Sun, August 19, 2018. 2 pm - 4 pm
Discovering Ecstatic Trance
Journeywork with author Nicholas Brink
Ecstatic or Shamanic Trance is a form of trance induced with rapid stimulation to the nervous system by drumming or the shaking of a rattle. As researched by the anthropologist Felicitas Goodman, an Earth oriented induction ritual was developed that is an important ingredient in healing one.s self and the Earth. In this introductory workshop we will examine her research and experience this induction ritual to bring about healing by connecting with the spirits of our ancestors and of the Earth. One dimension of her research was to examine the effect of the postures used by shaman throughout the ages in their trance journeys. She found that certain postures bring about a healing and strengthening energy into the body, while other postures are for divination to find answers to questions. Some postures are for metamorphosis or shape-shifting while others bring about a death-rebirth experience. Then there are the postures for journeying into the underworld, some for journeying in this the middle world, and some for journeying into the upper-world.

Cost: $20 if registered and prepaid by Aug. 17th; $25 if registering after the 17th.

Teacher Bio: Nicholas Brink is a certified instructor of ecstatic trance as researched by the anthropologist Felicitis Goodman, and certified by the Cuyamungue Institute in New Mexico. A retired psychologist who used clinical hypnosis extensively in therapy for 45 years, Nicholas has conducted ecstatic trance workshops for over 10 years. He has written five books on the Cuyamungue method of ecstatic trance.

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