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The Shamanic Vision Quest

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The Shamanic Vision Quest

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Ways to Self is a seminar series in which we explore the images, stories and philosophies which inspire us to create a good, beautiful and loving world through works of the imagination.

www.waystoself.com

"The Shamanic Vision Quest"

'A very great vision is needed and the one who has it must follow it as the eagle seeks the bluest sky" - Crazy Horse, Sioux Chief

In The Shamanic Vision Quest we will be exploring the psychology, the beliefs, the wisdom and the rites at the heart of an ancient sacred practice known as shamanic journeying. To heal the soul sickness of members of the community - shamans would go on an inner journey to call upon the power of ancestral spirits to heal and guide. We will explore the possibility of viewing art as a form of shamanic journeying - into the inner world of soul to retrieve a beautiful image, an important idea, a song, a mission, a destiny, a meaning, a vision.

The seminar will consist of a presentation of visual imagery and ideas and an exploration of potential meanings followed by a group discussion and Q&A.

The old magic of shaman healers is alive and lives in our ancestral memory. The shaman has eyes quite different to those of a 'civilized modern' in that they see being differently. As a 'the great master of ecstacy' the shamanic pathway is known to be found by explorers, dancers, musicians, poets, storytellers, artists - anyone who reaches for ecstatic harmony, revelation and healing.

Those who go beyond, into the unknown, onto dream space, new territory, vistas of potentiality - they are shamans and if they bring back a meaningful idea, a vision, a work of art they renew, revivify and guide the cultural life of the broader community.

What to expect:

The format of our seminars primarily consists of a presentation of visual images and an exploration of their relevance to us psychologically. This approach to symbolism follows in the Jungian tradition of psychology.

Jung understood symbols to be the bridge between the conscious and unconscious regions of the psyche as he put it "dreams are the guiding words of the soul".

Thus for Jung the symbol could have a profound healing effect upon us if its meaning was unpacked and realised consciously in the drama of our lives.

As an example of the style of these events here is a clip from a recent talk!

Who is this event for?

This seminar may be of interest to you if:

* You are an artistic or creative person (writer, musician, painter etc).

* You are interested in film, literature, drama and the visual arts.

* You are interested in psychology, philosophy and spirituality.

* You are interested in the arts and humanities in general.

Agenda:

- 1 PM - 2:30 PM

Presentation - The Shamanic Vision Quest

- 2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Break.

- 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Q&A / Group Dialogue / Exploration of Key Themes

- 4 PM

Finish.

How much are tickets?

£20

How can I pay?

* Purchase tickets beforehand via Eventbrite (on this page - see top right of screen).

* Confirm interest by contacting sglenn3107@gmail.com and pay on the day by card.

* Unfortunately cash is not accepted.

Any other questions?

Please don't hesitate to reach out at: sglenn3107@gmail.com

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