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 Ecstatic Dance Schedule;

Christ Church Auditorium, Montpelier EVERY FRIDAY!!!  7-9pm

See more info about Ecstatic Dance here!

 

Vermont Druid Training dates for 2018 are here!

Bard and Druid Training weekends (shared)

5/19-20, 6/30-7/1, 7/21-22, 8/18-19, 9/29-30, 10/27-28

Ovate Training weekends

 5/12-13, 6/16-17, 7/7-8, 8/11-12, 9/15-16, 10/13-14, 11/10-11

 

  

 

Guardians of the Sacred Earth

a 3 month Immersion with Fearn Lickfield
2/21/18-5/23/18
in Montpelier, VT.
Find more info on this program here!
The mission of GSE is to facilitate the innate capacity of people to connect spiritually with the land in order to co create healing, balance, fertility and sacred space. Every human who has access to even a small piece of precious land can affect everything! We train people to become empowered and skilled stewards who can understand, respond and serve the earth in this time of great need and change.
$530. Pre-registration required.
 
 
 

Witch’s Meditation with Meri Fowler

Saturday June 9th, 1-5pm.  $60. 

There are many types of meditation practiced by Witches. Each meditation is done at specific times, for different reasons and with different goals in mind.  This workshop is an exploration, an explanation and an instructional on how Witches meditate and what the spiritual/magickal goals are on the path.

We will look at how it differs from Buddhist, Hindu and Yogic meditation, learn how to connect with the Divine in Nature, and meditate with trees and land spirits. In the class we will also explore how Witch’s use meditation brooms and understand the effects of true meditation on spiritual, physical, mental and emotional well being.

Witch meditation can heal, transform and aid in the development of psychic abilities. Even if you are not a Witch you can use these methods to change your life. It’s not necessary to have faith or belief in the practices and I have found that they work for everyone who tries them.

Meri Fowler Wiccan High Priestess and Faery Shaman teaches meditation in Montreal and is currently writing a book about Witch’s meditation.

 

 

Tree Divination Using the Ancient Celtic Ogham Alphabet

with Ellen Evert Hopman

July 14-15 at Dreamland

Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-3

$130.

The Irish Ogham tree alphabet pre-dates the Latin alphabet. Instead of letters like A-B-C-D the alphabet uses tree names like Birch, Rowan, Elder, Oak, etc. Each letter of the alphabet is couched in symbolism and lore. Ellen Evert Hopman is the author of A DRUID’S HERBAL OF SACRED TREE MEDICINE, TREE MEDICINE TREE MAGIC and other volumes that explore ancient Celtic tree lore and tree herbalism.

In this workshop you will learn a Druid tree meditation with live trees, the basics of the Ogham letters and the spiritual, medicinal and cultural lore around them, make a small divination deck, and practice using the trees to do readings for yourself and others. The class involves work outside in nature so wear good shoes and be prepared for the weather. Visit Ellen’s bookstore and blog on line at www.elleneverthopman.com

 

Plant Initiations ~ working shamanically with plants and trees

Hawthorne – Tree of Enchantment and Deep Heart Healing 

with Pam Montgomery  *  10am Sept. 7th-  3pm Sept.9    *   $275

Initiation is an ancient form of ceremony that brings one into maturity taking up one’s place within the collective. In traditional society initiation was a coming of age ritual where the young person became an adult stepping into their role within the “tribe”. The elders would perform the Initiations that sometimes took up to a year to complete but always culminating in a great ritual and then feast. In modern times the Initiation process has been mostly forgotten so that there are many adults who have never had the opportunity to come into their maturity bringing forth their gifts in order to serve the community. The elders, too, are mostly gone so that even for those who would like to be an Initiated human there is not the ability. In my deep work with plants I continue to be amazed at how they step up to the plate and provide us with exactly what we need. So it has come about that the common plants are taking on the role of the Elder and are initiating us into what it means to be truly human living within the collective.

A Plant Initiation is an opportunity to work deeply with a plant or tree where we not only receive personal healing but also become bonded with the particular plant and receive the plants healing gifts to then work with oneself, others or the planet. This very intimate sharing with a plant allows for guidance on many issues, opens doors of perception, brings healing on all levels and expands one’s consciousness.

During this three day event we will be ingesting an elixir that has been prepared ceremonially to enhance the consciousness expanding qualities of the plant. While fasting we will ingest the elixir at various times throughout the three days. If for any reason you are unable to fast then specific foods will be available for you. We will deepen with the plant in many ways including dreaming, journeying, taking on the essence of the plant aided by mask making and experiencing the plant through Greenbreath. We will step into the initiatory experience of dismemberment which is a traditional shamanic way of dying to the old and being reborn into a new you. Our plant ally will aid us in ways known and unknown as we will leave space for the magic and mystery to emerge.

You will be asked to prepare yourself ahead of time by eating certain foods and refraining from certain activities. Entering an Initiation with clear body, mind and spirit is a way of honoring the Elder Teacher Plant, who is the initiator. It is with utmost respect that we approach these magnanimous beings as they lay the fertile ground for a deep transformative experience. You will emerge from this Initiation in a new skin. Be prepared to change your life. For more about Pam see www.partnereartheducationcenter.com

Reserve your space! To register contact Fearnessence@gmail.com.  $125 deposit due by Aug. 15.  

Save the Dates!  More info coming…

Equinox Open House and Ceremony

March 17th at Dreamland

Beltaine

May 5th at Dreamland

Summer Solstice Ceremony

June 23 at the Burlington Earth Clock

Lughnasadh

August 4 at Dreamland

 

To register or learn more about any of the above,

contact Fearnessence@gmail.com