, February 7   5:30pm- Full Moon Labyrinth at Unity Church with Shannon-

 Friday, February 10    7pm   Rhythmic Portals–  Explore the realms with vibrational, binaural and harmonic sound for helpful messages from wise guides. This is a participatory circle with Quynn

 Saturday, February 11     11-1:30  Circle of Green Tara (the luminous emerald-green, light-being Buddha of action!)with Alyson

                                        3-5pm   “Shamanic Herstory Exploration” with Elisabeth- 

 Sunday, February 12 11-1:30pm  SJ CircleDream Guides – with Quynn  

                                  5-8pm  Earth and Sky People Congress-  CRYSTAL BLESSING AND GRATITUDE CEREMONY

WE ARE HERE.

 

 

The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show 2012

Every February, Tucson hosts The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show.

About 50,000 visitors flock to Tucson to barter, collect priceless crystals, buy stock for their own enterprises, purchase delights, and exhibit gems and minerals from all over the world.

We are surrounded by the high vibrational energies of thousands upon thousands of crystals.

These are crystal beings that are ready and willing to guide us in raising our consciousness, sending and receiving magical messages,  contacting extraterrestrial intelligence, and transmitting love, peace, balance, understanding, protection, and self-empowerment.

The year 2012 resonates with each of us in a unique and visionary way.

The Institute of Shamanic Arts (I.S.A.) recognizes our star connections with all benevolent beings and extends to you the opportunity to receive messages being offered from other realms.

We employ the use of the drum beat to journey within and we work closely with guides (including crystal beings) to expand our understanding and experience non-ordinary reality.

I.S.A. and its talented facilitators will have many special community offerings for the month of February and throughout the year so that we can all interact with the guidance and connections that unfold this year.

For more information about our offerings please see our Meet-up site at:

http://www.meetup.com/tucson-circle-for-the-shamanic-arts/