Stone Wisdom Healing Arts Series Tucson Gem Show 2013

It is time for the 2013 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, and for the next three weeks Stones of all kinds come here from all corners of this beautiful Earth, and beyond. As Earth Loving People, we hear the Stones arriving in Tucson asking us to welcome and consult them while they are here.
They have many messages to share, and they invite us to honor them as ancient teachers.

Stone Wisdom

The Institute for the Shamanic Arts is proud to present this series of circles, workshops and adventures dedicated to honor the ancient wisdomkeepers of this place, and those visiting or passing through during Gem Show. The Stone people are in our lives, and in our cells. In this place of Tucson, it is a powerful time to be open to the Stones, Crystals, Gems, Minerals who have messages that they want to share with us.

During each circle we will travel the drum to consult with stone energies regarding our lives and living our purpose. We will also make rhythm together to share our messages with them. Stones and Humans share our stories.

People with all levels of shamanic journeying experience are welcome. ISA’s approach to shamanizing is that we each have an innate ability to connect with our inner wilderness in our own unique way. Rhythm helps us connect quickly and in a meaningful way. The Spirit World belongs to All of Us.

We will also continually co-create an altar for our Stone Friends in our Underworld Grotto. If you feel called to join in any circle of this series, you can bring a stone to add to our community altar that will stay up during the Gem Show. We look forward to sitting in circle with you, and our Stone Friends.

All Circles take place in The Grotto 19 E Toole Ave. (In our rock walled underworld home), except for Alyson’s Sacred Nature Journey. You do not need to rsvp, you can simply come to any circle listed below. Door closes 15 minutes after start time.

 

Workshop Titles as written by Elisabeth Black:

Feb. 3, 2:00 p.m. Sacred Nature Journey #1:Desert Earth and StonesHow many times have you been driving along and the desert hums to you? Not nearly enough. Take a little walk out into the desert and ground, center, and refresh yourself. Be right in among the stones and earth.  Hosted by Alyson Greene.

Feb. 4, 6:30 p.m. Like a Rock-Breaking Down as Spiritual Transformation-Don’t let the “breaking down” part scare you. Let the idea of loving support brought to you through Stone Wisdom ease your heart. Stones want to be there for you and guide you to your true joy.  Hosted by Quynn Red Mountain.

Feb. 9, 11:00 a.m.-Heart of the CrystalJourney inward to your heart with singing, (no singing experience necessary and led by Medicine Singer, Phillip Cash Cash) meditative stone stacking, and making a healing crystal grid.

Feb. 11, 6:30 p.m.-Your Personal Crystal/Stones as Teachers, Guides and PortalsGive those stones/crystals some attention and bring them to this circle. You can journey together and become closer friends!  Hosted by Quynn Red Mountain.

Feb. 15, 6:30 p.m.-Crystal n’ Human-DNA Activation with Sound, Crystal, and Water-  Put sound together with crystals and what do you get? “Like” the most incredible rush of DNA activation! Allen Smith will share his holy, amazing, and completely transcending didgeridu music.

Feb. 16, 11:00 a.m.-Stone Guided Soul Retrieval and Activation That little empty spot you feel…? The stones want to assist you in retrieving just the right soul piece to fill it up. Oh, and they do this in such a loving way. They love you.  Hosted by Quynn Red Mountain

Feb. 17, 6:30 p.m.-Magnetizing Love, Abundance, and Joy with Crystals Think about it, the title of this workshop lists off what we all want. Love…..Abundance…..Joy…..all there waiting for you and lots of crystal helpers would be thrilled to help you magnetize these in your life.  Hosted by Elisabeth Black and Alyson Greene.

PLUS! On Sundays February 3, 10 and 17 at 10am, Quynn hosts a weekly Shamanic Journeying Circle.
We drum for you twice. Always fascinating. Never the same. Open to all.

Door closes 15 minutes after start time. Parking is available in the lot on the northwest corner of Stone and Toole.

These circles are open to people with all levels of spiritual and shamanic experience.  Find out more at any of the listings at ISA’s meetup group calendar.

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Postures of Flight!

Last Monday evening Quynn Red Mountain hosted a shamanic circle called Postures of Flight, based on the work of Dr. Felicitas Goodman’s work regarding sacred postures that show up all over the world in sculpture and cave.

Anthropologist Dr. Felicitas D. Goodman, researched and explored ritual body postures as a means to achieve a bodily induced shifting of consciousness – a “ecstatic trance” experience. She discovered each body posture can lead into this alternate reality, an expanded field of consciousness, when performed in conjunction with the proper rhythmic sound, such as a rattle or drum. This shamanic wisdom tradition has its roots in the earliest roots of humanity.  From http://www.cuyamungueinstitute.com/

postureThis is the fourth time that Quynn has offered this workshop, and each time the results have been profound!  Journeyers on Monday traveled in simple positions that brought energies of the Underworld, Metamorphosis, the Tatooed Jaguar Goddess, Place of Opening, Land of the Dead, Female Spirits and others.   After three drum journeys, Quynn asked participants to write a note to you, about journeying in these postures, and the wisdom of the shamanic journey generally… Here is what they wrote…

“I am continually amazed at the innate wisdom within people.  These ancient, worldwide postures bring to light a portal that is waiting for us to enter.  The drum and intention opens the door that lies within us all.”

“Journeying with the postures opened me to more visuals than I have normally experienced during typical journeying, which I wasn’t expecting necessarily.  I had asked to receive messages auditorily, because that I the way I usually receive, but the visual were fantastic. The messages from them profound.”

“Journeying allows you to find the missing piece of yourself.  You find that which you need and desperately long for, whatever that may be.”

“The journey of transformation. The ancient inner pilgrimage to the true awareness.   Finding through a beat of a drum, all that has been forgotten…yet not.  Today I journeyed to my joy, my life purpose, through the portal that was just waiting for me to say “I am back”.  After each shamanic journey I am forever shifted to a new galactic is-ness. Love. Love. Love. Love. Love. Love.”

“These ancient postures, with all their collective wisdom, helped me greatly to gently break through an integral part of my process of becoming the person I came here to be and doing what I came here to do.  I look forward to how it will unfold.”

“These are the poses of our ancestors, but they are also the poses of ourselves, our children, mothers, brothers, sisters, fathers… It is powerful medicine.”

Gratitude to the postures, to Dr. Felicitas Goodman for seeing their power in plain view, and to all the journeyers who attended this workshop!

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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.