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Past Presenters at Singing Wolf Center

Below are descriptions of workshops and events that have been held at Singing Wolf Center. We hope you enjoy perusing this section, as it will give you a sense of who we are and what we're about. We have hosted hundreds of events throughout the years, hence it's impossible to list all the topics over a seventeen year period. Yet, here is an attempt at some: culture making, shamanism, acupuncture, creative writing, Rosen Method Body Work, contemporary paganism, fung shui, tai chi, New Dimensions Radio, drumming, drum making, the American Indian Medicine Wheel, creative writing, women's issues, mask making, and many self-healing modalities.

There are also a few workshops we created throughout the years that can be held anywhere with enough lead time. Examples of these include, "Sacred Mysteries of the Medicine Wheel: Symbolic Journey of Self-discovery, with Patrick Price and Kristi Cowles, M.A., based on the book "Icons of the Mythic Self" where participants create their own deck of personal icon cards. Kristi is willing to teach workshops on creativity, compassionate confrontation, and sustainability, pretty much any time, with ample notice. Nancy Hill and Kristi Cowles could be talked into teaching, "Journey Into the Creative Soul of Women" again. We taught this workshop about 5 - 6 times in Ouray/Ridgeway, Colorado. There may be others so please inquire, and we always need a minimum of eight people in order to have a go . . .

Upcoming Autumn Events at Singing Wolf

Christina Baldwin, Ed McGaa, Helen Bond, Patrick Price, Kristi Cowles, and Jim Ehmke

Christina Baldwin, Ed McGaa, Helen Bond, Patrick Price, Kristi Cowles, and Jim Ehmke

Singing Wolf Center: Kristi Cowles, 3269 Humbug Creek Road, Applegate OR 97530, 541-846-7391, email: onewolfsings@gmail.com


Native Wisdom: Perceptions of the Natural Way

Ed McGaa

Dates: October 8 - 10, 1999
Friday evening: 7 - 9:30; Saturday 10 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Fee: $275.00 ($100.00 nonrefundable deposit)
Location: Michael Fields Institute, East Troy

The central focus for this powerful weekend workshop will be on how the Sioux culture and Black Elk's vision relate to and inspire our modern lives. "There is nothing as powerful, profound, and personally rewarding as understanding and using this Great Vision," states McGaa. "Understanding the spiritual imagery of the Six Powers of our Universe is essential in balancing our own lives and advancing to a higher realm which uses Nature (Creator's creation) as our primary guide."

Throughout this journey together, we will learn how to honor, become related, and apply Mother Earth Spirituality into healing ourselves, and therefore, our world. From this Natural Knowledge, we will gain greater confidence so that we feel more at peace, as were the earliest Americans for thousands of years.

Participants are encouraged to bring drums and rattles, as singing, drumming, and beseechment will be an important part of this workshop, There will also be a "naming ceremony" on Saturday night.

About the Presenter:

Ed McGaa (Eagle Man) is an internationally known author and teacher, a registered member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, and holds a law degree from the University of South Dakota. McGaa has danced in six Sioux Sun Dances, which led him to the tutelage of Chief Eagle Feather and Chief Fools Crow; two Sioux holy men. His history also includes the Marine Corps where he became a Captain, flying 110 fighter pilot missions. Eagle Man is the author of Red Cloud (Dillon Press, 1972), Mother Earth Spirituality (Harper and Row, 1990), Rainbow Tribe (Harper Collins, 1992), Native Wisdom (Four Directions Publishing, 1995), and his most recent book, a novel, Eagle Vision: Return of the Hoop.
Below is a quote from the preface of "Eagle Vision."
For close to a century, my tribe was forbidden to think in terms relating back to their spiritual past. Religious missionaries, supported by a federal government, blocked all two-legged thought toward that realm. Two staunch and determined Sioux holy men fought back and challenged the absolutist dictates of established religion along with its supporting, dominant sea of the white man's world. Why shouldn't they? The North American native people had a track record of Humanitarianism, Truthfulness, and Generosity. They kept their own portion of Mother Earth viable as long as they were here - for thousands of years - maybe hundreds of thousands of years...They were beautiful people - those old timers. To control, establish a hierarchy or to impart fear of Creator, or fear of a possible after life - never entered their thoughts. They had a simple mission and a simple message. Life was a Mystery, Benevolent Creator was to be respected yet not feared. And, all were related and meant to become like Created Nature, which certainly reflects an ongoing harmony. Mitakuye Oyasin. Ahh ho Wakan Tanka! Pilamiya (Thank You).
-- Eagle Man


Honoring and Nourishing the Body

Jim Ehmke, C.N.

Date:Saturday, October 23, 1999
Fee:$95.00
Time:10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Limited enrollment: 15 people

Throughout this potent, daylong event, Jim Ehmke will be educating us to open our minds and hearts, so as to let go of limited perspectives about healing. He will also teach us ways to be proactive in all our dealings with health providers. A primary focus will be on the critical role of nutrition and the use of herbs, homeopathy, and detoxification for health improvement. Both female and male health issues will be addressed. Women's topics will include thyroid function, PMS, Menses, osteoporosis, candida, and menopause. Men's issues will include prostate, impotence, and more. Each participant will receive a list of books/publications/tapes for further exploration. Experientials will include:

About the presenter:

Jim Ehmke is a Certified Nutritionist and health counselor with 25 years of experience in clinical nutrition, biophysiology, and natural therapies. In 1976, he and his wife, Karen, co-founded Complete Health Services, a pioneering health facility in the Milwaukee area, emphasizing natural approaches to good health which honor the whole person and the earth. In his practice Jim offers a whole range of natural therapies, including nutritional, herbal, modern homeopathy, cleansing and detoxification, diet and exercise. His breadth of knowledge in the area of nutritional health is astounding, as is his engaging way of interacting with people. This workshop is not to be missed!


Call of the Ancient Heartbeat

Helen Bond

Date:Sunday, November 7, 1999
Fee: $50.00   ($20 nonrefundable deposit)
Time: 2:00 p.m - 6:00 p.m.
Limit: 15 people

Drumming encourages people to discover the power of their personal, unique drum-voice and experience the primal call of the ancient heartbeat of the earth. To inspire us to reconnect with this heartbeat, Helen will be teaching hand drumming styles using the Goon, Go, Do learning technique. This powerful woman brings to The Circle an exuberant energy which adds a vivacious tempo and sparkling aliveness to every beat of her own drum, as well as to her teaching ability. Helen views drumming as a spiritual and healing adventure which allows people to focus on their own natural rhythms -- and the rhythm of the circle, while leaving the stress and influence of daily distractions behind. From her workshops, participants feel revitalized and impassioned, as they experience the joy of truly marching to the beat of their own drums! Helen is currently an integral part of numerous drum circles in the Great Lakes region. She will bring with her a fine variety of drums and percussive instruments for participants to play. These include

See photograph of presenter below.

The drums in various sizes will also be available for purchase, as well as drum straps, bells and carrying cases. Prices range from $25 (doumbek), $137 (smallest Ashiko), to $310.


Writing and Living the Sacred Myth of Our Life

Christina Baldwin

Dates: November l2 - 14, 1999
Times: Friday evening 7 - 9:30; Saturday, 10 a.m. - 9: 30 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Fee: $275.00 ($100.00 nonrefundable deposit)
Limited enrollment: 16 people

Friday evening: Exploring a Personal Living Mythology

This evening offers an intriguing conversation with author/educator, Christina Baldwin, others in the circle, and the inner voices (guidance) in each of our lives. Through informal lecture, dialogue, and writing exercises, we will look for the point of shift into the soul's code as it emerges under our pens in journal writing. This is an experience designed for those of us (all of us) who are still waffling between self-complaint and revelation, wondering how to use the journal as a tool for ongoing transformation and spiritual direction.

Saturday: Circle Gathering and Opening Council

The morning will call us into ceremonial community, which means that we are taking a leap of faith together, and our lives will change in response to the guidance that comes forward during this time. It is an initiation that we each will walk through at our own capacity and readiness. The combination of meditation, writing, artwork and conversation will allow each of us a way to enter our own process and then witness each other's revelations with a neutral, receptive eye and ear. We will then enter into artful play and creation of personal sacred spaces that symbolize our life journeys and the guidance which helps us.

The afternoon activities will include a writing council, providing us with ways to shift into the mythic story and how the deeper story weaves into and emerges from ordinary journal writing. Saturday evening will include conversation, council, how writing heals us, and what draws us to be story tellers.

Sunday morning will be designed through group consensus. We will have time for early morning personal practices and quiet writing to incorporate material, work with dreams, and spend the last hour in a closing council. There will be an invitational time to read some of the material generated by the experience and to form ongoing writing circles as people desire.

Please bring a journal or paper, pen, simple art supplies, scissors, and any collage materials, images or objects you would like to incorporate into creating your personal sacred space or things you would like to share. Optional: colored pencils, markers, pastels, etc.

About the Presenter:

Christina Baldwin has taught journal writing seminars internationally for over twenty years, and has contributed two classic books to this field. Her first book, "One to One, Self Understanding Through Journal Writing" (1977; revised edition, 1991) is a ground-breaking document that has been in continuous print for 20 years. Her best-selling book, "Life's Companion, Journal Writing as a Spiritual Quest" (Bantam, 1990) expands the art of writing into spiritual practice.

Committed to helping people free up their lives through working with their own life stories, Christina has always conducted her teaching in circles. In the early 1990's she began exploring how to help people bridge from personal consciousness to social action using the circle as a primary source of support. This exploration led to the concepts presented in her most recent book, "Calling the Circle, The first and Future Culture" (Swan.Raven & Company, 1994; revised edition, Bantam, February, 1998). She holds a bachelors degree from Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota, and a master's degree from Columbia Pacific University, San Rafael, California. She is a self-employed visionary, pushing at the edge of the culture to incorporate the values of new consciousness. In Washington state she and her partner, author/educator, Ann Linnea, founded PeerSpirit,Inc...In Service to the Circle, through which they conduct workshops throughout the US and Canada.


Myron Eshowsky, Nancy Hill, and Helen Bond 
Singing Wolf's Spring of new awakenings.  
Kristi Cowles, Brooke Medicine Eagle, and Patrick Price  


2. Heart of the Spiritual Warrior: Shamanism and Soul Work

Myron Eshowsky

Date: Saturday, February 27, 1999
Fee: $120.00 ($50 nonrefundable deposit)
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Limit: 16 people

This workshop explores the question of how do we find the spiritual guidance and strength to live our truths in these tedious times. The culture we live has become disconnected from it1s spiritual roots, hence no longer supporting shamanic understandings of the soul and the gifts this understanding brings to us.This day long workshop and evening ritual will be one of healing and exploration using the shamanic journey and other methods to teach participants on topics including, but not limited to:

Myron Eshowsky, M.S.(Counseling Psychology) was a psychotherapist for 24 years. He has formally studied shamanism since 1970. A teaching faculty member of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies, he has taught shamanism throughout the United States since 1986, and has written and published extensively on the integration of shamanic methods into modern life. His integration has brought his work to a wide host of health, mental health, criminal justice, and community settings. His work is cited in a soon to be published book, Healing Dreams by Marc Barasch. Myron is currently writing a narrative book on shamanic work as well as researching shamanic approaches to healing conflict and trauma.


3. Living the Prophecy: Tools for the Crossroads

Brooke Medicine Eagle

Date: Friday - Sunday, March 26 - 28, 1999
Times:
Friday, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Fee: $250.00 ($75 nonrefundable deposit)
Location: Michael Fields Institute, East Troy, WI

 

We are living in a time which the ancient prophecies spelled out in many profound ways. This age-old knowledge can help us find the most useful and beneficial path though this crossroads, as we find workable tools to LIVE into reality what we have been given. In this experiential workshop, you will learn and practice techniques and ceremonies of wakeful, conscious living which can make a profound difference in your everyday life.

Together we will create a dance of harmony and flow with ALL THAT IS around us in an empowerment ritual. Women: shawls and skirts add beautiful movement to the last day's ceremony. Men: a special belt or medallion or whatever(!) would be wonderful. Rattles, drums, crystals welcome.

Brooke Medicine Eagle is an American native teacher, healer, artist, songwriter, sacred ecologist and ceremonial leader. She is a member of the Crow Indian tribe in Montana with lineage from the Lakota and Nez Perce peoples, As a global family Earthkeeper, her teachings integrate nontraditional Earth Wisdom with a strong dedication to learning from the ancient voices. Brooke is the author of Buffalo Woman Comes Singing, an autobiographical book of spiritual teachings, and her work has been featured in many well-known spiritual-growth anthologies. She teaches worldwide and leads vision questing camps and retreats in the Montana wilderness. Brooke is a powerful catalyst for growth and change - in ourselves and our world. Don't miss this workshop!


Dare to Dream

Nancy Hill, LCSW

Date: December 6, 1998
Times: Sunday, 10:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M
Fee: $120.00 ($60.00 nonrefundable deposit);
lunch is included
Limited enrollment: 12 daring women

Women have often been in the role of cheer-leader for other people’s dreams, frequently having left their dreams in a lifeless or underdeveloped state. In this seminar you will have the opportunity to reclaim your ability to dream about your life in a way that inspires you, and explore the power of dreams — visions of your future.

This is a place for you to “dare to dream.”

This is an invaluable seminar that honors women and their dreams through sharing, discussion, and videos.

Upon registration for this workshop, a detailed information packet and questionnaire will be mailed.

"All serious daring starts from within" — Eudora Welty
About the Presenter: Nancy Hill is a spirited seminar leader and psychotherapist who has two decades of experience in the field of mental health. In 1991 she created Daremore Seminars, with the mission of breathing life into women's dreams. She is currently writing a book, Women Daring to Live Their Dreams. She designs programs for women to express their talents, including the popular “Dare to Dream Seminar.” Nancy completed her bachelor's degree in Spain and holds a Master of Social Work from George Williams College. Her interests include gardening and writing, and she's the proud grandmother of three.

Nancy’s website may be found at http://www.daremore.com.


 

Native Wisdom: Perceptions of the Natural Way
Ed McGaa


Dates: September 15-17
Times: Friday:7 - 9 p.m., Sat:10 a.m.- 9 p.m., Sunday:1:30 - 4 p.m
Fee: $300.00 ($100.00 nonrefundable deposit)
Location: Singing Wolf Center

The central focus for this powerful weekend workshop will be on how the Sioux culture and Black Elk's vision relate to and inspire our modern lives. "There is nothing as powerful, profound, and personally rewarding as understanding and using this Great Vision," states McGaa. "Understanding the spiritual imagery of the Six Powers of our Universe is essential in balancing our own lives and advancing to a higher realm which uses Nature (Creator's creation) as our primary guide." Throughout this weekend journey, we will learn how to honor, become related, and apply Mother Earth Spirituality into healing ourselves, and therefore, our world. From this Natural Knowledge, we will gain greater confidence so that we feel more at peace, as were the earliest Americans for thousands of years. Participants are encouraged to bring drums and rattles, as singing, drumming, and beseechment will be an important part of this workshop, There will also be a "naming ceremony" on Saturday night.

About the Presenter:

Ed McGaa (Eagle Man) is an internationally known author and teacher, a registered member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, and holds a law degree from the University of South Dakota. McGaa has danced in six Sioux Sun Dances, which led him to the tutelage of Chief Eagle Feather and Chief Fools Crow; two Sioux holy men. His history also includes the Marine Corps where he became a Captain, flying 110 fighter pilot missions. Eagle Man is the author of Red Cloud (Dillon Press, 1972), Mother Earth Spirituality (Harper and Row, 1990), Rainbow Tribe (Harper Collins, 1992), Native Wisdom (Four Directions Publishing, 1995), and his most recent book, a novel, Eagle Vision: Return of the Hoop. Below is a quote from the preface of Eagle Vision. For more information about Eagleman, visit his website at: http://members.aol.com/eagleman4/

For close to a century, my tribe was forbidden to think in terms relating back to their spiritual past. Religious missionaries, supported by a federal government, blocked all two-legged thought toward that realm. Two staunch and determined Sioux holy men fought back and challenged the absolutist dictates of established religion along with its supporting, dominant sea of the white man's world. Why shouldn't they? The North American native people had a track record of Humanitarianism, Truthfulness, and Generosity. They kept their own portion of Mother Earth viable as long as they were here - for thousands of years - maybe hundreds of thousands of years...They were beautiful people - those old timers. To control, establish a hierarchy or to impart fear of Creator, or fear of a possible after life - never entered their thoughts. They had a simple mission and a simple message. Life was a Mystery, Benevolent Creator was to be respected yet not feared. And, all were related and meant to become like Created Nature, which reflects an ongoing harmony. Mitakuye Oyasin. Ahh ho Wakan Tanka! Pilamiya --
Eagle Man

 


Summoning the Fates: A Seminar for Women
Z. Budapest


Dates: November 10-12
Times: Friday 7 - 9 p.m. Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Sunday: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Fee: $300.00 ($100 nonrefundable deposit)
Location: Michael Fields Institute, East Troy WI (ten miles north of Singing Wolf Center)

Z Budapest is a master circle leader who uses humor and improvisation to inform from within and without. This is one of her rare personal appearances,and her workshops are provocative and interactive. As women we need to realign ourselves with our destiny as primary players in our new century. So take time out for you, and your spirit, and join us for a lively time, filled with passion, humor, rich folklore, self-exploration, and ritual, as we ponder The Three Fates.

The Three Fates are really the origin of all religions. Throughout this seminar, Z will teach us how they are already present and active in our lives, and how they can inspire us toward a greater sense of well-being. The Fates stand for life and death and everything in between. They are the sacred technology of life, the "Holy of Holies," the center of creation, and spirit of all things. They are beyond the goddess, or, the soul of the Goddess. Everything is subject to them. Nobody can escape their fates. They are what must be. The Fates have one rule, which is: "All things must pass." That is their job, their assignment. They cannot just favor you and give you only good things; they randomly distribute all that must be. They cannot skip an Age just because its going to be terrible, warlike and suffering. They must turn the wheels and make all things manifest. "Dancing" with the Fates will add strength and vitality to our lives in a way which goes beyond mundane reality, and ritual will lead us into personal contact and insight with:

About the Presenter:

Z (Zsuszanna) Budapest is an internationally known author, teacher, lecturer, psychic, and wiccan feminist who emigrated from Europe to the United States in 1959 She has led rituals, lectured, taught classes, given workshops, written articles tirelessly, and published in hundreds of women's newspapers across the country for decades. Her many books include The Holy Book of Women's Mysteries, (a cultural breakthrough book on feminist Wicca); Grandmother of Time "The richest Goddess book for following the yearly cycle we've seen." (Sage Woman); Grandmother Moon (dedicated to lunar magic, ritual, and legend, plus 13 lunar Goddess meditations); The Goddess in the Office (Look out patriarchy, it's feminist Wicca in the workplace!); The Goddess in the Bedroom (Only Z could pull this one off; a witch's guide to magic in the bedroom!), and her latest book, Summoning the Fates. Currently, Z hosts her own cable TV show called "13th Heaven" and is the director of the Women's Spirituality Forum, a nonprofit organization sponsoring a monthly lecture series around the Goddess theme, spirituality retreats, and annual spiral dances on Halloween. Also, for the last four years, she has hosted the annual "Goddess Festival for Women" which is held in The San Francisco area, where she now resides. For more information on Z, visit her website at www.zbudapest.com


Call of the Ancient Heartbeat
Helen Bond


Date: Sunday, November 5,
Fee: $50.00 ($25 nonrefundable deposit)
Time: 2:00 p.m - 6:00 p.m.
Limit: 15 people

Drumming encourages people to discover the power of their personal, unique drum-voice and experience the primal call of the ancient heartbeat of the earth. To inspire us to reconnect with this heartbeat, Helen will be teaching hand drumming styles using the Goon, Go, Do learning technique. This powerful woman brings to The Circle an exuberant energy which adds a vivacious tempo and sparkling aliveness to every beat of her own drum, as well as to her teaching ability. Helen views drumming as a spiritual and healing adventure which allows people to focus on their own natural rhythms -- and the rhythm of the circle, while leaving the stress and influence of daily distractions behind. From her workshops, participants feel revitalized and impassioned, as they experience the joy of truly marching to the beat of their own drums! Helen is currently an integral part of numerous drum circles in the Great Lakes region. She will bring with her a fine variety of drums and percussive instruments for participants to play. These include

The drums in various sizes will also be available for purchase, as well as drum straps, bells and carrying cases. Prices range from $25 (doumbek), $137 (smallest Ashiko), to $310.


 

Psyche's Four Tasks: The Initiation of Love
with Astrologer, Barbara Schermer and Storyteller, Megan Wells.

Date: January 20
Times: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Fee: $95 ($45 nonrefundable deposit)
Location: Michael Fields Institute: East Troy, WI

Psyche and Eros, one of the West's two great transformation stories of love, suffering and redemption teaches us what we need to be whole, loving and sensuous beings. As Psyche tells her heroic story we will undertake the journey with her, examining the four tasks demanded by Aphrodite as the price to restore love:

  1. Sorting the Seeds (discrimination and grounding)
  2. Gathering the fleece (passion and courage)
  3. Collecting the Waters (healing and intimacy)
  4. Retrieving Beauty's Potion (hope and imagination).

This workshop will apply Psyche's Tasks to the upcoming cosmic influences and astrological elements of 2001, while integrating Jung's psychological types, zodiacal signs and the four seasons. Participants will be given a chance to share their stories of love and be given practical, yogic and tantric techniques to bring love alive in their own lives. An exquisite evocation of Psyche's story will be told by Chicago storyteller Megan Wells. Knowledge of astrology is not necessary. This workshop was presented at the Jung Institute's conference on Love in April to rave reviews. Don't miss this delicious opportunity!

About the Presenters: Barbara Schermer is an internationally recognized astrologer who is known for her in-depth psychological, and pragmatic approach. She is the author of Astrology Alive (The Crossing Press) in which she passionately advocates a holistic, soul centered astrology. Her work integrates Archetypal and Jungian psychology, Mythology, Kriya Yoga, Flower Essences, Alchemy, Dreams, Ritual and the Arts. She teaches monthly "Cosmic Night" Salons and offers a nine month experiential apprenticeship in Chicago. She has a 200 + page website: http://www.astrologyalive.com, offering free weekly holistically oriented horoscopes and many original articles. For phone consultations call 1 800-273 8868. Email: barbara@astrologyalive.com.

Megan Wells is renowned for her precision, passion and mythic style, appearing at storytelling venues around the country. Her repertoire is thick with Greek, Nordic and multi-cultural myths, American and Chicago history, legends, ghost stories, teaching tales and original tales of synchronicity and insight.

An award-winning artist, Megan was honored with Chicago's prestigious Joseph Jefferson Award for excellence in Directing (1986) and two national awards for storytelling (1999): The EdPress Distinguished Achievement Award, and Parent's Choice Gold from Parents Magazine.

Megan tells big myths and mythic stories, including Eros & Psyche, Demeter and Persephone, Oscar Wilde's, The Fisherman and His Soul, and Truman Capote's, A Christmas Memory. She has been a featured teller at the Rock River, Jungle Tales, and Wild Onion Storytelling Festivals, the Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts, and was honored at the Illinois Storytelling Festival as an "Outstanding Illinois Teller."

In the corporate arena, Megan has created powerful customized story-based programs for innovation, cultural transformation, product development, team-building, strategic planning and leadership skills. Also, Megan's short stories have been published in anthologies by The Crossings, Llewellyn and Conari Press. She holds a BFA and an MFA in theater arts.


Wisconsin Peacemakers Intensive Training:
Creating Energy, Enthusiasm, and Trust
Myron Eshowsky and Kristi Cowles

Dates: November 6 & 7, 2004; January 22 & 23, 2005; March 26 & 27, 2005
Times: Saturday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Fees: $195.00 per weekend ($150,00 nonrefundable deposit)**
Location: Michael Fields Agricultural Institute
** Facilitators will donate 10% this workshop's revenue to Pathways Foundation for Peace and Healing.

Setting the Stage: In order to create cultures of peace, we must move from a culture addicted to trauma, drama, separatism, and violence, toward one in which spiritual inclusivity, respect for all sentient beings, sustainability, and cooperation appear at the top of our hierarchy of values. Within this context there is paradox (ex: peace is not necessarily the absence of war, as exemplified by the difference between the warrior and it's corresponding shadow archetype, the red knight). Hence it is necessary to learn to support the energies that move us toward peaceful balance and integration.

Digging Deeper: Being a peacemaker leads us to explore ourselves and create connections. The world around us shows us that we are separate, yet this illusion of separation is the origin of fear and confusion. As spiritual beings we are all connected. We influence and are influenced by what is happening around us. Our challenge is to take what we know, to deepen our collective learning, and as peacemakers become healing practitioners for our times. As peacemakers we begin to heal a long history of trauma and injustice that spans the generations and whose seeds live in the soil on which we stand. There is no peace without justice. So as peacemakers, we join with the Shamans in their task to seek balance, seek harmony, and look for ways to heal the world soul. Our times ask us to redefine old paradigms of slash and burn violence (the red knight) into a model of peacemaking and healing, one that has as its base -- strength and courage (the warrior). From a spiritual perspective peace is not the absence of conflict, but rather how we respond and bring healing to those conflicts (ex: active resistance).

The Process: We will gather in circle emphasizing psycho-spiritual aspects, integrating psychology, shamanism, spirituality, mediation, and physical learning. There will be extensive training in shamanic healing as we believe that peace and healing go together. Hence, Myron will teach soul retrieval, extraction, and de-possession as part of our peacemaking consciousness. There will also be a strong emphasis on the use of creativity, such as music, art, writing, etc., and time will be set aside for personal work, specific to healing those things within us that block our being able to be conduits of peace. This will include:

People committing to this intensive must commit to attending all three sessions. Because the circle will be a fixed size this commitment will be important for holding the energy of the circle for the year, thereby creating a "peacemaking collective consciousness". Each person will be asked to go inward and ask if they can make this type of commitment without doubt or excuse. Commitment is both personal and financial. People of all walks of life are encouraged to attend. Each will be encouraged to look at how they can brings their gift/teachings into the world in which we live.

About the Presenters:

Myron Eshowsky, M.A. has taught shamanism throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe since 1987 and is a teaching faculty member of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies. He is the founder of Community Shamanism; an organization dedicated to community healing and peacemaking, as well as a journal on the integration of shamanic methods to healing our times. He has published extensively on the use of shamanic methods used to work with a variety of issues many of which can be found on the internet. Myron is also the founder of Pathways Foundation for Peace and Healing (www.peacehealing.org), a not for profit peace making and spiritual healing organization based in the the midwest.

Kristi Cowles, M.A. is a lively and passionate cultural pioneer, deep-ecologist, teacher, singer/songwriter who founded Pederson Victorian Bed & Breakfast and Singing Wolf Center in 1990, and Singing Wolf Productions in 1998. Kristi holds an M.A. in East/West Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. With Patrick Price, she has co-authored an imaginative book, "Icons of the Mythic Self: Journey Into the Realm of Personal Symbols," which will soon be available online at www.mythicself.com. Since 1998, Kristi has produced three CD's which include many original songs: "Shagbark Hickory Spirit," "A Thousand Times I've Thought of You," and "Woman of the North." She is also a founding board member of Pathways Foundation for Peace and Healing, founded by Myron Eshowsky -- a not for profit peace making and spiritual healing organization based in the the midwest (www.peacehealing.org).


Shamanic Healing with Rocks and Crystals
Herb Stevenson


Dates: September 8 -10, 2000
Times: Friday 7 - 9 p.m. Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.,
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Fee: $300.00 ($100 nonrefundable deposit)
Limited Enrollment: 30 people
Location: Dancing Shadows, Elkhorn (7 miles from Singing Wolf)

Dancing Shadows is a beautiful nature preserve retreat center. Lodging is available there for $50 per person per two night stay ($25 nonrefundable deposit). There are six heated siblley tents (unique abodes which are insulated against cold and heat with ingenious stove and ventilation systems that provide all season comfort) and one teepee. These are equipped with bunks and plush all-cotton futons (bring sleeping bags, pillows, etc). There is also a bathhouse w/hot water and eco-bathrooms (www.dancingshadows.com) for photos, details, etc. Other lodging options: local B&B's (including Pederson Victorian) and hotels (cost will vary).

This workshop will include developing a relationship with the spirit of rocks and crystals through shamanic journeys and hands-on experiences. Participants will create a cocoon for a protective field (sacred space), using rocks and crystals as power tools, joining rocks and crystals with power animals to enhance both energies, and partaking of whatever else Great Mystery provides us. What to bring: four rocks of reasonable size (a pound or two), at least one of which is granite, a journal and pen, a blanket, rattles, drums, and any special rocks or crystals wanting to come. It is preferred that participants have some shamanic experience, however it is not required.

The workshop will focus on the use of rocks and crystals in shamanic healing. Each participant will have extensive hands-on experience in the shamanic use of different types of rocks and crystals. In addition, participants will be introduced to the integration of rocks and crystals with other spirit forms, such as:

It is preferred that participants have at least one workshop that involved extensive shamanic journey work so that they are comfortable entering into the altered state of non-ordinary reality.

What to Bring:
Each person should bring a blanket (and pillow, if desired).. Drums, rattles and/or bells. Shamanic clothing, if applicable. Four pieces of granite up to 5 pounds in size. Light snacks to keep the energy up, such as granola bars, fruits, protein bars, nuts, etc. Water bottles with a quartz crystal in the bottle, if possible.

Herb has the most remarkable relationship with the Stone People I have ever witnessed and is a gifted healer using the stones...
-- Myron Eshowsky

About the Presenter:

Herb Stevenson bridges the worlds of business and spiritual healing. He is Executive Vice President of Young & Associates, Inc. in Kent, Ohio. A nationally recognized author, trainer, and management consultant for the banking industry, Herb has published 26 books on various aspects of banking, and is listed in Who's Who in Finance and Industry and Who's Who in American Law. Academically, he is a graduate from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, and the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland, Ohio. Presently, he is completing a Master's program in diversity at Cleveland State University. As part of his efforts to reclaim his American Indian heritage (Shawnee and Cherokee), he has explored indigenous healing practices, such as the shamanic use of rocks and crystals in the healing process, thereby establishing a private practice in crystal energy healing, specializing in trauma-related work. He also designs ceremonial and healing wands, scepters, and staffs as part of his spiritual practice. Each piece is custom made according to the needs of the individual. For nearly ten years, Herb has been studying cross-cultural shamanic practices. These include completing Angeles Arrien's Four-Fold Way program, plus work with Brooke Medicine Eagle, Olga Kharititidi, and Felicitas Goodman. He has also studied extensively with Myron Eshowsky, a well-known, certified shamanic counselor for the Foundation of Shamanic Studies.


Sacred Mysteries of the Medicine Wheel: Symbolic Journey of Self-discovery
Patrick Price and Kristi Cowles, M.A.

Dates: Friday - Sunday, February 25 - 27, 2005
Times: Friday; 7 - 9:30 p.m., Saturday;10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.; Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $350.00 ($100 nonrefundable deposit) Fee includes the circle artbook; Icons of the Mythic Self: Journey Into the Realm of Personal Symbols
Limited enrollment: 14 people

Join us for a journey of self-discovery and self-healing that delves into the Medicine Wheel and the many gifts of wisdom it consistently gives us. Using the circle art book entitled Icons of the Mythic Self as our primary tool, we will explore the seventy-two concepts contained within the Sacred Hoop, and, in turn, begin to create our own decks of personal icon cards. Our intention is to raise the power with drumming and rattling, dancing, singing, storytelling, silence and synchronicity -- all of which open the door for individual creativity to emerge. No artistic talent is necessary, by the way. We will further examine:

About the Presenters:

Patrick Price is a gifted teacher and storyteller who shares his Native American ancestry with the Anishinabe (Ojibwa) people. He has been a spiritual counselor for the past decade in the Milwaukee area, teaching Native American Spirituality, meditation, and healing techniques involving the Medicine Wheel and other sacred tools of ritual. He currently teaches at Cardinal Stritch College, the Telesis Institute of Alverno College, and the Singing Wolf Center in Lake Geneva. Patrick is co-author of the circle art book, Icons of the Mythic Self: Journey Into the Realm of Personal Symbols, with Kristi Cowles.

Kristi Cowles, M.A. is a lively and passionate cultural pioneer, deep-ecologist, teacher, singer/songwriter who founded Pederson Victorian Bed & Breakfast and Singing Wolf Center in 1990, and Singing Wolf Productions in 1998. Kristi holds an M.A. in East/West Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. With Patrick Price, she has co-authored an imaginative book, "Icons of the Mythic Self: Journey Into the Realm of Personal Symbols," which will soon be available online at www.mythicself.com. Since 1998, Kristi has produced three CD's which include many original songs: "Shagbark Hickory Spirit," "A Thousand Times I've Thought of You," and "Woman of the North." She is also a founding board member of Pathways Foundation for Peace and Healing, founded by Myron Eshowsky -- a not for profit peace making and spiritual healing organization based in the the midwest (www.peacehealing.org).


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