Rocky Rains (Shadowbear) workshops & classes
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Shaman's Spirit Bag or Medicine Bundle
May 6, 6:00 - 9:00pm
The mountains, I become a part of it…
The herbs, the fir tree, I become a part of it.
The morning mists, the clouds, the gathering waters, I become a part of it.
The wilderness, the dew drops, the pollen…I become a part of it.
The Shaman's Spirit bag or medicine bundle is a container for items believed to protect or give spiritual powers to its owner. Varying in size, it could be small enough to wear around the neck or it could be a large bag with a long strap called a “bandolier.” The size of the bag is determined by how many items need to be carried.
In historic times, medicine men and shamans generally carried a large medicine bundle that could hold numerous items such as seeds, herbs, pine cones, grass, animal teeth or claws, horse hair, tobacco, beads, arrowheads or bones, rattles, animal furs, special stones, or anything that meant something of Spiritual significance to the owner. Normally these objects of power would be a memento of a Spiritual experience in the shamans life.
In this class we shall be making the Shaman's Spirit bag or Medicine bundle. All materials will be provided. This class is open to all who have attended The Shamanic Journey: Techniques of Otherworld Travel series of classes or the other basic Shamanism Classes offered by Rocky Shadowbear Rains.
$125 all supplies included
note: This class will be held at an alternative location. 3840 Packard st. ste 160 Ann Arbor, Mi 48108.
Class size is limited to 7 participants
The Shaman's Drum
Only a few left!
May 9, 6:00 - 9:00pm
“This is the story of the drum. The drum keeper is an old woman; she lives north at a lake far away. First came the thunder and the lightening; this was the first wave. The second wave came, and the second wave was a continuous noise, continuous sound...”
–Grandfather Wallace Black Elk
The drum is one of the major tools, if not the most important tool of the shaman. This is because the drum enables the shaman to go into a deep trance which is vital for healing or divination and to journey into the Otherworld. But inducing a trance state is by far not the only use of the drum. The drum is a very versatile tool with a long history as a musical instrument and ceremonial tool in many cultures and shamanic traditions.
The drum can be used for journeying in the Otherworld, for healing, for clearing space, for sacred dance, for getting into a trance, for calling spirits, for honoring the land, for communion with divinity, for divination or getting messages from Spirit, and for many other purposes. Therefore, it is not surprising that the ceremonial drum has been held sacred and treated with great respect and reverence in many ancient cultures!
In this Workshop the participants will be crafting their own drum, learning how to enliven it and the different uses listed above. This class is open to all who have attended The Shamanic Journey: Techniques of Otherworld Travel series of classes or the other basic Shamanism Classes offered by Rocky Shadowbear Rains. Participants will need to pre-register. After doing so you will be emailed the shop info from which to order your drum-kit.
Cost: $60 (Does not include drum-kit- you will be instructed in how to obtain the kit prior to class)
Location: (NOTE This class is being held at an alternative location.) 3840 Packard st. Ste 160 Ann Arbor Mi 48108.
Limited to seven participants