Dr. Adhi has been offering a mentoring program for several years now. Each January she invites students to commit for a year long exploration to discover themselves and their relationship to the world. Adhi offers a kind of shamanism that incorporates the earth and physical sciences, Arts and spiritual principles. Her students are encouraged to discover their sense of wonder and ecstatic connection through experience, art, curiosity, sound, movement and investigation. The basic premise of Shamanism is the relationship between ordinary experiences and non- ordinary experiences. This can look different to each person and manifests in a way that will most push the individual out of their comfort zone. That is where the world opens up and offers a kind of magic and awareness. This is where Shamanism draws its wisdom from. You can see this in how shamanism as is found in the world and is expressed by the geography and culture of the people who live there. That is why Mongolian shamanism is different from North American Shamanism yet they each have a similar root grounded in the plants, animals, cosmologies and taboos/mythologies of each location.
New Global shamanism: What are we going to do today to bring the world together?
Adhi is committed to bringing shamanism into the current times. Using the traditional wisdoms she has acquired and looking at the needs of today’s world. Shamans were the ones who bridged those worlds to keep people, places and things in right relationship to each other and the universe. She uses art and sound as tools to connect and awaken the mind and heart to see the bigger patterns and relationship. This view polarizes us less and unites us to take care of each other and the world we live in
Plants offer us a wealth of information and medicines. In this year long journey participants will work with three native plants from their region. This begins to open the student up to what is around them and the potential for understanding how to wildcraft, store, pray and develop medicine from these plants.
Adhi’s work is offered in a drug free environment. This is for legal and safety reasons. She does not offer the use of Psychoactive plants or mushrooms as teachings due to the controversial nature of their acquisition and the indigenous protocols stated by the elders and the peoples who are the keepers of these plant medicines.
“…. It is not about having a drug induced experience it is about being embodied to have an engaged experience which will open you up to how you are part of the Earth, and its creatures. That is a transcendence that comes with awakening . This can only happen with being full present and engaged with your life. No plant or mushroom will get you there. Only practice will….” From the lecture – Sober Shamanism: The myth of plant medicines, the exploitation of plants and Indigenous cultures for profit.
A General Note About Shamans:
Shamans are not holy people or Gurus we are those who have made a contract with the Universe to help bring balance to the world. We do have techniques which aid in this process and they are the core of the teachings. Your growth, practice and skill development are grounded in the foundation of learning these techniques as expressed by Geography, People and culture of where your live.
Overview of the year:
We will meet 5 times through out the year for long weekend retreats ( arrive Thursday depart Monday.) These weekends are vital for creating a cohesive relationship with me , other students and the teachings. They will happen at various locations that will support an elemental circling of the year. Starting with Air next Fire, then Water, Earth and ending in the Center or Heart. Locations will be announced shortly.
What does it cost?
The tuition for one year of mentorship is $3,500. You can pay it annually or it be spread out over 5 payments of ($700) during the year. It can be set up as electronic payments or a mixture of work exchange and payment. This covers the cost of materials to make drums, rattles, web access to online class room, healing sessions and other work to guide you through your year with me. All your travel expenses, food and other expenses will be covered by you. You be required to sign a contract, Hold Harmless waiver and financial agreement that will out line the details of the tuition costs to participate in the program. This day and age requires this formal documentation to participate.
If you are interested in joining the apprentice ship for 2020. We start in January. We will need to set up a phone/video interview before then.
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